Melinda Armentrout


Melinda Kay Armentrout, 62, of Paris, passed away at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at her residence. She retired in 2016 after 29 years in the billing office of Paris Community Hospital.

A service celebrating her life is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Templeton Funeral Home. Burial follows in Embarrass Cemetery near Redmon. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the funeral home. A Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Memorial Service is 3:30 p.m. Monday prior to visitation at the funeral home.

Mrs. Armentrout was born Jan. 17, 1956, at Paris, the daughter of Leonard A. and Eva Darlene Marrs Dickson.

Survivors include her mother, Darlene Dickson of Paris; a son, Brad (Brandi) Ford of Paris; a stepdaughter, Bethany Deifenbaugh of Roanoke, Va.; three sisters, Cindy (John) McGinness of Brocton, Amanda (Mark) Clapp of Oakland and Teresa (Joe) Blake of Brocton; a brother, Mark (Pam) Dickson of Brocton; four grandchildren, Cheylynn Ford (Blake Tucker) of Paris, Chancey Ford (Anthony Moore) of Paris, Sefton Ford of Paris and Grant Armentrout of Paris; a great-grandson, Trevor Leeroy Tucker of Paris; two sisters-in-law, Glenda (Dodge) Rader and Elaine Miller both of Virginia; her mother-in-law, Helen Armentrout of Virginia; good friend, Ova Lindsey of Paris; as well as several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; two sons, Rory E. Ford and Carlton Z. Armentrout; her friend and former spouse, William C. Armentrout; a stepdaughter, Christina D. Armentrout; and her father-in-law, the Rev. Lewis C. Armentrout.

Mrs. Armentrout was a 1974 graduate of Oakland High School. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #3601 Auxiliary. She was a talented pool player and competed as part of an APA team for a number of years. She was also an avid mushroom hunter and enjoyed bowling, oil painting, crocheting, cards, dominoes, and any other game she played while spending time with her family.

Memorial donations may be made to VFW Post #3601 Auxiliary.

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