Marie was born on Feb. 10, 1931, in Coffeyville to O.C. and Ida Cook.
Her mother died when she was 5, and she went to live with an older sister in Chicago for a short time. She then returned to live with her father in Coffeyville until she married Jack Armstrong in 1948. They moved to Chetopa in 1951 and then to Galena in 1979.
She was a homemaker. She attended Central Christian Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Ernest and her husband, Jerry, of Carl Junction, Mo., and Vickie Meadows and her husband, Larry, of Republic, Mo.; a son, Mark Armstrong of Galena and his wife, Marla, of Aurora, Mo.; seven grandsons; a granddaughter; many great and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise, of Paragould, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, who died on Jan. 1; a granddaughter; five brothers; and two sisters.
The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Carl Junction Cemetery with Pastors Hank Deslatte and Doug Wilkerson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Central Christian Center in care of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, which is in charge of arrangements.