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Eleanor Ruth Rees Ashton

Eleanor Ruth Rees Ashton (nee McClintock), 95, of Brecksville, and a longtime resident of Parma, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Seasons of Life Hospice Residential Center, Ashton_EleanorReesParma.

Eleanor was a longtime member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, the Red Hats, and the Parma Senior Center. She worked for many years as a Seamstress for Good Housekeeping Draperies, and has been a resident at Chippewa Place since February, 2007.

She was the beloved wife of the late George “Red” Rees, who passed away in 1996; and the late Willett F. “Bill” Ashton, Sr., who passed away in 2011; loving mother of George M. Rees (Andrea), Karen Winar (William), and the late Donna Jean Smallwood (Richard); and step mother of Barbara Jean Ashton, Willett R. “Bill” Ashton, Jr. (Joanne), and Charles R. “Chuck” Ashton (Barb); dear grandmother of 10; great grandmother of 22; and great-great-grandmother of four; dear sister of Robert Lewis McClintock (Dorothy).

Eleanor’s family would like to thank dear friend and longtime caregiver Mary Phipps.

Funeral service to be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 A.M., at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland. The family will also receive friends at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, (440) 842-7800, from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 5930 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134, or to Seasons of Life Hospice, 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma, OH 44129.