Judith A. Armstrong
83, of Mooresville, passed away on December 14, 2021 at Cumberland Trace in Plainfield surrounded by her loving family. Judith was born on September 2, 1938 in Brooklyn, Indiana to the late James Davee and Blanche (Traub) Davee.
Judy grew up in Morgan County, where she played the piano for the Brooklyn Christian Church. She graduated from Martinsville High School in 1956. Because of her love of children, she went on to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher, and earned her master’s degree from Ball State University in 1963. She taught at the elementary level for Lawrence Township Schools in Indianapolis and more recently at Neil Armstrong and North Madison elementary schools in Mooresville, where she retired in 2000. As an educator she was honored by former students several times as an “Influential Teacher” guest at the Mooresville Top 20 Senior Banquet, and was a recipient of a Mooresville Golden Apple Award.
She met her husband Arlen at a teacher’s conference in French Lick, IN where Judy was attending as a last-minute substitution for her school district. Despite Arlen declining to dance with her “because of two left feet” at a conference social gathering, they began dating and a few months later they were married. They have been married for over 54 years.
As newlyweds, she and Arlen were active members of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church where she continued her love of music with singing in the choir. Upon moving to Mooresville, they became active members of the First United Methodist Church in Mooresville, where she also sang in the choir. Through 1st UMC she was a member of the Henderson Mission Group, which is an ongoing mission helping families in Appalachia. She was a member and past chapter President of Tri Kappa, Delta Iota Chapter, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 103. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, celebrating holidays, watching her kids and grandkids perform in sports and musical programs, reading and going to book club, as well as being an accomplished oil painter. She will be remembered as a steady, reliable, fun-loving personality. She had an infectious smile and loved to laugh. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Marian Adams, Charles Davee, Merrill Davee, Jerry Davee, and David Davee.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Arlen Armstrong; son Eric (Hannah) Armstrong; daughters Kelly (John) Connell, Emily Armstrong; and grandchildren Sean, Cami, Emma, and Jack.
A celebration of Judy’s life will take place at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday 1/15/2022. Visitation will be from 12-3 pm, with the service starting at 3 pm.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in Judy’s memory to the Henderson Mission Group in c/o the First United Methodist Church in Mooresville, 900 Indianapolis Rd, Mooresville, IN 46158.
Final arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Please visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.