OBITUARY

Lois A Askew

September 1, 1932June 9, 2019
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Lois Annette Chalker Askew, age 86, passed away peacefully June 9, 2019. She will be remembered as a teacher and professor in Georgia and Alabama for almost 50 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harlan D. Askew, two brothers, Virgil A. Chalker, and Frank N. Chalker. Lois knew at an early age that she wanted to be a teacher. She graduated Class Valedictorian of Marietta High School where she was called upon by the principal to help the teachers. Having graduated from Georgia State College for Women (A.B. Degrees) and Duke University (M.A. Degree in English), she devoted herself to teaching English, Speech, Debate and Drama, and writing books on debate and study skills, the Elizabethan age, and her Chalker heritage. She is survived by daughters Tara Emerson (Rick) of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Dara Johns (Randy) of Niceville, Fla., and grandchildren Rebecca, Victor, Shiloh, and Zach Johns; and Mason Emerson; and nephew Ron Chalker of Marietta, Ga. Lois will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She also held a special place in her heart for her Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Niceville. Visitation will be at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home (2950 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, GA), Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. A graveside burial service will follow at 11 a.m., at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3860 Cherokee St. N.W., Kennesaw, Ga. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Judy Tomberlin

June 17, 2019

Mrs. Askew was my senior English teacher at Valdosta High School in 1960-61. She was hard and demanding but taught us a lot. She was pregnant during my senior year and left on maternity leave to have her baby. She came back after her maternity leave to complete the year. I always loved English and grammar particularly so she helped me improve my writing skills. I continued on to VSC and was a better student because of her teaching.

Phyllis McCombs

June 14, 2019

Lois was one of "those" teachers whom you carry with you throughout your life speaking of often with fondness, respect and humor. I can still see her beaming face when her drama productions would come together and we would share in her glory. She demanded and expected excellence, instilling confidence in her students through her tough, yet gentle love. In later years, her exuberance still shone bright in her writings that she'd share on Facebook as recent as this very year. While sad to hear of our loss, I find comfort in knowing that her willful spirit will live on in her family as well as her family of students whose lives she touched and molded through the years. Thank you Lois Annette Chalker Askew, I am grateful for having known you.

Donna Moseley DeMedicis

June 13, 2019

Mrs Askew was my Drama teacher at Huffman High School 1982-86. I performed in many plays and she gave me the great honor of student directing the musical "Anything Goes" which was a great hit!!! She was such an encouraging teacher, a real professional. With her help I was the first student to ever go to a National Tournament for Humorous Interpretation in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I'll never forget all the many tournaments that Mr. Askew faithfully drove us in the van to compete across Alabama. One fond memory I had was riding in the van and watching them hold hands as we traveled back home with trophies galore! Fond memories of this special lady in her suits!

Paul McNeeley

June 11, 2019

Mrs. Askew was very demanding that her students be hard-working and professional. She saw in her students things they could not see in themselves. I am forever grateful that I had an opportunity to be under her tutelage while in theatrical shows at Huffman. She left a spot in my life, for which I am truly thankful.
Huffman - Class of 1975

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Mother and Father of the Bride

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Lois and Harlan Askew

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Lois and Harlan in Paris

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"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. Psalm 121:1

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Graduation, Georgia State College for Women

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Annette (Lois) and Frank Chalker

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Mother and Father of the Bride

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Lois and Harlan Askew

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Lois and Harlan in Paris

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"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. Psalm 121:1

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Graduation, Georgia State College for Women

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Annette (Lois) and Frank Chalker

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Lois and Frank

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Lois and Harlan at a dance contest in Paris

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Lois and Harlan, Birthday party

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Lois Chalker, at home in Kennesaw