Stella Mae Stutler, 73, of Tuscarawas, went home to be with the Lord on January 8, 2019 in Union Hospital at Dover following a recent illness.

A daughter of the late Henry Earl and June (Tompkins) Roach, Stella was born December 25, 1945 at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Stella graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1964. Then on December 31, 1965, she married the love of her life, William Keith Stutler and together the couple raised two children, Bill and Angel.

She was an active member of LifeWay Church at New Philadelphia and was even more active with the church food pantry. Along with her husband, Bill, Stella volunteered countless hours overseeing the food pantry to see that others were cared for. In her spare time, Stella could often be found relaxing in her swing on the back porch. Most of all she cherished her grandchildren and supporting them in their various activities and events.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bill Stutler; her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Melinda Stutler of New Philadelphia; a daughter and son-in-law, Angel and Scott Pennington of Bolivar; her grandchildren, Ashton (Zane) Cunningham, Tyler and Carter Stutler, Mikala (Nick) Harding, Cole (Kali) Myers and Zac, Amber, Riley and William Pennington; her great-grandchildren, Natalee, Jenson and Jackson Cunningham, Hudson and Grayson Harding and Brooke and Payton Myers; two sisters, Wendy (Jim) Ford and Hallie (Ashley Bixler) White both of New Philadelphia; a niece, Heather (Mike) Denham and a nephew, Jay (Sharon Carico) Ford.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Casey White.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Stella’s life will be held on Friday, January 11, 2018 at 11 AM in LifeWay Church at New Philadelphia with Pastor Larry Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. Following the committal service, a luncheon will be held in the church.

Contributions may be made in Stella’s memory to LifeWay Food Pantry, 742 Cookson Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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

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5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

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