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Freda Spake

Freda S Spake (Scherff)

Monday, April 12th, 1937 - Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
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Freda S. Spake, 83, of Ashland, passed away, Wednesday November 25, 2020, in the University Hospital’s Samaritan Medical Center.

She was born in Ashland April 12, 1937, the daughter of the late Cloyd M. Sr. and Goldie (Mumaw) Scherff.

Freda was a homemaker, and a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Ashland. She married James L. Spake on August 14, 1954, and after 47 years of marriage, preceded her in death June 9, 2002. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and loved spending time with friends.

Freda is survived by her daughter Kathy (Kenneth) Shearer; a son Rick (Debbie) Spake, both of Ashland. Two grandchildren Sara Spake, and Destinie (Steve) Kubyako; three great-granchildren; Koby Burkepile, and Kylie and Braylan Bahr. Two sisters, Francis (George) Olsen of Vermillion, and Pam Smith of Howard.

In addition to her parents and Husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Kathryn Ray, a brother Cloyd M. Scherff Jr., and a grandson Jeremy Daniel Burkepile.

A private family visitation will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1 to 2 P.M. with a private family service at 2 P.M. in the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with the Rev. Karen Liddy officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Freda’s memory to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church; 1360 Smith Road, Ashland, OH 44805.

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    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 2:00pm
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home 313 Center St. Ashland, Ohio 44805
    Address Not Available
    Pastor Karen Liddy
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 3:00pm
    Ashland Cemetery
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    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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Shelley Clements

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My deepest sympathies to your family, on the loss of Freda. I will certainly miss having Freda as my neighbor. She was always very kind!! Shelley Clements

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In deepest sympathy and love to all family. Godspeed Aunt Freda - Love Rachel Kimbro & Family
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