William "Bill" L. Aten age 92 of Ashland, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Skilled Nursing Center.
Born in Ashland on December 15, 1927, the son of Samuel and Alma Rhea (Smeltzer) Aten, he was an Ashland County Resident all of his life.
Mr. Aten was a member of the Ashland High School Class of 1946. He was a farmer who raised crops and beef. He was also employed with and retired from Hydromatic Pump in Ashland. After his retirement he was employed at Home Hardware for many years.
On June 3, 1950, Bill was married to Mary L. Steward, who preceded him in death on August 17, 2020.
Survivors include one son, James "Jim" Aten of Ashland. Three grandchildren also survive: Stephanie Pooler of Virginia, Derrick Aten of Ashland and Michael (Sinclair) Aten of Loudonville.
In addition to his wife, Mary, Bill is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Samuel in 2007.
Bill was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland and was Head Usher for 40 years. He was also a member of the Ashland Masonic Lodge 151, and joined in 1974. Other memberships include the Ashland County Yesteryear Machinery Club. His prized procession was his Model A John Deere Tractor. Bill also enjoyed playing euchre and being around his family and friends.
A private family service will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Snyder officiating. This service will be livestreamed on Facebook. http://ashlandchristumc.org/worship-service/
A DRIVE THROUGH visitation will be held at under the portico at Christ United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 9:30 am until 10:30 am.. It is asked that folks enter the Parking Lot at the Christ United Methodist Church from Claremont Avenue and exit onto Broad Street. In an effort to keep visitors safe PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR VEHICLE. The family will be present on the sideway and will be able to speak to you while you remain in your vehicle.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in Bill's name to the Christ United Methodist Church, 1140 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805 or Ashland County Yesteryear Machinery Club, 407 Co. Rd. 2000, Jeromesville, Ohio 44840
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