Elizabeth Gochnour, 71 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, following a long illness. She was born October 18, 1941, in Lorain.
Elizabeth was raised in Amherst, graduating from South Amherst High School in the class of 1959. She was a member of the Old Stone United Methodist Church in Amherst. Elizabeth worked for over 30 years at the former St. Joseph Hospital, and Mercy Regional Medical Center, before retiring in 2006. She was a dear friend to many and was always lending a helpful hand. Elizabeth loved to cook and bake. She regularly had lunch dates with her high school classmates and enjoyed their friendships and conversation over the years.
Survivors include her brother and his wife, Harvey and Barbara Gochnour of Amherst. She was also a beloved aunt to Jared (Maretta) Gochnour of Grafton and Lisa Marie Gochnour of Greenville, Rhode Island; and a great aunt to Cody Gochnour.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey, on April 29, 1989, and Rita, on April 15, 2005 Gochnour (nee Tomasek).
Friends may call Monday, June 17, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10 A.M., at the funeral home. The Reverend Daniel Reinke, Pastor of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, in Amherst, will officiate. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be the charity of the donors choice.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com