Claude "Max" Ash
Claude Maxwell Ash, Marshfield, was born in Webster County, West Virginia on July 8, 1935, to the late Claude and Marie Ash. He departed this life on June 26, 2019 at Cox Medical Center at the age of 83.
Max worked at Sho-Me Power for many years before retiring from there. He had served in the United States Air Force as a radar technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marshfield.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his son Steve, and two brothers, Leon Ash and Ken Ash.
He is survived by his wife of 64 1/2 years-Joanne, daughter Shellie Jones, granddaughters Amanda Smith-Willcock and Crystal Robinson, great-grandchildren Asher and Averi Willcock and Isaac Klotz.
Also surviving Max are his brothers Ed (Carol) Ash of Shinnston, WV, Leona (William) Mello of Parkman, Ohio, Frank (Carol) Ash of Barrackville, WV, and sister-in-law Carol (Ken) Ash of Sandusky, Ohio. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Marshfield, with interment following in Marshfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Fraker Funeral Home, Inc.
Memorial contributions may be made to Convoy of Hope or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and left in care of Fraker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 85, Marshfield, MO 65706.