Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Ann I. Simmers, age 78, of New Philadelphia, passed away suddenly in her home early Friday morning. Born October 29, 1932, at Dover, she was a daughter of the late Vincent Marion Coniglio, Sr. and Anna Butera Coniglio.She was baptized and confirmed in St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a 1950 graduate of St. Joseph High School. As a young lady, Ann attended dances and events at the former Tuscora Park Skate Rink where she met and ultimately fell in love with Homer Simmers. The couple wed June 1, 1957, and spent forty-seven years together prior to his passing on March 2, 2005. Ann began working, as a young lady, for the former Robinson Clay Company, and later demonstrated her ability to make people smile while working in the jewelry department for the former New Phila Hart's Store. In 1981, she went to work as an aide with Starlight Enterprises Ã¯Â¿Â½ helping the developmentally disabled achieve success in their work. She retired in 1998 from Starlight but was always proud of the special friendships she had developed there. She'll be remembered for her fast paced life. Family and friends joke that her visitation Monday afternoon will be the first time Ann will be in the same place for such a long period of time. Her memberships included Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Tuscarawas County Italian American Festival Committee, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1445 at New Philadelphia, and the New Philadelphia Lady Elks. Ann was also a familiar face at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center where she enjoyed the company of friends, eating lunch and playing cards. Survivors include her three sons and a daughter, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Gregory (Tina) Simmers of Midvale, and their son Ryan Simmers; Timothy (Penny) Simmers of Dover and their son and daughter Adam of Grand Forks, ND, and Mandy (Matt) Boyles and their daughter Kaylee, all of Heidelberg, Germany; Ron "Rabbit" Simmers and his companion Linda Bradley of Scio and his son and two daughters, Tony Simmers of Dover, Lauren Marie Simmers of New Philadelphia, and Alexandria Summers of Scio; and Julie Simmers of New Philadelphia and her son, Christopher (fiancÃ¯Â¿Â½e, Elissa Sinkovich) Barr, and his daughter and son, Isabella Ann and Bradley Barr, all of New Philadelphia. Three sisters in law, Romaine Coniglio of New Philadelphia, June Miller of Chicago, IL, and Joyce Simmers of Tucson, AZ, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who complete the family. In addition to her parents and husband, Ann is preceded in death by her two brothers, Vincent Marion Coniglio Jr., and Anthony "Tony" Coniglio. Friends are invited to call Monday afternoon from 4-7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory where Christian Wake Services will commence at 6:40. Fr. Jeff Coning will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday morning at 10 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment to follow, alongside her husband in Evergreen Burial Park. A reception will follow in the Geib Family Center adjacent to the funeral home. Those unable to attend are invited to share memories and condolences with the family by visiting the funeral home's website. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tuscarawas County Senior Center, 425 Prospect Street, Dover, OH 44622.
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