BRUNSWICK — Beulah Bernice “Bea” Ambs, 76, of Water Street, died April 25 at her residence.
Ambs was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Rosedale, Indiana, a daughter of Virgil L. and Mary J. (Street) Benthall.
She was educated in St. Louis, Missouri, city schools and graduated from Hickey High School with the class of 1957.
She worked for many years as a bookkeeper in St. Louis before moving to Brunswick in 2006. There, she was employed as a sales clerk at Sears, Roebuck & Co. for five years, until declining health forced her to retire.
Ambs was an avid reader, loved antiques and spent many hours scouring thrift shops and antique shops in search of hidden treasures. A kind-hearted woman, she was especially fond of animals and was an ongoing supporter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
She is survived by two sons, Scott O. Ambs and wife, Debra, of Brunswick, and Mark M. Ambs, of Tacoma, Washington; a daughter, Tracy A. Brown and husband, Mike, of St. Louis; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be private.