Belinda Lea AshleyOctober 6th, 2021
Belinda Lea Ashley, age 65, passed away peacefully at her home in California, Missouri, on September 29, 2021, and is now at her eternal home in Heaven. Belinda was born on April 25, 1956, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the daughter of Dean Snodgrass and Jack and Jane (Woodard) Cobleigh. Belinda graduated from California High School in 1974. On November 12, 1977, she was married in California, Missouri, to Michael Thomas Ashley. Together they shared 43 years of marriage. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Belinda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a devoted and loving daycare provider of many years. Belinda was a storyteller and puppet show performer with the Missouri River Regional Library. She enjoyed educating and entertaining children; Belinda's life revolved around the children; they brought her much joy. Belinda also loved to travel; her favorite destinations most certainly had to include a beautiful beach. She enjoyed the beach most of all. Belinda loved spending time with her family and her dog Sabrina. Belinda is survived by her husband, Mike; her son, Eric Ashley, and wife Venus of Jefferson City; her daughter, Erin Twenter, and husband Aaron of California; seven grandchildren, Kassie and Kaitlyn Ashley, Bryce and Kaylee Menhennet and Stephanie, Cassidy and Morgan Twenter; her brother, David Snodgrass, and wife Dawn of North Carolina; and her mother, Jane Cobleigh of California. Belinda was preceded in death by her father, Dean Snodgrass; step-father, Jack Cobleigh; and infant brother James Elton Snodgrass. Visitation was held Sunday, October 3, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service. Funeral Services was held on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at California First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jeremy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Hickman Cemetery near Clarksburg. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or St Jude's. Online condolences may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.