Genia M. Ashley

Genia M. Ashley, 83, of Marion, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 6:42 a.m. at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center in LaFontaine.  

Mrs. Ashley attended Carr Creek High School in Mallie, KY. She was a homemaker and a member of Sunnycrest Baptist Church for several years.

She was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Smithsboro, KY, to Manuel and Bertie Smith Smith. She married Jackie “Jack” Ashley, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2018, after 65 years of marriage.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda (George) Todd, of Marion; and Lisa Hoke, of Jonesboro; a son, Gary Ashley, of Noblesville; two brothers, Paul (Joyce) Smith and William “WB” (Edie) Smith; eight grandchildren, Michael Todd, Stephanie (Anthony) Laws, Rachel (Jordan) Ashley, Megan Ashley, Jessica Hoke, Kelci Hoke, Austin Hoke, and Elijah Hoke; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Greg Hoke.

A funeral service was held Thursday, April 11, 2019, with burial following at Grant Memorial Park.

Arrangements were handled by Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, Marion.

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