Phyllis A. Armstrong, 75 of Smiths Station, AL died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 Hwy 431 N./280 W., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Alan Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Mrs. Armstrong was born June 16, 1936 in Grayling, Michigan, daughter of the late Oscar and Claribelle Lovely Goss. She was former owner of Phyl's Curlee Topp Shoppe in Franklin, IN, a member of the ABWA, the Bowling League, Dog Clubs, a member of the American Legion and was catholic by faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Rockelman, her second husband, William Armstrong, step-sons, Bob Armstrong and Andy Armstrong.
Survivors include her children, Michael Rockelman and wife Cheryl of IN, Mitchelle Robertson and husband Michael of IN, Monica Short and husband Mike of IN, Kimlynn Hagan of Smiths Station, AL, John Rockelman and wife Melissa of Smiths Station, AL, brothers, Les Goss and wife Marlene, Jack Goss and wife Gloria, Dean Goss and wife Linda, sister, Elaine Campbell and husband Don all of Michigan, step-daughters, Caryl Ball of IN, Cathy Henderson of AZ, step-son, Mort Armstrong of IN, grandchildren, Matthew Robertson and wife Jennifer, Magan Short, Christina Hagan, Marcus Robertson, Michael A. Robertson, Phyllis Rockelman, Donald Rockelman, three great grandchildren, Carson, Mina, Hailey, loving pet "Happy", numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ASPCA or Gorilla Foundation of the Atlanta Zoo.
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