Vermilion Ohio Obituaries
William "Bill" Ball - October 17, 2011

William (Bill) Ball, 67, of Vermilion, went to be with our Lord on Monday, October 17, 2011 at his home after a lengthy illness. Bill was born December 28, 1943 in Branchland, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from West Virginia. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea. Bill worked for Ford Motor Company,Lorain as a repairman for 32 years and then worked for US Steel, Lorain for 6 years as a...

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Kenneth Earl Showman - October 15, 2011

Kenneth Earl Showman, 80, of Wakeman, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Kenneth was born January 20, 1931 in Somerset, PA, and had been a Wakeman area resident since 1951. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean war. Kenneth worked for American Ship, Lorain as a pipe fitter and retired after 35 years. He had been a member of the Boilermakers Union and enjoyed...

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Christopher John Kincaid - October 14, 2011

Christopher John Kincaid, 46, of Mentor, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home following a sudden illness. He was born March 31, 1965 in Bay Village, Ohio, he had been a Mentor resident for the past 4 years, moving from Salem, Wisconsin. He was raised in Vermilion and graduated from Vermilion High School in 1983. Following graduation he joined the United States Airforce and served during Desert Storm. For the past 18 years,...

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Mary Anna Potter - October 13, 2011

Mary Anna Potter (nee Dorshorst), 81, of Sandusky, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus. Mary was born March 9, 1930 in Rushville, NE. She had been a Sandusky resident for the past 7 years moving from Vermilion where she had lived since 1951. Mary had worked as a nurse's aide at Rushville Hospital, NE and had also worked at South Shore Packing, Vermilion. She was a member of St. Anthony of...

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Elisha M. Caudill - October 10, 2011

Elisha Matthew Caudill, 79, of Elyria went home to be with the Lord Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born May 30, 1932 in Floyd County, Kentucky and was an Elyria resident for the past 32 years, moving from Cleveland. Mr. Caudill worked as a machinist and tool designer for more than 40 years, retiring in 2010 from Assembly Specialties in Cleveland. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany in the 1950s. Mr....

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Sharon E. Reeves - October 8, 2011

Sharon E. Reeves (nee Bentley),65, of Elyria, died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at EMH Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Sharon was born December 30, 1945 in Burdine, KY, and had been an Elyria resident for the past 17 years moving from Vermilion. She was a member of the Vermilion Church of Christ. Sharon enjoyed reading, card games, watching old John Wayne movies and listening to old country music and gospel music. Her...

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Lawrence "Larry" Reed - October 4, 2011

Lawrence "Larry" Reed, 65, of Snowflake, AZ formerly of Vermilion died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at his home. Lawrence was born December 15, 1945 in Lorain. He lived in Vermilion for 55 years moving to AZ in 2006. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. Larry was a lineman for Ohio Edison for 40 years retiring in 2004. He was a member of Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Ely...

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Thomas Stuart Williams - October 1, 2011

Thomas Stuart Williams, 69,of Vermilion, died Oct.1, 2011 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Born June 11, 1942 in Sandusky, Tom was a lifelong Vermilion resident. He married his high school girl friend, Judy Shaw, in 1962, while they were students at Bowling Green State University. Tom taught Business Education subjects for Firelands High School for 25 years retiring in 1998. Soon after he began...

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Jean Marie Jansheski September 21, 2011

Jean Marie Jansheski (nee Prindle), 85, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Jean was born December 17, 1925 in Cleveland, lived most of her life in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 9 years. Jean worked for Bendix Westinghouse, Elyria, as a machine operator retiring in 1979. She attended the Abundant Life Christian Center, Elyria, and...

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Kenneth Albert Hunt - September 2, 2011

Kenneth Albert Hunt,77, of Vermilion, died suddenly Friday, September 2, 2011. Kenneth was born in Lorain and had lived in Lorain, Arizona and Vermilion. . He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Remey during the Korean Conflict. Kenneth was a construction worker for several companies including Stevens Painton Construction. He worked part time doing maintenance for the Lucy Idol Center in...

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Barbara Helen Hildebrandt - September 2, 2011

Barbara Helen Hildebrandt (nee Kodysz), 73, of Vermilion, died Friday, September 2, 2011 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph after a short illness. Barbara was born July 24, 1938 in Wakeman and had been a lifelong Florence Township and Vermilion area resident. . She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and had been active in 4H and Girl Scouts. She loved her family, friends, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She...

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Betty Virginia Bassett - September 1, 2011

Betty Virginia Bassett (nee Smith), 92, formerly of Beulah Beach, Vermilion, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at East Park Care Center, Brookpark. Betty was born December 3, 1918 in Cleveland, and had been a Brookpark resident for the past 3 years She was a member of Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church. She enjoyed playing the organ, knitting, needlework, writing and reading. She is survived by her husband, William Bassett;...

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Nicholas James O'Dell - September 1, 2011

Nicholas James O'Dell, 65, of Birmingham, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Hospice at the Renaissance, Olmsted Falls, after a 9 month illness. Nicholas was born June 2, 1946 in Norwalk, and has been a life long Wakeman area resident. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Nicholas owned and operated O'Dell's Energy Savers, a glass coating and tinting service in Wakeman. He had also worked for Firelands Schools as a janitor...

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John Patrick Boyer II - August 28, 2011

John Patrick Boyer II, 60, of Bucyrus, died Sunday, August 28, 2011after a 3 week illness due to an automobile accident. John was born March 27, 1951 in Cleveland, OH. He had been a Bucyrus resident for the past year moving from Vermilion. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard and worked as an independent Truck Driver retiring after 25 years. He is survived by his son, John Patrick (Mandi) Boyer III of Bucyrus; daughters, Chris ...

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James R Cummings - August 28, 2011

James R. Cummings 69, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at his home after a lengthy illness with ALS. James was born August 22, 1942 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident since 2006 moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. James was assistant superintendent of the Lorain Utilities Water Department for 3 years and worked at the Sewage Plant for 9 years. He also was a bus driver for Cleveland...

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John Fandrich - August 23, 2011

John Fandrich, 87, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at his home after a 1 year illness. John was born September 29, 1923 in Geneva, Ohio, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1935. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army serving in the occupation forces in Japan. John was a member of the Vermilion E & R Church. John worked as a grape farmer, was self employed at John's Bicycle and Lawn Mower...

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Betsy Ann Donnelly - August 18, 2011

Betsy Ann Donnelly (nee Petrucelli), 43, of Lorain, died Thursday, August 18, 2011 after a 12 year illness. Betsy was born December 13, 1967 in Massachusetts and had been a Lorain resident for the past 6 years moving from New Hampshire. . She attended Smith College and the University of New Hampshire and enjoyed studying, using the computer, dogs, and helping people. She is survived by her fiancé, Steve Gordon of...

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Orville C. Stallard - August 18, 2011

Orville C. Stallard, 78, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the Hospice Service of Southwest General after a lengthy illness. Orville was born August 25, 1932 in Ermine, KY. He moved to the Cleveland area in 1950 and then to Vermilion in 1998. He was a machinist and worked for Yoder Manufacturing for most of his career, but was also known to be a "Jack of all trades", enjoying other tasks such as carpentry and...

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Myron G. McClain - August 13, 2011

Myron G. McClain, 62, of Vermilion, passed away August 13, 2011, after a short illness. Myron was born June 8, 1949 in Lorain, Ohio and has been a life-long Vermilion resident. He was a self-employed Handyman. He enjoyed riding his bicycle, and he loved God. He is survived by his son, Mark (Tara) McClain of Sunbury, Ohio; a daughter, Tammy McClain of Sandusky; granddaughters, Jonicee & Cheyenne; grandsons, Jahseri, Jonathon, Jeremy,...

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Amy Marie Rottari - August 8, 2011

Amy Marie Rottari 36, of Vermilion, died Monday, August 8, 2011 at the home of her parents after a 7 month courageous battle with brain cancer. Amy was born August 7, 1975 in Lorain; she had been a Vermilion resident for the past 5 years, moving from Sandusky. She graduated from Firelands High School and attended Bowling Green State University. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Vermilion. Her greatest joy was taking care...

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