Date of Death: January 23, 2019
In accordance with the family’s wishes cremation has taken place and a public memorial service will be held at Hohner Funeral Home of Three Rivers, MI on Saturday, February 2, 2019 with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Following the service the family has invited friends for a time of food and fellowship at the U.A.W. Hall at 15802 Hoffman Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093.
Amanda “Amy” Dawn McEntire, 42, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 23,2019 losing her battle with congestive heart failure at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI.
Amy was born on October 7, 1976 in Niles, Michigan. A strong-willed and spirited child Amy was fiercely independent and always out to show the world she could do anything; and she did. She was a woman of many talents including welding, gardening, fishing, crafting, and cooking. Amy was an avid animal lover and had a menagerie of animals over the years: birds, ferrets, a chinchilla, fish, hamsters, her beloved cats: Gibson, Marley, Seven, and Azara; and some of the greatest joys of her life, her dogs: Daisy, Zoey, Pyper, and Kya.
Amy loved to laugh and no one could tell a story like her. Above all Amy will be remembered for the humor, love, and friendship she brought to this world. Amy was such a great friend to so many and was the fiercest champion for all her friends.
She is preceded in death by her Grandparents: Donald & Marion Pieper, Claire Pieper, and Charles & Rosemary Sears and her beloved cousin: Ryan Pieper.
Amy is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by her best friend and fiancé of 25 years: Mike Mirras; her parents: Charles & Phyllis Sears; her biological father: Danny McEntire; her brothers: James McEntire and Brian Mirras; sisters: Rachael (Jason) Burns and Sara (Jeff) Glide, and Shari (Paul) Preston; her beloved niece and nephews: Faust, Serene and Kaid Glide; Her Aunt: Georgia Outman; Her Uncle: Tom (Audie) Pieper; and cousins: Erik Pieper, Holly Barbour, Cam Leitz, Buck Hickman, Laurelin Outman, Thomas Outman, and Bobby Outman. Amy was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
Memorials made in Amy’s memory may be made out to the Humane Society. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.
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So sorry to hear about your daughter Amy’s passing. If you need a someone to talk to, call me. I dont have a car that runs anymore so I can’t get over there. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m going to be at the funeral. I have a ride. Be strong. God loves you. Draw your strength from him.
We have wonderful memories of Amy when she was a little girl. Her independent spirit and joy stayed with her as she blossomed into a beautiful young woman. We will miss you, Amy. The world is better because of you.
We pray that your cousin Ryan has his loving arms around you right now.
With found memories Sis you will be missed!!
Any you were one of my oldest friends. Your family was there at one of my darkest points in my life. Years went by before I was able to find you on fb.
I’m so blessed to have had you back in my life the last couple of years.
Fly high my dear friend.
Your friendship will never be forgotten.
She will be deeply missed by me and Robbie too. When I married Jamie I got a beautiful daughter and a best friend/sister for life. I love you Ames. Always and forever
We first met Amy @ Eaton , we worked together, we can attest to Amy being a hard worker & if she set her mind to do something , she would go for it , if she didn’t get it the first time , she didn’t stop, she kept @ it until she got it .. We went to Syndicate & who did we find there , Amy , she was hilarious , I liked break time , because we could always hear a story or two from her , she never bit her tongue saying what ever she had to say . We retired from Syndicate & lost touch with her ( occasionally seeing her in a store or getting gas) , she will be missed , R.I.P. Amy , you left a piece of you in everybody that knew you , whether it be good or bad. Amy , thanks for the memories , Helen & Larry Haley
I will miss you . I remember you from Syndicate Systems .. Not real well. I remember you most from facebook where we shared the same sense of humor and our undying love for animals. I would share your posts and you shared mine. I really miss getting on facebook and not seeing or laughing out loud at the posts of crazy animals doing crazy things….You were a really great friend and I miss you already….That last contact I had with you was the day before you passed. I asked you why you were in the hospital and you told me , you had trouble with your heart. I never dreamed I would never see you again on my webpage. Rest sweet lady.
All of us on third shift miss seeing you at work. For me your presence will always be felt. Thank you for teaching me many things at SMP. I will also miss talking with you when we were on our breaks. I’m sorry that the last thing we talked about was #2 and #3 boxes. I didn’t think that would be the last time we would talk.
Dont be sorry. Amy enjoyed talking and sharing. Every conversation is only important in that you connected, and obviously you did because you remember the conversation. Life would be totally perfect if it had a “back” button — wouldn’t it? Thank you for being a friend to my daughter.