Rosalie Ashcraft, 1927-2016

Rosalie Hinshaw Ashcraft, 88, of Springdale, passed away April 10, 2016. Rosalie was born April 21, 1927, in Climax, North Carolina, to Simeon Ezra Hinshaw and Treva Dawson Hinshaw. She was united in marriage to the Rev. Charles G. Ashcraft for over 65 years. Rosalie taught elementary school for 25 years. She was also very active in the United Methodist Church as her husband pastored congregations throughout the state. Most recently, Rosalie was a member of the First United Methodist Church Springdale. She loved to sew and knit, dote on her grandchildren, and sing in the church choir wherever Charles was pastor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Max Hinshaw, Edward Hinshaw, Jim Hinshaw and Jack Hinshaw; and a sister, Donavie Allen of North Carolina. She is survived by her husband, Charles; two sons, Charles “Gary” Ashcraft II and his wife, Deedra, of Springdale, and their two children, Sarah and Walker; and Thomas “Mark” Ashcraft and his wife, Tammy, of Maricopa, Arizona, and their children, Salane, Stacy and Sam; and one brother, Clay Hinshaw of North Carolina.

Memorial services were held Monday, April 18, at First UMC Springdale, and Tuesday, April 19, at First UMC England, Arkansas, with the Revs. Audie Long and Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment followed at Mulberry Cemetery in England.