Amy Jo Deardorff

Amy Jo Deardorff

October 23, 1951 – January 29, 2022

Preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Tyler.  She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Deardorff; daughter, Beth Deardorff (Goeffrey Green); son, Tyler Deardorff (Shelby Vandemark); father, James Tyler; sisters: Jayne Tyler, Lu Ann Roby (Robert), and Sue Rawlins (David); brother, Kirk Tyler (Janel); brothers-in-law, Mark Deardorff (Janice) and Scott Deardorff (Christi); sister-in-law, Chris Colletti (Lawrence); and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Thursday, February 3rd, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, February 4th at 11am, St. Luke United Methodist Church, 11810 Burke St. 68154.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Kicks for a Cure and Completely Kids.

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Amy Jo (Tyler) Deardorff passed away at the age of 70 on January 29, 2022.  She was born to James and the late Dorothy Tyler on October 23, 1951, in Atlantic, Iowa, and was the oldest of five children.  After graduating from Atlantic (Iowa) High School in 1969, Amy went on to graduate from the University of Iowa in December of 1972.  She then married John Deardorff on December 28, 1972, and they were blessed with two children, Beth and Tyler.  Amy was fun-loving, a devoted wife and mother, and her warm smile will be missed by family and her many friends.  She loved to travel the world, play golf, and cheer on her beloved Iowa Hawkeyes.

Amy believed strongly in volunteerism and was active in many organizations, including Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee, Completely Kids, Friends of Children’s Hospital, Kicks for a Cure, Nebraska Children’s Home, Omaha Children’s Theater, Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball, P.E.O., Town Hall, and Women’s Center for Advancement.  She was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.



  • Sharon Crane Posted January 30, 2022 11:56 am

    My deepest sympathy for Amy’s passing. I am keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you peace.

  • Terri McDonnell Posted January 30, 2022 2:48 pm

    My family is out of town this week with us and Jack & I are sorry we will miss Amy’s Visitation and Funeral Service. We will miss her, always loved her, and send our sympsthy to her family for her passing.

  • Marnie Leiferman Posted January 30, 2022 7:37 pm

    I hope Dit and Cindy were waiting for her on her journey home. Prayers to the family.

  • Amy & John Hruska Posted January 31, 2022 9:01 am

    John and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing to you, John and to your entire family!

  • nancy fredrickson Posted January 31, 2022 9:12 am

    So saddened by this news. My deepest sympathies go out to John and all the family. Amy was such a dear woman in all she did. She touched many lives. May she find peace in Heaven.

  • Sandy (Warne) Denton Posted January 31, 2022 10:04 am

    So sorry to hear about Amy’s passing. My deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort go out to the whole family.

  • Sally A. Stalnaker Posted January 31, 2022 11:30 am

    On behalf of the Arthritis Foundation of Nebraska, and as a community volunteer, Amy was “The Real Thing,” as she was our Woman of the Year. She was very deserving not just for her volunteerism, but for her kindness, support and devotion to her family, friends and the Omaha community. Prayers to her family. She will be missed.

  • Denise and Jim Finnell Posted January 31, 2022 4:07 pm

    Thoughts, prayers, love and hugs for all. Amy will truly be missed . Love, Jim and Denise

  • Lilley Scott Posted January 31, 2022 7:19 pm

    I loved my Bell Partner like a sister. She was such an inspiration – kind, loving, always there to lend a hand (or turn a page)….even let me know when she’d be in Orlando so we could meet after I moved away. I will miss her, but know that Forrest is glad to greet another Omaha friend. John, we’ll see them later.

  • Barb Bradley Posted February 1, 2022 12:23 pm

    Amy will be missed. She encouraged everyone to live life to the fullest and she lead by example at every turn.. She not only volunteered but she had a way of getting others around her to volunteer. . We miss her in Bell Choir but know she is with us in Spirit.. Amy did random acts of Kindness everywhere.. Peace be with John and your family..

  • Dave & Deni Thomsen Posted February 1, 2022 6:05 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for entire family, Amy will be missed God Bless .With deepest sympathy Dave and Deni.

  • Judy Westbrook Mewhirter Posted February 1, 2022 7:12 pm

    John , family and Tyler family. I am so sorry for your loss. Amy Jo was such an amazing person. We enjoyed growing up nextdoor. My deepest sympathies. Judy

  • Jo Fortkamp Posted February 1, 2022 8:43 pm

    I’m so sorry to learn of Amy’s passing. She was a great example to me and all those who fight the cancer battle. Her smile lit up the room and I never heard her complain. She will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Phyllis Rumery Wengert Posted February 1, 2022 10:14 pm

    John, You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Amy was a wonderful person & a treasure to all whose lives she touched. May God bring you all comfort at this difficult time.

  • Laurene (Mueller) Tarvin Posted February 2, 2022 10:10 am

    Dear John, I am so sorry to hear about Amy as I remember what a great person she was. My sincere condolences

  • Pat Henningsen Crosley Posted February 2, 2022 11:50 am

    John, Beth and Tyler, I’m so sorry to hear this. We graduated from Atlantic High School together 52 years ago and she always seemed so happy. We caught up again at a class reunion once and discovered we were both cancer survivors. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

  • Kathleen Henningsen Posted February 2, 2022 11:57 am

    Dear John, Jim, Beth, and Tyler,,
    My heartfelt sadness to you all for the loss of Amy’s smile and warmth. My prayers are with you.

  • Mary Barnholdt Ray Posted February 2, 2022 12:45 pm

    Sending prayers and caring thoughts to all of you. I graduated with Amy in 1969. She always was friendly and supportive of her fellow classmates. Her smile was contagious. I know she will be missed

  • Kevin and Bonnie Archibald Posted February 2, 2022 4:07 pm

    John, Beth , Tyler and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Amy’s passing. May God wrap his arms around you all and grant you peace and comfort.

  • Kevin and Bonnie Archibald Posted February 2, 2022 4:10 pm

    John, Beth , Tyler and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Amy’s passing. Sending prayers to you all.

  • Michael and Pam Amstein Posted February 2, 2022 5:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Amy will be missed by all. Heaven has a new angel.

  • Jeff McDonald Posted February 2, 2022 6:47 pm

    Sorry to hear about Amy, sending our condolences and prayers to you and your family!

  • Beth Becker Meyer Posted February 2, 2022 8:51 pm

    Sending prayers for peace for the Deardorff and Tyler families. I have great memories of growing up in the neighborhood with Amy Jo.

  • Todd & Lisa Meyer Posted February 3, 2022 7:55 am

    John and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories help lift you up during this difficult time.

  • Joyce A Hart Posted February 3, 2022 8:38 am

    So sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to John and family.

  • Jerry Magner Posted February 3, 2022 9:38 am

    I believe we were neighbors in Maple Village. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Gaby R Landeros Posted February 3, 2022 10:46 am

    Dear family:
    Amy was a beautiful woman who left an indelible mark on all of us.
    I keep her beautiful smile, hier strength,her tireless fight and the love she left in our hearts.
    Have a good trip, Amy.
    Kisses to Dotty, and. my Grandparents 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Gaby R Landeros Posted February 3, 2022 10:53 am

    Dear family:
    Amy was a beautiful woman who left an indelible mark on all of us.
    I keep hier smile, her strength, her tireless fight and the love she left in her beloved family and our hearts.
    Have a good trip, Amy.
    Kisses to Dotty and my Grandparents.
    Whith all my Love…..Gaby

  • Pam Bucher Raffurty Posted February 3, 2022 12:07 pm

    I first met Amy Jo in Third Grade at Washington Elementary in Atlantic Iowa. I have such wonderful memories of going to the Tyler home for birthday parties, slumber parties, and Girl Scout Meetings with Dottye (the best girl scout leader ever). Amy was always so much fun, very optimistic about everything and always a great friend. We kept in touch through class reunions through the years (every five years). This past reunion in 2019, I remember telling her that she looked so vibrant. Her magnificent smile will always be the first thing I think of when I think of Amy!! I have enjoyed watching stories and pictures of Tyler and Beth growing up on Facebook. I LOVE seeing adventures that John and Amy were on!!! My love, hugs, and positive thoughts go out to the entire wonderful Tyler/Deardorff family. Hug tight to all of the wonderful memories with Amy, That is what I will always do. Love, Pam Bucher Raffurty

  • Jacqueline Smith Posted February 3, 2022 12:49 pm

    Sad to hear the news. Many memories of growing up together. Special prayers to Jim, John and the family. Prayers and thoughts to the family and I will always remember Amy’s special smile..

  • Robin & Virlee Reed Posted February 3, 2022 2:33 pm

    John & Family ~~ We are so sorry to learn of Amy’s passing ~ Will be keeping the Deardorff & Tyler families in our thoughts & prayers ~ May your memories bring you comfort ~ Just keep “Leanin’ on the Everlasting Arms”

  • Linda Waggoner Elliott Posted February 3, 2022 9:33 pm

    Amy was such a sparkling personality. She was close friends with my sister Deb . We were delighted to find them at the Redwood not so long ago on their way home from an Iowa game. May your family be comforted by the wonderful memories you have. Blessings to all.

  • Barby Aunan Piittmann Posted February 4, 2022 9:45 am

    My heart goes out to the Deardorff and Tyler families. Losing a sibling is rough, but God gives us great memories to keep them close to us forever.
    Go Hawks!!💛🖤

  • Pam McCawley Posted February 4, 2022 10:39 am

    John & family,

    Thoughts are with you since the passing of Amy.

  • Randi L. Williams Posted February 4, 2022 11:42 am

    Doug and I were so very sorry to hear about the passing of Amy. I met Amy in the 3rd grade at Washington Elementary school. We then were classmates until we graduated from AHS in ’69. Our hearts go out to all of you who loved Amy. She will be greatly missed. May God comfort you during this time of great sadness and also bring a sense of peace in knowing that Amy will no longer suffer from the ravages of cancer as she has gone ahead of all of you in going to Heaven to get her Heavenly reward. Hugs to all and prayers that you will rejoice in all the wonderful memories you have of her.

  • Aftab Dada, Shannon Anderson, Donna Such Posted February 4, 2022 5:49 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Deardorff and Tyler families. Amy will be greatly missed by all her friends in Palm Springs and her entire Hilton family. Peace and comfort to you all…

  • Heiken Vicki Posted February 5, 2022 7:25 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss, just makes me sad Amy is gone too soon. Sending you prayers and strength. Thinking of you, John, and your family.😢

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