Margaret M. (Ward) Ashman age 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:10 P.M. Sunday March 18, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She was born September 30, 1920 in Versailles, Ohio and was the third daughter of the late Harry “Pete” and Florence (Deeter) Ward.
Margaret graduated from Versailles High School in 1938. She and her husband spent forty years of the married life in Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Methodist faith her entire life beginning as a member of the “Cradle Roll” as an infant. Transferring to the Methodist Church in Tucson, Arizona and at the present time was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Ohio.
She was a Sixty-five year plus member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Greenville, Ohio. Also a member of the Heritage Club of the DAR.
Margaret had worked for Rike Kulmer in Dayton, Ohio for many years. She attended a Junior Business College in Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Darke County Genealogical Society and the First Families of Darke County, Ohio. Her hobbies were cooking and oil painting.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Reck Ashman August 12, 1954. Also by her two older sisters Helen H. Ward and June E. Marker.
Her only survivors are several cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday March 22, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery Versailles, Ohio. The visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the services in the funeral home.
Margaret’s wishes were that Memorial Contributions be given to the Charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.