Harry L. Ashmore, age 97, of Cookeville TN, formerly of Hillsboro IL, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:51 a.m. at Signature Healthcare of Putnam Co., Algood, TN. Committal Service and Military Rites will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield IL, Rev. Harry Meyer will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27, from 10 - Noon at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro IL.
Mr. Ashmore was born on July 31, 1922 at Decatur IL to the late Charles and Diccie Belle (Darling) Ashmore. He married Esther Sexton on April 4, 1942 at St. Charles MO and she preceded on July 17, 2009. Harry served in the Army during WWII. He owned and operated a salvage yard and recycling business in Hillsboro and Schram City IL.
Survivors include his daughter, Marsha Dianne Ashmore, Cookeville TN; grandchildren, David P. Ashmore, Todd (wife Jackie) Ratermann, Teresa (husband Dale) Hughes, Bryan (wife, Libby) Ratermann, Chris Wagehoft, Matthew Wagehoft; eight great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren. Preceding were children, David Bruce Ashmore and Darla Meyer; brothers and sisters, Frank Ashmore, Dallas Ashmore, Irene Hall, Norma Jones and Juanita Eileen Kershaw.
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