Marsha L. (Ashcraft) Toler

January 2, 1957October 17, 2018

Connersville native, Marsha L. Ashcraft Toler, 61, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at her residence in Bradenton, Florida of apparent natural causes.

Marsha was the daughter of Robert B. and Macel K. Baker Ashcraft, born January 2, 1957. She graduated from Connersville High School in 1975. Since she was a little girl, Marsha was a horse enthusiast, especially in the last few years. On January 29, 1984, Marsha married the love of her life, David W. Toler, who died June 4, 2011. She had been employed at Council’s Bradenton Recreation Parlor and other local eateries for almost two decades. She also enjoyed working in home health care, loving and caring for others. Marsha was known to have never met a stranger.

Marsha is survived by her daughter: Aja Toler and her boyfriend, Corey Phagan of Bradenton, Florida; her brother and his wife: Bobby Ashcraft and Andi of Gosport, Indiana; sisters-in-law: Delores Crank of Connersville, Indiana; Debby Toler of Sarasota, Florida; nieces and nephews and their spouses: Jeanette Bowman and Jim of London, Kentucky, Patricia Young and Jimmy of Kentucky, Carlene McCreary and Warren of Rushville, Hannah Ashcraft and Chase Ashcraft, both of Gosport; Denise L. Richardson of Asheville, North Carolina; Dannelle Franz and Dan of Sarasota, Florida; aunts and uncles: Aretta Steele an her husband, Bob of Ohio; Jack Ashcraft of Shelbyville, Indiana; Curtis Baker and Helen, Imogene Baker, all of Connersville; several cousins.

In addtiton to her parents and her husband of 27 years, Marsha was preceded in death by her sister: Vicky Ashcraft Richardson; her brothers-in-law: Danny L. Toler and Carl Crank; parents-in-law: George and Annas O. Toler; grandsons: Robert Revels, Jr. and Colton Phagan.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Orange Cemetery at the convenience of the family following cremation. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, is assisting with the arrangements. For additional information and features, go to


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Sally Martin

November 10, 2018

Hello Family of Marsha Lynn, I am sad to hear of the passing of Marsha Lynn. Many years ago when she and her sister Vicky and brother Bobby were very young I took care of them while their parents worked. They lived just south of Columbia at the time. Their Daddy had a beautiful black stallion named Diamond. After getting permission from their Daddy, one day we hooked Diamond up to his sulky and took him to Columbia, (about a half mile). We turned him loose on the way back to the house---Diamond ran so fast I was afraid I would not get him stopped in time to get back into the yard! I remember the kids and I would brush Diamond almost every day. I don't know who loved that black stallion more, me, Marsha, or her Daddy. I have not seen Marsha Lynn or Vicky for many years. I was told about Vicky's passing, she was so young; and now Marsha Lynn is gone too. Bobby you were just a little boy when I last saw you. I pray you are well and I send my heartfelt love to you and the rest of the family. In loving memory, Sally Martin, Cody Wyoming

Randy Lay

November 7, 2018

My grade school buddy. I remember you like we were still in school although I haven't seen you in decades.I'm very saddened to hear of your passing at this young age.

Karen Lippincott

November 6, 2018

RIP Marsha! Prayers for the family and friends! Marsha was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a beautiful smile!