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Raymond R., Sr. Ashcraft, 82

 Former Warsaw resident Raymond R. Ashcraft, Sr. died Saturday, December 26, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. He was 82.
Mr. Ashcraft graduated from Berea College before attending Chase College of Law. He was a member of the Ohio and Kentucky Bar Association.
He was a Kentucky Colonel, a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the American Planning Association, Tadmor Masonic Lodge #108, the Florence Board of Adjustments and the Warsaw Christian Church.
As an attorney, he was Senior Counsel for Cincinnati Gas and Electric (now Duke Energy) for 37 years.
He is survived by his wife, Vista Casada Ashcraft of Union; one son, Rusty Ashcraft, Jr. of Frankfort; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Thelma Ashcraft; and one daughter, Janet Renee Ashcraft Phelps.
A private graveside service was held.
Linnemann Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Center in Erlanger handled the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Berea College Fund in care of Berea College, CPO 2216, Berea, KY 40404

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