Doris-Jean Ashman, 93, worked at Summit Medical Center, avid Girl Scout volunteer, enjoyed square dancing

By on March 15, 2017

Doris-Jean Ashman, 93, of Juniper Village, Mount Joy, and longtime resident of Lancaster, and Summit, N.J., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Doris-Jean was born in Newark, N.J., to the late Philip John Sievering and Neva Sarah (Crosselmier) Sievering. Doris-Jean’s husband of 64 years, Alfred “Al” Owen Ashman Jr., died in 2011.

Doris-Jean, affectionately also known as “DJ” and “Dottie,” graduated from Bucknell University in 1945 and ran the Summit Medical Center’s blood work lab for a short while. A homemaker and care-taker for most of her adult life, Doris-Jean was an avid Girl Scout leader, regional coordinator, and cookie sale chairperson for Essex County, N.J. She and her husband were avid birdwatchers; and loved participating in sports, especially tennis, golf, skiing, swimming, sailing, and camping. They square danced their way across the country at the Challenge Level.

Doris-Jean is survived by three daughters: Dorothy Ashman of Bloomsburg; Linda, wife of Ernie Burkhart, of Eldersburg, Md.; and Virginia, wife of Michael Walsh, of Severna Park, Md.; as well as five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister: Barbara Claire Coleman; and a brother: Philip J. Sievering Jr.

Services were held March 11 at Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home, Lititz. Interment took place at Towamensing Cemetery, Palmerton.

To place a condolence online, visit Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, assisted Doris-Jean’s’ family with the arrangements.

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