Barbara Ashby


Barb Ashby, age 70, of Luverne, MN, died peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills, MN.  Funeral services were held on May 26. Barbara Jean Ashby was born on October 17, 1951 to Ralph and Margie (Wild) DeGroot in Luverne. In 2013, Barb was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, but she worked hard to not let it slow her down. In December of 2021, Barb moved into the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. She is survived by her husband, Gene Ashby of Luverne; brother Dean (Liz) DeGroot of Minneapolis, MN; and nieces, Sarah and Anna DeGroot of Minneapolis. Barb was preceded in death by her son, Chris Ashby; parents; in-laws, Howard and Ruth Ashby; grandparents; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Memorials can be directed to the Parkinson’s Foundation and the Luverne Area Community Foundation. Arrangements provided by Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne.

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