Amy Armaw March 30, 1949 - February 4, 2021

On February 4th, 2021 Amy Armaw (Warma) passed after a short but difficult battle with cancer in Asheville, North Carolina.

Amy was the daughter of Ruth and Russell Warma of O’Fallon, Illinois. A University of Illinois graduate, Amy spent the majority of her adult life as a spiritual seeker. Her quest took her to study programs in France and Thailand, where she became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in the 1970’s. As the decades past she undertook additional investigations in spiritual practices that ranged from traditional divinity studies to the work of native American shaman.

In spite of my sister’s recent death, I expect her search for spiritual understanding continues. A restless soul who always seemed to be seeking more from life and human consciousness, I believe she is now looking for answers on the other side of existence.

May she continue her journey with peace and best wishes.

Her last months were shared with Jon Red Turtle, who graciously gave his time to care for and guide Amy through the last stages of life. The family wishes to thank Jon and Amy’s clinical team, particularly those at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC, whose hospice care was exceptional.

She is survived by Beth Warma Lurtz of Pinehurst, NC, Kathryn Warma of West Seattle, WA, and Karl Warma of Carlinville, IL.

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  1. Jeannine Rapp Geppinger says

    So very sorry for your loss.

  2. Pam Sievers says

    My condolences to Amy’s family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Amy, and, unfortunately, didn’t know her really well since she was a year older; but I remember I was in awe of her beauty, glamor, and free spirit. I’m sorry to hear of her pain and suffering in her last moments on earth, but her soul is free now, and I know it is providing strength and comfort to those who loved her. My thoughts are with you.

  3. Jeannie Wilson Cox says

    Dear Kathy, Beth and Karl and other family,

    I grew up with Amy and played in band and ensembles with her. I have many fond memories of our friendship. I was fortunate enough to visit with her at her 50th year OTHS reunion. My condolences to all of you. She will be missed greatly by those who knew her. May she Rest in Eternal Peace.