September 2, 2015


Franklin R. Thomas


Franklin R. Thomas, 77, of Sheffield Lake, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 30, 2010. He was born in Hazelton, West Virginia, March 11, 1933 and had been a resident of Lorain County for 41 years. Franklin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, who retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 Read More…

Elder Darrill Hashman

Elder Darrill Hashman, 81, of Mt. Zion, West Virginia, formerly of Elyria, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010. Funeral arrangements by Stump Funeral Homes, Arnoldsburg, West Virginia (304) 354-6104.

Margaret A. Burghduff

Margaret A. Burghduff (nee Moody), 92, of Elyria, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Wesleyan Village. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria, (440) 322-3717.

Kimberly Jones


Kimberly Jones (nee Langford), 43, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 27, 2010. She was born December 4, 1966. Kimberly was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping. She loved and adored her family, especially her grandkids and her Chihuahua, Rocky. Kim was a fun loving person who would give you the shirt off her back. Read More…

Louisa Reed


Louisa Reed (nee Taylor), 82, of Elyria, went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 28, 2010. She was born November 7, 1928 in Bainbridge, Georgia. Louisa was a nurse at EMH Regional Medical Center and retired in 1995. She was a member of the Nurse’s Guild, Professional Business Women and served on the By-laws Read More…

Deaconess Mollye Rhea Noel


Deaconess Mollye Rhea Noel, 77, of Ely­ria, ascended to her final resting place in heaven to be with the Lord Thursday, Novem­ber 25, 2010 at the University Hospital of Cleveland surrounded by her family. Mrs. Noel was a faithful and charter/founding mem­ber of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church of Elyria. She served as Head Deacon­ess, Read More…

Alvia “Charlene” Ramey


Alvia “Charlene” Ramey (nee Randolph), 59, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010, at EMH Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since July 1987, moving from North Eaton. She was a member of LaGrange United Church of God Read More…

Clifford Dale Cromer

Clifford Dale Cromer, 75, of Wellington, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at his residence. He was born June 2, 1935, in Durbin, West Virginia, son of the late Arthur and Mary (Price) Cromer. He graduated from Greenbank High School and moved to Ohio in 1953. On June 7, 1955, Clifford married Anna “Annie” Shanks. Clifford Read More…

Louise Ridgeway Johnson


Louise Ridgeway Johnson, 65, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 25, 2010 at her home. She was born December 12, 1944 in Lavaca, Alabama and attended Choctaw County Training School in Lisma, Alabama. In 1966 she married Wiley Johnson and relocated to Lorain in 1969. Louise, along with her husband, owned and operated Magic Read More…

William J. Frabotta, Sr.

William J. Frabotta, Sr., 93, of Grafton, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at his home, following a brief illness. He was born August 26, 1917 in LaGrange and lived in Grafton for most of his life. Bill was employed in furni­ture sales at Sears-Roebuck in Elyria for 29 years, re­tiring in 1974. He was a Read More…

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The Lorain County General Health District's Vital Statistics Office houses the birth and death records beginning in 1908 to the present.  Certificates of births and deaths occurring in all of Lorain County, except for the city of Lorain, are available at the health district.

For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company that the Lorain County General Health District has partnered with to provide you this service - VitalChek Network, Inc.  VitalChek can be reached through their website.  An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalChek, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express® , Discover® , MasterCard® and Visa® .


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2015 LCGHD Flu Clinics

 The Lorain County General Health District is holding flu clinics during September, October, and November. We accept most private insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid. Without insurance,...
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September Immunization Clinics

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Register for the Lorain County Wellness Network meeting today!

 Lorain County Wellness Network breakfast meetings provide best practice tools and resources for worksites and community organizations. Attend the upcoming meeting on Thursday, September, 17th...
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