Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2005

Services are set Saturday for Armbrister

August 18, 2005


Funeral services for Wallace Gale Armbrister, 60, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Armbrister died Aug. 17, 2005, at Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Olathe.

He was born Oct. 28, 1944, at Roanoke, Va., the son of Eugene Wallace and Ethel "Danner" Smith Armbrister. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1963. He served in the HHC, 2Bn, 137th Inf., Kansas National Guard. During the Vietnam War he was on active duty at Ft. Carson, Colo., from 1968-1969.

He was a supervisor for more than 25 years for Hallmark Cards and retired in Feb. 1999. After retirement he worked for Pine Family Farms and as a substitute teacher in the Baldwin School District.

He was a member of Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, American Legion, Lawrence, the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, the Vinland Grade School Site Council and the Coal Creek Library Association.

He was active in the American Legion and other youth amateur baseball, as well as other youth activities for many years in Lawrence and Baldwin City. He recently served as an assistant coach of the Baldwin High School girls' softball team.

He married Cheryl "Cheri" Kitlen April 30, 1966, at Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Matt, Raleigh, N.C., and Jay, Baldwin City; his mother, Ethel Armbrister, Lawrence; two brothers, Jackson Armbrister, Lawrence, and E.L. Smith, Wytheville, Va.; one sister, Pattie Johnston, Lawrence, and two grandchildren

Visitation is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Fund or a charity of their choice and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to, Subject: Armbrister.

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