Obituary: Ramona Ruth Ashburn

February 5, 1931 – July 7, 2023

Ramona Ruth Ashburn, 92, of Freetown, passed away on July 7, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 5, 1931 in Medora, Indiana to Roy and May Turney Schwartz. She graduated
from Brownstown High School, class of 1949. She married Kenneth Ray Ashburn on January 20, 1950
and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1997.

Ruth was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
She was a homemaker. She had many interests, including fishing at Lake Monroe, watching birds and
animals, especially hummingbirds, and collecting Longaberger baskets. She loved flowers, especially
purple Iris’, Lilacs and lavender but her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends.
She felt blessed to live to the age of 92.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Bernadine Stephens and Gertrude
Harder and her brother, George Schwartz and her grandson, Steven Ashburn.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughters, Dana Ruth (Bobby) Prieto of Brownstown, Indiana and Ramona Sue (Ron) Strohe of Seymour, her sons, Ronald R. Ashburn of Milltown, Indiana, Kenneth Michael (Janet) Ashburn of Orleans, Indiana, Doyle Timothy Ashburn of Seymour, Indiana, Roy Mitchell Ashburn of Bedford, Indiana, David Allen Ashburn of Freetown, Indiana and Jeffrey Paul (Debra) Ashburn of Ladoga, Indiana, her sister, Maysel (Bill) Barker of Franklin, Indiana, 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana and one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Strohe and Pastor Ben McCory officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio Chapel Cemetery in Ogilville.

Memorials may be given in Ruth’s memory to Pershing Township Fire Dept. or Freetown Pentecostal
Church at Burkholder Chapel.

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