Helen Louise Armstrong

Helen Louise Michael Armstrong joined her family in heaven on February 28, 2013. She fought a long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born June 21, 1923 to Leroy and Cleta Michael in Hamilton, Missouri. As a young woman she moved to Kansas City, Missouri and worked at Montgomery Wards. She married Gerald Vaughn Armstrong in 1945. She enjoyed being a homemaker. Her hobbies included being a seamstress, cooking and quilting. She also enjoyed being outdoors to garden with flowers and vegetables. She was so proud of her Irish/Indian heritage and studied family genealogy. Spending time with her family was her greatest joy.  Surviving to honor her memory are her daughters, Linda Copeland of Kansas City, Missouri and LouAnn Yacoub of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, three grandsons Gary (Beth) Copeland of Greenwood, Missouri, Scott Copeland and Patrick Copeland of Kansas City, Missouri, two brothers Robert Michael of Hamilton, Missouri and William Michael of Galesburg, Illinois. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sisters, and most recent, her youngest daughter Lora Lea Armstrong.  She will be greatly missed by her family. Services are pending in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


  1. LouAnn Yacoub on March 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Momma, its been a day since you left. My heart is broken and feels so empty. I know you can see again and walk. Your memory is back for all the good things that you had. I know you and LoraLea are having a wonderful time together, Save us all a place we will be together in Gods time. I love you always and forever momma.

  2. Sabrina McCubbin on March 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    To my wonderful friends Gary and Beth…I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that I can say that will make you feel better. Just know that I love you and am thinking about you and will be here if you need me. Prayers are being said for you and your family.

  3. LouAnn Yacoub on February 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Momma, cant believe its almost been a year since you left. Not a single day passes that my heart does not ache without you physically here with us. It has indeed been a long and difficult year, and the winter has not helped at all. I did see a robin this week amidst the cold and snow. That gave me great hope for spring and of course the robin draws me even closer to your everliving spirit. I even heard birds singing this week, which is your love song to us, well me especially. I will write again very soon when your 1st birthday in heaven comes in a week.always and forever your girl, I love you momma! LouAnn

  4. LouAnn Yacoub on November 2, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    hi Momma well Sissy joined you and Lo yesterday. Hope youve had a joyful reunion. Im the last one left of the five of us. Keep each other company until I join you someday till then watch out for me ok, love yall so much

  5. LouAnn Yacoub on February 28, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    happy 5th birthday in heaven momma. hope you and the girls celebrated today . i know you still have so much to share with Sissy since she came home 4 months ago.. today is bittersweet for me as i long to be with you but i dont wish you back to your body here I know it was time but my heart is still so full of love I carry part of you with me every day well forever i love you mom! your girl

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