Nikki Hreha

November 10, 1983 - October 24, 2019
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Nikki A. Hreha, age 35, of Dennison, died Thursday, October 24, 2019, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia following a long battle with breast cancer.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on November 10, 1983, Nikki is the daughter of Terri Slocum Cecil of Dennison and the late Alle…

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Nikki A. Hreha, age 35, of Dennison, died Thursday, October 24, 2019, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia following a long battle with breast cancer.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on November 10, 1983, Nikki is the daughter of Terri Slocum Cecil of Dennison and the late Allen Cecil.

Nikki was a 2002 graduate of Claymont High School and earned a Bachelor of Education from Kent State University and a Masters in Curriculum Instruction from Walden University.

While at Kent, Nikki met and fell in love with Aaron Hreha. The couple wed on July 12, 2008, and were blessed with two daughters, Reese and Regan.

As an educator, Nikki taught for Claymont Schools for seven years prior to joining the Indian Valley Schools, where she has taught 7th Grade Science for the past five years. She was a beloved teacher with an energetic smile who had a passion for all students and making each of them feel loved.

Nikki not only supported the sporting events that her husband, Aaron, coaches but attended many Indian Valley activities. She loved being part of the “Braves Nation” and being surrounded by a community who supported one another.

Nikki enjoyed outdoor activities, and being in the company of her family and friends. She treasured vacations at Emerald Isle and time spent at Atwood Lake. She also enjoyed caring for her cat, Rorie. As a mother, she loved supporting any activities which involved her daughters. Nikki was also a fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns and enjoyed having sports as a part of her life.

In addition to her mother, husband, and children, Nikki is survived by her sisters, Jamie Cecil of Freeport and Bobbi Martin of North Carolina; her nephews and nieces, Cruz Boles, Natalie Eck, Allison Martin and Jarrett Martin as well as her maternal grandparents, George and Reeda Slocum of Uhrichsville.

In addition to her father, Nikki was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James and Helen Cecil.

The family will greet guests on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 4-7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where Pastor Josh McDonald will lead a memorial service celebrating Nikki’s life at 7 PM. Guests are asked to dress comfortably and wear their favorite sports apparel.

The family requests instead of flowers, that contributions in Nikki’s memory be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to the Nikki Hreha Memorial Fund, c/o Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union, 119 Fillmore Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622, which has been established for the future use of her daughters.


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Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Nikki Hreha Memorial Fund

The Nikki Hreha Memorial Fund has been established for the future use of her daughters.

c/o Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union
119 Fillmore Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: November 10, 1983
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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.


Paula Sulzener posted on 11/4/19

Dear Aaron, Nikki was such a beautiful light every time I saw her. her love for you and the girls are still strong as love is eternal. May your heart be comforted. Steve & Paula Sulzener


Lilly Richmond posted on 11/1/19

you were my role model, my person to go to when i needed to someone to talk to during school and you always made me smile when i had a bad day and ill never forget that smile you always had on your face glad to see you are not in any pain or suffering anymore... rest easy Mrs.Hreha may all my prayers go to Mr. Hreha Reese and Regan .... we all miss you so very much P.S hope you have a good birthday in heaven wish you the best heaven gained a beautiful angel 10-24-19 rest easy beautiful angel


Carol Eller posted on 10/29/19

Our sincere sympathies are sent to Nikki's family. This is so sad for Aaron and the little girls. I worked for years with Aaron's Aunt Patty and I know how close the Hreha family is. We will keep you in our prayers as you enter a new stage of life. Sincerely, Carol and Skip Eller


IV Mom posted on 10/28/19

May God comfort all who are feeling this great loss. We were beyond blessed to know her as an educational leader, role model and friend. She inspired her students and challenged them to grow. Her bright smile, caring nature and kindness will always be remembered. Prayers of peace and comfort to her family at this most difficult time.


Lori and Don Devore posted on 10/28/19

Our deepest sympathy. Lori and Don Devore


Deb Baumgardner posted on 10/28/19

So sorry for your loss for your family.


Michelle Endlich-Golder posted on 10/27/19

We are sorry for your loss of your wife and your daughters' mother. We didn't know her well, but by looking at the online comments, we can tell that she was a respected teacher and loved by many. Eric Golder, Jr.'s Family


Judy Corbett - Jake Glasure’s Memaw posted on 10/26/19

Sorry to hear about Nikki . My thoughts and prayers are with you Aaron and the girls and her family.


Ken, Melissa,Marissa, McKenzie Morrison posted on 10/26/19

So Sorry for Your loss what a great person,teacher and role model,she will be missed,but never forgotten,may God wrap his arms around all of you.


Pat,Trish and Kinsley Hudkins posted on 10/26/19

We send our deepest condolences. We will always remember Nikki with a big smile on her face and enjoying every moment when we were all together in Cancun. We love you all.


Madie posted on 10/26/19

You was a good person,Friend


Wanda posted on 10/26/19

I never met her but she was 19 days older than me! I can’t imagine how your feeling but my heart goes out to you all! Many thoughts are with you at this time.


Kassidy posted on 10/25/19

Rest In Peace Love you.


Jody Kinsey Edwards posted on 10/25/19

Terri,& family ,I am so sorry for your loss,Thinking of you all.My grandaughter had her for a teacher and claymont and loved her,I never realized she was your daughter.


Scott Novak posted on 10/25/19

Gone way to soon! May she rest in eternal peace with our lord and savior. Prayers and condolences to all the family and friends close to her.


Bryce Carr posted on 10/25/19

I love you, my Favorite teacher a beautiful woman and the strongest woman I have ever seen. We will all miss you ?. I’m so happy your not in pain and hurting you in a beautiful place. You were always a caring and loving person you’ll always be in my heart and I will always remember my favorite teacher and my favorite person. We all love you Mrs.Hreha ??


Kathy Bouska posted on 10/25/19

Prayers for the family. My deepest sympathy to all! God Bless!


Vanessa Fraser posted on 10/25/19

She was the best teacher ever. Rest easy Mrs. Hreha. We will always remember you??.


Waunda Barcus posted on 10/25/19

Hi Terri, so very sorry for your loss. She was beautiful. I am praying for you and your family. Love, Waunda Robinson Barcus


Kathy McTaggart posted on 10/25/19

I never saw Nikki that there wasn't a smile on her face. You will be greatly missed.


Dawn posted on 10/25/19

Sending love and prayers to hreha family with out deepest sympathy


Sue Bahr posted on 10/25/19

Perry and I are so sorry to hear about Nikki’s passing. We will keep you all in our prayers.


Justin VanKirk posted on 10/25/19

Thoughts and prayers! So sorry for your loss!


Darla Glasure posted on 10/25/19

Mr. Hreha~Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Many thoughts and prayers lifted.


Tim & Lisa Sherman posted on 10/25/19

Arron we are heartbroken for you and your beautiful daughters. We are so blessed to have you in our lives, then introducing Nikki to us! We will never forget her wonderful smile and how much she loved you. I always got a hug from Nikki when I visited her school. She was so sweet! One time I told her’ I did not see you in your class’ and she laughed and said that’s because I am the same height as my students. We love you.


MelIssa Wohlheter posted on 10/25/19

So very sorry to hear about Nikki's passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.


Quentin posted on 10/25/19

To The Nikki Hreha Family, It is with my deepest sympathy and compassion that I Express my heartfelt condolences to your family during this difficult time and to her husband and children..I never met Nikki but her memories will live on through her family


Laura Pugh posted on 10/25/19

God be with the family in their time in need. As you call your beautiful Angel home.. My she be in peace.. And pain free.


Kareb Greco posted on 10/25/19

I am so sorry. My heart aches for all of you.


Kim Palmer posted on 10/25/19

Rip.u Will be missed


James M Helter posted on 10/25/19

Helter’s are with you! Nothing I can say will ease your pain. We pray for you all and love and cherish you deeply.


DawnFrizzell posted on 10/25/19

My daughter savanna truly loved Mrs.Hreha. She was a very sweet lady . Sending prayers to the family in this difficult time. Love the Frizzell family


Kateleen Martin posted on 10/25/19

You’re were such a great teacher, I will never forget when the class made you mad one day, and we made you better by calling you a tomato. You will be missed I’m glad heaven got another amazing angle. Class of 2021 Miss you, Kateleen Martin


Hannah Katicich posted on 10/25/19

I remember working the concession stands with you and the kids, it was so much fun! I’m gonna miss you so much. Rest easy Mrs. Hreha, you were a phenomenal human being.


Padraic Shaw posted on 10/25/19

My condolences to all regarding this tragic loss. My eyes teared up reading the obituary. It sounds like heaven just got much brighter, so I light this candle to make up for void here in this realm. I offer peace, love, and comfort to everyone whose lives she touched and impacted. I am truly sorry for your loss.


Kassidy posted on 10/25/19

I’m so sorry for you lost. Least your In a better place now instead of suffering with all this pain god bless you and your family.


Carrie Nedele posted on 10/25/19

I am deeply saddened to hear about Nikki passing. Praying for her husband, daughters and family.


Lori and Rich Garber posted on 10/25/19

Aaron, our thoughts and prayers are with you, the girls, and Nikki’s entire family, we feel so happy and fortunate we were able to meet such a wonderful person, God bless you all, and stay Hreha Strong!


Jazmine Sanders posted on 10/25/19

May you rest easy and you will be deeply missed!


Matt, Bindy, JD, Cole, and Macy Lancaster posted on 10/25/19

Aaron, Reese, and Regan, we are so sorry for your loss. She was so courageous and inspirational. She positively impacted everyone who knew her. All our love and prayers.


Jeff, Lori, Bailey & Colbey McBeth posted on 10/25/19

The McBeth family sends our deepest condolences to the Hreha family. Please know our thoughts and daily prayers are with all of you.