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Valerie Rae Nichole Grady

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640

(p) 740-286-2010 (f) 740-286-5640

Valerie Rae Nichole Grady was born September 12th, 1977, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Leonard H. and Joyce (Kirksey) Frueh. She passed away in her sleep at her home on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, at the age of 44.

She is survived by her mother, Joyce Frueh; loving girlfriend, Stacie Simerson; sisters, Karen Ballinger and Tameron (Mike) Demeter; step-daughters, Andrea and Jamie Schomer; grandbaby, Liam Miller; nieces, Myranda (Twain) Franklin, Stevie Ballinger, Lily and Ella Demeter, and Mila Ballinger; nephews, Jake (Katie) Ballinger, Liam and Ayden Franklin; life-long friends, Kristy Harper, Jackie Ortega, and Robin Chimera; and last but certainly not least, her dogs, Tanner and Lola.

Valerie was preceded in death by her father, Leonard H. Frueh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Columbus Humane Society.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please check back for details.

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