Kathy J. Shoaf, 72, of Springfield, died Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Good Shepherd Village, Springfield.
Born April 2, 1949, in London, she was a daughter of Bernard and Norma Jean (Leslie) Shoaf.
  A member of the First United Methodist Church of London, Kathy had worked for TAC II Industries in Springfield.
   Survivors include her sisters Sandra (Darrel) Maynard of Avon, IN, Brenda (Ralph) Hitch of Springfield, brother Phillip Shoaf of Scottsdale, AZ, many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Kim Shoaf of Grove City.
  She loved her nieces and nephews like they were her own.  She was always happy to play games and spend time talking with them over the phone just to chat.  Her soul was pure and loving; she will be greatly missed.  Kathy was received in heaven by her beloved mother and father, Norma Jean and Bernard Shoaf, grandparents and brother, Robert Shoaf.  There is no doubt Kathy is overjoyed to be with them again. 
   Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, January 22, 2022, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Dave Leckrone officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until time of service.
  Memorials in Kathy’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Alfred Lee “Al” Penwell, Sr., 85, of London, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Madison County Hospital.
  Born October 14, 1936 in London, he was a son of Branson James and Amy Bell (Huff) Penwell.
   Al served in the US Army during the Korean war. He also worked for the City of London, retiring in 1993 after 35 years of service. Al enjoyed woodworking and painting in his free time, in addition to watching Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke.
   He is survived by his wife Margaret Fay (Fulk) Penwell; children Alfred Lee Penwell Jr. of London, and Leisa (James) Penwell Oiler of Columbus; grandchildren Zachary Scott Penwell Wright, Ashley Elizabeth Penwell Wright, Cassy Nicole Penwell, Brittney Dawn Oiler, and Brannon James Oiler; sisters Ruth Lickliter Schall and Barbara Nelson; many nieces and nephews.
   Al is preceded in death by his parents, son Alfred Eugene Wallace Penwell; brothers William Penwell and James Penwell; sisters Donna Thompson, Elizabeth Stage, Mae Phillips, Betty Boysel, and Ellen Travis.
   Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the London Apostolic Gospel Church,  101 Shady Avenue, London, with Pastor Mark Shroeder officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call the church from noon until the time of services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials in Al’s name be made to the church.
   The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be shared at  www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Betty J. Stone, age 87, of Plain City, formally of West Jefferson, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Betty was a proud Veteran of the United States Army, graduated from West Jefferson High School, and retired from George Byers and Sons Chevrolet. She enjoyed her retirement and spending time with her family, and friends.
   Betty is preceded in death by her parents: Morris and Edith Hamilton; sisters: Patricia, Gee Gee, and Connie.
   She is survived by sons; Rocky Stone, Dan Stone, Dale Stone, and Scott Stone, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many cousins.
     The family will welcome friends on Monday, January 24, 2022, from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M., at the RADER-McDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. MAIN STREET, WEST JEFFERSON, OH, 43162. Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Phil Conrad officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson, OH. To share online condolences or a memory, please visit

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Obituaries

LaDonna Mae Brown, 90, of London, died Monday, January 17, 2022, in Sisters on Elm, London.
  Born June 11, 1931, in Madison County; she was a daughter of Walter and Emily V. (Brill) Hughes.
  LaDonna had worked for State Farm Insurance for approximately 20 years, was a former volunteer with the Madison County Home Health and Hospice, a member of the Madison County Historical Society and the International Brick Collector’s Club. She had also been a member of the former Brighton and Summerford United Methodist Churches.
   Survivors include her sons and daughter in law David and Karen Brown and Gary and Ruth Brown all of London; grandchildren Brian Goody, Travis Brown, Terry Bauerle and David Bauerle; great-grandchildren Branden and Abby Goody and Braxton and Cooper Brown and Mandalyn Cleemput; sisters Nina Rostofer of WI, Linda Peart of AL, and Diane Richards of New Albany; several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her husband John Brown and sister Grace Toops.
   Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
   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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Lorrie Jean Chubb, 57, of Sullivan, Indiana, died on January 15, 2022, in Terre Haute, Indiana.
  Born August 18, 1964, in London, Ohio, she was a daughter of Butch and Linda (Ramey) Cox.
  Lorrie had worked as a dietary manager for Willow Manor Nursing and Rehab. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, baking, and collecting M&M souveniers.
  She is survived by her husband Brad Chubb; mother Linda Cox; sons Michael Green of London, Tyler Green of Sullivan, Indiana, BJ (Malorie) Howard of Dugger, Indiana, and Dustin (Katlin) Howard of Jacksonville, North Carolina; grandchildren Braelyn and Dailah Green, Mya and Makaylee Green; Hallie, Harper, Honest, MaKenna, Gannon, and Lincoln Howard; sisters Kim (Ronnie) Richmond, Tammy (Benny) Blair, Mandy (Cecil) Daniels, and brother Michael (Joni) Cox all of London; several nieces and nephews.
       Lorrie is preceded in death by her father.
   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 21, 2022, in THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London. Interment will follow in Paint Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be observed at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of services. 
    Online condolences for the family may be shared at  www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Doreena Lynn Roby, 66, of Urbana, died Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Hearth and Home Assisted Living.
  Born February 8, 1955, in Columbus, she was a daughter of Ralph and Charlene (Lansing) Boysel.
    Doreena had worked as a health care aide throughout her life. She loved her family more than anything. She also enjoyed dancing and listening to both 50s and country music. She also formerly attended the London Church of Christ in Christian Union.
   She is survived by brothers Charles E. Boysel of Florida, and Billy L. (Mary) Boysel of Springfield; sister Judy Brooks of Urbana; several nieces and nephews including Keith (Tara) Brooks; many great-nieces and nephews including Isaiah Brooks; and great-great nieces and nephews as well.
   Doreena was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jerry, and sisters Barbara and Julia.
   Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 2:00-4:00PM in THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London.
   If they wish friends may make donations in Doreena’s name to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45420.        
   Online condolences for the family may be shared at  www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Russell G. Crook, 81, of Hilliard, formerly of New Carlisle, died Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Hilliard.
    Born December 10, 1940, in Roanoke, VA, he was a son of Howard R. and Mary Lorine (Martin) Crook.
    A US Navy veteran, Russ had worked for Delco and had attended the Bethel Community Church of the Nazarene in New Carlisle.
  Survivors include his wife of 32 years Patricia (Wilkes) Crook; son Sean (Claire) Crook, stepchildren Robin (Ty) Harsh, Craig Siders and Michael (Julie) Siders; grandchildren Abbey and Sophia Crook, Madison and Kacy Harsh, Makenna, Lauren, Camden, Chazden, Tristen, Aiden, Kaleigh and Angelina Siders.
    He was preceded in death by his son Russell Todd Crook and brother John Crook.
   A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, January 20, 2022, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Rickey Fiste officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home following the service until 4:00PM.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association at  www.heart.org.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to 

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Phyllis Mae Boberg, 85, of London, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Madison Health, London. Phyllis was born July 20, 1936, in Franklin County, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Virgle (McQuaide) Knight.
  Phyllis was a high school graduate from Marion Harding High School. She retired as a supervisor after 20 years working for the Ohio Bureau of Employment.
   Phyllis is survived by her son: Mike (Lou Ann) Smith of Plain City; Daughter in law Mary Smith of London; Granddaughter Dawn Ward of London; Brother-in-law Tom Dewitt of London; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Walter Knight of London; Sisters: Emma Lee Dewitt of London and Jean Stinson of Columbus; Sister-in-law Nona Thomas of London; Sons: Daniel Lyn Stinson of London and Ronald W. Smith of London; Nieces: Vicki Bailey of London and Lori Dewitt of London.
   A special thanks to granddaughter Dawn Ward, Jeremey Ward, and Niece Debby Wilson all of London for your love and support.
    Per Phyllis’s wishes a private graveside service will be held and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
    Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lynch Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to 

www.lynchfamilyfuneralhome.com​

C. Ray Vick, 63, of Midland Ohio passed away January 3, 2022 with his two daughters by his side.
   Ray was born in Berea, Kentucky to the late Charles R. Vick, Sr and Mary E. Willis Kerby. He was a graduate of Berea Community High School and then went on to Rockcastle County Vocational School to master the skill of welding.
   Ray was a distinguished and highly skilled welder his whole life, getting his earliest start at Hyster-Yale in Berea. Advancing on to many positions as a master welder and perfecting his skillset nationwide: Indianapolis, San Francisco, Washington D.C, and finally his 14 year career as a Union 106 Boilermaker at Enerfab in Cincinnati.
   Ray was a genuine self-made man of integrity, honesty, strength, and compassion for those he held close. He loved spending time with his loving wife, Diana at the “Vick Ranch” and anticipated visits from his devoted daughters and grandchildren. Ray had unique skills that included his passion for restoring his classic vehicles; Alongside, a multitude of other hobbies such as gardening, mowing, and carpentry.
   Ray was of the Christian faith, within that he displayed pure confidence in his Savior and for that, the family takes comfort and peace.
   In addition to his parents Ray was proceeded in death by his youngest brother, Brent Kerby. Survived by wife, Diana Vick of Ohio, 2 daughters of Kentucky-Racheal Hampton (Fred), Lindsey Lear (Keith)- grandchildren Brooklyn McGaughey (Mathew), Zachary Vick, Fred “Nathan” Hampton, Kayleigh Vick and great granddaughter, Everleigh McGaughey. Sister, Ann Brigham, brother David (Peggy) also, nieces and nephews of his siblings. 3 sister in laws; Regina Bogenrife (Tim), Lynne Davis (Tim), Emily Mitchem (David); special mentor and friend, Ryan Bogenrife.
   Funeral services will be Saturday, January 29th at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church,  110 S. London St., Mt. Sterling, Ohio, 43143. Burial to follow at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Gathering after burial in fellowship hall, First United Methodist Church. Masking will be required, NOT optional, at all times. All guests will be asked to maintain social distancing as much as possible and request that all in attendance only remove masks during our fellowship meal.
   The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, where online condolences for the family may be shared at  www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com