Gladys V. Ashbaugh

August 27, 1917 ‒ January 19, 2008

Sunbury, Ohio

Gladys V. Ashbaugh, age 90 of Sunbury died Saturday afternoon, January 19, 2008 at Countryview of Sunbury

Born in East Liverpool on August 27, 1917 to the late Floyd L. and Elizabeth A. Smith, she had resided in the Sunbury area since 1959.

She had worked as a retail stock clerk for Cussin & Fern in Columbus, as a custodian at Big Walnut High School, and in the meat department of the Townley-Main IGA store in Sunbury. Gladys loved children; she took care of many neighborhood children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Her door was never locked; she opened her heart and home to anyone in need. She enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables. She took great pride in canning not only the vegetables of her own garden, but also those of numerous friends. Her signature canned item, was her famous pickled beets. She was also known for her wonderful baked goods of pies and cakes, as well as her large pot of vegetable soup made for family gatherings.

On this past Thursday, January 17, 2008, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 67 years; Theodore E. Ashbaugh, whom she married on January 22, 1941 in East Liverpool.

She is survived by daughters: Janice Jones of East Liverpool, Joyce (Bob) Wiese, sons George (Ginny) Ashbaugh of Jacksonville, Florida, Terry (Carol) Ashbaugh of Malta, Ohio, 14 Grandchildren, numerous Great-grandchildren, 2 Great-great-grandchildren, sister Theda Bunton of Stow.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by Great-granddaughter Shawna Michelle Wiese, 5 sisters Isabelle Walker, Wilda Talbot, Maxine Brown, Edna Heverly, Olive Smith, and 2 brothers Harold and George Smith

A combined memorial service for Ted and Gladys Ashbaugh will be held Monday, September 22, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bruce Benzing officiating at Sunbury Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.

Memorial contributions can be made to Odyssey Hospice, 540 Officecenter Pl., Suite 100, Gahanna, OH 43230.

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