Phyllis Rayetta Ashby


Phyllis Rayetta Ashby, 92, of Oakland, died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Dennett Road Manor.
Born on Feb. 6, 1927, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Merle Leo and Agnes Oneida (Brown) Willard.
Phyllis was Methodist by faith and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In her earlier years, she had worked at Dee Anns and Youthland, both in Oakland. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by her children, Shelby Witt of Minnesota, Rayetta Beitzel and husband, Bob, of Oakland, Joe Ashby Jr. and wife, Diana, of Oakland, Willard Ashby of Oakland, and Susan Hopkins and husband, Mike, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Ashby Sr., in 2013. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
Friends will be received at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. 2nd St., Oakland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m., after which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor Barbara Rexroad officiating.
Private family interment will take place in the Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, 31 S. 3rd St., Oakland, MD 21550; or the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad, 200 Baltimore Ave., Oakland, MD 21550.
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Published on August 21, 2019
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