Lorna I. Sweet, (nee-Smith), 93, of North Ridgeville, died Saturday at the North Ridge Health Center in North Ridgeville following a long illness. She was born January 12, 1914, in Olmsted Falls, and was a lifelong resident of North Ridgeville. Mrs. Sweet was a graduate of the M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in Elyria and was a registered nurse at Elyria Memorial Hospital. She was the longest living member of Fields United Methodist Church, where she was the choir director for 28 years. She enjoyed cutting grass and worked at her family farm from the mid 1940 through the mid 1980’s.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma (Bob) Fortune of Columbia Station; a son, Gary (Terry) Sweet of Columbia Station; six grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Vanek of Elyria; and brothers, Vernon "Pat" Smith of North Ridgeville and Keith Smith of Franklin, NC.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. Sweet; a brother, C. Allen "Whitey" Smith.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road at state Route 57, Elyria.