Pauline F. “Tootsie” (Covey) Ashman, age 94 passed away Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013 at the Greenwood Health & Living Community. She was a resident of Greenwood and a former resident of Indianapolis, Morgantown and wintered in Naples, Florida.
Pauline was born October 25, 1918, in Oolitic to the late Curtis & Melissa (Rogers) Covey. She was a 1936 graduate of Oolitic High School and went on to receive a degree in cosmetology. Pauline married George Ashman on December 31, 1937 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1987 after 49 loving years.
Pauline was a retired owner & beautician of her own salon that she operated out of her residence in Indianapolis for more than 25 years. After retirement, Pauline continued to provide beauty services to the Indianapolis area. She loved being a homemaker and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Pauline enjoyed crocheting, listening to country music and traveling with her family. Her family fondly remembers her delicious homemade cookies and preserves made from her garden. Pauline also enjoyed reading and creating beautiful needlework crafts for her family. She was a former member of the Morgantown Senior Center and the Morgantown Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority.
Pauline is survived by one son: Curtis “Bob” (Lynn) Ashman of Naples, FL ; four grandchildren: Renee (Bradley Smith) Ashman of Traverse City, MI, Gary Ashman of Indianapolis, Derrick (Tricia) Ashman of Chicago and Sean Myers of Clearwater, FL; four great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; and a daughter-in-law: Therese Ashman of Traverse City, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son: Jerry Lee Ashman; one sister: Gladys Wagner; and one brother: Buck Covey.
Pauline’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Greenwood Health & Living for their dedicated care of Pauline over the years. Additionally, they would like to acknowledge the very special relationship between Tootsie and her sister-in-law, Mary Louise Ashman. The two women were best friends and nearly inseparable for most of their lives. Also the family would like to express a sincere thank you to both Mary Louise and her husband, Harry for their love, caring support and assistance over the years.
The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at noon on Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from10 am until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Pauline to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridian Street Suite B-4 Indianapolis, IN 46209.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Ashman family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670