Mary Armey, 89

Mary Ellen Armey, 89, of North Manchester, died at 7:32 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Peabody Health Care in North Manchester.  She was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Kosciusko County, Indiana to John and Anna (Ulrey) Winger.

Mary was a 1945 graduate of Sidney High School.  She married Max Edwin Armey in Fort Wayne, on Feb. 4, 1946; he died March 26, 2008.  She worked at Wabash Magnetics several years and also United Technologies, retiring in 1984.  Mary was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester.  She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Wabash Order of the Eastern Star, and the North Manchester Eastern Star Ivy Chapter, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge.  Mary enjoyed baking and was a wonderful cook.  She especially loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She is survived by three daughters, Sheryl K. (Don) Kistler of Lake Placid, Fla., Cinda (Dennis) Deal, of Franklin, and LuAnn (David) Wendel of North Manchester; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Nathan) Burke of Roann, Jennifer (Francisco Cutter) Deal of Baltimore, Md., Megan (Chance) Stewart of Waco, Texas, Emily (Chad Parker) Deal of Lafayette, La., Allison (Christian) Joy of Columbia City, Lindsay Blue of Fort Wayne, and Shannon (Melissa) Carter of North Manchester; 16 great-grandchildren, Savannah Seyer, Celina Carter, Cierra Carter, and Sam Renz all of North Manchester, Skyler Burke, Saydah Burke, Sawyer Burke, and Slayden Burke all of Roann, Max Carter of North Manchester, Sutton Burke, of Roann, Henry Cutter and Julian Cutter, both of Baltimore, Oscar Stewart and Oliver Stewart, both of Waco, Hadley Joy and Everly Joy, both of Columbia City. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, John Winger, Jr., Joe Winger, Gene Winger, and four sisters, Pauline Bentz, Irene Noffsinger,  Donna Pinney, and Leona Leckrone.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Brian Daniels officiating.  Burial will be in Ulrey Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call 12- 2 pm Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or Peabody Caring Circle.

The memorial guest book for Mary may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Aug 22