Stefanie R. Risher

July 15, 1997 - May 20, 2019
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
Toni Hillyer
Alisa Warner
Alisha Cramblett
Sean McConnell
Jerry andTeresa Barrick
Kim palmer
Darwin Smith
Stacy Beatty
Robin Lee
Angela Lemasters


Stefanie R. Risher, 21 of Midvale, passed away May 20, 2019, following injuries sustained from an accident on Saturday evening.

Born in Dover on July 15, 1997, Stefanie was a blessing to her parents, Fredrick “Rick” D. and Lisa K. (Richardson) Risher, II, and the dear sister of Kayla Burcher.

In 2015, she gra…

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Stefanie R. Risher, 21 of Midvale, passed away May 20, 2019, following injuries sustained from an accident on Saturday evening.

Born in Dover on July 15, 1997, Stefanie was a blessing to her parents, Fredrick “Rick” D. and Lisa K. (Richardson) Risher, II, and the dear sister of Kayla Burcher.

In 2015, she graduated from Indian Valley High School and then continued her formal education at Aultman College, where she received her education to be an excellent x-ray technician.

Stefanie served in radiology at Affinity Hospital in Massillon when she completed her degree. Presently, she greatly enjoyed working at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in radiology.

Stefanie was a vibrant, energetic person who loved to surround herself with dear friends and her loving family. She greatly enjoyed playing on adult sports leagues throughout the community. The beach was where she found the most peace and greatest joy.

Additionally, Stefanie loved to on-line shop, mostly purchasing gifts for her friends, boyfriend, and dear nieces. She also was a lover of animals, and enjoyed being the proud parent of her dog, Barrett.

Most importantly, her faith was nurtured at the First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia where she committed her life to Christ.

Stefanie will be deeply missed by her parents who adored her, Rick and Lisa Risher of Midvale; her sister, Kayla (Chase) Burcher of Tuscarawas; her special nieces, Paisley Grace and Ella Marie Burcher; her grandparents, John and Bonnie Daughtery of Barnhill and Hoyt Richardson of Uhrichsville; her boyfriend, Tyler Alberts of Elwood City, PA; her aunts and uncles, Mike (Karen) Risher of Dover, Greg (Susan) Monticelli of Uhrichsville, Karen Chambers of Midvale, Theresa (Randy) Gray of Dennison, Diana (Jay) Henry of Uhrichsville, Jamie (fiancé, Susie Williams) Richardson of Uhrichsville, Danny Richardson of Dennison, David Richardson of Uhrichsville; her grandfather, Fred (Linda) Risher of Uhrichsville; and numerous cousins and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held in the Geib Funeral Center, 5600 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622, on Saturday, May 25, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Bartell officiating. The family would appreciate friends visiting with them at the funeral home to share stories and offer words of love and support in a casual gathering anytime following the service until 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Stefanie’s memory may be directed to either the Indian Valley Foundation, PO Box 171 Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629 or the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Everyone is encouraged to leave stories and photos of Stefanie on the Facebook page that has been set up in her memory: In Memory of our sweet sweet Stefanie.


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 11:45 am

End Time: 3:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Indian Valley Foundation

PO Box 171
Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629

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Born: July 15, 1997
Died: May 20, 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.


Toni Hillyer posted on 5/26/19

Love you Stef.


Kassidy posted on 5/26/19

I love you and miss you. You was a funny person and everyone is missing you right Rest In Peace Stefanie sorry for your loss to her family god bless.


Georgianne Turner posted on 5/25/19

Our deepest sympathy & prayers for your family. Helen Wilson & Family


Jodi royer posted on 5/25/19

So sorry for your loss. Prayera r with u.


Alisa Warner posted on 5/25/19

We will always cherish the time spent with Stefani the eve of her accident...the smiles and laughter she gave while we told stories about knowing her parents when they were younger. I could tell she enjoyed her job and her career choice as we shared which people we both knew in healthcare. She seemed content, happy and expressed love and gratitude towards her parents and sister. I remenber Rick and Lisa saying how proud and blessed they were with both their fortunate for her to hear and know this. She was truly loved and appreciated. We were fortunate and blessed to be in her presence that night...she will be missed. Thinking of you continually, Rick, Lisa and Kayla now and in the days to come.


Alisha Cramblett posted on 5/25/19

Dear Rick, Lisa, Kayla and extended family. My heart aches for you. May God comfort you and may you feel the love of those around you. You are in our hearts, minds and prayers. Our sincere condolences. Joel and Alisha Cramblett


Karen Steed posted on 5/25/19

No words can express the loss that we experience in the loss of a loved one. Lean on God's strength, his word, family and friends. Continued prayers for your family.


Sean McConnell posted on 5/25/19

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Risher family. Stefanie was a bright spot in my day when she was in my classroom. I have fond memories of her.


Debbie (Kopp) Krantz posted on 5/24/19

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.


Jim & Brenda Utter posted on 5/24/19

Our deepest love, prayers and sympathy are with all of you at this time. May God's grace and peace surround all of you.


Jerry andTeresa Barrick posted on 5/24/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Kim palmer posted on 5/24/19



Brenda and Doug Stafford posted on 5/24/19

Sending love, thoughts and prayers to all with the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin and friend. May the peace that passes all understanding sweep over your soul during this time of great loss.


Rita Hunker posted on 5/24/19

Rick and family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God fill your hearts with comfort and strength. Rita Hunker


Andrea Schneider posted on 5/23/19

May the Holy Spirit bring family and friends comfort and peace to your soul I'm Christ name we pray Amen


Woods Family posted on 5/23/19

Very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family


Jan Beitzel posted on 5/23/19

You have my deepest condolences. I know these next months will be hard, and I will pray for you constantly. Prayers from all my family and friends helped me greatly as I coped with losing my precious daughter, Joanna. As one mother to another who knows this pain, I’m sure it will be with us forever, but it’s up to us not to let it destroy us. My journey began December 6th, 2018, and it continues daily as I learn to live without my baby girl. God be with you, praying for all of you. Jan Beitzel


Darwin Smith posted on 5/23/19

Stefanie was a caregiver with Union Hospital. She always had a smile for her coworkers and her patients. We will miss her...


Stacy Beatty posted on 5/23/19

Lisa, Rick, Kayla I'm so very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.


Aliena Holt posted on 5/23/19

Our hearts go out to all of you ??... praying for peace that passes understanding. Love, Tim & Aliena Holt


Missy and Tommy Thomas posted on 5/23/19

Rick, Lisa, Kayla and words can help comfort you right now, but I am praying every day for you guys! Stefanie was a beautiful soul...and very loved. So very sorry!


Jeff and Kathy Brindley posted on 5/23/19

Find comfort in your memories and hold strong to your faith. A joyous reunion will one day be had! Peace be with all who love her.


Robin Lee posted on 5/23/19

Rick, Lisa, Kayla and Bonnie and John, Please know how sorry I am for the sudden loss of your special angel Stepahnie. She truly gained her wings by the way she shared her vivacious self to all who knew her...and her beautiful smile will never be forgotten as she lit up lives of so many many people. May the love of God wrap his arms around you all during this difficult time and carry you on.


Angela Lemasters posted on 5/23/19

Such a beautiful young lady that will surely be missed! Our thoughts are with you, Jeff and Angie Lemasters


Mindy Wagner and Family posted on 5/23/19

Our thoughts and Prayers to your family through this difficult time. May you find peace. There's no words to take away the pain, there is nothing that can take away your memories. God Bless You all


Karen (Picchetti) Gazdik posted on 5/23/19

Dear Risher Family, my heart broke hearing the loss of Steph. I will never forget that huge happy smile and the wave she gave every time she entered my classroom.....she would wave, smile, and say aloud....."hey....Good morning." Her eyes just showed what a fun and happy student she was with her many friends. She could light up a room with her smile and laughter. I am presently in Virginia, so will not be able to attend her Memorial Service, but am asking God to wrap his loving arms around each one of you for support and healing.


Nik Rose posted on 5/23/19

I know the young beautiful lady from the wedding of Kayla and Chase. I always remember her with a huge smile on her face! I am really sad about that loss. I wish her that she’ll never forget to smile even up there. Be an angel and watch over us. All condolences go out all the from Germany Nik Rose


Vern & Sue Dunlap posted on 5/23/19

So very sorry for your loss.


Tia Sims posted on 5/23/19

Praying for the family in this difficult time.


Danielle Brammer posted on 5/23/19

So very sorry for your loss! Prayers!!! Heaven has gained another angel!


Linda Williams posted on 5/22/19

I cannot put into words how heartbroken I am for all of you. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ??


Mallory Hutchison posted on 5/22/19

Rick, Lisa, Kayla, n family, What a beautiful young daughter n sister taken way to soon from a wonderful family. Our prayers n sympathy have been with all of you during these difficult times, you are all such amazing friends to my brother’s family in their difficult times n are loved so much. Hold onto your precious memories of beautiful Stephanie n try to surround yourselves with your family n friends that love you so much! God Bless, love n prayers, Ken n Mallory Hutchison


Ken and Caren McCauley posted on 5/22/19

So sorry for your family’s loss. The one thing I remember about Steph is her constant smile!ôi


Rich & Tina Dotts posted on 5/22/19

Steph brightened the room as soon as she walked in. We were truly blessed to have her work for us at our Atwood store. Heaven has gained an angel. God bless you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!


Holly Young posted on 5/22/19

You were such a kind, beautiful soul. I hope that you & your family find peace & that you rest in paradise. ?


Charlene (Cantrill) Hunt posted on 5/22/19

I am so sorry for your loss she will truly be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Cheryl Meese posted on 5/22/19

John and Bonnie, you were amazing grandparents to Stefanie and it was so evident how much she loved you. Hang on to all your precious memories. I love you guys ??


Cheryl Meese posted on 5/22/19

Rick and Lisa, Stefanie was a beautiful, kind, sweet young lady. and I can't imagine how much you'll miss her. I love you guys and praying God will strengthen and comfort you.


Linda posted on 5/22/19

So sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers.


Sandy Gallentine posted on 5/22/19

I am so sad. It just seems unbelievable that such a young a beauty young lady has been taken. I remember both the girls hanging out wit their Mom, when she taught 1st grade at Midvale Elementary. I am praying for the peace that only God gives, to be with family and friends.


Dave and Diane Ely posted on 5/22/19

Our deepest condolences to your family, may you find strength in the Lord during this difficult time.


Lauren Rose posted on 5/22/19

Risher Family, We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. The Millard Family


Terrie and William Calhoun posted on 5/22/19

There are no words. I only hope and pray that the memories you all shared together will help you get through your life’s journey without sweet Stephanie by your side. The loving caring family that I remember you to be only leads me to believe what a beautiful soul Stephanie grew up to be. I cannot imagine the void her absence will be for you all. God bless. RIP sweet Stephanie RIP. ?


Jill Roth posted on 5/22/19

We are all feeling your pain. She will always be remembered so fondly.


Corinthia Little posted on 5/22/19

I’m so sorry for your loss!! My heart is breaking for you!! She was such a pleasant girl! She always was so nice to everyone! ??


Lisa Willis posted on 5/22/19

Rick, Lisa, Kayla, and family, we are absolutely heartbroken for you. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember when you invited us down when Kevin was sick, and how he and the girls went up the big hill behind the school. He had the best time that day. We will forever cherish those memories. Love, Greg,Lisa, & Emily


Chantel Blankenship posted on 5/22/19

I’m so so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter! I did not know her, but I can feel everyone’s pain! My heart aches for you all! Death is not quite something I understand and I don’t understand why she was taken so soon! Just know you will get through this and you will be okay again not today, tomorrow or anytime soon.. but you will. I am 100% certain your daughter is in the arms of our king! Many blessings and prayers for your comfort during this time and forever.


Mike & Jill Cargnel posted on 5/22/19

Rick, Lisa and family, our hearts are broken for you, there are truly no words. We will continue praying for you all in this most difficult time.


Sherry Conway posted on 5/22/19

There are no words to take away the pain you all are very sorry for your heart goes out to all of you!


Ima Stansbery posted on 5/22/19

So very sorry for your loss what a terrible tragity my heart and prayers are with you.


Lori (Maxwell) Henry posted on 5/22/19

Lisa and family, I am so very sorry for what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. No words can comfort at a time like this, but I hope you find peace in your memories.


Heidy Hartrick posted on 5/22/19

I’m so very sorry for your loss...Rick, Lisa, Kayla and extended family. It’s hard to find the words for such a loss. Sending My deepest sympathy and prayers during this time. Love and hugs to you all!


Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 5/22/19

We are sending our deepest and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beautiful Stefanie, may the memories help to ease your pain. Fly High Stefanie


Heather Western Mahaffey posted on 5/22/19

Sending strength and prayers to you all as you go thru this difficult time


Bonnie Maculaitis posted on 5/22/19

Rick, Lisa, Kayla and family, Dave and I are so very sorry you are suffering so deeply from the loss of your beautiful Stephanie. Our hearts are broken for all of you and your extended family. May your hearts find peace in your beautiful memories. Her beautiful face and contagious smile will always be remembered. Our deepest sympathy. Dave & Bonnie Maculaitis


Juliet Rose posted on 5/22/19

Rick,Lisa and Kayla We are so sorry for your loss! Marty,Julie (Morrison) and Brandon Rose


Leigh Ann Rothacher posted on 5/22/19

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family! SOO sorry for your loss???


Elizabeth Hicks posted on 5/22/19

Dear Bonnie, My heart broke wide open when I read this! What a beautiful granddaughter whose life was cut short way too soon. I won't be able to be at Her Memorial service, but I am sending my love and Blessings to you and your entire family and praying for comfort from Our Wonderful Lord. God Bless all of you, dear friend. ?????