Amber Lee Smith

Amber Lee Smith Battle Creek Amber Lee Smith, 71, of Battle Creek, passed away on November 27, 2012 at Bronson Battle Creek. She was born on August 6, 1941, in Battle Creek, the oldest of the 10 children of Richard J. and Tharon (Hallock) Smith. Amber retired from Progressive Dynamics in 1995 after 24 years of service. She was a member of Level Park Baptist Church where she was active with Vacation Bible School, the Secret Sisters and other church activities. Amber enjoyed crafts and playing X-Box games. She was preceded by her companion of 42 years, Mr. Edwin Katz, in 2011. Amber is survived by her brothers and sisters Mary (Oscar) Chantrenne, Robert J. (Sarah) Smith, Kathy (Roger) Golyar, Charles (Holly) Smith all of Battle Creek, Ritchie (Fay) Smith of Delton and Susan (Phil) Cornell also of Battle Creek. She also leaves her step-children Dawn (Terry) Burghoff of Augusta and Ronald (Tammy) Katz of Spring Hill, TN, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Amber was preceded in death by her parents, brother Richard J. Smith and sisters Donna J. Eakins and Julia A. Stevens. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Royal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Royal Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to the .

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 30, 2012