Cumberland Times-News


December 12, 2013


FROSTBURG — Ruth V (Harden) Lashley, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 7, 1924, in Frostburg, and is the daughter of the late Edgar and Annabelle (Thorpe) Harden. Mrs Lashley was a homemaker, and later in life worked as a cook at Al Via’s Restaurant, Frostburg Legion, Beall Elementary, and Beall High School Cafeteria.

In addition to the parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Lashley; a sister, Helen Nolan and husband Jack; and three brothers, John “Ned” Harden and wife Margret, Charles Harden and wife Ellen, James Harden and wife Alice.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon A. Shillingburg of Winchester, Ky., Sheila R. Adams of Leonardtown; sons, Robert G. Lashley and wife Judy of LaVale, Kevin L. Lashley and wife Lisa of Cumberland; eight granddaughters, Kimberly Boston and husband Bryan of Cumberland, Amanda Brust and husband Christopher of Cresaptown, Kathryn Nicol and husband Adam of Cresaptown, Stephanie Waller and husband Lee of Winchester, Keri Shillingburg-Fridley and husband Brian of Huntington, W.Va., Judy Pifer of Frostburg, Stacy Rapson and husband Derek of Cumberland, Ashley Adams of Cumberland; two grandsons, Mathew Lashley, Marcus Lashley both of Cumberland; four great-granddaughters, Kaylee, Misty, Londyn, Baily; 12 great-grandsons, Tyler, Codi, Atticus, Andrew, Alex, Dylan, Brandon, Brayden, Bryson, Konner, Bryan, Ayden; and five great-great-grandsons, Mason, Kieden, Ryder, Rey, Gabriel; one great-granddaughter, Bailey.

Mrs Lashley was a member of the St. Pauls Luthern Church, Frostburg.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow starting at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Schoenly officiating.

Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Mathew Lashley, Marcus Lashley; great-grandsons, Tyler Boston, Codi Nicol, Atticus Nicol, and Andrew Brust.

The family would like to thank Allegany County Nursing Home for their care and Nurses of the 7 South Western Maryland Health Center.

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