CURTIS -- Amy Nicole Luke, 22, of Curtis, died Saturday (Nov. 23, 2002) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Medicine Valley High School in Curtis with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be in the Oxford City Cemetery, Oxford, Neb. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blasť Funeral Home in Curtis. Memorials are suggested to the Amy Luke Memorial Fund.
Amy was born May 21, 1980 at Cambridge, the daughter of Dave and Vicky (Quinn) Luke. She attended school in Curtis, graduating from Medicine Valley High School in 1999.
In junior high, Amy was an energetic, bubbly, athletic young lady. She loved all sports and was showing potential of being the team leader for many sports. In 1994 she went to the Mayo Clinic where she was diagnosed with a fibrosacoma tumor, a rare form of cancer. In April of 1995, the Make-A-Wish Foundation presented her with a jet ski, life jackets, and a pizza party. After many surgeries, radiation and chemo treatments, Amy graduated from McCook Community College in 2001. At the time of her death, she was a senior at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Curtis, the Methodist Youth Group in Curtis, and the FCCLA. Amy had also been a 4-H member for many years. She was in the band and was a drum major in junior high and also was in the Flag Corps.
Amy liked spending time with her niece, "Maddie," her cat and her gray horse, "Wit." A positive attitude and a strong faith in God kept Amy fighting up to the time of her death. Amy is survived by her parents, Dave and Vicky Luke of Curtis; sister, Becky and husband, Jason Stone of Republican City; brother, B.J. Luke of Crete; her grandparents, Joan and Jerry Quinn of Grand Island, and Virgil and Roberta Luke of Oxford; special niece, Madalynn "Maddie" of Republican City; her uncles, Mike and Terry Quinn and Brittany of Grand Island, Gary Luke of Hastings, Brad and Susie Luke, Kale and Kris of Oxford, and Roger Luke of Arapahoe and Alishia, and special friend, Kayla Newcomb of McCook.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Leona "Tot" Luke.
Kleine Funeral Home of Grand Island and Blasť Funeral Home of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.