Betty Asher, 80, of Rockford died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born November 24, 1931 in Leachville, Ark. daughter of Floyd and Agnes Hanners. On August 19, 1950 she married James Asher in Pickett, Ark. She worked for National Lock for over 35 years until her retirement in 1988. She enjoyed throwing New Year's Eve parties for her grandchildren, sewing, candy making, and traveling around the country visiting with her family.
She is survived by her husband James "J.W." Asher; children Rogennia (Victor Novack) Asher, Pat (Chuck Nelson) Asher, Jamie (David) Carey; grandchildren Bruce " Chip" (Jody) Caruth, Tonya Caruth, Frederick "Rick" (Stacy) DuPont II, Desiree DuPont, Niki Glenn and Andrea Glenn; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Nola Pitise, and brother Dan (Virgie) Hanners.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Richard Hanners and sister Bernice Hillhouse.
Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Wed, March 21 at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 7000 West State St. Rockford. Funeral service will be at 2 pm on Thur, March 22 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Willwood Burial Park.