Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Oberlin- Frances V. Kerlin (nee: Kostelac), 92, passed away at EMH in Elyria following a brief illness.

Frances was born on November 17, 1917 in Versailles, PA and moved to Lorain in 1945. She resided in Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin since 2007. Frances worked for Wayne Cleaners on West 20th Street in Lorain as a Presser and retired in 1983. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Lorain and was involved in the Ladies Guild. While living at Welcome Nursing Home, she enjoyed playing bingo, enjoyed all outing activities and was a member of the Red Hat Club. Frances enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving wife and mother.

She is survived by four daughters, Charlotte Murry of Elyria, Carol (Dan) Detar of Oklahoma, Frances (Bernard) Polasky of Sheffield Lake, Debra (John) Lacey of Lorain; two sons, Andrew (Linda) Kerlin of Oklahoma and William (Brenda) Kerlin of LaGrange; 24 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and many great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Kerlin in 1983; her parents, George and Mary Kostelac; her sister, Millie Guslevich.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Friday, November 27, 2009 from 9:00 AM until time of closing prayers at 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, November 27, 2009 at St. Mary’s Church, 310 8th Street, Lorain, Fr. Chuck Henkle, O.F.M. Conv., officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.


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