Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

Since 1905, The Busch Family has had a strong commitment to the families and communities we serve. Now in or fourth generation of family ownership we continue to be the most preferred for funeral, burial and cremation services. Many funeral homes advertise cremation services, but that does not mean they provide crematory services on site. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services has an on premises crematory and have certified staff that personally manage the entire cremation process. Our Care Center provides 24/7 care for your loved one assuring you your loved one never leaves our care. Our dedicated professionals provide families with a greater level of care, comfort and accountability.

Our staff is courteous and sympathetic ...Our facilities are comfortable and spotless...our services are handled with dignity and respect. We provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that particular service.

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in us.

Respectfully,
James H. Busch and J. Mark Busch
4th Generation Funeral Directors


Our Obituaries

Betty (nee Hatt) McCully

November 12, 1925 - November 17, 2017

Betty Jean (Hatt) McCully, 92, resident of Wesleyan Village of Elyria, died Friday at Cleveland Metro Health Center surrounded by her family. Born in Owosso, MI on November 12, 1925, she is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Arlo A. McCully, an infant daughter Sandra Jean McCully, two grandchildren, her parents, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by 6 children: Judith...
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Vera (nee Petroff) Beard

December 24, 1927 - November 17, 2017

Vera H. Beard (nee Petroff), age 89, of Elyria, passed away peacefully at Ames Family Hospice House on Friday, November 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Vera was born in Lorain on December 24, 1927 and moved to Elyria in 1946, where she resided until 2017. Mrs. Beard was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Elyria. She was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose,...
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Catherine (nee Llewellyn) Broman

February 3, 1915 - November 15, 2017

Catherine Broman (nee Llewellyn), 102, of Elyria and formerly of Port Vue, PA passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She was born February 3, 1915 in McKeesport, PA. Catherine was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elyria for 47 years. At one time she served as assistant organist and choir accompanist, sang in the choir, and served on several committees. ...
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Ruby (nee Hull) Decker

July 16, 1922 - October 17, 2017

Ruby Sunshine (nee Hull) Decker was accepted into her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ's arms on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 on the 20th anniversary of her son's death. She was born on July 16, 1922 in Alva, Oklahoma to Walter Vernon and Myrtle (Blunk) Hull. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Charles W. Decker in 2004; her beloved son, Douglas W. Decker in 1997; her dear...
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Robert "Bob" Sheldon

May 10, 1930 - October 3, 2017

Bob was 87. Graduate of Wellington HS. Staff Sergeant in Air Force during Korean War & retired from NASA after 32 yrs. Taught Apprentice Classes in drafting & safety. AMA certified instructor in CPR. Member of Grace Lutheran Church, Elyria; church bowling team, seniors bowling team, & NASA golf league. Enjoyed travel, cruises, & family. Survived by his wife of 62 years Jean (nee Hecock);...
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Irene Lawrence

July 4, 1928 - September 25, 2017

Irene Lawrence (nee Pappas), 89, of Elyria, passed away in her sleep on Monday, September 25, 2017, of natural causes. She was born in Adena, OH on July 4, 1928. She moved to Elyria in 1960 and worked in the laundry department at Elyria Memorial Hospital. There, Irene met her future husband of 50 years, James (Jim) G. Lawrence. Years later, she worked as a cashier, manager and book keeper for...
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Rick J. Rainey

October 7, 1961 - September 7, 2017

Rick J. Rainey, age 55, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 due to injuries sustained in an accident. He was born on October 7, 1961 in Elyria. Rick attended Elyria High School, and he enjoyed riding ATV's, cooking, working on vehicles, and attending family functions. He was a master carpenter and all around handyman, able to skillfully fix virtually anything in need of repair...
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Rhoda (nee Hendricks) Bordeaux

June 6, 1948 - September 1, 2017

Rhoda F. Bordeaux (nee Hendricks), 69, of Saginaw, MI and formerly of Elyria passed away at home on Friday, September 1, 2017. She was born June 6, 1948 in Elyria. Rhoda was an artist and enjoyed painting, stained glass, and cooking. She loved animals, especially horses and dogs and time spent with her family. Mrs. Bordeaux is survived by her sons Daniel Snyder (Minnie) of Harker Heights,...
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Diann (nee Henderson) Grimes

June 21, 1955 - August 30, 2017

Diann Lynn Grimes (nee Henderson), 62, of LaGrange and formerly of Elyria died at home on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 surrounded by her family after a hard-fought short illness. She was born June 21, 1955 in Lorain. Diann graduated from Elyria High School. She was employed for many years as a dispatcher for Comcast (formerly Continental Cablevision and Media One), a school librarian in Elyria...
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Vicki L Hill

May 25, 1959 - August 28, 2017

Vicki L. Hill, 58, of Elyria passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 28, 2017. She was born May 25, 1959 in Oberlin, Ohio. Vicki graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1977 and was a member of the marching band. She was employed with Comprehensive Logistics as a Materials Technician with many years of service. As a youth, she was raised in Second Baptist Church, where she attended Sunday...
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Bobbie "Bob" True

October 18, 1939 - August 18, 2017

Bob True, 77, of Washington Court House, OH, formerly of Elyria. It is with great sadness that the family of Bobbie E. True announces his passing on August 18, 2017. He will be forever remembered by his wife of 55 years, Deanna & his children Teresa (Dennis) Murphy, Tina (Fred) Tolson, Terry (Jennifer) True & Tonya (Bob) Wilson. He will be lovingly remembered by his 9 grandchildren, 10 great...
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Joseph David Eisenberg

October 29, 1928 - August 13, 2017

Joseph David Eisenberg, 88, died at O'Neill Healthcare Bay Village Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and the only child of Harry and Ester (nee Slovan) Eisenberg. He is survived by three daughters Zeva Caneli (Michael) of Pittsburgh, PA, Alisa Gattin (David) of Oldsmar, FL, and Leora Barnell-Weber (Rebecca) of Oakland, CA; grandchildren Shoshana, Zachary, Elijah,...
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Devon Tousel

January 5, 1996 - August 10, 2017

Devon Tousel, 21, of Grafton passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Jackson, TN. He was born January 5, 1996 in Elyria. Devon was a graduate of Midview High School, Class of 2014. He worked at Dewey Furniture and Green Circle Growers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, outdoors, car racing, dirt bikes and his dog Sparky. He is survived by his mother Amy Cather (Donnie) of Grafton;...
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Judith (nee Krugman) Wallhead

December 20, 1939 - August 5, 2017

Graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1957. Worked at Wilmot Printing, B.J.'s Coffee Shop in Elyria, & Discount Drug Mart in Oberlin. Served our community & met many people through her jobs. Member of the First United Methodist Church in Elyria where she & her husband were married in 1958 & VFW Post #1079 Ladies Auxiliary. Her pastimes were crafts & crocheting. Survived by her husband...
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Zandra "Gug" Gut

May 21, 2014 - August 1, 2017

Zandra attended Henrietta United Methodist Church with her Memaw. A very smart, independent little girl who loved learning, playing dress up, & playing doctor. She loved giving her family "check-ups". Survived by her mother Maggie Blair, father Nicholas R. Gut; sister Brianna Whitmore; paternal grandparents Jack & Rebecca Gute; maternal grandparents Curtis & Robin Zimberlin (Whitmore);...
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Darl Hendricks

March 25, 1923 - July 24, 2017

Graduated from Spencer High School, Class of 1940. He served his country in the US Navy. Employed at GM Fisher Guide Plant, retiring in 1985 after 22 yrs of service. Member of Washington Ave UCC in Elyria, UAW Local of Elyria, & Lor Co Steer Club. Enjoyed the 70 acre family farm in Pittsfield & gardening. Survived by his wife Doris "Dorie"; daughter Sharon (Mark) Emery; sons Timothy (Lorna),...
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Richard D. Hill, Sr.

April 26, 1932 - July 19, 2017

Richard D. Hill, Sr., 85, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 following a lengthy illness. He was born April 26, 1932 in North Baltimore, Ohio. Before graduating from Findlay High School in 1950, "Dick" Hill was named to the football First Team All-Ohio as a running back. Richard is a U.S. Army veteran, serving our country from 1952-54. He was a Master Sergeant during the Korean...
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Vivian R. Kalo

June 22, 1924 - July 16, 2017

Vivian R. Kalo, 93, of Elyria passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her residence under the care of New Life Hospice. She was born June 22, 1924 in Elyria. Vivian was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved anything family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. Mrs. Kalo is survived by her children Joseph A. (Judy, deceased) and Daniel (Judy) of Elyria, Laura ...
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Jackie Lee "Porky" Summers

January 30, 1946 - July 16, 2017

Jackie Lee "Porky" Summers, 71, of Lorain, formerly of Elyria, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Oak Hill Nursing Home in Lorain, following a long illness. Jackie was born on January 30, 1946 in Parkersburg, WV, and graduated from Calhoun County High School in Calhoun, WV. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Vietnam from 1965-1966. Jackie worked at the Bar Mill, U.S. Steel, Kobe,...
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Joanne (nee Anney) Langford

March 21, 1942 - July 14, 2017

Joanne M. Langford (nee Anney), age 75, of Elyria, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. She was born March 21, 1942 in Oberlin, Ohio. Joanne enjoyed playing Bingo, gambling at casinos, crocheting, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She is survived by companion Roy King; children Ronda Cushing of Sheffield Lake, Christy Rogaski of Elyria, Dianna (Michael) Mitchell of Lorain,...
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Robert W. Stewart, Sr.

December 17, 1923 - July 13, 2017

Navy Seal/ WWII, Bronze Star medal. Dairy farmer, received many awards for herd production. Served on LaGrange Board of Public Affairs & Farmers Co-Op. Enjoyed gardening & his family. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Donna (nee Nichols); daughter Nancy Seabold; sons Robert Jr., Barry (Tina), Tim (Patty), and Thomas (Sue) of Florida; grandchildren Todd, Tracy, Kristi, Joshua, Jason, Jared, Chad,...
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Bettie (nee Coats) Hill

February 27, 1945 - July 7, 2017

Bettie J. (Coats) Hill, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Friday July 7, 2017. Her loving husband, Leonard C. Hill Jr. was by her side. Mrs. Hill was born February 27, 1945, in Mobile, Alabama and moved to Elyria, Ohio in 1963 to attend Kent State University. Mrs. Hill accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age, and became a member of Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis, AL. ...
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Louise (nee Kimmich) Reinhardt

January 8, 1920 - June 23, 2017

Graduated from Schenley High School in Pittsburgh, Class of 1938; attended Business College. Member of the First Congregational Church of Elyria for 50 years, VFW Post 1079 Auxiliary, Supreme Cauldron of Daughters of Mokanna, and Mother's Club of DeMolay. She also enjoyed casino gambling in Las Vegas and playing bingo at Life Care. Survived by her son Robert J. Reinhardt of Elyria. Preceded...
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Ernest B. Thomas

June 4, 1941 - May 25, 2017

Ernest B. (Thomasko) Thomas, 75, of Grafton and formerly of Medina, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Ames Hospice House in Westlake following a lengthy illness. He was born June 4, 1941 in Elyria and was raised in Grafton. Ernest was known as "Ernie", "Junior", and "Tom". He was a graduate of LaGrange High School, Class of 1959. He proudly served his country in the United States Air...
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Floyd Larkins

September 11, 1935 - May 24, 2017

Floyd Larkins, 81, of Elyria, OH; beloved father, companion, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away on May 24, 2017. His remarkable life included military service in both the Navy and the Army, Union Representative, and community activist and organizer. Floyd graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1953. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted into the Naval...
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Wilma (nee Jordan) Barkley

March 24, 1932 - May 24, 2017

Resident of Elyria and formerly of Winterhaven, FL.She was born in Huntsville, WV. Wilma enjoyed traveling, going to flea markets, listening to country music, and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Barkley is survived by her brother Robert Jordan (Margaret) of Elyria; 4 nieces, 2 nephews, 10 great-nieces, 7 great-nephews and 1 great-great-niece; aunt Iantha Miller of Terra Alta, WV. ...
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Marjorie Ellen Waldorf Squire

April 20, 1941 - May 22, 2017

Marjorie Ellen Waldorf Squire, 76, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 following an extended illness. She was born on April 20, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. Marj graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Des Moines, Iowa in 1959 and studied at Drake University. She married Warren Earl Squire on August 4, 1962. Marj and Warren enjoyed living in Salzburg, Austria for a year before settling in Elyria, Ohio...
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Jack Coates, Sr.

November 27, 1927 - May 8, 2017

Jack Coates, Sr., 89, of Elyria passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at New Life Hospice Center, Lorain following a lengthy illness. He was born November 27, 1927 in Shawnee, Ohio. Jack graduated from Shawnee High School, Class of 1945, where he was a star basketball player. In 1950, Jack was the founder of Coates Bros. Roofing of Elyria and retired in 1990. He was a member of the Elyria Masonic...
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Charlotte (nee LeMaster) Vincent

July 12, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Charlotte L. Vincent (nee LeMaster), 74, of Ohio and formerly of Largo, FL, passed peacefully Monday, April 24, 2017 surrounded by her family following a four month illness. She was born July 12, 1942 in Lorain, Ohio. Charlotte attended Elyria High School and was raised in the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and was employed for many years as a waitress at D&N...
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Vlasta "Val" Fugitt

December 23, 1919 - April 18, 2017

Farmer & homemaker on family 136 acre dairy farm. Attended Elyria High School & Huntington United Church. Val & her husband wintered in Florida & loved to travel. Loved adventure, went parasailing and whitewater rafting in her 80s. Survived by her son Richard "Dick" Fugitt (Mary); daughters Millie "Jeanie" Legg (Ben), Patricia "Peg" Birchfield (Don); grandchildren Gary (Debbie), Wayne, Brian ...
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Robbie "Granny" King

June 10, 1936 - April 18, 2017

Raised in the Baptist Faith & raised her children for the Lord. Enjoyed bingo, growing plants & flowers, time with her children & grandchildren. All the kids in the neighborhood knew her as granny; everyone knew & loved her. Survived by her children Patricia (Randy) Lenmeyer-Panter, Carolyn (Wayne) Lilly, Willie (Nina) King, Bobby (Anita) King, Charlie King, Sheila (Rick) McCartney; many...
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James Carl "Jim" Murray

July 19, 1957 - April 15, 2017

James "Jim" Carl Murray, 59, of Elyria passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home. He was born July 19, 1957 in Elyria. Jim retired from working construction. He was an avid sports fan … he loved the Indians, Browns, and OSU. He also loved to fish and his family. He is survived by his companion Debbie Merryman; children Jennifer Murray, Nick Murray, Kerry Putnam, Patricia Putnam,...
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Roger James Cahl

April 22, 1957 - April 14, 2017

Served in the US Marine Corp from 1976-1979. Lance Corporal in the Special Forces Recon Unit. Earned the Rifle Expert award, Silver Jump Wings award and the Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed serving his community by volunteering at the Elyria Salvation Army. Survived by his children, Michael James Cahl of California; Melissa Rose Cahl of Boston, and Michael Kevin Cahl of Elyria; sister, Debra Cahl...
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Kim (nee Miller) Pallardy

October 8, 1962 - April 13, 2017

Kim Renee Pallardy (nee Miller), 54, of Elyria passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 following a lengthy battle with various illnesses. She was born October 8, 1962 in Cleveland. Kim was a waitress at various restaurants and a secretary at Elyria Memorial Hospital for several years. She enjoyed bingo, casinos, crocheting, and loved her grandkids. Kim is survived by her daughter Jena Pallardy ...
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Jeannette (nee Pack) Peggs

August 2, 1926 - April 10, 2017

Jeannette had a passion for her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and family librarian. She is well loved and will be deeply missed. She leaves behind her daughters Cheryl Davis, Barbara Bohoric, Debra McIntosh; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Dale Peggs, children...
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Dennis J. Rand

August 29, 1953 - April 1, 2017

Dennis J. Rand, 63, died peacefully at his residence, April 1, 2017. Dennis was well known and respected throughout the Delaware and Pennsylvania region for his outstanding, decades-long career in new home sales and management. He was born in Chester, PA and lived in San Diego for a short time as a teen with his parents while attending San Diego State University. While there, he started his...
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Charles "Gene" E. Reed

April 11, 1938 - April 1, 2017

Charles E. Reed, 78, of Wellington, passed away peacefully at his home following a lengthy illness on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was born to Grant and Flora (nee Stump) Reed on April 11, 1938 in Lorain, OH. He spent most of his childhood in Lorain County with the exception of a couple of his younger years in West Virginia. Charles, or Gene as his family called him, proudly served in the...
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Elizabeth (nee Atwell) Knopsnyder

August 7, 1941 - March 28, 2017

Elizabeth was born in Welch, West Virginia. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, shopping and cosmetology. Mrs. Knopsnyder is survived by her sons Daniel (Heather) of PA, Randall (Holly) of PA, Shawn (Shawna) of PA; daughter Stephanie of Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; step-daughters Roxanne Eppler and Connie F. Kazer. She was preceded in death by her three brothers,...
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Joan (nee Ogilvy) Jones

June 3, 1922 - March 10, 2017

Joan Ogilvy Jones. 94, passed away peacefully at Wesleyan Village on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Akron on June 3, 1922, the only child of the late Gerald and Claire (nee Webster) Ogilvy. A bright student and a beauty queen multiple times over, she excelled in her studies and graduated early from Cuyahoga Falls High School. She attended Mount Union University where she was an Alpha...
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John Walter Fickling

September 24, 1953 - March 9, 2017

John Walter Fickling, 63, of Elyria passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1953 to James and Muriel Fickling of Detroit, Michigan. John graduated from Cooliy High School and a few years later joined the United States Marines. After his discharge, he married Valerie Lane and had three daughters and one son. His pastimes were watching movies and telling...
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Linda (nee Best) Mertz

October 23, 1943 - February 24, 2017

Linda Louise Mertz (nee Best), age 73, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain following a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Elyria, Linda was born on October 23, 1943 to the late Clair and Dorothy Best. Linda was a graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1961, and later became a homemaker. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with...
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Lannie Bowen

June 7, 1922 - February 13, 2017

Lannie Bowen, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Bowie, Maryland with family members at her side. Lannie was born in Alabama and was married to Fred Bowen (deceased), also from Alabama. They moved to Elyria, Ohio where they were blessed with five children: Cullen Bowen (deceased), Freddie Bowen (deceased), Melvin Bowen, Claudia Fae Whitley, and Drusilla Yorke. ...
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Evelyn "Evey" Becker

February 12, 1920 - February 4, 2017

Evelyn (Evey) Becker, age 96, passed away on February 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Harry (Hecky) Becker who predeceased her in 2013. Evey loved her family very much and had special joy spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Evey was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Isaac and Anna Cowan. Her siblings were Henry Cowan and Bess Ortlip. Evey...
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Corwin Oliver Burrer, Jr.

August 14, 1927 - January 28, 2017

Corwin Oliver Burrer, Jr., age 89, passed away January 28, 2017 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Elyria on August 14, 1927. Corwin graduated from Elyria High School in 1945, and served his country in the US Army from 1946-1948. He later began working as a farmer and entrepreneur, running his own farm in Elyria for many years. He quickly became a well-respected leader in the farming...
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Bruce Wayne Hose, Jr.

January 14, 1985 - January 22, 2017

Bruce Wayne Hose, Jr., age 32, died suddenly Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany January 14, 1985 and was an Elyria resident before moving to Cleveland. Bruce enjoyed skateboarding, BMX riding, music, and tattoos. He loved surrounding himself with his friends and family and making people laugh. He had many friends and will be truly missed. Bruce is survived by his...
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Betty Mae (nee Post) Redinger

July 15, 1935 - January 18, 2017

Passed away at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. While living in Ohio, Betty was a server in the food industry for over 30 years. Enjoyed bowling, time with friends & family & family reunions. Survived by son Rick Nordin, daughters Kris Redinger & Jackie Graham; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister Doris Matthews; many nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by her...
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Charles "Bud" Schue

July 2, 1927 - January 18, 2017

Charles "Bud" Schue, 89, longtime resident of Elyria passed away in Chardon, OH Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was born July 2, 1927 in North Ridgeville. Bud served his country in the United States Navy. He was a longtime employee of Elyria Memorial Hospital as Director of Plant Operations. He was a little league manager for Little League North. An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed...
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Darlene Kay Taylor

April 3, 1948 - January 14, 2017

Darlene is survived by husband, John Taylor Sr. of LaGrange, Oh; children John Taylor Jr. (Lacie) of Glenville, WV,, Greg Taylor (Dee) of New London, Oh, Shari Taylor of Lorain, Oh, & Tari Hayes (Bryant) of Darien, IL; siblings Deanna Sipes (Bill) of Sullivan, Oh, Rick McCullough of LaGrange, Oh, & Mark McCullough (Debbie) of Wakeman, Oh. She was the grandmother of 15 & great-grandmother of 3....
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Barbara Ann (nee Dobbins) Tallhamer

August 2, 1940 - January 12, 2017

Barbara Ann Tallhamer (nee Dobbins), age 76, longtime resident of Grafton, went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2017 in North Ridgeville, Ohio after a lengthy illness. She was born in Coal Run, Ohio on August 2, 1940. Barbara was a homemaker, and she loved to bake and tend to the flowers in her garden. She also attended North Eaton Church of God for many years. She is survived by her...
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Jewel "Nadine" Wilburn

January 30, 1928 - January 9, 2017

Jewel "Nadine" Wilburn (nee Tyler), 88, of Elyria went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 9, 2017 at O'Neill Healthcare Center in North Ridgeville following a lengthy illness. She was born January 30, 1928 in Julian, West Virginia. She was also a resident of Columbia Station and moved to Elyria in 1968. Nadine was a homemaker. She graduated from Scott High School in Madison, WV, Class...
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Janet L. Maze

May 13, 1937 - December 24, 2016

Janet L. Maze (nee Morris), 79 of Elyria, passed away at her daughter's home in Elyria on Saturday, December 24, 2016 following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 13, 1937 in Parkersburg, WV; she attended Grantsville High School and moved to Ohio at age 17. Janet worked at Worthington Ball in Elyria, painting golf balls, prior to marriage and becoming a homemaker. She attended Cross...
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Thomas R. Carter

September 23, 1938 - December 23, 2016

Thomas R. Carter, age 78, of Lorain, OH and formerly of Elyria, OH, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain in Amherst, OH following a lengthy illness. He was born September 23, 1938 in Elyria, OH, and graduated from Elyria High School Class of 1957. He was employed for 38 years with Abex Foundry in Elyria, OH as a machinist and later worked for Polycase in Avon,...
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Montana Lashaun Thomas Glynn

August 29, 2012 - December 14, 2016

Montana Lashaun Thomas Glynn, age 4, passed away Wednesday, December 14 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Belleville, Illinois on August 29, 2012. Montana is survived by his mother, Jonte Glynn; maternal grandparents Doretha Glynn, and Johnnie Glynn (Stephanie); paternal great-grandparents Joyce Glynn and Johnnie Glynn (Traci); uncle, Johnnie Glynn, III; great-aunts and uncles,...
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Kelby Jackson

January 2, 1988 - December 9, 2016

Kelby L. Jackson, 28 of Lorain passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday December 9, 2016. He was born January 2, 1988. Kelby previously worked in construction and attended Southview High School in Lorain. He enjoyed fishing, cleaning, time with his nieces and nephews, music and time with his family. He is survived by his parents Kevin Sr. and Leyda Jackson of Lorain; his children Aniya...
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Sidney Laskowski

May 2, 1927 - November 19, 2016

Sidney Laskowski, 89, died Saturday evening, November 19, 2016 at O'Neill's Healthcare in North Ridgeville. Sidney was born May 2, 1927 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Sidney and Mary Laskowski. He was born and raised in Youngstown, and was drafted into the National Guard at the age of 18. Serving in the military he became ill and had to be honorably discharged. Sidney enjoyed repairing...
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Sharon K. Ellis

February 26, 1956 - November 18, 2016

Sharon K. Ellis, age 60, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 18, 2016. She was born on February 26, 1956 in Amherst, Ohio. Sharon was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Elyria where she served as Head Usher and member of the Trustee Board, Worship Committee, and food pantry volunteer. A former Lorain Ford Motor Co. employee, she enjoyed gardening and...
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Julie A. (nee Lemmeyer) Burrer

February 4, 1978 - November 14, 2016

Julie A. Burrer (nee Lemmeyer), 38, of Elyria passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria. 440-322-3717
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Myrna (nee Gleason) Lindquist

February 3, 1923 - November 4, 2016

Elyria High School graduate in 1941A, attended Miami Univ. Sales Supervisor JCPenney Elyria. Lifelong member of First United Meth Church Elyria & member of Friends of Lor Co Metro Parks. Enjoyed reading, needle point, traveling, & raising her family. Survived by her husband of 72 years Robert L.; daughters Sandra Koontz (Craig), Patricia Trocchio (James), Rebecca Voit (William); son Steven...
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Dona (nee Andrews) Bair

November 14, 1937 - October 21, 2016

Dona J. Bair (nee Andrews), 78, of Elyria passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 after a short illness. She was born November 14, 1937 in Barberton, Ohio and moved to Ashland as a baby. She resided in Elyria since she was 16 years old. She met the love of her life, Edward I. Bair in 1954 and they married in January 1955. They were married for 54 years when he passed away in 2009. Dona drove a...
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Frank Lender, Jr.

November 2, 1948 - October 19, 2016

Graduate of Oberlin High School, 1968. Served in Vietnam, jet engine mechanic . Retired from Ford Motor Co. Enjoyed hunting, fishing, & attending the Howard Co Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Member of VFW & American Legion. Preceded in death by his parents Hilda & Frank Sr. Survived by his wife of 33 years Colleen Carruthers Lender; sons Steven, Bruce (Jen); daughter Jacqueline (Ricky);...
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Harry Alfred Harbst

March 30, 1929 - October 17, 2016

Harry Alfred Harbst, 87, of Elyria passed away suddenly of natural causes at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center Monday, October 17, 2016. He was born March 30, 1929 in McClure, PA. Harry graduated from Lewistown High School in PA. He retired from Sears in Elyria after 30 years as a Service Technician. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict 1947-53. ...
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Barry K. Amick

March 21, 1960 - October 16, 2016

Barry K. Amick, 56, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his home of natural causes. He was born March 21, 1960 in Elyria. Barry was a graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1979. He was employed at NPL of Elyria where he was a Technician of home medical equipment. He was raised in the Woodland Avenue Church of God. He enjoyed playing cards with friends every Thursday night,...
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Daniel M. Osborn

September 3, 1946 - October 14, 2016

Daniel M. Osborn, 70, of Elyria passed away peacefully Friday, October 14, 2016 with his family by his side at the Malachi House in Cleveland following a lengthy illness. He was born September 3, 1946 in Lorain, Ohio. Daniel served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Daniel earned an Associates Degree in business. He worked many years as a foreman for Willoway...
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Sebastian "Sabi" Lowther

June 7, 2016 - October 8, 2016

Sebastian R. "Sabi" Lowther, 4 months old, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016. He was born on June 7, 2016 in Cleveland, OH. Sebastian is survived by his parents Justin and Amanda (nee Hart) Lowther; siblings Anna, Prestyn, Tristen, Lana, and Ellie, all at home; paternal grandparents Chrystal Lowther and Richard Lowther; maternal grandparents Luann Kurta and Robert Hart; and aunts Jaime...
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Dorothy (nee Collmar) Brewster

December 7, 1938 - September 18, 2016

Dorothy L. Brewster (nee Collmar), 77, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born December 7, 1938 in Columbia Station, Ohio. Dorothy was a homemaker and had worked in health care as an aide. She was a huge Elvis Presley fan, enjoyed crossword puzzles, taking walks, and loved to...
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Harold "Tom" Summerfield

April 14, 1931 - August 24, 2016

Served our country in the U S Army & Honorably Discharged Dec 1952 as a Sergeant. Employed for 43 yrs at Gen Motors Parma Plant, retiring May 1, 1996. Enjoyed his dogs Lucky & Pepper, camping, gardening & yardwork. Survived by his brother Clettus Summerfield; many nieces & nephews, including Larry Cook (wife Carolyn), who were his caregivers. Preceded in death by his wife Pearl Alice (nee Webb);...
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Freda (nee Ball) Frye

November 9, 1936 - August 23, 2016

Freda N. Frye (nee Ball), 79, a resident of Elyria since 1961, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange. She was born November 9, 1936 in Omar, West Virginia. Freda was a homemaker. She graduated from Logan High School, attended a business college in Logan, and volunteered at Edison School for many years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, embroidery,...
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Vincent "Ben" Ringler

December 16, 1934 - August 16, 2016

Vincent V. "Ben" Ringler, 82, an Elyria resident for the past 33 years, passed away at his home Tuesday, August 16, 2016 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Toledo December 16, 1934 and also resided in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ben served our country in the United States Navy from 1953-57. He retired in 1991 as a Plant Supervisor at Columbia Gas after working 28 years. He was a long time...
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Hobart Reece Meadows

February 10, 1921 - August 15, 2016

Hobart Reece Meadows, 95, went peacefully to be with the Lord, with his family by his side, Monday, August 15, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born February 10, 1921 in Mason County, West Virginia and resided in Lorain County since the 1950's. Hobart served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre from 1942-47. ...
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Roger D. Jones

May 28, 1948 - August 11, 2016

Roger D. Jones, age 68, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, August 11 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on July 16. He was born on May 28, 1948 in Oak Hill, WV. Roger worked at Manoir (formerly ABEX) in Elyria for 29 years. He retired from Cutting Dynamics in Avon in 2014 after 12 years of employment. Roger was a member of the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene. He was an...
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Virginia (nee Woodyard) MacDonald

June 24, 1943 - August 8, 2016

She was a homemaker and enjoyed music, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. Virginia is survived by her daughter Lysa Milks (James) of Brownhelm Township; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; sisters Linda (Rev. Edwin) Gore of New London, Betty (Rev. Thomas) Spaulding of Elyria, and her brother James (Donna) Woodyard Sr. of Lorain. ...
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April Mae Whitmore

April 24, 1981 - July 28, 2016

April Mae Whitmore, age 35, daughter of the late Denton, Sr. and Sharon Whitmore, passed away on July 28, 2016 at ResCare in Wellington. She was born in northeast Ohio on April 24, 1981. April was a resident of Lagrange and formerly of Elyria. April attended Murray Ridge School, where she earned her Certificate of Completion. She enjoyed playing dominos, attending outings and social events,...
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Betty (nee Monday) McCullough

November 25, 1930 - July 24, 2016

Betty L. McCullough (nee Monday), 85, of LaGrange went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 24, 2016 at The Woods on French Creek in Avon. She was born November 25, 1930 in Kenna, West Virginia. Betty worked at Plastic Components, formerly Majestic Molding, for 25 years, retiring in 2005. She also worked side by side with her husband Reverend Robert E. McCullough as they founded LaGrange...
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Kristen L. Prosser-Brossman

February 10, 1988 - July 16, 2016

Kristen L. Prosser-Brossman, 28, of Elyria passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Eaton Township as a result of a car accident. She was born February 10, 1988 in Westlake, Ohio. Kristen attended Wellington High School and was a member of First Baptist Church in LaGrange. She played basketball in school, and enjoyed working, yard sales, and time with her children and family. Kristen is...
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Janette (Summers) Rofe

August 22, 1947 - July 15, 2016

Grew up in the Grafton area & graduated from Midview High School in 1965. Worked as a Taxi cab driver & dispatcher for cab companies in Lorain County. Enjoyed researching family genealogy, camping, fishing, & working on all types of puzzles. Survived by sons Ronald, Russell, & Robert Rofe; daughter Janet Bowman and step-daughter Wendy Truman; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters...
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James H. Barnes

April 26, 1978 - July 14, 2016

Attended Elyria High School & earned his Associate's Degree from ITT Tech. He held management positions for various retail stores & most recently worked as a dispatcher. He also liked to read. An avid video gamer & especially loved role-playing games & enjoyed spending time with his friends & family. Survived by his parents James B. & Harriet Barnes (nee Stout); sister Jeannette Barnes; aunt...
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Avery May Dallas

July 11, 2016 - July 11, 2016

Avery May Dallas, loving daughter of Justin R. Dallas and Stephanie M. Perry of Elyria, was stillborn Monday, July 11, 2016 at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland. Avery is survived by her parents Justin and Stephanie; maternal grandparents Steve and Cathy Perry of Elyria and paternal grandparents Robert K. and Regina Hawkins; great-maternal grandparents George and Virginia Nash of Michigan and great...
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Donna (nee Allen) Boggs

January 11, 1953 - July 7, 2016

Donna was a house cleaner and owned and operated Donna's Cleaning. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, and spending time with family. Mrs. Boggs is survived by her husband Arbie Boggs; daughter Renee Allen of Cleveland, Angela Boggs of Grafton, and Kelly Boggs-Colich of Fostoria; sons Shadd Boggs of Elyria and Jason Boggs of Elyria;12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother Tim Allen of...
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Nina Elizabeth Papp

November 2, 1932 - July 2, 2016

Nina was born in Blooming Rose, WV on November 2, 1932. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and longtime member of Abundant Life Christian Center. She is survived by a daughter Annetta Wierzgacz of Elyria; grandchildren Phillip C., II, Eric, and Lynette; great-grandchildren Matthew, Steven, Mason, and Kaydee; brother Ronald Green and sisters Leota Strong and Lois Adkins; nieces Beverly...
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Marianne (nee Barbor) Campbell

April 2, 1932 - June 17, 2016

Marianne Campbell (nee Barbor), 84, a nearly lifelong resident of Oberlin passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Lorain Mercy Regional Medical Center after an unexpected illness. She was born on April 2, 1932 in Lorain, Ohio. Marianne graduated from Oberlin High School in 1950. After graduation, Marianne attended the Oberlin Business School. Marianne married her husband, Harold Lowell...
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Dorothy "Juanita" Cooperrider

November 14, 1917 - June 10, 2016

Juanita Cooperrider, nee Spitler, 98 of Elyria, passed away June 10, 2016. Juanita, formerly of North Royalton, passed away at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria, where she resided for the past 11 years. Juanita was born November 14, 1917 in Kirkersville, OH. She was a homemaker and an active member of the North Royalton United Methodist Church. Juanita is survived by her children, Gary Cooperrider...
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Joseph R. Manholt, Jr.

May 25, 1943 - June 3, 2016

A proud veteran with a 20-year military career, Joe served in the US Air Force for 4 years, the National Guard for 14 years, and was an Army recruiter for 3 years. Joe is survived by his wife, Sandra (nee Ross) of Elyria; children Ina of Berlin, Germany, Susan Shoemaker, Robert Manholt, and Jodi Veramessa (Joey); 9 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren; brother Michael Manholt of Akron,...
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Robert "Shane" Gillespie

July 26, 1969 - May 28, 2016

Robert (Shane) Gillespie, a.k.a. "Insane Shane", died unexpectedly at his home in Elyria on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the age of 46. He was born on July 26, 1969 in Elyria and was a lifelong resident. He attended Elyria High School and was a self-employed mechanic. Shane enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fast cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Shane is the...
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Jason Douglas Hicks

June 20, 1982 - May 28, 2016

Attended Elyria High School. Enjoyed a day at the park, hiking, spending time with his family (his children especially) & listening to music was his passion & escape. Survived by daughter Paige; sons Jason & Nicholas; father Douglas Hicks; brother Shawn (Amanda) Hicks; ex-wife Andrea Lankey; aunts Joy, Chrissy, Anita & Sherry; Cousins Kristia, Melissa, Ronnie, Britteney, Tracy & Scottie. Aunts...
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Linda (nee Holmes) Grabiak

May 12, 1947 - May 17, 2016

Employed at Ames Plastic Factory, Elyria, machine & tow motor operator, Union Rep. Member of Lowell St Baptist Church, involved as Sunday school teacher, treasurer, youth leader, vacation bible school, & AWANA. Enjoyed sports, being Grandma & attending grandchildren's events. Survived by sons Edward "Ed" Grabiak and Randy Grabiak; daughter Terri James (Steve); grandchildren Chantel, Julie,...
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June (nee Hearne) Lunter

December 18, 1926 - May 17, 2016

Lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born on December 18, 1926 in Elyria. June was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was also an avid fan of Cleveland Indians baseball. She is survived by her children Barbara Bullock and Tom Bullock, and son-in-law Bill Erick; grandchildren Tammy Abahazi (Jeff), Sherry Molnar,...
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Dave Tex McClure

December 29, 1946 - May 6, 2016

Dave served in the United States Air Force for four years and was employed at USG in Westlake for 43 years in the maintenance department. He loved motorcycles, playing darts, and his involvement in the Tumbleweed Gunfighters, a cowboy reenactment group. Mr. McClure is survived by his daughter Judi Gregory (Tom); grandchildren Brandon and Christine; significant other Peggy Wallace. He was...
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Arthur W Fry

August 20, 1934 - April 30, 2016

Moved to Elyria in 1980 from New York serving in ministry as custodian of First Baptist Church & Christian School, formerly on Washington Ave. Served as a deacon & usher & completed his ministry there in 1995. Also a former youth leader in churches in NY. Arthur continued serving our community as a delivery person at Auto Zone & enjoyed working around the house. Survived by his daughters Melody...
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Mary V. (nee Barfus) Baker

May 3, 1923 - April 28, 2016

Mary V. Baker (nee Barfus), 92, a resident of Elyria since 1951 passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born May 3, 1923 in Buffalo, MO and resided in California before moving to Elyria. Mary was a graduate of Grant High School, Class of 1940 in Sacramento, CA. She was employed at Parker-Hanafin as a machine operator...
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Isabella Marie Walker

March 5, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Isabella was a beautiful & perfect angel who was taken too soon. Survived by her parents Benjamin & Christina Walker, Elyria; siblings twin brother Sydney, Shawn, Emily, Bentley, Benjamin, Jr.; maternal grandmother Lisa Jones (Ollie Smith); paternal grandmother Diane Briscoe (John Lagrone); paternal grandfather David Walker. To assist with funeral expenses, donations can be made to the funeral...
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William "Bill" Paul Phillips

October 25, 1943 - April 24, 2016

William Paul Phillips "Bill", 72, of Avon since 1986 and previously from Pittsburgh, PA passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born October 25, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA. Bill graduated from St. Basil High School, Pittsburgh, Class of 1961. He served our country in the United States Air Force from 1962-65 at the...
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Gary L. Kazmierczak

November 17, 1950 - April 21, 2016

Gary served in the US Army. He was a member of VFW Post #1079 in Elyria and the United Polish Club. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol (nee Henderson); daughter Kelly and son Jack; grandchildren Jasmine and Carter; brother William Latta and sister Donna Kitchen. A Celebration of Life service will be held from 12-4pm, Saturday, April 30 at the Avon Lions Community Center, 2155 Eaton...
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Charlotte Tessler

July 9, 1931 - April 20, 2016

Charlotte Tessler, 84, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Powell, Ohio. She was born July 9, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio. Charlotte worked as an Office Manager at Sugar Ridge Auto Wrecking, which she co-owned with her late husband, Joe. She attended Temple B'Nai Abraham in Elyria for many years. Charlotte is survived by her son Richard (wife Mary Jo) Tessler of Powell, OH, and grandchildren...
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Ilene (nee Akers) Richards

September 18, 1938 - April 7, 2016

A Ham Radio operator under her handle "Lady Bear Hunter". She enjoyed sewing, baking, canning, and crafts. Survived by her daughters Kathleen Crawford (Joseph) and Rose Daniels (Mike Floyd); son-in-law Marvin Brown; caregiver and granddaughter Melissa Worthy; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, one brother, and step-mother Alice Akers....
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Juan Jose Hiraldo, Jr.

April 6, 2016

JUAN JOSE HIRALDO, JR., beloved infant son of Lindsey and Juan; brother of Ayden and Emaiylis; grandson of Sharon (Scott) and Isela; great-grandson of Charlotte, Clyde, Francisca, and the late Martha; nephew of Tiffany, Brandon, Andrea, Jahaira, Anibal, Ricardo, Jasmine, and Illene. He will be cherished and missed by all. Passed away April 6, 2016. Graveside service at West Park Cemetery on...
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Roland Stringer, Jr.

September 23, 1937 - April 3, 2016

Roland Stringer, Jr. 78, of Columbia Station. Husband of Peggy for 58 years; father of Tammy Traxler (Warren), Roland Lee "Buddy", Sandy Isenhour; grandfather of 6; great-grandfather of 4; brother of James E. and the late Lucille Sargent and Leonard Stringer. Went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2016. A memorial service will be held at Park Heights Baptist Church, 16189 Sheldon Rd,...
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John E. Lambiase

January 14, 1946 - April 1, 2016

John Edward Lambiase, 70, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio following complications with heart surgery. He was born January 14, 1946 in Manhattan, New York. John was a Warehouse Administrator at World Electric Supply in West Palm Beach for 13 years. John loved taking road trips with his friends on his Harley Davidson...
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Robert A. Norris

January 5, 1997 - March 31, 2016

Robert A. Norris, 19, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away at home Thursday, March 31, 2016 following a lengthy illness. He was born January 5, 1997 in Elyria. Robert was a student at Murray Ridge School in Elyria. He loved his dogs, balloons, going on walks at the park, ice cream, and spending time with his brothers. Robert is survived by his parents Robert G. and Shawna Norris of...
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Vicki (nee Elek) Krugman

July 29, 1954 - March 27, 2016

Graduate of ECHS, Class of 1973; member of Community of Faith Church, Elyria (formerly St Paul UCC), serving as a Sunday School teacher, church treasurer, & secretary. Enjoyed reading, crafting, & time with family. Survived by her husband Glen; son Brad (Sarah) Krugman; daughters Heather (Peter) Costello & Lisa Krugman; grandchildren Madison, Grady, Owen, Cooper; mother Maggie Elek; siblings...
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Jay Scott Seabold

September 3, 1961 - March 24, 2016

Jay Scott Seabold, 54, of Griffith, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 24, 2016. He was born September 3, 1961 in Elyria. Jay attended Elyria High School. He was employed at Cleveland Plastic Films in Elyria and Flexsol Packaging in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by his brother Tom Seabold of Crown Point, Indiana; sisters Susan Wolf of North Ridgeville and Juanita Marquez ...
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