Violet Ashford, 87, Caney, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, after a long and happy life.
Violet Lowry was born August 26, 1928, in rural Peru, Kansas, the sixth of six children born
to Lawrence Everett Lowry and Georgia May (Thurman) Lowry. She was raised in rural Peru,
attended schools there, and graduating Peru High School.
On June 29, 1946 she married Alfred Andrew Ashford at Independence, Kansas. The couple moved to Caney in 1947 where they raised their two children, son Alfred Andrew Jr and daughter Sheila Violet.
Violet was employed for over 32 years for Doctor's Doyle Burch and Roger Burch, Optometrists in Caney. She enjoyed crocheting, blanket making, sewing, gardening, traveling, and her pet cats. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Caney United Methodist Church.
Survivors blessed by her memory are her children - son Alfred and wife Janice Ashford of Rocky Mount, NC, and daughter Sheila Ashford of Caney; granddaughter Ashley Ryan Ashford; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Sr in 2008, her parents, and her siblings Leonard, Ethel, Cleona, Bert, and Andrew.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Potts Chapel Funeral Home Caney, with Pastor Will Kenyon of Caney United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney. Memorial donations are suggested to the Caney United Methodist Church in memory of Violet Ashford.