Amy E. Kurten
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Amy E. Kurten
  • June 9, 1922 - November 19, 2017
  • Bryan, Texas

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Amy Rosier Kurten, 95, beloved by family and friends passed from her earthly home to her heavenly home on November 19, 2017. Services for Amy will include visitation on Friday November 24, 2017 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. The funeral service will be held at Zion Church of Kurten on Saturday November 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow in Kurten Cemetery.
She was born on June 9, 1922 in Madison County to George and Reatha Rosier. She had nine brothers and sisters whose nickname for her was "Baby." Amy was the first in her family to go to college and graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College with a teaching degree. Her love of teaching and touching lives began in Houston. She then moved to Edge and began teaching in Kurten where she also served as principal/teacher until 1968 when the Kurten School was closed and all Kurten school kids moved into Bryan. She started teaching at Fannin Elementary and retired from BISD in 1986 with a total of 32 years in education. Amy was named Bryan ISD's Teacher of the Year in 1984.
While teaching in Kurten Amy met and married in June 1946 the love of her life, Milton Kurten. She not only became a wife that day but a devoted daughter-in-law to Milton's father, Henry, who Amy loved and cared for till his death in 1966. Milton and Amy raised their 5 children on Kurten ranch land that belonged to Milton's grandfather. Together they instilled in their children and grandchildren the value of family, education, hard work, and a love of the land. They celebrated 54 years of marriage before Milton's death in 2001.
Amy's devotion was to God, her family, Zion Church, and her Kurten Community. She was awarded the Community Builder Award in 1998. She served on Zion's Church Council, helped start the feeding of shut-ins in the community with Zion's Meals of Love, and she also wrote many poems and Christmas play for the Sunday School. Amy's hobbies included gardening, crossword puzzles, reading, and writing poetry. Her favorite times were those with family and friends at her home gathered around the 14 foot table or outside in the front yard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Kurten; sisters, Mackie Mitchell, Naomi Duncan and Rosa Batten; brothers, Jim, David, Dick, Sam and Mike Rosier.
Amy is survived by five children and their spouses, Lynn and Glenda Kurten, Jimmy and Diana Kurten, Bobby and Judy Kurten, Johnny and SuzAnne Kurten, and Danny and Sue Toland; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by two brothers and their spouses, Sigal and Ruby Rosier, and Glen and MaryAnn Rosier; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the devoted staff at Isle at Watercrest, especially the 3rd floor nurses and aides as well as Hospice Brazos Valley for their love and care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Zion Church of Kurten P.O. Box 41 Kurten, TX 77862 or to Hospice Brazos Valley 502 W.26th St. Bryan, TX 77803.