Dorothy Frances Armstrong


Dorothy entered into Eternal Life on June 25, 2020 at the age of 91. She was born to Cecil and Emma McMahon on February 11, 1929 in Marysville, KS.
She was married to Randall Yontz for 29 years before his untimely passing. They had 3 children together. Seven years later, she married Ralph Armstrong. He brought five children from previous marriages into her life to also love. They were married for 26 years before his passing. She was loved and cherished by both men, and their children.
Always an elegant and classy lady; appreciated by both friends and family for her ability to listen without judgement, and love without condition. Her favorite and much used phrase was “this too shall pass.”
Her jobs over the years included secretary for the Neighborhood Congregational Church, and Memorial Hospital. She also sold Avon and clerked at a bakery and drug store.
Dorothy’s hobbies included playing the organ, playing Pinochle, and loved playing Rummikub!
She and Ralph spent many years traveling the world when she wasn’t taking care of her mother.
Some of her many charities included Smile Train, Easter Seals, Shriners, Meals on Wheels, and church volunteer work.
Dorothy is survived by children with Randy, Kathy and (Cal) Pepper, Gordon and (Dawn) Yontz, and Bob and (Jane) Mandersheid. Between them, they have 9 children and 15 grandchildren. Sister-in-law, Sherry Naaf, and 4 dear cousins the Stephensons and the Spears, with their spouses were in attendance at her beautiful 90th birthday celebration. She is also survived by Ralph’s children, whom, also became hers, Neil and (Lynn) Armstrong, Carol Munzinger, Patti Zielsdorff, Douglas and (Georgette) Armstrong, and (Eileen Armstrong).
Dorothy has passed through the “Pearly Gates” with the probable greeting of “well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Those of us still on earth are already feeling the pain of her loss, but the gratitude for the gift of this precious woman.
Her intimate family service and final resting place was held at Resthaven, Carr-Tenney, Mortuary and Memorial in Phoenix, AZ.