Obituaries

Norman E. Wolverton Sr., 86, of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of London, died August 29, 2019, with hospice, in Boynton Beach.
  Norm was born February 5, 1933 in Saint Paul, Indiana, a son of Norman Herbert and Doris (Nail) Wolverton. He graduated from Saint Paul High school and then received both his Bachelor Degree and his Master’s Degree from Ball State University. After his graduation from Ball State, Norm went to work for SRA/IBM for 25 years. He then taught middle school at London.
  Survivors include his wife of 20 years: Connie Wolverton; children: Kathy Jo (John) King of Marysville; Gene (Jan) Wolverton of London; Mary Elizabeth (Jeff) Brown of Boynton Beach; Lisa Anne (Randy) Young of West Jefferson; David Lee (Deb) Wolverton and daughter-in-law: Tammy (Toops) Wolverton, all of London; sister: Leah Jane Schuman of Independence, Louisiana; fourteen grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
  Preceded in death by his parents; first wife: Jo Anne (Pollard) Wolverton; son: James A. Wolverton Sr.; sister: Rosemond Mitchell.Norm’s family invites friends to call at the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London, Saturday September 28, 2019, from 9-11 AM., with a Graveside service to follow at the Kirkwood Cemetery, London.
  A gathering of family and friends will be held following the service at the Wolverton residence.
 Online condolences may be sent to:  www.rldfh.com. 

​Francene Marie Reed, Age 72, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband Charles E. Reed, sons; Charles Clayton Reed, and Cole Woodrow Reed, sisters; Marsha, Nina, Cindy and Sherry, brothers; Barry, Eric, and Rick, grandchildren; Gabrielle, Charles Nathan and Alexis.

   Family will receive friends Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 West Main Street, West Jefferson, OH, 43162 From 11:00 am to 12:00 PM. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 Noon. Entombment will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, OH​

William R. “Rick” Tier II, 66, of London, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield.
  Rick was born July 14, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, a son of William R. Tier I and Ruth (Martin) Eades.
   He had owned and operated Rick’s Carryout and Bait Shop on 56 south of London for most of his life. He graduated from London High School in 1971 and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
   Rick is survived by his mother: Ruth (Martin) Eades of London; sisters: Diana (Sam) Hindman of Lexington, Kentucky; Mary (Mike) Hopkins of London; brothers: Darrell (Connie) Eades of London; Doug (Susan) Eades of West Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
   He has been preceded in death by: fathers: William R. Tier and William T. Eades; brothers: David and Danny Eades.
   A Celebration Of Life is to be held for Rick September 14, 2019 3-6 PM. at the residence of Mike and Mary Hopkins.
   Rick’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London.
Online condolences may be sent to:  www.rldfh.com.​

​Robert Edward Harrington passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019
   Robert is survived by his wife, Barbara Christine (Stegall), his children Catherine Lee Harrington, Christina Lee McKenna and Robert Lee Harrington (Shelly); his grandchildren Patrick McKenna, Meredith McClay, William McKenna, Jacob Fent, Rylee Harrington and Lindsay Harrington; siblings Patti Miller, Bill Harrington, Tom Harrington and Pam Jenkins.  Further survived by nieces, nephews,
great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Robin Lee Harrington and grandson Taylor Joseph McKenna.
   Robert was born in London on May 9, 1937 to Robert Henry and Elizabeth Harrington.  He graduated from Northeastern High School in 1956 and worked for International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1994.  He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Christine on July 28, 1956 and they recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. He was a lifetime resident of Clark and Madison counties.
  Robert created and ran Harrington softball diamonds from 1973-1983.  Robert coached Babe Ruth baseball, youth football and adult softball.  He was inducted into the Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016 for his participation on the 1964 WBLY team.  He was a career member of Local 402.  Robert enjoyed Nascar, baseball, raising cattle, greyhounds and attending his granddaughter, Rylee’s softball games.
   A funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, 103 N. Main St., London.  Friends may call from 11:00 until time of the service on Friday. Interment will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in South Charleston. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Parish Hall, 322 S. Williams St., South Charleston.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com
 

​Suellen McComas, age 71, of Plain City, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking for her family and was an excellent cake baker. Preceded in death by parents George and Josephine Slane, daughter Ronda McComas and brother Lester Toy. Survived by loving husband Ronald, son Scott (Missy) McComas, brothers Chuck (Nancy) Slane and Phil (Sandy) Slane, sister Judy Balaz, grandchildren Brittany (Colt) McNichols, Austin and Madison, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Family will receive friends 6-8 pm Monday, September 9, 2019 at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026; where funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Interment Forest Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. ​

​Eric "Dow" Smith, age 57 of London passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was a US Air force Veteran and was employed by Columbus Fair Auto Auction.

    Preceded in death by parents Ronald Smith, and Peggy (Bruce) Terry. Eric is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Anita, daughter Alycia McDowell, sister Minda (Brent) Hatt, and their children Trint, Ashley, and Zac. Granddaughter Kayleana, and grandson LeLan, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and numerous other family members and a host of friends.

    Family will receive friends 3-5 PM on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, OH 43162 with funeral service following at 5:00 PM. ​

​David Allen Watkins, Sr., 66 of London died Sunday September 1, 2019. He was born in Pickaway County, Ohio on November 22, 1952 to Marcus and Katherine (Kuhn) Watkins. David served his country in the United States Army, retired from M.A.C.I., loved to fish and absolutely loved and cherished his grandchildren.
   Survived by his wife of 29 years Shirley (Tingley) Watkins; step daughter Kathy (Jay) Ferrell of London; granddaughter Erika (Bary) Watkinson; great grandchildren Skylar, Spencer, Seann, Syndi, Abbie and Caleb; brother Robert (Teresa) Watkins and family of Mt. Vernon. Preceded in death by his parents, son David, Jr. and stepdaughter Cyndi. 
   The family invites friends to call at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE on Thursday from 5-7 PM. Graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM in Kirkwood Cemetery with David Vacheresse officiating. Burial will follow. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences to 

 www.rldfh.com. ​

Joyce Jo (Myers) Colwell, 74, of London died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in the Bluebird Retirement Community.
  Born March 7, 1945 in Madison County; she was the daughter of Gale O. and Helen Wilma (Smith) Myers.
 Joyce retired from Madison County Municipal Court in April, 2005; was a member of the First United Methodist Church of London and had many cherished memories and lifelong friendships from growing up on Arbuckle Road.
 Survivors include her son and daughter in law Martin and Tina Colwell; daughters and sons in law Tamara and Mike Duvall and Stacy and Heath Elliott; grandchildren Zachary, Courtney and Malorie Colwell, Grant and Margaux Duvall and Noah Elliott; sister in law Jane Myers and niece Melodye Bush.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don Grant Colwell, brother Okey G. Myers and niece Kimberly Gayle Myers.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, September 16, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Dave Leckrone officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 PM Sunday.
  The family suggests memorials in Joyce’s name be made to either the American Cancer Society or Madison County Humane Society.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Robert Alan Shoaf, aged 63, passed away peacefully at his childhood home, Shoaf Farms. He left the farm as the sun was rising, surrounded by his children on September 9,  2019.                                           He was preceded in death by his father Bernard Shoaf and his mother Norma Shoaf.                                       He is survived by his children Tricia Dillion (Brian), Brian Shoaf (Rebekah), Danielle Wolfe-Magalski (Mike), Justin Shoaf (Elissa) and Rhesa Yank; sisters Brenda Hitch, Kathy Shoaf and Sandra Maynard and brother Phillip Shoaf; grandchildren Alex, Rachel, Garek, Tyler, Leeann, Gavin and Mia and one faithful companion, Foxy. Additionally, many friends and a very large extended family throughout Madison County and Columbus. 

    A visitation will be held at 10 AM with the funeral service at 11 AM Friday. September 13, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CFEMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 PM Thursday.                                                                                  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Rob’s name to Loving Care Hospice, PO Box 445, London, Ohio 43140.                                                       Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

​Donald Martin Gildow, 72, of Sedalia, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Doctors Hospital West.
   Born May 11, 1947 in London; he was the son of Valoris and Mildred (Rihl) Gildow.
  Don had been caretaker for Range Township retiring in 2019. For 45 years he had been on the Range Township Volunteer Fire Department, where he had served as Chief for 20 years. A member of the former Leonore Lodge #512 F & AM, Sedalia; Don also volunteered with the Special Olympics Golf Team. He will be remembered as a gentle soul, who loved cooking and fishing.
   Survivors include his sons Charles Gildow and Randy (Meagan) Gildow; grandson Miles Gildow; many nieces, nephews and cousins including John Hines; and dear friends Norman Dorn, Dennis Marshall and David Junk.
    A memorial service will be held at 4 PM Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Rev. Gordon Ell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 PM Saturday.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Madison County Special Olympics or Range Township Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com​

Ethel (Eve) Perry entered her Heavenly home on Monday, September 2nd, 2019, at the age of 87. Eve was the daughter of the late Steven and Anna Vass, who immigrated from Hungary. She was preceded in death by siblings Steve Vass, William Vass, Helen Boggs, Elizabeth Coch, James Vass, and Baby Alex. She is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
  Eve was an avid outdoor enthusiast and loved camping, fishing, and gardening with her late husband, Norman Perry. She was the loving and cherished mother of Cindy Skidmore and the late Larry Martin. Eve treasured the memories created with her grandchildren, Carly (Travis) Wiltshire, Erin Martin, Zach (Debby) Skidmore, Taylor (Mallory) Skidmore, and the late Matthew Martin. She loved spending time with her great-grandchildren Caleb Wiltshire, Natalie Wiltshire, Evan Skidmore, Blake Wiltshire, Kaylee Skidmore, Sienna Skidmore, and Spencer Skidmore.
  Her smile was as bright as the sun when surrounded by family and friends. She loved people with her whole heart and had a passion for helping others.
  Friends may call at Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, Ohio, 43162 from 11am to 1pm on Monday, September 9th. Funeral service to be held at 1pm at the funeral home, continuing with a graveside service at Alton Cemetery.
  A celebration of life will follow at the West Jefferson United Methodist Church.
   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 36 South Center Street, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162.