Dorothy Elizabeth Armstrong

Birth Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 1929
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

SHREVE – Dorothy Elizabeth Armstrong, 90, of Shreve passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born March 28, 1929 in Gallia County Ohio, the daughter of Alfred Raymond and Mabel Smiley Hatfield.  She married Thomas L. Armstrong on August 1, 1953.  He preceded her in death on December 24, 2016.

Dorothy had many interest and hobbies. Among those were her family, her career, and her artistic talents. Being the mother of five children brought her great joy and the privilege of having many grand and great grandchildren. Also Dorothy’s outgoing, compassionate personality served her well in her career of nursing, where she worked as supervisor and assistant director of nursing at Wooster Community Hospital for many years. This career brought her fulfillment while serving the community and allowed her to use her gifts of leadership, care giving, and compassion. In addition, Dorothy had many hobbies. She loved sewing clothes for her children and making quilts. She was a voracious reader, encouraging the love of literature in her children, by making weekly trips to the library. Being extremely creative, she dabbled in woodworking, cross stitching, upholstery, and painting, which led to many of her own original paintings being displayed in the homes of her children and grandchildren.

Dorothy was an active member of Maple Grove UMC and Shreve UMC churches over the course of her life, where she engaged in many volunteer activities such as quilting, serving at church suppers and funeral dinners, typing the bulletin, singing in the choir, and visiting shut in’s. It was her privilege to help others as a witness to her faith in God.

Surviving are her children, Cynthia (Tim) Larson of Canal Fulton, Celia Pang of Kansas, Diane (Douglas) Thompson of Medina, Mary (Jeff) Gindlesberger of Magnolia and James (Pamela) Armstrong of Wooster; grandchildren: Dan (Sarah) Larson, Ben (Jessica) Larson, Kirk Larson, David (Molly) Thompson, Jonathan Pang, Michael Pang, Rachel Pang, Jay (Julie) Gindlesberger, Sam (Taylor Davis) Gindlesberger, Stephanie (George) Duell, Michelle (Chris Pryor) Armstrong, Matthew Armstrong and Eric Armstrong; great-grandchildren: Dominic Larson, Sullivan Larson, Alexa Duell, Logan Duell, Ian Gindlesberger, Zachary Larson, Ronin Duell and Lucy Gindlesberger and her siblings, Leonard Hatfield, Larry Hatfield and Linda Purkey.

In addition to her husband and her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Neil Hatfield, Charles Hatfield, Betty Hawk, Junior Hatfield, Patty Hatfield, Harold Hatfield and 2 infants.

Dorothy will be most remembered for her quick wit, intelligence, kindness, and creativity. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and caregivers.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at noon at the Shreve United Methodist Church, 430 N. Main St., Shreve with Rev. Mike Grant officiating.

Those who wish make memorial contributions to the Shreve United Methodist Church, PO Box 525, Shreve, OH 44676 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Shreve United Methodist Church, PO Box 525, Shreve, OH 44676 or Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


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Memorial service on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at noon at the Shreve United Methodist Church


Cindy, Celia, Diane, Mary, and Jim,
My heart is heavy for your this week as you say farewell to your mother. I have some great memories of time spent in your home when we were growing up. She was always kind and caring and was a great neighbor (with your dad) to my family. Wish I could be there this weekend to give you all hugs. I'll be praying for you!

Cindy, Celia, Diane, Mary, and Jim,
Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. We visited Tom and Dorothy early in our married life. Dorothy served us a pork chop dinner that day and we had a good visit with both of them. We still have the recipe under "Aunt Dorothy's Pork Chops." She will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

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