Amanda Leanne O'Rear

  • Born: May 7, 1987
  • Died: March 2, 2015
  • Location: Cicero, Indiana

Hartley Funeral Home

209 West Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Tel. (317) 984-3614

Tribute & Message From The Family

Amanda Leanne O'Rear, age 27, joined her sister Heidi and her other loved ones on March 2, 2015. Amanda was born on May 7, 1987 in Cicero, IN. Amanda attended Hamilton Heights High School before graduating from Options Charter High School in Carmel. She was licensed in Massage Therapy and received her Certification from Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics. She was excited and in the process of launching her own business "Cute as a Button" designing and creating hand made boutique items for her online shop on Etsy Marketplace.

Amanda's beautiful spirit shined light on many lives. She spread her joy daily to her friends and family. She loved children and was a nanny for several families, the most recent being for her nephews, Ramie and Wyatt Hamilton. She also dedicated time and energy to her interest in organic gardening and flora. Amanda always lived in the light, surrounding herself with loved ones and music. She was a beacon of love and kindness, impacting so many with her words and actions, always willing to lend a helping hand and a caring heart.

Amanda is survived by the love of her life, Jason Lofthus of Indianapolis; parents, Robert and Rita O'Rear of Cicero; sisters, Melissa O'Rear Hamilton of Indianapolis, Erin O'Rear of Indianapolis, Alana Shuck and brother-in-law, Isaiah Shuck of Noblesville; grandmother, Barbara Faidley of Indianapolis, and her sweet puppy, Honey.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:30AM at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034 with her friends, Rev. Jeffrey Poe and Rev. Mary Bannon officiating. Burial will follow at Cicero Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00PM on Friday, March 6, 2015. You may send condolences at www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers for you as you remember your beautiful daughter, Amanda. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Flora Wilsker - Friend   March 01, 2020

Hi Rita, I am just so very sorry for your daughter's passing. She was just beautiful. I just can't imagine what you and your family are going through. I am truly sorry. I have thought about you every day. I didn't know what to say. Their are no words that comfort you. Sincerely Lynn Cogis

Posted by Lynn Cogis - Noblesville, IN - Fellow Broker   March 19, 2015

Rita, I was so sorry to hear about your daughter's death--very sad because that's not the way life is supposed to happen. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time-- Kaye Hirt Eggleston

Posted by Kaye Hirt Eggleston - Carmel - REALTOR family   March 11, 2015

Amanda was a such a sweet, caring and kind soul! She stood up for the things that she believed in life! This world is less special without her in it. The fond memories of her will carry us through this!I will always miss Amanda. I am sending love, healing and prayers to the O'Rear family and extended family at this time.

Posted by Suzanne Puckett - Cincinnati, OH - Fellow child advocate   March 10, 2015

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There are no words that can ever express the lifelong heartache and heartbreak of losing a child. How I wish this were not so, our thoughts and prayers are with you as feeble as that may be. May God surround you with His love and peace.

Posted by John & Susan Cahill - friend of parents   March 09, 2015

Rita....I am so sorry to hear the news about Amanda. Prayers to you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything . Mary Jane

Posted by Mary Jane Armstrong - Noblesville, IN - Broker friend   March 08, 2015

I always thought of Amanda as a unique and beautiful person. She was radiant and positive, caring and pure.
It was an honor to have known and worked with her.
She will be dearly missed by all of us whose life she has touched.

Posted by Tony Connelly - Highland Heights, KY - Friend   March 08, 2015

Amanda was a good friend of mine she loved spending time with my 3children when they were younger they looked at her as aunt Amanda .she always had that beautiful smile when she was around always positive and we loved her!so sorry for ur lose she will be forever missed and always in our heart love and will miss u girl fly high. Until we meet again

Posted by shawma Byfield - cicero, IN - friend   March 07, 2015

Erin & family, so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you during this difficult time.

Posted by Shawn Carr - Noblesville, IN - Friend of Erin   March 07, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Amanda was in my Reiki class with me at Jeff And Mary's. Rip sweet spirit.

Posted by Daphne Foxen - Fishers, IN - friend   March 07, 2015

Rita,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are a amazing, giving woman and God
'S plan is not known to you now, you have to believe one day it will all become clear. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and again I am so sorry.

Kim and Joe Bruce

Posted by Kim and joe bruce - Plainfield, IN - Friend/landlord   March 07, 2015

Rita, I am so sorry we will not be able to be there with you in your time of loss. I can't get Mother out for much of anything and especially with snow and ice on the ground. We will be there with you in thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Posted by Margaret and Beth McCullough - westport, IN - aunt and cousin   March 06, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about Amanda's passing! She was in my massage class at Alexandria and I have daughters about her age. She was so sweet . . . I always told her I'd like to adopt her:) My heart goes out to you all and you are in my prayers.
Polly Beer

Posted by Polly Beer - Craigville, IN - fellow massage student   March 06, 2015

Rita:
I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Keri Moore - Cicero, IN   March 06, 2015

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For Amanda's Family,

"Death leaves a heartache difficult to heal; love leaves sweet memories no one can steal."

On my way to work this morning I saw deer grazing in the park at Strawtown. One of God's small glimpses of peacefulness.

I pray God gives your family glimpses of peacefulness as you grieve and heal. That He fills your hearts will love and memories to keep you strong until you hold your angels again.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family,

Posted by Lori Mosbaugh - Friend   March 06, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of this terrible loss. Amanda will always be a shining star in our hearts and we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Flora And Ken Wilsker - St Louis, MO - Friend   March 06, 2015

My heart goes out to the O'Rear family. I am profoundly sorry for your loss.Many prayers for this beautiful family.

Posted by Lynn Griffey-Ennis - Pendleton IN, IN   March 06, 2015

Rita and Family,
I just heard about Amanda's passing. How heartbreaking to lose two of your beautiful daughters. My heart goes out to you and my prayers for some comfort for you. God bless you all.
Jean

Posted by Jean Myers - Noblesville, IN - friend   March 06, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sherry Roop - NOBLESVILLE, IN - friend   March 06, 2015

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sorry for your loss im sure she was a very loving person she will be in my prayers and u guys to and she will be missed may she rest in peace.

Posted by Courtney Adkins - Camby, IN   March 06, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.I am so sorry for your loss

Posted by Jenn DiPrisco Stafford    March 06, 2015

Just want to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Darlene Williamson

Posted by Darlene Williamson - Cicero, IN - friend to Rita   March 06, 2015

Rita, so sorry to hear of Amanda's passing....

Posted by Milford and Alice Hudson    March 06, 2015

Dear Bob, Rita and Amanda's sisters, we are deeply saddened for your loss. No one should have to see two children leave this earth before them at such young ages. We will forever remember sweet Amanda. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Posted by Brett and Bev Sanders - cicero, IN - family friends   March 06, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Amanda was a beacon of light in this world and will be forever missed. Sending you all lots of love.

Posted by Ashley Pogue    March 06, 2015

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Rita,
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy

Posted by Judy Chew    March 05, 2015

Amanda you were definitely my 2nd little sister. And the world has lost a inspirational loving woman. I will never forget all the wonderful times we had growing up together. I know tou and heidi are having a great reunion. You will always be loved and missed.

Posted by Stephanie Roberts - Cicero, IN - Childhood Friend Honorary Sister   March 05, 2015

Rita, lifting your family in prayer at this time for God's mercies and grace for your peace, knowing you will be together again in eternity.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Posted by Susan Tibbs - Noblesville, IN - friend   March 05, 2015

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Keeping you and your family in my prayers!! May the Lord be ever present to you each day as you mourn the loss of your beautiful sweet daughter! May you know His compassion once again, HIs love for you all and His peace & strength always. Heaven is celebrating her life and so are we here on earth!

Posted by MaryKay Ellis - Noblesville, Indiana, IN - Realtor Friend   March 05, 2015

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the God of peace comfort you during this time.

Posted by Gino & Deb Small    March 05, 2015

My sincerest and deepest sympathy goes out to Robert, Rita and the rest of the family. Having lost a spouse to breast cancer, I know the pain of losing a deeply loved, family member.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ron Stevens - Carmel, IN - Friend and fellow agent   March 05, 2015

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I never met you in person but we communicate as result of the work the human rights organization I volunteer for did to close down an organization in Indiana. I found it inspiring how you found the strength to move on in life despite the tough experience you were put through.

Tragic you were not allowed to be among us for long. However you touch a lot of people with your positive approach towards life.

I will send my prayers to your family and other in your life who were left behind. The world has truly suffered a huge loss.

Posted by Carsten Overgaard - Copenhagen, Denmark - Friend   March 05, 2015

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Mike & Brenda McCullough - Ocala, FL - neighbor   March 05, 2015

My prayers and deepest sympathy goes to the O'Rear family. Amanda will forever live in our hearts.

Posted by Kendra Heffelmire - Indianapolis, IN - classmate '06   March 05, 2015

Amanda was a beacon of light and peace, and I know she will continue to fill that role even though she is not physically here anymore. I am so sorry for this devastating loss, and pray for healing and peace for the O'Rear family and all who knew and loved Amanda.

Posted by Allie Cogan - Spencer, IN - friend   March 05, 2015

My sincerest condolences to the O'Rear family. I just saw Erin in Noblesville on Saturday. My thoughts and prayers to your family and close friends during your time of loss.

Posted by Aaron Anderson - Shelbyville, IN - Friend   March 05, 2015

This is truly one of the most beautiful families I have ever been privileged enough to know in my life. My heart is breaking for all of you and my prayers for you are going to continue. I love you all so much.

Posted by Jaki Laker - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   March 05, 2015

Rita and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you all.

Posted by Linda Hutchens - Winterville, NC - Friend   March 05, 2015

To the O'Rear family and all those that knew and loved Amanda, my most sincere condolences for your loss of someone so precious. Love and prayers to all of you. Deepest sympathy, Lona Neal

Posted by Lona Neal - Fortville, IN - Friend   March 05, 2015

May you find peace in your memories of your sweet daughter, Amanda. You and your family are in my prayers. Sincerely, Candy Dobkins-Close

Posted by Candy Dobkins-Close - greenwood - friend   March 05, 2015

So sorry for your loss! Our hearts, thoughts and prayers to the O'Rear family

Posted by Sara Barr Simmons    March 05, 2015

Love you Amanda.
Thank you for being a friend. I will never forget the Eric Clapton concert :)

Fly High.

Posted by Caitlin Lacy - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Friend   March 05, 2015

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Peace and prayers to your family.

Posted by Tonya Kinchelow - Indianapolis, IN - co-worker   March 05, 2015

Words can't express what you family is going through right now.thinking of your family in these dark days. Sending prayers your way.

Posted by Karen Trump-Fouse - Elwood, IN - friend   March 05, 2015

Im so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family

Posted by Jennifer Spencer - Camby, IN - classmate of erin   March 05, 2015

Mark and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the whole O'rear Family. Amanda has been a wonderful part of my daughters life(Cassidy Morgan-Mims)and many of our family occasions. She had such a light and was a sweet person to share herself so sweetly as she lived in her very sunshine of a soul. She will be so missed. -Mark & Judy Morgan

Posted by Judith Morgan - IN - Friend   March 05, 2015

Hi Rita and O'rear Family,

Please find comfort in knowing you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Several years ago, I was in a similar situation and can only vaguely understand the emotions you are experiencing. I know the prayers from those around us is what helped our family through that difficult time. I know you have several people who know and love you, but if you should need to talk, I am here. Take care, Dixie Oberlin

Posted by Dixie Oberlin - Fishers, IN - Friend and Co-worker   March 05, 2015

Darlene and I are so sad to hear of your loss. We pray that you find comfort is the hands of the Great Comforter.

Posted by Mark Perrine - Noblesville, IN - Friend from KW   March 05, 2015

Rita, you & your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time

Paula & Tim Hardin

Posted by Paula Hardin - Noblesville, IN   March 05, 2015

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My heart and soul is thinking so deeply of you and your family. May you find comfort in God as he truly knows your pain and let him guide you thru this time.

Posted by Melissa Hartman-Compton - Fishers, IN - Friend and work associate of Rit   March 05, 2015

Rita,

Words do not do justice right now. Please know that you are in my heart & I am wrapping my arms around you. May God give you strength & peace.

With Love,

Patti "Pend to Close"

Posted by Patti Anderson - Carmel, IN   March 05, 2015

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kristi (Olson) Hibbetts    March 05, 2015

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I remember one day when Amanda was babysitting our daughter Tori. They called me at work very excited because they had create a straw fort for me to see. When I got home I had a string a connected straws crisscross my entire great room. It was a sight to be seen especially with the smiles of accomplishment on both of their faces. They must of used 100s of straws. We left it up until we could not anymore.

But Amanda that was you. Smiling and creating fun at any occasion. Your smile and your spirit will be greatly missed here on earth. Prayers for all of those touch by the loss of your life at too young of an age.

Posted by Wendy Vivirito - Carmel, IN   March 05, 2015

Dear O'Rear Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Amanda's passing. She was such a kind hearted and beautiful person. We feel blessed to have been able to know her and will never forget all of the wonderful times our family shared with her. We are heartbroken and praying unceasingly for all of the family and Jason. Dale, Julie and Zack Thornberry <3>

Posted by Julie Thornberry - Noblesville, IN - Friend   March 05, 2015

To the O'rear Family I can not put in words how the Horn Family is feeling for the the lost of Amanda. Our Prayers are with you. God Bless

Posted by Phil Horn - Cicero, IN - Friends   March 05, 2015