Ann E. Ries, 71, of Mineral City, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022, in Hennis Care Centre of Bolivar following a sudden illness.

Born in Massillon, she was the daughter of the late William and Regina (Pilati) Ries and had graduated from college with an Associate Degree. Ann was a devoted single mother that lived for her children and her grandchildren. She loved God, gardening, sitting on her porch to watch the storms roll in, and baking with her grandchildren. She was most famous for her cinnamon rolls. When she was able, she loved to sing opera and dance to the oldies. Her passion for music and dancing forever lives on through her daughters.

Ann will be greatly missed by her daughters, Heather Ries of Mineral City and Tiffany Ries of New Philadelphia; her five grandchildren, Kayla Troyer, Isaiah Ries, Cael Weisen, Cheyanne Musick, and Arianna Mickey; her four great-grandchildren, Liam and Remington Troyer, Roman Joseph, and Paityn Evans; her sister, Rose Ries-Hummel and her brother, Michael Ries.

In addition to her parents, Ann is preceded in death by a sister, Lynn Ries, and a brother, William Ries.

In keeping with her wishes, Ann is to be cremated through the care of the Geib Funeral Center and Crematory at Dover. The family will conduct a celebration of Ann’s life on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 12 to 4 PM in the Buckeye Room, located inside the Interpretive Building at the Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Ann by visiting the funeral home’s website at

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 4462