Patty Ann Ashby Wotring

Patty Ann Ashby Wotring, 80, a native of Parsons and more recently Buckhannon, passed from this life Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Hospice.

Patty was born Wednesday, July 8, 1936, at St. George, a daughter of the late Howard Wesley Ashby and Delcie Agnes Vance Ashby.

On Dec. 22, 1954, she was married to Ray D. Wotring, who survives in Buckhannon. They had celebrated 62 and a half years of marriage.

Others left to cherish Patty’s memory are her three children, Kathy Cantrell, Steven Ray Wotring and Jonathan Matthew Wotring; one brother, Howard Dale Ashby; and six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Patty was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1954 and had attended Lee College. She was a homemaker and had worked as a housekeeper for others as well. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother and grandmother, and she will be missed.

Patty’s request for cremation will be honored. A celebration of Patty’s life will be held at Believers Fellowship Church in Montrose Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m.

The family has asked for memorial contributions to be made to West Virginia Hospice, 8 Hartman Plaza, Buckhannon, WV 26201-2230. The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Patty Ann Ashby Wotring. Send online condolences to the family at