Elva Anna (Ann) Norris Askew

June 24, 1930 ‒ October 05, 2012

Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio

Elva Anna (Ann) Norris Askew, 82, of Lakeside-Marblehead OH, passed away at Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton, OH on Friday, October 5, 2012. Ann, a former Marion resident, was surrounded by her family and her physician as she slipped away quietly.

She was born June 24, 1930 to Francis and Beatrice Naomi Thurston Norris in Plankton OH. She has four siblings, a brother, Calvin Norris, deceased, and three sisters, Madge Colby, Dorothy Millington, and Mary (John) Moodie, all of Marion.

Mrs. Askew was a 1948 graduate of Marion Harding.

She married James L. Askew on February 23, 1949. The Askews have five children: four daughters; Judi Askew (Terry) Robinson of rural Wayne, Peggy Askew (Dennis) Zimmerman of Vermilion, Paula (Jeff) Webb, deceased, Melissa Askew (Donald Jr.) Reid of Marion, and a son, Robert (Natalie) Askew of New Bloomington.

They have 15 grand children: Eric (Melissa) Robinson, of rural Wayne, Emily Robinson (Steven) Kauffman of Columbus, Jonathan (Tonya) Robinson of Blacklick, Jeremy (Elisha) Robinson of rural Risingsun, Benjamin (Megumi) Robinson of Columbus, Elizabeth Robinson (Andrew) Lanker of Lewis Center, Megan Zimmerman of Lakewood, Aaron (Ashlea) Zimmerman also of Lakewood, Samantha & Stephanie Webb of Richwood, Erica and R. J. Reid of Marion, and Nathaniel, Caitlin and Mitchell Askew, all of New Bloomington. Mrs. Askew is also survived by 15 great grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews.

“Ann” was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Marion, where she served as a deacon. She was a leader in the Presbyterian Women and a member of the Martha Circle. She was also a member of the Marion Power Squadron Auxiliary. Prior to her illness, she enjoyed bowling and walking with her sisters.

Her mother, father, brother and one daughter precede her in death.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funereal Directors, 347 W Center St., Marion, OH 43302, from 5PM until 8PM. Funeral services will be held 10:30AM, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at The First Presbyterian Church, 143 S. Prospect St., Marion, OH with Rev. Robert Howard officiating. Graveside service will be at the Claiborne Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Thanks for giving us the gift of life and sharing it with us..in good times and in bad, you were always there. Love you, Mom

  • So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will bring you and your family comfort and peace in this time. She will be missed here on earth, but you can rejoice that you will be reunited in Heaven!

  • Miss you Mom. I only hope I have half the wisdom you had. Prayers for you Dad. Remember we will get through this together. Love you Dad

  • Love you so much grandma! You are such a strong beautiful woman! I have so many good memories with you. I hope to be half the mother you were one day! Give my mom lots of hugs and kisses:)

    Love you!

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. The past few years have been very very hard for you, so we hope that, soon, you can find peace and joy in the lives that your Sister and Mom lived. Good memories are so very precious. Take care of yourselves. The Lord has you in the palm of His hand.

  • So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Stay strong together. Love all of you. Leo and Susie

  • Ann my life will be for ever greatful to you.
    Your example to all that really knew you will live in our hearts and minds forever.
    You loved your family with everything you had. Each one of us will be forever greatful to you for teaching us how to move past lifes most difficult situations.
    I’ll never forget how you held Paula in your arms when we gave you the news of Paula’s cancer. You truly loved us through that.
    I also will never forget in those last few hours how even though you couldn’t talk to us due to your frail condition. You continued to reassure each of us the love you had for us.
    To hear you say to Jim that one last time I love you too was priceless.
    I can only sit and imagine how amazing it was for Paula to see her mom come into Heaven.
    I Praise our Lord that I didn’t have to say Good bye Ann . Instaed I simply say Ann I’ll c-ya later. Love you mom.