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Shelley Colbert

Shelley Colbert

Shelley Colbert

Shelley Colbert of Yellow Springs died Thursday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at Hospice of Dayton, surrounded by her family and close friends. She had been at Hospice since last Friday, and her family —  sons Ben and Spencer Beggs of New York City, siblings Michele, Kim and Tod Colbert and mother Rita — had been with her since then, along with visits from Yellow Springs friends.

Shelley grew up in the village, the daughter of Rita and Chuck Colbert. She was a longtime provider of childcare for Yellow Springs children. In February 2009 she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, and she fought a valiant fight against cancer since that time. She will be missed by her family, by her many friends and by her dog, Jimmy Watson.

A memorial service for Shelley will be held Sunday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Antioch College amphitheater. Villagers are encouraged to come share their memories of Shelley, dress informally, bring their dancing shoes and, of course, bring their dogs.


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