Amy Folden Childree

Amy Folden Childree


June 16, 1973 - July 4, 2024


Amy Folden Childree, 51, of Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, July 4, 2024, in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 9, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Armour, SD.

Amy DeAnne Folden Childree was born June 16, 1973, in Mitchell, SD, to Ben and Kay (Verzani) Folden.  She attended Holy Family Grade School, and graduated from Mitchell High School. After graduation, Amy attended Mitchell Tech. Amy worked at Retailers National Bank and Lowe’s in Sioux Falls. Amy enjoyed crocheting and listening to audiobooks. She was a wonderful and caring daughter and friend. Amy loved her dogs, Mayleih and Sophie are missing her tremendously.

Amy is survived by her parents; husband, Bill Childree; brother, David (Tamera) Folden; mother-in-law, Kaye Childree; nieces, Chantel and Ashley (Ethan); nephews, Travis (Kayla) and Kaden; great-nieces, Ahlyvia, Aivy, and Capri; and great-nephew, Grayson.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Alice Verzani, and Ben and Evelyn Folden; brother, Benjy; sister, Lisa; one niece, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Tuesday, July 9, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Armour, SD

Posted by Kay Folden on July 12, 2024
Thank all of you for your comments. It helps us in this sad time to know someone else understands.
Posted by Dawn (Hormann) Roth on July 10, 2024
Ben and Kay: So sorry to hear of Amy's passing. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by Al & Barb DeLange on July 9, 2024
Sending our sympathy, prayers & hugs to you & your family Ben & Kay
Posted by Christine (Puetz) Burg on July 9, 2024
Ben and Kay,
My heart aches with hearing of Amy’s passing
and of the heartbreak that you two have gone through. Amy was such a kind soul. I loved all our moments from reading books on the Holy Family playground (Flowers on the Attic was a favorite), sleepovers and camping trips in your camper. You were always so gracious to include me in family activities. My thoughts and prayers are with you today. May God wrap his arms around you and give you strength today and thereafter.
Posted by Deb (Bauder) Subotnik on July 8, 2024
So sorry for your loss. Sending hope for comfort for you all.
Posted by Dennis & Janice Welch on July 8, 2024
Ben & Kay: So very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by Heidi Elward Geppert on July 8, 2024
Ben, Kay and family- I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers--sending my love.
Posted by Cati Beaty on July 8, 2024
Amy, you will be missed. Thank you for being you, loving purple, Eeyore and your pets. you always had a smile for us when you came with them. RIP.
Posted by Ranae Mahoney Phinney on July 8, 2024
Ben and Kay‐-I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Amy. I remember my time with her and gradeschool friends Shelly and Christine at your many fun childhood memories. Love you both.
Posted by Stef Gullings on July 8, 2024
Ben, Kay and family, I cannot tell you how sad I was to see that Amy had passed. We’ve lost contact throughout the years but I think of you often and remember things you’d tell about your family. Amy was so independent and fun loving, it was great to listen to your stories. If I remember correctly, she came to Girl Scouts to help out a couple of times. You are all in my heart and prayers as you journey through this time of loss.
Posted by Bill Childree on July 8, 2024
I thought I was going to be able to hold you again and I was looking forward to the trip we were planning. My heart breaks knowing you are gone and I wasn't there by your side. I will always love you and carry you in my heart. There is so much I been wanting to tell you. You are the love of my life. I miss you Beautiful. Love you
Posted by Jenna Daley Doorn. on July 6, 2024
Will never forget all the fun we had hanging out as kids. RIP Amy. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Shelly Hauser on July 6, 2024 sister..I will forever miss you and hope that you have finally found peace and are reunited with Benji and Alisa. It breaks my heart you are gone but will forever hold you and all our great memories in my heart. Love you sis!
Posted by Tom Riddle on July 6, 2024
Prayers and good thoughts to the family
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