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Amy Jean (Mitchell) Tuttle

June 3, 1928 - April 1, 2018

Amy Jean (Mitchell) Tuttle, 89, of Lincoln, passed away on Easter evening, April 1, 2018. She was born June 3, 1928, to Ira and Carol Mitchell in Arapahoe, and grew up in Humboldt. Amy graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in nutrition, and first worked in nutrition research for several years on the east campus under Ruth Leverton. She next moved into publishing, first employed by the Omaha Journal Stockman and then later by the University of Nebraska Press.

While at the Nebraska Press, among other editorial duties, she was the business manager of the Prairie Schooner. With her marriage and the birth of her children, she became a full-time homemaker, devoting her considerable talents to volunteer positions. She made substantial contributions to the League of Women Voters, Symphony Guild, Red Cross, P.E.O., Great Books, Outlook Club, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, and at Prescott Elementary and Irving Junior High Schools.

Amy was a woman of quiet wit, and modeled a life of love and acceptance of all people. She was a woman of grace and poise, with a sharp intellect hidden by modesty. She taught us an appreciation for beauty in language, nature, art, or in the simple play of light. She gave of herself to family, organizations and her many friends. She will be particularly missed by the women in her First-Plymouth Circle 4 reading group and by her long-time bridge partners at the Landing. Amy loved her husband deeply, married to him for more than 56 years.

Amy is survived by her husband, Morrie Tuttle, son Mark (Margaret) Tuttle, daughter Caroline (Brad) Carlin, and grandsons Sam, Josh and Nate Carlin and Matthew Tuttle.

The celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m., with family greeting friends beginning at 9 a.m., on May 12 at First-Plymouth Congregational Church. The family will depart immediately after the memorial for a private interment in Mound Cemetery, sited in a corner of the section homesteaded by her great-grandfather in 1860, near her home town of Humboldt. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the Lincoln City Library Foundation. Condolences at www.roperandsons.com

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