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Obituary of David R. “Dave” Ashby

David R. “Dave” Ashby, the son of Raymond Ashby and Sarah Edna (Neuhaus) Ashby, was born November 1, 1933 at the Coleman Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana and passed away on September 14, 2015 at the Republic County-Long Term Care, Belleville, KS at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 13 days.
Dave grew up in the Indianapolis area graduating from Washington High School at Indianapolis. He later attended Boise College, Boise Idaho receiving a degree as a horticulturist.
Dave served with the U. S. Air Force and was stationed at Gowen Field at Boise and later was involved in the construction of the Mountain Home Air Force Base at Mountain Home, Arkansas. He served four years until his honorable discharge.
Dave was involved in trucking for many years, working for Tas Trucking until his retirement. Dave made his home in Belleville, KS for many years.
On December 11, 1999, he was united in marriage to Juanita (Howe) Ashby and she survives.
Dave enjoyed gardening along with fishing and canning.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; his parents; son, Rockie; daughter, Pam; and step son, Kent Goodrich.
Dave is survived by his wife Juanita Ashby of Belleville, KS; two sons, Kenneth Ashby of Boise, Idaho and Gary Ashby of Arkansas; one daughter, Cindy Miller of Hawaii; three step-children, Gary Goodrich of Munden, KS, Melinda (Ben) Beeson and David (Cherrie) Voorhees all of Belleville, KS, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Central Christian Church, Belleville, KS with Pastor Mark Imel, officiating.
Interment will be at the Belleville Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites.
Visitation will be from 1 PM until 9 PM on Wednesday and from 9 AM until 9 PM on Thursday with the family greeting friends 6 PM until 8 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
Online condolences to
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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