Willie Anders, 19, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, March 11, 2019 in Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  Born April 2, 1999 in Columbus; he was a son of Janie (Fletcher) and Donnie Anders.
    Willie was a 2018 graduate of Madison Plains High School and loved playing video games on his PS 4.
    Survivors include his mother and step-father Janie Fletcher and Roy Leach; brother Donald “DJ” Anders, maternal grandmother Gloria Fletcher; maternal grandfather Richard Fletcher; aunts Rosemary (Mark) Jewett, Gina Fletcher, Jeannette (Chris) Oliver, Julie (Richard) Phalen, Debbie (Gill) Liff; uncles Larry Fletcher, Joe Gilpen, Bill Davis; many cousins, including a special cousin Rachel Swigert.
      He was preceded in death by his father Donnie.
   Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London. Interment will follow in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until time of services Tuesday.
   Memorials in Willie’s name may be made to the funeral home for the benevolence of the family.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.​

Frank E. Slagle, 77, of London died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Sisters on Elm.
  Born June 11, 1941 in London; he was a son of Elmer and Mary (Herman) Slagle.
   A graduate of London High School, Frank served in the US Army, then graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Art Education. He had been an art teacher at West Jefferson and Mechanicsburg Schools before working at BCI, from which he retired.
  Frank was an avid antique collector and had been a member of the following organizations:  The Downtown London Association, City of London Historical Board, Rails to Trails, Madison County Democratic Party, Madison County Senior Center, Miami Valley Steam Threshers, London Kiwanis Club and the former London ODD Fellows Lodge.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert R. Slagle, Richard P. Slagle, William Slagle and Joseph Slagle.
   Survivors include his sisters in law Elsie Slagle and Donna Shields; several nieces and one nephew including Nancy Husband, Jim (Diane) Slagle and Stephanie (Steve) Shellin; many great nieces and nephews including Christian Slagle, Meredith and Landon Shellin and many good friends.
   Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London with Rev. Steve Schellin officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 PM Thursday.
   The family suggests memorials be made to Loving Care Hospice, PO Box 445, London, Ohio 43140.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Ann M. Fox, 94, of London, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Doctors Hospital, Columbus.
   Born June 4, 1924 in Cleveland; she was a daughter of Anton and Anna (Kuhel) Brencic.
 Ann was a member of the Shoregate United Methodist Church in Cleveland and had been a member of the SNPJ.
  Survivors include her children Adelle Faulkner, Robert Fox, Cheryl (Larry) Delamarter and Doug (Pamela) Fox; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sister Betty (Dick) Louis and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband Robert T. Fox and her brother Bill Brencic.
   A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4-6 PM Saturday, March 16, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London. Ann will be buried with her husband in Mayfield, Ohio at a later date.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to  www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth “Betsy” (Hostetler) Patterson, age 69 of London passed away peacefully Thursday morning March 14, 2019 at her residence.  Born April 28, 1949 in Plain City, Ohio.

  Elizabeth brought a sense of fun, generosity, kindness and joy to everything she did.  She loved her family enormously.  Betsy taught school one year in both London, Ohio and West Virginia before teaching 21 years in Oberlin, Ohio. Member of the Madison County Retired Teachers Association.

  A faithful member of various churches throughout her life.  Preceded in death by parents, H. John Hostetler and Frances (Kramer) Hostetler and a niece, Beth Marquart.  Survived by her husband of 47 years, Allan A. Patterson, retired pastor; daughters, Katherine Helen Patterson – Paronto (Jarron), Laura Frances Cooper (Aaron); son, Matthew Alexander Patterson (Amelia); 5 grandchildren, Isaac F., David A., Elizabeth Janae Paronto, Liliana Elizabeth and Joseph A. Cooper; 7 Siblings.

  A visitation was held Monday at Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St, Plain City, Ohio. Funeral services were held 11 AM Tuesday, March 19th at  London Christian Fellowship, 255 U.S. Rt. 42, London, Ohio. Pastors Rob Swartz and Preston Yoder officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Madison County Retired Teachers Association.  Please visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to share a special memory.

Robert W. “Bubba” Morris, 62, of London, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Madison Health.
  Born July 9, 1956 in Columbus; he was a son of Mary (Conwell) and Walter Morris, Jr.
   Robert retired from Doctors Hospital in Columbus, he was an avid OSU Buckeye fan and loved traveling and fishing.
   Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Teresa (Cox) Morris; sons Chad Morris (fiancée Jennifer Rolfes) and Timmy Morris; grandchildren Hannah, Junior, Hayden, Ashton and Trenton; brother Richard (Cindy) Morris, sister Carol Shore; several nieces and nephews; sister in law Cindy Morris; many friends including Will Harley, Mike Miller and his best traveling friends Billy and Cindy Hedrick.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gary E. Morris.
   Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Jack Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 PM Wednesday.
    The family suggests memorials in Robert’s name be sent to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.​

Donna Lee Wood, age 73, of London, Ohio passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born October 14, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Clinton and Cecilia (Reid) Wood. She was a 1963 graduate of West High School.
  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William (Bill) Wood; sisters, Catherine (Kay) Wood and Evelyn (Wood) Evans. Survived by: partner, Cheryl Mox; sister-in-law, Helen (Grace) Wood; brother-in-law, Russell Evans; nephews and nieces, Jerry (Patty) Dunno, Becky (Tony) Helms, Mark (Lori) Evans, Christina Wetzels, Susan (Randy) Tressler, Shira (Dave) Elder, and Tina Houston; many great-nephews and great-nieces; special friends Brenda Norris, Suzanne Ake, Debbie Haueisen and Joy and Tim Crace. She will be greatly missed by her fur-babies Chi-Chi and Tootsie. Donna retired at the age of 55 from Nationwide Insurance where she worked both in Columbus, Ohio and New Haven, Connecticut. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and Cincinnati Bengals fan.  She also loved to watch women’s basketball at all levels.  She loved to spend time on her boat with friends and fishing off her dock at the lake. 
   Friends may call at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE on Sunday from 2-4 PM. Funeral service will be Monday at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Deacon Dan Hann officiating. Burial in Sunset Cemetery, Alton, OH. Donna asks that all visitors wear their favorite Ohio State attire to the showing and service. 
 Contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 56 S. Oak St. London, OH 43140. Condolences to www.rldfh.com.

Carl Bruce Balduff, 78, of London died Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Columbus.
    Born August 1, 1940 in Erie County; he was a son of Elmer and Wilma (Cummings) Balduff.
    He married Deanna (Parker) 61 years ago and leaves behind children Jeff (Lynn) Balduff, Amy (Dennis) Schwanger and Perry Balduff; eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren plus one in August; brother William Balduff.
    He farmed since he was four, starting in Huron County and grew the best sweet corn in Madison County the last few years.
  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London. Interment at 4 PM Thursday in North Fairfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 AM until services Thursday.
  Memorials to the Mid Ohio Food Bank at  www.midohiofoodbank.org/donate-now
      Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

                                    Charles M. Oiler, 82, of London 

                                    went to be with the Lord on                                                      Saturday,  March 9, 2019 in his                                                residence.
    Born March 21, 1936 in Columbus; he was a son of Jemima (Chenault) and Carl Oiler, Sr.
  A US Army veteran, Charles retired after 31 years of service at International Harvester in Springfield. He spent his youth working on the family farm. Once he had started his family, Charles enjoyed camping with his family and friends. He also enjoyed deer hunting, although he never got a deer, tinkering on cars and was a CB enthusiast.
  He leaves behind his daughters and sons in law Kimmie and Herman Stanley and Beth and Q Martens; son in law Ronald Crawford I; grandchildren Adam Crawford, Ronald Crawford II, Shannon Crawford, Kaiela Stanley (fiancée Temyus Bryant), Charles “Shelton” Stanley and Melanie Green; great grandchildren Kyree Minor, Keisha Crawford, Khalill Crawford, Kenyon Brown, Latise Hill, Nicodemus Crawford, Evan Fooce, Treazure Crawford, Thaddius Crawford, Maddox Crawford, Juliana Crawford, Kayleigh Bryant, Tytus Crawford, Ahni Crawford; great-great grandson Kaydrion Crawford; siblings Janet Ellars, Patty Oiler, Carl “Deed” Oiler, Jr, and Dale Oiler; sisters in law Dixie Miller Morris and Flo Oiler-Ramey, many nieces and nephews and good friends Ed (Lynn) Banion and Bill (Patty-deceased) Duffy.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Melanie Olive (Miller) Oiler; daughter Harrina Kaie Oiler-Crawford, sister Joan Oiler Glass, sister in law who was like a daughter Stacie Ann Miller, nephew Bryan Oiler, niece Amy Ellars; mother in law Betty Miller Dillon, father in law Harry J. Miller; sisters in law Mary Janice Oiler and Mazie Reece, brothers in law Foss Ellars and Harry R. Miller, Sr, niece Cherilyn B. Colwell.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Mr. Ed Banion officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 PM Wednesday.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Nicole Lynn Cooper, 47, of Columbus; died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Mt. Carmel East.
  Born February 14, 1972 in Springfield; she was a daughter of Arnold and Nancy (Brecht) Cooper.
  Nicole was a member of Bethel Pentecostal and then the Greater Bethel Pentecostal Church in London.
  Survivors include her children Paul (Michaela) Cooper and Raechel Cooper; grandchildren Latejah Petit, Damarius Cooper, Haven Cooper and Javeon Byas; mother Dianna Cooper, parental father Cecil Lamar Rice, Sr.; father Wade Stanford, Sr.; brothers Wade (Leann) Stanford, Jr, Darnell Stanford, Monty Edley, Waymond “Iceman” Harris and Ronald Crowe; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
  She was preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Nancy Cooper, grandparents Marilyn and Ellis Stanford, grandmother Sadie Cooper and numerous other family members.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday in the Fountain of Truth Ministries, 135 Maple St, London. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the church from 11 AM-1 PM Tuesday.
  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.

Arriaga Magana, 47, of London died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in The Ohio State University Hospital.                                                                         Born August 15, 1971 in Mexico City, he was a son of Consuelo Magana Rubio and Luis Arriaga Alvarez. 

 Mario was a well know waiter in the area, currently working at Fiesta Grande Mexican Restaurant. He will be remembered for his smile and joking personality.

  Survivors include his wife Esther J. Martinez Ramirez, daughters Maria T. (Roque Garcia Islas) Arriaga Martinez and Saira G. Arriaga Martinez all of London; son Mario A. (Haley) Arriaga Martinez; granddaughter Mia Arriaga, grandson Rader Arriaga all of Centerville; mother in law Teresa Ramirez Santiago of Mexico City; brothers, sisters, other relatives and many, many friends.

  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Monday, March 18, 2019 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 62 S. Union St, London with Father Ariel officiating.

   The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London.

Michael Eugene Howland, 70, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home in London, Ohio. He was born in Columbus, Ohio.

   He leaves his beloved wife Susan of 38 wonderful years; his son Ryan (Chelsea) Howland; daughters Whitney Graham, Tina (Shaun) Stephens, Tisa (Randy) Bivens and Tarrah (Larry) McCoy; grandchildren Jered Willman, Randi Bivens, Bailey Stephens, Kamryn McCoy, Addison and Eli Howland, Bella McNeil and Aubree Glassborn; many other close relatives and close friends.
   He was preceded in death by his father Eugene “Mike” Howland, mother Emaline Howland, brother Randy Howland and son Bradley Rutherford.
   In his earlier and younger years, everyone that knew Mike, knew he was an avid softball player. Playing first base, he was in many championship games with Car Shine, “The Dogs” and numerous other teams. He was passionate in coaching and teaching his son and daughters the game of any sports, mainly baseball, softball and football. He loved The Ohio State Football team most of all, along with OSU basketball and The Browns!
   Mike retired from Armly Brands in London, Ohio (formerly Purex, Dial, Church and Dwight) as a supervisor and manager of 45 years. He graduated in 1966 from The Plains High School in Mt. Sterling, Ohio.
  Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London, from 5-8 PM Thursday. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
  The family suggests memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at  www.kidney.org or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.​

Loretta Jean Cassidy Weimer, 99, passed away on February 19, 2019 at Bluebird Retirement Community in London, Ohio, after suffering a stroke.
   Born December 4, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, she spent her formative years in New York City, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Queens College. Just before World War II began, she received her private pilot’s license. A strong believer in service to her country, she immediately enlisted in the United States Navy on October 6, 1942, and completed Officer Training School. Her first assignment was to Hawaii as a Communications Officer, tracking all ship movements in the Pacific. While on a bus to town, she met a hot shot pilot, Max Weimer, from London, Ohio, and the rest is history. As the war was ending, both were discharged to their respective hometowns. That wouldn’t do so they got married on the Navy base in Hilo, Hawaii. She went with Max to London, where she taught school in Plumwood and Madison South. She then worked for Madison County Job & Family Services, working in children’s services until her retirement in 1979.
  She was an avid supporter of her community as an active member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, 20th Century Club, Coover Society, Happy Hour Needle Club, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and First United Methodist Church as a member of the Las Jovenes Sunday School class.
   She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy (Trehearne) of West Jefferson, Ohio, and John and Lisa (Hellerman) of London; and five grandchildren, Cynthia Sue Peterman (Doug), Scott  (Jennifer Molinet), both of London, Christy Annette Verziera (Christian) of Groton, Connecticut, Elena Rose Zimmerman (Matt) of Mishawaka, Indiana, and Max Christian of London. She also is survived by eight great grandchildren, Taylor Renee Peterman, Ryan Peterman, Mason Weimer, Morgan Emily Weimer, Anna Zimmerman, Johnny Zimmerman, David Zimmerman, and Sofia Elizabeth Verziera; sister-in-law Dorothy Weimer; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Maxwell Weimer, infant daughter Susan Weimer, mother and father Francis Jean and Joseph Leo Cassidy, brother Joseph Cassidy, and sister Joan Cassidy.
   A celebration of life for family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Brennan Loft (158 South Main Street – Upper Level, London) with Pastor Sue McClelland officiating. Lunch will be served following. A private family interment will be held at Kirkwood Cemetery in London. The family encourages memorial contributions to be made in Loretta’s memory to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund (52 N Main St, London, OH 43140); envelopes will be available at the celebration of life. The 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

Obituaries

Rhonda Lynn Baker, age 62 of London, OH, was greeted at Heaven's gates on Monday, March 11, 2019. She was born in Columbus, OH to the late Norman, and Shirley Hellems.
  Rhonda is survived by her loving husband; Rick Baker of 44 years, daughter; Bobbi (Bruce) Rafferty, and son; Joshua "Josh" Baker. Rhonda also leaves behind her beautiful twin granddaughters; Elizabeth, and Lillian, they were the light of her life, and the girls will miss her greatly.
   Rhonda was the type of person that you could feel the embrace in her hugs and the warmth in her soft touch.
  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, when she took her last breath she took ours also, although seeing the smile on her face warmed our hearts to know she is together once again with loved ones who passed before her.
  In following Rhonda's wishes there will be no services, and cremation will take place. The family will host a celebration of Life at a later date to honor her life. Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home and Crematory assisted Rhonda's family in honoring her wishes.​

​Joanne Hillman, age 87, of Mt. Sterling, OH, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, as a result of a massive stroke.

  Born in 1932 to the late Ernest and Alice Redding, Joanne was also preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Hillman, Jr. and brothers Francis Redding and Charles Redding. Joanne is survived by her daughter Susan Maxwell (Zale), grandson Adam Maxwell (Krissy), granddaughters Milea Sarap (Ben) and Sarah Leist (Cody), great-grandchildren: Kennedy Maxwell, Camden Sarap and Graham Sarap; brother Robert Redding (Barbara), sister Barbara Caldwell, best friend Gayle Rivers and family: Paige & Tim Robinson, Brent Rivers, Brad & Vicki Rivers, Sheri Steward, and her many other family members and friends.

  Joanne was a member of Five Points United Methodist Church and Sterling Chapter #74, OES. She retired from Deer Creek State Park.

  Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM. THURSDAY at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 West Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 where an OES Service will be held at 7:00 PM. THURSDAY. Additional visitation will be held 12:00 PM-1:00 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 at the Funeral Home where her Funeral Service will follow the visitation and begin at 1:00 PM, FRIDAY with Reverend Laura Clark, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Madison Mills Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, please donate to either: Five Points United Methodist Church 18112 Five Points Pike, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 or to Sterling Chapter #74, OES, c/o Carol Mussleman, 12245 US Route 62, Orient, OH 43146. A special "Thank You" to Joanne's physician, Dr. Ann Aring, who cared for her for 15 years, and to all of the medical staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital who cared for her these last three weeks. Joanne loved all and enjoyed connecting with everyone she met. Her greatest loves were her husband, her family, her church and her Eastern Star. The "Energizer Bunny" has run her last race and won the ultimate reward of now being with God and her beloved Bob. May her faith and love for life and family continue in all that knew her.​