Thelma Fay Cline

March 26, 1914 - June 21, 2018
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The beautiful, 104-year life of Thelma Fay Cline came to a peaceful end Thursday, June 21, 2018 in her New Philadelphia home.

Thelma Ring was born on March 26, 1914 in Monroe County, Ohio, at Ring’s Mill. She was one of seven children born to the late Walter and Ada Ring. She went through the 8th grade at nearby P…

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The beautiful, 104-year life of Thelma Fay Cline came to a peaceful end Thursday, June 21, 2018 in her New Philadelphia home.

Thelma Ring was born on March 26, 1914 in Monroe County, Ohio, at Ring’s Mill. She was one of seven children born to the late Walter and Ada Ring. She went through the 8th grade at nearby Pine Knob School.

She met H. Glen Cline from Bloomfield and they wed on July 3, 1937. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1976. In addition to most of her siblings (Edith, Ernest, Grace, Gladys and Betty), she also was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Janet Cline Geiser of Ashtabula, in 2013 and an infant granddaughter, Lisa Fay Brown, in 1970.

In 1943, Thelma and Glen moved to New Philadelphia, where Glen was a truck driver. They lived on the Southside and raised their two daughters, Janet and Linda. In 1952, the family moved to the 1100 block of Sherman Avenue NW and added two boys, Dale and Paul, to their household.

Thelma loved her God and her family more than anything. She was a student of the Bible and read it daily. She was a member of the New Philadelphia church of Christ and enjoyed a good religious debate.

She loved history, especially that of her family, and she was instrumental in the efforts to preserve the original Ring Stone House at the Ring’s Mill site in the Wayne National Forest.

She was an amazing seamstress, cook and baker, often winning awards at the Tuscarawas County Fair. She also loved to garden and raise flowers, for which she also gained accolades.

Thelma is survived by her sons and youngest daughter, Dale Cline of Montebello, Calif., and Mrs. Richard (Linda) Brown and Paul Cline, both of New Philadelphia. Paul was Thelma’s full-time caregiver the last few years and his loving care allowed Thelma to remain in her home.

She is also survived by a sister, Pauline Herscher of Marietta; grandchildren, Mark (Sue) Geiser and John (Sandy) Geiser, all of Conneaut, Sarah Tersigni of Erie, Pa, and Renee (Steve) Parker and Tanya Brown of New Philadelphia; great-grandchildren, Adam, Jordan, Rachel, Justin, Samantha, Jake, Sydney, Seth and Luke; and a great-great-grandchild, Alizabeth.

In addition to her family, she also will be missed by several longtime family friends: Marilyn Stratton, Cinda Miller, Joseph Garcia and David Collen. Thelma’s family is very appreciative of the care and concern of the staff of Community Hospice.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., followed by burial in Evergreen Burial Park in New Philadelphia. A fellowship meal in the Geib Family Center will follow the internment.

Although Thelma loved flowers, she would rather be honored by way of donations in her memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or the New Philadelphia church of Christ, 749 Commercial Avenue SW.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: March 26, 1914
Died: June 21, 2018

Condolences for Thelma Fay Cline

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.

 

Paul Cline posted on 6/30/18

We can not thank our family and friends enough for your love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. Thelma loved our friends just like family. Even if our friendships started 40, 50 or 60 years ago, Thelma remembered you. Many of you have already experienced the sadness and heartbreak we are feeling. Thank you for sharing your loss and advise on how to cope during this emotional time. God bless each of you. Paul and family.

 

Tim Leake and John Nave posted on 6/27/18

Paul, Dale, and Family" Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Beloved Mother! May the Angels lead her into paradise!

 

Brenda Menapace posted on 6/26/18

To Paul and family, Sending thought and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

 

Dean and Helen Ring, Canton, Ohio posted on 6/25/18

To Paul and all of Thelma's family: Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She had a long, enjoyable life. We always looked forward to her attending the Ring reunion and bringing her angel food cake. I'm sure you have a lot of memories and that will help you through your grief. Rest assured she is happy now and pain free. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Diana & Cher Castillo posted on 6/25/18

Our hearts are broken over the loss of Mrs Thelma Cline though we never met her we knew Dale and Paul. Dale is our bestest of best friends we worked together in the Post Office and from the day we met it was instant friendship, it was thru Dale that we got to know Momma Cline we exchanged Christmas cards every year and she always wrote such nice words to us. Cher and I send our deepest condolences to the entire Cline Family. You got your wings now Momma Cline rest peacefully.

 

Connie Gasper posted on 6/24/18

So sorry to hear about Aunt Thelma's passing. John, Wendy and I send our sympathy and love to all the family. We will be in Niagara Falls celebrating our 51st anniversary and will miss seeing you all and sharing in your loss. She was an amazing lady.

 

Dwight Garner posted on 6/24/18

I always enjoyed seeing Thelma .... she was an amazing woman - independent, strong, and vibrant- she was a lifelong Democrat .... we would always talk about current events and various Democrat candidates and elected officials ..... she was always well informed .... I’m gonna miss seeing her

 

Becky Martin posted on 6/23/18

Aunt Thelma, What a strong and beautiful lady you were! You always cracked us up talking to Donald about tattoos and always interested in our kids and their lives. You will be missed. We love you. Donald, Becky and kids.

 

Steven L. Mitchell posted on 6/23/18

A dear, dear friend has left us. Thelma leaves a substantial legacy of thoughtfulness, caring and concern, empathy, understanding, and a life dedicated to her faith, her family, and her many friends. I grew up knowing a woman who possessed so many talents and excelled at all of them. I am grateful to her and husband, Glen, for opening her home to me and to all the children on Sherman Street. Her home was a center of neighborhood activity. She had an earthy understanding that accepted without judgment, but yet she was fervent in her desire to encourage all with whom she came in contact to share her deep and abiding faith. Goodbye dear friend. I will never forget you. With sincerest sympathies to Linda, Dale, Paul, and their families and loved ones.

 

Carole Finzer posted on 6/23/18

Our sympathy to Linda and family. Your mother certainly lived a very full life even in her last year's.

 

Rebecca Collen posted on 6/23/18

Thelma was such a sweet, caring and inspiring woman and she will be greatly missed. Paul, because of you, she lived her last years with joy and companionship. Your love for your mother was admirable. May the special times you were able to share live on in your heart forever. Prayers for the Cline family.

 

Glenn Gordon posted on 6/23/18

Deepest Sympathy may the many memories bring peace an comfort to you in the days weeks and years to come take care Peace and Blessings to each of you Paul your many years an hours of Love an Dedication will never be forgotten and your reward will be yours someday!! Von, an Shirley Gordon Glenn

 

Allan and Pam Freeman posted on 6/23/18

Paul you have our deepest Sympathy in the loss of your mother! She was a wonderful woman and neighbor! If she didn’t see us out she would call to make sure we were ok on occasion! You were a very good caregiver to her! I’m going to miss her delicious angel food cake!!! Lol

 

Marcia labus posted on 6/23/18

My heart is sad also. Loved Miss Thelma. She was a blessing and loved talking with her what a gentle soul with a lot of spunk. Lots a fun memories. Keeping Paul. Dale Linda. And the family in my prayers. Love Fred and Marcia.

 

Ann Cramer posted on 6/23/18

Paul – my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Thelma was one of my dearest friends and I will miss her so much. Her pride and loyalty to the family history was incomparable. She will be watching over the Ring House from a different vantage point now. Thank you for your extraordinary devotion to her which allowed the rest of us to enjoy her longer. Peace be with you.

 

Gale Muckley RN posted on 6/23/18

Paul and family you have my deepest condolences for your loss. What a beautiful soul this little lady had. It was an honor to care for and get to know her. I will treasure my time with her.

 

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