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Amy Misner

Amy passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from injuries sustained from a car accident in Colorado along with her close friend Cody Nozhackum.

She was born November 24, 1974 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Thomas and Jane (Haynes) Cole. Amy was a 1993 Martin High School graduate and had worked as a CNA in many area nursing homes. After raising her children she moved to Colorado and was working toward her paramedic license. She was a wildland firefighter which was her greatest career accomplishments.

Amy had an adventurous spirit and a giving heart. She enjoyed traveling, wide open spaces and taking mission trips and helping the people on reservations. Amy was an animal lover and had taken in many dogs over the years, each one holding a special place in her heart. She had a deep faith and was a child of God.

On December 23, 2005 at Trinity Baptist Church in Kalamazoo she married Neil Misner who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kate Elkins and Eric Misner; step-son, Killian; grandson, Grant Roberts; mother, Jane Cole; brothers, Troy (Tricia) Cole and Scott (Linda) Cole; grandmother, Sue Haynes; father-in-law, Jim Misner; mother-in-law, Terri Misner; best friend, Julie Bush-Gray; Jennifer Aker, Nathan Rackley and Ashley Strobel who were like children to Amy; along with several special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Tom Cole, grandmother, Dorothy Nunnery and grandfathers, Ike Haynes and Willis Allen.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Amy’s life will be held at 4:00 P.M., Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Voyage Church, 6339 Atlantic Ave, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Amy may be made to

Children’s Cancer Research.

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Rob & Liz Simmons

June 1, 2019 at 8:32 pm

We are so very heartbroken! I’m so thankful for the time that Amy was in our life. She was such a delight to be around. We will be praying for peace for the whole family.


Terry vallette

June 1, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Oh neil im so so sorry. Friend im here for you.. Amytime. I loved the time amy and i was on our mission trip to the navajo rez. I learned so much from her what a wonderful wife you have..her love was so unmatch! Oh im so sorry Neil. You know about my wife Cheryl. She passed 5/7 this month. Also. Unbelieveable. What is it going on.. The lord is calling our wifes. Wow


Jim & Doris Fuller

June 1, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Our deepest sympathy at this time of loss. May God comfort and keep you in His care.


Erica Miller

June 1, 2019 at 9:20 pm

I am still stunned at this news. Fly High Amy! God is holding your family in his loving embrace.


Marty Little

June 1, 2019 at 9:44 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Jane. Love and prayers for you and family Marty and Claude Little. Formally of Trinity Baptist Church of Kalamazoo. We now live in North Myrtle Beach,SC


Trisha Cole

June 2, 2019 at 12:39 am

I love you amy… were more than just a sister in law……you were my sister…..i will forever miss the laughs we had and the fun trips to Frankenmuth… were so good to Troy and I when we came to Colorado to visit……i know you are laughing in Heaven now and sharing that Beautiful Spirit…..Forever you will be in our hearts…..


Mary Wagner

June 2, 2019 at 8:24 am

I’m still a little shocked over this.Amy was one of a kind for sure.So loving and sweet disposition, always smiling and full of joy.She will be missed.


Susanne Hamilton

June 2, 2019 at 8:50 am

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with Neil and the family. May God give you strength and His Peace in the days ahead.


Carol Monroe

June 3, 2019 at 9:24 am

Jane, so sorry for your tragic loss! I can’t imagine how you are feeling, but I sympathize with you and your family. Michael told me about your loss, but I am currently banned from FB and didn’t have a phone number to let you know I care about you and your family! Please accept these heartfelt condolences! Saying a prayer for you all! Carol


Cammie Boylan

June 3, 2019 at 1:52 pm

My heart is broken. Many prayers for Neil and the family. She was a wonderful person and a great friend. Many hugs and lots of prayers


Craig and Lorna Sisson

June 4, 2019 at 8:21 am

Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Though we didn’t know Amy, we are touched by the stories of her care, kindness and outreach to so many. What an amazing spirit. May her wonderful deeds and the beautiful memories you share help to sustain you. May God bless you and give you the peace that only He can give.

In His love, Craig and Lorna


R Moore

June 4, 2019 at 11:33 pm

Amy touched so many of us in Wildland Fire she was a very vibrant wonderful positive woman and will be missed by all on our team. It was a privlege to meet her last year and work with her. I will miss her.

Her lively, kind spirit will live on thorough her fire family here in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.

My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time.


Ed Reiber

June 5, 2019 at 1:51 am

I met Amy and Cody on a fire in Colorado. They were two very special people. Amy was always very interesting to talk to not only because she had many talents as a firefighter but because she was a genuine and caring person.

Neil you are in our prayers. we will keep in touch.


Any Wiley

June 5, 2019 at 9:51 am

Terri, I am so sorry to hear this tragic news! My prayers are with your entire family especially your son and grandchildren!


Tammy Stephenson

June 5, 2019 at 10:58 am

Our deepest sympathies to the Cole and Misner families. May God be with you and give you peace during this heart breaking time.

Love, Brock & Tammy Stephenson


T Dierks

June 5, 2019 at 1:41 pm

I had the pleasure of working with Amy on many wildland fires and I know she will be sorely missed. I, for one, was very excited to learn she had joined the Blue team this year and I would get to work with her more. She was sincere, kind, and overall an amazing person. She worked so hard and always had a great attitude and smile on her face. I am going to miss that. My heart goes out to you all right now during this difficult time.


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