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Agnes Mary "Aggie" (Holmes) Ashcraft

April 3, 1928 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Agnes Ashcraft Life Story

Mrs. Agnes Mary “Aggie” Ashcraft, 95, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8:45 pm while convalescing at the Greenleaf Living Center in Elkhart. 

She was born on April 3, 1928 in Antrim, Michigan to the late Alex and Grace (Wood) Holmes. On February 11, 1949, she married V.C. “Buck” Ashcraft in Copemish, Michigan. He passed away in Elkhart on May 27, 2001 after 52 wonderful years together. 

Surviving Aggie are her daughters Joy (David) Brenner of Waccabuc, New York, Janet Linton and Judy (David, deceased) Blough, both of Elkhart, and Mary Lawson of Montesano, Washington; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a loving host of extended family, in-laws and good friends. Besides her parents and husband, Aggie is preceded in death by a brother, Robert O’Dell; sisters Effie Kern and Dorothy Veysey. 

Services for  will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 am at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 29635 CR 10, Elkhart. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, and Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart has been assisting the family with the arrangements. 

Aggie was a devout Christian lady whose faith and church community were central to her life. She was very active within Cornerstone, where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Study group. She was also an active and valued member of the Brentwood (Elkhart) community until her health required her to transfer to another residency. A lifelong resident of the area, she loved Elkhart and the people who lived here. 

She was also an avid bird watcher (she had several feeders outside her window), liked to listen to organ and big band music, and was quite a whistler. Just about anything Aggie did, she always did it while whistling a joyous little tune. Her whistling was truly the soundtrack to her life. 

Memorial donations may be given to the Cornerstone Baptist Church.  

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Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Cornerstone Baptist Church
29635 Co Rd 10
Elkhart, IN 46514

March 9, 2024

12:00 PM
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Elkhart, Osceola


Cornerstone Baptist Church
29635 Co Rd 10, Elkhart IN 46514
Tel: 1-574-262-1331


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