Bobbie Ann Rimer, 65, of New Philadelphia died Friday, March 16, 2018, in Union Hospital at Dover, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on January 15, 1953, in Union Hospital, Bobbie was a daughter of the late Robert Nelson and Faye Elizabeth (Carlisle) Meese. Bobbie was a 1971 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and on February 10, 1973, married the love of her life, David Rimer. Together the couple raised two children and shared in 45 years of marriage.

Bobbie loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed caring for her home, babysitting, spending time outdoors at her pool and tending to her Koi pond. She also loved vacationing at Myrtle Beach. Above all, she loved being with her family and attending the sporting events and activities of her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Bobbie is survived by their children, Benjamin (Tracy) Rimer and Robyn (Brett) Porter all of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Justin and Olivia Rimer and Nolan Porter; her brother, William (Madge) Meese also of New Philadelphia and her beloved dog, Cooper. Completing the family are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by a niece, Melanie Sims.

The family will greet guests on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Don Perks will lead a service celebrating Bobbie’s life in the funeral home’s chapel on Thursday at 10:30 AM. Burial in the Evergreen Burial Park will follow. A meal and fellowship will be shared in Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia following services. The family requests memorial contributions in Bobbie’s name be directed to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622