Christopher Donald Kehl

January 15, 1988 - October 2, 2021
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Christopher Donald Kehl, age 33, of Newcomerstown, died late Saturday, October 2, 2021, in his residence following a brief illness.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on January 15, 1988, Chris was a son of Charlene Kehl of Newcomerstown and the late Donnie Kehl.

Chris was a 2006 graduate of Newcomerstown High Schoo…

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Christopher Donald Kehl, age 33, of Newcomerstown, died late Saturday, October 2, 2021, in his residence following a brief illness.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on January 15, 1988, Chris was a son of Charlene Kehl of Newcomerstown and the late Donnie Kehl.

Chris was a 2006 graduate of Newcomerstown High School. Prior to getting involved with Criminal Justice, he worked for his brother, at Mike’s Body Shop in Newcomerstown. Presently he was attending Stark State University where he was studying Cyber Security and Computer Forensics. He was a state-certified Parole Officer and had previously worked under Judge Linda Kate in the Tuscarawas County Juvenile Courts as a Mentor. Most recently, Chris began working with the Cambridge Municipal Court as an Adult Probation Officer.

Chris was a life-long member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Newcomerstown OH. He was also an active member of the BPOE Lodge #1555 and a proud member of the Lone Star Lodge #175 Free and Accepted Masons.

In addition to his mother, Chris will be missed by his siblings, Michael (Julie) Kehl of Newcomerstown, Susan Mitchell of Port Washington, and Stacie (Craig) Stein of New Philadelphia; his grandmother, June Pool of Uhrichsville and his girlfriend, Stefanie Sexton of Canton. Completing the family are his nephews and nieces, Mitchell (Ashley) Kehl, Shannon (Nate) Swigert, Jacob Belt, Erica Belt, Paige McGarvey, and Megan McGarvey; numerous great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.

In addition to his father, Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bud Pool, and his paternal grandparents, Harry and Glenna Kehl.

To Chris, family went much further than just those that were related to him, yet that didn’t mean they meant any less. Chris was a part of a special family that included Josh (Brittany) Kennedy, Aaron (Candace) Hart, Cory (Malori) Stocker, Robb (Autumn) Hendershot, Derek (Savannah) McCune and Kyle (Jenna) Bennett. These gentlemen were not only best friends but brothers who had a bond that has stood the test of time. They always found an opportunity to celebrate life together as one. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” Chris’ love and loyalty to the people that mattered to him were unmeasurable.

Every Mother’s Day, without fail, he would be sure to send a text to “his ladies” which were very close friends of his mother’s including Jacquie Whitmire, JoAnne Obermiller, Mich Mozena, Shawnee Dunlap, and Lois Donahue. Mich and Chris shared an especially close and trusted friendship. Every day would start with a “good morning” text and many times would be followed with countless heart to hearts along with endless laughs.

Last but not least, Chris had an unwavering love and passion for The Ohio State Buckeyes; the family encourages anyone attending the calling hours and funeral service to wear their favorite Ohio State attire. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 4:00 -7:00 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where a Masonic Service will begin at 6:45 PM. A service celebrating Chris’ life will be led by Pastor Bracken Foster and Jim Shamel on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 11 AM in the Christ United Methodist Church, 648 Oak Street, Newcomerstown, OH 43832. Burial will take place in the West Lawn Cemetery at Newcomerstown. A meal and fellowship will follow in the church’s River of Life Center.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Chris’ name can do so by sending it to Lone Star Lodge #175 C/O Dennis Barlow 59594 Tamela Lane Newcomerstown, OH 43832

“Go Bucks!”

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 11, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

The family encourages anyone attending the calling hours and funeral service to wear their favorite Ohio State attire.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Christ United Methodist Church - Newcomerstown

Address:

648 Oak Street
Newcomerstown, OH 43832

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The family encourages anyone attending the calling hours and funeral service to wear their favorite Ohio State attire.


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

West Lawn Cemetery - Newcomerstown

Address:

Township Road 258, NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH, 43832

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Reception Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Christ United Methodist Church - Newcomerstown

Address:

648 Oak Street
Newcomerstown, OH 43832

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Donation Information

Lone Star Lodge #175

c/o Dennis Barlow
59594 Tamela Lane
Newcomerstown, OH 43832

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Born: January 15, 1988
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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.

 

Paula Wolfe posted on 10/13/21

Charlene, love & prayers to you & your family. You are in my heart Dear friend. May you find comfort with Chris’s legacy throughout the coming years.

 

Terry and Bonnie veselenak posted on 10/12/21

Charlene, so sorry for your loss. We all loved Chris when he worked here at the pizza shop and seeing him when he picked up food. He was one of our favorite workers, always happy and bringing a smile to everyone here. He will be deeply missed.

 

Rhonda Beans posted on 10/11/21

When I seen you tonight...I felt your emptiness within myself....I pray for you and your family...to be able to move on and enjoy life again...when our children's heart stopped...it changed our lives forever....but with Gods love we can continue to go forward.. until we can touch and hold them again...hugs char!!!

 

Dolores & Jerry Leskovec posted on 10/11/21

Charlene and Family...So sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to your son. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

John and Mary Stull posted on 10/11/21

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Another angel called home to soon. Sending prayers to all of the families. God Bless

 

Rhonda Ross Dalia posted on 10/10/21

Chris will always be that cute little toddler for me who use to follow us girls around when we were teenagers invading the Kehl’s house on the weekends. Through Stacie and Charlene I got to hear about him and the wonderful man he turned into. He was obviously loved and respected by so many and the shock of his loss is hard to make sense of right now. To Charlene and Stacie, please know that I love you guys so much and am sending hugs from afar. To all of Chris’s family and friends, I have been praying for peace, strength and comfort for all of you.

 

Eric & Rhea Hay posted on 10/9/21

We are so sorry to hear of loss .

 

Thelma Manghese posted on 10/9/21

Charlene, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

 

Ricky D Troyer posted on 10/9/21

Struggling to find the words. Read the condolences over and over. My heart breaks for you all. Keep clinging to the right hand of the Father. His love and grace is sufficient. Love and prayers always.

 

Dianne Renicker posted on 10/8/21

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

 

Jimmy and Renee Bates posted on 10/8/21

Charlene, We are so very saddened by the loss of your son. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Sandra Robinson posted on 10/8/21

Charlene, I am so very, very sorry for your loss! Chris was such a special young man! I never saw him that he did not make an effort to come over and say hi! That is what makes life special for a teacher. You can be so very proud of him and all that he accomplished. May God be with you a this difficult time! Sandra Addy Robinson

 

Peggy Robb posted on 10/8/21

Charlene, We are praying for you and your family with the passing of your son. It us very hard to to lose our children. We are thinking of you. Peg and Ken Robb

 

Kathy Fontana posted on 10/8/21

Charlene, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

 

Dick and Patty Housel posted on 10/8/21

Charlene, Dick and I are so very sorry to read of Christophers passing. Sending our love and prayers that God will wrap his loving arms around you and your family and give you comfort, strength and peace as only he can.

 

Beth Giesey posted on 10/8/21

So sorry for your loss Charlene. Sending prayers & love your way??

 

Caren Hindman McCauley posted on 10/8/21

So very very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy. ??

 

Jeanine Day posted on 10/8/21

There are no words, but prayers for peace, strength, and guidance. I know what a dear, sweet son, brother, grandson, and friend Chris has been throughout his life. I’ve sat and heard Mother/son conversations, ate meals with family, and listened to plans and dreams. God has a plan we may not understand, but we know he only takes the best! To Say Chris was one of the best will be one of his legacies. His friends will be here to support you all as days go by. Prayers and love sent to Char, Stacy, Chris’s family and Stefanie????.

 

Teresa L Liston posted on 10/8/21

The Cambridge Municipal Court expresses its deepest sympathies to Chris's family and friends on his untimely death. Chris was a valuable member of the Probation Department, held in high esteem by his colleagues at the court. Each one of them will miss the opportunity to have grown to know him better and to work with him as he assisted probationers in making life changes to better themselves and the community. Teresa Liston Magistrate & Court Administrator

 

Rick and Cindy Rose posted on 10/8/21

So very sorry for your loss, Chris was a great guy. Our whole community is mourning with you. We are all praying for your entire family. God bless and comfort you all. Rest easy Chris.

 

Laura a. Everett posted on 10/8/21

To Charlene and Staci, I really didn’ t want to believe the obit when I saw it on line. My heart goes out to you. The only thought that comes to mind is the words of a song that says “God sees our tears and hears them when they fall. God weeps along with man, tears are a language God understands .” I will keep you in my prayers. Love Laura Ann and famiy

 

Cathy B posted on 10/8/21

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

 

Sally Dorn posted on 10/8/21

Oh Char, I am so deeply sorry. My heart aches for you. I pray God will wrap his wings around you and give you peace. My deepest sympathy to your entire family and Chris' loved ones.

 

Jennifer posted on 10/8/21

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Chris was not a stranger to anyone. He was so loving and thoughtful. I will treasure the memories I have of him growing up. Your family is in my prayers.

 

Kate Witwer posted on 10/8/21

Char & Stacie, May he rest in Heaven!! My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you!

 

Skip Zahler ( Lou’s Crew Deputies ) posted on 10/7/21

Charlene, Stacie, my deepest sorrows are with you know thru, this sudden shock for you both and family. Words can’t help you right now, but know I’m praying that God gives you strength , encouragement and rest thru these coming days. The Lou’s Crew Sheriff Deputies Alumni are here for your support, to help you in any way that we can help. And will be contacting you later to bring you in a meal,

 

Bobbi Opphile posted on 10/7/21

Charlene I’m so sorry for your loss Your in my prayers Condolences to your family God be with you all

 

Sara Miller posted on 10/7/21

I'm going to miss him so much!! I'm so sorry Char.. I've been praying for you.

 

Craig and Tammy Abner posted on 10/7/21

so very sorry for your loss…you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

 

Rita Kohl posted on 10/7/21

Deepest sympathies to the family for your loss

 

Shelley Cline posted on 10/7/21

I’m so sorry for your loss! Christopher was a beautiful person and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Sending hugs and prayers to Chris’s family and friends, and especially to Charlene and Stacie whom I love dearly. ??

 

Sheryl e maple posted on 10/7/21

You have my deepest sympathy Char!

 

Brian & Ailishia Maple posted on 10/7/21

Sending our sincere and deepest sympathies for your unimaginable loss.. Prayers to you! We love you Char!

 

Michelle Dallacheisa posted on 10/7/21

He always had a smile and a kind word when I would occasionally run in to him in town. I’d ask about his mom, grandma and family because I new how close they all were. He will be missed greatly. Keeping you all in prayer.

 

Lone Star Lodge No.175 posted on 10/7/21

"Well done, good and faithful servant,........."

 

Margaret Mills posted on 10/7/21

I am so sorry to hear of Chris' passing. I have been praying for all of the family since I heard.

 

Virginia Addleman posted on 10/7/21

Charlene, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and Stacey and the rest of the family. Chris will be missed by many. He has always been a good person and a good friend.

 

Jason and Sara Founds posted on 10/7/21

We are praying for the family and dear friends of Chris. He was such a special sweet hearted guy that made everyone laugh. He will truly be missed.

 

Randy sanders posted on 10/7/21

So sorry for your loss, May God help heal your heart.

 

Kim Mounts posted on 10/7/21

There are no words my dear friend, Char. I am so very sorry that life has handed you this seemingly unbearable pain. Know when you are ready for friends, all you have to do is reach out.

 

Lois Donehue posted on 10/7/21

Chris, I will always remember the times you would stop by on your way home from work to help me with the craziest of jobs around my house, I also remember and will cherish always all of those happy Mother’s Day greetings that you would send faithfully throughout the years. You have made your mother proud! Every one of us! Love you Christopher

 

Myriam Styer posted on 10/7/21

Joel and I are very sorry about your loss, our prayers are with you and family ..

 

Paula Wilcoxon Keppler posted on 10/7/21

Charlene, I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Mary Chenevey posted on 10/7/21

Charlene & Family I am so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

 

Ellen Couts posted on 10/7/21

What a tragic loss…. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you and comfort you. Ellen Couts and family

 

Ethan and Baili Zucal posted on 10/7/21

Char, Stacie, and Family, The world has lost an incredible life. You have our sincere condolences, our deepest sympathies, and our unending love. Chris, I will miss our conversations. Rest easy, my friend, and Go Buckeyes!

 

Judy and John posted on 10/7/21

Char, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family

 

Margaret Staten posted on 10/7/21

So sorry char love you

 

Jack & Lynda Be kley posted on 10/7/21

Charlene, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time!

 

Doug and Bobbie Burrier posted on 10/7/21

Charlene and family, sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

 

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