Obituary of Agnes Armstrong

Agnes Laureta Workman Armstrong, age 95, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the Via Christi Emergency Room in Ft. Scott.

She was born October 23, 1925, in Garland, Kansas, the daughter of Ivan Lee Workman and Elva Palmer Workman.

She was a member of the first Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) graduating class from Fort Scott Junior College. She subsequently passed the State Boards and worked for Mercy Hospital for seventeen years.

She was a member of the Eastern Star at Hepler Chapter #427 for many years, then Hiattville Ideal Chapter #369 and finally Fort Scott Olive Chapter #13.

She was an avid bowler having bowled for forty years as a member of the O’Bryan Ranch team. She attended thirty-two state bowling tournaments and at age eighty, was awarded a trophy at the Salina, Kansas state tournament for being the oldest bowler in the competition.

She was a member of the Fort Scott Garden Club. Cooking was her favorite hobby, especially baking. Her baked pies were enjoyed by many. Noodles and gravy with mashed potatoes was also a favorite dish of family and friends.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Robert Finley of Walnut, Kansas, a daughter, Diana Fletcher and husband, David, of Ft. Scott, Kansas, two sons, Steve Armstrong and wife, Janet, of Fort Scott, Kansas and Stanley Armstrong and wife, Cindy, of Bridgeport, Texas. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Armstrong, a daughter, Virginia Finley, a grandson, Robert Finley II, her parents, a sister, Loleta Tracy, and three brothers, infant, David Leon Workman, William “Bill” Workman and Charles Workman and a daughter-in-law, Roberta Armstrong.

Rev. Dusty Drake will conduct funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 21st at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Hiattville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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