Dona Sherry Smallwood Ashton

August 25, 1951December 16, 2011

Dona S. Ashton Dona Sherry (Smallwood) Ashton, 60, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at home. Born on August 25, 1951 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Donald Smallwood and the late Grace (Sherrard) Noll. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Glen Ashton, her step-father who raised her, Meade Noll, and a very dear friend, Clyde Neidigh. Dona was a graduate of Martinsburg High School Class of 1969, and a 1998 graduate of Shepherd College with a B.A. in early childhood education. She was a kindergarten teacher at Bedington Elementary School. She was an avid antique car enthusiast, a member of the B.C.E.A., and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Martinsburg. Dona is survived by her daughter, Korinne Ashton Denton of Martinsburg, and their world, granddaughter Tahkodha Skyy Denton; also a son, Bryon Glen Ashton of Inwood, and his daughter, Kayla Marie. Friends will be received Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 5 – 8 PM at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405; March of Dimes, 3508 Staunton Ave. SE, 2nd Floor, Charleston, WV 25304; or the American Cancer Society, 1700 Maccorkle Ave. SE #3, Charleston, WV 25314. Online condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Bethany Slautterback

January 5, 2012

To the Ashton family,
I had the privilege of teaching with Dona for several years during the early 2000s, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May God bless you and keep you at this time.

shelley stull

December 23, 2011

I remember Dona when she lived with a mutual friend, Brenda She was always so bubbly and friendly to all. So Sorry on your loss.

Diana Stotler (Miller)

December 22, 2011

May God be with the family this holiday season. It is a tough call this time of year when there is loss around this time. My heart goes out to the family. Dona will never be forgotten.

Vicki Sullivan

December 22, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with Dona's family. May you rest in peace, Dona.

Kathy & Davy Crawford

December 22, 2011

So very sorry to learn of Dona's passing. She was amazing.
Back in the 70s we would 'hang out' after the Colony Club - playing cards and shooting the breeze at their house and Glen & Dona would come to our house for Halloween/Christmas parties, etc. We had so much fun together and her laugh/giggles have always had a place in my memory.
Both Dona & Glen were such good friends...that comes from their kind hearts and souls. And, no matter whether we saw each other daily or months had passed, we were always welcomed with smiles and open arms.
Please try and find some comfort in all your memories (good and maybe the not so good), the lessons they taught, and the love they shared...this is your legacy.
Peace be with you.
Sincerely ~ Kathy & Davy

Cindy Malick

December 21, 2011

Kori, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Larry Mongan

December 21, 2011

My condolences & prayers go out to the Aston-Smallwood families I worked at Corning with Glen & Dona sorry for your losses.

Jake Lewis

December 21, 2011

So sorry to hear about Dona.Thoughts and prayers to the family.

December 21, 2011

We are saddened by the death of donna,she was a wonderful person and a joy to know THE MADONTIS

Charlene Elins

December 21, 2011

I am still in shock at the passing of my high school classmate, Dona. We lost contact, but reconnected over the last several years. I remember how much fun we all had when we acted like "stars" and rode in a limo to DC to see The Jersey Boys. Dona was a kind person and will truly be missed. Yes, she has earned her place in heaven and I will see you again someday.