Dora Ashley

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dora Angelyn Ashley, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

She was born June 13, 1918, in Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Rollo and Nora Smith. She married Dr. Hugh V. Ashley Jr. in 1950. He preceded her in death June 14, 1975.

Ashley was a nurse anesthetist at Saint Francis. She was a member and flower judge for the Garden Club in Cape. She was former chairwoman and active with the Heritage Ball. She was a member of Abbey Road Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Robin Fisher of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Vince Ashley of Galatia, Ill., Joseph Ashley of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Linda Howe of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rodger Kiepe officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Abbey Road Christian Church.

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