Lygia (McGinnis) Morgan, born January 31, 1953, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Lygia graduated from Grove City High School, Class of 1971, graduated Hocking Tech in Wildlife, and attended Ohio University for Biology. Lygia retired from the U.S. Postal Service and served in Ohio Army National Guard as a Combat Medic. Lygia was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Betty McGinnis. She is survived by her loving husband James Morgan, two sons: Robert (Heather) Tischler and John Morgan; daughter Anastazia Morgan. She was very passionate about her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

  There will be no services at this time. There will be a Celebration of Life Party when the uncertainty of the current times dissipates and health conditions permit. Please visit www.tiddfuneralservice.com to send condolences to the Morgan Family or to share a favorite memory. Porter-Tidd Funeral Home, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143, assisted the family.​


Mary Ann (Jones) Henry, 79, of Marysville died at 6:14 PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.
 Born September 25, 1940 in London; she was a daughter of Freedman and Marie (Baird) Jones.
  Mary Ann was a retired office manager at Roby Auto Group, where she had worked for 20 years.
  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Phil Henry of Marysville; sons Todd (Celia) of Canal Winchester and Sean of Marysville, daughter Sondra of Marysville and special nephew Andy Hunter of Marysville; grandchildren Phil, Beth, Chris, Tamar, Josiah and Tyler; 14 great-grandchildren; brother William “Bo” (Joyce) Jones of West Jefferson, sister Debbie Wilson of Washington CH; several nieces and nephews.
  Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter Tammy Lee; brothers Henry “Jim” Jones and Charlie Jones and sister Sue (Jones) Powers.
 Per Mary Ann’s request, there will not be any visitation nor funeral services. A memorial service is being planned for a later date in Dennison Chapel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the church of your choice.  
  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.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.​

Anna Lou (Radabaugh) Toops, 88 of Bloomingburg, Ohio went to be with Jesus Monday March 23, 2020 at Four Seasons in Washington Court House, Ohio. She was born in Mt. Sterling, Ohio on February 11, 1932 to John and Grace (Crawford) Radabaugh. Anna Lou was a Registered Nurse at Walter Reed in Washington D.C., and then at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio before retiring. Then she worked at the Kroger in London, Ohio for another 10 years. She was a member of the Mt. Sterling Church of the Nazarene for 40+ years and was a kind and loving soul that will be truly missed.
  Preceded in death by her parents, her husband by 359 days, Alvin Gene Toops, whom she was married to for 64 years. Brothers William Sr. (Barbara) and Roger (Betty) Radabaugh; sisters Ellen Mae (Lester) Meadows and Dorothy (Sidney) Bennett; brothers in law Weldon, Roy and Bill Toops; sisters in law Helen Dixon, Margaret Moore and Lois Toops.
  She leaves behind brothers in law and sisters in law Raymond Toops, John (Thelma) Toops, Connie toops and Clyde Moore, and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Due to the COVID-19 concerns, there will be no visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service for Anna Lou will be held at the Mt. Sterling Church of the Nazarene at a later date. Burial in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Memorial contributions may be made in Anna Lou’s memory to the church. Condolences to www.rldfh.com

   The family has entrusted the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, London, OH

 Judy A. Rogers, 74, of London died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in her residence.
  Born January 30, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio; she was a daughter of Clay and Barbara () Snyder.
 Judy had worked at the former Purex/Dial Corporation in London.
  Survivors include her children Donald (Tammy) Hunter and his kids Gordon DeWitt, Brandy English, Michael Hunter, Desiree Hunter and Heather Hunter; Tim McGath and his kids Michelle Hardesty and Cori Braglin; and Laurie (Mat) Hunter and their kids Amanda Rogers, Johnny Jones, Keith Jones, Jamie Jones, Mathieu Blair and Noah Blair; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Rogers on May 31, 2009.
   In keeping with her wishes, Judy will be cremated and there will not be any services.
   Memorials in Judy’s name may be made to the funeral home for the benevolence of the family.
   The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, Ohio 43140; where online condolences for the family may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries

Vernon Verle Brown, 74 of Sedalia died Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Madison Health. He was born November 25, 1945 in Frankfort, Ohio to Ova and Dorothy (Roseberry) Brown. He was a volunteer firefighter for Range Township, was a volunteer baseball coach at Madison Plains and was a member of Carpenter Union Local #200.           
  Survived by his wife of 49 years, Suzanne (Bricker) Brown; sons Scott (Holly) Brown of Sedalia, David Brown of Delaware, Tim (Theresa) Brown of Michigan; grandchildren Brandon Rose, Connor and Chesney Brown; great granddaughter Scarlett Brown; sisters and brothers Dixie Dill of Sedalia, Frank Brown of Mt. Sterling, Ken (June) Brown of Clark’s Lake, Ohio, Janet (Bill) Ervin of Sedalia and several nieces and nephews. Vernon is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jodi Lynn Brown on January 24, 1996, twin brother and sister Phyllis and Gary and grandson Cole Brown.
   Graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM in Range Township Cemetery, with Pastor Floyd Hubbell officiating. Condolences to www.rldfh.com. The family has entrusted the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, London, OH.

​Sandra “Sandy” L. Johnson, 78 of London, loving wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother, who thought the world of her family, died Monday April 1, 2020 in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She was born in London, Ohio on March 18, 1942 a daughter of Everett and Waveline (Miller) Groves. Sandy retired from GM after 30 years of service.
  She is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years, Leonard; daughter Candice “Candy” (Ron) Hofacer of Columbus; son Randy (Karen) Johnson of South Charleston; grandchildren Stephanie (Mike) Burianek, Madalyn (Matt Fonderist) Johnson, Amanda Sanders, Derek Sanders and Sandy Eden; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, sister Sharon Crace, brother David Groves and infant brother Donald Groves.
  Following Sandy’s wishes, there will be no immediate service. Cremation will take place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE. Condolences may be sent to www.rldfh.com.​

Paul Jones Goodman, Sr., 90, of London died peacefully in his residence on Monday, March 23, 2020.
  Born January 11, 1930 in Bristol, VA; he was a son of the late Hale and Nancy (Jones) Goodman. He was also preceded in death by his wife Eloise (Atwood) Goodman; son in law Ron Berry; sisters Margaret, Ella Mae and Virginia and brothers Thomas and Dennis.
   A US Navy veteran; Paul had been a welder most of his life, working and retiring from Buckeye Steel. He also had worked at Madison County Airport and at the age of 72, received his pilot’s license!
   Survivors include his children Paul Jones (Billie Jo) Goodman, Jr., Sandra Goodman, Sheila (Bob) Mayer, Sharon Berry, Rhonda (Mark) Montrose and Paula (Greg) Sharpin; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Mary Hubert. many nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters in law Norma Atwood, James Atwood and Christine (Bill) Weber.
  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Susan and Ina from Loving Care Hospice and to Ernie’s Pharmacy for their care and support.
    A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed.
   The family suggests memorials in Paul’s name be sent to the Madison County Food Pantry, 137 Maple Street, 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.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

 Sandra M. (DeCarlo) Drake, 71, of London, Ohio, died at home on the morning of March 31, 2020. Sandy was born September 15, 1948 to father Blaze Theodore DeCarlo and mother Eleanor Mae Belyea in Stamford, Connecticut. Raised in Presque Isle, Maine, Sandy graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1966. Shortly after graduation, she began working as a secretary at Metropolitan Life. Sandy loved spending time with her mother. They would often go roller skating, play bingo, and go dancing. One evening they went to a place in Limestone, Maine called the Cross Roads. There they met Sandy’s future husband, Robert E. Drake, an Air Force Crew Chief from Portsmouth, Ohio and stationed at the nearby Loring Air Force Base.  Soon the couple moved to Ohio, married, and had twin daughters Tara and Tracey. Her daughters were two of the loves of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going to the movies, shopping, and out to lunch. She loved to bowl and play bingo. In their retirement, Bob and Sandy enjoyed going out to lunch or dinner, often times they would frequent Red Lobster, one of Sam’s favorite restaurants. Sandy helped to raise her family and held several jobs throughout her life in London. She worked for a number of years as a cashier at Kroger’s, she was a teller at a local bank, and worked most recently as a Walmart greeter.

  Sandy loved interacting with the public and it seemed as though she never knew a stranger.  Nanny took great care of her other loves, her grandsons.  She enjoyed spending time with them, babysitting them, and attending their ball games. Jacob, Zane, and Kaiden gave her many years of pleasure and happiness. She looked forward to watching them grow into young men. Mom/Nanny was the type of mother/grandmother who would offer you the shirt off her back and still spoil you rotten. 

  Her family’s hearts are heavy with this unexpected loss. Sandy is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Robert Drake of London; Tracey (Drake) Ratliff (daughter), Kevin Ratliff (son-in-law), Jacob Payne, Zane and Kaiden Ratliff (grandsons), Makayla and Kamryn Ratliff (step-granddaughters) all of London; Tara (Drake) Stafford (Daughter), James Stafford (son-in-law), Jacob Stafford (step-grandson) of Summerville, South Carolina; and Jamie Burns (half-brother) of Presque Isle, Maine.

  A loving Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Nanny, and Friend, Sandy was preceded in death by Theodore Blaze DeCarlo (father), Eleanor Mae (Belyea) Burns (mother), Peter DeCarlo (brother), and Grace Drake (mother-inlaw).  *Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), a Memorial Service and further arrangements will be set for a later date. The Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, OH 43162, assisted the family.  Please share your favorite memory of Sandy by visiting www.radermcdonaldtidd.com or send your condolences to her family.

Blanche Evelyn Cordle, 87, of London, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Madison Senior Living Community, London. Mrs. Cordle was born September 30, 1932, in Madison County, the daughter of Lester and Velma (Lee) Tatman. Her family meant everything to her. She loved taking pictures of her family, eventually earning the moniker, “the one woman paparazzi”! She loved to crochet.

   She is survived by her children; Marilyn (Mark) Green and Karen Cordle, all of London; Roger (Brenda) Cordle of Springfield,  Mel (Barbara) Cordle, of London; Sheila (Clete) Boyer of Orient; honorary daughter: Willie Harrison of West Jefferson; sister: Grace Wehrs of London; grandchildren: Laura (John) Norton, William (Meredith) Green, Sarah (Chad) Lawhun, and Chris (Kristi) Moore. Great-grandchildren: Owen and Liam Barger, Madilyn (Madi) Green, Nathan (Nate) Green, Justin (Lindsey Faith) Lisch, Jeffrey Moore, Elaina Lawhun, and Melinda (Mindy) Cordle. Great grandchild: Jerick Lisch. Numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Mrs. Cordle was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene Cordle; sister: Phyllis Dirkse; brother: Cecil Tatman. According to Mrs. Cordle’s wishes, she is to be cremated.

  The family is being served by the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London. Online condolences may be sent to

www.rldfh.com.​

Everett Harold Humphries, 94 of West Jefferson, OH passed away Wed. April 1, 2020 at Bluebird Retirement Community in London, OH.  He was born on April 13, 1925 to the late Gabriel R. and Minnie (Conley) Humphries in New Boston, OH.  Everett served in the U.S. Army during WWII and worked as a Millwright for Westinghouse in Columbus.  Everett attended Southwest Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus.
  Everett was preceded in death by his first wife Virginia Louise Humphries in 2007; brothers Ottis and Earl Humphries; sisters Garnet Stephens and Kathleen Locher.
  Everett is survived by wife Olive M. (Brady) Humphries; sons, Ronald H. (Maureen) Humphries and James L. (Deanna) Humphries, all of West Jefferson; grandchildren, Eric (Liza) Humphries of Grove City, Allan (Devan) Humphries of Plain City, Dana (Calvin) Swyers of West Jefferson, Tammie (Chad) Cooper of Marysville; numerous great grandchildren; sister Ruby of AZ; numerous nieces and nephews.
    Private Graveside Service will be held at convenience of the family in Pleasant Hill Cemetery of West Jefferson with Rev. Alan Wright and Rev. Mike Blanton officiating.  Donations may be made in his memory to the Southwest Freewill Baptist Church, Greenleaf Street, Columbus.  Arrangements and care of family by Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, Ashville, OH.  Online condolences at olivercheekfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey Alan Bricker, 58 of London, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Doctors Hospital, Columbus. Jeff was born May 17, 1961, in Newark, Ohio the son of Charles Thomas ‘Tom’ and Margaret ‘Peg’ Anne (Fleming) Bricker. He graduated from London High School in 1979 was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity while in school at Findlay College. He joined the United States Army National Guard and served 3 years. He then joined the United States Air Force, during which he served as a firefighter, from which he retired after 24 years. He continued with D. O. D. as a civilian Fire Safety Inspector. He was a proud member of the Madison Memorial American Legion Post #105, London. He loved sports including OSU, Reds, Blue Jackets, Bengals, and NASCAR. Jeff dearly loved his pool table.

  Jeff is survived by his loving wife: Michelle Bricker; children: Whitney (Jim) Shea of Benicia, California; Jeffrey Bricker Jr. of California; Jeremiah Todd and Cody Todd of Friendly, West Virginia; siblings: Wayne (Patsy) Bricker of London; Steve (Pam) Bricker of Galloway; Beth (Greg) Davis of Bellbrook; grandchildren: Parker, Lydia, Brielle, and Miah; his beloved Dalmatian: Vinny; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.  A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 1:00 PM. at the Saint Patrick Cemetery, London. Online condolences may be sent to www.rldfh.com.
   The family is being served by the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London.​

​Nichalas Shawn Stephenson, 27, received his wings and went to Heaven on March 12, 2020.       
  Nick was born on January 28, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio to Conie (Davis) Stephenson and Douglas Stephenson.
  He is preceded in death by his grandparents Mabel and Pearl Davis, James Davis and his great-grandparents.
  He is survived by his mother Conie Stephenson (Bruce Roberts), father Douglas Stephenson (Jeanette Brewer); brothers Victor (Tori) Stephenson and Vincent (Katlyn) Stephenson; his two nephews Winston and Oliver Stephenson; paternal grandparents Keith and Linda Stephenson; aunt Lynn (Gregg) Payne, uncle Rick (Lisa) Davis; cousins Kylie (Josh) Pritchard, Hadley and Hayes Pritchard, JD (Kassie) Payne, Karson and Kennidee Payne, Rickelle, Rylee and Ryne (Hannah) Davis; his girlfriend Jenni Wright and her sons Grady and Leland and several step aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Nick went to Madison Plains and as soon as he graduated, he started working. His first job was at Weidman Electrical, then he drove for Forrest Trucking. Currently, and since he was in his teens, he was working for Bruce Roberts, farming and driving the semi, which was his two favorite things.
  Nick had a good loving heart and many friends. His closest was Matt and Wendy Grigsby. He loved us all.
  A celebration of Nick’s life will be held this Summer-due to the Coronavirus-at the Red Brick Tavern, his favorite place to be! The family will post information of this when a date and time is confirmed. Everyone will be invited and welcomed.
  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.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.
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Mae Madelene Bradley, 94 of London died March 24, 2020 in Madison Health. She was born May 1, 1925 in Ona, West Virginia to Charles Snowden and Vida Hope (Price) Bradley. Mae was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, retired from Kroger in June 1988 after 34 years of service and graduated from Gallia Academy High School in Gallipolis, Ohio class of 1943.
  Survived by sister Waneta Bradley of London; brothers Roy Bradley of Sedalia, Ross (Christina) Bradley of London; sister in law Joy Bradley of Xenia and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jack, two infant brothers Marlin Everett and Albert Snowden and sister in law Patsy Bradley.
  Due to the COVID-19 concerns, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday in Somerford Township Cemetery, with Pastor Dwaine A. Hill officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Mae’s memory to the Grace Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 121 N. Madison Rd. London, OH 43140. Condolences to www.rldfh.com

  The family has entrusted the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, London, OH

Arthur Sibbalds, age 81, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, fishing, bowling, he loved doing home improvements and construction and helping others. Arthur is a proud United States Army Veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife Donna (Ferguson) Sibbalds, parents Arthur and Lenora Sibbalds, and brother Tom Sibbalds. Arthur is survived by his sons: Bryan (Shawna) Sibbalds, and Randy Sibbalds, grandchildren: Ryan (Allie) Sibbalds, Brittany (Nick) Sherrick, Taylor (Jeff) Patterson, Joel (Lydia) Sibbalds, Tyler Sibbalds, Ryleigh Sibbalds, along with 6 great-great-grandchildren all who will all miss him deeply.

  The family will hold a private burial at Sunset Cemetery on Wednesday. Please visit our online guestbook to share your condolences with the family at

www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralservice.com.

Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home assisted the family.