Glenda Kathryn Armstrong

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Born in Colby, Kansas on January 1, 1948

Departed on March 20, 2020 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Glenda Kathryn Armstrong, 72, of Indianapolis departed unexpectedly on March 20, 2020. She was born in Colby, Kansas on January 1, 1948 to the late Forrest and Mary “Kathryn” Windle. Glenda was a longtime, active member for 50 years of Franklin Road Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher and served in the toddler room. Glenda was selfless. She could be seen during all the church’s Easter egg hunts, Christmas programs, and other various events put on by the church. When Glenda was not serving in her church, she was working for IUPUI’s Library. She was a dedicated employee for about 50 years. Glenda lived simply, cherishing all that she had—especially her loving family. It was simple, if you knew Glenda, then you liked her. She will sincerely be missed by all the lives she has touched.

Glenda is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of many years, Robert W. Armstrong; and her brother, Everette Windle.

Glenda is survived by her son, Ken Armstrong (Brandy); her grandchildren, Jace, Trent, Taylor, Lane, and Nicole; her sister, Jeanell Windle Pareso; and her adored cat, Mittens; and an extended list of very loved friends.

Glenda will be laid to rest in Washington Park East Cemetery next to her late husband. A celebration of life gathering for Glenda will be scheduled for a later date. Until then, friends and family are encouraged to leave a condolence or memory on the online guest book and view the tribute video.

Tribute Video

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce W. Buchanan March 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

    My Warmest Regards,

    Bruce W. Buchanan
    4th Generation Owner
    Since 1881

  2. Brandy Armstrong March 28, 2020 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Candle 1We love you and miss you

  3. Nancy willis March 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I will miss you my friend. Love Nan

  4. Joseph Harmon March 29, 2020 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Candle 5Of all my former colleagues I think I miss her the most. Such a gentle, kind soul. God bless and keep you, Glenda.

  5. Linda Pinney March 29, 2020 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Glenda was my supervisor in my first job at IUPUI in the acquisitions department. She was hard-working, level headed and fun to be around. I am so sorry to hear of her death. She was a good friend to so many. She will be missed. Rest in peace, Glenda.

  6. Mary Popp March 29, 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Candle 2So sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. Glenda taught me so much as we moved through the work of creating, and then recreating the system wide IU catalog in a way that users could comprehend. Her calmness, her wonderful sense of humor and her ability to explain hard things to me in words of one syllable made my life and that catalog better. I will always remember her. Sending sincere condolences and warm thoughts to her family.

  7. Susan Armstrong March 29, 2020 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I was shocked beyond words when I learned of Glenda’s passing. As my sister-in-law I have so many memories! I will miss her so much and it truly makes me sad that we were not able to live some our plans after her retirement. Glenda was truly a warm hearted person with such a giant love for children.

  8. Jennifer James March 30, 2020 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Candle 2Glenda was my supervisor for about 23 years at the IUPUI University Library on the Acquisitions Team.. She’s one of the best bosses I’ve ever had. She was a wonderful human being. She was kind, warm, supportive,and encouraging. I will miss her.

  9. linda price March 30, 2020 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Candle 2we were so shocked to hear of her passing…she will be missed terribly.. i enjoyed taking with her . she was just a wonderful person.prayers and hugs

  10. Nicole Armstrong March 30, 2020 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Candle 3I miss her so much and I won’t forget her and all the memories that I had with he. Love you grandma Glenda.

  11. Lisa Hayes March 31, 2020 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Candle 2I am so sorry for your loss. Glenda was my first boss and we kept up over the years thru Cheryl. I hope someone is giving her cat a home. Paying for you and Kenny and the others in the family.

  12. Barbara Bates April 1, 2020 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Candle 3Glenda was a wonderful, caring person! I was a former co-worker with Glenda at IUPUI University Library, and I felt fortunate to know her. Her death is shocking to all of us, but I have no doubt that she’s with Bob now. I’m keeping Kenny, his family, and Glenda’s sister in my prayers. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort. Please take care of her cat, too.

  13. Sherry Barker April 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Glenda and I met through our grandchildren Jace&Trent Armstrong! We formed a bond and saw her & Pop pop as the boys called him at all the family functions! And they would pick the boys up from my house when they went to visit them! They were super nice people! She loved her grandchildren so much! They are older now so they will always remember her! And we all will really miss her! Rest In Peace dear friend! We all love you!

  14. Laura Gaunnac April 16, 2020 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Candle 3I miss my friend Glenda, who was always so cheerful and loving when I saw her at church! I know that she is now completely well, strong, and filled with JOY in the presence of her Savior Jesus Christ! I will see her again some future day, but now it is hard to think of her not being with us on the earth. I loved her!

  15. Tamara Davis Lawson April 19, 2020 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Candle 2Such a precious video tribute for a precious spirit – perfectly captures the love, devotion, dedication and joy she had for her family. I can’t recall a single memory of Glenda that didn’t include her genuine smile. She was gracious, thoughtful and generous of her caring and hospitality. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to all who will miss her. I will cherish her sincere smile so freely given.

  16. John Eiszner April 20, 2020 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Candle 5Glenda and I retired from IUPUI University Library the same month (December 2019). She was always a pleasure to work with–knowledgeable, cheerful and unfailingly helpful. She will be greatly missed.

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