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Laura J. Kish

Laura J. Kish (nee Stockard), 87, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was born November 16, 1926, in Lorain, to Leo and Anna (nee Felt) Stockard and graduated from Avon High School.

Laura made her career as a secretary for Ford Motor Company for over 20 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Church of St. Peter, Lorain. Her great love in life was her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, boating and traveling.

She is survived by her sons, Timothy R. (Cathy) Kish of Texas and Terry J. Kish of Lorain; daughter, Karen M. Kish of Rocky River; grandchildren, Lauren (Charles) Ellis, Cameron Kish, Ryan (Jillian) Kish, Brandon Kish and Halle Kish; great-grandson, Cole Ellis; brothers, Tom Stockard of Avon, Herbert Stockard of Avon, Jacob Stockard of Avon and Bill Stockard of Avon; sisters, Marcella Smith of Avon Lake, Margaret Stockard of Avon Lake, and Anna Mae Stockard of Westlake.

Laura was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert S. Kish; and brothers, Leo and Jim Stockard.

The Kish family will receive friends Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 5 until 8 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be held at 9 A.M., Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in the funeral center, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M., at the Church of St. Peter, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made, in memory of Laura, to the Church of St. Peter.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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