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Robert James Ash

December 13, 1927 November 30, 2018
Robert James Ash
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Robert James Ash, 90, husband of Ida Helen Fluhr Ash, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at his home. He was born December 13, 1927 in Jefferson County, Kentucky to the late Charles and Mary Casey Ash. He served honorably in the US Navy during World War II until the end of the war, serving on the USS Monterey, USS South Dakota, and most notably on the USS Cabot CVL-28 aircraft carrier which was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. He worked in commercial construction, and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church. Survivors include daughters, Vicki Froman, Kathy Rhineheimer (Greg), and Lisa Harmon (John), sons, Gary (Carol), Danny (Jeanie), David (Kathy), Jeff (Geri) and Jim (Jane), 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Mike, Steve and Albert and four sisters, Therese McIntosh, Mary Ann Cobble, Pat Rider and Marty Bowles Ward. He was preceded in death by siblings, Marie Riggs, Richard, Leonard, Paul, Guy and Chester. Services will be 1:00 PM, Thursday at St. Luke Catholic Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Betts & West Funeral Home. Interment will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Veterans Honor Flight or the Wounded Warriors. Online guestbook at

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5:00 PM 12/5/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/5/2018 8:00:00 PM
Betts & West Funeral Home

404 North Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Betts & West Funeral Home
404 North Main Street Nicholasville 40356 KY
United States





1:00 PM 12/6/2018 1:00:00 PM
St. Luke Catholic Church

304 South Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356

St. Luke Catholic Church
304 South Main Street Nicholasville 40356 KY
United States

Cemetery Details


Camp Nelson National Cemetery Final Resting Place

6980 Danville Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356

6980 Danville Road Nicholasville 40356 KY
United States

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