December 19, 2014


Raymond J. Flowers III

Raymond J. Flowers III, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Medina. Ray was born May 6, 1934 in Elyria, to the late Raymond J. and Pearl (Wilford) Flowers. He was a retired electrical construction superintendent. Ray was a lifetime member of the IBEW and served in the Naval Reserves. He is survived by Read More…

James Stanley “Jim” Ball, Jr.


James Stanley “Jim” Ball, Jr., 69, of Elyria, passed away suddenly in his home Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Mr. Ball was a lifelong resident of Elyria. He was a graduate of Elyria High School, class of 1964. Mr. Ball was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed in the maintenance department of General Read More…

Marjorie E. White

Marjorie E. White (nee Derrickson), 86, of Oberlin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Elmcroft of Lorain on Saturday, December 13, 2014, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Doris Edwards


Doris Edwards, a lifetime resident of Elyria, died Sunday, December 7, 2014, while under hospice care at her home at Wesleyan Village. She was 98. The oldest of three children, Doris was born August 27, 1916, three years after her mother immigrated to Ohio from England. She graduated at the top of her class in Read More…

Janet M. Opfer


Janet M. Opfer, 80, of LaGrange, passed away at Keystone Pointe, Friday, December 12, 2014, following a short illness. She was born June 30, 1934. She was a 1952 Keystone High School graduate. She was retired from St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California, where she served as an LPN. She had also worked at the Read More…

Priscilla Diederich


Priscilla Diederich (nee Elek), 86, of Elyria, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at University Hospital’s Elyria Medical Center. Mrs. Diederich was born December 27, 1927 in Elyria and lived here all of her life. She was a homemaker and was employed for 17 years at J.C. Penny Company. She enjoyed sewing, painting and her animals. Read More…

Mary Jane Ball


Mary Jane Ball (nee Allen), 94, of Elyria, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the Wesleyan Village, following a long illness. She was born in Pike County, Alabama, coming to Elyria in 1944. A graduate of Crenshaw High School in Luverne, Alabama and a year at Lorain County Community Read More…

James Stanley “Jim” Ball, Jr.

The Funeral Service for James Stanley “Jim” Ball, Jr., which was scheduled for Monday, December 15, 2014 in the Jones Chapel AME Church, will be rescheduled, due to the passing of his mother, Mary J. Ball. Notification of date and time will be submitted at a later date. The Carter Funeral Home, 440-322-7788

Vivian L. Ickes


Vivian L. Ickes (nee Rush), 74, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, following a long illness. She was born June 18, 1940 in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ickes had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1968. She also spent the last 18 years wintering in Fort Myers, Read More…

David Findlay Scott


David Findlay Scott, 72, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at his home. Born June 26, 1942 in Lackawana, New York, David grew up in East Aurora, New York. He made Wellington his home in 1976. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine. He was the District Manager at the 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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