Josephine Elizabeth Huff

August 6, 1937 - January 30, 2021
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Josephine E. Huff, age 83, of New Philadelphia passed away peacefully early Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Park Village Southside at New Philadelphia.

Born August 6, 1937 in York Township, she was the daughter of the late Rolland and Rose (Mathias) Beitzel and a 1955 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. Followin…

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Josephine E. Huff, age 83, of New Philadelphia passed away peacefully early Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Park Village Southside at New Philadelphia.

Born August 6, 1937 in York Township, she was the daughter of the late Rolland and Rose (Mathias) Beitzel and a 1955 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. Following High School, Josephine worked as a medical secretary at the former Boulevard Medical Building at Dover and also as a legal secretary for the Woodard and Bohse Law Office at Dover before realizing that it was her heart’s desire to be a full-time mother and homemaker. Josephine had also worked as an assistant secretary for the Tuscarawas County Fair Board and was also known for baking pies but mostly for her wonderful peanut butter cream pie.

A lifetime member of Jerusalem Church, Josephine was baptized as an infant, a member of the church choir since age 15 and confirmed at 16. She attended the Women’s Circle meetings and served on the Spiritual Life Committee for over 40 years. She served as chairman of the church’s Intentional Caring Units (ICU) ministry since it’s inception in 1982 and as a team member visiting the sick and shut-ins. She taught children’s, youth and adult Sunday School classes for over 45 years. Josephine also spent over four years writing a commentary on the Book of Revelation and teaching about it to the Faith Builder’s Sunday School Class and the Church’s Women’s Daytime Bible Study Group.

On August 28, 1955, in Jerusalem Church, Josephine was united in marriage to Robert D. Huff and as a couple reared three children. Together they shared their love of being with family by attending sporting events and activities of their grandchildren throughout Ohio and Alabama; faithfully following them through their high school and college years. They also enjoyed spending their winters in Daytona Beach, Florida before Robert’s passing in 2013.

Josephine is survived by her three children, Vicki (John) Emig of Kent, Sue (Chuck) Cox of New Philadelphia and Randy (Shannon) Huff of Hamilton, Alabama; her grandchildren, Tiffani (Emilia) Emig of Pittsburgh, Aaron (Adriane) Emig of Chagrin Falls, Cayla (DJ) Nichols of Dover, Cody (Meghan) Cox of Upper Arlington, Joshua (Whitney) Huff of Huntsville, Alabama, Jacob (Bianca) Huff and Elizabeth Huff, both of Hamilton, Alabama; six great grandchildren, August, Laurel, Alice, Cameron, Olivia and Samuel; two sisters, Marilyn Arbogast and Linda (Curt) Garber and a brother Lynn Beitzel.

A private family service will be held for Josephine in Jerusalem Church at New Philadelphia with Rev. Dr. Tom Hendershot officiating and personal remembrances by Rev. Dr. Terry Downin. Burial will follow in Jerusalem Church Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions in Josephine’s memory be directed to Jerusalem Church 1417 Stone Creek Road, SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663; The Bob Huff Memorial Aquatic Fund, c/o Tuscarawas County YMCA, 600 Monroe Street, Dover, Ohio 44622, or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663


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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.


Debby Dillehay posted on 2/11/21

Vicky, Sue, and Randy, Your mom was always so kind and so beautiful! I have many good memories of growing up at Jerusalem, with your mom being at Bible school, and always kindly speaking to me! My prayers for you all as you miss her; but, your joy at knowing she is reunited with your dad and all those who went before her at the reunion in the presence of our Lord in her eternal life! Thinking of you all and praying your Faith and memories are carrying you through these days. Debby "Johnson" Dillehay


Vanessa Meuhlen posted on 2/5/21

My thoughts and heart are with you. Josephine holds a dear spot in my heart. How could she not. I think of her many times when I'm home and always will. I'm hoping you have some peace knowing your mother and father are together again.


Jennifer Hartsfield, ALDOT posted on 2/3/21

I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s loving arms keep you close & give you strength & peace during this difficult time.


Mary Cross posted on 2/2/21

To Jo’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. We had a lot of good memories!


Pat Metzger posted on 2/1/21

So sorry for your loss. Your cousins, Dave & Pat Metzger


Dale Denham posted on 2/1/21

To Jo's family, may GOD'S grace be a comfort to you on Earth as Jo is welcomed in Heaven. GOD BLESS.


Carol Mutti posted on 2/1/21

Our sympathy to the family during this time of loss, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Glenn and Carol Mutti


Jan markowitz posted on 2/1/21

Our deepest condolences to Vicki and her family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks to Jesus, we will have a big family reunion one day. Until then, may the Lord comfort your broken hearts and grant You His peace. (Mark & Jan Markowitz)


Richard McCoy : New Philadelphia Class of '55' posted on 2/1/21

My most sincere sympathy to Josephine's family.


Mary LaCroix posted on 2/1/21

Vicki and family, so sorry on the passing of your mother. May she be resting in peace.


Paula & Steve Sulzener posted on 2/1/21

Dear Family, Steve and I send our love to you all. Our heart shares your sadness as well. Your mom played a big part in my Christian walk as a teen. Every Monday night at 7:00pm at the church starting when I was 15 was a bible study where your mom and I and Eunice Avon and Bernice Winkler and my mother-in-law and Marsha Peterson and many others who have now gone to be with the Lord sat and learned the height and depth of God’s goodness. I even mistook your mamma for an Angel once while praying. I am sure she is in awe struck wonder now in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Blessed in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his saints Psalms 116:15 Steve and Paula Sulzener


Melanie Archer posted on 1/31/21

Thoughts and prayers for Jo's family....I have known her for many years and most recently at Park Village Southside where she ate at my Dad's table....i will always remember her request....crackers and jelly.... She loved them! And the girls at PV would get them for her.. We would sit and visit outside and at the activities there...She sure missed Bob.. I am happy they are together again but sad for her family that will miss her dearly...Rest in Peace Jo....You were a dear lady...


Brenda Dean posted on 1/31/21

Josephine was always a pleasure to be around. I met the family when her mother, Rose, was in the nursing home! She was definitely an Angel on Earth & she has now received her forever Halo & Wings! Prayers of love, strength, peace & comfort knowing that she will be forever watching over her loved ones!


Deb martinelli posted on 1/31/21

Sorry for your loss.


Judy Swinehart posted on 1/31/21

Dear Family of Jo, I had the pleasure of meeting Jo at Jerusalem Church when I visited with my parents, Jerry and Joyce Dudley. Mom spoke very highly of Jo. I just finished going through a dresser of Mom's less than 2 weeks ago and found the study of Revelation that Jo wrote. It looked so interesting I brought it home with me to study. Mom and I offer our sincere condolences. God bless. Judy Swinehart and Joyce Dudley


Melissa Horn posted on 1/31/21

Jo was a wonderful lady and a great Christian mentor for me and i have learned so much from her. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family.


Carl & Marcia Hartline posted on 1/31/21

Our condolences to the whole family, Jo was a nice & wounderful neighbor, She is now at peace & back with Bob.


Mary Hershberger posted on 1/31/21

Marilyn and sorry to hear of Jo's passing. She was a beautiful lady !


Randy Huff posted on 1/31/21

Thank You so much Mother for living a Christ like life in front of our Family … Teaching your children about a external life in the Lord’s kingdom that was far more value than anything we could earn on earth… Thank You for your witness … Never having a wavering faith: holding strong to the gospel of Jesus Christ … Thank You for providing us a quality life here on earth … Go to Dad : and give a big hug from me… I leave you with a quote “ SEE WHEN WE SEE YA “ Love Randy


Joan Lappin posted on 1/31/21

Jo was a wonderful woman of faith and was a great spiritual mentor and friend. She will be missed by our family and the Faith Builders Sunday School class. May God comfort you at this time and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom, Joan and Emily Lappin


Jill Wenger Craddoc posted on 1/31/21

I have looked back to Jo’s notes on the study of Revelation many times ! Her heart was definitely in learning and teaching God’s word. Blessings of comfort to her family as she rests with our Lord.


Keith & Deb Zimmerman posted on 1/31/21

Jo was such a good friend, neighbor, and Christian mentor to us for the last 30+ years. We miss her in the neighborhood and we especially in her Faith Builders Sunday school class! Thoughts and prayers for her family!


kas kaswinkel posted on 1/31/21

To Sue and family, sorry to hear about your Mom, but she is in a better place-remember the good times and you and yours will see her again -that is a promise - remember her visiting you guys when we were neighbors - God bless you and yours forever - Bev & Kas


Sue and Ed Dryden posted on 1/31/21

Jo was always a good Christian friend to everyone.Her bible teaching will be remembered.She will be missed.Knowing she's at perfect peace now with her Lord!