Dorothy Marie (Amburgey) Greenwade

January 26, 1933 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 87)


Dorothy Marie Amburgey Greenwade, 87, of Camargo died Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at UK Medical Center. 

Born January 26, 1933 in Bath Co, she was the daughter of the late Robert H Amburgey and Josephine Miller Amburgey.  She was the wife of the late Jerald Clay Greenwade.  Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Camargo Church of Christ.  She started her bookkeeping career working for her father at Camargo Farm Supply.  She later began working as a teller with Mt. Sterling National Bank.  She retired from the bank serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Manager.  Although Dorothy excelled in her career, she balanced this and her home life with grace.  Her most valued work and service was as Jerald’s wife, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She sacrificially served her family with a lot of love and a soft voice.

Dorothy has lived on a farm since childhood and often spoke of what life was like living with six brothers and four sisters.  Gardening was a passion most of her life and she loved sharing her vegetables with family and friends.  Her vegetable garden was most often bordered with sunflowers and zinnias. With each harvest came long hot days in the kitchen canning and storing for the fall/winter.  She enjoyed growing various types of flowers in her flower gardens but most often her favorites were peonies, iris, roses, and gladiolus. 

Dorothy was an excellent seamstress sewing clothes for her girls from daily attire to evening gowns.  Long after she retired from banking, she crafted costumes for Prince Charming in the Woodford Theatre production of Cinderella.  She was very thrilled to see Prince Charming on stage in her created costume.  Dorothy had a very serious work ethic whether it was banking, home life or hobbies/interest.

As talented and reserved as Dorothy was, her biggest joy was to love and serve her family.  She was the happiest when she and Jerald had all the family at home with large cooked meals.  She was an amazing cook and could prepare a large meal with ease.  Her unconditional love welcomed each in-law into the family and made them feel special.

Dorothy was quoted in an article featured in Women Today, Mt. Sterling Advocate 1986 concerning her long employment and advancements in banking, “My goal has always been to do a good job, at whatever position I was in.  I really have had no higher goals than that”.  Dorothy always felt the success she had in banking was her own willingness to work hard at the task at hand and not let her own goals get ahead of her employers. This same work ethic applied to many aspects of her life. 

Survivors include three daughters, Sheila (Curt) Myers, Jeralynn “Jo Jo” (Roger) Walker, Tina (Greg) Garland; six grandchildren, Wade Myers, Drew Myers, Jared (Jessica) Garland, Jacob (Ashley) Garland, AnnMarie (Austin) Johnson, and Joseph Garland; six great-grandchildren, Briana Myers, Cole Myers, Clay Garland, John Patrick Garland, McKinley Garland, and Bentley Garland.   One sister, Janice (Ken) Meyer; one brother, Robert H (Donna) Amburgey, Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Jan Greenwade (John) Amburgey, Dorothy R Amburgey; special aunt-in-law Thelma Keath Music and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

Pallbearers are her six grandchildren.

As a precaution during the COVID pandemic, a drive-by opportunity to offer condolences or share a memory of Dorothy with the immediate family will take place between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 6th at the Camargo Church of Christ located at 4012 Camargo Rd, Mt. Sterling.   

A private family service will be held at Herald & Stewart Home For Funerals followed by an interment service at Machpelah Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Camargo Church of Christ.


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