Joan E. Ashmore

Joan E. Ashmore

Joan E. Ashmore, age 85, passed away at her home in Arlington with family by her side on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Joan was born on September 17, 1931, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Charles E. and Ella (Dik) Donovan.

She married Charles R. Ashmore on June 16, 1951, in Canton, South Dakota. Her greatest joys in life were found in God, family and friends.

Joan is survived by her husband, Charles, and their children, Michael (Liz), Charles, Kathi, Linda (Gerry), Daniel Ashmore, Dawn (Greg) DeCelles, and Donna (Vint) Quamme; her brothers, Dennis, Patrick and Michael Donovan; eleven grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

At Joan’s request, her remains will be cremated. A private service and burial will be at a later date at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette (

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to an organization of your choice.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Amy, Tracy, and Natalie for their care and support.

“So long, it’s been good to know you. It’s a long time since I’ve been home and it’s time to be moving along. Wishing all peace, faith and love, Joan Ashmore.”