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Amy Lou Liesemeyer – Obituary

liesameyer-amy-2Amy Lou Liesemeyer, age 91 years, a resident of Metropolis and a former resident of Tunnel Hill, passed away Wednesday morning, November 23, 2016, at 2:45 AM at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.

Amy was born May 21, 1925 in Tunnel Hill. She was the daughter of Gus Choate and Ada (Spencer) Choate.

On September 13, 1963, Amy was united in marriage to Reuben H. Liesemeyer in Herrin, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2012.

Amy is survived by: her daughters – Betty (her husband, Herman) Pritchett of Goreville and Sandy (her husband, Mike) Smith of Suwanee, Georgia; 4 grandchildren – Kimberly Sue (her husband, Dusty) Lingle of Goreville, Corley Audorff, Jr. of Cumming, Georgia, Josh Holmes of Paducah, Kentucky and Tyler Jones of Dongola; a great grandson – Nick Lingle; a sister – Mary Lauderdale of Metropolis; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Amy was preceded in death by a brother – John Robert Choate and a stepdaughter – Sharon Youngblood.

Amy was a graduate of the Sullins Public School near Tunnel Hill. During her working career, Amy was primarily employed as an assembler in a number of factories in the Chicago area, including Northwestern Golf Clubs and Paymaster Corporation. She also worked in a furniture manufacturing plant in St. Charles as well as working at the Elgin State Hospital.

Amy is fondly remembered for her love and devotion to her family, particularly her grandchildren. She gave of herself generously and assisted in raising a number of her grandchildren. Amy was a wonderful cook. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

A service honoring the life of Amy Liesemeyer will be conducted Friday afternoon, November 25, 2016, at 1 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Kevin McNeely will officiate. Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery north of Ozark.

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 1 PM Friday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to the Robinson Cemetery Fund, c/o Rhonda O’Neal, 1255 Ozark Road, Ozark, IL 62972.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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