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Hall, Doris Emma*  
AMHERST – Doris Emma Hall (nee Pruzek), age 91 and a resident of Amherst, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. She was born April 10, 1924, in Lorain, to the late Ernest S. and Marie B. (nee Baylor) Pruzek. Doris was a graduate of Lorain High School Class of 1942A. She was employed as a school bus driver during the 1950s for the Amherst Board of Education. She also worked at Prestige Realty and then went to work at the former Lorain Community Hospital from where she retired in 1986. Doris loved country music, the Cleveland Brown and Cleveland Indians, and she loved competing in golf, tennis, and volleyball. Doris was a member of the former Old Stone United Methodist Church, Amherst, now known as Amherst United Methodist Church. Survivors include sons William R. (Raquel) Hall Jr. of Vermilion and Terry D. (Marie) Hall of Berlin Heights, daughter Debra L. Phillips of Vermilion, nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sisters Ernestine (John) Fabrizio of Lorain and Betty Jean Cyran of Amherst, and brother-in-law Herbert Elgar of Vermilion. Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years William R. Hall Sr., who passed away April 4, 2015, sister Dorothy A. Elgar, and brother-in-law Emil Cyran. Family will receive friends Saturday, 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. time of service at Old Stone United Methodist Church, 553 South Main Street, Amherst. Rev. Dan Reinke will officiate. Private family interment in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. In Doris's memory, memorials may be made to Amherst United Methodist Church, 553 South Main Street, Amherst, OH 44001. Arrangements entrusted to the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst.
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Published in The Morning Journal on May 20, 2015

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Hawley, Barbara Mae Darcy* - West Palm Beach  
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Published in The Morning Journal on May 18, 2015
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