Betty Lou Amster

NEW ALBANY - Amster, Betty Lou, 86, died April 24, 2011 at her home in New Albany surrounded by her devoted caregivers, supportive neighbors, friends, caring housekeeper, and special loved ones.

She was born in Cleveland, OH but became a resident of New Albany at a very young age, attending Silver Street Elementary and later New Albany High School. Her first job was as a cub reporter for the New Albany Tribune and later The Louisville Times and The Courier-Journal, where she became the only woman police reporter Louisville has ever had. Betty Lou attended the University of Louisville and later became the first editor of The Louisville Magazine.

Betty Lou and her husband lived in Louisville in a spacious condo in The Mayflower Hotel and were connected very strongly to the University of Louisville where her husband Clarence H. "Junie" Amster was a professor of social psychology. They both considered this time to be very special in their lives. After retiring, the Amsters returned to New Albany where they had many friends and very strong roots. They were members of the old New Albany Country Club for many years.

Betty Lou requested no public funeral services. A private entombment will be held in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN, is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the .

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 27, 2011