Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 20, 2011 9:57 am EST


MANSFIELD — Richard T. Ashley, 57, of Mansfield, died Dec. 17, 2011, in Mifflin Care Center.

He was born March 24, 1954, in Mansfield, to Berthal Travis and Trula Lee (Tate) Ashley. Rich worked at Westinghouse and Shafer Valve; and most recently at Cornell’s in Shelby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are daughter, Misti Horn; son, Scott Ashley; five grandchildren; sister, Deborah Gregory; brother, Tony Ashley; three aunts, Lela Shelton, Eula Robey and Delida Griffits; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents; aunt, Lola Craft; and two uncles, Willard and Clifton Tate.

Friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Military honors will be presented at the funeral home. Pastor Mark Bailey will officiate. Interment to follow at a later date. Full obituary is at

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