Linda Kay Ashenfelter

December 7, 1948October 28, 2012

Linda Kay Ashenfelter December 7, 1948 ~ October 28, 2012

Born at home to Frank and Norma (Bishop) Splechter in Urbana, Kansas December 7, 1948. And raised in Southeast Kansas.

She Attended schools in Galesburg and Fredonia, Kansas Graduating in 1966. Further attending Mercy school of nursing in Fort Scott, Kansas graduating and attaining her nursing license in 1969.

She worked in multiple hospitals in Kansas before moving to Greeley Colorado where she worked for Northern Colorado Medical Center in the Rehabilitation Unit with multiple accreditation. Then moving to Casper Wyoming to care for her husband’s aunt, and working at Wyoming Medical Center’s Rehabilitation unit. Then returning to Northern Colorado after a few years within her 43-years of nursing.

Linda K. Splechter married Ronald A. Ashenfelter on July 5th 1969 in Fredonia Kansas.

She attended and was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Fort Scott, Kansas.

Linda loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren and time in the garden getting her hands dirty feeling the warmth of mother earth. Linda also loved to give back to people with her nursing by continuing to learn and achieving: CRRN certification, Orthopedic Neurology certification, CAARF accredited, was licensed to practice in Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming which required maintaining hours of continuing education credits for re-licensure.

She was a member of ANA (American Nurses Association), NAON (National Association of Orthopedic Nurses) ARN (Association of Rehabilitation Nurses)

Linda followed her passion for nursing, while working she raised three children of her own and provided care and support of her five grandchildren while being adopted by neighboring kids as their grandmother.

Linda always supported the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the fight to find a cure for Breast Cancer.

Survived by her husband of 43 years; Ronald A. Ashenfelter Sr., her three children: Franklin J. Ashenfelter, Ronald A. Ashenfelter Jr. and Shannon M. Ashenfelter; grandchildren: Coly L. Ashenfelter, Kalie L. Ashenfelter, Jessica D. Kinzer, Darron Albert Creed Amon and Johnathon James Albert Ashenfelter; Brothers and sisters: Ruth Tate, Nancy Pollman, Francis Young, Charles Splechter, Earl Splechter, Susan Dew, Ronnie Splechter, Stacey Splechter and Tracey Joe Splechter

Her Mother Norma (Bishop) Splechter and her father Frances E. Splechter preceded Linda in death

Please send any contributions to Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634 and they will be donated in her name.

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johnathon ashenfelter

October 26, 2017

linda was the best grandmother I really need you right now

kalie ashenfelter

October 29, 2013

Nobody has forgotten. You grandma we miss you... I want you back home things are not the same with out you ... I miss you

Irene Allgaier

November 3, 2012

Linda was a wonderful teacher and mentor to me when I started my nursing career on the CAIR unit at NCMC. She supported me with her amazing strength and knowledge and helped a fledgling nurse to have the confidence I needed to practice my skills. Linda was a wonderful, caring nuse and friend. My deepest sympathy goes to her family. I know she will be painfully missed. My thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time

Julie Scott

November 3, 2012

I had the privilege of working with Linda on the CAIR unit as a new RN now and again. She was so very knowledgable and helpful. Her attention to detail was amazing. The thousands of people she helped during her career were blessed to have her care. My deepest sympathy to Linda's family, loved ones and friends during this painful time.

Kalie Ashenfelter

November 2, 2012

i love you so much grandma. some times i dont understand why you had to leave us so early but i know that god needs you with him. i love and miss you grandma i wish i could have said good bye

Andrea Baldwin-Fiene

November 2, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this difficult time.

Chris Randall

November 2, 2012

My thoughts and prayers to Linda's family. She was such a dedicated nurse, mom, and grandmother. She will be missed.

Christi Taylor

November 2, 2012

My thoughts and prays go out to Linda's family at this difficult time. I worked on CAIR with Linda. She was such a knowledgable and caring nurse. She always talked about her family with such love. She will be missed by many.

val engstrom

November 2, 2012

what a special lady, she was a friend indeed. helped me thru alot of different stages and trials in my life. will miss her dearly. your all in my thoughts and prayers.

November 1, 2012

Always willing to share her knowledge and years of experience, Linda gave me my orietation into NCMC and the CAIR unit. Her compassion toward her patients was as evident as was the love for her family. Such a caring person will be missed. My prayers are with Linda's family.
Denice Stratford (Greeley, CO)