About Ohio

Ohio, named after the Iroquois word for "great creek" and known more informally as the Buckeye State, touches the Great Lakes on the north and Appalachian coal country on the southeast. Columbus, Ohio’s capital as well as its largest city, is the home of Ohio State University and its storied Buckeye sports teams. Other major cities include Cleveland, the home of three major sports league teams as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Cinncinnati, home of the MLB’s Reds and the NFL’s Bengals. Perennially a swing state in national elections, Ohio has been the birthplace of six U.S. presidents: Garfield, Grant, Benjamin Harrison, Harding, Hayes, McKinley, and Taft. Other notable Ohioans include astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, actors Paul Newman and Halle Berry, Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem, and golf great Jack Nicklaus.


In 2016, there were 101,955 obituaries reported in the state of Ohio on Legacy.com. This is a 3% increase from 2015 when 99,078 obituaries were reported in Ohio. You can browse through the full list of Ohio obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.