Posey, Ralph E.

Ralph Edgar Posey, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 22, 2022.  A proud veteran of the United States Army SP4.  Preceded in death by his wife Patricia A. Posey, Parents Worthy & Agnes Brown Posey, and Brother Harold T. Posey.  He is survived by his children Patricia (Jeffrey) Perrin, Thomas (Lisa) Posey and Paula Brown Connor.  Brothers John & Elbert Posey.  Devoted Grandfather of Melanie (Ryan) Hayes, Jeffrey (Amanda) Perrin, Dylan Cintula and Nathan Posey.  Loved and enjoyed his great-grandchildren Marlee, Rylee, Avery and Blake.  The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of Danbury Senior Living Brunswick for the love and compassion they showed him over four years.  A celebration of life will be held in the Spring along with internment at Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.

Rogers, Elmer V. Jr.

Elmer Vincent Rogers Jr. passed away peacefully on January 21st 2022 at the age of 88. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; Elmer and Dorothy; his brother, David; and sister, Dorothy June Rogers. Elmer is survived by his loving wife, Judith Rogers (née Searle) of 63 years; his sister, Ruth Nixon (Bruce); two daughters, Eileen Rogers (Robert Simmons) and Kathleen Cika (Daniel); three granddaughters, Katlyn Cika, Elizabeth Shaffer (Aaron), and Megan Cika (Luke Robinson); and two great-grandchildren, Samson and Zoe Codeluppi.

Elmer was a proud Navy Veteran from the Korean War, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Al Koran Shriners, and a 51-year member of West Park United Church of Christ. Elmer was also an employee of Pipeline Development Company from 1958 to 1996. In his free time, Elmer enjoyed golfing, going on bike rides, spending his time exploring new places, discovering new trains and lighthouses, helping others through his work with the Shriners, and spending time with loved ones.

A Memorial Service in Elmer’s honor will be held at West Park UCC on Saturday January 29th, 2022 at 11am, with a reception to follow. Please direct all donations to either West Park UCC or Al Koran Transportation Unit.

West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, 44111.  www.westparkucc.org

Al Koran Shrine, P.O. Box 81184, Cleveland, Ohio, 44181  www.alkoranshriners.com

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.  www.bollingerfuneral.com

Coffman, Donald E.

Donald E. Coffman of Ashland was born on April 30, 1940, passed away on January 12, 2022.

He is survived by his wife, Diana L. Coffman. Children, Perry and Rhonda Coffman, Patty and Jim Dravenstatt, Sam and Jody Coffman and Jerry Coffman, 14 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time, a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bollinger Funeral Services


Seymore, Hubert

Hubert Seymore, 73 of Brunswick, was born in Wise County, VA on Oct. 18, 1948 to Curtis and Flora (nee Bolden) Seymore.

Hubert is survived by his loving wife Mary (nee Young) who was born in Blair County, PA; son, David (Michelle) of Muskegon, MI, daughter, Sherri Albright (nee Seymore) (Shawn) of Collins, OH, and son Michael Seymore (fiancé, Jamie Paquin) of Muskegon, MI; grandchildren, David Seymore, Jr., of Oberlin, OH, Nicholas (Erin) Seymore of Beverly Hills, FL, Justin Seymore of N. Ridgeville, OH, Nikki Buchanan of Elyria, OH, D.J. Buchanan of Medina, OH, and Ashley Buchanan (Alec Cottrill); and great grandchildren, Finnegan and Everett Seymore, Porter Melvin, and Elyse and Waylon Cottrill; and a sister Helen; along with many nieces and nephews.

Hubert was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Rufus, Opal, Martha, Lena, Hubert, and Paul “Junior”.

A private family celebration of Hubert’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick.


Sutton, Clarence H.

Clarence H. Sutton, 84, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 following a brief illness.  Clarence loved spending time outdoors, especially deer hunting. He was an extremely hard worker who loved sharing stories of the old days and spending time with his family.  His kindness was felt by those  who met him and will be deeply missed by all who knew him and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rosemarie; children, John Sutton (Brenda), Richard Sutton (Melissa), David Sutton and Lisa Moye (Ronald); grandchildren, Maggie, Katie, Derek, Mikaylin and Logan; and several brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 3480 Laurel Rd., Brunswick.  The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service.  The service will be live streamed here: Funeral Service for Clarence Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Clarence’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, or by clicking here:  Donate to Wounded Warrior Project

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bollinger Funeral Services

Ball, Elizabeth M.

ELIZABETH M. BALL, 88, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021.

Wife of the late Edgar James. Sister of the late Jim Duncan (Ann, surviving). Aunt of Joe Duncan (deceased), Diana Basenback and Debbie Duncan. Great aunt of Charlie, Amy, and David Duncan, Matthew and Mark Basenback. Great, Great aunt of several.

Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 4334 PEARL RD., CLEVELAND from 3-7pm Tuesday. Funeral service Wednesday 10am at the funeral home.


Velardo, Lilas G.

Lilas G. Velardo, 73, of Medina passed away with grace & peace on Saturday Dec. 25th, 2021. She was born August 16, 1948 to parents, Hansen E Green and Frances T (nee Traxler) Green.

Lilas was a graduate of Brecksville H.S. and Bowling Green University, where she earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education. She married Richard Velardo in 1970 and, as a dedicated and beloved teacher, taught for 30 years in the Buckeye Local School District.

Lilas is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Thomas; daughter-in-law, Melissa; and grandsons, Zachary and Jacob.   A memorial gathering will be Feb. 25 at the Corkscrew Saloon in Medina. Please RSVP to; rvelardo@zoominternet.net

Donations in her name may be made to The St. Jude Hospital at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/LilasGVelardo.

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.  www.bollingerfuneral.com

Nilsen, Venita M.

Venita M. Nilsen, 86 of Fairview Park, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Venita was the loving wife of the late Roy; loving mother of Robert (Sue); and sister of Jan Spell.

She was a Past Worthy Matron and 50 year member of Ellbrook Chapter #408 OES. Venita was also a Past Deputy Grand Matron for OES District #3. She was an avid Cleveland sports fan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 21369 Center Ridge Rd., Fairview Park on Saturday, January 8 from 1-4pm, with an Eastern Star Service beginning at 4pm, followed by a memorial service.

Arrangements by BOLLINGER FUNERAL SERVICES www.bollingerfuneral.com

Shaffer, Norman F.

Norman F. Shaffer, 66 of Brunswick passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 after battling Covid-19. He graduated from Padua High School and was retired from Ford Motor Company. Norman was a member of the Brunswick Eagles and was a good friend to all. He loved his dog Max and loved woodworking and cooking.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Norman is survived by his father, Norman L. Shaffer; brother, Richard Shaffer (Paula); sister, Barbara Shaffer (Jim Cleversy); nephews, James Lowe, Christopher Lowe, and Zachary Cleversy; nieces, Crystal Sarver and Becky Windsor; and closest cousin and best friends John and Lynn Shaffer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Shaffer; son, Michael Shaffer; brother, Danny Shaffer; and sister, Judith Shaffer.

A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at a later date.

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.


Kluter, Jamie Lynn

Jamie Lynn Kluter from Brecksville, Ohio came into this world April 16, 1985, and departed unexpectedly December 3, 2021.

She was the mother of London Lee Marie. The beloved daughter of Jim (Linda) Kluter and the late Debra (Haley). Sister of Jess Kluter (Joanne) and Sara Bacci-Tuskan (Brian). Granddaughter of the late James and Marjorie Kluter and Merle and Marjorie Haley.  Niece of Jill Graft (Rick) and Linda (deceased) and John Haley.

We take comfort she is now with her mother Debbie.

Private family gathering.