June 26, 2016


Jacob C. Seger

Jacob C. Seger, 90, of Amherst, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Mercy New Life Hospice Lorain. Jacob Seger was born 1925 in Avon Lake and lived in and around Avon Lake for 80 years, before moving to Amherst. Mr. Seger graduated from Avon Lake high school and served Read More…

Lucille McCraw

Lucille McCraw, 85, of Bakersfield, California and formerly of North Eaton, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

´╗┐Carolyn Whitely

Carolyn Whitely, 77, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born October 13, 1938 in Cleveland to Michael and Emma Spehar. She Graduated from Collinwood High school in 1957. She married Joseph Whitely, her husband of 57 years, on June 13, 1959. They raised five children in North Ridgeville, before retiring to Jacksonville, Florida Read More…

Agnes Jean Johannsen

Agnes Jean Johannsen, 75, a lifelong resident of Wellington, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at home. She was born July 24, 1940 in Lorain, to the late James and Stephanie (nee Horinek) Lasky and was a 1958 graduate of Wellington High School. Agnes retired from Green Circle Growers after 30 years, working in nearly every Read More…

Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams (nee Anthony) passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 unexpectedly at St. Ann’s Hospital in Toledo. She was born May 11, 1929 in Gainesville, Florida. After marrying she moved to Ohio, settling in Elyria. She retired from Buckeye Molding in the 90’s. She enjoyed gardening and reading her Bible and especially enjoyed her family Read More…

Wiley (James) Willard Harwoo

Wiley (James) Willard Harwood, 26, of Lorain, passed away at Mercy Hospital Emergency Room on Friday, June 24, 2016. Wiley was born in Amherst on May 3, 1990 and lived in Lorain County all of his life. He was employed as a roofer and belonged to Beyond the Walls Church in Elyria. He enjoyed skate Read More…

Laura “Mikki” Groah

Laura “Mikki” Groah (nee Reed), 68, of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Wintersville, Ohio and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1976. Mikki was a caregiver for many years with Home Instead Senior Care. She enjoyed gardening, reading, spending time with her family Read More…

Christine Mae Rango Petkovsek

Christine Mae Rango Petkovsek, 88, of Amherst, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from complications with COPD. She was born in Lorain and was the daughter of the late Lena (nee Cerasa) and Dominic Rango. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles J. Petkovsek; Read More…

Henry “Gene” Stamps

Henry “Gene” Stamps passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at the age of 87. Gene was born February, 10 1929 in Prentiss, Mississippi. He moved to Lorain after graduating high school, where he met and married Dolores “Lola” Martinez, his wife of 49 years. He owned and operated Gene’s Auto Clinic until he retired to Read More…

Anne J. Prentice

Anne J. Prentice (nee Malick), 96, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born February 26, 1920 in Elyria. Anne graduated from Elyria High School. She worked at General Industries and was a cook at Midview Local Schools for many years. Anne enjoyed baking and Read More…

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