Wanda Faye Asher (nee Dunlap) of Cherryville, Missouri was born on Monday, November 7, 1938 in Salem, Missouri to Herman and Frona Day Dunlap and passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 11 days.
Wanda attended Steelville High School and was a member of the class of 1956.
She married Robert “Bob” Lee Asher on December 15, 1956 in Steelville, Missouri at the Assembly of God Church (which is now the current day Hutson Funeral Home).
Wanda and Bob just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
After they married, they moved to St. Louis, Missouri since it was closer to Bob’s work. In 1982 they returned to Crawford County where they made their home in Cherryville, Missouri. Wanda worked for a while at the Daycare Center at the Steelville Presbyterian Church and later worked 20 years at Gibbs Care Center as a Med Tech until she retired.
Wanda and Bob were previous members at the 1st Baptist Church of Cherryville and she had accepted the Lord early in life. While attending, she taught Sunday School and even cleaned the church. She was a former member of the Country Gals Club. Wanda enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She enjoyed attending reunions twice a year for her neighborhood she lived in in St. Louis, Missouri and going to her daughter’s Christmas Eve Party and having Christmas at their house. Wanda spent much of her summer months on the river with the Asher’s.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman (Frona) Dunlap; parents-in-law, Bill (Hazel) Asher; daughter, Pamela Sue Asher; son-in-law, Jeff Mitchell; grandson-in-law, Chris Deason; step granddaughter, Jeanie Swartz; sister, Berneal (Stanley) Martin; brothers-in-law, Randy Asher, Billy Asher, Johnny Asher, Ronald Asher, Louis Dicus and Jerry McMillen; and sisters-in-law, Louise Solis and Ann Asher.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Asher of Cherryville, Missouri; children, Tammy (Jim) Smith of Hillsboro, Missouri, Yvonne (Rick) Leuthauser of St. James, Missouri and Wade (fiancée Tami) Asher of Cherryville, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Lindsey Ehrmann, Lacey (Zach) McCutcheon, Lesley Deason, Luke (Shelby) Smith, Destiny (Scott) Wisdom, Jacob Mitchell, Gabrielle (boyfriend Anthony) Asher and Taylor (Brendarh) Asher; two step grandchildren, Jamie (Dennis) Leuthauser and Jessica Leuthauser; eight great grandchildren, Asher, Zephyr, Lilah, Ian, Adelaide, Athena, Ellie and Rosalee; five step grandchildren, Madison, MaKayla, Aden, Ian S. and Dominic; brother-in-law, Fritz Asher of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Jones, Judy Dicus and Karen (Rob) Sikes of Steelville, Missouri, Wanda McMillen of Texas, Tina Asher of Ozark, Missouri, Linda (Bill) Dodd of Cuba, Missouri and Cathy (Brian) Tucker of Salem, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Celebration of Life was immediately following at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
The family has chosen cremation as her final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.