July 25, 2014

Mostly cloudy

Rebecca A. Renz


Rebecca A. Renz (nee Meldrum), 94, of Westlake, formerly of Elyria, passed away at her home Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born in England March 18, 1920 to Andrew and Nancy Meldrum (nee Cato) and came to this country at age 5. She graduated from Elyria High School in 1937. Becky was a volunteer Read More…

Corrine L. Reid


Corrine L. Reid, 25, of Medina, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014. Corrine was born November 21, 1988 in Middleburg Heights. She was an account specialist for Sterling Jewelers in Fairlawn. Cori was a devoted mother and adored her precious sons. She will always be remembered for her outgoing, vivacious personality and loyalty to Read More…

Raymond F. Seymore


Raymond F. Seymore, 79, of Elyria, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home. He was born December 23, 1934 in Lilly, Pennsylvania and from 1952 to 1955 was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served in Korea. Ray was employed as an electrician at Ford Motor Company in Avon, retiring in 2001. He was Read More…

Delbert R. Bell

Delbert R. Bell, 62, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Life Care Center of Elyria, after long illnesses. He grew up in LaGrange and graduated from Keystone High School. Delbert loved to cook and play cards. Delbert is survived by his sister, Martha Grabovac of Elyria; a nephew, Michael Grabovac and nieces, Read More…

Junior Simonson

Junior C. Simonson, 86, of Huntington, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home. Full arrangements will be announced by Norton-Eastman funeral Home, Wellington.

Avis L. Looman

Avis L. Looman (nee Williams), 75, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, after a lengthy illness. All services will be private. Arrangements by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Ruth S. Schwedt


Ruth S. Schwedt (nee Wurl), 88, Amherst, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Amherst Retirement Center in Amherst, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 17, 1926 in Buffalo, New York and moved to Ohio in 1952. Ruth was employed at the May Company in the Sheffield Center for 23 years as a Read More…

Kathleen S.Keller


Kathleen S. (nee Jewett) Keller, 68, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013. Kathleen was born March 1, 1944 in Cleveland, to the late Franklin and Gertrude Jewett. She grew up in Parma, where she took a job with the former Pick-N-Pay Grocery store. Kathleen enjoyed traveling by motorcycle and later found a passion Read More…

Theresa M. Obran


Theresa M. Obran (nee Riegelsberger), 93, of Avon, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Avon Oaks Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. She was born June 20, 1921 in Avon, where she has been a life long resident. She worked at the Westlake K Mart, retiring in 1993 after 12 years of service. Theresa Read More…

Linda J. Bowman

Linda J. Bowman (nee Price), 65, of LaGrange, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a long illness. She was born May 19, 1949 in Elyria and was a LaGrange resident for most of her life. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Arthur; daughters, Donna Linn Garn of Read More…

Obituary Search

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® .


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.

Download Application

Mail application to:

Lorain County General Health District
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 244-3418

Call the Lorain County General Health District at:
(440) 322-6367

In person at:
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Take Five Minutes to Save Your Skin!

Everyone can protect their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays in less than five minutes, which is less time than it takes for...
Continue Reading

Mosquitoes Looking for a Tropical ‘Getaway’ in your Backyard

This summer’s warm temperatures, humid air, and rainfall have created the perfect ‘getaway’ for mosquitoes to create breeding grounds; possibly right in your backyard! Everyone...
Continue Reading

Restaurant Inspection Reports Now on LorainCountyHealth.com

The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is offering a service to make Lorain County restaurant-goers feel confident about safety when dining. The LCGHD has...
Continue Reading