Memorial information for Ashley Stout, who died in a cross-country schooling accident on Thursday, has been released. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College, Pa.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 867 Grays Woods Boulevard, State College, Pa. with the Reverend Charles M. Amershek, Jr. officiating. In honor of Ashley, all fellow riders are encouraged to wear formal competition attire (sans helmet) to the services.
The USEA Area II Young Rider program is promoting the use of the hashtag #ride4Ashley in her memory. Riders at the upcoming North American Youth Championships will be wearing lapel ribbons imprinted with #ride4Ashley and she will be remembered during the Welcome Ceremony.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Area II Young Riders Program by visiting www.usea2.net/departments/young-riders.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College, Pa. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com
Born on January 15, 2006, in State College, Ashley was the daughter of Craig and Susan D. Moscone Stout of Port Matilda.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Alex C. Stout of Port Matilda, her paternal grandparents, Cyrus (deceased) & Kathleen Stout, of Scranton, Pa; maternal grandparents, Ken & Kitty Moscone, of Sarasota, Fla. In addition, Ashley has a paternal sibling, Ty Cerino of Wilmington, N.C., and many aunts & uncles she loved dearly; Jan Moscone, Kim and Jim Kramer, Kelly and Mike Radzicki, Chris and Tammy Stout, Charlie and Sarah Stout, Karen and Joe Beveridge, Brian and Kathy Noviskis, Kenny and Sheila Moscone, and too many cousins to list.
Ashley's full obituary is available here.
More information about Ashley's riding accomplishments can be found here.
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