Dorothy Feller

October 9, 1958 - October 30, 2021
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Dorothy M. Feller, age 63, of Dover died early, Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a period of declining health.

Born on October 9, 1958, in Millersburg, Ohio Dorothy was a daughter of the late Eli E. and Betty Nussbaum Hochstetler.

She was a 1977 graduate of Hiland High School an…

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Dorothy M. Feller, age 63, of Dover died early, Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a period of declining health.

Born on October 9, 1958, in Millersburg, Ohio Dorothy was a daughter of the late Eli E. and Betty Nussbaum Hochstetler.

She was a 1977 graduate of Hiland High School and on March 23, 1978, married the love of her life Richard Feller who lovingly called her, “Dorota”, meaning “Gift of God.”

Dorothy’s life was centered around her deep faith in the Lord. She loved her Precept Bible Study time and having her faith nurtured at the Dover Alliance Church. Next came family, as raising her children and spending time with them as they grew older and had families of their own was a passion of Dorothy’s. She will long be remembered for her baking and crafting skills and the joy she felt while being able to travel and vacation with her husband.

Professionally, Dorothy spent more than 20 years with the Tuscarawas County Public Library where she was the Children’s Department Activity Coordinator.

In addition to her husband of 43 years, Dorothy will be missed by her family that includes four children, Douglas (Brianne) Feller of Alexandria, Ohio, Aaron (Sally) Feller of Dover, Pastor Logan (Monica) Feller of Bryan, Ohio, and Laura (Corey) Tolliver of Rigby, Idaho, and her grandchildren, Gretel, Paul, Zack, Kaylie, Elliana, and Benjamin.

Completing the family are Dorothy’s siblings, Gwen Biddle, Cheryl (Dewey) Gerber, Donna (Dan) Birky, Phillip (Chris) Hochstetler, Donovan (Paula) Hochstetler, and Jeff (Bobbi Jo) Hochstetler as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will greet guests on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from Noon – 2:00 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where Pastor Rick Rose will lead a service celebrating Dorothy’s life will begin at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Dover Burial Park. Immediately after services, all are invited to share in a time of food and sharing in the Fellowship Hall of the Dover Alliance Church.

Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be directed to the Dover Alliance Church, 228 3rd Street Dover, Ohio 44622, or to the Bryan Alliance Church 220 W Fountain Grove Drive, Bryan, Ohio 43506.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Dover Burial Park


N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Dover Alliance Church

Phone: (330) 364-3113

228 East Third Street
Dover, OH 44622

Bryan Alliance Church

220 W Fountain Grove Drive
Bryan, Ohio 43506

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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.


JaOchsenbine posted on 11/20/21

Cheryl, so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. We both where she is. God bless you, and console you with his wonderful love.


Mary Latsha posted on 11/4/21

To Rich and the family, I am shocked to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I remember her as being a lover of God, family and others. Her life was a reflection of her Saviour and her kindness was evident to all. I will never forget her kindness to our family when we lived in Dover. She always loved so well. I always had the feeling that helping others was a form of worship for her. The planet will miss her beauty, her smile, and her love. I am so sorry for your loss, but am also happy that she is worshipping all day, every day! Praying for you, Mary Latsha


Michelle Pugh posted on 11/4/21

Affectionately known as “Miss Dorthy” to my kids and many others. She was instrumental in many kids childhood and early years with her kind smile and soft voice. There were many days I was even drawn into her creative and welcoming stories. What a blessing it was to know her!


Becky Mastin posted on 11/4/21

Dear Feller Family - I worked with Dorothy at the library. I came to find her intelligent, creative, and a kind co-worker. I was sad when she left the library and hoped she would be able to return. Her death is a loss for all of us who knew her, especially all of you. Please accept my sincere condolences and my heartfelt prayers for comfort for all of you. God bless and keep you all.


Jeffrey Johnson posted on 11/3/21

So sorry for your great loss.


Grover Avery posted on 11/2/21

Condolences to the entire family. Prayers, love, hugs and Strength.May you all find comfort in family and friends, but more comfort in Jehovah God during this time of of sorrow. Grover & Esther Avery Family


Uncle Kenny & Aunt Dorlee posted on 11/2/21

To Bob Feller family & friends. We are so sorry for your loss. We are so glad she lived a life of faith in God. May God comfort you all. From Uncle Kenny & Aunt Dorlee Nussbaum and family.


Paula Sulzener posted on 11/2/21

Dear Aaron and family, I didn’t know your mother but what I and have been told you had a pearl of great prize in your mom. Please accept my sympathy and condolences Aaron. What we only dream of she already sees . Praying over you all.


Michael White posted on 11/1/21

May be gone, but loved by many, and won't be forgotten!?


Judy Lehman posted on 11/1/21

Dorothy was my hero in the faith. I was privileged to be one of many who studied under her wise and loving counsel in her Precepts classes. Her love for Jesus was as beautiful as she was. Even though we will miss her terribly, we know that she is enjoying health and vitality and all the riches laid up for her in heaven, and that gives us comfort.


Suzanne Komaromy posted on 11/1/21

Our deepest sympathy to all. So sorry for your loss. The Komaromy family


Becky Ault posted on 11/1/21

I enjoyed working with Dorothy at the Tuscarawas County Public Library. She was very dedicated to her young patrons. I enjoyed decorating the children’s department with her, as she was very talented. Her displays were wonderful. I extend deepest sympathy to all family and friends.


Laura and Tony Granato posted on 11/1/21

I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend and wife Rich! My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I will have all of you in my prayers.


Karla Dessecker Harper posted on 11/1/21

Rich and family, I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayers for peace during this time of grief! Karla Dessecker Harper


Lee Feller posted on 11/1/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Elizabeth Zlocki posted on 11/1/21

Sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was an amazing Children's librarian.


Sharon Barnhart posted on 10/31/21

I knew Dorothy through Head Start, watched her many times read to the kids. She more than read to them, with her gentle nature she connected with them with her many expanding story activities. She was a teachers teacher. So very sorry for your loss.


Debby Stanley posted on 10/31/21

I am shocked and saddened by the news of Miss Dorothy’s passing. I am so blessed to have worked with her at TCPL for the five years I subbed there. She was always so gracious and cheerful to me. I was so impressed with her creativity which knew no bounds. All those adorable puppets that lined her office were incredible. As I write this I can here her laugh. My sincerest condolences to her family.


Jane Peoples posted on 10/31/21

Our deepest sympathy to Richard and family. So sorry for your loss. Dave & Jane


Michelle Ramsell posted on 10/31/21

I am so very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She loved her family and her church, and I know she will be missed. I also know she will be missed by so many who knew her as Miss Dorothy the library lady. She shared her gifts of story and creativity during her nearly 24 years at the library. She impacted many young people in that time. Dorothy will be forever remembered. Blessings to Rich, Doug, Aaron, Logan, and Laura — as well as her grandchildren.


Tonya Kreitzer posted on 10/31/21

Dorothy, you were there to show me things at work, to share stories about our grandkids, and you even helped my daughter out when she moved back to Ohio. You were a SPECIAL LADY and you will never be forgotten.


Damaris Goodwin posted on 10/31/21

To Dorothy's Family and Friends, I was sad to hear of Dorothy's passing. I worked with her for a few years at TCPL and always enjoyed seeing her beautiful smile when I went into the Children's Department. She was always full of good ideas for books and children together, and a pleasure to work with. I remember how lovingly she spoke of her family, and I know she will be truly missed.


Linda K Rennicker posted on 10/31/21

So very sorry for the loss of Your loved one may she rest high in heaven with the angels


Betty Howard posted on 10/31/21

My prayers are with the family. I will always remember her gift of being hospitable, her love for the lord and family. I have fond memories of classes and small group. She loved people and her godly example will forever be in my memories. I am sure she will be missed by many. My heart grieves for you.


Kimberly and Luca Massarelli posted on 10/31/21

My Deepest Sympathy to all who loved Dorothy !!! So Sad !!! I remember her well from the Tuscarawas County Library !!! She was a kind soul and a very helpful Librarian !!! I'm so Sad !!! ???


Mr.and Mrs. EDWARDS posted on 10/31/21

To a wonderful family and with so many beautiful memories of a loving lady at South School. With sympathy, Sandy and Dick Edwards


debbiecorwin posted on 10/31/21

Deepest Sympathy to this family. I knew her for many yrs-- I took my pre school kids I babysat to library for yrs-- and she was such a tender heart!?


Karen Urfer posted on 10/31/21

I met Dorothy through my husband. It wasn’t until a few years later that we developed a friendship when we worked together at the library. She so graciously welcomed me and helped me to get comfortable in my new position. We used to talk about our faith and concerns for the problems in the world. Dorothy had such a heart for bringing joy to the children at the library. She put her whole heart and soul into the programs. Sadly, I moved jobs a few times, and we didn’t see each other accept for the occasional run-ins while shopping. I wish I had known sooner of her declining health. She will always be remembered as a warm and caring woman whom shared with me the deepest love for our families.


Ken Sue ( Clum) Hawkins posted on 10/31/21

Feller Family You all are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.


Karen Urfer posted on 10/31/21

To All Dorothy’s Family, We send our most heartfelt condolences. Dorothy was a wonderful faith-filled spirit. She strived to bring joy to all those around her. She will be deeply missed. Doug and Karen Urfer