Elizabeth Dean 'Libby' Ash

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Elizabeth Dean “Libby” Ash, 93, Brownsburg, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at IU Health West.

Elizabeth was born June 15, 1923 in Putnam County, the daughter of Curtis and Sallie (Priest) Minnick.

She was a 1942 graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Libby worked for IBM Corp. from the time it opened in Greencastle until it closed in 1986.

She was a member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church.

Libby was a loving mother and was dedicated to her family.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Canada (wife Kathy), Brownsburg, and Larry Canada (wife Bobbi), Pittsboro; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, John Ash; three brothers, Donald, Jesse and Edward Minnick; and a sister, Zella Leonard.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 9 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Paul Fulp officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home from noon until time of service Friday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Bainbridge Scholarship Alumni Fund, c/o Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.

Memories can be shared online at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.