Kathryn Jane Canfield

July 20, 1937 - September 9, 2017
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Kathryn Jane (Leggett) Canfield, age 80, of New Philadelphia, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at New Dawn Health Care after a long time suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Born at Midvale, Ohio on July 20, 1937, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Nathan Lewis and Elizabeth Grace (Day) Leggett. Kathryn had two b…

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Kathryn Jane (Leggett) Canfield, age 80, of New Philadelphia, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at New Dawn Health Care after a long time suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Born at Midvale, Ohio on July 20, 1937, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Nathan Lewis and Elizabeth Grace (Day) Leggett. Kathryn had two brothers who were 16 and 21 at the time she was born; and ultimately grew up with her nieces and nephews.

She was a 1955 graduate of Midvale High School and on August 5, 1956 married Theodore “Ted” Canfield. The family’s faith has been nurtured for many years at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church where she had previously served in many different capacities including youth advisor, Sunday school teacher, diener, board member and financial secretary.

While Kathryn held numerous jobs throughout the Tuscarawas Valley, she retired in 1999 from the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board.

Besides reading, traveling was one of her favorite pastimes. She frequently recalled the 1958 trip out west with her husband and parents; crossing the desert in the middle of summer in a car with no air conditioning. Through the years, she and Ted enjoyed trips in their various campers with their last being a BornFree motor home. Other memorable trips included attending the January 1, 2000 Tournament of Roses Parade, returning from Nova Scotia just days before 9-11 and the countless memories made with her family and grandchildren during trips to Disney World.

In addition to her husband of 61 years, Kathryn leaves behind her children, Jennifer (Michael) Spies of Dover and Rebecca Canfield of Dennison; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Spies of Dover, Sarah Spies of Ann Arbor, and Matthew Spies of Columbus and McKenna Cannon and Jacob Cannon both of Dennison as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Willard Leggett and Warren Leggett.

A Homegoing Service celebrating Kathryn’s life will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. in the Schoenbrunn Moravian Church with Pastor Ben Lippert officiating. Burial in the Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia has taken place.

Memorial contributions in Kathryn’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to Schoenbrunn Moravian Church, 2200 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Kathryn’s family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care they received at New Dawn Nursing Home and by the staff and volunteers of Community Hospice.


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Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church


2200 East High Ave., 44663, OH, 44663

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Born: July 20, 1937
Died: September 9, 2017

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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.


Larry Krauss posted on 9/23/17

So sorry for your loss. Kathy and Ted were positive influences on my teen years as Youth Group Advisors at the SMC. I always looked forward to seeing them every Sunday. I am so glad that I got to see them both since my return to Ohio.


gc posted on 9/22/17

Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)


Janice and Mel McAfee posted on 9/18/17

Sorry for your loss, but she in a better placement. No longer suffering. The Ted Canfield family give her the best care possible,but it was God's will that she has suffered enough. God be with the Canfield family.


Jeanette Wojcik posted on 9/18/17

Jennifer, Mike and family, My prayers have been with you during this difficult time. Your mother will live on in the memories of her that you share with others. Never lose those memories. She led her life guided by her faith. That is a tremendous example to pass on to all of you. Jeanette Wojcik


Dan Hershberger posted on 9/18/17

You will be missed at New Dawn, Kathryn. Your attitude was always a source of great blessings to us all. With all of our God's abundant love, Dan


Gail (Clum) Owen posted on 9/14/17

Ted, Jennifer, and Rebecca I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing Kathy. She was very enjoyable to be with. She will be missed. GOD Bless your family.


Marge Levengood posted on 9/12/17

To Ted and family: I met Kathryn our freshman year of high school at Midvale. We remained friends . I was with her when she met Ted at a high school dance. They were. Surely met for each other as there lives have shown. Kathryn was our homecoming queen , a very good student and loved by all. I will alway cherish the memory and love I have for you . God Bless the Canfield family.


JUDY THOMAS posted on 9/11/17

I remember Kathryn as a leader at MHS, someone I always admired. She also taught a Sunday school class for the primary children at the Midvale Methodist Church. As her assistant, I learned a great deal about caring and patience. The day Kathryn and Ted married was HOT and humid. She was radiant and lovely. May those who loved her the most remember her positive love of life.


Barbara Singhaus posted on 9/10/17

Kathy was such a special lady. It was such a pleasure working with her and sharing the years leading up to her retirement. Always enjoyed running in to her over the years at school concerts and events. If at all possible, she was in attendance! One thing is for certain....she treasured each and every one of you, her beautiful family. She was indeed a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and always a lovely friend and colleague. May all our memories bring comfort. Peace and blessings,


Melody Liberatore posted on 9/10/17

Dear Uncle Ted, Cousins Jennifer and Becky... Aunt Kathy was the most beautiful and inspiring female in my life as I was growing up. She and Uncle Ted were a constant positive influence when I most needed a stable home atmosphere. I wish you peace and love, Melody (Jane) Leggett Liberatore


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Maureen and Bill Ford posted on 9/10/17

To Jennifer and family, I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing, and I am praying for all of you as you grieve this tremendous loss. She was a kind and strong lady who will live forever in your hearts and memories. As her faith in our precious Savior kept her strong, may you also take your refuge in Him. May he bless you richly during this time. Yours in Christ's love, Maureen and Bill


Carol Cercone posted on 9/10/17

To the Canfield Family, so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and loved the Lord. May God give you peace and strength in the upcoming days. Sincerely, Carol Cercone


Robin Bowdish posted on 9/10/17

So sorry for your family's loss. Kathryn's kindness was immeasurable. I loved hearing about her travels with her family.


Cindy Miller posted on 9/10/17

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Becky. My thoughts & prayers are with you.


Tracy Carter posted on 9/9/17

In my heart you will forever be. It has been my pleasure taking care of you for so long. Truly one of God's personal angels.


Carolyn Wallace posted on 9/9/17

So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you and your family.


Sarah Everett posted on 9/9/17

Ted, Becky,Jennifer I am so sorry to hear of your wonderful Kathy's passing. She was a gentle loving person. My prayers are with you all.


Paula and Denny Drumm posted on 9/9/17

Ted, Jennifer, Becky and families. Denny and I send our love and prayers to you all. We hold so many fond memories of Kathy. God's peace and comfort.


Jaynie Norman posted on 9/9/17

Jennifer and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you as you Celebrate the Life of your Mother.


Debbie VanGilder posted on 9/9/17

I am sadden to hear this news. I know she loved her family and was proud of them. I know she is enjoying her time in HEAVEN!! Mrs. Debbie VanGilder


Robin Buterbaugh posted on 9/9/17

So sorry for your loss


Ted Fisher posted on 9/9/17

My sincere condolences to the family.


Debbie Harke Brown posted on 9/9/17

Jennifer and Becky, I am so sad to hear this. I remember your mom. I know she had health issues but it is still a difficult time when you have to deal with this change. My prayers are with you both and your dad.


Linda Bennington posted on 9/9/17

Ted . Jennifer,Michael and, Becky , Elizabeth ,Sara , McKenna , Matthew and Jacob for the loss of Your wife , mother , mother-in-law r the loss of Your wife , mother and grandmother . I will miss visiting with Her at New Dawn .


Linda Bennington posted on 9/9/17

One of the nicest ladies I have ever met . I wish I could be as kind and gracious as She was .


Tammi Beal (Wigfield) posted on 9/9/17

Jennifer and Family, So sorry for your loss, your mother was a wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of loss