ASHLEY, Anita Marie (Palma) – of Burton, MI, age 100, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, May 27, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private entombment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-12 PM Friday, May 27, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Anita’s memory.
Anita was born in Aliquippa, PA on September 19, 1921, daughter of the late Ziffero “William” and Maria (Matia) Palma. She married James R. Ashley on September 26, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1994. Anita was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Anita is survived by 3 children, Jomarie (Tibor) Debreczeny, Patty (Daniel) Crawford and James R. Ashley, II; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ziffero “William” and Maria Palma; husband, James R. Ashley and 6 siblings.