Wednesday, October 1, 2008
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
By Sharon Stevens, Education Reporter
KSDK -- A Mehlville High School student who died Tuesday morning is being remembered for her love of art.
Fifteen-year-old Ashley Marsters collapsed while in class Tuesday morning. She was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Now she is being remembered by friends and family.
Deputy Superintendent Eric Knost said extra counselors would be on hand at the high school to comfort students and staff. It was the second time in four days that Mehlville officials had bad news for parents, students and staff.
On Friday, a middle school student, a 12-year-old boy, collapsed during football practice at the high school; he remains hospitalized.
Marsters' family said she had a heart problem that was causing dizziness. Her 20-year-old brother, David, said he lost a sister and a friend.
Visitation for Ashley will be Thursday and Friday at Kutis Funeral Home in South County; the funeral is Saturday morning at the same location.
In addition to her brother, Marsters is survived by her parents and an older sister, Jennifer.
It's always a tragedy to lose one of our precious White Females. Another one gone before she had a chance to pass on her DNA to her people.
Goodbye, little flower. You were not long for this earth but you're in a better place now.