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Helen M. Penfound

October 16, 2020 April 25, 2015
Helen M. Penfound
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Helen M. Penfound (nee Baldauf) 94 of Elyria passed away April 25, 2015 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center after a long illness. She was born October 16 , 1920 in Elyria , she had been a lifelong resident of the area growing up on the family farm nearby. Mrs. Penfound was a graduate of Elyria High School , was a beautician , who had her own hair salon in her home for many years , while also being a housewife and mother. She married her husband Robert , during WWII. After the war, they bought a home near Elyria. Their interests included dancing , golf and travel , taking annual trips in the United States and Europe with friends. They built a special woodland home in Valley City , Ohio , in the 1980's and always maintained their friendships in Elyria , where they returned to live in the 1990's. Helen was a member of St. Mary's church in Elyria. Survivors include a son Barry of Elyria, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert , brothers Herbert , Leonard and Edward , sisters Irene Smith , Ethel Reinders and Edith Davenport. Family will receive friends 5-7PM Tuesday April 28, 2015 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57) Elyria 440-322-4626. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM Wednesday April 29, 2015 at St.. Mary Church 320 Middle Ave. Elyria (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Rev. Fr. Charles Diedrick will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery (Elyria).Online condolences may be expressed at


10AM Wednesday April 29, 2015

St. Mary Church 320 Middle Ave. Elyria (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH)


5-7 PM Tuesday April 28, 2015

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria

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