"Dignity without Compromise"


Sarah Berneice Armstrong

Sarah Berneice Armstrong, 104 died in Okmulgee on Friday, July 27, 2007. Mrs. Armstrong was born March 10, 1903 in Putnam, Oklahoma Territory to Dr. Arthur B. and Marcy Moffat Harman. She graduated from high school at Thomas, Oklahoma. She received her Teacherís Certificate at Weatherford, Oklahoma. After teaching for a short time, she enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Oklahoma, graduating as a registered nurse in 1925. She served as a school nurse in the Norman, Oklahoma school system from 1935 until her retirement in 1970. During this period she attended Peabody University in Tennessee and received a Masterís Degree in Public Health Nursing.

In 1985, Mrs. Armstrong moved to the Baptist Village in Okmulgee, where she was active in many organizations, including the Baptist Village Home and Community Education Club (HCE). She won awards for her YoYo doll making. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Okmulgee; a 50 year plus member of the American Red Cross; a 50 year plus member of the Norman Eastern Stars; long-time member of the Oklahoma State Public Health Nurse Association; past member of the Norman PTA and a member of the Oklahoma State School Nurses Association.

Survivors include her children; Mrs. Jean Forman (wife of late Bill Forman) of Okmulgee, and Mr. & Mrs. Raymond L. Armstrong of Ft. Worth, TX, Grandchildren; Douglas Forman, Mike & Sue Forman, Linda Griffith, Rev. Jimmy & Susan Boggs and Darin & Tamara Green, Great Grand Children: Suzette Domingo, Patrick Forman, Jerrod & Amanda Pfepper, Tara Forman, Jeffrey Forman, Brock Boggs, Shelby Boggs, Melody Griffith, Easton Green, Tiffani Green and Abby Green, Great Great Grandchildren: Jordan & Raegan Forman and Corrie Pfepper.

Memorial service will be on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Denslow officiating.

Burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery in Thomas, Oklahoma under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at The family suggests memorials be made in her name to the 1st. United Methodist Church in Okmulgee, 302 S. Seminole, Okmulgee, OK 74447 or the charity of your choice.