Corinna Houze

May 3, 1936 - August 31, 2020
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Corinna J. Houze, 84, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House following a courageous, 5-year battle with cancer.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Noble and Voneta Mae (Marlowe) Sherrard.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High …

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Corinna J. Houze, 84, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House following a courageous, 5-year battle with cancer.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Noble and Voneta Mae (Marlowe) Sherrard.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School, Corinna married the late Lorin H. Houze, Jr., who preceded her in passing on March 8, 2010.

Corinna was a gifted musician, sharing her piano and organ skills with several area churches including the First Christian Church, the Dover First Christian Church, and was currently playing at East Sparta United Methodist Church.

Professionally, Corinna worked for several area businesses, but most recently at Quickprint Center, WJER, and for Geib Funeral Homes as their graphic designer.
She is survived by her children, Eric (Cathy) Houze of Strasburg and Lori Watson of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Ashley and Corey Watson and Ryan (Jordan) Ott; great-granddaughter, Wren Ott; and her sister, Anita Walker.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. A service will be held at 11 am in the funeral home’s chapel on Thursday, September 3, 2020 with Pastors Brian Flood and Peggy Garner officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover.

Memorial contributions in Corinna’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Due to Covid 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are asked to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors do not linger after greeting the Houze family.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Due to Covid 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are asked to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors do not linger after greeting the Houze family.


Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: May 3, 1936
Died: August 31, 2020

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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.

 

Paul Burkhart posted on 9/5/20

Eric and Lori...Very sorry for your loss...It's sad to lose another family member of that generation...Your family is in my prayers...pauL Burkhart...Dellroy

 

ewilliam and laura mallernee posted on 9/3/20

fond memories class reuions and lunches

 

Ruth Bowers posted on 9/3/20

Rest quietly Corinna, got your back and loved your BACH....the music plays on in my heart and in heaven. Your friend, Ruth

 

Amy Strickler posted on 9/3/20

Thinking of you all during this very sad and difficult time. Ashley, your grandma was such an amazing lady. I am.so honored that I have had the privilege of meeting her all those times I did. She was definitely a fighter in her courageous battle. Now she has her angel wings watching over you from above. She loved you dearly. Love you Ashley. Sending you love, hugs and prayers.

 

Sue Shackelford posted on 9/2/20

To the family of Corinna- a beautiful strong and courageous woman! Many memories of her when she worked at the Typesetters and Quickprint Center and enjoyed having her as a neighbor when she worked as the Graphic Designer at Geib's. She was always willing to be helpful, and we loved when she stopped in the shop, making sure she did not leave before we shared stories highlighting the love of family and always moving forward with Hope, Courage and Strength. What an inspiration! With our most Sincere Sympathy, The Shackelford Family

 

Larry Cannon posted on 9/2/20

Sorry for your loss, prayers for your family.

 

Rosey Gombos posted on 9/2/20

Words cannot begin to express the sadness in my heart today. Corinna, you were and still are one of the most amazing women that God has placed in our midst, to make the world a better place. I will never forget the day I met you and how you came to my rescue when I started my new job at the surgery center in Stow. God put an angel in my midst that day and we became friends almost immediately. I will never forget the many breakfast meetings at Bob Evans and lunches and dinners where we shared family stories and talked politics. I miss those days, but they are burned in my memory for ever. We never made it to the Kentucky Derby, which was something we tried to plan but something seemed to always get in the way. I know how strong your faith was and I take a great deal of comfort in knowing that you are now resting in the arms of your Savior, Jesus Christ. There will be many jewels in your crown Corinna, because of all of your acts of giving and kindness and love you so freely gave to others. The day will come when you will be reunited with your family and friends that are still here, but in the mean time we are missing your smile and that laugh that I can still hear. Until we meet again, just know that I will think of you often and miss you very much. Love, Rosey

 

Lucy Wood posted on 9/2/20

I'm so sorry about your loss!! I'm praying for you and your family!!

 

Deb Browning posted on 9/2/20

Rest in Peace Aunt Corinna

 

Judy Farbizo posted on 9/1/20

My deepest sympathy to the family of Corinna. She was a great person that I worked with for years. she was so upbeat and lovely to talk to. May she Rest In Peace.

 

Paula Yarnell posted on 9/1/20

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I always enjoyed seeing & talking to her at drug mart! She was such a sweet lady! You all have my deepest sympathy & prayers! Paula Dunlap Yarnell

 

Diane Aydt posted on 9/1/20

To Corinna's family: I am very saddened to hear about Corinna's passing but happy to know that she is in the arms of Jesus now and playing wonderful music! I've known Corinna from the New Phila Christian Church and the Dover 1st Christian Church and then would see her off and on at Drug Mart in New Phila where I work. One of the last times I saw her there, she left a bag with cheese in it. I told the Manager there that I knew Corinna and where she lived and would take it to her when I got off work. I took it to the wrong house but luckily saw a neighbor that told me where the right house was! Her next door neighbor took it and put it in her refrigerator because Corinna was not home. Corinna and I had several laughs about that. You are all in my prayers! She will be missed!

 

Lacie Fleming posted on 9/1/20

Eric and family, sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Lacie Fleming Family

 

JR Bitikofer posted on 9/1/20

My deepest sympathy to the families of Eric and Lori. I have many great memories of your mother while working with her those many, many years at Middaugh Printers at Sugarcreek. It is had to believe it was that many years ago. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

 

Denise Korns posted on 9/1/20

Corinna was a precious friend and lovely example of a Christian woman. We all have wonderful memories of her kindness, grace, wisdom and love. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. In Christ- Carole Jordan , David , Denise and Dawn.

 

Hayley Foster posted on 9/1/20

Wishing you all comfort during this difficult time. Corinna was one of the most wonderful people I've ever been lucky enough to work alongside. Incredibly kind, thoughtful, and helpful. I learned so much about life from just working with her, and near her, on a daily basis. She was such a joy, and I will always remember the many laughs we shared together. "When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know." Corinna, my sweet friend--I look forward to laughing with you again someday.

 

Dan and Kristie Schmidt posted on 9/1/20

My condolences to the family. Mrs. Houze was such a sweet lady and very multi-talented. She had a great smile. I know she will be greatly missed by many people.

 

Shirley King posted on 9/1/20

The Houze family, I have known your mother for many years - a dear Christian lady. We attended the First Christian church and she played for us when Merle and I sang together. You have our sympathy in her passing Treasure your memories May God give you peace and surround with His love during this difficult time. Sincerely, Merle and Shirley King

 

Wes and Gina Hayes posted on 9/1/20

Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with your family

 

Alan and Georgie Johns posted on 9/1/20

Cathy and Eric so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Kim Link posted on 9/1/20

Ashley and the Houze family, So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers at this most difficult time. I have many fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Houze during my teen years at FCC.

 

Ken & Cindy Young posted on 8/31/20

We love you Grams, until we meet again.

 

Ken & Cindy Young posted on 8/31/20

Eric, Cathy, Ryan, Ashley, Lori, Corey. You have our deepest sympathy. Corinna, (Grams) was such a special lady. One that I am grateful to have called my friend. Thankful to have so many memories of her and the family. Corinna was a strong Christian woman with a heart of gold. We are Blessed to have known her. I’m thankful for “our lunches together” and all the laughs that would ensue. My heart aches for her passing, but it rejoices knowing she is with Jesus and Loren (Gramps). Rest assure she is playing the heavenly organ and singing Amazing Grace with all who have passed before. We will miss her dearly, until we are together again.

 

Juanita Rennicker posted on 8/31/20

Eric, Lori and Families. So Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. My Condolences to All.

 

Melanie and Dave Archer posted on 8/31/20

Corinna and I go back to the days in Sugarcreek when she worked at Middaugh Printers. I later had the joy of working with her at Geib Funeral Home..We shared many stories about her family and everyone else we knew...She was so easy to talk to and very friendly....Eric, Cathy and Family, Ashley and Lori, we send our deepest sympathy to all of you in your great loss. I will miss her very much...Your Mother and Grandmother was a very talented lady..I am sad she struggled with her health but what a fighter she was! You are in our prayers for comfort always. God bless my dear friend....Melanie

 

Lori Contini posted on 8/31/20

So sorry to hear of Corinna’s passing. I will always remember and treasure the times we spent talking and laughing, Corinna will be greatly missed! Sending prayers and love. ??

 

Charlyn Menapace posted on 8/31/20

All who knew Corinna loved her. What an incredible lady, so talented, so caring, and someone who could make me laugh out loud. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Goodbye dear friend til we meet again. My heartfelt sympathy to the family she loved so much.

 

George & Marie Glaros and family posted on 8/31/20

Lord, give rest to the soul of your servant, Corinna, in your heavenly kingdom now and forever. Amen.

 

Michael Cover posted on 8/31/20

Eric and Lori...I am so sorry to learn of the death of your mother. My heart goes out to you and your families during this most difficult time. I hope you find comfort in memories of your lives with her. My sincere condolences are offered to you... Michael

 

Deb Browning posted on 8/31/20

Eric,Cathy and Lori You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. She is free from pain. I'm going to miss her.

 

Teresa Everett posted on 8/31/20

So sorry for your loss Eric and Lori and to your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Teresa (Quillen) Everett

 

Ruth L Bowers posted on 8/31/20

If I had never met Corinna, I would have dreamed of her as a friend. I loved her and enjoyed her music and her friendship beyond words. What a humble, kind, talented and lovely lady. I will miss her greatly. What a gallant fight again her health problem and in death she is still the winner. Your friend, Ruth

 

Brenda Bair (Lindsay) posted on 8/31/20

Thoughts and prayers are with your family

 

Lisa Henry posted on 8/31/20

So very sorry for your loss Eric and family. With our deepest sympathy. Lisa and Mike Henry

 

Emma Polilli posted on 8/31/20

Eric and family my sympathy and prayers for you all during this tough time. Thank you Eric for being there for us you will always have a special place in my heart!

 

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