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Graveside Service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Friday September 25th, 2020

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Ian (Artie) Arthur Kamien

CLEVELAND—Ian Arthur Kamien, age 71, passed away on September 21, 2020.

Graveside service will be held Friday, September 25, 2020, at 11:00 AM in the North Cleveland Cemetery. The service will be officiated by Nancy Chiz with moments by Richard Muns and Kip Tyler. Everyone is welcome to attend, but please use safety precautions.

Artie was born to Eva Goldman Kamien and I. A. Kamien, Jr. on February 5, 1949, in Cleveland, MS. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1967. After attending Tulane University and Memphis State University, he graduated from Delta State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business. He enjoyed his college experience. After graduation, he had an enjoyable life in Dallas, Tx until he got a call to come home to help run the family business, Kamien’s. Artie worked alongside his parents and uncle for many memorable years. His niece and nephew were regulars at the store since they were the only grandchildren of Eva and I.A. and came to visit often. He had the pleasure of working with some phenomenal employees while Kamien’s was in operation. Edna, Angela, and Sandra were just a few that made Kamien’s a place he wanted to get out of bed and come to. The Kamien family meant ever so much to him.

Artie inherited the love of games from his family. They loved board games as well as card games. He had weekly card games that he never wanted to miss. Backgammon was another love of his. He enjoyed playing in a yearly backgammon tournament in Memphis, that he actually won one year. A different year, he lost the tournament and also his car. Someone decided he needed it more than Artie did. The car was eventually found all beaten up with everything stolen except for his selection of music. Not many, not even the thief, enjoyed his musical taste.

Artie had to close his beloved family store due to ill health. That health landed him in Delta Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Cleveland, in September of 2019.

Everyone there has my deepest appreciation for the love and care given to him. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to look after him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Artie is preceded in death by his loving parents, Eva and I.A.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; his fur daughters, Kasey & Bitsy; his sister, Augusta Kamien Jacobs (Ben Jacobs III); nephew, Benjamin Jacobs (Stacie); niece, Katharine Dulitz(Harold); great-nieces, Hollis Jacobs and Eva Dulitz; great-nephew, Alexander Dulitz.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Paw Prints at 404 Third Street Cleveland, MS 38732, or to the charity of your choice.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register book may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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To The Family,
I grew up in Cleveland most o my life. I would shop there in Kamien's Store pretty much.
Artie was funny & had lots of humor & laughs.
He was always helpful showing me around the store.
I loved all the Kamien's & may God Bless you all in the days to come.

Brenda Thompson Roberts Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM

Artie was a great friend who was always available for a visit when I would shop in Kamiens. He facilitated more than one trip for me to join his mom and Mrs. Addelson from the Tic Toc Shop to the Helen Brett show in Memphis. The three of us had a blast each time. Always a steady force in trying times, Artie was more like a big brother, than a friend to me; reserved and never intrusive. A group of us went to Memphis once for New Years and he knew all the places on Overton Square from his time spent in Memphis playing backgammon. Another great Kamien outing! He was really fond of his niece, Katie, and his nephew, Benjamin, as well as his sister, Augusta, and her husband, Ben, driving to their home in New Orleans many times to spend time with the kids as they were growing up. One of a kind for sure, who made the world a better place. Rest in peace, my big brother, friend.

Carla Cassibry Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for Gods Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankinds problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).

Mary Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

I got to know Artie our senior year while we were both on the Annual staff at Cleveland High. I looked forward to each day that we worked together. We laughed a lot that year. My deepest sympathy to Augusta and family. Rebecca Pounds Sundin.

Rebecca Pounds Sundin. Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear that Artie passed away and extend our condolences to the entire Kamien Family.

Ron Sklar and Family Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ian (Artie) Kamien

Josephine Ferretti Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

May he rest in peace.

Cbalducc Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

I worked at Kamiens during high school and part of college. The Kamien family was so good to me. Mrs Kamien gave me a beautiful graduation party. Artie was always so kind. He did enjoy picking on me(along with Leon) in the kindness little sister way. They will always hold a special place in my heart along with Edna, Nell, Ruth, and Elizabeth. I miss them all.

Carla Sherron- Gardella Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Have know Artie for a long time and grew up shopping at Kamiens. Had great times. Artie and I graduated together and missed my long talks with Artie in his store. Rest In Peace My Special Friend.

Sally Chandler Young Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Worked for Artie and he was a good friend. So sorry to hear this. Family is in my prayers.

Rebecca Knighton Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM