Claude P. Ashley, 86 of Staunton, Illinois passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at his residence in Staunton, Illinois. Born November 2, 1934 in Hazard, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William & Nora (Adams) Ashley. He married Sondra J. Schmidt on July 25, 1958 in Litchfield, Illinois and she survives. He worked as a Superintendent at Olin Corporation (Winchester) in East Alton, Illinois, retiring in 1994. Claude served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Claude enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing, and billiards. He also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels.
He is survived by his wife, Sondra Ashley of Staunton, IL, 3 children, Keri (Jeff) Bickmore of Staunton, IL, Gregg (Terri) Ashley of Oak Grove, MO, and Julie Feldmann of Staunton, IL, 7 grandchildren, Nick Streeb ( & Elizabeth) of Staunton, IL, Eric Streeb of Staunton, IL, Jessica (Phil) Ashley of Columbia, MO, Emily (Kyle) Pate of Blue Springs, MO, Marissa (Corey) Manning of Greenville, IL, Jacob Feldmann ( & Lindsay) of Staunton, IL, Mallory Feldmann ( & Kyle) of Livingston, IL, 4 great grandchildren, Walter, William, & Oscar Ashley of Columbia, MO and Skyleigh Streeb of Staunton, IL, 1 sister, Phyllis (Dan) Watts of Hamilton, OH, sister-in-law, Lillian Ashley of Springfield, IL. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Nell Hill & Thelma Brashears and 2 brothers, William & Glenn Ashley.
Friends may call from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Private Memorial services will be held at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with Rev. Kelly Mitteis officiating. Private interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, IL. All COVID-19 protocol will be observed during the visitation period; therefore, the family has asked that all attendees please wear a mask. Memorials are suggested to the “Pack-A-Sack” Lunch Program for children.
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