December 29, 1919 - February 17, 2017
Myrle Alton Ashcraft, 97, of Pickerington, OH and formerly of Latonia, KY, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. She retired as a secretary with the Ninth District School in Latonia, KY with 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Mark United Church of Christ and a member of the Church Choir and the St. Mark Quilters. Myrle was a volunteer with the St. Elizabeth Gift Shop and a volunteer with the American Red Cross during WWII. She was preceded in death by her first husband: Howard Alton in 1962 and her second husband: Robert Ashcraft in 1981; a daughter: Janice Alton Pullman in 2004 and a sister: Martha Rohmiller in 2005. Myrle is survived by her sons: Stephen (Dayle Ruth) Alton and Daryl Alton; step-children: Leslee Knight, Stephanie Hofer, Deborah Probst, Nancy Fante and John Ashcraft; 3 grandchildren: Jennifer (Mike) Davis, Rachael (David) Rinehart and Nick (Miranda Noll) Alton; 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 4-7 P.M. The funeral service will be at Connley Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10 AM. Interment: Highland Cemetery. Memorials: St. Mark United Church of Christ, 38th. and Park, Latonia, KY 41015 or Wood-Hudson Cancer Research Lab, 931 Isabella, Newport, KY 41071. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
My daughter and I loved our “Merley Girly” and missed her terribly when she moved North. She was one of my best friends and looked out for us- waaay more than we did her!
Merle was kind, gentle, strong and so gracious. They don’t make them like that anymore! We will miss her positive charm, sense of humor, her cooking and ability to make the roses bloom. She cheered us on in all our endeavors and picked us up when we experienced disappointments. Never one to wallow in self-pity, Merle made the best of every trying thing and found the silver linings.
I could share hundreds of funny little stories and take over this tribute page, just telling you how much she meant to us. I will summarize by saying, she made Leeann and I better women and we thank God for bringing her to us. I know there is a happy,heavenly homecoming going on right now and she is surely catching up with her beloved daughter! It is so sad that we can’t see and talk to her in the here and now, but you can’t destroy energy. Merle’s influence and love will live on in all of us.
God Bless her lovely family and grieve well. She’d want you to shed your tears, remember all the things she taught by example and then get on with the business of living. Keep the faith and count your blessings! Merle is free and with Our Lord. It will be easier for her to keep an eye on everyone from her new digs.
With much sympathy and prayers,
We are so sorry about the passing of Auntie Myrle. We are in Naples and are going to Orlando before we come home. We have many wonderful memories of our families together. We must get together soon.