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Susan Armstrong

December 16, 1957 — September 10, 2019

Susan R. Armstrong, 61, of Bloomington, IL formerly of Eureka, IL passed away at 11:35p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
She was born on December 16, 1957 in Peoria, IL a daughter of Cletus and Martha Siebert Armstrong.
Survivors include her mother and father, Cletus (Martha) Armstrong of Eureka; three sisters, Cynthia Bumeter of Metamora; Dona (Doug) DePrenger of Henderson, NV; Anna (James Brown) Beede of Snyder, OK; many nieces and nephews. Susan loved her entire family very much and especially enjoyed preparing holiday meals for them.
As a child, Susan enjoyed being a Girl Scout for many years. She was very active in dancing and tumbling lessons and later on taught dance and aerobics. In high school she played in the band and was a cheerleader for the Eureka Hornets. She was known for her love of all her school classmates. After high school she got her associates degree from ICC in Interior Design. Other hobbies she enjoyed were sewing and refinishing old furniture.
Susan worked at UNFI as a Bakery-Deli Sales Consultant since 1991. Her co-workers and the clients she called on were all like a second family to her. Her work was the joy of her life.
She enjoyed gardening, canning and working in the yard. Each year she provided vegetables grown in her garden to the mission in Bloomington. She also provided excess vegetables to Miller Park Zoo for the animals. The zoo keepers would call her the "Zucchini Lady" every time she arrived with more vegetables.
Susan was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington. She was also on the board for the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cruger, Illinois.
Susan will be greatly missed by her family, her co-workers, her church family and her friends. She had a great love for all of them.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka. Pastor Charles Bahn will officiate. Visitation will be from 3-5p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and also one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at


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