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Amber Heather Lyons

August 21, 2012
The Leader Herald

Amber Heather Lyons, 24, of Gloversville, passed away unexpectedly August 18, 2012, at Ellis Hospital. Born in Amsterdam on November 3, 1987, she is a daughter of Ronald Lyons Jr. and Shelley Shanahan. Amber graduated from Gloversville High School where she was an avid volleyball player. She also graduated from Vo-Tec, earning a degree in cosmetology. Dancing was her special passion.

Amber is survived by her cherished son, Keegan Ronald Lyons and companion, Ryan Giovannone of Gloversville; her mother, Shelley Shanahan and companion, Joseph Morey of Johnstown; her father, Ronald Lyons Jr. and stepmother, Debbie of Johnstown; two sisters, Abbey Wilson (Joshua) of Gloversville and Shelbey Lynne Lyons and her fiance, Andrew of Johnstown; a brother, Aaron Lyons of Johnstown. She leaves aunts, Sharon Pierce (Edward), Rhonda Brown, Georga Billa (Donald) and Missy Hale (Joel). Additional survivors include a stepsister, Brittany Raykoske; a stepbrother, Skyler Pradelski; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Lyons; nieces, Alivia and Chloe; and a nephew, Kaiden; several cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Mabel Miller; paternal grandfather, Ronald Lyons Sr.; paternal great-grandparents, Winifred and Gordon Lyons and Mary Goodspeed.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Expressions of sympathy in her memory, may be made to the Keegan R. Lyons Trust Fund, c/o Fulton County Federal Credit Union, 355 Hales Mills Road, P.O. Box 232, Gloversville, NY 12078. Please visit the family's online guestbook at

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