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Our Valued Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Bill Armstrong
Owner / Funeral Director
Bill was raised in Mechanicsville, Iowa, graduating from Lincoln High School in Stanwood in 1981. He graduated from North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City in 1983 and Dallas Institute of Mortuary science in 1984. Bill married Sandy...
Sandy Armstrong
Sandy was raised in Diagonal, Iowa, graduating from Diagonal High School in 1981. Sandy and Bill married in 1986 and moved to Mount Ayr in 1988. Sandy started working full-time at the funeral home in 2010. Sandy and Bill have three children...
Jacque Sobotka
Office Manager
Jacque was raised in Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 2000. She married Bob Sobotka in 2001 and they live north of Mount Ayr. They have five children: Elizabeth, Andrew, Jacob, Ronny, and Leo. She started work...
Josh Armstrong
Funeral Assistant
Josh was raised in Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 2006. He helps part time at the funeral home and digs the graves for local cemeteries....
Hugh Terwilliger
Funeral Assistant
Hugh has lived his entire life in Mount Ayr, graduating in 1951. He is married to Kay Taylor. Hugh worked for several years as a crop hail insurance adjuster, retiring and working part time at the Mount Ayr Livestock and operated a popcorn...
Jay Watson
Retired Funeral Director
Jay was raised in Diagonal, graduating from Diagonal High school in 1967. He enlisted in the US Army and served in Vietnam. Jay attended Southwest Community College in Creston and graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisv...