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Kathy Renae Ashpaugh

May 8, 1964 – Feb. 11, 2022

Kathy Renae Ashpaugh, 57, of Cicero, Ind., passed away on Fri., Feb. 11, 2022 at Riverview Health in Noblesville, Ind.

She was born in Kokomo, Ind., on May 8, 1964 as the first-born child and only daughter of Terry Shrock and Jean Brown Barnhart.

Mrs. Ashpaugh graduated from Taylor High School Kokomo in 1982, and in 1984 from Ivy Tech with an Associates degree. She married Bruce, the love of her life, on June 11, 1988. She was a loan processing agent with Irwin/Freedom Mortgage for nearly 30 years.

Mrs. Ashpaugh was a lifetime member of the National Corvette Museum, and a member of The Bowling Green Assembly Corvette Club, both in Bowling Green, KY.

She loved driving her Corvette, and attending multiple auto racing events nationwide, including Corvette Racing and Petit LeMans, the Indianapolis 500, and NHRA Nationals. She loved all animals and faithfully supported many animal charities, both locally and nationally. Mrs. Ashpaugh was an extremely talented amateur photographer, sharing her pictures with her many groups and colleagues in both the Corvette and Cadillac XLR worlds. She traveled in her Corvette multiple times to her favorite places: the Indiana State Fair, the Corvette Museum, and The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 34 years, Bruce Aspaugh; her mother, Jean Barnhart; father, Terry Shrock; brothers Ryan (Joan) Shrock and Brad Barnhart; brothers-in-law Brian (Kris) Ashpaugh and David (Donna) Ashpaugh; nieces Cheyenne Shrock and Reagan Ashpaugh; her friend of 51 years that introduced Kathy & Bruce, Meschelle Sahli Dolak of Ft Myers, Fla.; as well as her many friends world-wide that shared her love of Corvettes.

Mrs. Ashpaugh was preceded in death by her step-father, William “Barney” Barnhart.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 19, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville. Services are scheduled to be held at 7 p.m., with Brian Ashpaugh officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society for Hamilton County, 10501 Hague Road, Fishers, Ind. 46038 (www.hamiltonhumane.com); or Kokomo Humane Society, 729 E. Hoeffer Street, Kokomo, Ind. 46902 (www.kokomohumane.org); or the Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (www.corvettemuseum.org). Condolences can be made online at www.randallroberts.com.