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Martha E. Asby

Jun 27, 2017
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Martha E. Asby, 95, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday July 1, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Gary Van Nyhuis officiating. Burial will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery in Mediapolis. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m., until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Ambulance Service in her memory. According to her wishes cremation has been accorded.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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.

Asby enjoyed cooking, canning, preparing many gourmet foods, gardening, sewing and was a homemaker on the 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 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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