Mary 'Lucille' Armstrong, 94, of Champaign, died at 4:54am on February 20, 2020 at Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana. There will be a funeral service at 11:00am on February 24 at Owens Funeral Home (101 N. Elm St.) Champaign, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Ivesdale.
Lucille was born on August 22, 1925 in Ivesdale, a daughter of Arthur and Estelle (Boyle) Whalen. She married George Armstrong on April 2, 1945. He died on December 12, 1981 and Lucille has been alone, strong and independent ever since. She took great pride in the fact that she could get everything done. She was also living in her own house, taking care of herself until very recently.
Survivors include: one son, Dan (Nila) Armstrong of Clay City, IN; two daughters, Mary (Jerry) Byrd of Sidney and Julie Judy of Hoopeston; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Daly, Allison (Terry) Moffitt, William (Chelsea) Byrd, Jason (Jenny) Judy, Rodney (Jamie) Judy; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Gertrude Cannon of California and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Arthur and Mike and one son-in-law, Larry Judy.
Lucille was a longtime member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Champaign and was a proud Irish Catholic her whole life. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting and taking care of her family and the Ivesdale community.
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