Garcia, Jose A.

Jose A. Garcia, 72 of Lorain, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was born on August 22, 1947 in Guanica, Puerto Rico.  He was retired from Arrow Aluminum where he worked for 30 years. Jose loved playing dominoes, listening to music, and especially attending family gatherings and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He participated in Couples for Christ, was an excellent artist, and completed his cursillo at Sacred Heart Chapel.

Jose is survived by his wife, Ana M. Lopez; children, Jose Garcia (Triezzie), Diana Caldera (Adolfo), Daisy Garcia, and Lisa Garcia; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Freddy, Chito, Tito, Jerry, Henry, Srian, Norbert, Miguel, Eran, and Luis Garcia; and sisters, Awilda Palos, Carmen Lopez, and Reggie Rodriguez.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ana Julia Garcia; parents, Ramon and Carmen Tita Garcia; a daughter, Marilyn Garcia; and a sister, Reina Garcia.

Due to the current health concerns, there will be private family visitation and graveside service.

Yonkof, Wilomene

Wilomene E. Yonkof (Schultz-Call) May 28, 1935 – April 3, 2020

She is survived by her sons, Kevin Call and Ted (Lynn) Call; a daughter, Melanie (Mike) Lalonde; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and Rick Adkins; sisters, Ruby Brunelle, Myra Byczynski, and Marilyn (Jerry) Skidmore; brothers, Paul (Diane) Schultz, and Philip (Karen) Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Elizabeth (Roth) Schultz; first husband, Carl F. Call (Nov. 1964) and second husband, Adam Yonkof, Jr. (May 2009).

Due to the Covid-19 virus, there will be no visitation and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Elyria, OH; Sprenger Hospice, Amherst, OH; or anything else of your choice.

The family thanks the nurses and aides at Amherst Manor and Sprenger Hospice for the great care they gave her while she was there.

Tessaro, Andrew Sr.

Andrew Tessaro Sr. 92, of Elyria passed away April 1, 2020 following a brief illness.  He was born December 11, 1927 in Eccles, WV.  Andrew enjoyed building and repairing anything and everything.  He always had a soft spot for kids.  Andrew retired from General Motors-Parma in 1988.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Belinda and Joseph Van Keuren, of Elyria, sons; Andrew Tessaro Jr. of Elyria, Terrence Tessaro of Eaton Twp., grandchildren; Andrew Tessaro III, Cassandra Tessaro, and Blake Van Keuren.

Andrew was preceded in death by his wife Helen; parents John and Madelina Tessaro; sisters; Bernita Tessaro, Edna Canaday, and Mary Price; and brother; Victor.  A private graveside service will be held at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Twp.

Wingard, Carol J.

Carol Jean Wingard, 80 of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Passed away on March 29th, 2020 due to severe complications from the Covid-19 Virus.

She was born in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania March 7th, 1940.

She retired as the Supervisor of Capitol Projects for Alltel in Hudson, Ohio.

Graduated from Elyria High School class of 1958.

Carol Wingard was a kind, self-sacrificing, giving soul. The amount of love she provided not just to her family but to those around her was immeasurable. Whether it be the food on her table, clothing, or just some words needed to get you by. She was the foundation to the family. She made everything feel like it was alright no matter what was going on. She was the anchor that stabilized the entire ship. No matter who you were or your background she accepted everyone. All those around her were her family and she had herself a large family as eclectic as her fashion. She enjoyed the simple things. Cooking for whomever would allow her too, reading hundreds upon hundreds of books or sewing something to add to her closet. Even in the worst of times she saw the best of the situation and if she could take that and help she would grab on and run with it. She lived a long, fulfilled life with her husband whom shared so much love you could feel it in the air. Their relationship was magnetic and gave breathe to the family they built to do the same for each other. She may be gone, but she will always be with us in our hearts and in our souls, Watching over us from the empty spaces within our homes. With all of our love, thank you.

She is survived by husband James R. Wingard, daughter Tammara L. Garcher, grandchildren Tiffany Ketcham (Kevin), Kevin Fowler (Kasey), Ryan Fowler-Wingard, Nicholas Fowler (Brittany), James Fowler, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents Clarence and Margaret Imhof and brother Clarence “Butzie” Imhof.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to Cleveland Clinic COVID-19 Community Response Campaign – Support Caregivers and Critical Research https://give.ccf.org/campaign/covid-19/c276951+

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Givens, Terry

Terry Givens, 64 of Lorain, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was a retired truck driver who enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening.

Terry is survived by his sisters, Brenda Dalehite and Teresa McKinney; brother, Robert Givens; and 16 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel H. and Carol Givens; and a brother, John Givens.

There will be no services at this time.

Krulock, Susanna


Susanna “Sue” Krulock (nee Booton), 78 of Elyria Twp., passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who served our country in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command. Sue enjoyed being a homemaker and loved gardening.

Sue is survived by her husband of 56 years, Nick; children, Karen George and Nicholas Edward Krulock (Amy); grandchildren, Amber Nichole Krulock, Michael Basham, and Brittany Klausing; and a sister, Vena Glendon of New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, John and James Booton.

There will be no visitation and the family will hold a private family service at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sue’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Potts, James “Jim”

James “Jim” Harold Potts, 85 of Elyria Twp., passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 at the Avon Hospital at Richard E. Jacobs Campus following a lengthy illness. He was born March 8, 1935 in The Plains (Athens), OH and lived in Amherst and Oberlin. After residing for a while in Kissimmee, FL, he returned to Ohio in 2007. A carpenter by trade, he enjoyed the great outdoors. In addition to fishing, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, and classic cars, he looked forward to spending time with family including his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Marjorie (nee Gest); children, Janette Wahl (Doug), James Berman (Renee), Nancy Kitson (Dan), and James Potts; grandchildren, Robert Kenska (Aimee), Melissa Moncrief, Thomas Berman (Nanci), Jamie Berman, James Potts, and Joe Westgate; 9 great grandchildren; and brothers, Jerry and Daniel Potts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Marie Potts; brothers, George and Larry (Kaylee) Potts; and his daughter, Sharon Ellis (Richard).

The family will hold a memorial celebration of his life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

Staller, Dorothy J.

Dorothy J. Staller (nee Jester), 91 of Lorain, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She had previously been the head cook at Clearview High School for 25 years. After her husband Waite retired, they enjoyed travelling together and teaching ceramics. Dorothy loved reading, flower gardening, and her numerous dogs that she had over the years.

Dorothy is survived by her son Keith Staller (Debra); grandsons, Brian Staller (Dawn) and Kurt Staller (Angela); and great grandsons, Garrett and Landon Staller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elsie Jester; and her beloved husband Waite Staller.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Buswell, Gary A.

Gary A. Buswell, 73 of Elyria, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, having served in Libya and Germany between 1964 – 1968. Gary attended Lorain County Community College and the Tennessee Temple Bible College.  He enjoyed reading and studying the Bible.

Gary is survived by his sisters, Judy Gensert (Joseph) and Debbie Delk (David); a brother, Larry Buswell; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Patricia Buswell; and a brother, Timothy Buswell.

A private family burial will take place.

Carroll, Faith McKenna

Faith McKenna Carroll, age 20, passed away February 19, 2020, after a life-long illness.  Faith enjoyed reading, music, baking, animals & working on cars with her brother.  She loved spending time with friends and family, especially her young cousins, Aiden, Aaron and Audrianna.  Faith was a very compassionate person and felt the need to help others, which led to her desire to be a nurse.  In the end, she was able to help three people by being an organ donor.

Faith is survived by her parents, Michele Walters (Ryan) and Jack Carroll Jr.; brother, Jordan Williams; grandparents, Jack Carroll, Sr., Eva Speakman and Roger Williams; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Micheline Williams.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 2:00 pm at Beyond the Walls Church, 101 Woodford Avenue, Elyria.

Parks, Brent C.

Brent Coleman Parks passed away on February 5, 2020.

Growing up, Brent was a talented auto body painter and an amazing drummer. He was father to two awesome sons, whom he thought of as his greatest accomplishments.

Preceded in death by parents Robert Parks and Mona Phillips. Brent is survived by sons Jake and Brad; his siblings Nick, Billie, and Megan; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins on both sides.

In lieu of funeral services and to honor Brent’s passion for music and drumming, we ask that all que up the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, Simple Man, and  air drum in memory of Brent’s talent.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Parsons, Virginia L.

Virginia L. Parsons, 71 of Lorain, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020. She was a life-long homemaker who loved cooking; listening to music (especially Elvis); watching sports and game shows; and playing games on her tablet.  Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia is survived by her loving husband Edward Parsons, Sr; children, Jeff Parsons, Kelly D. Parsons (Dana Carroll), Tammy Lynn Parsons, and Pamela Louise Parsons; over 30 grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Lodema Gonzalez, Linda Knavel, Carlene Clark, MaryEdna Parsons, Roberta Spenski, and Sue Foizy; brother, Carl Williams, Jr; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sons Edward Parsons, Jr. and William Lee Parsons; a sister, Martharay “Tina” Thompson, and a brother, Joseph Coffee.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Wednesday from 10am until the funeral service beginning at Noon. The burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Plumb, Charlene J.

Charlene J. Plumb (nee Fairhead), 83 of Lorain, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. She was born on June 7, 1936 in Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 54B. In her life, she worked for Former Steel Stamping Co., Hanna Mining Co. in Cleveland and sold Avon products for 14 years, being a member of the Avon President’s Club every year. Charlene was a member of Washington Ave. Christian Church, and was a former member of the Queen City Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She collected her cherished teddies and Hummels; enjoyed adult coloring; reading; watching the Indians, Browns and Cavs; being with friends; and especially enjoyed spending time with her son, grandsons, and great grandchildren.

Charlene is survived by her son, Scott B. Plumb; grandsons, Nicholas and Tyler Plumb; great grandchildren, Ella and Harvey Plumb; brother, Donald Fairhead of Annapolis, MD; and nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald in 1999; and parents, Charles and Vera (Lynn) Fairhead.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Friday from 10am until the funeral service which begins at 12 noon. Burial to follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Peterson, James (Jim) R.

James (Jim) Robert Peterson, 79, of Elyria, OH passed away on January 29 surrounded by his daughters and granddaughters.

Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio and went to Central Catholic where he excelled in sportsmanship and was an outstanding baseball player. He was drafted to the Cleveland Indians right out of high school but chose to pursue a college career at Kent State University where he continued to play baseball.

He is survived by five siblings and had three daughters, Ellen (Ralph) Geiger of Avon, Ohio, Sharon Peterson of Westlake, Ohio, and Marie (Mike) Lark of North Royalton, Ohio.
Jim was a devoted grandfather to his granddaughters, Hannah Geiger and Ashley (Ryan) Thoman. He received the opportunity of becoming a great grandfather in December of 2018 with 2 great grandbabies currently on the way.

A private memorial will be held by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He will be greatly missed.

Rivas, Ismael Maldonado

Ismael Maldonado Rivas, 60 of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 24, 2020. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, especially basketball. “Junior” enjoyed jazz and salsa music; dancing; and doing carpentry work. More importantly, he loved to help others, always putting them before himself.

Junior is survived by his daughter, Ana Gonzalez; grandsons, Michael, Jorge, and Jadiah; siblings, Brunie Rodriguez (Tito), David Maldonado, and Jackie Maldonado Rivas (fiancé, Kenneth Parker); nieces and nephews, Gilbert Cuevas, Carla Rodriguez, and Damian Rodriguez; and a great nephew, Niko Holmes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ismael and Maria; and a brother, Gilbert Maldonado.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Thursday from 4-6pm for a memorial celebration of his life.

Werner, Terry

Terry Werner “Ween”, 60 of Elyria, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. He was the dear father of Shawn Werner, Valerie Werner, and Destiny Stewart; and loving grandfather to Shamura Taylor Werner, and Kayleigh Anne LeMasters (expectant grandchild).

The family will hold a private service.

McQuaid, Geraldine

Geraldine McQuaid (nee Deweese) 79 of Lorain, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020. She loved growing flowers and painting, but above all else she loved her family especially her grandchildren.

Geraldine is survived by her children, John W. (Linda), Joe, and Mark McQuaid; grandchildren, Jennifer Hunley, Ashley and Ryan McCloud, Ian and Sheila McQuaid, and Tiffany and Harley Ann McQuaid; and great grandchildren, Syerra, Savanna, and Shayla Hunley, and Delilah.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Gene; parents, Bud and Fannie Deweese, daughter, Robin McCloud; and siblings, Audrey McQuaid, Jean Drummond, Mickey Schoonover, and Thomas Deweese.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Thursday from 10:30am-12:30pm with the funeral service beginning at 12:30pm. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

McKinney, Elsie V.

Elsie V. McKinney (nee Edwards) 88 of Lorain, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born July 2, 1931 in Letart, WV to the late Jackson and Ruby (Montgomery) Edwards. She lived in Lorain for the past 50 plus years and was a member of the First Community Church of God in Lorain. Elsie was a Sunday School Teacher and a Bible School Teacher for 40 years. She enjoyed cooking, puzzles, and watching game shows.

Elsie is survived by her children, Edgar Ray McKinney, Wilson McKinney, David McKinney, Diane McKinney, and Belinda Grace; 10 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Oral; her son, Michael; and 7 brothers.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Saturday from 11am-1pm with the funeral service beginning at 1pm with Rev. Gary Griffith officiating.

Behlke, Dorothy I.

Dorothy I. Behlke (nee Kroneker), 93 of Lorain, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was a huge Cleveland Indians fan who also loved playing Bingo.  Her biggest joy was her family.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Karen Reaser (Martin), Lewis Behlke (Kathy), and Ronald Behlke (Dianne); daughter in law, Janet Behlke; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 9 great, great grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Bechtold; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Caroline Kroneker; husband, Michael Behlke; children, Larry Behlke and Beverly Donnally; brother, Eugene Kroneker; and a granddaughter, Brianna Crum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association.

The family will receive friends at the Original Glorious Apostolic Church, 995 Foster Ave., Elyria on Friday from 5-8pm and on Saturday from 10:00am – 11:00 am. The funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday at 11:00 am. The interment will be private.

Weese, Jennifer Dawn

Jennifer Dawn Weese (nee Wedell), 62 of Lorain passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 after extended illnesses. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother whose favorite expression was “Whatever”. She also enjoyed crocheting blankets.

Jennifer is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Terry; children, Terry (Melinda), and Heather Bristor; grandson, Aydon Weese; and siblings, Jerry Wedell, Jolene Dyer, Jody Dittmer, Joy Szmania, and Jan Gallo.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and        Wedell, and a brother, John Wedell.

The family will be holding a private remembrance for Jennifer.

Yeaples, Sandra Lea

Sandra Lea Yeaples, 84, passed away on December 19, 2019. She is survived by her children, John (Melitta), Kathryn (Duane), Mark (Diane), and Julia (Jim); grandchildren, Jared, Kimberly, Christopher, Jennifer (Garrett), Jim Jr., and Ashleigh; and great grandchildren, Alexander, Cody, Evelynn, Raylen, Addisyn, and Elouise. Also surviving are her siblings, Rena (Dave), John (Judy), William (Rita), Jon (Kevin), Don (Susie), Mike (Char), Dave (Lawanna), and Marilyn.

She was preceded in death by her husband John (2012) and grandson Daniel (2006).

No services will be held.

McCowan, Alan J.

Alan J. McCowan, 80 of Elyria, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019 at his daughter’s home. He was a great craftsman who was a member of Local 310. Alan enjoyed the outdoors. He also worked as an auxiliary policeman and firefighter for Sheffield Village, and was very proud of his military service with the 187th Airborne group of the Army.

Alan is survived by his children, Sheryl McKain (Larry), Michelle McCowan, Shawn McCowan (Elizabeth), Raelene McCowan, and Adam McCowan (Jennifer); and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will have a private celebration of Alan’s life.

Sanders, John Thomas “Tom”

John Thomas Sanders “Tom”, 76 of Lorain and Booneville, MS, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Cleveland.

He was born in Booneville, MS and spent most of his life in Lorain.

He was a very giving and charitable Christian man who would not take money for the many things that he would do for people.  He was more concerned with taking care of others. He proudly served our country in the Army National Guard. Tom had been a building inspector and a contractor and really loved building things, especially houses. He also enjoyed growing gardens both here and in Mississippi.

Tom is survived by his children, Becky Sanders McCutchen (Chris), and John Michael Sanders; grandchildren, Candice Gray (Jake), Alex McCutchen, and Fallon Edmond; great grandchildren Ben, Grace, and Blayke Ivy Gray; and siblings, Roger Sanders (Ophelia), Martha Hopkins, Joe Sanders (Georgia), Shirley Wilcher (George), Mary Ellen White (Tom), James Sanders, and Sue Fortner (Don).

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sandra Martin Sanders in September of this year, a daughter, Nancy Sanders, and his parents, John and Mattie Bell Sanders.

The funeral and burial will take place in Booneville, MS at a later date.

Bolinger, Carol S.

Carol S. Bolinger, 70 of Elyria, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. She enjoyed fishing and listening to country music, especially Conway Twitty. Carol loved her job at Abbewood where everyone there was like family to her. She had a very big heart and a loving soul, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Carol will be greatly missed!

She is survived by her son, Robert Bolinger (Melissa); grandchildren, Joseph Vincer (Courtney), Corey Fyffe (Brandy), Madison Bolinger, and Jalyn Kay; lifelong friend, Clyde Workman; best friend Dolores Fuehrer; sisters, Donna Teague (Charles), Linda Cole, and Karen Shelton; brother, Robert Bolinger (Theresa); and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Betty Bolinger; and son, Jason Bolinger.

As per Carol’s request, a private family celebration of her life will be held.

Hamilton, Cecil

Cecil Hamilton, 83 of Lorain, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was retired from US Steel. Cecil was born in Kentucky on May 13, 1936 and later married his wife, Veronica (nee Spontike) on January 30, 1956.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Veronica; children, Cecil Hamilton, Jr., Janet Kaurich (Rich), Denise Surrena (Robert), and Elizabeth Krejci (Gary); 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and sisters, Sola Collier (Enoch), Viola Adkins (Danny), Lula Hall (Del), and Verble Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Teddie and Zona Hamilton; brothers, Gene and Arthur Hamilton; and sisters, Lovell Osborn, and Virginia and Verona Scalf.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Saturday from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1pm. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.

Lingenfelter, Robert J.

Robert Joseph Lingenfelter “Uncle Joe”, 68 of Lorain, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 18, 2019. He was a US Air Force Veteran who enjoyed spending time on Farmville. Joe was active for a long time in the AA community and could be found selling ceramics at Jamie’s Flea Market. There are several neighborhood cats who are going to miss his attention!

Joe is survived by his nephews, Brian Dubesa (Margaret) and Chad Dubesa (Marisol) and his niece Nicole Santantonio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Margaret Lingenfelter, and his sister, Bonnie Santantonio.

Donations in his name may be made to the ASPCA.

Joe’s urn will be placed at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Powell, Keri

Keri Powell, age 50 of North Ridgeville, passed away suddenly on November 17, 2019. She was a selfless woman whose life was all about others. She took care of a lot of  neighborhood children and everyone called her “Mom”.  It simply didn’t matter who a person was – she would put them before herself.  She also had a very special place in her heart for her beloved dogs, Crash, Tommo, and Queso.

Keri was the loving mother of Kayla and Cory Panigutti; beloved daughter of Dan and Marijane Powell; dear sister of Kelly Gregoire (Ryan), and Kim Powell; and the cherished aunt of Danielle, Preston, Parker, Peyton, Marleigh, and Marilyn.

Please join the family for a celebration of Keri’s life on Sunday Nov 24th, 2019, 2-5 PM @ The West Side Irish-American Club, 8559 Jennings Rd Olmsted Township, OH 44138

Memorial donations may be made through the following link:  Go Fund Me/ Keri Powell.

 

 

 

Devore, Elizabeth J.

Elizabeth J. Devore (nee Paxton), 45 of Elyria passed away suddenly on Friday, November 1, 2019. She had worked as a Dental Assistant when she was younger, but spent the majority of her time raising her three daughters. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and aunt.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Allison, Meghan, and Hailey Devore; her mother, Twila Paxton; brother, Brad Paxton (Amanda); and niece, Brittany Paxton.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Paxton.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Wednesday, Nov. 6  from 6-7:30pm with a remembrance service beginning at 7:30pm.

Wise, Shirley L.

Shirley L. Wise, 65 of Lorain, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019. She retired last year after working for 32 years as an STNA at Amherst Manor. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, and attending concerts, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Angela Donaldson (Ken Waldrop) and Rachel Higginbotham (Chad); grandchildren, Alyssa Mihalic, Brendan Mihalic, Autumn Arbaugh, Isabella Higginbotham, and Ava Higginbotham; and her sister, Mary Chitwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mabel Carender.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Friday from 5-7pm.

Nelson, Leason Sr.

Leason Nelson, Sr., 96 of Elyria, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2019. He was a retired foundry worker who was loved by all. Leason served as a Deacon, and was always active in his church including Church of the North Coast and Second Baptist Church in Elyria.

Leason is survived by his loving wife Jackie; children, Leason Nelson, Jr., Linda Perry (Melvin), Oscar Nelson, and Shree Plaza (Carlos); and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Fern, Shelby Jean

Shelby Jean Fern (nee Burdette), age 81, of LaGrange, passed away peacefully on October 8th, 2019, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin Ohio. She was born May 26th, 1938, in Greenville, South Carolina. She has lived in various parts of Lorain County since the late 50’s. Shelby enjoyed spending time with her family, camping in Loudonville, traveling, assembling puzzles, reading books and playing bingo.

Survivors include Son’s Robert W. Fern (April), of Sweetser, Indiana, Charley Fern (Ruthi) of Lorain, Ken Fern Jr. (Morgan) of Brunswick. Grandchildren Michele Britton (Gary), Rob Fern Jr. (Andreanna), Rachel Fern, Todd Fern (Beth), Charley Fern (Amber), Christopher Fern (Ashley), Lori Lovell (Keith), Marlayna Fern (Chris), Tyler Fern and 14 Great Grandchildren.

Shelby was preceded in Death by her husband, Charles J Fern; her son Ken Fern Sr.; daughter Vickie Lynn Fern; parents, Hubert and Annie (Vaughn) Burdette; sisters Edna “Dean” Laws; Norma Lowe; Brothers Clyde, Steve, Ed and Bob Burdette.

The family will receive friends Monday at Peace Mennonite Church, 9300 West Ridge Road, Elyria from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the service immediately following.

Snyder, Alma G.

Alma Gregory Snyder, age 79 of Avon, passed away Sunday February 24, 2019 at her home. She was a beautiful, funny, strong, witty, and hard-working lady who lived simply, but loved greatly.

Alma is survived by her husband Al Snyder; sons, Tom (Fran) Gregory, Joe (Carolyn) Gregory, and Mark (Elaine) Gregory; grandchildren, Andrea (Dan) Findley, Stephanie (Zach) Levy, Joe Gregory, Amber (Jacob) Baraona, Kyle (Danielle) Gregory, Brad Gregory, and Jamie Gregory; 6 great grandchildren; and a sister, Trudi Hodgson.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Gregory.

In memory of Alma, please join the family for a Celebration of her life on Wednesday from 4-8pm at Avon Isle, 37080 Detroit Rd., Avon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

Taylor, Karla K.

Karla Kay Taylor ,59,passed away May 25th at her home. She was born Sept.23rd 1958 in Winchester Virginia, the daughter of Henry and Shirley McKee , Loving mom of Nate and Chante’ Taylor.

Karla was a sweet woman,who had the biggest heart.She lived for her kids,And would do anything for them, loving them unconditionall y.  Family was the most important thing for her. She touched so many lives over the years with her kindness, warm smile,  And big hugs.

Your wings were ready.  But our hearts were not.  You will be deeply missed.  And never forgotten.                       N.A.M.A.I.L.Y.

She is survived by her son Nathan Taylor, Daughter Chante’ Taylor , (1) Granddaughter Mia Rose Taylor, Both parents Henry and Shirley McKee.