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.