Korey Levi Gordon, 33, of London, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Madison Health.
       Born October 10, 1989, in London, he was a son of Kenneth Gordon and Lisa (Pace).
  After graduating high school, Korey worked professionally in construction. He had a passion for any and all sports, but especially anything involving the New Orleans Saints or the Ohio State Buckeyes. Korey was the most kind-hearted soul you would ever meet. He never knew a stranger, and his infectious laugh could befriend anyone. His family and friends were the lights of his life, and he enjoyed spending as much time as possible together creating new memories. Korey was also looking forward to becoming a dad to his first child this October. His smile and vibrance will be missed by many who loved him.
   Korey is survived by his father Kenneth (Shelly) Gordon and mother Lisa Howard; brothers Kenneth Gordon II, Terry Gordon, Joshua (Michelle) Gordon, Clark Howard, and Randy Thompson; sisters Kendra Gordon, Katrina (Clifford) Branham, Darla Gordon, Angel Gordon, Keaira (Timothy) Wise, Tiffany Irvin, Alicia Howard, and Rochelle Howard; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friend Brooklynn Zollinger and best friend Cory Grizzle.
   He was preceded in death by his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
    A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, beginning at 3:00 PM in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, with Pastor Mark Schroeder officiating. The family invites friends to visitation from 12:00 PM until the time of services.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials in Korey’s name can be made to the funeral home for the benevolence of the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home during services.
    Condolences for the family are encouraged to be shared online at 


William “Bill” Blain, 86, of London, died Sunday, May 29, 2023, in the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.
  Born October 21, 1936, in Mount Sterling, Ohio, he was a son of Byrd and Rosie (Funk) Blain. Bill was a graduate of Madison Rural High School, in the class of 1954. Following high school, he worked as a service station attendant for the former Standard Oil of Ohio. After many years of service, Bill worked his way up to manager and later retired as the retail supervisor for British Petroleum. He also served in the Army National Guard.
  Bill never met a problem that he could not fix. He was a regular handyman who believed in “DIY” was best whenever possible. Growing up on a farm, Bill also had a love for being outdoors. Yardwork and gardening were his daily hobbies, and he routinely kept a wonderful garden every year. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in London, as well as a member of the Kiwanis Club where he was a past president. Growing up, Bill played baseball and basketball and later enjoyed playing softball and bowling. However, golf was Bill’s true passion.  Also, he enjoyed cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, particularly their football, basketball, volleyball, and softball teams. Bill was also the biggest supporter for his grandkids, and hardly ever missed a single event.
  Bill was pleased to be able to treat and share annual family vacations at Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, with his family, where he loved to fish, water ski and tube. To leisurely pass time, he loved working crossword puzzles.
  He leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years Ruth Ann (Strine) Blain; son Jeff (Tonya Snell) Blain and daughter Lisa (Rob) Stafford; grandchildren Christopher (Yulia Semenishin) Blain, Victoria (Aaron) Patrick, Adam Stafford, Emily Stafford, Megan Stafford; great-granddaughter Mia Patrick; sister Marjory Little; sister-in-law Mary Simpson, brother-in-law John Strine; other nieces and nephews.
  Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Bernice Reeves and Thelma Graves, brothers Jim and Don Blaine; niece Karen Sue Little, nephews Mike Little and Jim Knisley.
  A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023, beginning at 1:00 PM in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 380 Keny Blvd, London, Ohio 43140, with Pastor Larry Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 AM until the time of services.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill’s name can be made to either St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the Madison Health Cancer Center, 210 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140.
  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 


Ryan David Smith, born December 28, 1994, of London, Ohio, went to be with his Savior Jesus, at the age of 28, on May 24, 2023. He is survived by his loving, loud, and praying parents, Jackie and Shana Smith, siblings Heather (Steven) Laszewski, Jordan (Julia) Smith, and Brittany Smith, and his nephew and nieces, Noah and Addison Laszewski, and Hadassah Smith. He also had two loving dogs, Karma and Roman, whom he loved dearly.
   In his prime, Ryan was an avid golfer, bowler, basketball player, card player, cornhole player, and was musically talented with the guitar. Whatever he set his mind to do, he would accomplish. He was also a huge Buckeye fan! Ryan was the comedian in the family and always brought laughter to any group. He always wore his heart on his sleeve and was a generous soul.
  Pastor Aaron Turner will be commencing the Cele-bration of Life Service on Saturday, May 27, 2023, beginning at 2:00 PM at the Faith Assembly Worship Center, located at 2600 US-40, London, Ohio 43140.
  In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to either Operation Christmas Child online at


The Gideons International online at

www.gideons.org/donate, and can also be made to the Faith Assembly Worship Center.
   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



Larry L. Morrison, 72, of North Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Memorial Hospital of Union County.
    Born October 9, 1950, in Columbus, he was a son of Luther Morrison and Nancy (Scott).
    After graduating from high school, Larry went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and finished his military service in the U.S. Navy. Following his time in the service he went on to spend his career working for Honda of Marysville where he retired from. Larry was a strong Christian of Pentecostal Faith. He enjoyed watching football and had a passion for anything involving muscle cars.
    Larry is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Lori A. (Howard) Morrison; siblings Joe (Linda) Morrison, Tom (Ruth) Morrison, and Jane (Fred) Moore; many nieces and nephews; stepson Danny Stringfellow and stepdaughter Pam Sparks.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Lelah; son Larry Morrison, Jr; brothers Paul, Luke, and Louie Morrison.
    A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023, beginning at 2:00 PM in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, with Mr. Joseph Morrison officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Somerford Township Cemetery. The family invites friends to visitation on Saturday, from 12:30 PM until the time of services.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials in Larry’s name can be sent to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project online at  www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
    Condolences for the family are encouraged to be shared online at  www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Brenda Jo (Adrian) Mitch born April 30th 1959, age 64, passed away peacefully on Monday May 22nd 2023 at her home in Springfield, OH surrounded by her family.  Per Brenda Jo’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life gathering will be held at Lynch Family Funeral Home.  Saturday, May 27th 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  A private burial will be held at a later date.
   Brenda Jo was born in Columbus, Ohio to Robert E and Betty L (Casto) Adrian.  Brenda Jo was a member of the 1977 Madison Plains High School graduation class.  She spent her life serving her community working for the Development Disabilities of Clark County.  In 2009 Brenda Jo married the love of her life, Scott Mitch.  She enjoyed Crafting, all animals, being in nature, spending time with her girls Melissa Treon and Crystal Wisecup, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 
   Left behind to cherish her memory are her three sons Joshua R (Jenny Belle) McHenry, Jacob E (Sarah) McHenry, Jason E (Brittaney) McHenry, five grandchildren Landyn, Aaron, Dylan, Katie and Lillian.  One sister Barbie (Dean) Wittstock, nieces and nephews Mallory, Brandon, Matthew, her four-legged friends Rosie and Kat, along with several great nephews and nieces and many friends and family.
   Preceded in death by her parents Robert and Betty Adrian, brothers Robbie and Rick, and her son Jonas. 
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue at 


Betty Jo Nibert, 81, of Summerford, died Sunday, May 28, 2023, in her residence surrounded by her family.
   Born December 31, 1941, in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was a daughter of Richard C. and Evelyn (Shover) Stiles.
  Betty retired from Stanley Electric in London in 2003 and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary and Chapter #495, OES, Lucasville. She also attended the First United Methodist Church of London.
  Survivors include her children Ronda Kiser, Tonya Tackett and Duane (DeAnna) Nibert; grandchildren Dustin, (Britnie) Ewry, Cody Worthington, Lance (Krista) Ryder, Kyle (Jenny) Peterman, Jessie (Jackie) Kiser, Shayne Kiser, and Taylor Nibert; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sisters Barbara Zornes and Sue Snook; nieces and nephews Doug Gattshall, Kenny Patton, Jackie Snook, Joann Hutton and Dawn Wright.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Shelli Ryder, nieces Cheryl and Carol Snook.
  Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM Thursday, June 1, 2023, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, with Pastor Jim Blankenship officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3:00 PM until the time of services.
  Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlfisherfuneralhome.com.

Melvin "Mel" Krekel, 73, of Galloway, OH, went to be with the Lord, December 13, 2022. He lived life like a warrior, fighting health issues with incredible strength and fortitude, including a courageous battle with cancer. Through it all, he maintained the same clever sense of humor he was known for, by family and friends. 
  Mel is predeceased by his mother and father, Forrest Krekel and Audrey (Brockmiller) Krekel, his mother and father-in-law, James Milton Peters II and Vernice (Greer) Peters and his brother-in-law James Milton Peters III.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rebecca Peters Krekel of Galloway, OH, his brother Mike (Kathy) Krekel, Grand Rapids, SD, his sister Susan Krekel, Waterloo, IL, and his sister Sandy Krekel, Firestone, CO; his son Brian (Jamie) Krekel, Valmeyer, IL, and daughter Kristie (Bobby) Staggs, Florence, AL. Grandchildren Jake, Jayna and Violet Krekel, and Charles Tyler, Samantha and Courtney Staggs. 

  He is also survived by his brother-in-law Gary (Debi) Peters, West Jefferson, OH, and sister-in-law Kathleen (James) Feisley, Brookville, OH, and beloved nieces and nephews. 
  Mel was born on August 18, 1949, in St Louis, Mo. He graduated from Cahokia Senior High School, Cahokia IL, in 1967. He served 15 years as a Police Officer for Carbondale Police Department, Carbondale, IL. Once in Ohio, he began a career with AT&T, retiring in 2017.
  Mel had a passion for hunting and fishing. With his son, Brian, he hunted Bear in Canada, Wild Boar In Tennessee, Deer in Ohio and Illinois, and Marlin fishing in Cabo San Lucas. He also Salmon fished in Alaska, deep sea fished in the Atlantic, and Walleye fished in Lake Erie. Locally, he never missed goose or duck season. 
  Mel also loved to travel. He traveled with his wife to Alaska many times but enjoyed other adventures, as well, including exploring the beauty of the Smokey Mountain National Park, fishing at Lake Milakokia, MI, and watching the sunset in Key West, FL. He also enjoyed camping throughout Ohio.
 Mel left behind his 4-legged guardians and companions: Sparky, Ruby, and Beanie, who never left his side in this life, and will gather around him in the next - along with all the beloved pets of his lifetime.
 A celebration of life will be held in his honor in Spring 2023; a date and time of this event to be determined.

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www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to share your online condolences with the family.​

David L. Beekman, 78, of Cable, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 25, 2023, in his residence. Mr. Beekman was born July 3, 1944, in Big Plain, Ohio, a son of John W. and Thelma Lucille (Hutsler) Beekman Jr.

   Mr. Beekman served with the United States Navy from 1962-1968, during which he was active from 1964-1966. He was a member of Disabled American Vets, Viet Nam Vets, Odd Fellows, Miami Valley Steam Threshers, S.O.F.A., and A.B.A.

  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rebecca (Stuckey) Beek-man; children: Paul William Beekman of Big Plain; Billie Jo (Brad) Gregg of Mechanicsburg; David Michael Beekman of London; Amy Kay (David) Baker of Columbus, Ohio; Virginia Ann Beekman of Jackson; brother: Gary Allen Beekman Of Tampa, Florida; sister: Vickie Lynn Jones of Tampa, Florida; grandkids: Lacey (Tyler) Lookabaugh, Kara Gregg, Chaz (Pami) Curry, Cory (Sierra) Curry, Tawny (Zachary) Curry, Aaron Lewis, Becka (Robbie) Henson, Kyle (Devin) Baker, Ashlynne Stewart; 12 great-grandkids; numerous, nieces, and friends.

  He has been preceded in death by his father; brother: George.

     Online condolences may be sent to 


     A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Big Plain Cemetery, Big Plain, Ohio. The family is being served by the Lynch Family Funeral Home,  124 East High Street, London.

Tina Louise (Peterman) Taynor, 57, of London, died peacefully Friday, May 26, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Tina was born March 14, 1966, in London, Ohio, the daughter of Gerald and Clarice (Landis) Peterman.
   Tina enjoyed playing bingo, going to yard sales, and making crafts for others. She cherished her time with family and especially the time she spent babysitting her grandchildren.
   Tina is survived by her loving husband of 39 ½ years: Frank Taynor; Children: Josh (Elaina) Taynor, Brad (Kate) Taynor, and Tony Taynor; Siblings: Rex Landis, Kristy Peterman, Dena Tull, Keith Peterman, Scott Peterman, Timmy Peterman, and Turtle Peterman; Grandchildren: Lilli, Logan, Levi, Lynnlee, Silas, Lane, and Beau; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.
   The family invites friends to call at Lynch Family Funeral Home,  124 East High Street, London, Ohio 43140, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 10am to 12pm with a funeral service to start at 12pm. Interment service will follow at Deercreek Cemetery.​

​Darrell Glenn Rigsby, 65, of London, died May 26, 2023, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
  Born August 26, 1957, in Springfield, he was a son of Harlin Rigsby and Glenna (Gariepy).
 Following high school, Darrell went on to serve his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Darrell later went on to work in construction and was a regular handyman. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Darrell was also an avid lover of all animals.
 Darrell leaves behind one son Austin Rigsby; brother Kelly Rigsby and sister Cheryl Rigsby; several nieces and nephews including T.J. Allender and Logan Rigsby. He was preceded by his parents and one sister.
 Services will not be observed in accordance with Darrell’s wishes.
 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