The wife of a former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Grantsville has died from injuries received in a car accident on US 50.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Reverend Stanley Ash, whom she married May 31, 1958.

Katherine Ann Sutton Ash, 63, of Clarksburg, died May 29, 2004.

She was born at Miletus, WV, a daughter of the late George and Pauline Nicholson Sutton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Ash) Fisher and husband Carey, Clarksburg, Suzanna (Ash) Patterson and husband Richard, Sistersville, WV; four sons, Jody Ash and wife Kayla, Salem, Joshua Wayne Ash and wife Mikasa, Clarksburg, Stanley Wayne "Charlie" Ash II and wife Hayley, Palm Beach, FL, Noah Ash, St. Mary's, WV; grandchildren, Matthew Allen Fisher, Clarksburg, Eli Ray and Raymond Lee Patterson, Sistersville, Kristen Ash, West Union, Adreyan Nathaniel, Dakoda Katherine, Morgan Zada Ash, Palm Beach, FL; great-grandchildren, Jayda Mckole and Jaycent Xavier Ash, Clarksburg; three brothers, Allen Sutton and wife Wanda, Salem, Robert Sutton and wife Linda, Jacksonville, FL, Gary Sutton and wife Katrina, Salem; and one sister, Linda (Sue) Meredith and companion Jeff, Tamarac, FL.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Winfred Siders, and two brothers, Dale and George (Butch) Sutton.

Mrs. Ash had worked for Alker Tire in Clarksburg as a secretary and had been employed by The Beckley Register newspaper. She had been affiliated with several Baptist churches. Mrs. Ash enjoyed doing craft works and making quilts, and her ambition in life was to be a good mother and wife.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 5, 2004, in the Harbert Funeral Home, 287 W. Main St., Salem, at 6 p.m. with the Reverend John Glessner and Reverend Bob Marino officiating. Friends may call in the funeral home chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. It was the request of Mrs. Ash to be cremated after her funeral services. Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Center Point Christian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke associations.