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Betty Jeanne Armstrong


Betty Jeanne Armstrong, 80, was welcomed into the gates of Heaven on Saturday, March 10, 2018 by her Lord and Savior and many loved ones. Jeanne was born and raised in Ennis, Texas on November 12, 1937. She graduated from Ennis High School in 1955, earned her Bachelor’s degree from East Texas State Teacher’s College, a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas and a second Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. On May 30, 1958 she married the love of her life Jack Armstrong and made their home in Pasadena, Texas before Jack’s career took them to Abilene in 1968, Desoto, Texas in 1977; Spring, Texas in 1985 and finally back to Ennis in 1995. As a newlywed, Jeanne worked at Crown Central Petroleum and then at the Shell Oil company before beginning her career in education teaching 5th and 8th grade. She was a homemaker for many years and later returned to education where she taught typing and business classes, before entering the field of counseling. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her antiques, poetry, scrapbooking, and was a faithful child of God. She is survived by husband Jack Armstrong; her son Greg Armstrong and wife Viana; her son Jeff Armstrong and wife Kelli; five grandchildren Hannah Armstrong, Cristian Armstrong, Alyssa Armstrong, Kendyll Armstrong and Karrah Armstrong; sister, Carole Lawless along with many family and friends who loved her dearly. She is preceded in death by her mother Eunice Vanderslice, her father, Clarence Vanderslice, grandparents Harry and Alice Davis and Benjamin and Isabell Vanderslice. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rev. Chet Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Grady Cemetery of Byrd, Texas. In lieu of flowers the family requests you consider a donation to The American Diabetes Association or the Ennis ISD Education Foundation.

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