Tonia D. Whiting

September 22, 1959 - November 7, 2020
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Tonia D. Whiting, age 61, of Bolivar, stepped away, early Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Born in Lisbon, Ohio on September 22, 1959, to the late Frank and Ruth Wolfe Henry. She graduated from Sarasota, in Florida and returned to the area to attend Malone College and graduated Walsh University. She later obtained her Ma…

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Tonia D. Whiting, age 61, of Bolivar, stepped away, early Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Born in Lisbon, Ohio on September 22, 1959, to the late Frank and Ruth Wolfe Henry. She graduated from Sarasota, in Florida and returned to the area to attend Malone College and graduated Walsh University. She later obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Akron University.

She was employed at Indian River School from 1981-1994 and then with Canton City Schools until her retirement in 2011, where she was a Special Education Teacher.

Those left behind are her husband, Don, a sister, Carol and Jerry Bodenmiller, Karl and Brenda Henry, and Jeff and Sharon Henry as well as numerous nieces and nephews and all who were touched by her.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 10-11 AM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Immediately following, a celebration of Tonia’s life and burial will take place in the Dover Burial Park.

“It is with extreme joy that I have had the pleasure of accompanying my soulmate on what has been a 29-year date and 27 years of marriage. This is the friend and wife who made me into a better man that I ever thought possible and it is with joy that my soul now shares you with the light.” Your beloved husband, Don.

A special thank you to Aultman Hospice for their loving kindness and amazing support during Tonia’s journey.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Born: September 22, 1959
Died: November 7, 2020

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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.

 

Dennis schiltz posted on 11/17/20

To don, family and friends! Tonia’s passing brought me sorrow as I’m sure it did to you as well, but it also brought back memories of my 13 years teaching with her at IRS. What could be a stressful job was often brightened by her presence!! I recall her being involved in a “Jail house rock” skit that took first place in the corporate cup competition! We should count our blessings of having known this wonderful lady!!

 

Erin Meek posted on 11/10/20

I am so lucky to have met you! I am sorry Don for your loss.

 

Carol Bodenmiller posted on 11/10/20

My wonderful sister Tonia. Although I live in Michigan and she in Ohio were able to stay connected by texting and phone. We shared many things but most recently we shared our love of painting. She would send photos of her most recent art and I would send my latest to her. The one I particularly liked was of a red barn and cardinals. She will be greatly missed. Hopefully she is still painting. Love you little sister. Carol

 

Jessica Fretenborough posted on 11/10/20

My Dear Aunt Tonia, I am so grateful that we were able to share so many years, and wonderful experiences with together. Ever since we were kids you were more like a big sister to me. Sharing ghost stories, secrets, and always making me feel loved and special. You are at peace now, and I know that your bright light will shine forever in the hearts and memories of all those you touched. I will forever hold you in my heart and cherish all the joyful moments we shared..

 

Mary Seaman posted on 11/10/20

Wonderful memories working with Tonia in Canton City Schools. Much love to her and her family....

 

Melanie Heist posted on 11/10/20

What a lady! She kept me laughing with her many stories and also many caring talks about our students in Canton City. Heartfelt sympathy, Melanie Heist

 

Velva Taylor-Seymour posted on 11/9/20

Tony and I met while working at Indian River School OYD. We continued to work in another field with children at Canton City Schools. Tony was a sincere and caring woman, I have had the utmost respect for, as she worked with the children. I will miss her.

 

Paula Schiro - Retired, Indian River posted on 11/9/20

Don and Family members: I am so sad to read the passing of Toni. I was lucky enough to know her in employment at Indian River and at a few events outside of work. She was such a great and kind individual. God Bless your entire family.

 

kim tomko posted on 11/9/20

My dear friend I will miss you so much. She was a very loving, caring, and fierce friend. We did so much together. She loved life. She made a difference in many students life. Her husband and her were soul mates and shared everything. She had a very big heart. She will forever be in my heart. Her lifes journey was short but touched all who knew her.

 

Melissa Sisson posted on 11/8/20

My sympathy to your family. I worked with Tonia in Canton City Schools and she was an amazing teacher. I remember her way with students & her ability to always help them feel calm. She made students her number one priority and treated them like her own. I will always remember her kindness. I am so sorry for your family. May she rest in peace.

 

Christie Duke posted on 11/8/20

My dearest Aunt Tonia will be missed greatly. I will always love you and will see you on the other side. Don, my heart breaks for you. Much love and prayers to you and all of her loving family. Love, Christie Henry Duke

 

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