Amy B. Walowen, 50, of Petrolia, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 7, 1969 in Butler, the loving daughter of Lynda (Schuffert) Wimer of Butler and Gary A. Wimer of Strattonville.
Amy was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Vacation Bible School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from SRU. Amy was first and foremost an incredibly loving mother, wife of 18 years and friend. She had worked as a teacher at Kindercare Learning Centers, as a paraprofessional at Chicora Elementary and a substitute teacher for His Kids Christian School, as well as, the Moniteau and Butler School Districts. Amy also served at Camp Bucoco as the Preston Center Director for Summer Boy Scout Camp.
A gifted teacher, she had an amazing ability to connect with students and children and changed the lives of every one of them. She was especially gifted with young children and exuded a glowing passion and love for children that endeared her to them and to all she touched. Generous in spirit and with a beautiful soul, she was an immediate friend and a concerned, caring confidant to so many. Amy had an uncanny ability to always remember everyone’s birthday and a gift for sharing her beautiful inner light with anyone she met.
She lived for her family, especially her son Alex who was the center of her world. She also loved her dogs as if they were her children, and cared for all wild creatures, especially her birds and deer. She enjoyed doing just about anything with her family including visiting the beach, shuttling Alex to his many activities, taking care of others, and taking long walks in the woods where she loved to observe nature’s gifts including her friends the deer, the waddling porcupines, all of her birds, and the bunnies.
She is survived by her son, Alex and husband, Pete; her dog Cinder, as well as her mother and father; her sister, Jana Wimer-Kasperowski(Walt); her brother, Craig Wimer; her uncles, Randy Wimer, Alan Wimer and Bill Schuffert; her nephews, Nate Walowen, Erik Kasperowski, Connor Wimer; her niece, Caitlyn Wimer, as well as, a large loving family of cousins, great aunts, great uncles and extended family. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and two dogs Cody and Holly.
Friends will be received at Young Funeral Home, Ltd., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
Visitation from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM will be held at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2117 Chicora Rd., Chicora, on Friday, October 4, 2019 with Pastor Boomhower officiating.
Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Chicora
Contributions may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053, Butler County Federated Library System, 1777 N. Main St. Ext. Butler, PA 16001 or the Audubon Society of Western PA, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238