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obit Betty Irene Ash picBetty Irene Ash, 72, of Newcomerstown was called to be with her lord Saturday morning, May 10, 2014. She was born April 1, 1942, the oldest daughter of six children to Ernest and Edith Riley.

Preceding her in death: both mother and father, husband James E. Ash, companion Gene Huff, daughter’s Christina Brandon (10 months) and Melissa Ash (18), and two sibling’s, Forest Riley, and Doris Keener.

Services will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11 am at Koch Funeral Home in Scio, Ohio. She will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Hopedale, Ohio. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.