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FRANCES MARSHALL LASH Cedar Rapids On Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, Frances Marshall Lash, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt peacefully passed surrounded by family at the age of 94. Frances Marshall Lash was born Aug. 27, 1926, to Verne and Frances Fiske Marshall. After attending McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids, Frances attended the University of Iowa from 1944 to 1947, where she tempted fate with a blind date and won. Devoted husband Don Lash, the love of her life, was the father of her two children, Douglas Lash and Virginia Lash Fuller. She also attended Creighton University from 1947 to 1948 while husband, Don, pursued his dental degree. An avid music lover, and accomplished pianist, Frances played the organ at the First Congregational Church from 1962 to 1976 and remained a devout member of the church until death. Frances was preceded in death by her father, Verne Marshall; her mother, Frances Fiske Marshall; stepmother, Clementine Robichaux Marshall; her husband, Dr. Donald R. Lash; daughter, Virginia Lash Fuller; son, Douglas Lash; sisters, Barbara Hoffman, Patricia Sheehy, Jeanne Byers and Mari Plain; and her brother, John Marshall. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jennifer Green; daughter-in-law, Susan Lash; granddaughters, Rebecca (Mark) Rabick, Sarah (Joe) Centineo and Laura (Jim Flahive); stepgrandchildren, Tyler Green, Laurel Green and Michael Bird; great-grandchildren, Connor and Elizabeth Flahive, and Josh and Nathaniel Centineo; and Brazilian AFS son, Luiz Fernando de Queiroz (Elin). In keeping with Frances' loving and generous spirit, she decided to donate her body to science in hopes others might benefit. Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of her community, she asked that there be no memorial service. A memorial stone will be placed in Oak Hills Cemetery on Mount Vernon Road in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Memorial donations may be made in Frances Marshall Lash's name to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for the Marshall Journalism Incentive Fund, 324 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

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