Lola Pearl Asbury

March 31, 1927December 1, 2019

Lola Pearl (Hutchison) Asbury, 92, of Columbia, passed away on December 1, 2019 in the company of her five children.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home from 10:00 am – 11:00am. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Chaplain Alan Helland officiating. Burial will be Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO.

Lola was born March 31, 1927 to Forrest Hutchison and Roy Turner Hutchison, the youngest of their four children. She spent her youth on their farm west of Columbia along Perche Creek attending Strawn School and graduating from University High. Lola met and married Fred Asbury on August 24, 1947 in Columbia, MO. Fred passed away on July 14, 2000 after 52 years of marriage. Lola stayed at home to raise their five children until the youngest finished grade school. Lola then started a career as a nurse’s aid at the Harry Truman Veterans Hospital and worked there until her retirement.

Lola is survived by her five children, Wayne Asbury of Hallsville, Alma Asbury of Centralia, Phyllis Asbury Hackney (Ben) of St Louis, Lowell Asbury (Sherrie) of Columbia, and Roger Asbury (Beth) of Columbia; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and one sister, Mildred Moreau. She is also preceded in death by one brother, Leslie Hutchison and one sister, Mary Bell Turner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery or to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.


  • Fairview Cemetery


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019


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Brenda Hanson

December 2, 2019

I worked with Lola many years ago at the VA hospital. She was a delight to work with, had great rapport with her patients and gave them superb and loving care. She had a fun sense of humor and a down-to-earth practical approach to her job. I appreciate all I learned from her in the workplace. I also remember her participating in the Sunday morning VA chapel choir. Now she's in Heaven's choir, may she rest in peace.