Phillip Dean Amentrout
Phillip Dean Armentrout, age 71 of Amsterdam, Missouri died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home in Amsterdam. He was born August 28, 1948 to Jack and Opal Cowley Armentrout in Butler, Missouri.
Phil, an only child, grew up in Amsterdam where he graduated from Miami High School in 1966. He attended Central Missouri State College and graduated from Ft. Scott Community College.
On August 2, 1968, he married Onda K. Hill and to this union, three children were born. He worked for over 40 years as a Draft Technician at Black & Veatch Engineering, retiring in 2016. Phil served six years in the Kansas National Guard and belonged to the Amsterdam Methodist Church.
Phil and Onda were devoted to each other since meeting in Jr. High. He lovingly took care of Onda K, especially as her health failed in recent years. He loved bragging about his children and his grandchildren to whomever would listen.
Phil’s family and friends considered him patient, kind, and a good friend. His love for his family was evident in everything he did.
His love was baseball. He played from an early age and was known for his talent as a pitcher. He was on the Butler Legion Team and on the Miami town team. He headed the Miami Ball Association for eight years. He coached many boys and passed the love of the game to his sons and grandsons.
Summers were spent at the lake with his family, boating, camping, and fishing. After retiring, Phil had more time to enjoy working in his yard, fishing, and watching Westerns.
Phil is survived by his wife, Onda K Armentrout of Amsterdam, Missouri; two sons, Mark Armentrout and wife Carla of Hume, Missouri and Bryan Armentrout and wife Janelle of Butler, Missouri; one daughter, Angela Armentrout of Amsterdam, Missouri; five grandchildren, Erin, Ella, John, Augey, and Audrey; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Opal Armentrout; and twin infant grandsons, Nathan and Joseph Dean Armentrout.
Funeral services were held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Burial in Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Contributions to Amsterdam Fire Department, Amsterdam Methodist Church or Scott Cemetery. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.