James F. Red Ashton

December 22, 1927 - November 1, 2003

12/22/1927 - 11/01/2003

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday November 06, 2003
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Service
Thursday November 06, 2003
4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

James F. "Red" Ashton, 75, of McMechen, WV, died November 1, 2003, at home.
He was born December 22, 1927, in Martins Ferry, OH, the son of the late Harvy and Alice Scott Ashton. James was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in the occupation of Okinawa, Japan. He was a retired machinest with Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, and a former employee of Wheeling Stamping Co.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Floyd, and Harvy Ashton; two sisters, Margaret Jones and Alice "Doll" Chmiel; a granddaughter, Melissa Ashton; an infant grandson, Tyler Ward.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 29 years, Mary Jane Younkins Ashton; his dog, Clyde; two sons, Mike Ashton of Benwood and Joe Ashton of Martins Ferry, OH; a daughter, Linda Kurt DeHaven of East LIverpool, OH; two stepsons, Joe Linda Golebiewski of Wheeling and Mark Pam Golebiewski of Wheeling; a sister, Bessie Keenan of Martins Ferry, OH; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Friends received 2-4 pm Thursday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St. McMechen, WV, where a memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, with Rev. Jessica Updegraff officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 13, Glen Dale, WV, 26038, or Valley Hospice, 98B East Cove Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003.

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