Jenny Risley

February 15, 1978 - June 22, 2019
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Jenny Jo Risley, 41, of Tuscarawas, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Born in Dover, she was the daughter of the late John E. McLandsborough and is survived by her mother, Marla J. Hutchison of New Philadelphia. She was a homemaker and was known for her crafts. She made diaper cakes for her family…

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Jenny Jo Risley, 41, of Tuscarawas, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Born in Dover, she was the daughter of the late John E. McLandsborough and is survived by her mother, Marla J. Hutchison of New Philadelphia. She was a homemaker and was known for her crafts. She made diaper cakes for her family and friends and handcrafted soaps and chapsticks. Her family jokingly call her “the kid whisperer” because she had a way with children and loved them all like they were her own. Most of all, Jenny loved spending time with her husband and her family.

In addition to her mother, Jenny is survived by her husband, Kenneth Risley, whom she married November 21, 2015; two sons, Robert A. Keller III and Kory A. Risley; a step-son, Jake R. Risley and a step- daughter, Samantha J. Risley all of the residence; a sister, Courtney J. McLandsborough of New Philadelphia; two brothers, David E. (Kellie) McLandsborough of New Philadelphia and Johnny D. (Rachel) McLandsborough of Dover; two half-sisters, Tina (Douglas) Warner of Uhrichsville and Genia (Nick) Barton of Canton; her grandmother, Marilyn Hutchison of Dover; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews and her beloved dog, Max.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where a service celebrating Jenny’s life will be held at 7 PM with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. In keeping with her wishes, following the service, Jenny is to be cremated through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

It is through Jenny’s unselfish act of organ donation, that her memory lives on and the family requests that contributions, in Jenny’s memory, be made to Akron Children’s Hospital, 214 West Bowery Street, Akron, Ohio 44308.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Akron Children's Hospital

214 West Bowery St.
Akron, OH 44308

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Born: February 15, 1978
Died: June 22, 2019

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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.


CHRISTINE STEVENSON posted on 7/2/19

Extending my sympathy to Marla and the entire family for the loss of Jenny Jo. Marla is a friend from younger years in Ragersville-Sugarcreek times but I did not have the privilege of meeting her daughter. My prayers are with the family for grace, peace, and healing. Blessings Chris (Andrews) Stevenson


Robert Gribble posted on 6/27/19

Jenny will always be remembered for being such a kind and caring person.


Valerie Cookson posted on 6/26/19

Marla and Family, Sending My Deepest sympathies to you and Your Family. My heart breaks for you. You are in My thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. God bless You.??


Elaine (Risley) Yeager posted on 6/26/19

Jen, you were definitely a special kind of lady, always there for everyone and anyone. You were a great wife, mother ,friend, and the best sister in-law one could ask for. I loved your smile, it always lit up a room when you walked in, no matter what the circumstances were. You were definitely loved and you're going to be missed by many. R.I.P. Jen Fly High and Free. Love you.


Mary E Mencer posted on 6/25/19

She was a lovely lady! She will be miss! Rest in peace sweet friend!


Lloyd & Deloris Hanlon posted on 6/25/19

Sorry to hear about your loss GOD BLESS HER,an the family


Judith Maurer posted on 6/25/19

So sorry to hear of your loss.Prayers and comfort to you and your family.


Aunt sharman posted on 6/25/19

My dearest were a class act. You are leaving huge shoes to fill. My heart is broken and I will forever look to your example as to how love as you did ...with a pure open heart.


Danielle Zwissler (Haver) posted on 6/25/19

I am so very sorry that Jenny is gone. She was such a nice person. I went to High School with her, and she was always good. She always smiled. She was always doing crafts and making sure that people were okay. I want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Jenny. There is so much more and now you know.


Joy Strong posted on 6/25/19

I am sorry to hear of this young woman's passing. She has passed her love and spirit on thru her selfish act of organ donation. My sister would not be here today if it wasn't for people like Jenny. God bless your family.


Trina posted on 6/25/19

Such a beautiful woman that is going to be missed horribly. People will remember her selflessness she would do anything for anyone. Her bright smile would light up a room. To young to be taken but God was looking for a true Angel and he found one. Thoughts and prayers to the family.


Katrina Karnes posted on 6/25/19

My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.


Amanda Peterman posted on 6/25/19

We are so very sorry for your loss! She was always so nice and would smile and wave when I seen her outside. She will truly be missed by many.


Margie West posted on 6/25/19

So very sorry for your loss.??


Tiana Anderson posted on 6/25/19

Still shocked that you are gone. You brought a light into every life you touched. You are part of my best memories from my childhood. The world will never be the same without you. Gone too soon, but you will never be forgotten.


Marisa McLandsborough-Tyre posted on 6/25/19

I wish I would have met her in person. Through Facebook we met. If it weren't for Facebook, I never would get to find so many relatives that I didn't know I had. Even though we had a social media relationship, I felt like I really knew her. Till we meet in heaven


Jayne Bruwier posted on 6/25/19

I think everyone is going to post how Jenny was a sweetheart. You couldn't have met a nicer girl. She was so talented with her crafts in so many different ways, I enjoyed watching all her news things things she came up with! She loved her boys so much, her face would just light up when she spoke about them. It's hard to see someone so young, so pure passing away like this. It is so UNFAIR... I will never understand the reason why. The only explanation I can give is God must have needed one of the very best of the best for some reason. One day we will learn the reasons why. Dear family, watch for your signs from Jenny, they will be all around you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I Love you guys, stay strong for one another during this time. I will miss talking to Jenny, I am proud to have called her my friend. <3


Sandra Richard posted on 6/25/19

My dear friend you will be missed by all of us, Jen you have been in our lives for so long it is going to be hard not having you. You have been a blessing and I know in my heart you are with the angels because you are an Angel.. Love you girl?


Melanie posted on 6/25/19

I will miss you more than I can say.


Cynthia Robinson posted on 6/25/19

I have fond memories of Jenni as a teenager .She was a sweet young woman that I entrusted with my children two of which were just babies. My deepest sympathy to the family .God Bless all Who knew and Loved her !


Shawnee Dillon posted on 6/25/19

A loving dear friend who touched so many by her kindness, generosity and tender heart. Her smile and humor always lit up the atmosphere. The love she had for her family was beyond what words could explain. My prayers and condolences to everyone who knew and loved her and was loved by her. May the Lord watch over her loved ones and friends. Will see you again one day in the beautiful Kingdom of Heaven my angel!! Love you bestie!!!???


Wanda Abercrombie posted on 6/25/19

So hard to believe we were just talking the previous weekend. Such a huge heart and would help anyone in need. Amazing all around!!! I've known her for around 27 years, big hugs and lots of love to the family.


Vicki Snedeker posted on 6/25/19

I knew Jenny all her life. A sweet, warm, kind woman. Who would do anything she could to help out. She will be terribly missed.


Amanda Eichel posted on 6/25/19

Such an amazing woman.. Such a big heart ??


Melissa Crabtree-Vender posted on 6/25/19

Jenny and I met when I moved here from Florida in the sixth grade, we have been friends for over twenty years. Sending positive thoughts and so much love to her family.


Barb Huff posted on 6/25/19

Jenny was one of the kindest souls I ever met. My deepest sympathy to her family. I am so sorry.


Buffy Jo Mathews posted on 6/25/19

I and my sister megan were good friends of Jenny and her sister cortney. My condolences to the families.