Stanley R. Armentrout
Stanley R. Armentrout, 88, of Rittman, Ohio went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, following a courageous battle with leukemia and lymphoma.
He was born May 19, 1928, in Osceola, to the late Stanley J. and Rosa (Lantz) Armentrout and lived most of his life in Rittman.
Stanley married Audrey Vance on June 5, 1948, in Oakland, Md. She preceded him in death Jan. 5, 2015.
He attended Glady and Elkins schools in West Virginia and enlisted in the U.S. Army his senior year of high school. He served as a sergeant in occupied Japan, having received the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan.
Stanley retired from the former Packaging Corporation of America in 1985 after 32 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rittman, where he once served as a Sunday School teacher, trustee and bus driver for many years.
Surviving are sons, David (friend Mike), of Uniontown, Ronnie, of Rittman, and Randy (Charleen), of Barberton; daughter, Cherie (Jason) Cyrus, of Smithville; grandchildren, Will (Brittany) Armentrout, of Orrville, Ashley (Derek) Dibling, of Howard, Taylor Smith of Moreno Valley, Calif., and ZeAnna Cyrus, of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Ryne and Ava Armentrout, of Orrville; brother, Harold (Nancy) Ogden, of Elkins; sister, Helen (Leroy) Davis of Harman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife of 66 years; step-father, Chester “Chuck” Ogden; son, Sgt. Stanley W. Armentrout; great-granddaughter, Hope Armentrout; brothers, Harry and Charles “Bill” Armentrout; and sisters, Hallie Pritt-Bryant, Rosalie Phillips and Betty Hanna.
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec.14, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Auble-Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman with Pastor Mike Lamar officiating. Burial will follow at Rittman Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.
The family wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to Hospice of Medina County and Dr. Petrilla for their loving care of Stanley.
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