OBITUARY

Bessie Banks Amburgey

March 25, 1927March 29, 2010

Bessie Amburgey, 83, of Columbus, died at noon Monday, March 29, 2010, at her home. A homemaker, Mrs. Amburgey was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She loved to knit, quilt and crochet and also loved gardening and her flowers. Born in Whitesburg, Ky., March 25, 1927, Mrs. Amburgey was the daughter of Arthur and Angie Brown Banks but was raised by her stepmother, Polly Ann Banks. She married Farmer Amburgey Sept. 4, 1944, in Baltimore, MD, The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with John Sichting officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday. Burial will be at Hawcreek Cemetery north of Hope. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana or New Hope Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.myers-reed.com Mrs. Amburgey is survived by her husband; a son, Ron (Katrina) Amburgey of Columbus; brothers, Jack (Wendy) Banks and Carl (Carol) Banks, both of Columbus, Paul (Babe) Brashears of Arkansas and Tony (Kathy) Banks of Arizona; sisters, Estelle Scheidt and Ruby Brashears, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Melissa (Eric) Johnson of Logansport, Jarred Amburgey of Bloomington, Jordan Smith of Taiwan, Brandon W. Smith of Boston, Mass., and David L. Smith of Columbus; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Edgar Amburgey; a sister, Iness Hogg; and a brother, Harlan Banks

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 1, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 1, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 31, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Sheila Newland-Wiedersatz

May 12, 2010

Ronnie,

I am just now learning that your mom has passed away. I remember your mom well as our neighbor on Hwy. 31. She was always so pleasant and such a good mom to you. I felt a special bond to you because we were both only children. My dad just passed away one year ago this month so I know how it feels to lose a parent. Take care and I send my best to you and your family.

Linda Smith Gurganus

April 1, 2010

Farmer, Ron, and family,

Your family has always meant a lot to our family. Bessie was a sweet lady. I appreciated so many things about her. I know this is hard for you. We care.

(Lena's daughter)

Jane Colvin

March 31, 2010

Ron I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts when you lose one's mom.II would talk to your mom when I was working and she always had a giggle in her voice..You and your dad take care.
Jane Colvin

March 31, 2010

Our condolences and thoughts are with you and your family.
Joan Bickel and the late Ed Bickel

Katrina Amburgey

March 31, 2010

You are greatly missed. I know you are in a much better place than I and I hope to see you one day again. The tears still fall from us all. May the lord let you fly in your new life and have the peace we all long for. God Bless, Love Always Katrina

FROM THE FAMILY