October 19, 2006

Born in: Cologne, Germany,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville - Edith M. Koch, a resident of Asheville since 1995, died Thursday, October 19, 2006. She was born in Cologne, Germany, daughter of the late Maxmillian and Rosalie Eilender. Also preceding her in death is son, Gary Oliver. Surviving is beloved husband of 46 years, Wilfried; two daughters, Melinda Hasbrook, and husband Roy, of Cleveland, Ohio and Rebecca Zangara, and husband Tom, of Chicago, Illinois; son, Michael Oliver of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Christa Garred, and husband John, of Cleveland; two brothers, Bill Eilender, and wife Carol, of Union, Kentucky, Herbert Eilender, and wife Danielle, of Houston, Texas and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Christina Hasbrook. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Her family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Dear Melinda, Roy, Jennifer & Christina,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May happy memories of your beloved mother and grandmother be of comfort.

    Love,
    Dave, Marie, Kevin,
    Drew and Caitlyn

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  2. Dear Melinda, Roy, Jennifer and Christina,
    We are so sorry to learn of the death of Melinda’s mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Love, Joe and Camille

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  3. We’re so sorry. Our hearts and prayers are with you, and with Aunt Edith, who we knew well, and will love always,

    John, Dawn, Gina & John

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  4. We truly all share in the sorrow of your loss. We will never forget our Aunt Edith and will always keep a special place for her in our hearts. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We feel your pain, and know to well how the lost of your mother so quickly can turn your world upside down. All our Love, Rick and Rose

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  6. Roy & Melinda. Kim and I share our condolences to you and your family in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. To Melinda & Roy:
    Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Melinda you are a living testament to your mother; you are one of the kindest & classiest ladies I know.
    Sincerely,
    Jeri Kuzma & Family

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  8. Melinda & Roy,

    We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and we will remember your mother in our prayers.

    The Helmeci Family

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  9. Melinda and Roy,
    Lezlie and I were sorry to learn on your loss. I lost my mother a few years ago. Please accept our condolences.
    Gary and Lezlie Obers

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