|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1942|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2012|
Steven Wayne Ashby, 69
Steven Wayne Ashby, 69, of rural Flora, died Tuesday-August 14, 2012 at 11:40am at his residence. He had battled multiple myeloma for the past 3 ½ years. He was born Dec 11, 1942 in Rensselaer, IN, to the late William Bruce & Maurine Emma Graf Ashby. His marriage was to Sharon Gardner, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church-Camden, on June 1, 1968, and she survives. He graduated from Tri-County High School in 1961, received his BS in Industrial Arts from Ball State University-Muncie in 1965; received his MS in Industrial Arts from Purdue University-West Lafayette in 1972. He taught for 35 years at Carroll Jr-Sr High School-Flora, Industrial Arts, retiring in 2000. He farmed, and while in college, drove a truck for the former National Homes Corp-Lafayette. After retirement, he drove a truck for Charlie Viney. He served as an at large Carroll County Councilman from 2004-2008, was on the Flora Airport board, a Contract Officer for the Bachelor Run Conservancy District since 1984. Was inducted to the Carroll County Ag Hall of Fame 2012, on the Carroll County Transportation Committee, on the Hoosier Heartland Committee, and while at Carroll High School, he had two students who won the Plymouth Trouble Shooting Contest for the State of Indiana in 1988, and were able to go to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Nationals, and was named Teacher of the Year, while at Carroll High School. He also was a member of the American Motorcyclist Association, and the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. Steve dearly loved his wife and family, and the many gatherings they had together, he enjoyed flying, taking long motorcycle trips, racing motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, riding four wheelers at the sand hills in California, and watching other forms of racing. Steve enjoyed watching former students succeed in agriculture and Ag related businesses in the area.
Surviving: Wife: Sharon Ashby, Flora; Daughter: Stephanie & Henry Olsen, Davenport, IA; Son: Shawn & Rusty Ashby, Camden; Brother: Richard & Verna Ashby, Wolcott; 5 grandchildren: Oscar, Emmett, & Anders Olsen; Scott & Megan Ashby.
Services: Friends may call from 1pm to 7pm Saturday at the Carroll High School Auditorium, funeral Sunday at 2pm at the school auditorium, John Westfall officiating. Burial at Maple Lawn Cemetery-Flora.
William Bruce Ashby (1917 - 1986)
Maurine E. Graf Ashby (1917 - 2003)
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Marve Mohler
Record added: Aug 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95435803