Vera M. Ashbaugh

January 13, 1916 ‒ September 23, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD ~ Vera M. Ashbaugh, age 93, formerly of South Trimble Road, Mansfield, passed away Wednesday morning September 23, 2009 in The Good Shepherd Home in Ashland.

Born January 13, 1916 in Paris, Ohio, to Homer and Lorena (Davis) Gugelman, she was graduated from Louisville (Ohio) High School in 1933.

On June 17, 1938 she married Dwight W. Ashbaugh, and moved to Mansfield a few years later. They were blessed with four children, and Vera focused on homemaking and raising their family. She leaves a legacy as a loving wife and mother, and devoted grandmother.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Charlene & John Heiser of Mansfield; sons and daughters-in-law Frederick Ashbaugh of Cuyahoga Falls, John & Jennifer Ashbaugh of Smithsburg, Maryland, and Sally Ashbaugh of Wellington; grandchildren Michael Ashbaugh, Deborah Ashbaugh, Stacey Heiser, Nikki Zimmerman, Matthew Ashbaugh, Sarah Alt, Molly Kim, Madison Ashbaugh, Morgan Ashbaugh, and John Edward Ashbaugh; as well as nine great grandchildren.

Her husband Dwight preceded her in death on February 28, 2005. Their son Frank Ashbaugh is also deceased as is her sister June Swallen and a brother George Gugelman.

A private family memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the columbarium at Mansfield Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis R. Allison officiating. The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ashbaugh family.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

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