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Mildred Ashley


Mildred Maxine Ashley, daughter of Ernest Alden Ashley and Leona E. Chew Ashley was born December 3, 1927 in Murray, Iowa and peacefully passed from this life Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Clarke County Hospital at 92 years of age.

Mildred received her early education in Clarke and Decatur County country schools. She graduated from Murray High School and attended Simpson College. She continued her education at SWCC and later graduated from Drake University, all while teaching.  

Mildred taught in several schools, Macedonia, Milo, Southeast Polk, Osceola as well as other schools for over 43 years with her last fifteen years at Clarke Community Schools before her retirement in 1989. Mildred was a very special person and touched many students and other people over the years.

She was a member of the Hopeville Methodist Church which is now the Hopeville Community Church and served on the church board. She was also a member of CARSPA, Osceola Book Club and Osceola Women’s Club. She took many trips with Shirley Woods Tours and bank trips. Mildred was an avid reader and enjoyed working outside in her flower beds and gardening.

Those relatives who preceded Mildred in death were her father, Ernest Alden Ashley, mother, Leona E. Ashley and cousins, Janice Myers, Laura Myers, and Sydney Davidson.

Mildred leaves to cherish her memory; cousins, Dale Myers of Polk City, IA, Carla (Dennis) Davidson of West Des Moines, IA and their three children and their families; Karen  (Tom) Cooper of West Des Moines, IA, Also surviving are special friends, June Lohr and Nancy Lohr of Osceola, IA, Elizabeth (R.J.) McGlothlen of Albia, IA and Harry (Billie) Hopkins of Grand River, IA as well as other relatives and many friends.

The Family would like to thank all the friends and neighbors who have helped Mildred in numerous ways over the years.

Services will be held at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola,  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dwayne Henrichs officiating.

Visitation will open after 2pm Tuesday and the family will greet friends from 10-11 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Hopeville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Osceola Public Library.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.kalefuneralhome.com  

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