Amy R. Barrett, 65, of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022. She was born January 18, 1957 in Valparaiso to Marvin & Evelyn (Maudlin) Stoner and graduated from Washington Township High School in 1975.  Amy began her career as a dental assistant, but quickly found her niche for eclectic employment in a myriad of positions culminating as a caregiver for children.  Creative talents that spanned nearly all categories of crafts, being able to find the bright side of every situation, and copious laughter & hugs defined Amy.  Despite challenges in her life, she seemed to make the best of every situation and came out with a smile on her face determined to be a positive influence on all of those around her.
Survivors include her daughters; Megan Sutton of Fort Wayne, IN & Penny (Bill) Kyle of New Carlisle, IN, her mother, Evelyn Stoner of Valparaiso, sister, Beth (Tim) Horan of Valparaiso, brother, Tom (Jackie) Stoner of Valparaiso, grandchildren; Monty, Charlie, Newton, Agatha, Simon & Annie, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held Friday from 4 – 7 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.  The funeral service will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday at the funeral home with cremation to follow.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Lyme Disease Foundation, New Haven CT.


Dave and I wish to share our sincere condolences in the passing of Amy.  May Her Memory Be Eternal.  With love in Christ, Dave and Jean Shaffer and family

My heart is heavy, Amy was such a close friend and I’m struggling with words to express how deeply sorry for the loss of a wonderful daughter, mother, sibling, and friend. May you be comforted by Amy’s strong beliefs and know she is home.  Deepest sympathy, -Linda Johnson 

To all of Amy's family.... we're so sorry that you've lost such a delightful daughter, mother, sister, aunt.  We loved her positive attitude and quick wit . May you all be blessed with the grace of peace, understanding and acceptance.  -Christa and Hugh Graham 

My thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed.  -Mr. Mrs. Gerald I Kyle 

Like so many, I'm going to really miss Amy too. What a sweetheart and what a trooper. She was gracious, generous, funny, loving, creative and so much more. I'm so sorry, Megan, Penny, grandkids, Evelyn, Beth, Tom and all other family members. And Amy's friends! She was one of my earliest playmates. I remember when she had banana curls and will always remember her sense of humor.  -Karen Stoner 

Our family was so grateful when we found Amy to care for our Logan. He was our first and she was so helpful easing the stress of working, knowing he was safe and cared for. I know she's caring for the children in heaven now. Prayers of comfort to the family.  -Kristen Kurtz 

I am still in shock at the unexpected loss of my dear friend. Prayers to the family and grandkids of a wonderful human, fun spirit, and dear friend. She will be missed immensely.  -Courtney Bennett 

My deepest condolences. I have been bedridden for 5 years with Lyme disease. Amy read about my story in the paper and came to bring me gifts and visit me. One of the most selfless humans I’ve ever met. She sent me the most uplifting messages almost daily. Always trying to bring me hope. What an earth angel she was. I feel I hardly knew her but the kindness she shared with me the last few months was palpable. My deepest condolences to her family. I send you and your family love and light , Amy.  -Tyna jessen 

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