Evelyn "Tootie" Meese

November 23, 1917 - February 25, 2017
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Evelyn “Tootie” Meese, 99, a lifelong resident of Dover, passed away peacefully in Park Village Nursing Home February 25, 2017 following a period of declining health.
Born in Dover on November 23, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Wayne McClelland and Cora (Griffith) Plotts.
Tootie graduated from Dover High …

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Evelyn “Tootie” Meese, 99, a lifelong resident of Dover, passed away peacefully in Park Village Nursing Home February 25, 2017 following a period of declining health.
Born in Dover on November 23, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Wayne McClelland and Cora (Griffith) Plotts.
Tootie graduated from Dover High School in 1935 and on September 30, 1939, she married her late husband, Harry Charles Meese, in the family home. Together they co-owned and served the families of the Dover community at the Meese-Bierie Funeral Home in Dover. Tootie also worked at the City of Dover and the May Co. in Cleveland.
Her commitment to the community spanned her entire lifetime serving as a Girl Scout Leader in the 1950s; a Red Cross volunteer driver; she was a co-founder of the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society; a Past Regent Fort Laurens D.A.R.; and a member of the Eastern Star, Dover Chapter.
Tootie was an avid golfer and Bridge player. She also had a knack for knitting, sewing, and crocheting.
She will be deeply missed by her family including her daughters, Judith (Lee) Bierie of Powell and Peggy (William) Bryan of Dover; grandchildren, Jeff Bryan of Dover, Daniel Bryan of Columbus, Ann Bryan Staley of Dover, LeeAnn Bierie Helvenston and Elizabeth Bierie, both of Columbus, and Charles Bierie of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, Harry who died December 22, 1984; Tootie was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Cora Sue Meese; and her sisters, Mildred Plotts Gow and Dorothy Plotts Edwards.
Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Dover Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Autism Society, 7991 Lewis Pike Delaware, OH 43035, the Tuscarawas County Humane Society,1432 Tall Timber Rd NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or the Jennifer Hunt Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts, 461 Robinson Drive SE, New Philadelphia.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time: 11:45 am

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Born: November 23, 1917
Died: February 25, 2017

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Don and Jan Dietrich posted on 2/28/17

Don and I send our sincere sympathy to your family. Tootie was one of the matriarchs of the family and we have such wonderful memories of family picnics and holidays together. My brother John and I will see you Wednesday morning.

 

Bradley Dale Swinderman posted on 2/28/17

One peach of a wonderful person, civic leader, and kind loving spirit; so enjoyed hearing stories every time Tootie came to vote with her daughter Peggy. My Grandma Myrt absolutely adored Harry & Tootie & i always will remember their kindness, smiles, & the love & laughter in their eyes going back as far as i can remember visiting the comforting funeral home setting they care so deeply to provide for grieving families. A legacy all who knew Tootie & Harry could never forget. Blessings Be to all the family & may the peace which passes all our human understanding come to each of you in celebrating one grand devoted life to family & community. Honored to have known all of you!!!

 

Ken and Sherryl Kostolich posted on 2/27/17

Peggy, Gerry and Family..We are both sorry for the loss of your mother. I know that she will be greatly missed by all who knew her and were close to her. We enjoyed getting to know her better in the last couple of years. Ken and Sherryl Kostolich

 

Peggy posted on 2/27/17

Thank you Mother for my life and many wonderful memories, Rest in the peace you deserve.

 

Valeria Lawrence-Meek posted on 2/27/17

God's Blessings on your loss

 

Jon Carroll posted on 2/27/17

My parents, Cecil and Alta Carroll, shared many memories with Harry and Tootie. My condolences to the family.

 

Jory Maun DeWitt posted on 2/27/17

The Maun family is very sad to hear of Tootie passing. We lived across the street from the Meese's, Tootie and our mother grew up together. Mark, Candy and myself have such great memories of Tootie, Harry and family, that we will never forget.

 

Wynne Smith posted on 2/27/17

Peggy, Jerry and family, So sorry for your loss of your dear, sweet mother. I remember the great times at your house , Peggy. She loved her family so much. Thanks for the wonderful memories. God Bless and take care. Love Bob, Wynne and family ??????

 

Melanie and Dave Archer posted on 2/27/17

Many thoughts and prayers for Tootie's family...I loved her friendly manner and quick wit...She was a neighbor "down the street" for 40 + years and we would visit many times when i went on walks...Tootie was also involved in many clubs and groups and i would see her at events and at the bank where i worked...She was a dear lady and i know you will all miss her dearly as will we her lifelong friends. Please take care and cherish all of your wonderful memories always.....Melanie

 

Lee Ann Bierie Helvenston posted on 2/26/17

Grandma Tootie, I will always remember your unrivaled intelligence and sharp sense of humor. Thank you for being a wonderful and kind great-grandmother to Noah----- we will miss you very much. You truly represented the 'greatest generation', one which we shall never see again. Rest well, dear lady. <3

 

Susie Hawk posted on 2/26/17

Peggy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady. I know, from personal experience, she was also a terrific ambulance driver, making sure I made it to the hospital one snowy night! Don't sled ride at Deis in the dark!! Thinking of you all...Susie Flynn-Hawk

 

Jeff Bryan posted on 2/26/17

Grandma Tootie, you will be greatly missed. Love you forever!

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Edwards, Jon and Katie Edwards, Josh Edwards and Jessica Lance posted on 2/26/17

With sincere sympathy

 

Mary Beth Edwards posted on 2/26/17

Thoughts, prayers and sympathies. We will miss Aunt Tootie, she was always fun to be with. Love Mike, Mary and Family

 

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