Obituary: Ashley Maxwell

February 4, 1987 – March 29, 2022

Ashley Maxwell, 35, of Bedford, passed away the morning of Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in her sleep.
Ashley Renee Maxwell was born February 4, 1987, in Bloomington, Indiana to Jack and Christie (Speer) Maxwell.  Ashley grew up in Bedford. 

Ashley is survived by her parents, Jack and Christie (Speer) Maxwell of Bedford;  sister, Megan (Omid) Maxwell-Ranjbar of Zionsville; grandmother, LaVerne (Jim) Speer of Bedford; aunt, Jamie (Brian) Blackwell of Bedford; aunt, Susan (Darren) Lewis of Bedford; nephews and nieces, James Jett, Rachel Ranjbar, Claire Ranjbar, and Sam Ranjbar, cousins; Brandon (Terra) Blackwell, Erin (Jase) Gratzer, and Maggie B Lewis.
She was preceded in death by grandparents James E. (Jim) Speer, James (Art), and Myra (Mamma My)  Jackson Maxwell also pet dogs, Sam, Duke, Elliot, Muffin, and Augie.
An active member at Bedford First Christian Church, she enjoyed participating in the choir and bells, running the soundboard and live-streaming as well as being a youth group leader. Ashley worked at Bedford Camp and Conference Center as a lifeguard and cook assistant while in high school and college. She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School and attended the University of Southern Indiana. 

Ashley worked for SAIC (Crane) and Hoover’s Candy Shop. She was a dedicated adoptive dog mom to Buffett and a beloved aunt, sister, daughter, niece, and friend. She spent her summers attending concerts where she felt truly at home.

Ashley also known as “Ducky” had a special way of befriending dogs and cats and caring for a variety of animals. She was an active volunteer and supporter of the conservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m on Saturday, April 23 at Bedford First Christian Church. Interment of her ashes will be conducted at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Ashley’s memory to Bedford First Christian Church (audio video I.T.) or Bedford Camp and Conference Center. Donations can be sent to Bedford First Christian Church, 1101 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421, or Bedford Camp and Conference Center, 33 Church Camp Road, Bedford,
IN 47421 or online at