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Frances W. Slocum

March 6, 1924 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 94)

Frances W. Slocum 94 of Oberlin passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 9 2018.  Frances was born March 6 1924 in Washington, D.C.  She was a graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory as a concert pianist where she taught there for 15 years retiring in 1991.  Frances was a member of First Church of Oberlin, National Assc. of African American Musicians, N.A.A.C.P.  She volunteered at the Cleveland Clinic & Salvation Army.  Frances enjoyed cooking, reading and travel...  She is survived by her son George Jeffrey (Karen Schaefer) Slocum of Oberlin, granddaughter Amber Poirier Aller of Bardstown, Ky., 2 great grandaughters Isabella F. Aller of Bardstown, Ky., & Catherine J. Bunch also of Bardstown, Ky. brother Dr. George T. Walker of Montclair, N.J.  She was preceded in death by her husband Henry C. Slocum Jr. and parents Dr. George T. and Rosa Walker.  There will be a private family graveside service in Westwood Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made to

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