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July 14 | Visitation

Tuesday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home

July 14 | Memorial Service

Celebrating Frances and Carl, Tuesday 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Newport


Frances Adella (Jones) Vagedes

July 18, 1927 - July 9, 2020

Frances Adella (Jones) Vagedes,

Age 92, of St. Rt. 47, Houston, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at her residence Thursday evening, July 9, 2020. She was born July 18, 1927, in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Daniel “Boone” & Florence (Johnson) Jones. On September 22, 1952, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Newport, Frances married Carl “Spitz” L. Vagedes who preceded her in death on May 4, 2020. She was also preceded in death by her step father, Orville Gorman and a son, Timothy Vagedes. Surviving is one daughter, Teresa & Donnie Reck of Houston; four grandchildren: Becky & Jared Clark, Ginger Reck & Eric Henderson, Jesse & Dani Reck and Cory & Aly Reck as well as great-grandchildren: Chelsie, Cayson, Jaelynne, Juellynne, Tom, Lexa, Lacy, Ayden, Paige, Teddy, Adella, Carson, Colton and Cruze Carl.

Frances was a 1945 graduate of Piqua Catholic High School. Following graduation, Frances worked for the City of Piqua as a bookkeeper in the finance office; she was also secretary to the city manager. Before long, a new life direction took hold as homemaker and farmwife. She was passionately dedicated to her husband Carl, their family and the family farm. In later years, Frances & Carl took on the role of foster grandparents with open hearts and open arms.

Frances was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, gardening, taking care of babies and hosting card club parties.

Mass of Christian Burial for Frances will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Newport with rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Recently deceased Carl “Spitz” Vagedes will also be remembered at this Mass. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to Wilson Health Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association of Miami County or charities of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at


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