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Margaret A. “Peg” Ashley

March 29, 1926 — January 1, 2015

Margaret Alice "Peg" Ashley, 88 of Tipton passed away at 4:05 a.m. on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor in Tipton from complications from the flu. She was the widow of Norman R. Ashley who proceeded her in death on Jan. 29, 2011.

Born March 29, 1926, in Gary to Glen and Thelma Stouder, who later moved to Goldsmith, Indiana, she married Norman on May 19, 1946. Mrs. Ashley formerly worked for Eli Lily Co. in Indianapolis and as a buyer for J.C. Penney and Wards department stores in Gary.

Long time RVers, the couple traveled North America for more than 30 years, primarily in an Airstream travel trailer, and were members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI).

They moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, in 1980 after Norman's retirement and lived there until 2009 when they returned to Tipton due to ill health. In between, they spent many summers in Tipton County.

An avid reader and bridge player, Mrs. Ashley also played tennis and golf. She was most proud of a hole-in-one she scored on the fourth hole at Tipton Golf Course.

She was a resident of Miller's Merry Manor since January 2011.

Survivors include three sons, Robert A. Ashley and James D. (Nancy) Ashley, both of Tipton; and Gerald W. (Stephanie) Ashley, Crown Point, Indiana; and two daughters, Norma J. (Robert) Colosimo, Ft. Myers, Florida.; and Nancy (Kenneth) Corbeille, Lake Station, Indiana; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

A nondenominational memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton. Burial will be in Tetersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton County Foundation, P.O. Box 412, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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