Velma Lucille Ashby
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Velma Lucille Ashby, 88, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at the Heritage Center. She was born September 18, 1922, in Warrick County, to Elza and Evie (Leslie) Williams.
Velma was a member of the Olivet Presbyterian Church, in Evansville and longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 555 of Evansville and ISIS Temple No. 41 Daughters of the Nile.
She was raised in Warrick County, through the depression, where she graduated from Tennyson High School in Tennyson, Ind. She worked, as a young lady, in many Evansville factories supporting the USA and World War II troops. Velma was retired from Weinbach's Pharmacy and Department Store after 33 years of service.
Velma enjoyed working in her yard, attending her many flowers. She loved her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending church, cooking and spending time with her late husband, at their Barkley Lake cottage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Narl "Bill" Ashby; parents, Elza and Evie (Leslie) Williams; brother, Robert Williams; sisters, Pauline (Williams) Dimmett Heidorn and Virgie (Williams) Roth.
Velma is survived by her son, Ronald Dean Ashby (Betty); grandsons, Gregory Dean Ashby (Kelley) and Brian Douglas Ashby (Julie); five great-grandchildren, Jackson, Maxwell, Cooper, Ava and Reese; one stepgreat-granddaughter, MacKenzie; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2011, at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Pastor David Mills, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Alexander North Chapel and on Monday 10 a.m. until service time. The ISIS Temple No. 41 Daughters of the Nile Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadi Shrine Crippled Children Hospital Fund.
The family wishes to express a grateful thanks to the Heritage Center Staff, Horizons' Unit, nurses, and aides for their care and kindness.
Published in Courier Press on Jan. 29, 2011