Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Schulze Ashley, age 104 of Manchester will be conducted at 2:00pm, Wednesday, May 22 at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Mary Hassell officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the Ashley family will be conducted from 6pm until 8pm Tuesday at Manchester Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Bingham, John Greeter, Shaw Jared, Reeves Turney, Jim Enos and Richard Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buster Bush, Jim Major, Terry Pardue and Rick Charter. Mrs. Ashley passed away Sunday morning at the Horizon Health and Rehab Center in Manchester.
Mrs. Ashley was born in Tracy City, Tennessee the daughter of the late Oscar and Emma Hunziker Schulze. She moved to Manchester when she and Joe Ashley were married in 1948. Although they did not have any children, she touched the lives of generations of children during her teaching career with the Manchester City School System for 44 years. She was an avid reader and had read up until her eyesight began to fail. She enjoyed playing bridge and she and Joe traveled extensively during their marriage, visiting all 50 states as well as several foreign countries. Mrs. Ashley was a member of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church since it was built, was a member of Delta Kappa Sigma Sorority for over 60 years and a member of the literary forum and the Coffee County Retired Teachers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ashley ws also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ashley, by 1 brother, Herman Schulze and 2 sisters, Mrs. Louise Greeter and Mrs. Mabel Tate.
Mrs. Helen Scaglia of Lafayette, Indiana
Mrs. Kathryn Fletcher of Chattanooga
Mrs. Marianna Daulton of Albany, Georgia
Mrs. Nancy Buck of Montgomery, Alabama
Nephew- Richie (Dick) Ashley of Columbia, Tennessee
Longtime friends, care givers and neighbors, Reeves and Donna Turney of Manchester
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MRS ASHLEY REQUESTED DONATIONS BE MADE TO;
The Alpha Pi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Fund %Alice Huskey, Treasurer; 101 Blantonwood Drive, Tullahoma, Tn 37388 or the Coffee County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund
MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE ASHLEY FAMILY