Larry A. Ashley


Mr. Larry A. Ashley, 91, of Washington, formerly of Abingdon, died at 9:25 a.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Washington Senior Living in Washington, Illinois.

He was born Sunday, January 10, 1932, in Beardstown, Illinois, the son of Edward and Pauline (Icenogle) Ashley. He married Della Mae Johnson on August 1, 1954, in Abingdon. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2020, after nearly 66 years of marriage.

He is survived by a son, Brian Ashley of Galesburg; daughters, Lynn (Keith) Braucht of Bloomington, Stacey (Graig) Bitner of Washington, and Lisa (David) Sheckler of Peoria; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Darrel Ashley; and a sister, Janet Prior.

Larry was a 1951 graduate of Abingdon High School. He worked for the former Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation for 28 ½ years before retiring. He later managed the Abingdon Video Store.

He was a member of Abingdon Christian Church. He enjoyed watching T.V. and reading, but most importantly, spending time with his family.

Larry proudly served our country with service in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381 in Abingdon.

Cremation will be accorded. Graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2023, in the Abingdon Cemetery. Pastor Linda Mowrer will officiate and Military Honors will be offered. Memorial contributions may be made to Feed My Lambs. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left on the funeral home’s website at

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