Gertrude Anna Armatrout

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/16/2009 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/17/2009 11:00:00

Gertrude Anna Bare (Warch) Armatrout, age 90, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Monday, December 14, 2009 at the home of her daughter in Galena, Ohio. She was born on November 24, 1919 in Willard to the late Marie P. Collins and John L. Bare and had been a life long Willard resident. She graduated from Willard High School on June 3, 1937 and married William F. Armatrout on July 3, 1937. She was co-owner along with her husband of Armatrout Sanitation. Mrs. Armatrout was a Past President of the Golf League, Past President of the Bowling League and was a 600 bowler. She enjoyed doing everything with her two children from being a former Den Mother, Brownie Leader and President of the P.T.A. She also was a volunteer at the Willard Mercy Hospital after retiring.
She is survived by a son, William (Ruth) Armatrout of Willard; a daughter, Robin (Steve) Gingery of Galena, OH; a granddaughter, Amy Kessler; two grandsons, Justin and Jordan Gingery; a great grandson, Brayden Kessler; one sister, Adaline (Ralph) Workman of Shelby; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband in 1983; a brother, Robert O. Warch; and a step-sister, June Taylor.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Reverend Brian Peltomaa officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation or the HomeReach Hospice of Delaware. Online condolences can be made at


Jim Rose - Dec 30, 2009

Bill & Ruth,
Please accept my deepest condolences. She will never be replaced and will always be remembered.

Marianne Miller Jasper - Dec 28, 2009

Sorry to hear of the loss of you mom.

Larry and Yvonne Fowler - Dec 26, 2009

Bill and Ruth
Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless you and your family.
Across the miles, Larry and Yvonne

BARB JONES - Dec 17, 2009


Jolynn Ware - Dec 16, 2009

Bill and Ruth,
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you travel through this difficult journey. May God walk with you as your remember all the wonderful times you shared with your mom. Jolynn

Amy and Larry Hookway - Dec 16, 2009

Bill and Rob,
Your mom was a special person and so much fun. We will miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Amy and Larry Hookway

Bruce Durr Sr - Dec 16, 2009

Bill and Ruth:
Me and my wife send our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Mothers are special and losing one is a a heartbreaker, I know.
As your neighbor and friend we are always here for you.
The Durr’s

Diane (Snook) Swartzmiller - Dec 15, 2009

I was saddened to hear the news and I am very sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a warm and wonderful person. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family.Diane

Doug & Jody Baker - Dec 15, 2009

Billy & Robin, You have our Deepest Sympathy! What a great friend Ann was to my mother! The days of those two collecting for “garbage”, was just an excuse to visit with the local Willard patrons, and get all the gossip around town. I’m sure you have many fond memories, that will carry you through this difficult time. Ann and your family will be in our prayers! Doug & Jody Baker

Missy - Dec 14, 2009

Robin I am so sorry, she was a great mom. I have many fond memories of being at your house playing cards, laying out on the roof and staying out too late. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Love, Missy

Paul Coburn - Dec 14, 2009

Bill and Robin,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. I know she has not been well for quite some time now. I sure have many memories of your Mom, from collecting door to door, going to your house to play and cub scouts. Of course the many years at Mari-Dor will never be forgotten. Please relay our thoughts to Ruth, Amy and Steve.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers,
Paul and Suzie Coburn

Jerry Waterbeck - Dec 14, 2009

Bill and Robin, Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. I know you will both miss her very much. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this troubled time.

Tracey Strong (Hatton) - Dec 14, 2009

Billy and Robin, wanted to send out our condolences and say how very sorry we are for the loss of your mom. You all were like a part of our family as long as i can remember. May god bless you all and know that Ann is an angel looking down on us all and she is no longer suffering. Take care, love you all Tracey Strong and family.

Marsha Ganni - Dec 14, 2009

Bill, Ruth and family, Sorry to hear of the loss of you mom.You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni