Linda "Chickie" Elaine (Felty) Armstrong

Born: Thu., Apr. 1, 1943
Died: Mon., Mar. 22, 2021


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., May 08, 2021
Location: Goodrich Park

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Sat., May 08, 2021
Location: Goodrich Park

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Linda “Chickie” Elaine Armstrong, 77, passed away surrounded by loved ones on March 22nd, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born on April 1st, 1943 in Winchester, the only child of Harold and Helen “Holly” (McCoy) Felty. A 1961 graduate of Winchester Community High School, she worked a variety of jobs including at the Moose Lodge in Winchester, Meinderding’s in Fort Recovery, Oh, Westinghouse Corporation in Union City, Winchester Speedway, and the Airline Drive-In in Winchester. She spent several years working as a 911 Operator and Dispatcher for the Randolph County Sheriff’s department, and retired in 2007 after working 26 years for the Indiana Division of Family and Children. She married Thomas W. Armstrong Sr. in 1967 and they had two sons.

She loved her boys, but the real light of her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was affectionately known to them as “Nana” and spent her retirement years going to every single softball, baseball, and soccer game, every play, musical, birthday party, or school event that she could. She was the world’s proudest Nana. Anyone who knew Chickie knows she was a practical joker with an ornery streak, and she always had a story to share. She loved to laugh, and to make others laugh. Her favorite kind of day was spent with family, telling stories of her youth, and cooking them more delicious food than they could eat.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved aunts and uncles, and several dear friends. Left to remember her life are her two sons, Thomas Armstrong of Winchester, and Clint (Brenda) Armstrong of Morrow, Ohio; three grandchildren, Bryn (Joseck) Albertson of Winchester, Rhiannon (Eric Fennig) Armstrong of Salamonia, and Storm (Allie Brinkerhoff) Armstrong of Portland; six great grandchildren, Daegan, Adalyn, Brianna, Shelby, Wyatt, and Waylon, several adored cousins, and close, special friends.

Chickie’s family would like to thank the staff at Parker Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Parker City for the care and love they gave to Chickie, and also the nurses and doctors who cared for her at IU Health Ball Memorial. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at Goodrich Park in Winchester. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours from 1-4PM to visit, and share stories and memories about Chickie. Honoring her wishes to be cremated, there will be no burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donating to your local animal shelter or to the ASPCA in Chickie’s name, as she always had a soft spot for animals.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Randi Rose
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Bryn and family also Tom so sorry for your loss she was a great lady

Jack & Dee Culbertson
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Tom and family, so very sorry for your loss. Chickie was an amazing lady.

Fred & Patti Davis
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Chickie was the most upbeat lady I had ever became friends with. Always cheerful and laughing when she worked at the Moose. She was a great neighbor and friend. R.I.P. Linda

Steve and Eleanor Selby
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
We are sorry to see this news Clint was our contact with the family, but know that we are thinking of all of you. May you memories be sweet and your grief be shared.

Greg Armstrong
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Dear Tom & Clint & Family,
I used to talk to aunt Chickie at least two times a week. I knew something was wrong. She was a great aunt and pulled alot of pranks at Westinghouse with us.i know God has a special place in heaven for aunt Linda. God bless all of you and your families.

Marilyn J Marks
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
To the Family of Chickie Armstrong, This gal was one-of-a-kind and livened up the DFC office in Winchester, Indiana, during the years we occupied it. You know how special she was, and my condolences to you who will miss her presence in your lives. I last visited her at Parker Health Care, where she continued to beam her spirit into the world, and bless us all.

Bonnie Coffman
   Posted Fri March 26, 2021
I met your mom at my church many years ago and also at the library where she brought a grandchild to the children's department. A nice lady! Prayers!

Robin Stump
   Posted Sat March 27, 2021
My condolences. Your mom was a great woman. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🦋

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