Lillian D. Ashby (Lil), 93, of Westfield, Indiana, passed away on March 13, 2021.
Lil was born on May 8, 1927 in Carmel, Indiana to Armon and Vera Dawson. Upon graduating from Carmel High School in 1945, she attended Indiana University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a minor in Abnormal Psychology. Following graduation Lil accepted a position with the Extension Service in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, as a 4-H agent.
Having met John W. Ashby (Bill) in 1950, they were married St. Patrick’s Day, 1951. Lil was preceded in death by Bill in 2014. They had two children, Rita Ashby Nevitt (Curt) and John W. Ashby II (Becky). She is survived by her children, six grandchildren, and three great grandsons.
Bill and Lil, as they were known to many, raised their family on the dairy farm in Carmel where Lil had grown up. Except for a brief time after college, Lil was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County. She and Bill shared a passion for foreign missions along with many other commitments to conservative political and social organizations.
There will be a memorial service at the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Faith Church Missions Program, 9125 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240