Stella Ruth Mason Ashburn, 88, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday January 19, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. David Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mack Ashburn, Barrett Sims, Mason Sims, McLain Sims, Austin Duck, Daniel Ashburn, and Michael Ashburn serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ashburn was born June 7, 1931 in Greenbrier to the late Otto Dean Mason and Naomi Dorris Mason. She was a 1949 graduate of Greenbrier High School and attended Austin Peay College. Mrs. Ashburn worked for Durrett Transfer Company and then was Director of Springfield Baptist Pre-School, along with Mrs. Lucinda Apple, for 20 years. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church for 62 years and served on countless committees along with teaching Sunday School for many years. Mrs. Ashburn was a member of the Glenn Memorial Garden Club, The Century Club, and the Youngville Homemaker Club, which later became the Youngville FCE Club for 60 years. Her loving heart and ability to listen comforted family and many friends over the years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Thomas McLain “Mack” Ashburn, and by her sister: Patsy Mason. Mrs. Ashburn is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Mason and Nan Ashburn of Trenton, John and Sherri Ashburn of Lafayette, by her daughters and sons-in-law: Amy and Barry Sims of Knoxville, Leigh Ann and Ben Duck of Murfreesboro, by her grandchildren: Shannon Ashburn (P.J.) Collins, Mack (Kellie) Ashburn, Barrett (Kayla) Sims, Mason Sims, McLain Sims, Ashleigh Duck (Tyler) Rohrbaugh, Austin Duck, Daniel Ashburn, Michael Ashburn, Jamie Ashburn, and Emily Ashburn, and by 4 great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Ashburn’s memory to Springfield Baptist Church
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