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Paula Askew Webb
Paula Askew WebbPraising HimPaula Askew Webb, age 50 of Richwood, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, January 15, 2011, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus.  She was born July 20, 1960, in Marion to James and Ann (Norris) Askew, who both survive in Marion.

On November 22, 1980, she married Jeff Webb in the First Presbyterian Church, Marion, and he survives.

She was an active member of the Richwood Church of Christ where she was currently serving as secretary.  She participated in the Richwood Church of Christ small group Bible Study, led by Willie Stoltzfus, which Paula thoroughly loved.  She was very active in the Central Ohio Emmaus Community, serving on many different teams, and was an avid North Union Wildcat supporter, particularly of whichever sport in which her girls were participating.  A 1978 Pleasant High School graduate, she loved being outdoors and playing tennis.  She had recently been creating video tributes for many folks in the area.

On February 26, 2003 Paula was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and has been "Praising Him in the Storm" ever since.  Her quiet faithfulness and dry sense of humor have been an inspiration to many.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her two daughters, Samantha and Stephanie at home; three sisters, Judi (Terry) Robinson, Wayne; Peggy (Dennis) Zimmerman, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Melissa (Don) Reid, Marion; a brother, Robert (Natalie) Askew, New Bloomington; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Julie Webb, Marion; her mother and father-in-law, Ray and Janet Webb, Marion; special friends, Matt and Connie Haller, Richwood.

A celebration of Paula's life will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 11:00 AM in the Richwood Church of Christ with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Zimmerman and Pastor Matt Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 PM on Tuesday at the Richwood Church of Christ, 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood, OH  43344.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Paula Webb Fund, C/O Richwood Banking Company, 28 N. Franklin Street, Richwood, OH  43344

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#1 from: Chuck and Dana Warrix and Family
Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Dear Jeff, Samantha, Stephanie and family,
We want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We hope that your memories of Paula help comfort you in the days, weeks and months ahead.

#2 from: Todd Brock
Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Jeff I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

#3 from: nancy pacha
richwood ohio
Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Jeff and Family,
You all have my sincere condolences,and prayers,
Paula will be greatly missed but oh! the memories never ending. BLESS yOU ALL!
                            NANCY Pacha
                            and Family

#4 from: Angela Phipps
Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 11:44 PM

sorry for your loss may god be with all of you at this difficult time

#5 from: Johna Nibert
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Jeff,Samantha and Stephanie, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
           Bill and Johna Nibert and Blaine Rivers

#6 from: The Davis Family
Richwood Ohio
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. If we could all be as strong as she was!  Mike, Tammy, Austin and Abby

#7 from: Tony & Joanie Chapman
Ashland Ohio
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Jeff & family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  May God give you each the strength to help you through this loss.  She is now at peace and no longer suffering.

Tony & Joanie (Walker) Chapman & Family

#8 from: Peggy  Jamison
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Dear Jeff, Samantha, & Stephanie,
How we will all miss Paula! but we know where she is! Her life was an inspiration to us all, she danced in the storm!
In Christ's Love,
Ernie & Peggy Jamison

#9 from: Brent and Kim Chapman
Richwood, OH
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Jeff, Sam, & Steph,
We'll all see Paula later.  PTL for that promise.  You're in our hearts and prayers.  Arms are always open.  Love you.  Brent & Kim

#10 from: Ann Davis
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 5:00 PM

To Jeff and girls,  My sincerest sympathy to you.  I have been thinking of you all through Paula's battle with cancer and her positive outlook and faith in God.  May it help knowing that she touched so many.

#11 from: Stephanie Rider
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I am praying for all of you. May the Lord surround you with his love.

#12 from: Nancy  and David Wiley
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Jeff, Stephanie and Samantha,

We are so sorry for you loss.  I have marveled at her outstanding faith in God and have been deeply touched by her strength and courage.  Praise the Lord for such a wonderful lady.  She has been an inspiration to all.  Your are so blessed to have had her in your lives and her memory will forever live in your hearts.  Thoughts and prayers to you all.   Nancy Wiley

Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 7:40 PM


#14 from: Renetta Johnson
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Dear Jeff, Samantha, & Stephanie,I know you all and I knew Paula, not personally but as a part of this  community.  I want you all to know, she is the reason I went to church today, I admired the way she gave all the praise to God, through him she shined.  I want to do that with my family.  I want them to know I believe, because I believe! Thank you Paula, you truly were an angel!

#15 from: Chris Ransome
Marysville, Ohio via Tokyo
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Brother Jeff,

I just read the news of Paula's passing.  I am so saddened by this, but I know that Paula is singing His anthem now.
I know your pain and wish so much that I could be there.  I leave in the morning for a business trip to Japan and won't return until the 2nd week of Feb.  Please know that you and your family have been raised in prayer regularly by me and special prayers raised at my church in Marysville for the past few weeks after I had heard that Paula had been taken to the hospital.  I will continue lifting you and the girls up daily.  You and Paula have always been such an inspiration and I pray that God will give you all the peace and understanding you need to move forward.  You were my support during dad's early days of his stroke and such a good friend.  If I can do anything else to help you, please let me know.  

God Bless you and give you rest!
Chris Ransome

#16 from: Paul and Betty Jo Shoup
712 Chestnut,Upr.Sandusky,Oh 43351
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM

We extend our Sympathy and Love at this difficult time.
May you face each day knowing she is at peace.
Love and Blessings
Paul and Betty Jo

#17 from: Dr. Wayne Evans
North Canton, Ohio
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Dear Jeff,
We went to school together. I was sorry to hear of Paula's passing, but so glad for the victory she had in her heart. May the Lord bless you.

#18 from: Mary Lu Swartz
Richwood, OH
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and the girls.  Paula and I sat together for 10 weeks many years ago in Cost Accounting at Marion Technical College.  The video tribute she made just a year ago of Kelley is treasured.  She was a very talented and smart lady. I know she will be deeply missed.

#19 from: Taimi (Nichols) Henderson
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Dearest Jeff and family-My heart goes out to all of you-you have been through a very difficult and heartbreaking journey. One blessing God gives us are many wonderful, funny, happy and joyous memories. My prayer is that you are able to go to these memories as you move forward. May God bless all of you. So very sorry for your loss.

#20 from: Becky Adkison
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:28 AM

So sorry, Jeff

#21 from: Abby Davis-Beaulieu
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 8:45 AM

As I did not get the chance to know Paula, what an amazing fighter she is through the stories I have heard through facebook. May the Lord be with Jeff, Stephanie, Samantha, and the rest of the family for them to find peace she is in Heaven, for the girls to know their mother is so proud, and for Jeff to know he was an awesome man taking care of his wife for 8 years. May you find strength to go on the rest of these days. Always know you have a huge community backing you up, and praying for you.

#22 from: Marcha Stewart
Mark H. Zangmeister Center
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Jeff,Samanha and Stephanie, first of all I love you dearly.  I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be a part of your lives.  Paula kept the good fight of faith and we are all witnesses of that.  The word of God tells us that absent from the body means present with the Lord.  How awsome is that, no more hurt pain  or suffering.  She is with her creator, her Father and her Savior. We are going to miss her but she gave us her all and I praise God that she was a part of my life. You all are family and with God's help we will get through this time of sadness.  My love to you all.

#23 from: Dave and Linda Cheyfitz
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Peggy and Dennis:  We are so sorry to hear of your loss with Paula.  May the Lord keep his arms wrapped tight around her and your family.  Our prayers are with you, we love you.  

Dave and Linda        

#24 from: Joe, Kathy, Laura, and Julie Rice
Marion, OH
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss. We pray God will grant each of you His peace and comfort throughout this difficult time. Reaching out to our niece/cousin, Abby Rose, and her family while praising God during "the storm" in your own lives has truly touched our hearts and spirits. Thank you for allowing Him to use you and Paula in such a special way. Take comfort in the knowledge that Paula now has a new and perfect body that is free from pain and disease and that, one day, you'll be reunited with her for eternity.

#25 from: The Girton's
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Jeff, Samantha, and Stephanie our thoughts and prayers are with your family.  May God help you through your time of need.

#26 from: The Ross Family
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Jeff, Sam, and Steph,  
   We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers. We love you!

Clement, Suzann, Taylor, and Sydney

#27 from: Pastor David Hudson&family
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Paula was a walking sermon. Her passion for life and love for her Lord Jesus Christ were very evident in the few occassions that we fellowshiped together at community united church. The faith of Paula and also of her family was unshakeable and left a lasting impression on myself and the members of our congregation. May the peace of God blanket you in this time of sorrow and may the legacy of Paula Webb live on for generations to come. Our deepest sympathy.

#28 from: Jennifer Conroy
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

What an inspiration your entire family has become to this community. Such a sweet woman to lead us all through hope and despair, never taking her eye from the Lord who has provided for us all.  God bless every one of you who have comforted the Webbs in any way. Thinking of you all....and thank you for the inspiration!

#29 from: Steven Chamberlain
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Dear Mr. Webb and family,
I'm part of a prayer group at Scotts of which Annette Chapman belongs.  I didn't know your wife and mom personally but feel like I do to a degree.  My condolences to you all.  She must have been a special lady.  She has been in my prayers.  May the Love of Christ fill the void that is there when one of our loved ones goes to their eternal home.  The Good News is that our journey will eventually take us home too to be with our Father and our Loved Ones.  May His peace be yours today.
Steve Chamberlain

#30 from: Bonnie Westfall
Port Richey, Fl and Circleville, Oh
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:24 PM

I did not know Paula except through Peggy's facebook postings.  As a hopeful breast cancer survivor in 2010, I am so strengthen and touched by her story, her life and her love of her family and the Lord.   Thank you for letting me know a small piece of your life and story, Paula.

#31 from: Beth Parish
Sun City Center   Florida
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Jeff Sam and Steph,
Bill and I were so sorry to hear about Paula.  What a testament you all are to the power of believing in a God that can provide for us in all things.
We will be thinking of you especially in the next few days, and will catch up when we are back in Ohio.  
With much love, Bill and Beth

#32 from: Lynn Thacker-Mullins
Marion City Schools
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 3:59 AM

Rob and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Paula. What a wonderful life she must have led.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

#33 from: Chris Bailey
Germantown, TN
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 7:44 AM

I am very sorry for your loss.  We will be thinking of you today and tomrrow.  It has been many years since since we hung out with the Hilgenbergs and enjoyed the times with the girls bball team.
All the best to you and your girls.


#34 from: Florence Borland
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Jeff & Family - so sorry to hear of your loss, but Paula has gained her crown and best of all, no more suffering.  But, as humans, the pain of "our" loss is all so real.  Will keep each of you in our prayers.
Didn't know you & Paula except for having you as customers the years I worked at Heritage Cooperative, Richwood.  And, I will never forget the prized position Paula gave our family in the beautiful Memorial DVD she made at the time of my father's passing.  She was very gifted and will be greatly missed.
Florence Borland

#35 from: Doug & Regi Adams & Family
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Jeff, Blondie, & Princess Stef,
We are so very sorry for your loss.  Paula was the bravest, strongest, and most spiritual woman we have known.  She was extraordinary beyond words and we have all lost someone special in our lives.  You girls are a part of her that lives on and she was so proud of both of you.  Her love for all of you and her faith is what kept her going and fighting for so long and so hard.  She was a true Champion to all of us, we feel truly blessed to have known her and spent time with her and all of you.  She is cancer free, and pain free.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers, today and always.  We love you all.

#36 from: Marvin and Dianne Gerhart
6351 Durbin Rd Bellville Oh 44813
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Our deepest sympathies and condolences...You are in our hearts and our prayers....May God confort you now in your hour of pain and give you peace she is now with our Lord ...
In God's love,
Marv and Dianne Gerhart

#37 from: Thomas (Woody) and Rosemary Utley
1220 Grenada Dr.  Marion, OH  43302
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Paula Askew Webb.

God bless you and be with you during this time of grief!  May you forever hold onto the wonderfull
memories of such a beautiful person who touched not only her family lives, but so many others!

Tom (Woody) and Rosemary Utley

#38 from: John W. Eickhoff
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Dear Jeff and family,
  I am so sorry to learn of Paula's death.
She has fought a long battle and has been a tremendous example of Christian courageous and an inspiration to many.  
  Her faith in GOD and His will for her life has sustained her in this life and she now is in the presence of the LORD.  
  May GOD sustain you during this most difficult time with His peace.  One day when your days on earth are over, Paula will be standing next to JESUS in welcoming you into Heaven as well.
 With deepest sympathy,
        John Eickhoff

#39 from: Jennifer Willis
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Jeff, Sam, & Steph - You all are in my prayers. May God Bless you during this difficult time. Thinking of all of you. What a special lady Paula was, I will miss seeing her around.

#40 from: Tim Moore
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:49 PM

There are no words that I can say, only that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls. I know that your faith in God and the love of your daughters will be your greatest benefit during this time. Your faith helped me one early morning in the nurses office at MMP and I will be ever great full.
Your friend,
Tim Moore ( Mo)

#41 from: Rebecca Blue George
Richwood Ohio
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM

To Paula's family, I send my sympathy for the loss of your beautiful child, mother, spouse, sister and friend whom you loved dearly.  As her memory lives on in your hearts may you receive comfort in knowing she was an esteemed person who was an honorable role model for her talented daughters and friends.  Peace, Mrs. Rebecca Blue George

#42 from: Gary and Lisa Baker
Dade City, FL
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Jeff, Samantha and Stephanie, you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Paula was truly the strongest and most inspirational person I have ever met.  I'm trusting God will bring you comfort in the days to come especially by knowing Paula is now resting in perfect peace.

#43 from: Rick & Julie Ross
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you throughout this most difficult time. Paula was very courageous and we are all proud of her will and determination. May God bless and take care of you in the future.

Rick & Julie Ross

#44 from: Steve Brown
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 5:56 AM

Jeff & Girls:  I am so sorry to hear of Paula's death.  I know how much you are hurting.  Take comfort in the Grace of Jesus Christ.  Paula is safely in his arms.

#45 from: Bob and Mary Lee Grieshaber
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wayne, Ohio
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Sending our sympathies to the family of Paula.  So sorry for your loss, but rejoicing that she is no longer suffering or in pain, but dancing with Jesus.  Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you and may your memories bring comfort to you.

#46 from: Jean and Lauren Park
489 Section St. La Rue
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Please know that our prayers are with you as you celebrate Paula's life.  Her  life and testimony continues to touch more lives than we can ever imagine.

#47 from: Joann Russell Fisher
Melbourne, FL.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Jim and Anne,
I am so sorry to hear you lost your daughter, but am also very happy to know she will have no more suffering, only a wonderful life with Our Savior.  My heart goes out to all those who will miss her.

#48 from: Bob Swihart
Richwood, OH
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 11:31 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I am so sorry for your loss.

#49 from: Elisha Robinson
Wayne, Ohio
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Wish I could have been there to celebrate Paula's life with you.  She's been such an inspiration and an example to live by.  Praying that God will continue to bless and comfort you.

#50 from: Marilyn Woods
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 5:48 PM


#51 from: Judy Johnson Venenga
Kingman, AZ
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 5:59 PM

I received a call from Lynda Woodburn Shaffer, PHS class of '78, who had learned of Paula's passing. It's been a long time since those good old days at Pleasant High School. Paula was my classmate from 4th grade on, my neighbor just across Richland Road (in a house my parents considered buying around the time Mr. and Mrs. Askew must have been house-shopping), and my playmate through junior high. We shared the occasional ride to and from PHS in my parents' 1965 Mustang. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Her obituary was a lovely tribute to a life well-lived and to a constant love of family and friends. I am so sorry that this illness ended her life so young and has deprived her loved ones of her daily presence. Please accept my most sincerre condolences.

#52 from: Jeff Webb
Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 5:35 PM

On behalf of the girls Samantha, Stephanie and I along with our extended family. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers love and supoprt.
We have been just blown away to reallize just how many lives Paula has touched.
We know it will never be the same again, but Praise be to God we know we will see her one day again provided we stay centered on who she taught us all to follow.
Again thank you to everyone. May God bless you all today and always.
Praising Him in the storm.

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