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Carl E. Ash, 70, of rural Monroe City, in Marion County passed away Monday, July 01, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal.

He was born May 04,1949 in Hannibal, the son of James Eugene and Nora Lee Thomas Ash.

Carl was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Bethel.  He was a graduate of North Shelby High School, Shelbyville.  He served his county in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He owned and operated Ash Construction Company for more than 30 years.  Carl enjoyed working, tinkering with old cars, watching Nascar and old westerns on television and fishing.  Most of all he enjoyed visiting with friends and spending time with his family.

He married Mata Lou Arbogart August 26,1983 in Shelbyville, she survives of the home.

Also surviving are four sons: Eddie Ash (Kim) of Loredo; Donald Williams (Heither) of Monroe City; Kenny and Kevin Ash of the home.  One daughter Courtney Deaver (Bart Thomas) of Trenton.  Two brothers James Eugene Ash (Barb) of Palmyra, and Ronald Keith Ash (Sandra) of Kahoka.  Three sisters Carol Anne White (Wayne) of Monroe City; Brenda Lee Hendon (Danny) of New London, and Sandra Kay Foster (Ronnie) of Palmyra.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 06, at the Bethel Baptist Church, Bethel, Pastor Dwayne Larenson will officiate. There will be private interment at a later date.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City.  Pallbearers will be Eddie Ash, Donald Williams, Kenneth Ash, Kevin Ash, Gage Vandevender and Bart Thomas.  Memorials have been suggested to the Bethel Baptist Church or the James Carey Cancer Center, Hannibal.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City,.Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.

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