Mary A. Rothacher

July 27, 1953 - July 31, 2019
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Mary A. Rothacher, 66, of Dennison, was surrounded by her loving family at the Community Hospice Truman house on July 31, 2019, when she entered her eternal home, welcomed by many of her dearly loved family.

Born in Dover on July 27, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Fark…

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Mary A. Rothacher, 66, of Dennison, was surrounded by her loving family at the Community Hospice Truman house on July 31, 2019, when she entered her eternal home, welcomed by many of her dearly loved family.

Born in Dover on July 27, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Farkas) Riker.

After graduating from Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School in 1971, she worked at several service-related jobs. Ultimately, she provided independent, in home care throughout the community.

In 1992, she married her late husband, Floyd “Newt” Rothacher, who preceded her in passing in 2018.

Mary was an avid animal lover, especially horses. She also had a great appreciation for the outdoors, whether it was tending to flowers, watching birds, fishing, or just being in nature. She had a selfless spirit and was willing to help anyone that needed a hand.

Her faith was nurtured alongside her church family at Dover Bible Church where she was a very active member.

She will be deeply missed by her family including her daughter, Stacey (Dale) Engstrom of Strasburg; her grandchildren, Joshua (Christy) Fagan, Eric (Anika) Engstrom, Ryan, Trevor, and Zoey Engstrom; her beloved cat, Annie; her siblings, Betty Huffman and David (Carol) Riker, both of New Philadelphia, Fred (Linda) Riker of Dennison, and Karen (Steve) Gloeckner of Dover; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in passing by her brothers, Ernest C. and Robert Riker; and her brother-in-law, Jay Huffman.

Private burial will be held in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. A memorial service celebrating Mary’s life will be held in the Dover Bible Church at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be directed to either Dover Bible Church or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Evergreen Burial Park

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1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Dover Bible Church

4173 Minard Road NW
Dover, OH 44622

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: July 27, 1953
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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.

 

Julia Browning posted on 8/6/19

My sincerest condolences to the family at this time of loss.

 

Vic and Judy Stull posted on 8/6/19

Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Friends of Fred and Linda.

 

David Shroyer posted on 8/4/19

What joy Mary Ann brought in the lives of all who knew her, That 'Impish Grin' of hers was permanently carved into her face. She carried on in life in her mothers footsteps as a thoughtful and caring individual who was willing to help anyone needing it. Truly an Angel on Earth, My world became a very lonely place since her untimely passing but I know that someday, we'll all be reunited in glory, Betty, David, Fred, Karen and Stacey, God be with you and give you peace and understanding. Mary Ann touched the lives of everyone who ever met her and will sadly be missed by all of us.

 

Kay posted on 8/3/19

Karen, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister. Kay Dalpiaz Compton

 

cathi scott sedor posted on 8/3/19

karen and family , so sorry for your loss. my prayers are with you all.

 

Ron and Gerry Tinor posted on 8/3/19

Ron remembers Mary Ann babysitting for Corinna. How quickly the years pass. We were saddened to learn of your loss and hope that you find comfort in many happy memories and in knowing that she is now safe in the arms of Jesus. With sincere sympathy- Ron and Gerry Tinor

 

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