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Mary Jo Ashburn

January 29, 1938 — October 13, 2023


Mary Jo  Ashburn, nee Beltz, age 85, of Montgomery, Ohio, passed away early Friday morning, October 13, 2023 at Twin Lakes Nursing Center in Montgomery.  

She was born January 29, 1938 in Mowrystown, Ohio, daughter of the late Vernon and Lucille (Thompson) Beltz, their third child and only daughter.

Mary Jo was a 1955 graduate of Whiteoak High School in Mowrystown and attended Ohio University. She began her work career at The First National Bank of Cincinnati and later was an executive secretary at the accounting firm of Lynbrand Ross Brothers and Montgomery and Emery Industries. Mary Jo loved golfing, skiing, both on the water and in the snow, and played a good game of bridge. She loved pets and was an excellent cook. Mary Jo had an infectious smile and a zest for life that fostered many friendships.

Surviving are loving husband of 58 years, James J. Ashburn of Montgomery, OH; nieces Vicky Beltz of Hillsboro, OH and Anne Beltz of Boulder, CO; nephews Charles G. (Holly) Beltz of Middletown, OH, Thomas Ashburn of Odessa, FL, and Scott Ashburn of Cincinnati, OH. Also surviving are a number of cousins and sisters-in-law, Linda Beltz of Galloway, OH and Beverly Beltz of Hillsboro, OH.

In addition to her parents, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her brothers Robert Beltz and Jack Beltz.

Private interment will follow in the Mowrystown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, Ohio is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mowrystown Presbyterian Church c/o Jill Schelling 7319 Green Rd. Hillsboro, OH 45133 or to the donor's charity of choice.

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