May 23, 2015


Donna M. Schultz

Donna M. Schultz, 69, of Grafton, passed away peacefully at home Friday, July 20, 2012, after a six month illness. She was born February 20, 1943 in Elyria and lived in Grafton area most of her life. She attended schools for the handicapped and developmentally disabled in Elyria and Oberlin, and had been employed at Read More…

Richard O. Sanborn


Richard O. Sanborn, 79, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012. He is survived by his dear significant other, Denise; loving father of Jessica Edgerson (Michael) and Autumn Sanborn; brother of Natalie Sanborn and James Sanborn (June); grandfather of Jamarrie and Kya. Rich “Papa” loved his family, Maine, hunting, and camping. He was a U.S. Navy Read More…

Beatrice “Bea” Winningham-Knox


Beatrice “Bea” (nee Kemmer) Winningham-Knox, 96, of Elyria, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Life Care in Elyria. Beatrice was born June 20, 1916 in Grassy Cove, Tennessee to her loving parents, Charles and Nettie (nee Parham) Kemmer. Bea graduated from Spring City High School in Spring City, Tennessee. She was married on Read More…

Wendell H. Triplett, Jr.


Wendell H. Triplett, Jr., 80, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, following a long illness. He was born in Mount Sterling, Pennsylvania, and had resided in the Elyria, North Ridgeville areas for the past 50 years. Wendell served in the U.S. Army during the Read More…

Valena Ethel Oldaker

Valena Ethel Oldaker, 78, of Wellington, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Westlake. She was born on December 26, 1933 in Glenmont, to the late Raymond and Loretta (nee Brown) Kaser. Valena grew up in Ashland and was a 1952 graduate of Ashland High School. For nearly 20 Read More…

Ernest (Ernie) L. Webb


Ernest (Ernie) L. Webb, 74 years old, of Elyria, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at his home, following a one year illness. Ernie was born in Spring City, Tennessee, April 17, 1938 and lived in Elyria all of his life. Ernie retired from York International in Elyria after 43 years of service and retired recently Read More…

Keith E. Simons, Sr.

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´╗┐Keith E. Simons, Sr., 53, of Plant City, Florida and formerly of Lorain County, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in South Florida Baptist Hospital, Plant City, FL lorida,fter a sudden illness. H was born August 27, 1958 in Lorain and was a 1976 graduate of Southview High School. He enjoyed playing pool, country music, riding Read More…

Ronald E. Davis


Ronald E. Davis, 48, beloved husband of Tina M. (nee Nardo); loving father of Alyssa, Angela, and Alexandria; brother of Robert (Julie), Bill (Donna), and Connie; uncle to many; and a friend to all, entered into rest Thursday, July 19, 2012. Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. Sunday, July 22, 2012 in the Read More…

John Baker


John Baker, 74, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 in New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, after a short illness. He was born June 24, 1938 in Grayson Kentucky, living in the Grafton area for 37 years. He was employed by General Motors in Parma for 35 years until his Read More…

Lucille A. “Lucy” Femley


Lucille A. “Lucy” Femley (nee Mohrman), 94, of Elyria, passed away at home Friday, July 13, 2012. She was born April 5, 1918 in Elyria, where she was a lifelong resident. Lucy was a 1936 Elyria High School graduate and a 1937 graduate of The Oberlin School of Commerce. She had worked as a secretary 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® .


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