Ashley Marie Harter

October 1, 1985 - March 25, 2017

10/01/1985 - 03/25/2017


Ashley Marie Harter, 31, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Marion County, W.Va., as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Ashley was born October 1, 1985, a daughter of Terri (Harter) Neeley of Monaca, Pa, and the late William G. Milligan. She was a graduate of Wheeling Park High School; attended West Virginia Northern Community College; and received her EMT certification from California University of Pennsylvania. She was employed as a motorman for Contura Energy, Cumberland Mine, Waynesburg, Pa.; and was a member of the U.M.W.A.

Ashley loved to travel, play basketball, and ride four wheelers and go carts. She also enjoyed archery, fishing, shopping, and admiring her many shoes. She was a girl who loved the outdoors, but didn’t always like to get dirty.

In addition to her father, Ashley was preceded in death by an aunt, Tori Williams. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Aryoniah McKenzie “Auna” Parks; her significant other, Andrew Taylor of Wileyville, W.Va.; a sister, Autumn Harter of Beaver Falls, Pa.; grandparents, Gary and Vicki Harter of Wheeling; grandmother, Barbara Fink of Rochester, Pa.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Friday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, April 1, 2017, with Pastor Larry Lewis officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made to a fund to assist Ashley’s daughter, Auna, with future college expenses (click here), or the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (click here). To make a contribution, please visit Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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B. J. Hylton
6 years ago

I want to send my sincere condolences to your family for the loss of Ashley. Losing someone so young in death brings so much pain and heartache. That’s why I want to share a comforting scripture with you, it is found at Isaiah 41:10, 13. This beautiful scripture shows the love our Heavenly Father, Jehovah God has for each of us by saying, he will take you by the right hand saying, do not be afraid for I am with you. What comforting words of hope to help you though this difficult time.

Maryellen Pallow
6 years ago

May there be a heavenly welcoming party in your honor Ashley. Aryoniah~~you stole my heart a couple of years ago when I met you and that same heart breaks for you. My condolences to you and your family.

Aunt Patty
6 years ago

How much fun you had with Dad and your brother. You would always win the match in what ever you would get into.

6 years ago


Jolene mestrovic
6 years ago

I am sorry for yor loss. Prayers for fa.ily and friends.

Amy Grier
6 years ago

I only met her once,but Autumn you I could tell how much she loves you… I’m so sorry Autumn and Terri.

Shayla Moore
6 years ago

This is so very sad, my heart shatters for this family and all her loved ones. 🙁 god bless you all

6 years ago

Sorry for your loss .Hugs and prayers for her family

Sharon Burkhalter
6 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss Terri, there are no words that can comfort a mothers loss of her child. Hugs to you.

Cory Violet
6 years ago

Not even sure where to start. We lost touch after High School, But I remember all the fun we used to have. Hanging out with your Sister in Wheeling Station or Hanging out at your Grandparents House on the Island. My Sister and Your Aunt Tori even lived together at one point many years ago. Really can’t believe you’re gone. Hard to accept it. My Condolences and Thoughts go to your Daughter and Family.