Loraine Zoe Asper, 83, of Bemus Point, N.Y., passed away at 11:28 a.m. Monday (Sept. 9, 2013), in WCA Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Bemus Point, she was born June 22, 1930, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Louis O. and Alice Russell Farrell.
She attended the Bemus Point Central Schools.
Loraine Zoe Asper
Loraine Zoe Asper
In earlier years, she was employed by the former Jamestown Lounge Company and later by the former Sherman Brothers. Before her retirement in 1984, she was employed as a bus driver for the Bemus Point Central School System for 19 years.
She was a longtime member of a group of girlfriends called "The Club" for 66 years. She really enjoyed the time spent at the many dinners and luncheons with her friends.
Surviving are her three children: Paula K. (John) Kuhns and Lori A. Scott, both of Bemus Point, Phil-lip J. (Kathy Heald) Asper of Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandchildren: Jody (Dennis) Schang of Tennessee, Julie (Travis) Klein of Virginia, Nichole (Dan) Kraus of New York, Jordan Dongarra and David Dongarra, both of Ohio, Jamie (Mark) Snyder of Pennsylvania, and Louis (Tia) Asper of Virginia; nine great-grandchildren; Max and Megan Schang of Tennessee, Taylor and Joshua Klein of Virginia, Keilani Asper and Mark Snyder III of Pennsylvania, Tyree, Aric and Loryn Asper of Virginia; and a sister, Barbara Spencer of Bemus Point.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Milton Ira Asper, whom she married Jan. 10, 1947, and who died Oct. 26, 2009.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Visitation will not be observed. Inurnment will be in the Bemus Point Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Bemus Point Fire Department, 13 Alburtus Ave., Bemus Point, NY 14712.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Loraine at www.lindfuneralhome.com.