Avis Junele Small Armentrout, 89, went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2019 in Shawnee, KS. She was born June 23, 1930 to George W. & Clara M. (Schlatter) Small in Bellaire, Smith County, KS. She graduated from Iola, KS HS proud member of class of 1948, received a BS & MS from Emporia State Teachers College (now Emporia State University) and taught elementary school mostly in KS for 30 yrs. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister & husband, Gloria (Small) & Richard Land. She is survived by her brother & his wife, Ernie & Norma Small, her son & daughter in law, Bill & Katherine (Johns) Randle, her granddaughter & husband, Kasey (Randle) & Jesse Biehler, her great grandchildren, Breeley & Briggsley, a special niece, Tamera (Land) who was instrumental in her end of life care & husband Randy Keefer, niece & husband, Terri (Land) & John Wells, niece & husband, Rene (Small) & Stan Bartos, niece & husband, Stacy (Small) & Bill Riggins, nephew Barry Land, nephew & wife, Alan & Melissa (Boschert) Land, nephew & wife, Tony & Barb (Becker) Small and numerous great nieces & great nephews. She was a Mom without equal, the best “Gramsbear” ever and a very special “Geat Geat Gamba”. She had a lot of patience for her school kids, a soft spot in her heart for “underdogs” and was a tireless defender of children. These qualities made her a good, caring teacher, which was definitely her calling. Because of her love for children, the family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Small Family Scholarship Fund c/o Feuerborn Funeral Home, Iola, KS. Graveside services will be in Iola, KS at Highlawn Cemetery Saturday, Oct 5th at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Lloyd Houck.