Tom Fout, Sr, 65, of London died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Springfield.
   Born May 31, 1952 in Akron; he was a son of Anthony and Runa (Travis) Fout.
  Survivors include his wife of 20 years Patty (Berner) Fout, daughter Catherine Fout, sons Tom Fout, Jr, Kevin Fout and Jake Fout; grandchildren Stephanie, Brittney and Rilie Fout; several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
 A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Somerford Township Cemetery with Chaplain Mark Fout officiating. Visitation will not be observed.
 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Tom’s name be made to the funeral home to help defray burial expenses.
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main St, London where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome. com.


Sharon Sue Rockwell, 70, of Hilliard, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Columbus.
Born December 23, 1946 in London; she was a daughter of Warren and Martha (Swyers) Rockwell, Sr.
   Sharon was employed at Ross Laboratory for 25 years and had also worked for Columbus Appraisal in Hilliard.
   Survivors include her daughter Tracy Phillips, grandsons Tucker and Cole Phillips, great-grandchild Hunter Phillips and niece Robin Rockwell.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Warren Rockwell, Jr.
  Friends may call from 4-7 PM on Monday, September 25, 2017 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St. London. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneral home.com.


Clayton James Geib, age 21, was born on March 1, 1996 in New York City at the New York Hospital, and passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Wooster Community Hospital. He was hospitalized early Saturday evening after finishing last Saturdays’ Wooster Victory over Ohio Wesleyan.
   Clayton is survived by his father, Marshall G. Geib, CDR, SC, USN (Ret.), Sister Eleanor G. Geib, and Brother Richard James Geib, both of London. He is also survived by paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Geib and maternal grandparents James and Nancy Smith of London. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles, Richard G. Geib, Pamela Welton, Kathy Smith, and Peter Borrmann. Great aunts and uncles Susan (Pete) McGuire, Sally (Ron) Shoemaker, Donald (Karen) Morrison and Jean Baker. Cousins Jasmin Borrmann, Danielle Smith (Isaiah), and Ryan Smith and many special friends and teammates from London and Wooster.
   Clayton was predeceased by his mother, Martha Ellen Geib, MD in 2015 and his paternal grandfather Richard Geib.
   Clayton was a 2014 graduate of London High School where he was salutatorian of his class. He was a four year member of the football team, lettering for three years, under Coach Jerry Wasserman. In his junior year he was selected to the All Madison County football team. In his senior year, Clayton was selected first team All MSL, first team All Central District D4 offensive line and third team All Ohio offensive line D4. He was also selected as an Academic All Ohio player. Clayton was a co- winner of the J.K. Coberly Cup at London for outstanding student athlete. He was especially fond of his participation on the London Quick Recall program, and enjoyed his three years under coach and teacher Tim Coudret.
   Clayton was in his senior year at The College of Wooster, majoring in Chemistry. He was a four year member of the “Fighting Scots” football program, and lettered in his first three years. In his sophomore season he started all ten games on the offensive line and was named to the NCAC Academic Honor Roll. In his junior season, he was a starter for all ten games and was selected to the CoSIDA first team academic All District for Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, Division Three. He was an All NCAC honorable mention honoree for the second straight year. In his senior year he started the first three games for the Scots, including last Saturday’s game against Ohio Wesleyan.
   Clayton was a registered organ donor, and on Wednesday, September 20th the Lifebank organization completed the organ recovery, so that Clayton could continue his work as a Christian young man as an organ donor.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Clayton’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Avenue, London, Ohio 43140, or the Department of Chemistry Special Fund, The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691.
  Calling hours will be on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Avenue, London, Ohio 43140. Where funeral services will be held  at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 with Reverend Gordon Johnson presiding. Interment will follow at Range Twp. Cemetery.
  Arrangements have been entrusted to Rader Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 124 E. High St., London, Ohio 43140.

Melinda Lynn Groce, 39, of London, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 in her residence.
   Born September 21, 1977 in Columbus; she was a daughter of Deanna Groce and Elmo Lester, Jr.
  Survivors include her daughters Destaney Deweese, Skylynn Greene and Selena Greene; grandchildren Lyla Lloyd, Alyiah Lloyd and Cali Jacobs; fiancée David Petee; mother and father Deanna Groce and Elmo Lester, Jr; brothers Shane (Seanna) Groce, Earnest Groce, Ronnie Harris; sister Erin Blake; several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her daughter Hailey Petee.
      Memorial visitation services will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, September 22, 2017 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St. London. The family suggests memorials in her name be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.
     Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome. com.


Sally Marie (Harsh) Baronda, 54, of Plumwood, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 in her residence after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.
    Born April 19, 1963 in London; she was a daughter of Raymond and Vada Gay (Purdum) Harsh.
   Sally had been a head-start teacher with Miami Valley Child Development in London and attended the Madison County Breast Cancer Support Group.
   Survivors include her husband of 27 years Tim Baronda; son Colton Baronda (Kerri Hay); daughter Megan Baronda; mother Vada Gay Harsh; brother William “Bill” (Kathy) Harsh, sisters Rose Gillis, Peggy Harsh and Shirley (Randy) Clark; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her father Raymond, brothers Tom and Jerry Harsh, grandparents Lela and Ernie Purdum and Alta Jane and Dan Harsh.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London with Pastor Carolyn Peacock officiating. Interment will follow in Plumwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 PM Thursday.
    The family suggests memorials be made to Madison County Relay for Life.
         Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome. com.
 


Roberta "Bertie" Caudy, 79 of Mt. Sterling passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at The Sterling Place.  She was born August 4, 1938 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio.
  Preceded in death by her parents Robert and Annabelle (Nance) Parrett; husband Paul Caudy, infant daughter Renee, sister Betty Parrett, and brother Robert Parrett.  She is survived by children Robbie (Rick) Abbott, John (Debbie) Griffith, Rachelle (Jared) Mullins, and Jeff Griffith; 11 grandchildren Jamie Abbott, Jonathan (Caty) Abbott, Jerick (Courtney) Abbott, Joey Beth Abbott, Natalie (Nathan) Dorn, Kristen (Philip) Guess, Josh (Stacy) Griffith, Jared Griffith, Erin (Dylan) Leitch, Luke and Lydia Mullins; 11 great-grandchildren Makala, Madi, Bentlee, Hudson, Landyn, Maya, Jozie, Rider, Kenley, Audrey, and Ty; sisters Judy Walters, Kimberli (Randy) Maggard; step-daughters Sherry Cornett and Teresa Caudy; step-sons Mike and Phil Caudy; numerous nieces and nephews.
  The family of Bertie Caudy would like to thank all those on The Loving Care Hospice staff including her personal nurse, Kelli (Hughes) Beekman; Lee Hall and the staff of The Sterling Place who gave her such wonderful care; and the numerous friends in the community who came to visit her.
 A Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.  Rev. Dortha Ross, Billy Warner, and Rev. Jeff Griffith officiating.  The interment will follow in Pleasant Cemetery.  Family will receive friends on Friday from 5 - 8 p.m.
  Family suggest memorial contributions to Loving Care Hospice 55 S Oak St. PO Box 445, London, OH. 43140.

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