Our amazing Amy L. Breashears, 45, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on June 25th. Amy is survived by her husband Ken Moran, her father Donald (Duke) Breashears and Grandmother June Miller.
Amy was born September 22nd 1972 to Duke and Janice Breashears in Ottawa Kansas. She grew up in the countryside surrounded by her family and attended Wellsville High School. Amy was a member of the Cheerleading Squad for 4 years, played volleyball and was nominated Homecoming Queen her senior year ’91.
Upon graduation Amy attended Ottawa University where she met her future husband Ken. Amy graduated Ottawa University (Psychology) ‘95 and University Missouri Kansas City (Masters of Social Work) ’01. She spent most of her professional life as a social worker involved with a wide range of clients, but specialized in working with the elderly whom she adored. Social work was a job she loved and excelled at, she was honored multiple times by her peers and clients for dedication, passion and going the extra mile to ensure people in need got everything they required.
Amy married Ken Moran in 1998 in the Rose Garden at Loose Park, and they would have celebrated 20 years in August.
Amy loved to go on long hikes and was a big supporter of the National Parks. She and Ken took many road trips to the parks and together they visited over thirty National and State Parks. Amy was an avid reader, which she got from her Mom; she threw pottery, loved bike rides and bringing her beloved dogs, Van and then Hazel to Loose Park for walks. Amy had a passion for animals and cared for her pets like her own children. She completed over twenty half marathons and was a very proud finisher of the 2011 Chicago Marathon.
She was a tough woman and overcame breast cancer twice. Amy was a beacon of light in many people’s lives and through her love and caring she had a profound influence on those she was around and encountered throughout her beautiful life. She will be greatly missed, she was loved.
A life celebration will be held on Sunday July 15th at 5pm at Brookside Gardens: 624 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110. Life celebration service will begin at 6pm.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Holding you close in thought. May you find comfort in the good memories you shared.
Friends ,Shawnee ,Kansas
We loved Any very much and always looked forward to spending time with her and Ken. She is deeply missed.
Friends ,Kansas City ,Missouri
So sorry for all of your loss. Amy was an inspiration! Her enthusiasm, BIG smile and drive in life will be missed.
Friend ,Princeton ,Kansas
Amy had a beautiful soul and kind heart,she will always have a place in my heart.