Colleen Gwen Amey, 84, of Lakeview, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 13, 1933, in Vaughnsville to Virgil and Helen Bragg Vance, who preceded her in death. On April 20, 1973, she married Howard Travis Amey, who died April 8, 2002.
Colleen grew up on a farm during the depression where she learned to be frugal, work hard, persevere and encourage others to do the same. She graduated from Vaughnsville High School in 1951. One of her proudest accomplishments was her 26 years of perfect attendance at Superior Metal Products in Wapakoneta. She loved roller skating, bowling and was a passionate euchre player. In her free time, she enjoyed fishing and camping trips with her husband. Her mechanical mind and strength kept her woodworking and mowing lawns well into her 80s. She enjoyed regularly attending St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point, being involved in several service organiza- tions including Doyle R. Miller AMVETS Post 39 Auxiliary in Lakeview, FOE Aerie 471 in Delphos and volunteering at Mary Rutan Hospital.
Colleen was a strong Christian, a no-nonsense “pick-yourself- up-by-your-bootstraps” kind of gal and we will miss her greatly. She always said, “When it’s your time to go ... it’s your time to go!”
Survivors include daughters, Pamela (Frank) Grubb of Washington, Mich., Kyle Hall of Camptonville, Calif., and Katrina (Brian) Pierce of Carmichael, Calif.; son, Kent (Deb) Amey of Dublin; sister, Patty Couts of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; brother, Edgar (Norma) Vance of Vaughnsville; 12 grandchildren; and many great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Hoffman; son, Steven Amey; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Columbus Humane, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct., Hilliard, OH 43026
Arrangements are in care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.