Linda Lou Humphrey, 72 of Sedalia, died on October 16, 2021, in Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe.
   Born December 12, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, she was a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Wease) Forsythe.
   Linda grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and graduated from Farmington Hills High School in the Class of 1967. She relocated to Ohio in the 1970s and worked her way through nursing schools while raising two sons. Linda graduated from Marion Tech in June of 1982 and went on to spend nearly 40 years in nursing. Her passions included spending time with her sons Nathan and Robert and caring for her patients. She also adored spoiling her granddaughter Haley and doing everything with her four-legged companion Michelle.
 She is survived by her husband Everett Humphrey; son Nathan Williams of Columbus; granddaughter Haley Williams; brother-in-law Norman Humphrey; and numerous cousins.
  Linda was preceded in death by her parents and son Robert Williams.
  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Sedalia Church of Christ in Christian Union, 60 South St, Sedalia, OH 43151, with Reverend Gordon Ell officiating. Friends may call the church from 1:00 PM until the time of services.
  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Linda’s name be made to the American Cancer Society at
  The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, where online condolences may be sent to​

Joseph Edward Patterson, 45, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday October 17, 2021. Born June 2, 1976 to the late James and Bobbie (McCoy) Patterson.
  Joe was raised in Big Plain, Ohio. He attended Madison Plains High School where he made many lifelong friends. He also life served in the Army. Joe was currently employed by Nissen Chemitec America as a processing technician.
   Joe was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lisa Stage, Alice Patterson, and Trisha Patterson, and one brother James Edward Patterson.
  He is survived by fiancée, Rose Foreman; two sons Elijah and Izaac Patterson; his stepchildren Izabella and James Donahue; his sisters Ruth Patterson, Lisa Wiltsie, Glenna Mahoney, Jeanette Fox and Roberta Timmons; uncle Kenny (Delores) Patterson and aunts Edna Denise and Josephine (Jerry, Sr.) Hooper. Joe was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
   Although his family was not in agreement, Joe was an avid Michigan fan. He also loved John Wayne and football. Joe was an assistant coach on the Pickaway Dawgs football team.
   The Eberle Fisher Funeral Home is assisting the family with services. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM with a small service beginning at 1 PM at the funeral home, 103 North Main Street, London. Burial will follow at Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield. The family has chosen to purchase flowers from Flowers by Ralph in Mt. Sterling Ohio.
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Dorothy A. (Phlipot) Alt, 85, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 22,2021 in London, Ohio. She was born February 15, 1936, in Paulding, Ohio the daughter of the late Raymond and Hazel (Copsey) Phlipot.
  She was a member of Saint Patrick Church of London and a member of Altar Rosary Society. Was a former member of Saint Matthew Church of Gahanna and Saint Michael Church of Findlay.
  She retired after many years from Kmart in Gahanna. She was a member of the Senior Center and enjoyed going on their trips and out to eat. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren especially at holiday gatherings.
  She is survived by children, Kathy J. (Brad) Roynon of Findlay, Douglas A. (Susan) Alt of West Jefferson, Cynthia M. (Steve) Bostwick of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Taylor (Breezi) Roynon, Mallory Roynon, Westley (Jenna) Roynon, Daniel (Mary Kate) Alt, Justin (Megan) Alt, Ariana, Vaughn, Natasha, and Vera Bostwick; great grandchildren, Sadie and Noah Alt and Carter Roynon; and sister Laura Pease of Paulding, Ohio: numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
   She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, William (Bill) Alt in 2011; brothers, Howard, Earl, Harold, and Jerry Phlipot; sisters, Ruth Schneider, and Mabel Phlipot; half-brother Lawrence Phlipot; half-sisters, Helen Coil and Christine Laker; Infant brother Terry Phlipot; grandson Brian Roynon.
   Contributions can be made in her memory to Saint Patrick Church, London, OH or the Madison County Senior Center, London, Ohio.  
   The family invites friends to call at the Saint Patrick Parish Center, 61 S. Union Street, London, Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 10-11am with a mass of Christian Burial to follow at Saint Patrick Church, 61 S. Union Street, with Father Michael Hinterschied officiating. Interment service will be at the Saint Mary Cemetery, Leipsic, Ohio, 2:30pm. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lynch Family Funeral Home, 124 E. High Street, London. Online condolences may be sent to

Ernest Eugene Crabtree, age 81, of West Jefferson, Ohio, passed from this life on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
  Born August 26, 1940, in Cove of Jackson County, Ohio. He was one of 5 children of Ralph Franklin Crabtree and Victoria Maria (Perkins) Crabtree, Kline.
  At the death of his father, Ernie was 5 years old and raised with his brother Everett by his grandparents, Arthur Jordan and Cora Emma (Brown) Crabtree.
  On June 13th, 1959, he was united in marriage with Betty Jean Thacker of Scioto County. They were married 59 years when Betty preceded him on January 8, 2019.
  He is survived by his 2 children: Ernest Keith Crabtree, and Melisa Gail (Crabtree) Tzouanakis married to John Tzouanakis; 4 grandchildren: Bailey Louise(Tzouanakis) Szubinsky married to Brian Szubinsky, Kaylee Marie (Crabtree) Keeling Married to Michael Keeling, Kory Matthew Crabtree married to Riley Pauline (Benson) Crabtree: 4 great-grandchildren: Brody John Szubinski, Berkeley Lake Szubinski, Keegan Pauline Crabtree, and Grayson Michael Keeling; Also survived by a half-sister: Mary (Kline) Pitts and brother-in-law Scott Parsons: numerous nieces and nephews.
  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Everett Crabtree, sister Joan (Crabtree) Parsons, sister Dorothy (Crabtree/Fife) Boggs, brother Roger (Nee Crabtree) Cooper, and half-brother John Cline.
  Ernie was a humble man. His passion was working on cars, pulling tractors, and just about anything to do with a motor. He was lucky enough to have some of his grade school friends who would still visit him and stay in touch.
 He worked at Westinghouse for years until he opened the body shop. He would help or give anyone who needed it the shirt off his back.
   He will be forever in our hearts.
 Arrangements by: Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main Street, West Jefferson, OH, 43162, (614) 879-9222. Please visit


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Karren K. King, 58, of Columbus, died Thursday, October 14, 2021, in Columbus.
  Born October 12, 1963, in London, she was a daughter of Ronald E. and Jean (Hoisington) King.
  Karren had belonged to the London Apostolic Gospel Church.
   Survivors include her mother Jean King, brother Tony (Bev) King, sister Debbie (Terry) Weisman all of London, several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her father Ronald King and grandparents Reuben and Leona King, Ezra and Doris Hoisington.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday, October 18, 2021, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Mark Schroder officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until time of services Monday.
   Memorials in Karren’s name may be sent to the Heinzerling Foundation, 1755 Heinzerling Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Sarah Michelle Burris, age 29, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, after a long battle with addiction.
  Born August 13, 1992, in London, she was the cherished daughter of Rhonda (Adkins)and Michael Burris.
  Sarah was an amazing person with the biggest heart and most beautiful smile. She could light up any room with her energy and crazy sense of humor. Sarah was adventurous and free-spirited. She was a member of the track and cross-country teams, the London High School marching band where she was the Field Commander. Sarah loved to draw, crochet, listen to music and twirl her baton. Sarah loved her family deeply, wanted to adopt every animal she saw, and would do anything for anyone.
   For many years Sarah fought a heroic battle with addiction. She had been in recovery for 4 months but the addiction had such a powerful hold on her and ended her life way too soon. She successfully completed drug rehab several times but the fierce battle was more than she could overcome. Hers/ours was a 13-year struggle. Many loved ones did everything they could do to get her to stop, but addiction won the battle. She fought like a warrior every step of the way.
    To the people who do not understand addiction she is just another statistic that chose to make a bad decision; a very uneducated statement but I know it is what will be said along with other hurtful statements. We do not care though. For those of you who do understand, this is our baby, our first-born child, our daughter, our first real true love.
  She was a sister, a mother, a niece, a granddaughter, a friend, a cousin, a human being with an addiction. She turned to drugs to make her feel normal like everyone else. We wished she had recognized the beauty and strength that everyone else saw in her. It is not true that everything happens for a reason.

   The reality of Sarah’s death is beyond devastating. There is no possible reason to justify the loss of this beautiful young woman who had so much to give to the world. Sarah’s struggle has ended. She has finally found the peace she was so desperately searching for here on earth. The day Sarah died a part of us died with her. We will miss her every day for the rest of our lives. Our lives will never be the same, but we will always cherish the memories and time we spent together.
   Sarah is survived by her Mother Rhonda (Adkins) Burris, Father Michael Burris, sister Kristin Burris, daughter Gianna Burris and Grandfather James Delong; many aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.
  She was preceded in death by grandparents Kenneth and Patricia (Fife) Adkins, Grandmother Linda (Hoover)Burris Delong, Aunt Theresa Adkins, Cousins Tara Burris, Robert “Rob” Petee and Nathaniel “Dean” Huffman.
   The family invites friends to call at the Lynch Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St, London, Friday, October 22, 2021, from 11;00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a funeral service, officiated by Ty Artist to follow. An interment service will follow at the Paint Township Cemetery, London.​

Susan (Bean) McCain, age 72, died October 16, 2021, of complications from heart disease. Born April 12, 1949, she was the only child of Howard and Bernice (Littler) Bean.

  A lifelong resident of Plumwood, Ohio, she attended Jonathan Alder High School, graduating in 1967. Susan then attended Ohio State University, where she was a member of the women's basketball team and earned a degree in physical education. She later acquired a Masters in Education at the University of Dayton. She taught physical education in the Madison-Plains Local School District for several years and went on to teach phys ed and computer science in the Jefferson Local School District until her retirement.

    Preceded in death by her parents and beloved aunts, uncles and cousins, Susan is survived by her devoted cousin and caregiver, Beverly Littler, as well as cousins Cheryl Vornbrock, Linda Gerke, Deandra Carver, Michelle Littler, Scott Littler, Kathy Wilson, Jo Wilson, John Wilson, Julie Thompson, and their respective families. Susan loved animals, especially her dogs and horses. She was also an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

     A graveside service to honor Susan will be held at Plumwood Cemetery on Saturday, October 23, at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Susan's memory can be made to the Humane Society of Madison County, 2020 Plain City Georgesville Road, West Jefferson, OH 43162. Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of all arrangements.
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Evangelist Nancy I. (Howard) Jackson

   Born November 30, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio.
   She was the daughter of Eunice I. Artis and Bobby Howard.
  October 15, 2021 she changed her earthly home, with her loved ones by her side to her heavenly home in Glory!
  She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years Lloyd (Doug) Jackson; son Lloyd (Dougie) Jackson; daughter Brooke D. Jackson; brother Tyrone (Cheryl) Artis; sister Shelli (Shawn) Norris; many nieces and nephews. Other siblings include Perry Howard, Angie (Chester) Jackson, Larry (Robin) Howard, Brian (Lori) Howard, Robin (Brian) Napper, Andrea Howard, Ryan, Kylie, Stephanie, BJ, and Dustin Howard. Special aunts Josephine, Wanetta, and Flora Artis. Her six pride and joys of her heart, her grandsons: Tyjuan, Kellan, Torrian, Kamdan, Kendrick, and Malaki Jackson.
   Nancy loved being a Granny! She also loved family and she was a walking ancestry, the go to for everyone.
   She worked 30 continuous years for the Defense Finance and Accounting, also known as DFAS, where she had just retired in August.
   If you knew Nancy more than anything she loved her Lord and Savior. She accepted Jesus into her life when she was 10 years old and has been living for him ever since. More than anything she wanted her whole family and friends to live and love the Lord like she did.
   So you see in the end she never lost the battle, she is victorious because she is a child of Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!
  She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Megan Jackson, brothers Dwayne Artis and Tony Howard.
  Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Fountain of Truth Ministries, 135 Maple Street, London, with Pastor Brian Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery, Lafayette. Friends may call the church from 11am until the time of services.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Nancy’s name be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Center at -and-volunteers/how-to-donate.
   The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, where online condolences may be shared at

David Charles Goings, 73, of London died Monday, October 11, 2021, in Good Shepherd Village, Springfield.    
  Born July 8, 1948, in Urbana, he was the son of David and Martha (Waugh) Goings.
  A graduate of Madison South High School, David was active in the marching band, playing the drums. A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he loved cooking and exotic animals of all sorts. He was a longtime employee of the London Pizza Hut.
  Survivors include his uncle Raymond (Stephanie) Lowe and many cousins including Brenda Cain and Connie Tyler.
   He was preceded in death by his mother, father and stepmother Edna Geraldine Goings.
   A graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM Friday, October 15, 2021, in Deercreek Township Cemetery with Pastor Tyrone Artis officiating.
   Memorials in David’s name may be sent to the Madison County Humane Society, 2020 St Rt 142 NE, West Jefferson, OH 43162.
   The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to

Brenda Joyce Coulter, 64, of Washington Court House peacefully passed away at home on October 20, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 
   Brenda was born on August 9, 1957, to the late Lawrence Sword and Laudra Lemaster. She grew up in London, Ohio, alongside her five siblings and graduated from Madison Plains High School before moving to Columbus and beginning her career, working her way to an executive assistant role at Battelle. She wed her husband, Jeff, in 1997, and they built a life full of laughter and joy together. In her proudest accomplishment, Brenda raised two daughters, Laura and Katie, who she cheered on daily until her passing. She also played an integral role in her grandsons’ lives growing up, earning the beloved name “Ma.” Described by her husband as a little pistol with a heart of gold, Brenda enjoyed soaking up the sun at the beach, putting her green thumb to use by gardening and winning Sunday night bowling tournaments. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She also spoiled her pets, including the family dog, Rusty, and several cats she rescued throughout the years. 
   Brenda is predeceased by her father, Lawrence Sword, mother, Laudra Lemaster,  stepfather, Tennyson Lemaster, and brother, Danny Sword. She is survived by her husband, Jeff, daughters, Laura Throckmorton (Larry) and Katie Coulter, grandsons, Trevor and Adam Throckmorton, sisters, Margaret “Peg” Brown (Larry), Barbara Robertson (Frank), Venita “Rae” Sword, and Linda “Linny” Peters (Sean), and many nieces and nephews. 
   A viewing will be held at Porter-Tidd Funeral Home, 331 W. Main Street, Mount Sterling, OH, 43143, on Monday, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral immediately following. 
   If you would like to support breast cancer research, please consider a donation in Brenda’s name to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at 40 percent of BCRF’s research portfolio is dedicated to research on metastatic breast cancer, making it the largest private funder of metastatic research in the country. 
   You may visit to share a favorite memory of Brenda or your condolences with the family. ​


Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott Watts, 65, of London, died Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.
   Born April 21, 1956, in Columbus, he was the son of Ralph and Patricia Anne (Wagner) Watts.
  A longtime employee of Madison Tent and Awning, Jeff was an avid fisherman and loved NASCAR.
  Survivors include his mother Anne Watts, children Andrea (Cory) Muterspaw, Daniel Watts, Gabbie (Dathan) Pollard, Healeah Watts (David Findley) and Hayden Watts; grandchildren Billy and Cortnee Muterspaw, Weezy and WapWap Pollard, Shmiris and Caleb Findley; aunt Pat Watts, uncle Bruce Hoy and several cousins.
  He was preceded in death by his father Ralph, aunts and uncles Miriam and Dick Gibson, Paul Watts and Marilyn (Watts) Gibson and cousin Rick Gibson.
  A graveside service will be held at 3 PM Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Kirkwood Cemetery, London.
  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Jeff’s name be made to the American Heart Association at
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London where online condolences for the family may be sent to


Eric Alan Wiltsie entered this world on September 2, 1965, and he earned his Angel wings on October 10, 2021. Many were at the Heaven gate to greet him; most notably his mother Stella Wiltsie & his baby brother Kevin Wiltsie.
   Eric was born in Coshocton, Ohio, and was raised in Zanesville & Mount Perry, Ohio. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1984, and he went on to complete a tooling journeyman program. This program would give him his well-used knowledge to eventually become a tool maker at Nissen Chemitec. Eric resided in London, Ohio all of his adult life, where a part time job led him to the love of his life, Jacqueline Mills. With Jackie came two children: Ariel & Brendan Bryan. He quickly embraced the role of Dad, and his love for his children grew stronger everyday. Eric was an avid hunter and mountain bike rider — he had an immense love for the outdoors (especially the family farm in Mount Perry). He also enjoyed spoiling his two beloved coonhounds, Molly & Haus. Eric’s memory lives on in the lives of those who loved him dearly: Jackie and “the monsters”; his father, Karl Wiltsie; his “Sissy” Karla-Kay (Michael) Wilson; Nephew Brett Wilson and children; Niece Brittany (Andrew) McNally and children; former spouse Lisa and her children, Stacey (Ryan) Fisher, Johnny (Hootie), Samantha, and Steffanie Oiler; and an abundance of extended family and friends. Eric may not be with us anymore, but his love for all shines bright. When a memory of him crosses your mind & you catch yourself smiling, forever he will live on. He has gone permanently "hunting.”
   A celebration of life will be held October 17th at 1pm, at 3250 Jenkins Drive, Zanesville, Ohio. All who knew Eric are welcome to come and share their favorite memories of him.

Lloyd J. (Jake) Wilson, 62, of London, passed away October 5, 2021 at home.
   He was a son of Earl and Esther (Kemp) Wilson.
   Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years Robin; daughter Brandi Wilson; siblings Carol Jordan of London, Earlene (David) Carson of Mount Sterling, Earl Wilson (Piper Collins) of London, George (Lib) Wilson of London, and Mary (Steve) Gordan of Washington Court House.
  He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles and Russell Wilson, Sisters Betty Dennen and Sue Johns, and many nephews.
   Per Lloyd’s request there will be no services.
  A dinner will be held in Jake’s memory at his brother George Wilson’s house, 1304 Spring Valley Road, London, Ohio 43140 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 2-4 PM for close family and friends only.
   The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to

Jon Clingman, 72, of Dublin, Ohio passed away peacefully Monday, October 11th at home surrounded by family. Jon is survived by his wife of 37 years, Miriam Clingman.  He was born in London, Ohio and graduated from London High School. He worked for Kal Kan Foods in Columbus Ohio for 12 years in the production area then moved into cable advertising, working for Act One and subsequently Time Warner for eight years before taking on his most important career move; stay at home Dad to raise his son Matthew. 
  Jon grew up in Summerford, OH then lived at Choctaw Lake for 26 years where he was very active in his community.  Jon served as President of the Choctaw Lake Booster Club and was responsible for bringing the great dances to the Lake with bands like The Danger Brothers and Phil Dirt and the Dozers as well as starting the Community Day Pig Roast.  Jon served on the Choctaw Lake Board of Trustees and was appointed as President for a term.  He also worked with MECA, a natural gas cooperative, to bring natural gas to Choctaw Lake and served on its’ Board as well.  In 1989 Jon received the Tecumsah Award given to a single individual annually for their contributions to the community. Jon was an avid gardener and loved spending time with family, friends and his two doodles.
   Jon is survived by his daughters, Sara Clingman and Leslie (Richard) Phipps, son Matthew (Amanda) Clingman, grandsons Tyler and Adam Hoffman, brothers Richard Cornwell and Ron Vincent, sister Janice Armbrister, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Virginia Clingman.
   A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 24th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Choctaw Lake Lodge in London, Ohio.  All are welcome! The theme is Hawaiian Luau as Hawaii was Jon’s favorite vacation spot so wear your Hawaiian attire.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, or
   The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, where online condolences may be sent to

James F. Preece, 82, of London died Thursday, October 21, 2021, in his residence.
  Born April 2, 1939, in Inez, KY, he was a son of Luther and Lydia (Perry) Preece.
  A US Army Veteran, James had worked and retired from Honda of America. He loved to tinker around the house and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.
  Survivors include his daughters Rachel (James) Cash and Erica Preece; grandchildren Harrison, Norah and Cecelia Cash, Taylor and Alyssa Preece and Aubrey Mayabb; sisters Dotty Cecil, Lynda Fields and Barbara Allen, brother William (Grace) Preece, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Virginia Davis and brother Ronald Preece.
   Per James’ request, cremation will take place. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.
   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 4445, London, Ohio 43140.
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to

Madelyn E. Duffey, 87, of London, died Monday, October 18, 2021, in her residence. She was born December 12, 1933, in West Jefferson, a daughter of Gorman and Fannie (Reardon) Clark. Madelyn loved to sit out on her porch, enjoying her neighbors. She learned to enjoy all of her friends at Seton London, and she loved to play bingo. But most of all she loved to have good times with family and friends. Survivors include her children: John Duffey; Scott (Debbie) Duffey, all of West Jefferson; Tim (Andi McSeveney) Duffey; Lin (Jan) Duffey, all of London; grandchildren: Shane, Seth, Eli, Sarah Duffey; April Eddleman; Brian Duffey; Joshua and Jason Duffey; Clark and Maddie Duffey; numerous nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren.

   Madelyn’s family invites friends to call at the Lynch Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St, London, Monday, October 25, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a funeral service to follow, with Lin Duffey officiating. Interment service will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio (Loving Care Hospice) Philanthropy Office, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, Ohio 43055. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Melodie W. Marsch, 79, of London, died on October 16, 2021, in her residence.
  Born September 26, 1942, in Blair County, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of George and Edna (Detsch) Wood.
    Melodie had worked as a teacher for Columbus City Schools for over 30 years, where she also served as a union representative. She was also a long-time patron of the Red Brick Tavern.
    Survivors include her husband, Dan Patridge; stepdaughters Stephanie Patridge and Beth Patridge; grandchildren Kandice Patridge, Quamé Patridge, Aniecia Patridge, and Macy Pannell; great-grandchildren Seniya Patridge, Kaelyn Patridge, Suha Aburayyan, and Trayvin Moorer; brother George (Eileen) Wood, sister Elinda (Bo) Rees; nieces and nephews January (Chad) Reilley, Anthony Tesi, Addison Tesi, Dawn Ivanov, Dale Weaver, and Suzanne Masters.
    Melodie was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Fred Marsch, and sister Pat Moore.
    A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, with Pastor Kenneth Burks officiating.
  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials in Melodie’s name be made to the Madison County Humane Society, 2020 State Route 142 NE West Jefferson, Ohio 43162.
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​Maria Kai Garvey, 32, of London lost her battle with diabetes on Monday October 11, 2021.
  She was born on December 27, 1988, in Springfield, Ohio, she was a loving daughter to Lana Salyers and Michel Garvey.
   Maria loved her Chucky doll. She loved to sit around and do her puzzles, color beautiful pictures all while watching her favorite scary movies. Maria had a small addiction to collecting her crazy decorative pens. Every time she saw one, she had to have it. She also enjoyed her TY Babies. Maria loved everyone especially her Family.
   Survivors include her mother Lana Kai Salyers and Michel Francis Garvey, Her brother Justin (Brittany) Salyers, Her sister Nicole Salyers, Grandmother Earlene Salyer, Grandfather Larry Garvey. Nieces and Nephews include Shyanne Salyers, Trevor Salyers, Hayden, Andrew, Justin ”Levi”, Ben Salyers, and Olivia Meyer. One great nephew that she adored Elonzo Haag and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Maria had many special friends some include John Sumner, Hannah Stultz, Beth and Eric Campbell, Melinda Stevens and many more.
  She was preceded in death by her brother Howard Salyers, and grandparents Gilbert (Georgia) Kimble, Ermma Daniels, James Lanum, and Linda Garvey.
   A celebration of life will be held at 4PM Sunday October 17 ,2021 at CJ Brown Reservoir Please bring a chair, and a covered dish and all of your best memories. All friends and Family are invited to the picnic please come celebrate the life of Maria Kai Garvey.
  The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, where online condolences may be sent to

Lewis Joshua Jones, 87, of Newark, died Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Lewis was born October 16, 1934, in Mars Hill, Maine, the son of Relland and Eva (Nightingale) Jones.
  Lewis was a graduate of Aroostook County Institute in Maine. He served in the United States Army in Korea. Lewis was a proud Buckeye fan and a very active outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and playing golf. He enjoyed gardening, specializing in raspberries, black berries, and strawberries.
   Lewis is survived by his children: Jennifer (Wes Williams) Jones of Reynoldsburg, Penny Flowers of London, and Rellie (Lisa) Jones of Centerburg; sisters: Patsy DeLong of Presque Isle, Maine, and Hala Ongley of Arizona; grandchildren: Nicole (Bert) Hansen, Amy (Aaron) Ansel, Sara (Stephen) Tondel, Candace (Kevin) Granger, Grant Jones, and Joshua Jones; great grandchildren: Jude Granger, Elara Hansen, Elliott Ansel, and Kaiya Hansen; numerous nieces and nephews.
   He is preceded in death by his parents; spouse: Doreen Jones; siblings: Eugene Jones and Stewart “Al” Jones.
   A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lynch Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 124 E. High Street, London. Online condolences may be sent to