Kay Frances Asher was called home on Monday September 21, 2020 at the age of 84. She was born July 13, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the beloved wife of the late Delmon (Jack) Cecil Asher Jr. for 55 years of Wentzville, Missouri. They were married on June 25, 1955, and from their union 4 children were born. Theresa Cox (Kenneth), Delmon Asher III (Pam), Catherine Ohmes (Mark), Jacqueline Asher, deceased.
She is survived by 8 of her 13 brothers and sisters. Kay was a loving and devoted grandmother to 7 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. They truly were her pride and joy and she loved sharing stories about them to anyone who would listen.
Kay was very active with 4-H, Girl Scouts, The Extension Club, and Choir. She volunteered as a Probation officer and in the gift shop at St. Joseph Hospital West for many years. She was very active in the Wentzville Fire Department Auxiliary, and with the Fire Fighter Association of Missouri.
Kay retired from the Frances Howell School District after about 30 years of service. Earlier on in her life she worked as a waitress, worked in a flower shop, sold Avon and Fuller Brush.
She loved all types of crafts from painting, jewelry making, fixing broken and creating unique items, and more. Crocheting and embroidering was something she enjoyed as a hobby a young woman, but after retiring, she always carried her sewing bag and crossword puzzles with her were ever she went. Kay loved making flower arrangements, she made her daughter's wedding flowers, made centerpieces for the FFAM conventions, was asked to make arrangements for many events, and shared her passion by showing her friends at the Senior Living Boulevard how to make their own masterpieces.
As a young woman she made contact with three of her unknown brothers who were all in the service and from there formed one of the strongest bonds a family could have. Being the oldest Kay made sure she was always there for her siblings. Family had a special meaning to her. She was the core of a very huge family.
Kay will be greatly missed by her family and friends and she leaves so many treasured memories with the lives she has touched.
Funeral service was held September 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with interment in St. Patrick Catholic Church Cemetery in Wentzville.
Memorials can be made payable to FFAM Firefighters Museum or Alzheimer's Association in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.