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Elizabeth Armstrong Reynolds

Mrs. Elizabeth Armstrong, formerly of Mount Ayr and who for the past few years has made her home in Wenatchee, WA., passed away at her home in that city Friday, July 4.  Her son, D.M. Armstrong, who was on his way, by automobile to Wenatchee at the time of death, reached his destination July 11.  He sends the Record News a copy of the Wenatchee Daily World of July 11, containing a double column half tone picture of his mother and the following obituary.  “The funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Reynolds, who passed away Friday, July 4, after an illness of six months, are being delayed pending the arrival of a son, D.M. Armstrong, of Mount Ayr, IA., who unaware of his mother’s death, is touring the northwest enroute to Washington with his wife.  He expected to arrive here some time this week and the funeral will probably be held on Monday, July 14.  Telegrams sent by County Clerk L.T. Armstrong, son of the deceased have failed to locate D. M. Armstrong, although postal cards have been received in Wenatchee from the tourists from time to time, telling them of the trip.  Mrs. Reynolds, who was better known to Wenatchee people as ‘Grandma,’ was eighty years old when she passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. A. O’Dell. Surviving are three sons, George A. and L.T. of Wenatchee and D.M. of Iowa; Mrs. D. A. O’Dell and Surida J. O’Dell of this city and Mrs. Sarah E. Morris of Trenton, WA., besides twenty-three living grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Miss Fern Armstrong, deputy county clerk, is a granddaughter of Mrs. Reynolds. A member of the Methodist Church, the deceased was always a loyal Christian and an active church worker. She had been a member of the Woman’s Relief Corps for over forty years and was a member of the Soldiers’ Relief, organized in 1862, and preceding the W.R.C. Her family were all prominently engaged in the Civil War.  The body is at the parlors of Jones & Jones, undertakers, who have charge of the funeral arrangements.  Rev. Harry L. Bell, assisted by S.O. Pool, will officiate and the Sons of Veterans will act as pallbearers.

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