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“We speak of Sheila often in our "Circle of Friends" group. I shared the pictures she had painted and they were all amazed how beautiful...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Cherry Morris - Marysville, MI

“Betty, I have so many fond memories of Sheila. Special Olympics and ARC and especially her radiant smile. She was pure joy and I'm sure she still...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Kivel-Pinkster - Kalamazoo, MI

“i will miss her very much i new when i met her for the first time when i met was the ricc meeting she wcome me to the ricc ...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: allen grear - caledonia, MI

“Sheila was a passenger on the morning bus I drove for Hope Network in the morning. A very kind, gentle lady...I'll miss her. God be with you, Sheila....Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: James Gemmell - Grand Rapids, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of this. Sheila was one of a kind. I truly enjoyed working with her. She was a joy to be around and always made me smile. God...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Renno - 48049

“Dear Aunt Betty and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jackie Ramsey - AZ

“My sister Becky Wedge remembers Sheila. She is sadden to hear this news. My mother Lucille Wedge and Betty were very good friends. We send our...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Peggy Carpenter - Port Huron, MI

“My sister Becky Wedge remembers Sheila, and her mom. She said she is sad to hear about Sheila.My mother Lucy Wedge was very good friends with"Betty....Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Armstrong, Mark and Steve,I am sorry for your loss. Growing up just a few doors away I got to see the love that your family shared and...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Matt Cortese - Spring, TX

“Sheila and I did so many things together. I echo what others have said about her personality and her laugh (I can still hear her). Sheila was a...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cherry Morris

“I remember the good times playing in the backyard of the Armstrong house with Sheila and all the kids and the times up at the lake! What great...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Quite saddened to read of Sheila's passing. What a remarkable woman she was. Her smile was infectious and she had a personality to match. I...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy Truchan - Port Huron, MI

“I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4 ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

Sheila Louise Armstrong, 60, of Port Huron and formerly of Ada, Michigan died Thursday, June 22, 2017.

She was born December 20, 1956 in Port Huron to Elizabeth "Betty" and the late John Armstrong.

Sheila was a 1976 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was most recently employed with Hope Network of Grand Rapids. She was a talented artist who enjoyed riding horses, watching hockey, puzzles and computer games. She participated in the Special Olympics and won multiple gold medals in swimming. She also loved all animals and working with children.

While Sheila struggled her entire life with the many special needs caused by the effects of Prader Willi Syndrome, she always approached each day with a sunny disposition and she considered each person she encountered a friend. Everyone who met her came away smiling.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth "Betty"; siblings, Stephen (Becky) Armstrong, Theresa (Richard) Alonso and Dr. Mark Armstrong; sister-in-law, Susan Armstrong; nieces and nephews, Nick (Annie) Armstrong, William and James Armstrong, Daniel and Maria Alonso; and Dan and Annelise Erdman, who provided a loving foster care environment.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

She will lie in state from 10:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Holy Trinity Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo and Deacon Dennis Crimmins will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Riders Inc. Therapeutic Riding Program or the Michigan Special Olympics. To send condolences, please visit

For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.