Edith Laura Ash

November 11, 1918 ~ October 21, 2012

Edith Laura Ash, 93, of Johnson City, TN, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the residence of her daughter. She was a native of Palmerton, PA, daughter of the late Eugene Willis and Iona Eve Dettmer Hankee. Edith was a homemaker and member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, her husband Lewis Smith Ash preceded her in death. Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Penelope "Penny"? and Richard Heydt of Johnson City, TN; a son, James Lewis Ash of Orlando, FL; a brother, Eugene Willis Hankee, Jr. and wife, Jean of Walnutport, PA; a sister, Doris Rudolf of Wilmington, NC; two grandchildren and their spouses, James Michael and Beth Heydt of Mason, OH, Leslie Christine and Donnie Bowden of Trucksville, PA; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm in the Community Room of the Colonial Hills Retirement Center, Johnson City under the direction of Dr. Jim Richter. The family will receive friends from 2:30 pm until time of service at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of contributions to: Westminster Presbyterian Church Missions Fund, 2343 Knob Creek Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ash Family, So very sorry to hear of the recent loss of your dear loved one. No matter how long we have them death is a terrible thing. Many wonder as did Job, if an able-bodied man dies can he live again? (Job 14:14) Christ Jesus answered that on several occations. Especially when he brought Lazarus back to life. The resurrection hope hold true. In the future all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out to life. (John 5:28,29) Until this is fulfilled May the God of Comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. May all your precious memories help you get through the days ahead. With deepest Sympathy, Robin

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Penny & Dick & Family, I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember what a lovely woman she was and fun. Living in the motel! Wow, that seems so long ago. She lived a long while. Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope to see you next summer, Love, Coy

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