Mary Ann Ashcraft age 80, 515 East Walnut Street Portland passed away Friday at Hearth and Home Healthcare in Van Wert, Ohio. She was born in Portland February 26, 1933 the daughter of Henry and Anna (Ritter) Schabacker. She was married May 16, 1953 to Ralph H. Ashcraft and he died December 5, 2011. She was retired from Jay Garment after working in the office there 32 years. She was a Portland High School and Business Collage graduate, member of Peace Lutheran Church in Berne where she was director of the choir, Good Sam Club, American Legion Aux., and Portland Moose Lodge.
Surviving are one sons Paul Ashcraft of Albany, two daughters Ruth Wheeler of Convoy, Ohio and Ramona Collins of Luray, Va., one brother William Schabacker of Ossian, one sister Rosalee Plug of Lansing, Ill. Eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Don Sauls presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.