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Richard ‘Dick’ Ashenfelter Corning

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 9:23 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 10:31 a.m. CST

Richard “Dick” Ashenfelter, 86, of Corning died Nov. 24, 2013, at the Corning Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. Chuck Lyles will officiate. Military honors will be provided by Corning American Legion OURCQ Post No. 117. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Open visitation will be 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday with family present 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Dick’s name to be established. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Richard “Dick” Dean Ashenfelter, son of Bernice Birdie (Kepner) and Vern Lee Ashenfelter, was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Corning.

On April 22, 1950, Dick married Betty Lou Hartman.

Dick served during the Korean War Conflict in the United States Marine Corp in 1952.

Dick was in the shoe repair business and purchased the business after his father’s death in 1966. The business was later called Ashenfelter Repair Store.

Dick was a member of Corning American Legion OURCQ Post No. 117 for 59 years. He was also a member of Corning Gun Club, Corning Bow Benders, Corning Christian Church, Iowa Trappers Organization, National Trappers Organization and Tri-County Pool League.

Dick lived his entire life in Adams County.

Dick is survived by his wife Betty Ashenfelter; children, Janet (John) Buzzard Sr. of Shenandoah, Susan (Ron) Hickman Sr. of Grandview, Mo., and Larry Ashenfelter and Donald (Dawn) Ashenfelter, all of Corning; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brother Edward (Lorraine “Kit”) Ashenfelter of Hazelwood, Mo.; two nephews, one niece, other relatives and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and infant son Allen Ashenfelter.

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