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Dora Waldeck Asay
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1916
Roane County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 2005
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

Mrs. Asay was born in her home in Reedy on the 8th day of March, 1916. She was the first of four children born to the late Edgar Marshall and Mary Rogers Waldeck.

The day of Christmas Eve, 1940, Dora was wed to the late Charles "Jack" Asay, her college sweetheart. Together, they shared nearly 50 years of marriage. Most of Dora's married life was spent in the Sissonville area.

During World War II, Mrs. Asay attended Salem College and was awarded a Standard Normal certificate in elementary education. Several years later, she attended Morris Harvey and received a Bachelor's degree in elementary education. Dora began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse outside of Reedy. Additionally, she taught at Sissonville Elementary for 38 years. 35 of those years were spent teaching the fifth grade, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Dora was completely committed to church and several organizations within the Sissonville community. First, she was the eldest charter member of North Hills Baptist Church, where she had many beloved friends and mentors. Secondly, as a charter member of the Sissonville Women's Club, she faithfully served for 50 years. She was chosen by the West Virginia Women's Club president to hold a state office for a term of two years. Thirdly, as a member of the Sissonville Village Association, she was part of a team that documented the history of Sissonville. The association also fought for the first and only traffic light in Sissonville. Lastly, Dora was one of the founders and the cornerstone of the Sissonville Library. She was a true advocate for literacy. Mrs. Asay was a willing volunteer for countless projects in the Sissonville community.

Mrs. Asay's last months of life were made special by the love, dedication and faithfulness of her son, Herky, the unforgettable staff and residents of Quarry Manor in Kanawha City, as well as the excellent staff of Kanawha Hospice Care, Dunbar.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Asay was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Jack" Asay; and younger sister and brother, "Betty" Blake of Hinton and Roger Lee Waldeck of Sissonville.

Dora is survived by her only son, Charles "Herk" Asay of Sissonville; her only grandchild, Raven Asay Miller and husband, Joshua R. Miller, of Romney; her sister, Edra James of Phoenix, Ariz.; her sister-in-law, Olive Waldeck of Sissonville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Floral Hills Garden of Memories Cemetery
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Marieda Mae DERRICK Eden...
Record added: Jun 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11187697
Dora <i>Waldeck</i> Asay
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