Marian Ashley

March 24, 1926 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 94)


           Marian K. Ashley, age 94, resident of Greenwood, Indiana passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Greenwood Meadows.  She was a former resident of Jay County.  

            Marian was born, March 24, 1926, in Jay County, Indiana, the daughter of Arthur L. and Ethel M. (Via) Pensinger.  Marian graduated from Portland High School,1944 and married Gerald (Bob)Ashley, May 11, 1946. He preceded Marian in death, June 6, 1991.  She was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood, Queen of the Holy Rosary Church.  

            Survivors include:

3 daughters:  Juanita Russell (Andy) – Indianapolis, Indiana, Jeanette Hoffman (John) –Portland, Indiana, Joy Ashley – Wabash, Indiana

4 grandchildren: Janifer (Jeff) Price, Diane Hoffman, Tamara (Zig) Meluskey, Elizabeth(Billy)Carney; 

4 great-grandchildren Jacob and Grace Meluskey, Ruby and Zoey Carney

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Joan Kay, siblings: Mary Bryan, Kenneth Pensinger, Garth Pensinger, Gerald Pensinger, Juanita Pensinger

            Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  A short service will follow at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Darrel Borders officiating.  Burial will follow at Little Salamonia Cemetery with Father Bob Moran presiding.  

            Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3:OO pm at Our Lady of the Greenwood.

            Memorials may be directed towards Our Lady of the Greenwood Church in Greenwood, Indiana or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portland.  

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May 26, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
May 26, 2020

1:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Memorial Mass
May 27, 2020

3:00 PM
Our Lady of the Greenwood Church
335 S. Meridian St.
Greenwood, IN 46143

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