Evajean Ashburn

June 12, 2020

Evajean Ashburn, age 88, of Delaware, formerly of Columbus, died Friday, June 12, 2020 at The Inn at Olentangy Trail. A homemaker, she was a child caregiver for friends and family throughout the years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading, her pet cats and dogs, watching and feeding birds and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her generous heart, kindness and being a good listener. Evajean was born November 18, 1931 in Woodsfield, Ohio to the late William and Estella Smith Koehler. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Grant Milton Ashburn; her siblings, Clarence Koehler, Paul Koehler and Dorothy Kilburn; and sister-in-law, Lupe Ashburn. She is survived by her children, Jeff (Valorie) Ashburn of Columbus, Mike (Carrie) Ashburn of Ostrander, Deb (Pat) Macklin of Ostrander, Diane (Dennis) Rodgers of Lithopolis and Linda (Chris) Frommeyer of Buckeye Lake; fourteen grandchildren, Taylor Foster, Evan Ashburn, Mitchell Ashburn, Willie Ashburn, Robbie (Jenna) Ashburn, Timmy Ashburn, Danielle Macklin, Nick Macklin, Ben Mackin, Ryan (Beth) Rodgers, Megan (Josh) Westmoreland, Samantha (Brandon) Horsley, Layla (David) Reynolds and Mia Frommeyer; nine great grandchildren, Charlotte, Grant, Katie, Fee, Peyton, Reese, Kennedy, Leo and Charlie; her brothers-in-law, Sammy Ashburn, Frank Ashburn, Glenn (Ruby) Ashburn and Dale Kilburn; sister-in-law, Beulah Koehler; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens in Canal Winchester. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


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