Bobby Ashby

Bobby Ashby, 76, of Murray died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa.

Graveside services were held at Union Cemetery in Clarke Co. at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday Aug. 14) with Rev. James “Pete” R. Sheesley officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Osceola Full Gospel Church. 

Bobby Gene Ashby, son of George William Ashby and Lalia Lucille Ashby, was born June 28, 1943 in Centerville, Iowa. Bob grew up in the Lucas and Norwood area. He was united in marriage to Carol Sue Pool on Jan. 5, 1964, in Nebraska and they were blessed with seven children and many foster children. He enjoyed working on his farm. Bob worked 30 plus years as a heavy equipment operator for Grimes Asphalt and Paving. He drove a school bus for Murray Schools.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucille Ashby; sons, Bruce Schraven, and David Frees; sister, Peggy Otto; and an infant brother.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Ashby of Murray; children, Danny Grant (Chris) Ashby of Bloomfield, Frank (Tammy) Ashby of Murray, Angelia (Rodney) Glazebrook of Dade City, Fla., Kelli (Dan) Ritter of Murray, and Danny (Brandy) Schraven of Winterset; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Terry (Carol) Ashby of Murray, Jim (Dee) Ashby of Winterset, Doyle (Deb) Ashby of Norwalk, Steve Ashby of Truro, and Rick (Carol) Ashby of Truro; brother-in-law, Ed Otto of Murray; other relatives and many friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Kale Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at