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Silas E. Ashley

Silas E. Ashley departed this life Sunday, March 13, 2011, at NorthCare Hospice House, North Kansas City, Missouri, at age 72 years, three months and one day.

He was born Monday, December 12, 1938, to Gilbert Morse and Anna Ivy (Hillbrand) Ashley of Tightwad, Henry County, Missouri.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his grandparents, Silas Lee and Sarah (Morse) Ashley and Silas Phillip and Mary Mioma (Wright) Hillbrand; a brother, Calvin Eugene Ashley; a sister, Lula Ann Calvird; two brothers-in-law, William Henry Calvird and John Richie.

He is survived by his loving wife, Saundra Ashley of Kansas City, and her daughter and grandson, Stephanie and Seth Ewing of Olathe, Kansas; three sisters, Mary Kathryn Ashley, Sharon Kay Coffelt and husband Dan of Gladstone, Missouri, and Dorothy Ann Richie of Clinton, Missouri; his dearest friends and brothers-in-law, Tom Davis of Kansas City and Lee Schoessel of Cabool, Missouri, and their families.

Cremation was performed and interment was at Park Chapel Cemetery near Tightwad on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 3:30 p.m.

A celebration of life service was held at Pleasant Valley Community Hall, Pleasant Valley, Missouri, on March 27 at 3:00 p.m.

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