June 29, 2016

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Sally Rose Wilhoit

Sally Rose Wilhoit (nee Kemmer), 84, an Elyria resident since 1952, moving from Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a short illness. She was born in Grassycove, Tennessee. Sally was primarily a homemaker and had worked in real estate. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, flower gardening and loved Read More…

Evelyn Gail Nell

Evelyn Gail Nell, 76, of Vermilion, known by many as Gail, died Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Elms Retirement Village in Wellington. Evelyn was born July 21, 1939 in Elkins, West Virginia, to the late Clarence and Della Bright. Gail spent her childhood in Elkins before moving to the Elyria area where she spent Read More…

Jane Weiss Garrett

Jane Weiss Garrett, 93, of Oberlin, died Saturday, June 18, 2016. Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria.

Frances Margaret Ruth

Frances Margaret Ruth (nee Kovach) passed away peacefully Monday, June 20, 2016, from cancer. She was born June 17, 1947 in Lorain, where she lived most of her life, moving to Avon Lake in 2009. “It pays to please” was a motto that hung on the wall of her grandfather’s Lorain east side bakery. All Read More…

Dorothy E. Trumble

Dorothy E. Trumble, (nee Speer), 92, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at Welcome Home Nursing Home in Oberlin. She was the beloved wife of Howard J. (deceased); loving mother of Sally A. Potter (Charles); dear grandmother of JoAnne, Judy, Jack, Dorothy and the late Howard; great- grandmother of 11; dear sister of the following Read More…

Nancy E. Conrad

Nancy E. Conrad (nee Todd), 79, of Penfield Township, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born January 6, 1937 in Elyria and was a lifelong Penfield Township resident. Nancy worked as a paraprofessional for the Elyria City Schools for 23 years, retiring in Read More…

George J. Mekoleske

George J. Mekoleske, 89, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was born to George and Emma (Arnold) Mekoleske on April 5, 1927 in Greenwich, Ohio. George was a member of the Church of Christ in New London, the Eagles Club in Wellington, the American Legion in Lodi, as well as a lifetime Read More…

Robert J. Catalano

Robert “Bob” Catalano, 73, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born March 8, 1943, in Lorain, to his loving parents, Angelo and Elizabeth (nee Balko) Catalano. Bob resided all of his life in Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1961. He owned and operated The Corner Read More…

Phyllis Ruth Boden

Phyllis Ruth Boden, 95, of LaGrange Township, passed away at home Monday, June 20, 2016. She was born September 26, 1920 in Elyria and had lived in Mahoningtown, Pennsylvania, before moving to Lorain in 1933. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1938 and resided in LaGrange Township since the late 70s. She was a Read More…

Robert L. Hartman

Robert L. Hartman of Elyria passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 following a lengthy illness at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born November 6, 1931 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Robert enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, golfing, playing and umpiring softball and especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Elyria K. of C., Elyria Kiwanis, 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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