Vanessa Irene Ashley, age 57, died May 26, 2022 in Vero Beach, Florida. Vanessa was born January 31, 1965 in Granitsa, Greece. She was adopted early in life by her loving parents Robert L Snyder and June (Knight) Snyder (deceased). She married John R. Ashley in 1985, later divorced. She is survived by her life partner for 22 years Robert A Crosby, her two sons Jason Ashley and Christopher Ashley and her dog Toby, the loves of her life. She is also survived by her loving brother Vincent R. Snyder (Kris), her stepmother Robbie Snyder, many nieces and nephews, and her birth mother Maria Tsigas, four Greek sisters, two Greek brothers and extended Greek and English families.
She had a zest for life and travel and made friends readily wherever she went. She served honorably in the US Air Force Reserve for many years. After completing her bachelors degree, she became a passionate social worker coordinating adoption services for children in the State of Kentucky. Vanessa was a longtime resident of Northern Kentucky and happily established family roots in the Villa Hills community where she enjoyed Cincinnati Bengals and Reds games.
She expanded her family hosting and mentoring many HS exchange students from around Europe in her home. During her cancer battle, she volunteered as the KY State Captain for Metavivor, a nonprofit that advocates for public and private research for better metastatic breast cancer treatments.
Vanessa’s private inurnment will take place on 29 July 2022 in Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves, Ohio. A Celebration of Life will take place on 30 July at 1200 at the Harrison Avenue Assembly of God, Harrison Ohio, 45030. Donations in her name, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Metavivor.
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