Mrs. Edith Roark Asher, 97, of Keavy, passed away Saturday morning, December 11, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Ruth Collett Roark born on February 2, 1924 at Beverly.
Edith was a former post master with the United States Postal Service for over 20 years and was a member of the Jack’s Creek United Methodist Church in Leslie County. After her retirement, she enjoyed her days as a homemaker and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a talented pianist who could play any song that was requested.
In 1945, she married the love of her life, Thomas J. Asher, and to this union two children were born.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a dearly loved daughter, Dora Ruth Profitt and two brothers, Herman and M. D. Roark.
Survivors include her son, Leonard Joe Asher and wife, Norma, of Harlan; three brothers, Taylor, Raymond and Harold Roark; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends.
Her funeral service will be conducted at the Jack’s Creek United Methodist Church Saturday, December 18 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Jim Savage officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Roark Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be family and friends.
Friends may call at the Jack’s Creek United Methodist Church Friday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Saturday prior to the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.
The church’s address is as follows: 60 Jack’s Creek Center Road, Roark, KY 40979.