Pamela J. Ashton, 69, of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Monticello Healthcare Center.
She was born on April 5, 1953 in Logansport to the late Russell and Jill Delores (Kistler) Logan. Her mother later married Glen Haskell who loved and fathered the family. He survives. On July 28, 1973 she married J. Michael Ashton at the Idaville United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on November 21, 2019.
She was a 1971 graduate of Twin Lakes High School. She attended both Vincennes University and later graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Social Work. She worked as a social worker for more than thirty years at Monticello Healthcare. Following her retirement, she spent a stint working at Oaklawn Elementary.
She was a member of Christ Church at Monticello. She was an Alumni member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, former member of Eastern Star in Nebraska, and the Monon Modern Homemakers Club. She was involved in the 4-H goat club organization. She was a volunteer for and instrumental in the founding of the White County Special Olympics. She received the state volunteer of the year at Monticello Healthcare for flower gardening and was noticed for her secret touch with the plants on the nursing home window sills. She enjoyed coloring adult coloring books and gave several of her works as gifts and inspirational cards. Pam was a master gardener and enjoyed her flowers and birds. Her other hobbies included caring for various animals, especially her chickens. She was known for her garlic dill pickles.
In addition to her father, Glen Haskell of Monticello, she is survived by her son, Kyle Ashton of Monticello; siblings, Vicki (Alan) Sickler of Idaville, Tony (Kathy) Logan of Monticello, Kim Carpenter of Lexington, South Carolina, Beth (Ash) Maynard of Knoxville, TN, Jennifer (James) McNeany of Westfield; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mary, Sheila, Beth, and Brad.
She was also preceded in death by daughter, Leslie Ashton; siblings, Kenta Adkins, Chris Logan, and Steve Logan.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the time of services at 7:00 pm celebrating Pam's life on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. Gregg Nydegger will officiate services.
Burial will be at 1pm Sunday in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the White County Special Olympics or CDC Resources. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Friends and family are encouraged to share a photo, a memory, or messages of condolence at www.springervoorhisdraper.com