​        Norma Jean Phillips, age 92,

                                       went to be with the Lord on 

                                              April 29, 2024. Norma was

                                              born on March 2, 1932, in

                                             Madison County. Norma was 

                                              one of 13 siblings raised on the 

                                              Hux Farm near Sedalia, Ohio

                                            where she attended Danville and

 Midway Schools.
   Norma Jean (Jeannie) loved being around her family, especially all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a devoted loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.  While living in North Fort Myers, Florida she made many friends.  Norma Jean loved to entertain in her home with abundance of happiness and lots of food.  She loved cooking and being a great homemaker. She enjoyed playing cards, working puzzles and camping with her siblings and family. The stories that were told to us of her being raised on the Hux farm with her twelve siblings will be unforgettable as the laughter will carry on forever.
    She was preceded in death by the father of her children Marion Wayne Harper and her late husband Walter D. Phillips.  Parents John William Sr and Henrietta Christina (Rader) Hux.  Siblings Leonard (Shirla)Hux, Mary (Eli) Mechling, Martha (Clyde) Leppla, John William Jr (June) Hux, Earl (Betty) Hux, Velma (Leo) Bell, Mildred (Harry) Hughes, Esther (Carl) Anderson, Harold (Jo) Hux, Helen (Bennie) Miller, brother-in-law Clarence Milstead and Granddaughter Ranae Donohoe.
    Still surviving one sister Ruth Milstead, Powell, Oh and brother Donald (Norma Jean) Hux of London, Oh. Daughters Marian (James) Donohoe, Woodstock Oh, Alice (Jay) Phillips, Mt. Sterling, Oh, Sherry Roll (Mike Wilson), London, Oh and son Marvin Harper (Donika Howard) of Springfield, Oh. Grandchildren Rexford Donohoe, Tonya (Michael) McGuire, Dorothy aka Tina (Larry) Hart, Theresa Phillips (Ronnie Colwell), Adam Roll, Sadie (David) McGuire, Jacob Roll, Great grandchildren, Great- Great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  A very special friend and companion Joe Farish.
       She will be sadly missed by all.
   A private service was held as per her wishes. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vernon's Crematory of Urbana, Ohio

Judy Elein Roethlisberger, 78, of Springfield, died Saturday, May 18, 2024, at home surrounded by her family.
   Born April 25, 1946, in Columbus, she was a daughter of Richard Edwin Hively and Mary Georgian (Stumbo) Montrose.
   Following high school, Judy went on to graduate from Frederick’s Beauty Academy. She then spent her career working alongside her mother as a beautician in their family’s salon. Her free time was spent enjoying solitaire and watching the show Heartland with her grandsons. Judy had quite the green thumb and was also meticulous about caring for her yard, particularly her flowers. She would tend any and all flowers, including her favorite red roses and butterfly bushes. Her family was truly her pride and joy, and she cherished all the time they were able to spend together, especially being able to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.
   Judy leaves behind sons Arthur Edward Brooks Jr., Richard James (Trina) Brooks, and Tim Hively; grandchildren Art E. Brooks III, Ethan Michael Brooks, Stephanie (Tyler) Sowards, Rick Brooks Jr.; great-grandchildren Graice Fay Brooks, Jordan Brooks, Aneissa Brooks, Arthur Edward Brooks IV, Luna Elein Kathryn Brooks, Lincoln Sowards, Chloe Brooks, Camden Brooks; brother Damon Snider, half-brother Mark Montrose; lifelong companion Alan Ratliff.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Michelle Caito; great-granddaughter Kyleigh Brooks; brother Lloyd Hively.
   In accordance with Judy’s wishes, cremation will take place without any services.
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, where condolences are encouraged to be shared online at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Susan Annette (Pladson) Bjornson, 80, of London, Ohio, formerly of Barnesville, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in the Bluebird Retirement Community, London.            
   Born July 21, 1943, in Spokane, Washington, she was a daughter of Rudolph Foss Pladson and Doris Ann (Virden) Pladson.
  Susan was a talented seamstress and quilter who owned her own business, Susan’s Sportswear, for many years. A woman of faith, she attended Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Barnesville, Minnesota, before relocating out of Minnesota. Her family was nearest and dearest to her, and she cherished the time they were able to spend together with the beautiful memories they were able to make. Susan adored her grandchildren, and used her talents to make each grandchild their own quilt. She also enjoyed traveling, and would venture across the country to vacation and watch her multitalented grandkids play various sports and perform in musical performances. One of her favorite memories included a family trip to Hawaii, which always remained one of her favorite destinations.
  She is survived by three sons: Todd David (Cindy) Bjornson, Gregory Allen (MaryLu) Bjornson, and Chad Michael (Gretchen) Bjornson; grandchildren Joshua Bjornson, Daniel Bjornson, Annika Bjornson, Emma (Aaron) Becker, Owen Bjornson, Carter Bjornson, and Conner Bjornson; siblings Randy (Linda) Pladson, Sheila (Buzz) Hester, Bonnie (Richard) Roth, Peggy (Mike) Butler, Mary Sheldon; brother-in-law Allen (Linda) Bjornson, sister-in-law Karen Pladson; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
  Susan was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband David Roy Bjornson; brother Terry Pladson; mother-in-law Audrey Knudson.
  Cremation will take place in accordance with Susan’s wishes. Public services are yet to be determined.   
  Any memorials or sympathy cards may be sent directly to the Bjornson Family - PO BOX 11 Copperopolis, CA 95228.
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, where condolences are encouraged to be shared online at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

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​Mary Elizabeth (Paul) Cline, 89, of Springfield, formerly of London, died Sunday, June 16, 2024, at home, surrounded by her family.
   Born June 22, 1934, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of John Joseph Paul and Lucille Jean (Bateman) Paul. Mary spent much of her career working for the former Mercy Medical Center as a nurse’s aide. Additionally, Mary worked for Holiday Inn as a cook.
   Mary is survived by children Linda Sue Lee of Dayton, Nancy (Tony) Vegadas of Englewood, Mary Ann Cline of Springfield, and Kenneth Joseph Cline also of Springfield; grandchildren Nicholas Cochran, Jason Cochran, Jennifer Lynn (Brad) Boehmer, Andrew J. Cline; great-grandchildren Ricky Nelson, David Nelson, Nickie Nelson, Serenity Grace Matheny; great-great-granddaughter Lilly Nelson; several nieces and nephews. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth Cline, grandson Randy Cline, and sister Patricia A. Paul.
   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, beginning at 1:00 PM in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, with Pastor Don Young officiating. Interment will follow in Milledgeville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of services.
   Condolences for the family are welcomed to be shared online at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


​Donald Jay “Donnie” Payne, age 74, of London, passed away peacefully with his loving family and friends by his side on Monday, June 3, 2024, after a brief battle with cancer.
    Born March 29, 1950, in London, Ohio, he was a son of the late Matthew Payne and Hazel Payne. A graduate of the former Madison South High School, and later graduated from Penn State with a degree in blacksmithing and began working as a farrier. He spent the bulk of his career working for Ross Laboratories where he retired from, but his true love was his equine work. Donnie was THE farrier in and around central Ohio for over 40 years. A member of the United States Trotters Association (USTA), Donnie was an avid horse lover who had a unique and special touch. Additionally, Donnie was a silent Deacon for the Fountain of Truth Ministries in London.  He had a beautiful smile and contagious laughter, and certainly never met a stranger. Donnie’s sudden passing has left a void in the lives of his family, friends, and the many horse owners of Madison County and surrounding counties who always looked forward to his talent, advice, and kindness.

   Survivors include his son Nathan Payne and daughter Britney Payne; grandchildren Kobi, Bryson, Reagyn, and Alysia Payne; sister Janet White, brothers Richard “Dickie” and Rickey Payne; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends Vickie Mills and John Osborne.
   Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; wife Carla (Moody) Payne; son Jayson Payne; sister Sue Ann Bowser, brothers Tommy and David Payne; nephew Allan Payne.
    Donnie was loved by all and will be missed by many. He was a very special man, and we know he is rejoicing in heaven now with our loved ones.
  Funeral services for Donnie will be honored on Thursday, June 6, 2024, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Fountain of Truth Ministries, 135 Maple Street, London, Ohio 43140, with Pastor Tyrone Artis officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM until the time of services. Donnie will be interred in Deercreek Township Cemetery at the convenience of his family.
   The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, where condolences are encouraged to be shared at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

 

Obituaries

​Nancy Jane Sark, 78, of London, died Tuesday, June 4, 2024, In Mount Carmel East Hospital, following an acute illness.
   Born July 26, 1945, in Ross County, she was a daughter of Delbert Richards and Nada (Templin) Richards.
      Nancy enjoyed any and all crafts, including ceramics. She has a special talent for crocheting and quilting, and enjoyed making items for her family and friends. Additionally, Nancy enjoyed spending time in her kitchen baking sweet treats and canning various goods. An avid animal lover, Nancy enjoyed all animals, especially spending time with her dogs.
   Nancy is survived by daughter Sandra Kay (Michael) Thissen of Columbus and son Gerald Lee Sark Jr. of London; grandson Christopher Evans; great-grand-daughter Lily Evans; brother James Delbert (Barb) Richards, sisters Ann (Martin) Vulgamore; many nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald Lee Sark, daughter Kellie Sue Sark, sisters Sue Dike and Marilyn Morris.
   The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024, beginning at 1:00 PM in the funeral home, with Pastor Wayne Stuntz officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.
     Memorials in Nancy’s name may be sent to benefit the Madison County Humane Society, 2020 State Route 142 NE, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162.
   Condolences for the family are encouraged to be shared online at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Louise G. Brown, 93, of London, passed away in the arms of her family on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at London Health and Rehabilitation.
   Born April 16, 1931, in Tazewell, Virginia, she was a daughter of Arthur Compton and Ginnie (Johnson) Compton.
    Louise worked for General Motors on the production line for 24 years. As ornery as they come, Louise was no stranger to playing a prank on others. She loved the color purple and always felt her best while wearing it. Additionally, Louise was a bingo player; however, bingo was never recreational to her, but rather more of a competitive sport. She would always strive to be the best player she could be, and never settle for anything less!
    She enjoyed the musician that the facility brought in. Loved all the activities, outings and parties that were provided by London Health and Rehab Activity Director she loved all the people who worked there provided the love compassion and care 24 hours a day they made her feel like their extended family, and she felt the same about them.
    She is survived by son Darryl Brown; grandchildren Zachary Brown, Kelly Brown, Sommar Brown, Tanya Scaggs, Shane Brown, Sheila (Matt) Dessel, Shannon Brown; several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Roger (Patty) Compton, Ann Hughes, Betty (Eb) Clark, Helen Havens, Bobby Compton; many nieces and nephews.
    Louise was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bernard Brown; son Ron Brown.
    A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024, beginning at 1:00 PM in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, with the ministry of the Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of services.
    Memorials in Louise’s name may be sent to benefit the London Health and Rehabilitation Resident Activity Fund, 218 Elm Street, London, Ohio 43140.
    Condolences for the family are encouraged to be shared online at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com. 

 Jeffrey K. Vallery, 66, of South Charleston, died Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Springfield Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
    Born December 10, 1957, in Springfield, he was a son of Edwin Vallery and Suzanne (Rothe).
    A lifelong farmer, Jeff was also a truck driver and had worked at the London Correctional Institution. He loved farming, playing cards with his friends, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
   Survivors include his son David (Angela) Vallery, daughter Julie (Jason) Plank; grandchildren Ava Vallery, Steele Plank, and Kayla Ison; step-mother Rita Vallery; aunts and uncles Carolyn Wilson, Carl (Sharon) Vallery, Norma (Donald) Hux, John Vallery, Linda Seaburn and Marion (Debbie) Vallery; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and many, many friends.
    Jeff was preceded in death by his mother Suzanne Howsmon, father Edwin Vallery, brother Steve Vallery, and his best four-legged companion Harley.
  Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Kirkwood Cemetery, London.
    A Celebration of Jeff’s life will be held from 1pm-5pm, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 10665 Charleston-Chillicothe Road, South Solon, Ohio.
    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Clark County EMS, and to Springfield Regional Medical Center for their exceptional care and compassion.
    Memorials in Jeff’s name may be made to Madison Plains FFA, c/o Madison Plains High School 800 Linson Road, 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

www.eberefisherfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth D. Lambert, Sr., 89, of South Vienna, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 1, 2024, in his residence.
   Born December 31, 1934, in Madison County, he was a son of Roy Lambert and Roberta (Lindsey) Lambert.
   A United States Air Force Veteran, Kenny served our country from 1956-1960. Following his time in the service, he worked in maintenance for the former Purex/Dial Corporation. A devoted Christian, Kenny was a member of the Newport Church of Christ in Christian Union. Fair season was always the highlight of each year for Kenny, particularly he enjoyed visiting the Ohio State Fair where he would be sure to attend his favorite event, the tractor pulls!
    Survivors include his children Debbie (Connie) Lambert and Kenneth Dale Lambert Jr.; grandson David Lambert; sister Joan (Don) Sorrell, brother Billy (Marilyn); many nieces and nephews. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife Wyonna (McCombs) Lambert; son Doug Lambert; siblings Johnny Lambert, Wayne Lambert, Ed (Betty) Lambert, Agnes (Frank) Fout, and Mary Jane (Dick) White.
   The family would like to extend a thank you to their special neighbors of Old Columbus Road for always looking out for Kenny.
   Public services will not be observed in accordance with Kenny’s wishes. Cremation will take place, and he will be interred beside his wife Wyonna in Deercreek Township Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kenny’s name may be sent to benefit St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital online at https://www.stjude.org/donate.
   The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, where condolences are encouraged to be shared at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Herbert “Herb” Browning, 84, of London died Saturday, May 25, 2024, in his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
   Born February 8, 1940, in Dayton, Ohio; he was the son of Herman O. and Mary (Grant) Browning.
    A US Marine Corp veteran, Herb went on to work for General Motors for 30 years. He was a member of the Madison Memorial Post #105, American Legion and Chandler Lodge #138, F & AM, where he was active in Chapter, Council and Commandery.
    He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Jean (Hall) Browning; children Nola (Terry) Lambert, Cheryl Templin and Mark (Dorene) Browning; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one  great-great grandson; brother-in-law Neil O’Brien and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, son James Browning, sisters Shirley Cathcart and Doris O’Brien.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, with Pastor Blair Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM-1 PM Wednesday.
   Condolences for the family are encouraged to be shared online at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

​Arlene (Wollam)(Brown) Idlewine, 79, was born February 18, 1945, and passed away peacefully from COPD in the Madison Senior Living Community on Friday, May 24, 2024, with her sisters by her side.
    Arlene was born along with her identical twin, Eilene, to parents Warren Wollam and Laurabelle (Ballard) Wollam in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her family grew up on Arbuckle Road, where they had the best neighbors who became lifelong friends. Arlene attended school in Somerford for primary education, and later graduated from London High School in 1963. Following her high school graduation, she attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She married Warren K. Brown and together they moved to New York.
    In 1970, Arlene received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. The following year she received her Master of Education in curriculum and supervision also from Wright State University. Arlene received her Master of Education in Administration in 1973. She then received her Doctorate in Philosophy in Administration from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1976.
   Arlene served as the Director and Administrative Head Mistress at Center City School, Dayton, Ohio. Additionally, she was a private consultant and adjunct assistant professor for three universities in Ohio and Indiana. While living in Indiana, Arlene served as the executive director of Central Indiana Council of Camp Fire as well as the Director of Indianapolis Parent Child Development Center. She retired from Indiana public schools.
    Arlene married Lenord Idlewine in Indiana where they had a small farm. She raised vegetables and flowers which they sold at their roadside market. You can’t take the farm girl out of the country for long! Arlene loved her hobby and the friends she made through gardening and flowers.
    We want to thank Madison Health, the Madison Senior Living Community, and Vitas Hospice for everything they did for Arlene. They all did exceptional jobs.
    Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Warren and Laurabelle (Ballard) Wollam; husband Lenord Idlewine; brother Ivan (Donna) Wollam.
   She is survived by sister Carole Kowaluk of Powell, Ohio, and twin sister Eilene (Bill) Duncan of London, Ohio; nieces Laura (Scott) Weinflash of Arizona, and Adina Wollam of Arizona; nephews David (Joyce) Duncan of Twinsburg, Ohio, Devin Duncan of London, Ohio, Brian (Brenda) Kowaluk of Powell, Ohio, and John Wollam of Arizona; great-nieces Kaleigh Duncan of London and Brook Kowaluk of Powell, Ohio; great-nephews Eric (Jackie) Duncan of Ashtabula, Ohio, Brent (Quinn) Duncan of London, Ohio, and Brady Kowaluk, of Powell, Ohio; great-great nieces Miranda Baltz, Amelia, and Allison Duncan of Roaming Shores, Ohio, great-great-nephew Adam Baltz, also of Roaming Shores, Ohio.
  Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family with interment in Somerford Township Cemetery. A Celebration of Arlene’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, beginning at 11:30 AM in the London Christian Fellowship Church, 255 US 42 NE, London, Ohio, with Pastor Rob Swartz officiating.
  Memorials in Arlene’s name may be sent to benefit Macular Degeneration Research through the Bright Focus Foundation online at

www.brightfocus.org/macular

 The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, where condolences are encouraged to be shared online at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com