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Barbara Ann Amsden

Born:            Wednesday, 10th of October 1945
Died:            Thursday, 28th of September 2017


   Barbara Amsden , age 71, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. She was born October 10, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Ethlene Jewel (nee Wimberly) and Evans Estes Jolly.
   She is survived by her son Gregory (Jen) Amsden of Bloomsdale, Missouri, her daughter Angela (Jacoby) Wesley of Festus, longtime companion Paul T. "Junior" Courtaway of Festus, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and newphews.
   In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother Aldwin (Shyrll survives of O'Fallon, Missouri) Jolly, and her sister Mary C. (the late Francis) Pratt.
   She was a member of the VFW #3777 Auxiliary and the Festus-Crystal City Conservation Club. She was a long time cook for the Teamsters camp in Pevely, Missouri, VFW #3777 and Festus Manor Nursing Center, and retired as a cake decorator from Wal-Mart in Festus.
   Visitation after 2:00 P.M. until the time of funeral service at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by Rev. Cody Alley, Chaplain. Memorials in her memory are preferred to VFW #3777.

Little Rock, Arkansas
Crystal City, Missouri