Sandra Kay Ashby, 65 - Palestine

Sandra Kay Ashby, 65, of Palestine, W.Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 25, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

She was born in Creston (Wirt County) on June 7 1945. Sandra is the daughter of Charles (Burt) Burton Marks of Palestine and the late Mary (Aggie) Agnes Marks.

Sandra was a devoted wife, loving mother, loving grandmother, best friend and confidante. She was a Baptist by faith and attended the Gandee Chapel Church of Spencer, W.Va. She enjoyed many hobbies, cooking, gardening, sewing and assorted crafts. Her biggest devotion was to give love and care to for others.

She is survived by her husband, Rev Emzy Ashby of Palestine; two daughters, Kimberly Villers (Robert L.) of Newark and Christina Hunt (Stanley) of Newark; two sons, Timothy Ashby (Debra) of St. Marys and Shawn Ashby (Robin) of Palestine; nine grandchildren, Justin Villers (Jami) of Davisville, Robbie Villers of Ft. Hood, Texas, currently serving with the United States Army in Kaslu, Iraq, Krystral Ashby of North Carolina, Kayla Ashby of Ohio, Dustin and Samual Hunt of Newark, Calyn and Shawna Ashby of Elizabeth, Chelsie Ashby of Clay and her first great grandchild due in June.

Eight step grandchildren, Joe Dunn of Massachusetts, Kyle Dunn of St Marys, Amanda and Anthony Jr. Oldham of Grantsville, Megan Smith and Jessie Lockhart of Elizabeth, Brittany Holstein and Jacob Butler of Palestine; two brothers, Blaine Marks (Linda) of Palestine, Marvin Marks (Beverly) of Palestine; three sisters, Charlotte Cline (Ray) of Ohio, Sheryl Belt (Neil) of Burning Springs and Janet Jett of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and one brother Leroy Marks.

A special thank you to the staff of the Intensive Care Unit of Ruby Memorial, from family and friends.

Services will be Sunday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m. at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth, W.Va. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Ground Hog)