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G. W. Ash Rites Held Here This Afternoon


George Washington Ash died Friday Morning at Pershing Hospital.


Services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Hill Funeral Hoe by the Rev. Kenneth Kelley, with burial in the Meadville Cemetery.


Born Jan. 22, 1873 in Carroll County Arkansas, he was the son of Jacob and Ellen Ash. In 1892 he married Isabella Brake. She died April 26, 1942.


They were the parents of eight children, three sons preceding him in death. Those surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Swihart, Marceline and Mrs. Elsie Swihart, Chicago; three sons, Wesley, of Coram, N. Y., Vernon of Chicago, and Robert of Waukegan, ILL.


On Feb. 10, 1961 he married Clara E. Griffeth, who survives at the home, 402 South Caldwell.


Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mildred Chasteen, Grapevine, Tex; eight stepchildren, Mrs. Florence Wells, Mooresville, Mrs. Daisy Hunter, Barry, Illl, Mrs. Alice Reed, St. Louis, Mrs. Flossie Bosert, St. Louis, Mrs. Doris Lowery, New York, Mrs. Opal Whisenend, Kansas City, Lee Griffeth, Linneus, and Clarence Griffith, Chillicothe, and 22 grandchildren, and 41 great -grandchildren, several great, great grandchildren and also a number of great, great, great-grandchildren. In addition to his 13 step grandchildren and 14 great-step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


February 13, 1962, Daily News Bulletin Brookfield, Missouri