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Arlene Mizer

June 7, 1927 — April 11, 2024

Stone Creek, Ohio

Arlene June Mizer, age 96, of Stone Creek, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Thursday, April 11, 2024, while in the care of Lifecare Hospice, in her residence, following a period of declining health. 

Born in Dover, Ohio on June 7, 1927, Arlene was a daughter of the late William C. and Lena Miller Hoffman. 

She began her education at Port Washington and ultimately graduated from the former Stone Creek High School. She furthered her education at the Canton Actual Business School and went on to work for the I.G. Harmon Company, a wholesale florist in Canton and later worked for the Tuscarawas County Health Department. 

On September 12, 1948, she married Wayne E. Mizer and soon after became a stay-at-home mom, raising her two children, Jeff and Melanie. As a couple, Arlene and Wayne shared 70 years of marriage prior to his passing on January 22, 2019. 

Arlene was a member of Jerusalem Church where she sang in the choir. Additionally, she taught Sunday School all her adult life. She also participated in short-term mission projects including disaster relief areas and the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. Arlene was also a longtime member of the Stone Creek Garden Club. 

At home, she enjoyed playing the organ, gardening, and sewing. Above all, she enjoyed canning, cooking, baking, and caring for her family with a smile on her face; and often served as a source of comfort and encouragement to those who sought her advice. 

She will be missed by her family that includes her children, Jeffrey Wayne (Kay) Mizer of Paxtonville, Pennsylvania and Melanie Jane (Jim) Grella of Canton; her grandchildren, Jonathan (Melissa) Mizer of Stone Creek, Jared (Jessica) Mizer of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania, Jesse (Andrea) Mizer of Middleburg, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth (Todd) Updegraff of Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania, Nathan (Amanda) Grella of Ft. Worth, Texas, Betsy Grella of Canton and Jenny (Kaipo) Newhouse of Hauula, Hawaii; her great-grandchildren, Noah, Chloe, Matthew, Elliot, Olivia, Isabelle, Adelaide, Moriah, Blake and Mckenna, and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Arlene was preceded in death by her siblings, Olin Hoffman, William “Billy” Hoffman, and Mildred Carper. 

The family will greet guests on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 5 – 7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. An additional hour of visitation will be held in the Jerusalem Church on Friday, April 19, 2024, from 10 – 11 AM. Rev. Dr. Tom Hendershot will lead a service celebrating Arlene’s life at 11 AM in the church sanctuary. Burial will follow in the Stone Creek Cemetery. Following services a meal and fellowship will be shared in the church social hall. 

Arlene had a lifelong love of flowers; however, she would prefer memorial contributions be directed to Joni and Friends – Wheels for the World, 3009 Ladyface Ct. Agoura Hills, California 91301 (joniandfriends.org) or Ohio’s Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation

Thursday, April 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Linn-Hert Geib Funeral Home & Crematory - New Philadelphia

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Friday, April 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Friday, April 19, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Friday, April 19, 2024

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