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Frances Elizabeth Vashon

September 6, 1952 — October 25, 2020

Frances Elizabeth Vashon (nee Colton), 68, passed away on October 25, 2020, Miami Township, Ohio. She passed quietly in her sleep after a long illness. Beloved wife of Robert Vashon, devoted mother of Ian Robert Vashon (Fiancé Sasha Dover) & Elizabeth Irene Vashon (Husband Steven Schmidt), beloved daughter of the late Elizabeth (nee Pratt) & Francis “Red” Colton of Waterville, Maine, dear sister of the late Campbell Colton.

Mrs. Vashon Graduated from Waterville high school in 1970. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Maine in 1974 and completed her research for an MA in Communication from Cornell University in 1978.

After moving to Cincinnati in 1978 Mrs. Vashon was a reporter and weekly columnist for the Press Community Newspapers, covering the local news for the Delhi Press and the Price Hills Press. She taught basic Math at the Cincinnati Job Corp, and volunteered as a docent at the Cincinnati Zoo. Friends are invited to greet the family Fri., June 18, 6 PM until the time of memorial celebration of life at 7 PM at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami Ave., Cleves, OH 45002. For those who can't attend, please use the following link to view the memorial celebration of life. . In lieu of flowers, please consider Memorials to Hospice of Cincinnati, ASPCA or any environmental activist group, c/o the funeral home.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dennis George Funeral Home

44 S Miami Ave, Cleves, OH 45002

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