ASH GROVE HEALTHCARE FACILITY Rocking Chair News Make Note! Inside this Issue To register for the monthly AGHCF e-newsletter, please give us your email address. You may contact Ashley Tate in the business office at 417-751-2575 or send us a private message via our Facebook page. AGHF is located at 401 North Medical Drive, Ash Grove, MO 65604 417-751-2575 Resident of the Month, Mary Armantrout Mary Armantrout was born in Pearl, Mo., to Ellis and Lexi Garrett. Growing up, Mary had seven siblings. Her grand- mother was a full-blood Cherokee Native American. Mary attended the Yocom Country school and graduated from Willard High School. In 1941, Mary was married to Edgar Keck. The couple were blessed with two sons: Edgar Keck Jr. and James Polk Keck. Sadly, while serving in the mili- tary, Edgar passed away in Iwo Jima, Japan. Luckily, Mary’s mother helped her raise her boys. Mary was eventually remarried, this time to Asa Armantrout. Together, the couple had two daughters: Linda and Lisa. In all, Mary has been able to enjoy seven grandchildren. For several years, Mary was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church, east of Ash Grove. After she moved to Everton, Mary joined Everton Presbyterian Church. Mary spent 14 years working at the Black Kettle Restaurant. During this time she also worked at Garment Factory. At the age of 70, Mary retired from the Corner Café in Ash Grove, where she April 2018 Volume 21, Issue 4 Resident of the Month 1 Employee of the Year 1 Resident Photos 2 Fundraisers/Events 2 Calendar of Events 3 Special Care Calendar 5 Residents’ Birthdays 6 New Residents 6 Discharges 6 citizensmemorial.com Employee of the Month Donna Austin was chosen as Ash Grove Healthcare Facility’s Employee of the Month for March. The Employee of the Month for April has yet to be determine. The individual who is selected will be featured in the May edition of the Rocking Chair News. worked as a cook. After her retirement, she sold antiques for nearly 10 years. In her free time, Mary enjoys making quilts, playing cards, visiting with friends and family, gardening, reading and fish- ing. Her favorite foods are fresh fish and chicken. Congratulations Mary, for being chosen as Ash Grove Healthcare Facility’s Resident of the Month for April!