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Diane Bailey Chesnut - July 12, 2017

Diane L. Chesnut (nee Bailey), 81, of Vermilion, died suddenly Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic due to an infection from a surgery. She was born April 22, 1936 in Lorain, Ohio and had been a life time Vermilion resident. Diane graduated from Vermilion High School, class of 1953 where she met her high school sweetheart and husband of 61 years, the late Don Chesnut. She also graduated from Oberlin School of Commerce in 1955....

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Patricia B Masten - July 11, 2017

Patricia Bernice Masten (nee Freeman), 71, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born December 5, 1945 in Union City, TN and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 59 years. Patricia graduated from Vermilion High School in 1963 and worked for Lakewood Steel doing inside sales for 15 years. She had also worked as the manager at Toot-N-Scoot Gas Station and the Clark Gas Station in...

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Thomas John William Mills - July 10, 2017

Thomas John-William Mills, 39, of North Ridgeville, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a sudden illness. Thomas was born Nov. 23, 1977 in Lorain. Tom was raised in Vermilion, had been a North Ridgeville resident for the past 3 years moving from Berea. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Tom worked for Heidtman Steel as a Quality Representative for 5 years and had worked for Ken-Mac Metal,...

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Maurice "Maury" Bowen - July 7, 2017

Maurice "Maury" Bowen, 86, of Upper Sandusky, died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky after a lengthy illness. Maurice was born December 19, 1930 in Upper Sandusky where he resided for the past 2 years moving from Vermilion where he lived for over 40 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force. Maurice had owned and operated Oberlin Mill Lumber Yard and had also owned a trucking company. ...

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Sandra A. Larges - July 6, 2017

Sandra A. Larges (nee James), 67, of Birmingham, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born August 30, 1949 in Saginaw, MI and had been a Birmingham resident for the past 32 years moving from Vermilion. Sandra was a member of the American Legion #397, life member of Amvets Post #22, Wakeman Eagles, and the Lorain Women's Bowling Association. She enjoyed camping, bowling, fishing, playing...

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Clara Mae Anderson - July 4, 2017

Clara Mae Anderson (nee Thornton), 84 of Goshen, KY died Tuesday July 4,2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born March 14, 1933 in Dunn, NC and had been a Goshen, KY resident since 1998, moving from Vermilion, OH where she had resided for 38 years. Clara worked as the manager for South Shore Shopping Center and Southbay Town Homes in Vermilion for 20 years. She enjoyed playing Bingo, bowling, travel, was...

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Peggy Culpepper - July 3, 2017

Peggy Culpepper (nee Roof ), 82, of Vermilion, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born August 29, 1934 in Hamilton, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years moving from Texas. Peggy worked for Ford Motor Co. in the cafeteria and then on the assembly line for 15 years. She then worked in the bakery at Geyer's and for Lane Bryant. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church,...

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Delores E. Busser - July 1, 2017

Delores Busser (nee Sugaski) 87, passed away Saturday July 1, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Delores was born on June 21, 1930 in Lorain, OH and grew up in Wellington and lived in Lorain, South Amherst, and Vermilion. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and attended the Cleveland Academy of cosmetology. She also worked alongside her husband Bernard for many years that owned and...

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John C Dunn - June 23, 2017

John C. Dunn, 88, formerly of Lorain, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at South Point Hospital after a short illness. He was born February 25, 1929 in Oberlin, and had been a Twinsburg resident for the past year. Prior to moving to Twinsburg, he had been a Vermilion resident for 8 years, moving from Lorain (one of the first families of Lorain County) where he had resided for 50 years. John graduated from Oberlin High School in 1947. He then...

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Kathleen Gardner - June 23, 2017

Kathleen Gardner (nee Lougeay), 73, of Vermilion, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home. Kathleen was born March 20, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years. She worked as a customer service representative for Leimbach Insurance that became Somers Insurance, Vermilion. She had also worked for Dr. Ruh, Vermilion. Kathleen enjoyed knitting, reading, sewing, and collecting. ...

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Catherine R Crowell - June 22, 2017

Catherine R. Crowell (nee Ray), 83, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a short illness. Cathy was born December 9, 1933 in Danville, Virginia and had spent most of her life in Vermilion and a short time also in the Denver, CO area. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion, Open Door Church, and the Grace Church, Denver, CO. She enjoyed bible study, adult coloring books, writing poetry,...

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James Big Jim Freeman - June 22, 2017

James "Big Jim" Freeman, 82, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a 6 weeks illness. Jim was born June 29, 1934 in Key, Ohio. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1974 moving from Livonia, MI. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Jim worked for Ashland Chemical Company in Livonia Michigan, Chemical Recovery Systems of Elyria and retired from the company he founded, Freeman...

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Myrtle McGlothlin - June 22, 2017

Myrtle McGlothlin (nee Deel), 85, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Elmcroft of Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born December 6, 1931 in Grundy, Virginia and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years. Myrtle had worked as a manager for Lawson Milk Co. for 8 years. She had attended Little Edna Baptist Church, Lorain and had bowled on the Vermilion Women's Bowling League in her younger years. She...

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Earl "Ozzie" Reed - June 18, 2017

Earl "Ozzie" Reed, 77, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born August 31, 1939 in Fremont and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from Sandusky. Ozzie worked as a supervisor for Ford Motor Company, Lorain retiring after 35 years. During part of his time at Ford, he also owned and operated Pickle Pat's, Vermilion. After his retirement from Ford, Ozzie...

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Kiara Lynn Stowers - June 17, 2017

Kiara Lynn Stowers, 18, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 1, 1999 in Lorain, OH. She had lived in Columbus for the past 3 years moving from Vermilion. Kiara worked for Canes and WG Grinders in Grove City and Groveport. She was a member of the Youth at the Polls, which helped people register to vote. She was a recent graduate of Groveport High School. ...

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George E. Phillips - June 11, 2017

George E. Phillips, 82, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born February 22, 1935 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. George was a veteran of the US Army. George owned and operated Valley Harbor Marina, a full service marina with 400 docks located on the Vermilion river. George's life revolved around boats and the marina, which he built in 1966. He had also served as...

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Constance S Dropko - June 7, 2017

Constance S. Dropko (nee Strandwitz), 101, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born October 13, 1915 in Gilman, Iowa and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 71 years moving from Brooklawn, NJ. Constance worked for Luther League of America in Philadelphia, Red Feather in Lorain, and the Vermilion Local Schools as a Librarian Aide for 23 years retiring in 1980....

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Jean E. Kelsey - June 5, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Kelsey (nee Buckholz), 59, of Wellington, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 21, 1957 in Lorain and had been a Wellington resident for the past 32 years moving from Lorain. Jean graduated from Lorain High School and worked for East of Chicago Pizza, Wakeman for many years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandson. She...

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John Howard Lynch - June 5, 2017

John Howard Lynch, 83, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. John was born September 10, 1933 in Wheeling , WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years moving from Huron. John worked as a nuclear physicist and engineer at NASA. His publications have dealt with a variety of fields including neutron physics, heat transfer, applied mathematics, nuclear reactor...

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Dolores M. Igoe - June 2, 2017

Dolores Igoe, born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on September 5, 1932, the only child of Cleve and Lucy Ross. She grew up on a ranch where she was exposed to nature and learned the joy of animals, particularly dogs and horses. Following high school, she enrolled at Wooster College as a voice major, where she met and married Robert Igoe, a fellow student. They both graduated in 1955 and a year later her husband was drafted into the Army and...

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