Linda J. Ashelman 1950-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN — Linda Joyce Polley Ashelman, 71, of Warren, died Monday, January 18, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband, daughters and their families, including her grandchildren.

Linda was born May 11, 1950 in Warren, daughter of the late Frank and Doris Oney Polley.

She attended local Champion schools and graduated from Southington High School.

On July 24, 1971, she married her partner of 50 years, James Grant Ashelman. They had two daughters, Shelley and Sarah, and all four shared a life full of family gatherings, neighborhood picnics, and many, many football games. Linda has faced health challenges throughout her life, but has always been a fighter, battling pain to be there for her family. She is greatly admired for her strength and perseverance.

Linda had a passion for serving others and graduated from Trumbull Memorial School of Nursing in 1971. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Critical Care and Emergency at Trumbull Memorial Hospital and later worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital . Linda was featured in Who’s Who of American Nursing in 1984. She was a clinical teacher at Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and loved teaching the next generation of nurses. Linda taught her daughters the importance of community service. She was proud to have served three terms on the Champion School Board and was a member of Champion Rotary. She had a passion for animals, especially rescue animals, and enjoyed working in her flower gardens and birdwatching. She cherished her time at the beach with her whole family.

She is survived by her husband, James Grant Ashelman; daughters, Shelley (Bryan) Sprang and Sarah (Jeff) Ford; grandchildren, Ben, Kate, Sean and Claire; brother, Mark (Paulette) Polley; and his sister, Lois Polley.

Linda was of the Christian faith and was predeceased by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Friends can call one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Masks are mandatory for those attending the service and tours.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all material contributions be made to the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League in celebration of their love of animals, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, OH 44473 or www.awlrescueme .com.

Arrangements entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.

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