Phyllis Leona Ascher, 90, of St. Anne, passed away Sunday (March 17, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
She was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Baileyville, the daughter of Ervin and Dorothy (Hartjie) Kilker. Phyllis married Lawrence John Ascher on Aug. 7, 1948.
Phyllis was a bookkeeper throughout her life at Forreston Grain and Feed and Vet-Way. She also worked at Oak Brand Creamery and German Valley State Bank.
She loved to embroider pillowcases and quilts, work in the yard and clean her house.
Phyllis attended North Grove Evangelical Church in Forreston for more than 80 years, where she taught Sunday school, was the church clerk and a faithful prayer warrior. It was at North Grove where she gave her life to Christ more than 50 years ago. Since moving to the Kankakee area, she was a faithful and loved member of Grace Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Ascher, of St. Anne; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Albina (Bravata) Ascher, of Calhoun, Ga., and Dwight and Delinda (Ellinor) Ascher, of St. Anne; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rhowena Genandt, of Forreston, and Shirley and David Vietmeier, of Forreston; her grandchildren, Angela (Rob) Howell, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Tabb (Jennifer) Ascher, of Bourbonnais, Thomas (Nicole) Ascher, of Kankakee, and Timothy (Allison) Ascher, of St. Anne; and her great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Ryan Howell, and Logan, Peyton, Jackson, Johnny, Easton, Camden and Ellinor Ascher.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Wallace Kilker; one sister-in-law, Wilma Kilker; and one brother-in-law, Allan Genandt.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at North Grove Evangelical Church in Forreston. The Rev. Tim Hotchkiss and the Rev. Dwight Ascher (her son) will officiate the service. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Grace Christian Academy in Kankakee or North Grove Cemetery in Forreston.
Please sign her online guestbook at schrefflerfuneralhomes.com.