Thelma Metzger

November 7, 1933 - August 21, 2018
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Thelma Mae Metzger, 84, of Wainwright, passed away in Union Hospital at Dover on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Born in Wainwright on November 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Fanny J. (Davis) Swaldo.

After graduating from Tuscarawas High School in 1951, she worked at the former Joy Manufacturing, wh…

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Thelma Mae Metzger, 84, of Wainwright, passed away in Union Hospital at Dover on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Born in Wainwright on November 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Fanny J. (Davis) Swaldo.

After graduating from Tuscarawas High School in 1951, she worked at the former Joy Manufacturing, where she met her future husband. On November 20, 1960, Thelma married Raymond G. Metzger, and continued her employment until she and Raymond were blessed with the birth of their two children, Roger and Rhonda. Then, she became a full-time homemaker.

Thelma was a lifelong member of Sharon Moravian Church where she participated in the Women’s Fellowship. She also loved “hillbilly” music, especially Vince Gill. Her other interests included watching the Cleveland Indians and supporting her family.

Thelma’s family includes her husband, Raymond of Wainwright; her children, Rhonda (Michael) Reed of New Philadelphia and Roger (Amy) Metzger of Dover; her grandchildren, Kayla Metzger and Calvin, Nolan, and Clara Reed; her siblings, Grace Swaldo of New Philadelphia and Fred (Donna) Swaldo of Uhrichsville; and her sister-in-law, Marilyn Swaldo of Dover.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in passing by her siblings, John (Dorothy) Swaldo, Beatrice (Dan) Hutson, Gladys (Max) Schaar and Lloyd Swaldo.

The Rev. Lloyd Gooden will officiate a funeral service for Thelma on Friday, August 24, 2018 beginning at 11 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Burial will immediately follow the service in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. Friends are invited to the Geib Family Center following the committal service for fellowship and a luncheon with Thelma’s family.

Memorial contributions in Thelma’s memory may be directed to Sharon Moravian Church, PO Box 385, Tuscarawas, OH 44682.

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Service Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Sharon Moravian Church

Phone: 740-922-5507

PO Box 385
Tuscarawas, Ohio 44682

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Born: November 7, 1933
Died: August 21, 2018

Condolences for Thelma Metzger

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.

 

Debbie Schwartz Myers posted on 8/27/18

You have my deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. As a kid l remember she always had such a big smile with kind eyes and always gentle words spoken.

 

Alan & Georgie Johns posted on 8/23/18

Ray, Rhonda & Mike, Roger & Amy. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

 

Glenn Gordon posted on 8/22/18

To the Metzger an Swaldo Families: Please accept our deepest Sympathy in your loss take care in knowing your in the thoughts and Prayers of many during this time. Peace to each of you: Von an Shirley (Schaar) Gordon

 

Tina DeVecka posted on 8/22/18

Shirley Davis family

 

Tina DeVecka posted on 8/22/18

We are so sorry about Thelma. You are all in our prayers. With Sympathy, Shirley Davis Wanda and Joe Krocker and family Tina and Dan DeVecka and family

 

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