Francis Leonard Armstrong © Enid Morning News 06-1974 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Alva – Francis (Frank) Leonard Armstrong, 75, died Monday in a Kiowa hospital after a long illness.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Armstrong, he was born September 6, 1898, at Lebanon, Missouri. He moved to Alva with his parents in 1901, and later moved to Aline where he attended Aline public schools. In 1915, he moved back to Alva.
He served in the Armed Forces in World War I and worked at the Alva post office until his retirement in 1957. He married Gladys Cox on December 4, 1920, in Cherokee. He was a member of the Alva American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, in March, 1973; his father, Frank; his mother, Rosa; two brothers, Bill and Edward and one sister, Clara.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ben (Doris) Parsons of Enid, Mrs. Welton (Frances Jean) Foster of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. Orlie (Donna) Schwerdtfeger of Capron; 13 grandchildren; nine great – grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Magruder and Mrs. Emma Magruder, both of Wichita, Kansas, Mrs. N. J. (Vera) Strasvaugh of Alva and Mrs. Florence Rover of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; two brothers, Lawrence of Alva and Austin of Grand Prairie, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 AM Wednesday at the Wharton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Edd Painter officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery. The casket will be closed during services.
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