Maudie M. Armstrong, 79

Maudie M. Armstrong, age 79, of Columbia, Ohio, died at 8:59 A.M. on Monday, December 28, 2020, at the home of her daughter near Angola, Indiana, surrounded by family, after an extended illness. Mrs. Armstrong was employed by Wheel-Tec in Fremont, Indiana, for many years and then became an owner-operator truck driver with her husband at their business, MDS Transportation, hauling steel coils. In her younger days she hauled all kinds of freight from coast to coast. She also drove school bus for North Central Schools in Pioneer, Ohio, for many years. Maudie was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting the casino. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking, canning what she raised, and eating at Red Lobster. She was also a lover of animals and loved her cats and dogs. While at Evergreen Manor, she was lovingly known as “Naughty Maudie.”

Maudie M. Armstrong was born on January 3, 1941, in Titus, Texas, the daughter of Delbert and Ruby Irene (Perryman) Hatfield. She married Dale L. Armstrong on October 22, 1979, in Montpelier, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on February 25, 2017.

Survivors include her children, Stan (Janice) Rice, of Henderson, Nevada, Scott Rice, of Montpelier, Ohio, Juanita (Terry) Mocherman, of Hamilton, Indiana, Marcella (Frankie) Mullins, of Columbia, Rejina (John) Phipps, of Angola, and Juan (Heather) Gonzales, of Angola; her stepchildren, Jon Armstrong, of Middletown, Ohio, Amanda Ross, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carrie Ann (Timothy) Miller, of Edon, Ohio; twenty-seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ralph Hatfield, of Spokane, Washington. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Frank John and Kevin K. Rice and Matthew J. Gonzales; three grandchildren, Dean and Trevor Miller and Jayce Moll; one great-grandson, Baley Dane Hollister; one sister, Marie Jones; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Rice.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2021, from 12:00-2:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon, Ohio. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, with Pastor Chris Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to a humane society of the donor’s choice.

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