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Phyllis C. Armstrong Phyllis C. Armstrong
(August 31, 1922 - September 23, 2012)

Phyllis C. Armstrong, 90, of Derby, Vermont, passed away on September 23, 2012 in Newport, VT. She was born August 31, 1922 in Holland, VT, a daughter of Riley and Sadie (Judd) Worth. On June 6, 1958 she married William C. Armstrong, who predeceased her, on August 19, 2012. Her first husband, Sidney L. Perkins, died serving his country, in active duty for the Air Force, during World War II. Always a hard worker, Phyllis kept herself busy, balancing family, work, and community service. She was a secretary for Union Butterfield in Derby Line, VT, retiring in 1987, was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21, and served for years as Martha in the Order of the Eastern Star. Over the years, she gave of her time freely, volunteering with different community organizations, first, at the Derby Elementary School, next, at the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and, in recent years, at North Country Hospital, along with her with her husband, Bill. She was an active member of IROC, and, also, a one time president of the Community Circle. As proud grandparents, Bill and Phyl made special trips to Massachusetts to help celebrate milestones in their grandchildren's lives, often making the trip down and back in one day, as that was the only way to fit it into their busy schedules. When not occupied with activities outside of the home, Phyllis' hobbies included sewing, knitting, hooking rugs, painting, and cooking. She is survived by her children, Paul Perkins, and his wife, Daryl, of Moberly, Missouri, Dana Armstrong, and his wife, Margaret, of Princeton, MA, and Jana Armstrong, of Canton, MA; by her grandchildren, Shelly, Chad, Jacob, Sariah, Eleanor, William, Amelia, Kashaun, and Trey; by four great grandchildren, Jacob, Abigayle, Beau, and Grace; by her sister, Waneta W. Stone, of Tallahassee, Florida; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Cydney Perkins, by her brother, Cyril Worth, and by her sister, Janice Fox. Visiting hours will be held at 12 Noon, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, followed immediately by funeral services at 1:00 PM, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 37 Lake Road in Newport, VT. Burial will follow at 2:30 P.M. at the Mead Hill Cemetery in Holland, VT. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to American Legion Post 21, P.O. Box 304, Newport, VT 05855, or to the Order of the Eastern Star Lakeside Chapter #27, 89 Severens Drive, Newport, VT 05855. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website, at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.