Obituary for Betty Ashton


Betty Ashton

Betty Ashton, 89, of Warsaw, Indiana, died on 3/3/2010 at 8:15 pm at Mason Healthcare Center, Warsaw, Indiana. She was born on March 9, 1920 in Gillespie, IL.

Betty was born to Robert and Flora (Leach) Bockewitz. She was a Warsaw, IN resident since 1984 and was a former resident of Southgate, MI and Naples, FL. On April 13, 1941 in Hannibal, MO she married Raymond B “Jiggs” Ashton. Raymond preceded her in death on December 217, 2000. In addition, Betty was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Betty was formerly employed by M.I.T. Radiation Lab where she received a Presidential Citation for her work on radar development during WWII. As a real estate broker she was employed by Ashton Realty of Lincoln Park, MI before retiring in 1984. Also, she was formerly employed by the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Richardson in Albendorf, AL.

She attended the Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Warsaw, IN. She was a member of the following organizations; Eastern Star of Springfield, IL, the Board of Directors for the Board of Realtors of Lincoln, MI. and the South Gate Beautification Committee for South Gate, MI.

Betty is survived by 2 sons Steven B. (wife Sonya) Ashton of Warsaw, IN and Gregory L. Ashton of North Carolina. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Reverend Vaughn Beeman will officiate the service at Camp Butler.

Services will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery Springfield, IL on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 11:00 am CST. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements. The family kindly requests memorial contributions in Betty's name be made to the:

Alzheimers Association
50 East 91st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240



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