Archive for Friday, January 29, 1993


January 29, 1993


— Memorial services for Scott C. Ashton, 78, Prairie Village, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Country Club Christian Church chapel, Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Margaret Colerick officiating. Private burial will be at Lenexa Cemetery.

Mr. Ashton died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1993, at his home.

He was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Kansas City, Mo., to Sidney and Grace Hewitt Ashton, and was a fourth-generation Kansas Citian. He attended Kansas City Junior College, the University of Kansas City and Kansas University.

In 1946, he co-founded the Ashton-Richards Company, a Kansas City, Mo., truck-trailer distribution partnership, and later was chairman of the board of Brown Cargo Van, Inc., a truck body manufacturing company he established in 1975.

Mr. Ashton served in the U.S. Army during World War II, commanding a cavalry reconnaissance troop in the European Theater. He was decorated with several military honors.

He had been president of the Greater Kansas City Kansas Alumni Association. He was a member of KU's Chancellor's Club and Williams Fund, the Wornall Road Baptist Church, the Indian Hills Country Club and the Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a former member of the Military Order of the World Wars, Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club, the Kansas City Club, the Carriage Club, the Saddle & Sirloin Club, the Rockhill Tennis Club, the Wine and Food Society of Kansas City, and the Birnam Wood Golf Club in Santa Barbara, Calif.

He was a past president of the Prairie Village school board, director of the Kaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a director of the Kansas City Art Institute, and a member of the Society of Fellows of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

He was married to Nancy Newlin Ashton. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Donald, Kansas City, Kan., and Stewart, Paris; two daughters, Sidney Garrett, Lawrence, and Judith Ashton, Boston; and two grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to the American Parkinson Disease Assn., Hospice of Greater Kansas City, the KU Endowment Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City, Mo., is handling arrangements.

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