Zelma Bernice Armstrong


Zelma Bernice Armstrong, 91, of Olathe, KS passed away Dec. 30, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society of Olathe. Celebration of Life will be 2:00 to 5:00 pm Sun., Jan. 6th, 2019 at the Tumbleweed Saloon Bar and Grill, 615 E. Main St., Gardner, KS 66030. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

Zelma was born July 17, 1927 in Hammond, IN to Jesse Benjamin and Ethel Lucille (McNess) Chandler. She was a 53 year resident of the area. Zelma married John Richard Armstrong on May 6, 1946 in Seattle, WA. She worked at the Tumbleweed, volunteered at Meadowbrook Rehab. Center, enjoyed monthly luncheon outings with friends, loved to watch her great-grandkids basketball games and loved to cook. Zelma attended the Antioch Family Worship Center and belonged to Illiana Lucky Wheels Motorcycle Club. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, John; brothers: George. Clyde, Lester, Paul and Robert Chandler; sister, Thelma Chandler. Zelma is survived by her daughter, Sharon and husband David Meyer, Green Valley, AZ; son, John R. and wife Barb Armstrong, KCMO; sister, Helen Byrom, Irmo, SC; Ted Chandler, Adairsville, GA; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.