Ashley N. Shelton

March 30, 2019

Ashley N. Shelton, 27, of Lafayette, Ind., died March 30, 2019.  She was born December 22, 1991 in Frankfort, Ind., to Timothy Shelton and Connie (Remaly) Robbins.

Ashley was a 2010 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She was a U.S. Army E4, worked as an 88M motor transport operator and was a door gunner.  She served from June 30, 2010 until April 14, 2018, and served in Afghanistan as part of her 3-year duty overseas.  Ashley was a loving and dedicated mother to Ben and loved doing crafts and assisting him to succeed.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service with Military Honors will be 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survived by:

son: Ben Shelton of Frankfort, mother: Connie Robbins of Frankfort, father: Timothy Shelton of Lafayette, sister: Madison (Jose) Balero of Frankfort, niece: Adalynn Balero and nephew: Samuel Balero, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Preceded by:

In addition to grandparents, she was preceded in death by an uncle, Dan Remaly, and 2 aunts, Lisa Remaly and Patty Skinner.


Leave your Condolences

39 Condolences for “Ashley N. Shelton”

  1. Joyce Jacobs April 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Connie & Madison. I have such fond memories of Ashley at the Y she was such a sweet girl and awesome mom.
    Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers.

    • Shady and Connie April 2, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      So sorry to here about Ashley. She is at peace now and in a better place. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers Shady & connie

  2. Amber (Hill) Hickman April 2, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    We have gained an angel to watch over us. I am honored and blessed to have known you. You were truly a blessing, your gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts and soul through the eyes of Ben. May God give you eternal rest and us the strength to bear the great pain.

  3. Tammy Allen April 2, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Connie, Ron and I are so sorry to hear of the death of Ashley. We cannot begin to understand the pain your going through and we are here for you and your family. We love you, if there is anything let me know.

  4. Marty Frye April 2, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss Connie, hugs to you and your family. Love to you my Friend

  5. Veronica Ruiz April 2, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Connie and Madison I am so sorry for your loss. There is no words to ease your pain and headache. I will be praying for your family that God will comfort you in your time of grief.

  6. Jed Duckworth April 2, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    My condolences to the family. Myself along with mom and dad are sending our deepest sympathy to you. Let us know if you need anything.

  7. Trace McGarey April 3, 2019 at 6:56 am


    I was sorry to learn of your daughter’s passing. Words don’t say nearly enough in times like this but know that I am thinking of you; blessings on you right now as you do one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do and I wish you peace in the coming days as you must adjust to the change taking place in your life.

    Trace McGarey
    CPHS 1980

  8. Susie Plunkitt April 3, 2019 at 7:58 am

    So sad of this loss of life too soon. Praying for peace for your family & hoping for a great future for your son. Had hoped that you & Moeka could meet again with your boys together this time.

  9. Deb Lysko April 3, 2019 at 8:25 am


    So sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you along with my prayers.

  10. Barry Vinard April 3, 2019 at 9:36 am


    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

    Sincerest sympathy,
    Barry Vinard

  11. Tom and Joni Pearcy April 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss Connie. We will be praying for you and your family.

    Tom and Joni Pearcy

  12. Doris Jackson April 3, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Dear Connie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ashley. She was my sweet little first grader. I loved her smile and little giggle. I pray for peace for you, Connie, and your family.

    Mrs. Jackson
    Ashley’s 1st Grade Teacher

  13. Gena Carson April 3, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Connie & Ben, so sorry to hear of Ashley’s passing. Praying for you both!

  14. Susan and Larry Gates April 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Dear Connie and Ben,
    So very sorry to hear about Ashley’s death. Thinking and praying for you both during this very difficult time.

  15. Lisa Lambert Snodgrass April 3, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Connie, Maddie. and Ben,
    My deepest condolences to each of you. I cannot imagine such a loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa Lambert Snodgrass

  16. Angela Golden April 3, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express my sorrow for you and your whole family. Hold tight to young Ben and look for Ashley in him. She will be there. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything even just to talk.
    Angela Hann Golden
    CPHS 1980

  17. Candi Haughs Sutton April 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Connie I am so very very sorry to hear about Ashley. I am sending you thoughts and hugs. I pray for peace for you, Ben, Madison and your entire family. Love you dear friend.

  18. Sharon Davis April 3, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    So sorry for this young lady’s death, may God speed your grieving and may God be with her son Ben. God bless you all. She didn’t know me, I just saw her story and am praying for the family.

  19. Kay McCance April 3, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I cannot imagine what you are going through and I pray for your peace in the coming days. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Kay Poppe-McCance

  20. Reta Williams April 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Connie and Madison, I was so sorry to read of Ashley’s death. I remember Ashley throughout her years at Kyger. What a sweet little girl she was. I so admired her decision to join the military. I know that you will keep her memory alive for Ben. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Reta Williams, Kyger Elementary School

  21. Jennifer Barnett April 3, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Connie, words cannot express how my heart is bleeding for you and the entire family. You and Ashley were a huge part of my introduction to military life and for that I will always be thankful. Please know I am praying for your peace and comfort during this nightmare no mother should endure. Love always!

  22. Andree April 4, 2019 at 7:44 am

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of this amazing woman. I am so grateful for her service and the sacrifice she and her family have made so that my family can live safely every day. RIP Ashley Shelton and may God give comfort to those who love you!

  23. Bobbie Munger-Cotnoir April 4, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Sending loving thoughts and prayers. How heartbreaking to lose a loved one at such a young age. Please accept my condolences.

  24. Chad King April 4, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Just tragic I cannot express my sadness. May God Bless her surviving son and family

  25. Susan Richey April 4, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Connie, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ashley. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Lindsay Neal April 4, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Ashley was not only my neighbor for my entire childhood and most of my teen years, but I considered her a great friend. Any questions I had she would answer and was always there if I needed her. I have so many memories with her and I will miss the opportunity to make new memories in the future! I love you Ashley! Rest easy sweetheart. You’re a great girl!

  27. Regina Starnes April 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Rest in peace fellow soldier you are in Gods army now. May God wrap his arms around your family and bring them peace and comfort. Till we meet again my sister in arms.

  28. SGT Wood April 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Prayers & sincerest condolences to SPC Shelton’s son (Benjamin) & her family and friends… SGT Wood

  29. Natalie Davis April 4, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Connie and Madison you have our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

  30. Rachael April 4, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    My condolences to the family of Ashley. I have learned of her passing via a Veterans group board. I have never met Ashley and do not know her personally, but she is my Sister in Christ. “Army, a family always.”

  31. Jay April 4, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    My condolences to the family of Ashley. Although I didn’t have the privilege to know her personally she is a fellow Veteran which makes her family. As long as we continue to speak her name she will never be gone. Rest In Peace Ashley we got the watch sister.

  32. Tonya April 4, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve for your daughter, mom, friend and fellow soldier.

  33. Kathy Sanders April 5, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Connie and family,
    I can’t find the words to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of Ashley. Hold tight to the memories. You are in our prayers,
    Kathy (Huffer) Sanders,
    CPHS 1980

  34. Kari Walters (Powell) April 5, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  35. Karen Lara USN Ret. April 6, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Condolences to family and friends of this brave and courageous Veteran. Praying that your fond memories will sustain everyone through the mourning period.

  36. Samone Baker April 6, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Rest In Peace, Angel. No one knows what you had been through nor what you were going through. I hope you have found some peace. To the Family, may God watch over and keep you. May you find strength and healing. God bless.

  37. Zack T. June 9, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    I was stationed in Germany with Ashley and we became good friends as we were both from Indiana. I just now 4 years later heard what happened and my heart is broken for her son Ben and the rest of her family. She was so goofy, sweet, and caring. I would watch Harry Potter frequently with her just to kill time in the barracks. I have many wonderful memories with her. The last time I had spoken with her was in 2017 and I regret not staying in better touch. She was such an awesome person and always knew how to make you laugh! I will keep Ben and her family in my thoughts as I can’t imagine what they are still going through.

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