Irene Ash­ley

Kent County News - - OPINION -

CHESTERTOWN — Irene McGin­nis Ash­ley, 85, of Chestertown passed away on Nov. 28, 2018 at home.

Irene was born on Aug. 10, 1933 in Rock Hall, daugh­ter of the late Ralph and Edith Joiner McGin­nis. She was a 1952 grad­u­ate of Rock Hall High School and later that year mar­ried David Garfield Ash­ley. Mrs. Ash­ley was a cos­me­tol­o­gist and later worked for Signet Bank in Chestertown as a teller. In 1966, they moved to Chestertown, where they raised their fam­ily and Irene en­joyed cro­chet­ing.

Along with her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 66 years, David Garfield Ash­ley on Oct. 12, 2018; and a sis­ter, Dorothy Heine­field.

Mrs. Ash­ley is sur­vived by her chil­dren David Ash­ley (Cathy) of Vir­ginia, Edith Ash­ley (Jeff) of Mas­sachusetts, Dorothy Ash­ley (Jack) of Flor­ida and Amanda Ar­rowood (Bill) of Penn­syl­va­nia; six grand­chil­dren, Caitlin Nan­car­row, Pa­trick Ash­ley, Kyle Lynch, Ian Lynch, Sarah Harker and Is­abelle Harker; and four great­grand­chil­dren, Jack Nan­car­row, Emily Nan­car­row, Ada­lynn Ash­ley and Liam Lynch.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Dec. 8, at Raum Chapel, Skin­ner’s Neck, Rock Hall.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily sug­gests do­na­tions to Raum Chapel c/o Deb­bie Nel­son, 4985 Piney Neck Road, Rock Hall, MD 21661 or Com­pass Re­gional Hospice, 160 Cour­se­vall Drive, Cen­tre­ville, MD 21617.

Ar­range­ments by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech.


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