Virginia ‘Jenny’ Thomas Askew

Virginia “Jenny” Inez Thomas Askew, age 93 of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 24, 2020. She was born to the late Olan A. and Annie Belle Edmondson Thomas in Memphis, TN, lived 57 yrs. in East Ridge and was of the Baptist faith. Virginia retired from the Hamilton Co. Nursing Home in 1998 after more than 9 yrs., loved working in her yard and being outdoors. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who will be greatly missed. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William F. “Bill” Askew and sisters, Claire Albee and Christine “Teen” Morgan. Virginia is survived by her loving children, Janet (Wayne) Overman, Tommy Askew and Anna E. (Dennis) Ownby; sister, Marie Holder; grandchildren, Jason Campbell, Kendra McDougle, Denny Ownby, Terri Sanders, Gary Keck, Eddie Keck and Brian Askew; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Chattanooga National Cemetery, with Pastor Justin Ownby officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chattanooga HES at

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