A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Plainfield. Burial will be in Hancock Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home in Plainfield from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, until the Mass. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial is being established.
Condolences may be offered online at www.plainfieldfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Ashley was born Dec. 30, 1916, in the village of Hancock, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Hannah (Mirgeler) Hales. She graduated from Hancock High School in 1934.
She worked at Walker’s Store in Hancock for three years. She attended and graduated from Waushara County Normal-Wautoma and Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point.
She taught school at Richford, Hancock Grade School and Tri-County Grade School.
She was married to Russell Ashley Nov. 5, 1941, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Plainfield. He died May 21, 1998.
They lived most of their married lives in Hancock, with the exception of living in Louisiana until he went overseas during World War II and she was employed at Badger Ordinance of Baraboo.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Mission Team and Waushara County Retired Teachers.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lynne (Andrew) Fell, Madison; and one sister-in-law, Myrna Ashley.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Gale Ashley; one brother, Ben Hales; one sister, Evelyn (Hales) Ball; and one nephew, Hal Hales.