Leon Ashley
Elizabeth Nierstheimer
Clyde J. Ashley


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1. Rosalena Beecher

Clyde J. Ashley 1 2

  • Born: 28 Feb 1905, Sibley, Ford, IL 2
  • Marriage (1): Rosalena Beecher on 6 Jun 1929 in Anchor, McLean, IL
  • Died: 1 Jan 1993, Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, CA at age 87 2
  • Buried: Gibson City: Drummer Cemetery, Ford, IL 2

   FamilySearch ID: 9KXH-FC5.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Obituary: in , Ford, IL. 2 The funeral of CLYDE J. ASHLEY, age 87 of rural Anchor, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Reverend Melvin C. Blobaum will officiate with burial to be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour before the service Friday at the church. Mr. Ashley died Friday, 1-1-1993 at his daughter's home in Agoura Hills, Ca. He was born 2-28-1905 in Sibley a son of Leon and Elizabeth Nierstheimer Ashley. He married Rosalena Beecher on 6-6-1929 in Anchor. She died 12-23-1985. Survivors include two sons, Norman of Sibley and Wesley of Gibson City; one daughter, Sherilyn Bathgate of Agoura Hills, Ca; one brother, Francis of Miami, FL; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson and one sister. He graduated from Drummer Twp High School in 1925 and farmed in the Sibley-Anchor area. Mr. Ashley served as Sunday school superintendent at St. John's Lutheran Church and was on the church board as secretary-treasurer and president. He was a member of the Ashley County School Board for six years. He was a leader of the Burr Oak 4-H Club for 15 years. He also helped organize the S.W. Sullivant Twp Soil Conservation district. Mr. Ashley was a member of the Ford County Farm Bureau Board for 10 years and served on the Gibson Community Hospital Board for 20 years. Memorials may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. [Paxton Record, Monday, 11-4-1993, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

Clyde married Rosalena Beecher, daughter of William Reinhold Beecher and Henrietta D. Simpsen, on 6 Jun 1929 in Anchor, McLean, IL. (Rosalena Beecher was born on 4 Nov 1904 in Anchor Twp, Mclean, IL,2 3 died on 23 Dec 1985 in Gibson City, Ford, IL 2 and was buried in Gibson City: Drummer Cemetery, Ford, IL 2.)


1 St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor, Illinois (http://members.tripod.com/GenFamily/stjohns.html).

2 Ford County, Illinois Obituaries (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/ford/obitindex.html), Obituary of Rosalena Beecher Ashley.

3 1910 United States Census, Illinois, McLean County, Anchor Township, Series: T624 Roll: 305 Page: 25.

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