Velda Schubert

February 15, 1935 - May 10, 2017
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Velda R. Wilburn Schubert, age 82, of New Philadelphia died early Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born at Chickasha, Oklahoma on February 15, 1935, a daughter of the late Elmer and Thelma Warner Wilburn, Velda married her college sweetheart, Joseph Schubert …

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Velda R. Wilburn Schubert, age 82, of New Philadelphia died early Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born at Chickasha, Oklahoma on February 15, 1935, a daughter of the late Elmer and Thelma Warner Wilburn, Velda married her college sweetheart, Joseph Schubert on September 11, 1954.

Early on in their lives together, Velda and Joe ministered to a Yugoslavian congregation in the Akron area. They continued their ministries for many years at the Akron Assembly of God church where Velda served as the church Librarian, gave of herself in the Women’s Ministry, Catering Committee, Choir and most of all focused-on teaching younger children to love Jesus. She and Joe later relocated to New Philadelphia to join the ministry team at Lifeway Church where she continued teaching small children, also served as the church Librarian, and the Food Pantry ministry. Velda remained active in these roles and many more until the age of 79 when she underwent open heart surgery.

Professionally, Velda served Emerge Ministries for 17 years as a receptionist and was affectionately known as the “Voice of Emerge” and was most often the first line of service to those in need.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of 62 years, Joe; their daughters, Ruthie (Larry) Fletcher of New Philadelphia, Cindy (Howard) Nesmith of Arkansas, Linda (John) Harris of Colorado, and Terri (Scott) Mulder of Texas; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Velda’s family takes comfort in knowing she has earned her eternal reward by joining her heavenly father, earthly parents, sister, other family members and loved ones.

The family will receive guests on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4-7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A service celebrating Velda’s life will be led by her son-in-law, Pastor Larry Fletcher, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM in LifeWay Church at New Philadelphia. Private burial will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery at Akron.

Memorial contributions in Velda’s name may be directed to LifeWay Church 742 Cookson Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

LifeWay Church

Address:

742 Cookson Ave. SE
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH 44663

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Greenlawn Cemetery

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The burial will be private.


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LifeWay Church

742 Cookson Ave. SE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: February 15, 1935
 
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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.

 

Brenda McKee posted on 5/16/17

Ruthie, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I remember meeting her for the first time and what a joyful sweet lady she was. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories and pray that the memories will help ease your sorrow in the coming weeks and months. While we mourn our loss on earth,,,,heaven is rejoicing with a welcome home to a faithful servant. We love you and will be praying for the peace and comfort of our Lord.~Hugs~ Tom and Brenda McKee

 

Renee Beck posted on 5/16/17

I remember Velda as being a beautiful, godly woman. She was always kind and loving, dearly loved by everyone who knew her. My sincerest thoughts go out to the family in this time of loss.

 

Maggie Schubert posted on 5/16/17

My heartfelt condolences to all in the Schubert family, especially dear Joe. So very sorry I could not attend. I hope my reps (Nick, Ryan & Addie) comfort you all The world is a little dimmer without Velda's smile but how lovely to think she is now in Jesus' embrace! With love, Maggie Schubert.

 

Wendy Daley posted on 5/15/17

I will always remember her smile when I would see her at the church or the day me and my sister's went to the house. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Jeff and Esther Chandler posted on 5/15/17

So sorry Joe and Family. We know you will miss Velda deeply, and will hold you up in prayer. It seems like yesterday we saw her at Pastor Meador's 80th Birthday celebration.

 

WANDA KILSTROM posted on 5/15/17

To The Family of Velda Schubert: So very sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand mother. My thoughts, prayers and love are with your families at this sad time. Peace of the Lord be with each of you. Wanda Kilstrom - Howard's Aunt, Waco, TX.

 

Genevieve Schmock posted on 5/15/17

I will miss you, grammie! You were my grandma when I didn't have one. Always so patient, so kind, loved with her entire heart with no strings attached. A real example of Gods love! I teach Sunday school now at our little mountain church in Shaver Lake, CA. I wish I could be there to attend your memorial. I will be there in spirit. I love you! There are just no words to express how grateful and thankful I am to have known you! I will carry u in my heart always.???

 

Patricia Kramer posted on 5/15/17

We are very sorry to hear of your loss Joe, Ruthie, Cindy, Linda,Terri, and all of the family. Velda was a kind, loving, woman and will be missed by many. She will always be remembered by her beautiful smile and thankful heart, even when she wasnt feeling her best she gave hope to others. God bless you all and give you His strength, comfort, and peace at this sad time. Love, Hannelore Corpman n family ?

 

Tom Boggs posted on 5/13/17

It is with great sorrow to hear of Velva's passing, yet with gladness to know that her eternity is in Heaven. Our prayers go out to Joe and the family in this time. Blessings, Tom & Jo Ann Boggs, Akron, OH

 

Dawn Stephanoff posted on 5/13/17

My heart goes out to all of you-Joe, Ruthie, Larry and all the rest. Steve and I send our sincere condolences in Velda's passing. Velda was such a lovely lady inside and out. We know she was deeply loved and will be missed very much. May the Lord bring you His comfort in the days ahead.

 

Troy and Bonnie Link posted on 5/11/17

Velda will be dearly missed. She taught us how to love Jesus and how to love people. She always greeted us with a smile and the love of Jesus on her. We were blessed to know Velda. Love you, Troy and Bonnie

 

Troy and Bonnie Link posted on 5/11/17

Velda will be missed. She taught us how to love Jesus and how to love people. She served her husband, family and community with a happy heart. Many special memories and thanks for all of your talks. We are blessed for having you in our live sand family. Troy and Bonnie

 

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