Ashley, Maxine Corinne Herr; age 92; of Ypsilanti, formerly of Pontiac; passed away January 8, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Born August 1, 1922 in Pontiac, she was the daughter of George H. and Lula B. (Hill) Herr. On June 20, 1942 she married Merrell Ernest Ashley in Pontiac. She worked as an operator for Bell Telephone prior to her marriage. During World War II she worked for GMC Truck and Coach. Maxine loved to cook, garden and read. She loved her dogs and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Merrellyn Lee and her husband Jim; two grandchildren, Michael Lee and wife Eileen and Anna Reistrom and husband Chad, as well as six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Merrell E. Ashley and two brothers George and Herbert Herr. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Carpenter Rd. Chapel, 2400 Carpenter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Please visit to sign the guestbook and leave a memory.Published in Daily Tribune on Jan. 10, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 10 "My deepest sympathy for your loss. Please find comfort in the..." "PSALMS 90:10 Says that the life span of man will be 70 years,..."- The Powell's"I am so sorry about your great loss... My deepest sympathy..."- B.D. "We always enjoyed seeing your mom. Sorry for your loss."- Judy Dombrowski"I'm sorry for your lost Merrellyn. Your mom is very sweet and..."- Kathleen Rubio Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Maxine Ashley Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Maxine Ashley Add a photo +