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Mary A. Ashwill

Mary Annabelle Ashwill, age 86, of Kimball, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Birchwood Hospice House, Hutchinson.

She was born April 25, 1922, at Kimball to Bernhard and Martha (Duncan) Struck.

Mary married Richard N. Ashwill June 3, 1940, in Darwin, and he preceded her in death on March 28, 1996.

Mary lived most of her life at Kimball, living in California from 1968-1987. She was a homemaker and a member of the Kimball Church of Christ.

She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Richard and Carmel of San Marcos, CA, Diana and Richard Shuneson of Oceanside, CA, Thomas and Sheri of Cokato, Larry and Renae of Hutchinson, James and Alice of Monticello, Dale of Cokato, and Greg and Patti of Little Falls; a sister, Dorothy (Henry) Ott of Watkins; brother Leonard (Alpha) Struck of Zimmerman; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter in law, Sandy; granddaughters Kathleen Ashwill and Melanie Shuneson; one sister, and two brothers.

Memorial services took place Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Kimball with Pastors Jon Albert and Steve Rowland officiating. Joyce Albert and Janet Eckman provided music for the service, and interment was at the Kimball Cemetery. Friends called one hour prior to the services at the church.

The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball. Guestbook and Video Tribute available online at dingmannfuneral.com