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H. Duane Ashcraft

H. Duane Ashcraft

H. Duane Ashcraft, 84, of Parkersburg, passed away June 9, 2021, at his residence.

He was born July 17, 1936, at Wallace, WV, the youngest child of Letch Aaron and Martha Ellen Ice Ashcraft.

He graduated from Wallace High School and earned his B.A. Degree from Salem College.

He retired from Consolidated and Hope Gas after a long career.

Barbara Smith and Duane were married at the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Westerly, RI, on December 20, 1958. Barbara passed away January 5, 2012 after 54 years of marriage.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg. Following his parents example he devoted his life to Faith, Family and helping others in need.

Duane is survived by two grandchildren, Alicia J. Bell and Kenneth Bell; daughter in law, Judy Ashcraft and son in law Bill Conant (Peggy Jenkins) and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Conant, son in law Richard Bell, his son Steven Kenneth Ashcraft; his sister, Willowbelle and husband Bryon Zinn and five brothers, Garlen, Harlen, Gerald, Melvin and Harry.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5-7pm at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Graveside services will be at a later date at the River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, RI.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com.