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Edward G. Ashburn, Jr.

Edward G. Ashburn, Jr.
  • December 3, 1935 - May 7, 2017
  • Creve Coeur, Illinois

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CREVE COEUR ~ Edward Garrett “Ed” Ashburn, 81, of Creve Coeur passed away at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born December 3, 1935 in Hillsboro, Tennessee to Edward G. and Mabel (Crockett) Ashburn, he married Margaret Anne “Margie” Gallagher on May 23, 1965 in Creve Coeur.  She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Katharine Ashburn of Newton, Iowa; three sons, Kenneth (Barb) Ashburn of Creve Coeur, Douglas (Nancy) Ashburn of LaGrange, Christopher (Beth) Ashburn of Accomac, Virginia and three grandchildren, Preston, Colin and Audrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Angela on February 10, 2016 in Peoria and one sister, Billie Craig.

Ed retired in 1994 after a 40-year career at Sears, Roebuck & Co.

He was a 61-year member and past Master of the Frank N. Nicol Lodge #1170, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Creve Coeur. He was also a member of the Abbas Grotto in East Peoria and the Sears Retiree’s Club.

He was a member of Bethel Memorial United Church of Christ in Creve Coeur, where his memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  Pastor Dwight Winnett will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday evening at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur, with Masonic Rites held at 7 p.m.  Additional visitation will be from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorial contributions may be given to Bethel Memorial United Church of Christ, 201 Main St., Creve Coeur, IL 61610 or to the Frank N. Nicol Lodge #1170 A.F. & A.M. Charity Fund, 115 S. Main St., Creve Coeur, IL 61610.

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