Ashley Y. James (aka Seraine Newman), 77, passed away Sept. 29, 2019. She was a resident of Mayfield Heights for four years, formerly residing in South Euclid.

Born on March 8, 1942, in Cleveland, Ashley graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1960. She went on to work as an office manager in a real estate office.

Ashley loved animals and astrology. She will be remembered most as an eccentric, passionate, caring and social woman who accepted everyone.

She will dearly be missed.

Ashley was the loving mother of Bret (Karen) Jordan and Todd (Stephanie) Bluffestone; and grandmother of Hannah and Luke Jordan (deceased), Cory Cameron and Kevin Bluffestone.

Family will receive friends and celebrate the life of Ashley from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the DeJohn Funeral Home & Celebration Center, 12811 Chillicothe Road (State Route 306, just south of Mayfield Road) in Chester Township. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory.

Contributions may be made in loving memory of Ashley to Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, OH 44072, or the Gathering Place, 23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, OH 44122.