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Stella Amsberry

July 30, 1939 — January 5, 2022

Stella Amsberry age 82 of Ansley, NE passed away peacefully on January 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, at the Arbor Care Center in Ord, NE.

Cremation was chosen, A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Stella was born July 30,1939 to Kenneth and Virginia (Cox) Holmes. She grew up in Ansley, NE where she graduated High School before going on to earn her Nurses Cap in Grand Island, NE.

On December 21, 1958, Larry Amsberry took Stella’s hand in marriage at the Ansley United Methodist Church. In the coming years they would be blessed with four children: Lanny, Susan and twins, Regina, and Jenny. The family of six flourished on the family farm east of Ansley. During this time Stella worked tirelessly as a devoted wife and mom. In addition to the family’s private and commercial farming enterprises, Stella found the time to be a nurse, 4-H leader, Ansley Public School’s employee, and an active member of the Ansley United Methodist Church.

Larry and Stella later moved to California where they successfully managed residential properties. While there, they also enjoyed spending time with family in the area. Upon returning to Nebraska, they retired and settled in, back home in Ansley, NE.

On December 21, 2021, the loving couple celebrated 63 years of steadfast marriage. All their children were in attendance.

Stella is survived by her husband, Larry Amsberry. Children: Lanny & Deb Amsberry, Bill & Susan (Amsberry) Witry, John & Jenny (Amsberry) Bronson, and Regina Amsberry Burkhardt, grandchildren: Sarah Amsberry, Kyle Witry, and Kaitlyn, Joseph & Jacob Burkhardt, great grandchildren, Anthony, Vienna & Abigail, her sister, Julie (Holmes) Roach and family.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth “KC” and Virginia Holmes and her brother Kenneth “David” Holmes.


May you dance with the angels and find peace in the Lord’s house.


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