Mary Belle Amans, 93, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., formerly of Chetek, Wis., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Lake Hallie Memory Care.
She was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Chetek to Cora Belle (Bunell) and Claude Tallman. She was raised in Chetek and attended schools there.
On June 24, 1943, she married Lyle C. Amans in Chetek. They moved to Baraboo, Wis., where Lyle was employed at the munitions factory during World War II. In 1945, they moved to Rice Lake, Wis., where they farmed. In 1947, they moved to Chetek, where she was employed at the Spot Supper Club; ABC Cabinet Factory; Sykes Meats, in Cameron, Wis.; Sanna Dairy, in Cameron; and then Wright Hardware, in Rice Lake, for 15 years, retiring in 1997. She and Lyle moved to Chippewa Falls in 1998. Lyle preceded her in death on July 24, 2003.
Mary enjoyed quilting and made many cherished blankets for family members. She also enjoyed visiting the farm and spending time with her beloved family. She loved dancing, laughing, smiling and singing. When she was able, cookies were always on the table. But most importantly, she loved our Lord.
She is survived by a son, Dick (Bonnie) Amans, of Chippewa Falls; a daughter, Sharon (John) Kreier, of Cameron; a sister, Ardith Fitzgerald, of Cameron; a brother, Arnold (Rosemary) Tallman, of Augusta; seven grandchildren, Rick (Dana) Amans, Randy (Jody) Amans, Russ (Terri) Amans, Missy (Scott) Boehm, Brandon (Kari) Amans, Charlotte (Randy) Glenna and Brent Bazewicz and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle; a daughter, Claudia, in infancy; brothers Earl, Lester, Floyd and Manley Tallman; and sisters Lovey Burns Tallman and Lucille Smith Tallman.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with Pastor Dean Benzschawel, of Abundant Life Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, in Chippewa Falls.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls, is serving the family.
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