News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 17, 2013

Takuma ‘Tony’ Richard Ashby


BRAZIL — Takuma “Tony” Richard Ashby, 94, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Attica, to Daniel and Minnie Ashby. Tony was a 1936 Veedersburg High School graduate, worked at several local theaters as a motion picture projectionist, and was a member of Community Missionary Church. He enjoyed outdoor activities, including mowing the grass, fishing, and gardening.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 70 years, Helen Evelyn Ashby; one sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include his son, Tony Wayne (Estrellita) Ashby of Terre Haute; daughters, Anna Louise (Ronald) Morris of Brazil, and Donna May (Maxie) Campbell of Galena, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Moore Funeral Home,  142 N. Washington St., in Brazil, with brother Kenny Thomas Officiating. The family will accept friends Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. Co. Rd. 125 W. Brazil, IN 47834. Online condolences may be expressed at: