|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1916|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 2000|
Helen was a native of Indiana. Ramp Creek flows through the Ashby Farm, also known as The Sabine Farm, which is near Roachdale and 40 miles west of Indianapolis, in Putnam County, Indiana.
Helen, just as her mother, was a active DAR member. Dorothy Q Chapter of DAR, Indiana: In 1991, Mrs. Zach presented a state conversation committee certificate to Helen Ashby for planting 2,400 trees.
She also enjoyed writing poetry, as did her mother:
Ramp Creek Rhythms, is a book by Helena Ashby and is her first book.
The two poems found here on the memorial are from her Book "Ramp Creek Rhythms"
Photos by Donna Guiffre, found in Walter Johnson High Yearbooks, 1964 and 1968. Helen was a English teacher and also involved with several groups such as the Debate Team.
The name Roachdale has a most pleasant sound,
The r's and l's roll smoothly from the tongue,
while o's and a's are formed when lips are round-
it is pronounced with ease by old and young.
This pretty town after a judge was named
and not after a bug as some suppose,
and early residents cannot be blamed
for thinking that the roach could match the rose.
But judges die and bugs live on in name,
bug generations rise and propagate
and through the years they seem to be the same,
while judges always differentiate.
The judge who thinks with hardy bugs to vie
may say ROACHDALE and know where fame does lie.
Howard Fordyce Ashby (1885 - 1971)
Livia Miller Ashby (1888 - 1979)
Winston Ashby (1913 - 1928)**
Helen E. Ashby (1916 - 2000)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Not Forgotten
Originally Created by: R & S Fine
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51349366