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Rodney A. Armstrong
Rodney A. ArmstrongFishermanRodney A. Armstrong, 71, of New Bloomington, died unexpectedly Thursday November 26, 2020 at the Marion General Hospital emergency room.

He was born June 8, 1949 in LaRue to the late David and Myredia (Bentley) Armstrong, he was also preceded in death by a brother: Roger England and a sister: Shirley Mitchell.

Rodney was retired from Midwest Lettering in Marion as a Graphic Artist, he worked there 26 years. He was a 1969 graduate of the Elgin High School and received a degree from the Ohio Institute of Fine Arts.

Rodney was a longtime, dedicated member of the LaRue Baptist Church. He loved helping with the church’s Vacation Bible School.

He had a passion for fishing, Minnesota was a favorite spot for him. He really enjoyed taking family and friends fishing whenever he could. He was also a very talented painter and artist. Rodney was also an exceptional pool player and when he was younger, he enjoyed golfing and bowling.

During football and basketball season he could always be found rooting for his OSU Buckeyes.

Surviving is his wife, Mary (Decker) Armstrong, they were married December 28, 1974 in LaRue, also surviving is his daughter: Ronda Anna Armstrong of New Bloomington, his grandkids who called him “Pappy”, Anthony D. (Christina Davis) Short, Caleb M. Armstrong and Rodney Alexander Armstrong
Great grandson, Ayden Boggs
Siblings: Ronald David (Jackie) Armstrong of Marion and Jennifer (John) McCrary of LaRue

Funeral services will be held Monday November 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the LaRue Baptist Church, Pastor Tim Pasma will officiate, friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church, (strict covid precautions will be enforced), burial will follow in the Agosta Cemetery.
The family would like anyone who has a piece of artwork that Rodney made for them to bring it to the funeral to share.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is assisting the family

Memorial gifts may be made to the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home at PO Box 333, LaRue, Ohio 43332 to help the family with unexpected expenses

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Melinda Favre
Quincy, Illinois
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 4:43 PM

Mary, so very sorry to hear about Rodney. Sending you and your children hugs and prayers. Hugs to you all.🙏💜

#2 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
10484 Hoskins Road
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 7:03 PM

I have many memories of Rodney at Elgin High School.  My sympathy to his family.

 Rita Rubeck Parker, EHS Librarian, 1965-1996

#3 from: Fred & Laura Vanfossen
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 7:06 PM

So sorry for your loss. Rodney was a wonderful and loving guy. We had a lot of good times. He will be missed.

#4 from: Misty Flowers
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 7:07 PM

Mary, So sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

#5 from: Paula Capell Lusetti
Newark, Ohio
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 9:14 PM

Mary, prayers for your family with your loss of Rodney.
Paula Capell Lusetti

#6 from: Karla and Brent harper
Marion ohio
Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 12:25 AM

Mary I was so sorry to hear of Rodney passing  You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers  

#7 from: Bob and sally Cobb
Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 9:24 AM

Mary we are so sorry for your loss.

#8 from: Jan Gompf
Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 3:42 PM

Mary and family so sorry to read about Rod today. My prayers to you and Ronda. RIP Rodney, we had some great times at Midwest!

#9 from: Joseph Derringer
Bullhead City, AZ.
Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 11:41 AM


#10 from: Jim Daly
Royalton MN
Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Shared a passion for ART.

#11 from: Chuck Webster
Hudson, Fla
Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 6:26 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking and visiting with him when I was home.

#12 from: Jack and Evelyn (Dix) Porter
Dawsonville, Georgia
Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 8:19 PM

Mary, we are so sorry to hear of your loss.  We have so many memories of Rodney.  Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.  🙏🏻🙏🏻

#13 from: Bonnie Hall Varner
Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Dear Ronnie and Jenny so sorry to here about Rodney. prayers to you and the family.

#14 from: Wendy Crabtree
La Rue
Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 6:31 AM

Rodney was such a pleasant man, sorry for your loss.

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