Eva Marie Armbruster – 100

Mt. Morris, IL, Eva Marie Armbruster, age 100, passed away Saturday March 31, 2018 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing with her children by her side. She was born in Chicago, IL on March 17, 1918 the daughter of Frederick & LaVona (Green) McCready. Marie moved to Rockford, IL in 1933 and graduated from Rockford Senior High School class of 1935. After graduation she moved back to Mt. Morris where she resided ever since. Marie married Lloyd Armbruster on August 12, 1937 in Mt. Morris, IL; Lloyd preceded her in death in 1981. She was an active member of the Mt. Morris Christian Church serving as church treasurer and teaching Sunday school for 34 years. In her later years she attended West Branch Church of The Brethren. Marie worked at Kable Printing, Abstract Office, Hollie Guist Insurance, and in later years at the Mt. Morris Dry Goods. She enjoyed doing volunteer work, served as a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years, and was a SHIP volunteer for 8 years.
Marie is survived by a daughter: Cheryl (Robert) Gilmour, Rockford, IL and son: Charles (Sandra) Armbruster, Oregon, IL; 5 grandchildren: Christine (Lance) Summey, Charlotte NC, James Gilmour, Rockford, IL, Justin (Anne) Armbruster, Springfield, IL, Jodi (Mark) Leary, Oregon, IL, Joshua (Jessica) Armbruster, Oregon, IL; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Lloyd; brother: Donald McCready; and 2 sisters: Vernie Hanes and Ethel Benoche.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday April 3, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home and/or West Branch Church of The Brethren.

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