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Mary Ruth Asleson

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Asleson, Mary Ruth
Sep 15, 1932 - Mar 7, 2012

Passed away on Wednesday at age 79 in McAllen, TX, from acute leukemia. Mary Ruth Houchin was born in Cass County, IA, just south of the town of Anita, IA, the daughter of Bernard and Mary Elizabeth (Anderson) Houchin. Mary attended country school and graduated from Anita High School in 1950. After graduation, she attended business school and worked for American Mutual Insurance Company. Mary married Ornell Hugh Asleson on May 9, 1964 in Anita, and they had 2 daughters. She and her husband lived in Omaha, NE for 42 years, where they were members of Morning Star Lutheran Church. They moved to Overland Park, KS 6 years ago. Mary loved scrapbooking and dancing. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She and Hugh loved traveling and visiting friends and family. They also spent their winter months in South Texas. Mary was always positive and had kind words for everyone. She had a servant's heart, who loved to quietly and anonymously serve wherever she was needed. She was deeply loved by her family and many friends and is going to be greatly missed. Mary was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Ornell Hugh Asleson, Overland Park; 2 children, Catherine Dundon and husband John, Englewood, CO, and Joni Casey and husband Craig, Overland Park; 4 grandchildren, Hank and Amelia Dun-don, and Colin and Nicole Casey; brother, James Houchin and wife Betty, Casa Grande, AZ; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
VISITATION will be at McGilley and Hoge Chapel (8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park) Thursday, March 15, 6-8pm. FUNERAL SERVICES will be at Advent Lutheran Church (11800 W. 151st Street, Olathe, KS), Friday, March 16, at 10:30am. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley, KS. Please offer condolences at:
McGilley & Hoge Chapel
8024 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66204 913-642-3565

Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2012