Carmen “Mickey” Amaro, age 89, of Manhattan, died September 11, 2019, at Ascension via Christi Village in Manhattan.
She was born October 17, 1929, in Manhattan, the daughter of Emmett and Gavina (Escobar) Silva.
Mickey graduated from Manhattan High School.
On June 10, 1950, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church she was married to Teddy Amaro. Teddy preceded her in death on April 13, 1986.
Mickey was a homemaker and was a substitute mother to many. She was always there to babysit when someone needed her, always answering to Nana. Teddy and she were godparents to many in the family as well.
She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and Eagles Auxiliary.
Mickey enjoyed attending all of her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, playing bingo at various establishments and the occasional trip to Las Vegas.
Survivors include her three children: Andrew Amaro and his wife Peggy of Manhattan, Romaine Schell and her husband Tim of Manhattan, and David Amaro and his wife Lucy of Algonquin, IL; nine grandchildren: Steven, Jennifer, and A.J. Amaro, Ashley Waller, Jessica Schell, Amy Miernicki, Katterina, Gabriela and Aleksandra Amaro; 12 great-grandchildren; three siblings: Walden Silva and his wife Louise of Council Grove, KS, Frank Silva of Newton, KS, and Emma Thompson and her husband Roger of Naples, NY; and many nieces and nephews.
Mickey was also preceded in death by three siblings: David Silva, Margaret Casey and Ray Silva.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 16th, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Kerry Ninemire as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, September 15th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. A Parish Vigil will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday in the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.