Thomas L. "Tom" Potts, Sr. 75 of London died May 19, 2017. Born in London November 18, 1941 to Weldon and Josephine (Evans) Potts, Sr. Veteran of United States Navy, member of American Legion Post #105, Amvets Post #19 and Moose on Main.
Survived by sons Thomas L. "Chip" Potts, Jr. of London, Theron "Skeet" Potts of S. Vienna; 11 brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, wife Terri L. (Garrett) Potts, and 2 sisters.
Visitation one hour prior to service at 11:00 AM Wednesday at RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE. Pastor Sue McClelland officiating. Military honors provided by American Legion Post #105 Honor Guard. Condolences to www.rldfuneralhome.com.


Donald "Don" E. Beatty, 62 of London, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at his residence.  He was born July 11, 1954 in Fayette County, Ohio. Son of the late Paul and Ellen (Woods) Beatty.

   Don was retired from the US Postal Service at the London Post Office where he worked for 20 years; Assistant Softball Coach for Madison Plains High School for 13 years; coached boys football for 17 years. Even though he never had children of his own, he loved all the children he worked with in football and girls softball.

   He is survived by his loving family; sisters Betty Gnann, Wilma (Paul) Wilson; brothers Ken (Betty Jo) Beatty, Gary Beatty, and Jim (Mary) Beatty; numerous nieces and nephews.

   A Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.  Rev. Mike Hodge officiating with the interment following in Madison Mills Cemetery.Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorial contributions to Madison Plains Athletic Boosters Scholarship for Girls Softball, 800 Linson Road, London, Ohio 43140.

 Online condolences to  www.tiddfuneralservice.com

Connie Sue (Jackson) Payne, 59, of London died Wednesday, May 15, 2017 in Columbus.
   Born June 25, 1957 in London; she was a daughter of Robert Ray and Audrey Ann (Lane) Jackson.
     Connie had worked at Matco in London.
    Survivors include her sister Eva Jackson of London; brothers Clarence Edward Jackson of London, James Davis of Mt. Sterling and Thomas Davis of Chillicothe; nieces and nephew LaToya (Willie) Young, Asia Gravely and Narada Gravely; several great nieces and great nephews; and dear friend Jessica Reay.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Harry Payne.
 Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London with Pastor Tyrone Artis officiating. Interment will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM-1 PM Monday.
     The family suggests memorials be made to Res-Care, 56 Graham Ave, London, OH 43140.
    Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome. com.


Robert Redman, 92, of London, died Friday, May 5, 2017 at Mount Carmel West, Columbus.
He was born July 11, 1924 in Madison County, a son of Owen William and Nancy (Stapleton) Redman. He served in the South Pacific during World War two as a proud member of the United States Navy. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #3441, Columbus. He had been employed by Jeager Machine Company, Columbus for over 30 years and finished up him employment history with Janitrol in Columbus.
  Bob is survived by his son: Michael (Jane) Redman of Galloway; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Shawn) Clark, Jennifer (Matthew) Conley, and Matthew Redman; great grandchildren: Isabel and Bryan Conley.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Carol Janice Redman, March 14, 2017; sister: Lucille Ogilvie. .
 A military service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson.
Inurnment will follow.
  Mr. Redman's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London.

Online condolences may be sent to: http://www.rldfuneralhome.com.​

Elizabeth (Libby) Sparks, born June 22, 1957, died May 17, 2017 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She married her high school sweetheart, Ernie Sparks on September 13, 1980.
  She was preceded in death by parents, Robert Leonard Henson and Ruth Elizabeth (Puckett) Henson, sister Terry Lynn Rogers and brother Robert Leonard Henson.
  She is survived by husband Ernest (Ernie) Sparks, son Nicholas Sparks, sisters Rose (Dave) Page and Joyce (Frank) Ventola, nieces Natalie (Todd) Nance and Andrea (Ventola) Massuca, nephew David (Cindy) Page, Aunt Marilyn and many beloved cousins.
   Libby graduated from London High School in 1975. She earned a Master of Science Degree from The Ohio State University and became a certified nurse practitioner in 1997. She enjoyed a long service career in cardiovascular genetics. She worked at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; and The John Hopkins University and Hospitals, Baltimore, Maryland. Libby was a member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, and served as Member at Large for the Mid Atlantic Marfan Syndrome Support Group. She received the Cheryl Gasner Spirit of Excellence Award from the Marfan Foundation in 2016. She was a Medical Honoree at the 2006 American Heart Association Annual Gala, Columbus, Ohio.
    In 2001, she and her colleagues identified a genetic mutation causing heritable cardiac conduction and myocardial disease in a large central Ohio family. Her research efforts turned to inherited disorders associated with aortic aneurysm, where she and her colleagues identified novel genetic mutations causing aortic aneurysm/ dissection.  As a clinician, she cared for adults with congenital heart disease, and for individuals and families with inherited aortic aneurysm and dissection.
    Libby found great fulfillment and joy in long distance running. She enjoyed sailing, reading, cooking and music. She and her son shared a fondness for long philosophical discussions, walking in City Park, New Orleans, cooking and jeopardy. Libby saw beauty and goodness everywhere.
  In lieu of flowers, Libby requested monetary remembrances be used to support childhood literacy, or to enrich high school math and science programs at London City Schools. Mr. Sparks will receive and disperse the funds to the school.
     Her family is planning a Celebration of Life Gala for extended family and friends.
   The Sparks family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Daryl Roy Conwell, 49, of Springfield died Monday, May 15, 2017 in his residence.
   Born March 6, 1968 in London; he was a son of Norita (Meadows) and James Conwell.
   Daryl had been a self-employed painter.
  Survivors include his wife of 25 years Jeri Lee (Evans) Conwell; son Corbin Michael Conwell; step son Corey Wayne (Megan) Gartin, step daughter Cortney Marie (Roy) Garrett; grandchildren Cayedence Gartin, Caiya Gartin, Naudia Garrett; mother Norita (Mike) Nelson brothers Jeff (Lynn) Conwell, John Conwell, sisters Sue Iams, Jennifer (Jay) Veach and Anna (Alan) Fields; several nieces and nephews.
   He is preceded in death by his father, infant twins Dalton James and Dylan Gerald Conwell and mother in law Carolyn Evans.
 Funeral services will be held at 6 PM Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-6 PM Saturday.
  Friends are encouraged to make memorials for the benefit of the family to the funeral home or a charity of our choice.
 Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


Pauline L. Drummond, 94, of Marysville, died Thursday, May 11, 2017.
   Born September 28, 1922 in London; she was a daughter of George Richard and Dorothy (Moore) Lightle.
   She is survived by her son Steve (Brenda) Drummond of Marysville; grandchildren Darcy (Austin) Haney and Leigh (Joseph Cash) Jones of Marysville, Robert (Jaclyn) Drummond of West Jefferson and Joel (Arlene) Drummond of Gillette, WY and Shannon (Roy) Liff of Mt. Sterling; great-grandchildren Robert, Braedon and Clara Drummond, Cheyenne Wilson, Helena and John David Jones, Sienna Goodyear, Hunter and Ryder Drummond; great-great granddaughter Addie; daughter in law Terry Drummond of London; nieces Barbara Howison, Dottie McCann and Debbie (Jerry) Ball.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Allen Drummond, son Richard Drummond, sister Lavon Roberts and brothers Howard and Warren Lightle.
 A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Wednesday in Paint Memorial Cemetery, London with Pastor Randy Reed officiating. Visitation will not be observed.
  The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London where online condolences for the family may be made to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


​Jon Paul Neff, age 77 of Columbus died May 17, 2017.  He was born March 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio.  Son of John Price and Frances (Bidwell) Neff.
   He was retired from Columbus Coated Fabrics.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife Sue (Merritt) Neff, and son Rande Neff.
He is survived by son & daughter-in-law Douglas (Carol) Neff; grandsons Daniel and Douglas; brother Richard Neff; sister Sharon (Don) McPherson; mother-in-law Janet Merritt; brother-in-law Jerry (Jeri) Merritt; and sister-in-law Joy (Dennis) Clarity.
  A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation was requested.  The family is being served by the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.​

Russell R. Tackett, 61 of S. Charleston died May 15, 2017. Born October 27, 1955 in Grundy, VA to Bobby Tackett and Sarah Parker. Member of Grace Community Church, S. Solon.
  Survived by wife Mary Beth (Blankenship) Tackett; daughter Sarah (Josh) Young of S. Solon; grandson Jesse Young; six brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents and son Jamie.
  Visitation 2 hours prior to service at 12:00 PM Thursday (5/18) at Grace Community Church, S. Solon. RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, London, OH has been entrusted with Russell's services. Condolences to www.rldfuneralhome.com.


Jennifer Lyn Kempton, age 35, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Jennifer was born in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Jennifer attended West Jefferson HS and Tolles Tech.. Jennifer was the founder of Jennifer Kempton LLC along with being the founder and spokes woman for Survivors Ink. Jennifer is preceded in death by her father Jeffrey L. Kempton, Grandparents Russell and Jennell Kempton and Grandfather Dale Pollock Sr.
   Jennifer is survived by her loving mother and father Teresa and Dale Pollock Jr. and her loving children Kailin Grogg, Satavia Kempton, Marijane Kempton and Evyenia Mamaksas. Jennifer is also survived by her sister Elizabeth (Shayne) Allen, Nieces and Nephews, Dalton, Lyndsey and Jason Allen. Special friend Jessica Graham and children. Numerous loving relatives and friends.
    Following the families wishes Jennifer will be cremated and a memorial will take place at a later date.
  In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution to You Caring at youcaring.com/ teresapollock or survivorsink.com in Jennifer's Name. 
 Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneral home.com to leave the family online condolences. Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home 1355 W. Main St. West Jefferson, Ohio 43162 is honored to service the family of Jennifer Kempton. ​