April (Bingham) Ashby

July 30, 1940 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 79)


Ms. April Bingham Edwards Ashby, 79, of Lake Waccamaw, NC passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Premier Living.  She was born July 30, 1940, the daughter of the late Arthur F. Bingham and Muriel Alice Waddell Bingham. April was raised in Manson, IA by her parents, Don and Muriel Vetter.

She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa and her Master's Degree from the Iowa State  University.   April loved children and taught in the Public School System for many years.  In her younger years she was a professional actress and singer, her theatrical talents were stellar.  April's love for the theater and performing continued throughout her life as she shared her talents through directing high school drama,  Summer Children's Theater and performing with the Manson Meridian Singers, Comedian Musical Players, Choral Society and her Church Choir.

She is survived by her daughter, Lia Morlan and husband, Carl Bell of Whiteville; two sisters, Donna Buelt of Coon Rapids, MN, Jo Vetter and husband, Mark Drusch of Manson, IA; grandchildren, Seth Morlan and wife, Emily of Elizabethton, TN, Spencer Morlan and fiancé, Genevieve Brady of Orwigsburg, PA; great grandchild, Everly Morlan; nieces, Dawn Veliquette and Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch; nephew, Anton Buelt and wife, Jenny.

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