Amy Ruth Fleecs
July 13, 1956 – November 12, 2023
Amy Ruth (Brown) Fleecs, age 67, of Omaha, passed away November 12, 2023, at home with her family surrounding her.
Amy was a very talented quilter, DIYer and home maker. She spent her life devoting her time to her family. She had a creative spirit and loved making homemade gifts and sharing them with her friends and family. She also enjoyed traveling with her children and extended family. Amy had a contagious smile and witty comments that will forever be remembered.
She grew up on a farm in Hershey, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Tom and Ruth Brown. She often spoke of the memories made on the farm with her brothers: John, Eric, and Scot, and the hard work that she learned. She passed along her work ethic to her three children. She was so proud of them and their accomplishments. She attended Hershey High School, and then went on to play on the first Mid Plains Community College women’s basketball team. She met her husband, Steven, and married in 1981. They raised their children in Sutherland, Nebraska. After Steven’s retirement from Union Pacific Railroad, they moved to Eastern Nebraska to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Amy always said that her greatest accomplishment was her children and her grandchildren. They were the light of her life. She leaves behind her cat, Lucy; husband, Steven; children: Matthew and wife, Rebecca, of San Antonio, Texas, Amber and husband, Brian Cross, of Menno, South Dakota, and Rachel and husband, Matthew Person, of Omaha, Nebraska; 7 grandchildren: Athena, Aurora and Titus Fleecs, Briley and Callie Cross, and Henrik and Alexander Person.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, John and David Brown; parents, Thomas and Ruth Brown; in-laws, Robert and Lila Fleecs; and her niece, Missy Blake.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 2 p.m., at Community Covenant Church, 15770 Q St. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.