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Harry T. Ashman, 91, Franklin

Harry T. Ashman, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2013 at his residence. He was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Morgantown. By his side was his loving wife of 70 years, Mary Louise (Gullion) Ashman, whom he married on Sept. 19, 1942 in Indianapolis. 

Harry was born in Windfall on May 20, 1921, to the late Robert and Maude B. (Vest) Ashman. Harry was a 1939 graduate of Hagerstown High School and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Butler University with a bachelor's degree in business in 1943. He retired in 1983 after 41 years of service with Eli Lilly & Co. During his 41 years, he worked as a computer systems analyst and was supervisor of the records department.

Harry was a 50-year member of Morgantown First Christian Church where he served as an elder, former Sunday school teacher and finance director. He also was a 50-year member of Morgantown Masonic Lodge #358 where he served as past master and chaplain. Harry was a past president and regional director for the Data Processing Management Association and was recognized as a Kentucky colonel. He was an active member of Nineveh Senior Center where he was treasurer for several years. Harry was also a former board member of the Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson School Corporation for two terms, former board member of Central Nine in Greenwood and was a former board member of the holdings corporation for the building of Indian Creek Schools. 

Harry is survived by three daughters, Rebecca (Richard) Soendlin of Indianapolis, Tina (Richard) Massey and Libby (Robert) Torrance, both of Franklin; a son, Kenneth M. (Barbara) Ashman of Naples, Fla.; a brother, Robert Ashman of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Haggard and Hazel Beach; and five brothers, Richard, Charles, George, Donald and Kenneth Ashman. 

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5 at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be conducted by Morgantown Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Harry to Morgantown First Christian Church “Building Fund”, P.O. Box 306, Morgantown, IN  46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Ashman family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 20
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  • December 24
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    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
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  • December 25
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  • December 26
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  • December 27
    Bingo
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    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
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