Dona S. Ashton, 60

AUG. 25, 1951-DEC.16, 2011

December 19, 2011
  • Dona S. Ashton
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Dona Sherry (Smallwood) Ashton, 60, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at home.

Born Aug. 25, 1951, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Donald Smallwood and the late Grace (Sherrard) Noll.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Glen Ashton; her stepfather who raised her, Meade Noll; and a very dear friend, Clyde Neidigh.

Dona was a graduate of Martinsburg High School Class of 1969, and a 1998 graduate of Shepherd College with a B.A. in early childhood education. She was a kindergarten teacher at Bedington Elementary School.

She was an avid antique car enthusiast, a member of the BCEA and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Martinsburg.

Dona is survived by her daughter, Korinne Ashton Denton of Martinsburg, and their world, granddaughter, Tahkodha Skyy Denton; also a son, Bryon Glen Ashton of Inwood, and his daughter, Kayla Marie.

Friends will be received Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405; March of Dimes, 3508 Staunton Ave. SE, 2nd Floor, Charleston, WV 25304; or American Cancer Society, 1700 Maccorkle Ave. SE No. 3, Charleston, WV 25314.

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