Virginia Deeds

June 28, 1934 - May 10, 2019
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Virginia W. Deeds, 84, of Dover, a wife, mother, and loving grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home on May 10, 2019, following a lengthy period of declining health.

Born in Newark, Ohio, on June 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Nelson and Nell Elizabeth (Hoover) Wi…

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Virginia W. Deeds, 84, of Dover, a wife, mother, and loving grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home on May 10, 2019, following a lengthy period of declining health.

Born in Newark, Ohio, on June 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Nelson and Nell Elizabeth (Hoover) Williams.

After graduating from Newark High School in 1952, Virginia graduated from White Cross Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She worked for Berea Hospital, White Cross Hospital, Union Hospital, and Dr. Gedaldig’s office as a registered nurse.

She was devoted to her family. Virginia gave selflessly of her time, talent, and energy to care for her husband, four children, and grandchildren.

She was an active member at the First United Methodist Church in Dover where she served in a variety of capacities including the board of trustees, the Methodist Women, the finance committee, and the staff-parish committee. She also enjoyed social functions with her dear friends of the Jr. Clionians club, the Union Hospital Auxiliary, and the Women’s golf league at Union Country Club. Additionally, she served on numerous area boards including the YMCA, T-4-C, United Way, the Adams Board, and the Tourist Club.

Virginia was married for 63 years to the love of her life, the late Charles L. Deeds, who preceded her in death on February 21, 2019. From a young age Virginia was a kind, determined and hard-working person. With Charlie, she established and achieved many goals over a good, long, and balanced life. She had a sweet smile and pleasant demeanor.

She will be deeply missed by her four children, Melinda S. Deeds, Ginger D. (David) Giesen, C. Jason (Erin) Deeds, and Stephanie D. (fiancé, Rob Stewart) Sanda; 11 grandchildren including William (Sarah) Giesen, Taylor (Tyler) Scofield, Kathleen (fiancé, Dennis Holowaty) Deeds, Claire (Kellen) Blomquist, Charles J. Deeds, Thomas Giesen, Megan Deeds, Mary Deeds, Abigail Sanda, Chase Sanda, and Bridget Deeds; 2 great-grandsons, Jayden and Brooks Giesen; her sisters-in-law, Joan Mortimer of Zanesville and Mary Jane Williams of Nevada; brother-in-law, Bill Shera of New Jersey; her brother, Ted (Connie) Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her brother, Warren Williams; her sister, Jean Shera; and her son-in-law, Joseph Sanda.

The community is invited to visit with one another and Virginia’s family in the Geib Funeral Center, 5600 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622, on Friday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Virginia’s life, with Pastor Dave St. Aubin officiating, will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The service will begin at 10 a.m., with visitation 30 minutes prior to the service. Both will take place in Dover’s First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow in Dover Burial Park.

Memorial contributions in Virginia’s memory may be directed to the Dover First United Methodist Church, 1725 N. Wooster, Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 10:00 am

Dover First United Methodist Church


1725 North Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Dover First United Methodist Church


1725 North Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Dover Burial Park


N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Dover First United Methodist Church

1725 N. Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622

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Born: June 28, 1934
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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.


Lowell and Marsha McClanahan posted on 6/10/19

Ginni was such a good friend the years we lived in Dover. I feel an emptiness now that she and Charlie have passed. What a great couple. Our sympathy to all the Deeds.


Shelley Koerber posted on 5/31/19

Jay and family,I am so sorry for your loss,she and your dad were wonderful people,know that your in my thoughts and prayers,my deepest sympathy. Shelley Koperber JNJ Supervisor


Scott Holdsworth posted on 5/21/19

Mrs. Deeds was one of the classiest women I’ve ever known. She raised a wonderful family and was the ideal partner for Charlie - and those were not small jobs. She will be missed!!


Frank Alesiano posted on 5/18/19

To Jason and the entire Deeds family, I'm sending my sincere sympathy. Although I was shocked to hear of her passing, i know she lived a good meaningful life.


Fondly, Kay Davis of North Canton, Ohio posted on 5/18/19

My heartfelt sympathy to the Deeds family on the passing of your Mother and not so long ago, your Father. I have many fond memories of days and evenings spent with them when we lived in Dover during the late 60's. Both were indeed very special and I know all you children are very special too. I remember when you were young and played with my sons, Jay and Kent! God Bless each of you and may your memories give you comfort!


Brian Levengood posted on 5/18/19

To the Deeds family, So sorry for your loss. Great memories of your mother always concerned with how cold I would get checking the gas well at the farm during the winter. Always wanted me to warm up with tea or coffee.


June Contini posted on 5/18/19

My sympathies and prayers for your family. I have wonderful memories working together with your mom at the YMCA board projects. Such a beautiful woman inside & out. May her soul Rest In Peace


Katie Deeds posted on 5/17/19

Forever thankful for your love, Grammy. Rest peacefully in your eternal heavenly home. May God bless you & keep you & give grandpa an extra squeeze for me. Love you, always.


Colleen Petro posted on 5/17/19

Katie and the whole Deeds family, Sending you love, prayers and God’s comfort during this time of great loss. All our love, Colleen & Drew Petro


Randy and Sharon (Williams) Park posted on 5/17/19

May GOD bless your family with His Comfort...healing your sorrow over your loss of your mom and Grandma... my dear Aunt...sending you hugs and love, Randy and Sharon


Helen Pfeiffer posted on 5/17/19

I was sorry to hear of Ginny’s passing. I alway enjoyed talking with Ginny. She was such a kind and thoughtful lady. She will be greatly missed. Your family has my condolences. God Bless. Helen Pfeiffer


Jim Mizer posted on 5/17/19

To the Deeds family: So sorry to read of Ginnys passing. She was certainly a wonderful person. Always enjoyed any time spent with her on committees and at church. Sorry I cannot attend the visitation.


Ella Marshall posted on 5/17/19

Thoughts & prayers are with you as you grieve a life well lived. Many memories of Ginnie as our lives crossed paths through the years. The memory most vivid is when she welcomed our 4-H Club into her home & showered kindness on each member as she spoke to them. She also helped with our club banquets & shared her knowledge with various projects. May your warm memories of your Mother & Grandmother carry you through this difficult time. Caring, Ella


Mike Patrick posted on 5/17/19

Jason and family Thoughts and prayers go out to your families. Your parents were both great people, they will both be missed by so many.


Cheryl Perry Brown posted on 5/16/19

So sorry for your loss, your mother was a wonderful woman. I always loved being around her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!


Linda Rini Weber posted on 5/16/19

Jay, Steph and Deeds family, You have our deep sympathy in the loss of your mom. She truly was a lovely woman. Our hearts are with you, Alice, Linda, Beth and Susan Rini


Sara Lehigh posted on 5/16/19

So sorry for your loss Stephanie and family. With Sympathy, Prayers, and Love. Sara and Brent Lehigh