(Potosi) The Potosi School District continues to mourn the loss of a teacher who died of COVID-19 complications on September 6th.

34-year-old Ashley DeMarinis was a special education teacher at John Evans Middle School.

Her friends and colleagues describe her as a “mother to many of the students,” who paid for kids’ supplies and clothes when needed.

She battled the coronavirus for three weeks before it took her life.

Her funeral is Thursday morning at 11 at St. James Catholic Church in Potosi.