February 10, 2016


Mr. Roger Dale Withrow, Sr.

Mr. Roger Dale Withrow, Sr., 66, of the Plainville community, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Rome Georgia Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Withrow was born in Crown Hill, West Virginia, on May 11, 1949, a son of the late Charles Oliver Withrow, Sr. and Reba Hackworth Withrow. Mr. Withrow was a retired Read More…

Gladys M. Baxter

Gladys M. Baxter, 81, of Elyria, passed away at home Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral Home, Elyria, (440) 322-3717.

Betty Jean Reising

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Betty Jean Reising, 73, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was born July 4, 1942 in Lorain and lived in Northern Ohio for most of her life, eventually retiring to the Tampa Bay, Florida area in 2000. Betty Jean worked as a housewife raising three wonderful Read More…

Joan Faye Bortner


Joan Faye Bortner (nee Schlachter), 85, a resident of Amherst, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016, at Elmcroft Senior Living in Lorain, following a brief illness. She was born December 11, 1930 in Lorain. Joan was a graduate of Clearview High School with the Class of 1948 and attended Lorain Community College. She had made Read More…

Timothy Lee Winemiller


Timothy Lee Winemiller, 52 years of age and a resident of Lorain, went home to be with his Savior Friday, February 5, 2016, at New Life Hospice in Lorain, following complications from Downs Syndrome. He was born February 25, 1963, in Lorain. Tim spent numerous years in Amherst before moving to his group home in Read More…

Shakyla Nicole Henry


Shakyla Nicole Henry, 11, of Columbus, passed away peacefully in her mother’s arms Monday, February 1, 2016 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She was welcomed joyously into the Henry-Morris family February 8, 2004 and will be remembered for her big heart, infectious smile, “off-beat singing with grandma” and spiritual blessing to her family and Read More…

Gene Frye


Gene Frye, 85, of Elyria, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at University Hospitals, Cleveland. He was born June 1, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois He was a graduate of Isaac E. Young High School in New Rochelle, New York. Gene served with the U.S. Marine Corps and then as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army 101st Read More…

Leona Merrill

Leona Merrill, 90, of Clarksfield, died peacefully at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. She was born September 19, 1925 in Clarksfield and spent her entire life there. She loved her farm life, flower gardens, sports and the New London Wildcats and she cherished spending time with her grandchildren. Leona is Read More…

Hendrika J. “Hennie” Riemer


Hendrika J. “Hennie” Riemer (nee Beekhuijsen), 83, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, following a brief illness. She was born February 14, 1932 in Arnhem, Netherlands. Hennie immigrated to the United States in 1955. She had made her home in Vermilion since 1968. Hennie graduated from Read More…

Eddie W. Ellington

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Eddie W. Ellington, 74, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2015, at Life Care in Elyria, after a short illness. He was born March 30, 1941, in Georgetown, Georgia. Eddie served in the U.S. Army. He worked in construction for most of his life. Eddie enjoyed watching the Cleveland Cavs, college and pro football. 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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