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BEAM, Grace Amilalia nee Hales
Wellington Enterprise
Thursday, January 12, 1984 (p. 4)
b 4 Oct 1904, d 6 Jan 1984

Grace A. Beam, 79, a Brighton resident for many years, died Friday at Oberlin Allen Memorial Hospital following a several months illness. Services wre held Saturday in the Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Lautzenheiser officiating. Burial was in Camden Cemetery. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Merrill and Mrs. Lucy Hales, both of here, and Mrs. Marie Gooderjohn of Ashland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace, in 1968, and by three brothers.

David Statler

BEAM, Horace
Wellington Enterprise
Thursday, March 30, 1967 (p. 3)
b 6 Jan 1903, d 28 Mar 1967

Horace E. Beam, 64, RD 3, Brighton-twp, passed away Tuesday evening in Allen Hospital, Oberlin, after a brief illness. He was born in Brighton January 6, 1903 and was a carpenter. He belonged to the Wellington F. & A.M. Lodge No. 127 and the R.A.M. No. 109. Survivors are his wife, Grace; one sister, Mrs. Charles McClellan, Wellington. One sister, Mary, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Griffith officiating. Masonic services will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Visiting hours Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9. Burial will be in Camden.

David Statler

BECKER, Geraldine Marie nee Robinson

Geraldine Marie Becker was born in Huron and had been a Vermilion resident since 1937. Mrs. Becker, 82, died Monday at Mill Manor Nursing Home in Vermilion. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Her husband, Nelson, died in 1982. Survivors include her sons, Barry of Atlanta and Lee of Vermilion; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Mary Church, 731 Exchange St., Vermilion. Riddle Funeral Home in Vermilion is handling arrangements. Plain Dealer, 30 April 1997

Leslie Rodriguez, Aug 2007

Becker, Jane, See Jane Ortner

Becker, Leone N., See Leone N. Nally

BECKLER, Lillian nee Brosky
Obituary from the Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio


Lillian A. Beckler (nee Brosky), 63, of Lorain, died Friday, June 21, 1996, in her home following a three-week illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Lorain, and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Beckler was a 1950 graduate of Lorain High School. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, and a former member of the Echo Club. She enjoyed antique collecting and attending flea markets. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Ray; daughter, Paula Shorf of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; stepdaughter, Debra Ziler of Akron; stepson, Dale Beckler of Avon; four grandchildren; and sister, Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Lesiecki of Lorain. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Frances (nee Lechowicz) Brosky (aka Brzezinski). Friends may call Monday from 6 to 9 P.M. in the John J. Gluvna Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain. Prayers will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the funeral chapel; followed by a Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Nativity BVM Catholic Church, 418 15th St., Lorain. The Rev. Robert Bielek, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Joseph, or the American Cancer Society.

Paula Brosky-Shorf

BEEBE, Artemus

BEMENT Sr., Charles William
The Chronicle-Telegram, 2 December 1994)

Service for Charles William Bement, Sr., 84, of Zephyrhills, FL who died Friday at his home were held Saturday at the Oakley Funeral Home of Zephyrhills, FL. The Rev. George White officiated. Burial was in Floral Memory Gardens, Dade City, FL. Mr. Bement was born in Spencer and moved to Zephyrhills 16 years ago from Wakeman. He was a retired bank teller and treasurer. He was a member of the Wakeman Congregational Church and the Gibson Masonic Lodge, Wakeman. Mr. Bement is survived by his wife, Mary Florence (nee Buckley); sons Charles W., Jr. of Zephyrhills, FL., Ronald P. of Southern Pines, NC, Jon M. of Zephyrhills, FL., Jerry B. of Sandusky, Loren C. of Wakeman, Clinton E. of Wakeman, a brother, Clinton E. Bement, Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Earl. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hernado-Pasco County Hospice, c/o Oakley Funeral Home, 36327 State Route 54 W., Zephyrhills, FL. 33541.

Carole J. Schetter

BEMENT, Esther Marie nee Brothers
The Wellington Enterprise, 16 March 1999

Esther M. Bement, 75, of Wakeman died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at the Norwalk Memorial Home in Norwalk after a long illness. Born in Wellington, she lived in Wellington and in Wakeman all her life. She was a 1941 graduate of Vermilion High School. She helped establish the Wakeman Library when it was in the Masonic Hall, and she worked on the Bid and Buy fundraiser for the library. Mrs. Bement was a seamstress. She helped build blimps during World War II as a riveter and was known as “Rosie the Riveter.” Mrs. Bement was a member of the Wakeman Congregational Church of Christ and helped start a church newsletter. At the church, she was a member of the Wakeman Talent Guild and the Art Committee, which she co-chaired with her husband. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her sons Robert Jr. and Thomas G., both of Wakeman; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Lora Beam of Bradenton, FL and Joyce Kishman of Vermilion; and a brother, Jack L. Brothers of Sandusky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sr. in 1985, a son Jack E. in 1991 and her parents Gertrude (nee Martin) and Lloyd Brothers. Services were private. Memorials may be made to the Citizens Ambulance Service, 19 Railroad St., Wakeman 44889. Arrangements were handled by the Gerber-Smith Funeral Home in Wakeman.

Carole J. Schetter

BEMENT Sr., Robert O., Sr
(newspaper not identified), 4 February 1985

Robert O. Bement, Sr., 67, of Wakeman died at his home Monday after apparently suffering a heart attack. Born in Spencer, Mr. Bement spent most of his life in Wakeman. For over 40 years he was employed as a photographer with Van Batum and Mahali’s Studios, did free-lance work, and for the past 25 years he had taken sports photos for Wakeman High School. He was also the former proprietor of the Wakeman Shell Station. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Army Air Corp in Holland and France and was the recipient of 3 Bronze Star medals. He was a member of the Wakeman Red Caps, a former baseball team, a charter member of American Legion Post 689, Wakeman, where he was currently first vice commander, a charter member of Wakeman Boy Scout Troop No. 238 and the former Wakeman Kiwanis Club and he was a member of Wakeman Congregational Church. He attended Ohio State University. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Esther (nee Brothers); sons Robert O. Jr. and Thomas C. of Wakeman and Jack E. of Dallas, TX; 4 grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Marian Dunlap of Ocala, FL and brothers, Charles and Merlin of Zephyr Hills, FL and Clinton of Cuyahoga Falls. He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl. Memorial services will be held at a time and place to be announced by Gerber Funeral Home, Wakeman. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Salvation Army.

Carole J. Schetter

BENDER, Carol J. nee Laubenthal
July 11, 1939 - Abt. July 05, 1974
Id#: 0422107 Name: Bender, Carol J.
Date: Jul 7 1974
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #092

Notes: Bender. Carol J. Bender (nee Laubenthal), of N. Ridgeville, O., wife of John, mother of Bonnie, Greg, Gary and John, daughter of Otto Laubenthal, sister of Jane Smith, Richard and William Laubenthal, granddaughter of Barbara Rauschert. Visitation, Sunday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M. at The Laubenthal Funeral Home, 257 Washington Ave., Elyria, O. Funeral Monday, 11 a.m., St. Peters Church, N. Ridgeville, O. Burial St. Peters Cemetery.

Rich O'Keefe

The Elyria Republican Newspaper
September 1,1881

Death of Peter Bender - Died, Wednesday morning August 27th, 1881, at his home in Elyria, Lorain County Ohio, Peter J. Bender, aged eighty-four years, nine months, and five days. Deceased was born November 19th, 1796, in Frohnhofen, Germany, was married to Elizabeth M. Moulder in 1825, and together they left their native land with two small children in 1832 to find a home in America. They had a long and perilous voyage, arriving so late in the fall that they were obliged to stay in Boston the first winter. They then came to Elyria and bought the farm on which he has ever since lived. In addition to the hardships suffered by the early settlers, he was compelled to pay for his farm twice before he obtained a good title. They had a family of ten children, three of whom died in infancy; the other seven survive with their families living so near that they were present to follow his reminds to their last resting place. His health had not been good for several years, but he was able to be around most of the time till the last two months, when his sufferings were very severe. He retained consciousness to the last, arranging his business and selecting the text and hymn for his funeral, which was held in the Evangelical Church on South Ridge, in Amherst on Friday, August 26th, of which the deceased and his surviving wife had long been members. The services were conducted by Elder Brown (German) speaking from the text selected, Psalms 94th-19, and by Rev. Zegler (English) whose text was 2nd Corinthians 5:10. The church choir gave some sweet music when his remains were followed to the cemetery on Murray Ridge by a large concourse of weeping friends. The family return their heartfelt thanks to all who showed them sympathy by many acts of kindness during the illness, and at the burial of their venerable parent.

Submitted by Richard Kurish

BENTON, Dorothy nee Easterbrook
Chronicle Telegram, Oct. 9, 1994

Dorothy M. Benton, 89, a long time Elyria resident died Friday in Springfield Ohio where she had been living in a nursing home. Born in Berlin Heights, Mrs. Benton worked at Troxel Mfg. in Elyria. She also worked as a clerk at Joe Norbands Discount Store, which is now Elyria Value City, and as an aide at the Golden Ages Nursing Home in Amherst. She was at Golden Ages for 10 years.

She was a member of the Washington Avenue, Christian Church. In addition she belonged to the Amherst Rebekka Lodge and the Jolly 60's. She enjoyed horses and square dancing. Mrs. Benton was preceded in death by her first husband, Roland Hist, her second husband, Lee Benton; stepson Cleve Benton and sister Florence Williams. She leaves a son, Clifford Hist of Dallas, daughter Anita Horvath a CT employee who lives in Elyria, Step daughter Eunice Steel of Norwalk and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call 7-9 pm today at the Curtis Schueffler-Bush family Chapel 114 Second St. Elyria. Services will be at 9 AM Monday at the Funeral home. The reverend Janet Long will officiate. Burial will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park - Amherst Twp. Memorials may be made to Washington Avenue Christian Church or to the Alzheimers' association: 12200 Fairhill Road - Cleveland, Ohio.

Kathy Groner

BERG, Raymond A.
December 12, 1918 - May 25, 1992
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 27, 1992, pg. 11 sec. G, Death Notice

Raymond A. Berg, residence Avon Lake, husband of the Rita (deceased), father of Francis C. Berg, grandfather of Frank J. and Ann Berg, passed away Monday May 25th. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Burmeister Busch Family Chapel, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake.

Richard J. O'Keefe

BIERNS, Michael
Saturday, Feb 6, 1892

Michael Bierns died at the county infirmary Thursday, Feb.4. The funeral was held Friday at St. Mary’s church.

Abstracted by Norma Karter, Elyria newspaper lookups

Elyria Republican, Thursday, April 5, 1894, Carlisle

Died March 30th, Miss Anna E. Biggs, youngest daughter of Mr. Joseph Biggs, aged thirty eight years. She was born in Chesterton, Warwickshire, England and came to this country with her parents when she was three years old. She united with the M. E. church at Elyria, under the preaching of Rev. Mudge, twenty-five years ago. From that time until her death, she exhibited in her life those traits those characteristics that adorn and beautify a Christian life. Her disease was heart trouble and for two years past has been a constant sufferer and gradually wearing away. About three weeks ago she was taken quite sick, and not withstanding all this her faith never wavered, nor hope dimmed, and during her illness she often expressed a desire to depart to be with her Savior and at rest. Her life was one worthy of imitation – always making others happy. Her countenance was always radiant with smiles of a Savior’s love, which were ever present at home or abroad. She looked upon death as release from suffering, a gateway to a happier realm of life. She had all her funeral hymns selected; also the text 116th Psalm and 16th verse. Rev. Reeder, her pastor, made some very appropriate remarks. The services were held at home and were largely attended, which showed the esteem in which she was held by the citizens of this town and vicinity. Her casket was covered with very choice flowers. She left a father, mother, three brothers and sisters: Mr. Jonathan Biggs of Sandusky, Mrs. Burnham of Carlisle, Mr. Joseph Biggs of Sullivan, Mr. Thomas Biggs of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Jane Clark and Mrs. Sarah Miller. Her life is work is done and she has gone to enjoy the rest that remains for the people of God.

Abstracted by Norma Karter, Elyria newspaper lookups

BILLINGHURST, Agnes Rose nee Jacko

Agnes Rose "Jackie" Billinghurst nee Jacko
November 24, 1923 - April 07, 1997 The Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 9, 1997, pg. 8 sec. B, Death Notice

Agnes Rose Billinghurst (nee Jacko) "Jackie", beloved wife of William S., loving mother of William J. (Nancy), Michael G. Sr. (Linda), Patrice R. Koepke (Robert), Timothy S. (Katherine), Judith A. Peterson (John), devoted grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of four, sister of Robert Popovic and Dorothy Long and the late Elizabeth Cseplo, Joseph Jacko and John James Popovic, also preceded by her father Stephen Jacko, mother Rose Popovic (nee Kucurko) and step father John Popovic. Passed away Monday, April 7. Memorials may be forwarded to Our Lady of the Wayside Curiosity Shoppe, 36145 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011. Prayer Services at the funeral home Thursday April 10 at 9:15 AM and the Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd. at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the Busch Burmeister Family Chapel, 32000 Detroit Rd. Avon from 2-4 and 6-9 PM Wednesday.

Richard J. O'Keefe


Agnes Rose "Jackie" Billinghurst nee Jacko
November 24, 1923 - April 07, 1997
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 10, 1997 pg. 13 sec. B Obituary

Agnes Rose Billinghurst, volunteer at curio shop

AVON — Agnes Rose "Jackie" Billinghurst retired 10 years ago from the Billinghurst IGA supermarket that her husband's relatives owned in Avon. She had worked there many years. She volunteered at Our Lady of the Wayside Curiosity Shoppe in Avon.

Mrs. Billinghurst, 73, died Monday at her home in. She had cancer. The Lakewood native graduated from John Adams High School in Cleveland.

During World War II, Mrs. Billinghurst was a riveter for Fisher Body in Cleveland. She moved from Cleveland to Avon in 1956.

Mrs. Billinghurst was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7035 of Avon. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, William S.; sons, William J. of Columbus, Michael G. of Lorain and Timothy S. of Sheffield Lake; daughters, Patrice R. Koepke of Vermilion and Judith A. Peterson of Elyria; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon, where Mrs. Billinghurst was a member. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Wayside Curiosity Shoppe, 36145 Detroit Rd., Avon, 44011. Busch Burmeister Family Chapel of Avon is handling arrangements.

Richard J. O'Keefe

December 06, 1895 - September 11, 1984
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sep. 14, 1984 pg. 10 sec. C Death Notice

George A. Billinghurst, resident of Avon, O., beloved husband of Grace (nee Nutting), father of William S. Billinghurst, Kenneth J. McKinney, Mrs. Marjorie Hill, Donald C. McKinney, Mrs. Edward (Pat) Drahos, Mrs. Joseph (Jeanne) McFarland, Roy A. Billinghurst, and the late Gerald R., brother of Agnes Walkup, preceded by brothers Harry and Robert, grandfather of 34, great grandfather of 26. Funeral Mass Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church,. Friends may call at the Burmeister County Line Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon. (RT. 254), 2-4 and 7-9 P. M. Friday. Family suggests memorial contributions to Our Lady of the Wayside Home.

Richard J. O'Keefe

August 7, 1900 - November 8, 1976
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov 10, 1976, pg. 1, Death Notice

George H. Billinghurst, beloved husband of the late Mary, dear brother of Albert W. of Mentor, Edward E. of Lyndhurst, and the late Elmer and William. Funeral services will be held at the Zeis Funeral Home, 16105 Detroit Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Friends will be received from noon until time of service.

Richard J. O'Keefe

December 2, 1931 - May 3, 1977
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 10, 1977 pg. 1 sec. C, Death Notice

Gerald R. Billinghurst, residence, Cleveland, O., father of Gerald R., son of Mr. & Mrs. George Billinghurst, brother of William, Mrs. Pat Drahos, Mrs. Jeanne McFarland, Roy, Ken McKinney, Mrs. Marjorie Hill and Donald McKinney. Friends may call at the Burmeister County Line Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, 2-4 and 7-9 P. M. Tuesday. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 11. Graveside services, 10 a.m. St. Mary's Church Cemetery, Avon, O.

Richard J. O'Keefe

BILLINGHURST, Grace A. nee Nutting
October 14, 1902 - March 31, 1999
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Apr. 3, 1999 pg. 8 sec. B, Death Notice

Grace A. Billinghurst (nee Nutting), beloved wife of the late George; loving mother of William Billinghurst, Kenneth McKinney, Donald McKinney, Roy Billinghurst, Mrs. Joseph (Jeanne) McFarland and the late Gerald Billinghurst, Mary "Pat" Drahos and Marjorie Hill; loving grandmother of 34 and the late Patricia McKinney; great grandmother of 63; and great-great grandmother of eight; dear sister of the late Ted and George Nutting, Ruth Oliver and Marie Theis. Passed away Wednesday, March 31. Memorials may be forwarded to the Holy Trinity Building Fund or St. Mary Building Fund, both in Avon. Prayer services at the funeral home, Monday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd., at 11 a.m. Friends may call at Busch-Burmeister Family Chapel, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Richard J. O'Keefe

BILLINGHURST, Grace A. nee Nutting
October 14, 1902 - March 31, 1999
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Apr. 5, 1999 pg. 7 sec. B, Obituary

Grace A. Billinghurst, 96, ran IGA store with spouse

Avon - In the 1950s, Grace A. Billinghurst and her husband, George, established a roadside stand in Avon called the Billinghurst Farm Market, which evolved into the Billinghurst IGA supermarket. Mrs. Billinghurst had also worked as a secretary at the Harrie Geybold Co. in Cleveland for 15 years.

The 96-year-old Avon woman died Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon. She was born in Chicago and lived in Cleveland from childhood until moving to Avon in 1944. For the last fourteen years, Mrs. Billinghurst was a parishioner at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Avon. She previously was a member of another Avon Catholic parish, St Mary of the Immaculate Conception, where she was a past president of the Altar and Rosary Society and a founding member of St. Francis Xavier Mission Circle 28.

Mrs. Billinghurst also belonged to the Secular Franciscan Order. Her husband died in 1984. Three of her children, Mary "Pat" Drahos, Marjorie Hill and Gerald, are also deceased. Survivors include William of Avon, Roy of Stone Mountain, Ga., Kenneth McKinney of Willoughby and Donald McKinney of Cleveland; daughter, Jeanne McFarland of Avon; 34 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 A.M. today at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon 44011. Donations may be made to the church building fund or to the building fund at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 33601 Detroit Rd., Avon 44011.

Busch-Burmeister Family Chapel of Avon is handling arrangements.

Richard J. O'Keefe

May 03, 1922 - November 02, 2005
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov. 3, 2005 pg. 6 sec. B, Death Notice

William Shea Billinghurst, beloved husband of the late Agnes Rose; loving father of William J. (Nancy), Michael G. Sr. (Linda), Patrice R. Koepke (Bob), Timothy S. (Katherine) and Judith A. Peterson (John); grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 9; brother of Jeanne McFarland, Roy A. and the late Gerald R. and Mary Elizabeth Drahos, passed away Wednesday Nov. 2, 2005. Memorials may be forwarded to CHP Regional Foundation/New Life Hospice, 3700 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053. Prayer services at the funeral home Saturday November 5, 2005 at 9:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services 440-933-3202

Richard J. O'Keefe

BIVINS, Asenath nee Adams
September 13, 1877

Asenath, wife of Benjamin Bivins, in Elyria, September 7th 1877 aged 89 years and 4 months.

Asenath Adams was born in Westford, Otsego county, New York, April 18, 1786. She was married to Benjamin Bivins in 1805. Six children were born to them, three sons and three daughters. Two sons survive her. They moved to Clarence, Erie County, New York, in 1810, and from there to Ohio, and located in the town of Amherst, this county, October 11, 1835, where they resided until old age made it necessary for them to leave the home they had made and go and live with their children. Her husband died a little more than nine years ago at the age of 84 years. Her father David Adams, served through the war of the Revolution as captain of a militia company. Her husband served in the War of 1812, and witnessed the burning of the village of Buffalo. They both united with the M. E. Church in Amherst in the year 1841. March 10, 1841, their daughter Marion was burned at Amherst where she was attending school. She was aged 16 years. Her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Young died one year ago the 9th of this month.


February 5, 1923 - December 19, 2007

Gladys S. Blessing, age 84, of Wellington died Wednesday, December 19th after a short illness. She was born February 5, 1923 in Wellington to the late Roscoe and Doris (Young) Oney. Mrs. Blessing graduated from Wellington High School. She had worked for the A & P for 35 years. Mrs. Blessing was a member of the Wellington Genealogy Society and served on the treasury for the senior luncheon program. Also, she was a member of the Brighton Congregational Church and belonged to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing and loved to read. Survivors include her son, David Blessing of Wellington; 2 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Mrs. Blessing was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, her sister, Shirley Oney, and a daughter-in-law, Anna. Friends may call from 6 – 7 pm on Thursday, December 27th at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington where a memorial service will begin at 7pm. Burial will follow at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Wellington Genealogy Group, P.O. Box 224, Wellington, Ohio 44090.

Submitted by Margaret Cheney

BOGART, Caroline A. nee Hitsman
The Chronicle-Telegram, 17 June 1965

VERMILION - Mrs. Caroline A. Hitsman Bogart, 81, died yesterday afternoon at her home on Rt. 60 after several months' illness. Mrs. Bogart was born in Henrietta Sept. 22 1883, and came to Vermilion 48 years ago. She was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational, the Modern Martha Class, Aurol Club and the Vermilion Grange. Mrs. Bogart and her husband, William C., who survives, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last Dec. 24. She is also survived by two sons, Lloyd W. of Fremont and Howard C. of Vermilion; three daughters, Mrs. charles (Goldia) Barber and Mrs. Norris (Nettie) Welch, both of Vermilion, and Mrs. Laurie (Ruby) Miller, Lorain, nine grandchildren, two great-grandsons, four sisters, Mrs. Fred Magee of Snohomish, Wash., Mrs. Mark Rhodes and Mrs. Harley Noland, both of Oberlin and Mrs. Levi Lane of Ashtabula, and two brothers, Luther S. Hitsman of Detroit, Mich. and Burl B. Hitsman of Los Angeles, Calif. Friends may call at the Edward M. Fisher Funeral Home after 8 p.m. today. Services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Earl T. English will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Leslie Rodriguez, Aug 2007

Bogart, Dorothy, see Dorothy Gorman

Bogart, Goldie Barber, See Goldie Barber Grill

BOGART, James C.
The Chronicle-Telegram, 15 Jan 1929

James C. Bogart passed away Monday evening at six forty-five at his home on 82 Laundon Court at the age of 74 years, 11 months, 17 days. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. James C. Bogart; five sons, William Bogart of Vermilion; Bert Bogart of Cleveland; Earnest Bogart of Bronson, Michigan; and Harry Bogart of Elyria; and one daughter, Mrs. Della Baker of Elyria.

He was a member of the First Congregational church of Brownhelm for thirty-six years and the Masonic Lodge of Antwerp, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at eleven o'clock at the late home, Rev. E.T. English officiating. Interment at the Brownhelm cemetery.

Leslie Rodriguez, Aug 2007

BOLF, Mary H. nee Neitling
June 04, 1927 - January 05, 1993
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7 Jan, 1993, pg. 2 sec. C, Obituary

Mary H. Bolf, 65, owned Mary's Tavern in Oberlin

Elyria - Mary H. Bolf, owned and operated Mary's Tavern on old U.S. 20, sometimes called Oberlin-Elyria Rd., in Oberlin for about 20 years before selling it in the early 1980s.

Mrs. Bolf, 65, died Tuesday at her home in Elyria. She had cancer. She was born in Bryant, Ind. She lived most of her life in the Elyria area. Mrs. Bolf was an active member of the Moose Lodge in Elyria. She also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS and American Legion women's auxiliaries, all in Wellington. Her hobbies were playing poker, bowling, traveling and fishing. She especially enjoyed watching stock car races at the Sandusky Speedway. Surviving are sons, Dwight of Reno, Nev., Roger of Elyria, Mark of Tacoma, Wash., and Larry of Oberlin; daughter Pam Northouse of North Ridgeville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary Catholic Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria.

Richard J. O'Keefe


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