November 23, 2014


Linda Sue Kirby


Linda Sue Kirby, 56, of Elyria, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Fairview Hospital. She was born June 4, 1958 in Okinawa, Japan She was a 1976 graduate of Midview High School. Linda enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed baking and cooking. Linda is survived by her Read More…

Benjamin David Acord


Benjamin David Acord, four weeks old, of Lorain, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at his home. Benjamin was born October 20, 2014, at St. John West Shore Hospital in Cleveland. He is survived by his mother, Amanda Saucedo (nee Goad) of Lorain; his father, Jason Acord of Grafton; two brothers, Trae Saucedo and Jaxson Acord; Read More…

Walter Bring


Walter Bring, 76 years old, of Elyria, died Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake. Walter was born September 21, 1938 in Cleveland, and made his home in North Ridgeville before moving to Elyria 18 years ago. He was a graduate of Garfield Heights High School and was a member of Our Read More…

Marian T. Zeise


Marian T. Zeise (nee Balmert), 86, of Lorain, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Center Ridge Nursing Home in North Ridgeville, after a lengthy illness. She was born September 1, 1928 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident. Marian graduated from Lorain High School with the class of 1946 B. During the Read More…

Lois Marie Sheffield

Lois Marie Sheffield, 81, of Wellington, died at home Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born June 15, 1933, in Wellington, to the late Robert Avery and Leona Lucille (nee Sugaski) Sheffield. Lois was a 1951 graduate of Brighton High School, recipient of “The Babe Ruth Medal” and was her class Valedictorian. Lois worked for Read More…

Andrew Lee Daniels


Andrew Lee Daniels (Tex), 74, of Lorain, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 15, 2014 following a long illness. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, then coming to Lorain 45 years ago from Dallas, Texas. Mr. Daniels was a graduate of Law School of Ohio where he majored in Law and worked for a Law Firm Read More…

Linda Carol Burrer (Bristow)

Carol Burrer (Bristow), 68, of Bluffton, South Carolina and formerly of Toledo and Elyria, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, November 19, 2014, after an eight year battle with breast cancer. Carol was born November 15, 1946 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to June and Avery Bristow. Carol worked as a nurse in both Elyria and Read More…

Ronald Duane Jantz, Sr.


Ronald Duane Jantz, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was 77 years old. Ron was a lifelong resident of Grafton. Ron was a graduate of Midview High School’s very first class in 1956. He was an All-County basketball player for Grafton High School and Midview. Ron served his country Read More…

Ora Nelson Shaw

Ora Nelson Shaw, 95, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 440-322-4626.

Aileen Frankel

Aileen Frankel (nee Cooperman), 91, of Sheffield Village, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. She was born in Forrest City, Arkansas on July 10, 1923. Aileen was the Salutatorian of her Caruthersville, Missouri high school graduating class. Her college education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri came to an abrupt halt, following the bombing Read More…

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