​ Betty Jean (Gochenour) Gray, 87, formerly of Mt. Sterling, died peacefully Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Darby Glenn Nursing Home, Hilliard.
  Born December 20, 1931 in Pickaway County; she was a daughter of Pearl Henry and Reva Gwyn (Hill) Gochenour.
  A member of the Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church; Betty had worked a variety of occupations during her life. She was employed as a store clerk at Tommie’s Grocery Store, a teller at Sterling National Bank, a medical assistant for several different doctor’s offices and an expediter at Versa Corporation to name a few. Betty loved music-especially singing in choirs and directing church choirs. Betty was also a strong supporter of all her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. She was always present.
  Survivors include her children Sue (Jon) (Gray) McClelland, Teresa Lynn Gray, Donna Lee (Gray) Long, John Walker Gray, II and Harold Eugene (Mary) Gray; grandchildren Andrew (Rebekah) McClelland, Jessica (Paul) Berick, Nicholas Gray (Whitney Iles), Alexandra (Matthew) Stiffler, Justin (Esther) Gray, Haley (Michael) Carge, Madison Long (Jenna Roberts), John Richard Gray, II (Ashley Millikin), Shannon Riell and Patrick Riell; great-grandchildren Mya, Graycen, Elijah, Emma, Ezra, Wesley, Claire and Vera; several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John “Smokey” Gray in 2017 and two brothers Donald and Kenneth Gochenour.
   The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care received from the staff of Darby Glenn Nursing Home and from Ohio Health Hospice.
  Funeral services will be held at 5 PM Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Mt. Sterling United Methodist Church with Dr. Reverend Karen Crawford and Reverend Casey Wilson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Friends may call at the church from 3-5 PM Sunday.
   The family suggests memorials in Betty’s name be made to Ohio Health Hospice at

https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/programs/

hospice-giving

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​

​Virginia S. Richey, 97, died Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Bluebird Retirement Community Center in London, Ohio.   Born October 7, 1921 in South Charleston, Ohio; she was the only child of Wardie and Kitty (Beekman) Sesslar. 
   Virginia, “Ginny”, graduated valedictorian from Selma High School in 1939 and attended Park (College) University in Missouri.
  Virginia was an accomplished gardener and bookkeeper for the family farms, a talented seamstress especially helping the members of the Hilliard Katy Did Sew 4- H Club as their advisor for years as well as the President of Hilliard High School Band Boosters including making the majorette costumes. Virginia loved square dancing, taught Sunday school at Hilliard United Methodist Church where she also served as the church secretary.   After moving from Hilliard, she became a member of the First United Methodist Church of London. She retired as the bookkeeper from Universal Processing Company of Columbus, Ohio.  Virginia enjoyed wintering in Bradenton and Naples, Florida.  She loved traveling, playing bridge and was a member of the Pelican Bay Women’s League as well as Social Chairman of the Laurel Oaks community.  More than anything, she loved and supported her family.
  Survivors include her children Linda (Richard) Dipman of Redwood Valley, CA, William “Bill” (Rebecca) Richey of London and Elaine  (Denny) Ehlers of Durango, CO; grandchildren Carrie, Scott, Meghan, Trevor, David, Ryan, Anne; 16 great grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband test pilot USAAF Lt. Ernie Linville in 1947, and the love of her life husband, William Kent Richey in 1978
   A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 AM in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London with Pastor Dave Leckrone officiating.  Visitation will be observed from 10 AM until time of the service.  Inurnment will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in South Charleston, Ohio. 
   The family suggests memorials in Virginia’s name be sent to https://ohio4h.org/give-now, the First United Methodist Church of London, 

http://www. mylondonlibrary.org/donate/
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com ​

Jennifer Elaine Houston Kirkpatrick, 74, of London died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in her residence.
  Born July 15, 1945 in Dayton; she was a daughter of Elmer and Betty (Rayburn) Houston.
  Jenny specialized in Industrial Case Management for over 30 years as an RN. She cherished her children and grandchildren; enjoyed painting, travels to the beach, her friends and her family. And was a certified card-carrying Parrot Head!
  Survivors include her daughters Kelly (Kenneth) Creamer of London, Stefani Kirkpatrick of Apopka, FL and Mary (Miles) Kirkpatrick-Henderson of Warrenton, VA; grandchildren Cory (Chelsea) Litchfield, Josh (Madyson) Davenport, Cameron Creamer, Patrick Kinney, Cole Yipon and Jack Henderson; great-grandchildren Chance Litchfield and Caisley Litchfield.
  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Beverly Hammer, brother Greg Houston and grandson Ralph Chapin Kinney.
   A celebration of Jenny’s life will be held from 4-6 PM Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, Ohio.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

 Emma Lee DeWitt, 81, of London died Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Madison Senior Living Community.
 Born March 6, 1938 in Gahanna; she was a daughter of Walter C. and Virgil (McQuaid) Knight.
 Emma was an avid reader and belonged to the London Public Library’s Readers Club.
  Survivors include her husband of 64 years Thomas Lee DeWitt, Sr.; children Martha (Melvin) Badhand, Debora (Roger) Wilson, Tom (Kristina) DeWitt, Jr., Cindy (Tracey) DeWitt, Mindy DeWitt and Melanie DeWitt; grandchildren Toni Renee Stearns, Gordon DeWitt, Brandy English, Amber Edstrom, Jessica Bush, Erica Bush, Tayler Bush, Cole Haytas, Courtney Hare and Dominique Dullknife; 14 great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Boberg; several nieces and nephews.
 She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters Lori DeWitt and Vicki (DeWitt) Bailey; grandsons Aron Kimbler and Doug Bailey; brother Walter Knight and sister Jean Stinson.
  Funeral services will be held 7 PM Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Jason Adelsberger officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 PM.
  The family suggests memorial contributions in Emma’s name be sent to Loving Care Hospice, PO Box 445, London, OH 43140.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com​

Obituaries

Jennifer Elaine Houston Kirkpatrick, 74, of London died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in her residence.
   Born July 15, 1945 in Dayton; she was a daughter of Elmer and Betty (Rayburn) Houston.
   Jenny specialized in Industrial Case Management for over 30 years as an RN. She cherished her children and grandchildren; enjoyed painting, travels to the beach, her friends and her family. And was a certified card-carrying Parrot Head!
   Survivors include her daughters Kelly (Kenneth) Creamer of London, Stefani Kirkpatrick of Apopka, FL and Mary (Miles) Kirkpatrick-Henderson of Warrenton, VA; grandchildren Cory (Chelsea) Litchfield, Josh (Madyson) Davenport, Cameron Creamer, Patrick Kinney, Cole Yipon and Jack Henderson; great-grandchildren Chance Litchfield and Caisley Litchfield.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Beverly Hammer, brother Greg Houston and grandson Ralph Chapin Kinney.
   A celebration of Jenny’s life will be held from 4-6 PM Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, Ohio.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

On Friday, November 1, 2019, Chad Matthew Price, loving husband of Aja and stepfather to Camille Akers, passed away at age 42 after a fierce battle with cancer. 
  Chad was born in Columbus Ohio on September 21, 1977 to his incredible parents Jim and Monica (Podbeilski) Price.  He graduated from London High School in 1996 and attended The Ohio State University.  Chad worked in London, Ohio for the Greenskeeper Sales & Service.  He married the love of his life Aja (Wilson) Price on December 13, 2014 and lived in Grandview, Ohio.
 Chad will always be remembered for his extraordinary, ear-to-ear smile and a laugh that warmed so many hearts.
    Chad’s courage and strength came from his love of his wife, daughter, family and friends, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indians, The Ohio State University football, water-skiing, snow skiing and having fun.  Chad attended 188 Cleveland Brown’s games which demonstrates his strength, courage and unwavering positivity. His uplifting personality was inspiring to many.
    Chad was preceded in death by his grandparents Walter and Helen Podbielski and Lowell and Jean Price.  He is survived by his loving wife, Aja, his stepdaughter Camille, his parents Jim and Monica Price, his sister Holly Hunt, brother-in-law James Hunt, aunts and uncles, several adoring nieces and nephews and wonderful friends.
   Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 n. Main Street, London. Interment will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery, Lafayette. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-8 PM Friday.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to https://posthope.org/the-courage-of-chad-report.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Jackie Lee Dixon, Jr. (JD) formerly of London, passed in peace Sun., Nov. 3, 2019, at the age of 66 in Dayton, Ohio.
  Predeceased in death by his father, Jackie L. Dixon Sr.; mother, Louella R. Dixon; and his Great Aunt Ruth. He is survived by his adoring daughters, Kathryn Jessee (Matthew), and     Caroline Dixon of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Adam and Elizabeth Jessee; sister, Debra Hillman (Bill); niece, Jamie Fike; nephew, Benjamin Hillman of London, Ohio; and many other family members and friends.
  Jack will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, proud patriot, and US Navy veteran. 
  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dayton VA Hospice, Victory Ridge.

Riley Kronk, age 3 months, went to be with Jesus on November 1, 2019. Riley is preceded in death by her brother Jack Kronk Jr, and grandfather Terry Schlachter.

  She is survived by her parents Jack and Jill Kronk, sister Alexis, and brother Garrett Kronk, grandparents; Wanda Schlachter, Tim and Traci Kronk, great grandmother Rosemary Thomas, many aunts and uncles and cousins all who will miss baby Riley greatly.

   The family will receive friends Monday, November 4, 2019, at the RADER-McDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, OH 43162, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Funeral Services will follow visitation at 6:00 PM.

Marvene Frances Becker, 86, of London died on November 3, 2019 in Hilliard, Ohio.
   Born May 20, 1933 in South Solon, Ohio; she was the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth (Dillion) Weese.   Marvene had previously worked as a nurse’s aide and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
  Survivors include her daughters Nancy Lauren of Westerville and Sandy (Jim) Smith of Grove City; granddaughters Courtney Gardiner, Jessie (Chris) Edwards, Meagan (Jon) Marko and Janel Becker (Bryan White); 4 great-granddaughters Marley, Maya, Miri and Millie; several nieces and nephews including special niece Cindy Collins and special nephew Bill Duffy.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Becker; son and daughter in law Bob and Elaine Becker; sisters Bernice, Esther and Joan; and brothers Harold, Dick and Bill.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, November 8, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Brad Seaburn officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-7 PM on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
   The family suggests memorials in Marvene’s name be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 380 Keny Blvd., London, OH 43140.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com​

​Lorraine I. Landrum, of West Jefferson died Tuesday, October 29, at Doctors Hospital, West.
  Mrs. Landrum was born July 8, 1928 in Chillicothe, Ohio, a daughter of Clyde and Irma (Walters) Sparks. She graduated from Chillicothe High School and then attended Bliss Business College for 2 years. After Bliss College, Lorraine then worked as a model. She also worked at the H and L Greeting card company. Then, along with her husband, Harley, she owned and operated the Landrum News Agency.
  Mrs. Landrum is survived by her children: Harley Craig (Jackie) Landrum; Pam McCormick; Kim (Wayne) Francis; grandchildren: Mandy Kulesza, Bob Landrum, Matt (Ashley) Dover, Tabitha Gieger, Jonathan Francis, Jeffrey Francis, and Joseph (Bailey) Francis; great grandchildren: Tyler Landrum; Brayden, Colton, and Cameron Kulesza; Cole Harvey and Wyatt Leo Dover; Zoey, Matthew, and Zeke Landrum.
  She has been preceded in death by her: parents; her husband of 65 years, Harley Landrum; sister: Delores Price; son-in-law: Kenny McCormick.
  A Celebration Of Live graveside service will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019, 11:00 AM., at the Hampton Cemetery, West Jefferson, with the Reverend Jerry Newman officiating.
  Mrs. Landrum’s funeral 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

Beulah Caroline Pinkston, age 83, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Mt. Carmel East Hospital.
   Born July 3, 1936 in London; she was the daughter of Ralph E. and Gladys (Holloway) Scurry, Sr.
   Beulah retired from the State of Ohio.
   She is predeceased by her parents Ralph and Gladys Scurry and brothers Ralph Scurry, Jr and Fred L. Scurry.
   She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years Michael Pinkston; children Joseph Brady, George Brady, special son Lyle White all of London, OH, Rebekah (Mareo) Bland, Cynthia Martin, Belinda (Harold) Anderson and Marjorie (Dwayne) Jackson all of Columbus; brother Harold “Jack” Scurry of London and a host grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
   Funeral service will be 1 PM Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in The First Baptist Church, 250 Toland St, London, Ohio. Interment follows in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 AM until time of service Wednesday.
   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

​                                    Services for Charles “Chuck” W.

                               Rodabaugh will be at 11:00am

                                    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at

                                    the Bethel Church of Christ, Ada,                                            OH by Pastor Randy Allen.
                                     Military rites will be conducted by

                                     the Bluffton American Legion.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday,  November 5, 2019 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington and one hour prior to the  funeral (10:00-11:00am) Wednesday at the church. 
  Charles died at Maple Crest Independent Living, Bluffton, Sunday, November 3, 2019. He was born on Nov. 28, 1921 in New Stark, OH to the late Irvin and Fern Rodabaugh. He graduated from Dola High School in 1939 and attended Bluffton College.  Charles married his high school sweetheart, Roberta Shilling, on Dec. 20, 1942 and she preceded him in death. 
  Surviving are a son Chris (Gail) Rodabaugh of Dunkirk, daughters Cathy (Dan) Cooperrider of Thornville, OH and Sally Rodabaugh of La Grange, TX, and daughter-in-law Sandy Rodabaugh of London, OH; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his son C. Robert (Bob) Rodabaugh, a foster son Robert (Rob) Cook, two brothers Franklin Rodabaugh and E. R. (Roy) Rodabaugh and two sisters Irma Blosser and Claibel Runser.
  Charles was a lifelong farmer and a dairy co-op field representative for 22 years with Milk Marketing, Inc. He was a long-time member of Bethel Church of Christ where he served as elder, deacon, a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Bethelaires Gospel Quartet. Charles served in the Merchant Marines division of the Coast Guard during WWII from 1942-1944. He was a member of the Bluffton Shuffle Board club, Hardin-Northern School Board and Arlington and Bluffton Amvets. He resided most of his life on the farm near New Stark.  In retirement, he and Roberta enjoyed traveling and most of all playing with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Charles to Bethel Church of Christ.  Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.​