Mary (Peggy) Margaret Armstrong

  • Died: May 5, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mary "Peggy" Margaret Armstrong, 91, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 5th, 2019. Peggy, as she was known by her family and friends, was a sweet and caring person who always had a friendly smile for everyone. She was born on May 13, 1927 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Ida May (Strohm) and Dr. Lawrence Shinabery. She was the younger sister to Sarah (Sally) and older sister to Lawrence (Bud) (wife Ruby). She attended public schools in Fort Wayne and graduated from Central High School where she participated in the drum corps for four years and was president (of what?) her senior year. She graduated from Beauty College. Peggy turned 13 on Friday the 13th and it turned out to be a lucky year as that is also the year she met the love of her life and future husband Charles Edgar (Ed) Armstrong. They enjoyed roller skating at the Bells Rink and shared root beers at the A&W where Ed was a soda jerk. They wed on Ed's return from service overseas in World War II and were inseparable for the 66 years they were married until Ed's passing in 2012. Peg was co-owner of A-1 Production in Kendallville and Aegis Sales & Engineering in Fort Wayne, she retired in 1992. Peggy was an avid sportswoman and enjoyed bowling and golf. She spent many summers on Lake Tippecanoe swimming and boating with her family. She also enjoyed wintering in Florida golfing with friends. She was a devoted mother to her three children, Joyce Ellen Armstrong Brown (husband Carl (Dutch) Brown), Mary Debra Synder (husband Dave Synder), and Charles (Chuck) Edgar Armstrong Jr. (wife Mary Beth Sullivan). She was a proud grandmother to Carey Schmucker (Roth) (husband Ron), Darrel (Duke) Roth, Clint Roth, Chris Behnke (wife Gretchen), Darlene Behnke, Emma Armstrong, and Casey Armstrong; as well as four great grandchildren, Braydon, Angela, Archer and Ryker. She enjoyed the company of Dutch's daughters Jamie and Amie and their children. In her later years, Peggy resided at the Town House Retirement Community where she greatly appreciated the friendship, camaraderie, and care she received there. She was a great cat lover and was fortunate to have the companionship of her cat Henry in her final years. She was predeceased by her husband Ed, daughter Debbie, sister Sally, and brother Bud.

Funeral services will be at 10 A.M., Saturday, May 11, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes – Pine Valley, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Ft. Wayne, IN. Burial will be in the Huntertown Cemetery in Huntertown, IN. Visitation will be 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. & 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, May 10, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contribution can be made to the ASPCA.