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.