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Ashley Irene (Jones) Smithman

May 18, 1987 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 35) 35 Years Old
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Obituary

Ashley Irene Smithman, 35, of Kingsford Heights, Indiana passed away Monday, January 16, 2023. She was born on May 18, 1987 in Valparaiso, Indiana to the late James G. Jones and Connie Ditto of Crawfordsville, Indiana. 

Ashley married Michael Smithman in September of 2014. He survives with their boys, Kaidyn, Kevin, and Adam Smithman all at home. Her boys meant the world to her and kept her going. 

She is also survived by her mother, Connie Ditto; a brother, Adam Jones of La Porte; Nichole Jones; maternal grandparents, Esther (Richard) Wright of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, David (Janice) Ditto of Avon, Indiana; and a niece, MaKenzyi (chicka) Jones. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James L. and Lorraine Jones. 

Ashley was tough as nails but had a heart of gold. She defeated cancer and battled with MS. She was a protector and devoted her life to her family and friends and loved everyone! She had a very bold, unique yet absolutely beautiful spirit. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed and thought about everyday.  We Love You!

A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023, at Frank L.Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a service will follow at 3 pm. Pastor Bob Vale will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Michael Smithman and their boys.

To light a virtual candle, share a story of Ashley’s life or leave a message of comfort for her family, please visit esslingfuneralhome.com.

 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Monday
January 23, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Funeral Service
Monday
January 23, 2023

3:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

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