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ASD Mourns the Loss of Dedicated Supervisor, Kathy Blythe

Dec 29, 2014

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of ASD Supervisor, Kathy Blythe. Kathy was a dedicated, third-shift Supervisor who has been a part of the ASD family for more than 19 years. At ASD, we handle calls involving loss every day, but there is no way to prepare for the sudden absence of a beloved co-worker. With over a decade of experience leading our third-shift department, Kathy was not only a co-worker, but also a close friend and confidant to everyone who worked overnight.

“ASD will miss Kathy tremendously. She was an anchor on third shift for years. Her kind heart, great sense of humor and dedication to her job made her a very special employee,” said ASD Family-Member Owner, Kathy Kelley. “Kathy has helped thousands of families over the years. With sadness, it is our turn to help her family. RIP Kathy.”

Our prayers and love go out to Kathy’s family at this time. More than anything else, Kathy adored her children and grandchildren and loved sharing photos of them with her co-workers. Her kind soul, listening ear and loving nature will be missed dearly by everyone who had the privilege to know her.

A recent photo of Kathy (back row, fourth from left) with her co-workers and friends at ASD’s Christmas Luncheon.
Below are a few of the heartfelt tributes shared in remembrance of Kathy.

Kathy became a family to so many especially those that she worked with overnight. You became “grammy” to us all. 3rd shift will definitely not be the same. I’m going to miss you so much. I will miss your dry humor, our talks about the kids, and your unconditional support and advice about life in general. Love you ‘Miss Lady.’”Eboni, ASD Training Specialist.

“I will always remember our talks, looking at the newest pics of the grandkids and just seeing that gleam in your eye every time you talked about them. You were a great person. You will truly, truly be missed by all. We love you. Heaven has a new angel with them tonight.”- Ann Marie, ASD Training Specialist.

“Over the years of working at ASD, you became more to me than a co-worker, you were a friend. Rest in paradise.”Delores, ASD Call Specialist.

“This woman was loving, kind, generous, hard-working and fair. I’m going to miss you Kathy. 3rd shift lost an awesome woman. The night shift will never be the same again.” Mauricio, ASD Call Specialist.

“I am glad we got to share one last smile, and I will always remember you as the sweet loving woman I met while working 2nd shift. May you rest in peace Kathy.” Juan, ASD Lead Creative Designer.

“I worked with and spoke with Kathy almost daily. Nothing made her happier than her lovely grandchildren. She had a beautiful heart, was a wonderful woman and supervisor and will be greatly missed. I’m so sorry for our loss.”Kim, ASD Call Specialist.

A photo of Kathy (center, right) sitting with Sandy Palmore, Sandy Ellmore and Renee Mancer at ASD’s 2013 Christmas Luncheon.

We are grateful for the years we got to spend with Kathy at ASD and for all of the wisdom and guidance she imparted. Kathy’s kind soul, listening ear and loving nature will be missed dearly by everyone who had the privilege to know her.

About The Author

Jess Farren (Fowler)

Jess Farren (Fowler) is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD’s company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at

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