Obituary for Mary Louise Ashman

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Mary Louise Ashman

September 15, 1923 - June 10, 2017

Mary Louise (Gullion) Ashman, age 93, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 10, 2017 at the Indiana Masonic Home. She was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Morgantown.

Mary Louise was born on September 15, 1923 in Hendricks County, to her parents, the late Burton G. and Vernie E. (Dautrich) Gullion. She was a 1941 graduate of Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis. Mary Louise married Harry T. Ashman on September 19, 1942 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2013 after 70 devoted years of marriage.

Mary Louise worked at Eli Lilly & Co. during the 1940’s. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was a 50 year member of the Morgantown First Christian Church. Other memberships include the Morgantown Eastern Star, Morgantown Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority and the Nineveh Senior Center.

Mary Louise enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and collecting out house miniatures.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca (Richard) Soendlin of Indianapolis, Tina Massey & Libby (Robert) Torrance both of Franklin and Kenneth M. (Barbara) Ashman of Naples, FL; 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren & great-great grandchildren.

Mary Louise was preceded in death by siblings, Kenneth Gullion, Kathryn Gullion and Doris Rahn; and a son in law, Richard Massey.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

The family would like to thank the Indiana Masonic Home and Heart to Heart Hospice for their kindness and loving care.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mary Louise to the Morgantown First Christian Church, “Building Fund”, PO Box 306, Morgantown, IN 46160.      

Condolences to the Ashman family can be made at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: September 15, 1923
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Marguerite Travis Deckert posted on 6/14/17

Memories are special, and you have been such a friend in my life. Friendship touched my heart when I met you in the 1940's. Love to all of the family,


Robert Prather posted on 6/15/17

We were sad to hear of Mary’s passing. I attended Morgantown High school with her son Ken and was privileged to know this fine lady. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family.


Gary and Judy Gray posted on 6/14/17

Becky So sorry to hear that your mom passed. I just heard tonight from Fran Werner. Talk to you soon. Judy and Gary


Pamela Barnhizer-Briggs posted on 6/12/17

Blessings and condolences to your family in this time of sorrow. Prayers to all.


Sue and Bryce Endicott posted on 6/12/17

Tori, Sam, Jack and Ashman Family: so very sorry for your loss. Sounds as if Mary Louise was a very Special Lady and you were all very lucky to have had her, as a part of your life.