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Martha E. Asby

Feb 17, 2017

Martha E. Asby, 95, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Arbor Court, in Mt. Pleasant.

According to her wishes cremation has been accorded and services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Ambulance Service and may be sent to the funeral home in her memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com. Murphy Funeral Home, of Mt. Pleasant, is handling the arrangements.

Asby was born on May 27, 1921, in Macomb, Ill., the daughter of Clark and Louetta Blanche Pearson Campbell. She graduated from Prairie City High School, in Illinois. She was united in marriage to Howard Asby on May 23, 1951.

She was a homemaker on the family farm located southeast of Mt. Pleasant for many years. She also worked at J.C Penny Company, in Mt. Pleasant, and at Mustang Market, in Olds.

She enjoyed cooking, canning, preparing gourmet foods, gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was a member of the Congregational Church, in Mt. Pleasant. She was of the Christian faith.

Asby is survived by her children, Rodney (Shirley) Asby, of Alburnette, Roger (Nancy) Asby, of Lockridge, Zora (Pat) Troiani, of Houston, Texas, Lola (Merlin) Miller, of Iowa City, and Ellen (Owen) Julius, of Millstone, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a step-daughter, Elsie Asby; two sisters; and one brother.

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