Deronda “D.D.” Deene Ashley

A Celebration of Life Visitation for Deronda “D.D” Deene Ashley, 79, Lawrence will be from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Arbor Court 1510 St. Andrews Drive in Lawrence. She passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at LMH Health.

She was born on October 3, 1940 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of William Almer and Wilma Gail (Taylor) Meacham.

She was a Chiropractor.

She married Woodrow Ashley. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Dawn Stewart, Globe, KS; son, Nathan Liska, Lawrence; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her children, Lyle Lee Liska, Gaylen Dean Liska and Robin Colleen Liska.

The family suggests memorials in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

6 Condolences

  1. Sissy Krehbiel on November 10, 2019 at 7:23 am

    So sorry to hear of DD’s passing. She was a ray of sunshine to all people. We meet DD about four years ago and started taking her to church with us and over to our house for Sunday lunch. DD was so kind and helpful to everyone she met. She loved just enjoyed life. We will miss her stories, her sense of humor and her ability for love all people. Love you DD!
    Sissy and John Krehbiel
    Teddy McGraw

  2. The Pollom Family on November 10, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of DD’s passing. She was such a bright soul and loving friend to many at Arbor Court. She often stopped by to check on our mother or just visit and always with hugs and kisses. While others were sitting and listening to music programs, DD might be up and dancing to the music. Such a lively and kind spirit, she will be missed.

  3. Michelle S. on November 11, 2019 at 12:15 am

    DD will be missed so. She always made me feel better if I was having a rough day.

  4. Tammy Willits on November 11, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I miss DD greatly. Always met me with a smile and a hug. Her vibrant personality and big stories were such fun. We had such fun the day we went for a flight over the Lawrence area. Peace my friend.

  5. Kelly and Dianne Gonser on November 14, 2019 at 8:34 am

    “Dawn and family”
    Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family during this most difficult time. So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, Hugs & Prayers.
    Sincerely, Kelly & Dianne Gonser

  6. Vicki on November 14, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    We are so deeply sorry to read this and your loos of a beautiful lady. She was very kind to our father when he lived in Arbor Court. Your in our thoughts and Prayers
    Vicki Goff-Miller and Family
    George Goff Jr and Family

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