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Amy Beth BrinkmanPassing: December 26, 2018

Service:

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 31st @ 10:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday, December 30th @ 4:00 - 7:00 p. m.

Cemetery:

Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Monday, December 31st

MITCHELL – Amy Beth Brinkman, 55, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 28, 1963, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Clarence Roman and Rosemarie Mary (Strack) Raab.  She married Douglas Richard Brinkman December 28, 1982.

Amy was a homemaker and had been employed at the Mitchell Community Schools and D&D Star Stop.  She had been a Girl Scout leader for many years, and was a caregiver.  Amy was her children’s biggest cheerleader.  She was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.

Surviving
husband,
Douglas Brinkman of Mitchell
children,
Anthony (Jamie) Brinkman of El Paso, Texas
Christy (Jared) Brinkman-Robertson of Terre Haute
Amanda (Aaron) Todd of Bloomington
Andrew (Caitlin) Brinkman of Terre Haute
Jodi (Alex) Fleenor of Mitchell
grandchildren,
Dakota Brinkman, Norah Robertson, Rowen Brinkman, and Elizabeth Brinkman
siblings,
Donald Raab of Cincinnati
Jayne Raab of Cincinnati
JoAnn Brinkman of Cincinnati
Richard Raab of Cincinnati

Her parents preceded her in death.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Mitchell with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating.  Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home &  Cremation Center.  The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial Gifts: HOPE Medora Goes Pink Breast Cancer Awareness, Inc., PO Box 125, Medora, Indiana 47260.

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32 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Chip & Tina Brinkman | http://West Chester
    Date: December 30, 2018
    No words can take away the pain of your loss. I only hope that time can help ease it a bit. And the hole in your heart? Fill it with your lifetime of memories. Love always, Chip and Tina
  2. Guest: Dale &Joan Perry | http://Indianapolis
    Date: December 29, 2018
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are of Christy and her family at this sad, sad time.
  3. Guest: Jayne Raab | http://Cincinnati
    Date: December 29, 2018
    Amy was my baby sister she was a pillar of strength, love, generosity, faith and live she was a very generous soul and a selfless soul she now has her wings and is an angel on heaven.
  4. Guest: Deanna Kay Ely | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 28, 2018
    Doug and the Brinkman family, I am saddened to hear of Amy's passing. I know she fought with her heart and soul. Amy planted some pine trees in the back fence row in Daves yard, they are still there and I think of her when I pass them.
  5. Guest: Kathy & Mike Owens | http://Cincinnati
    Date: December 28, 2018
    Dear Doug and Family, Amy fought so hard and cared lovingly for others, especially your mom. She was a true inspiration to us all. May your beautiful memories of her comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy to and your loving family. Hugs & Prayers,
  6. Guest: Cross | http://El Paso, Texas
    Date: December 28, 2018
    Praying for your whole family ❤
  7. Guest: Kimberly Reis | http://Waynesville
    Date: December 28, 2018
    Going to the Elder/Western Hills football game, at Riverfront Stadium the first Thanksgiving after Amy and Doug met. I knew then they were in love.
  8. Guest: Ann Baker | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: December 28, 2018
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Lisa and Greg Robertson | http://Westfield, Indiana
    Date: December 28, 2018
    So sorry for the loss of your mother, Christy. Our family is thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our prayers. 🙏💛
  10. Guest: Scott Hedrick | http://Tavares, Florida
    Date: December 28, 2018
    Dear Doug, Amanda, Andrew and family, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, I am not able to make the trip home to be with you. I will continue to pray for each of you as you take another journey of life. May God continue to bless you and bring you peace of mind and heart.
  11. Guest: Mr. & Mrs Ronald Williams | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 28, 2018
    Our sincere sympathy and prayers to you Doug and all of your family. May the Lord remind you of the beauty and gentleness that has been left to you rather than that which has been taken from you. Amen.
  12. Guest: RAYMONA TANKSLEY | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 27, 2018
    So Sorry Doug
  13. Guest: Lacie randolph | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: December 27, 2018
    I am sorry sorry to see this my heart is broke. I had the memories of her being a lunch lady and my girl Scout leader with forever be in a my heart
  14. Guest: Tanner Pruett | http://Indiana
    Date: December 27, 2018
    So sorry for your loss! Your faimly will be in my prayers! Amy was a amazing person an always was in a great mood everytime I saw her in the store. An would always strike up a conversation. May God be with your family and guide and strengthn them as they go threw this time of need. R.I.P
  15. Guest: Crystal Brewer | http://Mitchell
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Your family is in my prayers! So sorry for your loss!
  16. Guest: Debby Dobson | http://Lebanon Tn
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Our deepest Sympathy to you at this time, and always. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Wife/Mother was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.R.I.P.Amy!
  17. Guest: Frankie (Meadows) Daggy | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: December 27, 2018
    I’m very sorry for your loss Doug.!!! Prayers for you and your kids ❤
  18. Guest: Erin Harmon and family | http://Terre Haute
    Date: December 27, 2018
    So very sorry for your loss, Christy and family. She was a very strong woman and I know she will be missed. Praying for comfort during this time.
  19. Guest: Atalie Klumpp | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: December 27, 2018
    So sorry for your loss, Andrew and family!
  20. Guest: Elizabeth Esboldt | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Our deepest Sympathy to you at this time, and always. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Wife/Mother was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.
  21. Guest: Donna Ikerd | http://Bedford, In
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this difficult time.
  22. Guest: Hope Livingston | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 27, 2018
    I’m so sorry for your loss!! My heart is just breaking. Amy was such an awesome, beautiful lady. I have so many good memories in Girl Scouts and as best friends. As our kids grew older we seemed to lose touch. I sometimes don’t understand why God takes such good people. But I have no doubt where her home will now be!! God bless all of you..she was a proud momma and wife!!
  23. Guest: Terri Miller | http://Columbia Tn
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Doug I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family!
  24. Guest: Ferby Roop | http://Salem, Indiana
    Date: December 27, 2018
    The entire brinkman family is in my prayers, Amy was a very sweet person and she raised her children to be just as caring as she is. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope god guides you through your trying times. Bless you all
  25. Guest: Denise Taylor | http://Corydon
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Doug and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers
  26. Guest: Kyla Terrell | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: December 27, 2018
    I have a lot of good memories at the Brinkman house. Amy was so sweet and caring. She was like another mother to me when I was younger. I’m sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.
  27. Guest: Barbara Mann | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: December 27, 2018
    You were a fighter, Amy. I’m proud to have known you and to have witnessed the love of your family and your great strength. Peace to all of you.
  28. Guest: tina roll | http://Bedford
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Sorry for the families loss. Prayers and hugs.
  29. Guest: Garry & Melody Robertson | http://Noblesville, IN
    Date: December 27, 2018
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Love, Garry & Melody
  30. Guest: Joann Brinkman | http://Cincinnati Ohio 45236
    Date: December 27, 2018
    The most beautiful and loving sister any one could ever have. May you rest in peace little sis. Love you so much. Joann
  31. Guest: Leo & Diana | http://Pekin In
    Date: December 27, 2018
    Jodi and Alex so so sorry for your loss. Jodi you and Alex our in our thoughts and prayers God bless you both take care of each other. Love you both Uncle Leo & Aunt Diana
  32. Guest: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: December 26, 2018
    We are all so sorry for your loss.
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