Stella Cartwright AshbyHANSON, KY., — Stella Cartwright Ashby, 82, of Hanson passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Baptist Health Madisonville. She was born on September 12, 1936 in Belton, KY to the late Martha and Claude Cartwright. Stella retired from the Hopkins County Board of Education as a Bus Driver and was a member of Providence Rural United Methodist Church in Hanson. She enjoyed fishing, quilting, collecting dolls and was an avid UK Basketball fan.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 4 brothers and a sister.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years Bobby Ashby, daughter Rita (Patrick) Debes of Louisville, sons Danny L. (Nelda) Ashby of Madisonville, Lanny (DeDe) Ashby of Hanson, brother Daniel (Patricia) Cartwright of Madisonville, sisters Estell Morgan of Brandenburg, Alma Harrison of Lewisburg, grandchildren Brandon Debes, Travis Debes, Andy Debes, Katy Ashby Howlett, Chelsea Ashby Stockton, Kourtney Ashby, great-grandchildren Logan Debes Neil Debes, several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville with Bro. W. Glenn Sowards officiating. Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Hanson. 

The visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the funeral home.

The pallbearers are Brandon Debes, Travis Debes, Andy Debes, Patrick Debes, Aaron Stockton and Houston Howlett.

Memorial contributions may be made in Stella's memory to the East Lawn Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Condolences may be made to the family at

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