Obituary for Margaret L. Ashley

Margaret Lou Plotner Ashley, 64, of Winchester, Virginia, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 in the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center.

Mrs. Ashley was born February 23, 1947 in Charles Town, West Virginia, the daughter of Walter and Betty Jenkins Plotner.

Margaret’s last profession was as a caretaker, but that extended beyond just her occupation. To Margaret, it was not a task to do things for others; it was a joy to put a smile on everyone’s face. It is no secret that Margaret would give a complete stranger the clothes off of her back to keep them warm, even if it meant she had to go without.   She was the very definition of a selfless person.   Whether you knew Margaret for your entire life or you have met her for a moment in passing, Margaret wouldn’t think twice about telling you a story that was sure to make you laugh
out loud.   Margaret’s lively personality and unmistakable laugh will be so deeply missed by her family and friends, but we know that heaven will be that much stronger and full of love with an Angel like her there to continue taking care of all of us.

She was a member of the Action 81 Animal Rescue.

She married Darrel Ray Ashley on July 3, 1963 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Michael Ray Ashley of Winchester, VA and Mark Lee Ashley of Inwood, WV; two sisters, Edna of Charlestown, WV and Helen of Inwood, WV; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Her daughter, Betty Jean Ashley, a sister, Dilly Leonard and two brothers, Paul and Clyde Plotner preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 A. M. Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville with Rev. Ken Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.

Pallbearers will be Randy Ashley, Buddy Ashley, Timmy Ashley, Frankie Guess, Jeff Welsh and Brian Welsh.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 P. M. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margaret L. Ashley Funeral Fund, c/o Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 106, Berryville, VA 22611.

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