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Phyllis L. Ascher

Phyllis Leona Ascher, 90, of St. Anne, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. 
She was born on 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.
Phyllis loved to embroider pillowcases and quilts, work in the yard and clean her house.
She 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.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Ascher, of St. Anne; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Albina (Bravata) Ascher, of Calhoun, Georgia, 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, Tennessee, 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.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Wallace Kilker; a sister-in-law, Wilma Kilker; and a brother-in-law Allan Genandt.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22  from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Forreston. 
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at North Grove Evangelical Church in Forreston.  Pastor Tim Hotchkiss and Pastor Dwight Ascher (son) will officiate the service.
Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Grace Christian Academy in Kankakee or North Grove Cemetery in Forreston.
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