Elnor Louise Hardy Ashby, 68, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, 2013, in Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center at Elkins. She had been in declining health, and death was attributed to complications of cancer.
She was born Wednesday, June 6, 1945, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Oscar Felix and Violet Lucille Wingfield Hardy.
On Jan. 8, 1966, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Howard Dale Ashby, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey Nelson Ashby of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; one daughter, Jennifer Ellen Hebb and husband, David, of Parsons; three grandchildren, Lindsey Amie and husband, Ray, Daniel Hebb and Caitlin Hebb and fiance, Jeremy Cussins, all of Parsons; and two great-granddaughters, Jadyn and Gabriella.
She attended Parsons High School. She was an employee of the former Dorman Mills and worked as a nurse's aide for many years. She was a noted cook. She had a passion for her cats and animals. She was a devoted Christian, never knew a stranger, and she adored her grandchildren and great-granddaughters.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Dave Snyder and the Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate, and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center, 169 Diamond St., Elkins, WV 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Elnor Louise Hardy Ashby. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.