Helen Armstrong-Pannell, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin,
She was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Anderson, Mo., to William and Louella Slagle Mitchell. She graduated from Anderson schools.
In 1941, she married Loyal Armstrong.
In 1975, she married Chett Pannell. He preceded her in death as did her parents; a son, Lewis Armstrong; two sisters, Bea Dunkel and Dixie Shannon; and two brothers, Wayne and George Mitchell.
She began working in a restaurant in 1960 until purchasing one in 1969. She retired in 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Jo Bizzell and Donna Sue Rohrer; a son, John Armstrong; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wesleyan Church in Syracuse. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Condolences may be posted at www.valleymemorialfc.com. Memorials are suggested to VFW Post 7306 Ladies Auxiliary, in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.