Doris Lee Armitage, 87, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on November 17, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City. A visitation is scheduled from 9:30 – 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at the Lee’s Summit Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. Luke’s Hospice House.
Doris was born on March 19, 1931 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She was married to Thomas J. Armitage for 37 years until his death in 1990. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a friend to many. People were always drawn to her goodness, kindness, and smile. She loved to read and do crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Armitage; daughter, Tina B. Armitage; parents, Claude F. and Velma D. (Branton) Barnes; and son-in-law, Danny Heldenbrand.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Lee (Armitage) Kalivas, M.D. (James, M.D.); daughter, Ann Elizabeth (Armitage) Heldenbrand; son, Steven Thomas Armitage (Anne); daughter, Kristi Kay (Armitage) Fugitt (Jeff); and daughter, Lisa Lynn Armitage; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
When I heard this afternoon that Doris had died I knew the world was going to be more than a little diminished with her passing. But I’m equally sure the stars will shine a little brighter with her up there among them now. She was a lovely lady. In high school, I had the good fortune to be a friend of Linda’s, and I have many fond memories of evenings spent over at the Armitage house. Tom and Doris were a really great couple who had the knack of making everyone feel welcome and that they belonged. It was a very special atmosphere that I still remember all these years later. I know her family will miss her greatly but I have no doubt they have lots of loving memories to comfort them in this difficult time and the days to come. Doris was wonderful.
Doris will always have a special place in my heart. Her joy in life was contagious and an inspiration/example of how life should be lived. I met her through my friendship Linda, and we’ve managed to keep in touch over the years since high school. I was able to spend some time with her last summer on my first trip to KC in 20+ years and despite her illness, her eyes still had that familiar twinkle and hint of mischief that she had when I first met her. She was a keeper.
I love her so much. I am one of her great grandchildren and She was an amazing person.