Kathleen Ashing
August 24, 1932  -  January 9, 2018

Kathleen Ashing

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Family and Friends Gathering
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, January 12, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm
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Funeral Service
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Saturday, January 13, 2018
1:00 pm
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6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Mary Kathleen Ashing, age 85, of Weatherford, TX, passed from this life to her Heavenly Home, January 9, 2018.

Kathleen was born in Honey Grove, TX, on August 24, 1932, to H.T. (Tracy) and Eva Tyler. She grew up and attended school in Pecos, TX, where she met and married Jim Ashing, January 25, 1953, and were united in marriage for 59 years, and are now re-united forever in Heaven. They lived all over the Permian Basin, but spent their golden years in Odessa. She was a faithful and loving wife, mother, grand/great grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved unconditionally and was a care-giver to all. She loved the Lord and enjoyed her ladies' Bible Study Group. She was a prayer warrior and believed in God's promises and faithfulness. Though her memory and mind faded over the last several years, she continued to hold on to and say, “God specializes in things thought impossible and He can do what no other power can do.” She was happiest when at home, enjoying their beautiful yard/roses, feeding the birds and taking care of grand and great grandchildren. She will be missed, but we rejoice in her freedom and find comfort that we will see her again someday.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Ashing; (4) Brothers, H.T. Tyler Jr., Homer Tyler, George Tyler, and James Tyler. (2) Sisters, Dorothy (Tyler) Musick and Annie (Tyler) Smith.

She is survived by her son, Wayne and wife Rhonda Ashing of Weatherford, TX. and daughter, Jan and husband Jim Ash of The Woodlands,TX. Grandchildren: Collin Ashing, Dr. Tiffini (Ashing) Imken, Brian Wallum, and Meagan Wallum. Great Grandchildren: Chloe Ashing, Serinity Wallum, Zoei and Annabelle Wallum, and Amelia Imken; brother, Leonard Tyler; sisters, Neta Tyler Maston, Joanne Tyler, Jeannette Tyler Pettit; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel, with burial to follow. Rev. Paul Thompson officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign her guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.


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  1. Roger & Sandy Poore
    Heath, TX

    A wonderful aunt! There are too many memories to mention but I know that she is enjoying her time with her family that she joined, smiling, laughing and remembering again. We love her very much. Those left to miss her are in our prayers and in our hearts.

  2. Larry Wallum
    Midland, TX

    She was one of the finest people I have ever met.

  3. Jan and John Newsom
    Longview, TX

    Our prayers are with all of you. She will be missed, such a wonderful, remarkable woman of God.

  4. Lisa Isgrigg
    Broken Arrow, OK

    I will always remember Aunt Kathleen as an amazing seamstress. Many of my clothes growing up were handmade by her. I think I still have some of her sewing patterns. She also had the gift of hospitality. She was never able to sit very long before she was up serving someone else by warming up their coffee or getting them another piece of toast. See you in heaven, Aunt Kathleen. I know the birds there are singing beautifully--enjoy your peace!

  5. Neta Maston
    Garland, TX

    Kathleen was a very special and loved sister. My Prayer Partner! Our children will never forget our Poncho dinners and eating contests. I will dearly miss her.

  6. Brenda Maston
    Garland, TX

    My deepest sympathies to the surviving members of her family. I will be there in spirit. Aunt Cat was Darrell's favorite. He told me many stories of his summers with her in the oil camps over his childhood. They were precious memories to him and me now.
    My love to all

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