Robert Glen Ashley

Friday, January 23, 2015

Robert Glen Ashley, 76, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada. He was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Nevada, the son of Marvin Harold and Ruby Fern (Scifers) Ashley. On June 5, 1960, he was united in marriage to Irma Sue (Smith) Ashley and she survives of the home.

Robert attended school in Nevada, graduating with the Class of 1956. He served our country with six years of service in the Army National Guard. Early in his working life he was a meat cutter, first for Maxwell's then for Village Market. In 1976, he began employment with the 3M Company working there for 27 years, until his retirement in 1993. When time allowed he enjoyed camping, and always loved old cars. His greatest joys were his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchild. He was a longtime member of the Nevada Elks Lodge.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Irma, include his three children, Randall Ashley, of Nevada, Dianne Kimzey and husband, Rob, of Oak Grove, and Matthew Ashley of Nevada; brother, John T. Ashley and wife, Shay, of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren, Arren Ashley and companion, Darcy Hawkins, of Fort Scott, Kan., and Zachary Kimzey and Dalton Kimzey, both of Oak Grove; great-grandchild, Morgyn Ashley, of Fort Scott; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Lou Harden.

A graveside memorial service for Robert Glen Ashley is scheduled at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Newton Burial Park, in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Ashley's name to the Arthritis Foundation in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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