Joyce Arlene Asher


Joyce Arlene Asher, age 88, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 3:55 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Missouri.  She was born January 24, 1929, in San Diego, California, the daughter of Otto and Ethel Reuter.

Arlene was a graduate of Crane High School and was the bookkeeper for J.W. Asher Trucking Company and a home health care provider.  She attended the Youngberg Chapel in Verona, Missouri, and was a charter president of the MoKewps club, a member of the Hallmark Ornament collectors club in Springfield, an avid Snoopy collector and the treasurer of the Rose O’Neill Club Foundation for 35 years.

Arlene married John W. Asher and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1980.  She is survived by her two daughters, Joyce Anderson of Centennial, Colorado and Janie Derby of Aurora, Missouri; one son, Ron Asher of Virginia Beach, Virginia and seven grandchildren.

Her parents, Otto and Ethel and her husband, John, preceded her in death.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Youngberg Chapel in Verona.  Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.  Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.


6:00-7:00 p. m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO, 65605

  Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the

Youngberg Chapel, Verona, MO.


Following Service at the

Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, MO.

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Carol (Sumners) Ramsour

I have so many great memories of your mom, and the time that I spent as a neighbor to Arlene and Joyce's family. I loved visiting her home where she was surrounded by her collection of Kewpies, Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang, and Christmas ornaments. She was so proud of you all. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

 Posted October 17, 2017 - 11:07am
Cathy Davis-Doty

Cathy Davis-Doty MO_Kewps affiliate President: Our hearts are sadden at this news. May Arlene rest in peace with the Lord. Our prayers go out to her family and all who knew her. She was a great lady, loved by a lot of people.

 Posted October 16, 2017 - 2:01pm
Jan Diller,. KEWPIANA HOOSIERS affiliate.

Arlene will be greatly missed by our IROCF kewpie members. Her personality always lit up the room and glowed to anyone she was with. Her sweet, smiling face will be imprinted in my mind forever.
God's blessings & condolences to all her family.

 Posted October 13, 2017 - 10:43am
Jerry Kidd

So sorry to hear about the loss of Arlene. She was a very special lady.

 Posted October 12, 2017 - 1:25pm
Candy Wells

Dearest Janie,

All of the Wellses treasured the friendship that Arlene offered our family. She always went above and beyond the necessary to offer a helping hand. Ted and I send our sincere condolences to you and yours.

 Posted October 12, 2017 - 12:29pm
J.D. Pilkenton

We are so sorry. Loved Arlene. May God give you comfort and peace. Prayers, J.D. & Carol Ann Pilkenton

 Posted October 11, 2017 - 8:47pm
Mary Kay

Joyce & Family & Janie, So very sorry to hear about your mom. Lots of good times were had in your homes, with your mom included, and they're times I'll never forget. You're in my thoughts and prayers and here if you need anything at all.
Mary Kay (Nolan) Eckman

 Posted October 11, 2017 - 4:54pm

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