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Obituary Condolences

Shirley K. Amft, nee Koop, 89, passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Home, Little Sisters of the Poor, on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Fred P. Amft; loving mother of Barbara McGary, Kathryn (Charles) Stanek, Mary (Roger) Flammang, Fred (Anna) Amft, Julie Amft, Loren (John) Whitehouse and Carolyn (Paul) Benson; devoted grandmother of 14; dear great-grandmother of 14; special aunt to many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law of Robert Amft. Preceded in death by parents Agnes and William Koop; brother Bill Koop, sisters-in-law Mary Koop and Marian Amft; daughter-in-law Reesa Newman Amft and granddaughter Ellen Anne Benson. Memorial Mass to celebrate Shirley's life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at St. Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway, Chicago. The Amft family deeply appreciates the loving care Shirley received from the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Mary's Home. Donations in Shirley's name to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 N. Lakewood, Chicago, IL 60614 would be most appreciated. For information call (773) 743-4034 or sign the guestbook at
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from July 26 to July 27, 2012
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