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Marybelle Greenman Ashton
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    5486 St. Paul's Road
    King George, VA 22485

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“Where do I begin,As your service approaches on this day I am found myself waking up in tears. I don't have pages and pages of memories with you, I...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Valerie Scott - King George, VA

“The whole Lurie family was saddened to learn of Marybelle's passing. There are so many memories, whether sitting in the kitchen next to the stove,...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: R. Thornton Lurie - FL - Family

“To All the Ashton Family - You are all so fortunate to have had such a wonderful Matriarch and all those years of memories. We have a few of our own...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Tom and Beverly Iezzi - VA

“Mary Belle was indeed the "belle" of King George County. I remember working alongside Carolyn in "Mary Belle's Kitchen" at St. Paul's. Mary Belle...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Margie Warren Stevens - Montross, VA

“Loved seeing her on FB and at various events. She and my Mom were great bridge players for a long time. I enjoyed entertaining them when I was...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Van Valzah - King George, VA

“I'm so very sorry for the loss of Marybelle and pray that you find peace in knowing you have a very special guardian angle looking out for all of you. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Lana Atwell - King George, VA

“Great Aunt Marybelle, you were like our 3rd Grandmother and we hold you in our hearts forever. Your lively spirit is still with us and we will miss...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Alexandra Lyddane Rains - NY

“John B. and family,I remember with wonderful memories all the great times we had growing up and all the wonderful times when we visited at your home...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Rose-Loan - Covington, VA

“Stu and Mindy,We are very sorry to hear the news. Our sincerest sympathies, we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Gary and Mary Blakely - VA

“Carolyne, Johnny B and family, my heart goes out to you over the passing of your mother. I just read about it today. What a wonderful life she lived!...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Gretna Smith - Virginia Beach, VA

“Dear Lewis and Family,Please accept our sincere condolences. Your mom had a magnificent life, according to everything I've heard and read. I'm happy...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Miller - King George, VA

“Lewis, I'm so sorry to read about your mom. What a beautiful picture. 99. Wow. That's just amazing. I'm glad you had her in your life so many years....Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Lis Turner - Richmond, VA

“A wonderful lady who led a wonderful life.She will be missed !Our prayers go out to the family.Joe & Janis Nash ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Nash - Woodbridge, VA

“In our passage through life some folks we meet leave us just feeling happy; Marybelle was one of those. She was an avid presence on Facebook and I...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Lynch - King George, VA


Marybelle Greenman Ashton passed away peacefully on June 4, one day after celebrating her 99th birthday with her family. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Donald Ray Greenman and Carolyn McIntyre Greenman. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Marybelle taught school in a one-room school house before moving to Washington, DC, during WWII. There, she worked for the FBI and Bureau of Standards. She was married to Stuart A. Ashton of King George for 45 years. Marybelle taught 7th grade science at the Dahlgren Navy Dependent School for 18 years. She was an avid Garden Club and book club member, bridge player and supporter of the Red Cross Blood Bank. She dedicated much of her life to serving many roles at St. Paul' s Episcopal Church (choir, altar guild and hostess), and was recently honored for her service in WWII in the United Service Organization (USO).

She is survived by her children, Carolyne V. Ashton, Lewis A. Ashton, III (Dianne), Stuart A. Ashton, Jr. (Mindy), and John B. Ashton, all of King George, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul's Road, King George, VA.

Her final, joyful festival will be held at St. Paul's on June 24, 2017 at 11 AM with a reception following in the Parish Hall. Please wear bright colors. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.