Mrs. Ashby was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis.
Survivors include three sons, David Ashby, Richard Ashby and Douglas Ashby, all of Metropolis; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Wetherington of Hillerman and Lillian Parker of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raleigh and Lena Lynn Finney; her husband, Richard Ashby Sr.; one daughter, Rita Finke; and one son, Richard Thomas Ashby Jr.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. David Deem officiating. Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens.