Jill Harding

January 28, 1946 - February 4, 2018
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Jill A. Harding, age 72, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 while in the care of Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health. She will be remembered as a compassionate, humorous, and giving individual; her struggle to leave this world was because of her deep love f…

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Jill A. Harding, age 72, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 while in the care of Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health. She will be remembered as a compassionate, humorous, and giving individual; her struggle to leave this world was because of her deep love for her family and friends.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on January 28, 1946, Jill was a daughter of the late Jack and June (Welsch) Graham. She was a 1964 graduate of Dover High School and became an X-Ray Technician at Union Hospital.

At an early age, Jill had a passion for the game of tennis and won the area’s 1977 Singles Tennis Championship. In 1979, Jill was named Dover’s Young Woman of the Year. Following an injury, Jill traded in her racquet for a set of irons and drivers. She became passionate about the game of golf and enjoyed playing at Union Country Club and during annual trips with her girlfriends.

Jill and her husband, Dave, purchased the former Bassetti’s Restaurant in 1994 and opened The Pro’s Table Restaurant and Lounge at New Philadelphia. While the cuisine was Dave’s area of expertise, Jill operated the front of the house and made it her goal to ensure each guest was greeted with a warm hello and that their dining experience was excellent in all ways. The restaurant was her life and she cherished the many friendships made, not only with the patrons of the restaurant, but with the staff she served alongside.

Together, Jill and Dave enjoyed taking trips to Colorado Springs and Las Vegas, and enjoyed their home in Utah. Not only did Jill find compassion for humans, but had a very big heart for animals. She loved her pets deeply and cared for them as if they were her own children.

She leaves behind her siblings, Jackie (Eric) Day and Bob (Connie Rennicker) Graham; her nieces and nephew, Jill (Quinn) Conner, Traci (Troy) Wilkinson, Courtney (Matt) Judkins, John Graham, Lauren (Brian) Powell, Alyse (Gabe) Filippi and Katie Graham; her great-nieces and nephews, Cory and Kyle Abel, Alexis and Luke Wilkinson, Mattie and Jack Judkins, Carsen Graham, and Giuliana and Grayson Filippi; her step-children, Denise, David and Michael; step-grandchildren, Brandi, Blake, Natasha, Zaine, and Ethan; her friend, Jack Shores and many life-long friends.

In addition to her parents, Jill was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, David L. Harding.

A celebration of Jill’s life will be held during an open reception on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. McCombs, the staff of Union Hospital and the tremendous staff of Community Hospice for their care, compassion and love.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

A celebration of Jill’s life will be held during an open reception on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: January 28, 1946
July 10, 1951
Years gone by: Jill and her family lived around the corner from us, so it was easy to walk to her home. We played with cutouts, dolls and used the little pool. Jackie and Bobby were just little tykes. June, Jill’s mother, would make us a lunch and kool aid. Graham’s moved to Dover and I lost touch with Jill. But low and behold, after her graduation, she became one of my students in our Radiology Program. As a student, one of my memories is Jill getting her corvair stuck in the mud in the vicinity of what is now Giant Eagle. Another is the length of her white uniforms(no pants at that time) that had to touch the floor when kneeling on your knees. Of course, hers did not. Her explanation” I bought them like that.” She was not a very good seamstress. Jill worked a while as a rad. tech but left and became the “rock” and guiding force of the Pro’s Table. Just a bird’s eye view of her younger years.
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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.


Kelly Argento posted on 2/11/18

So sorry to hear of Jill's passing. Your family are in my thought and prayers


Donna posted on 2/10/18

To Jackie, Eric and Family- Prayers and hugs to all during this very difficult time.


The Lieser Family posted on 2/10/18

Everyone is our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. We have many wonderful memories at The Pros Table with Jill and Dave. May God Bless. Love and hugs to the family.


Alicia Thane posted on 2/10/18

So sad to here this. Jill you were Such a beautiful women who I looked up to and admired so much. When I was so young you gave me the chance to work for you at the pro's table and at that moment you made me part of your family. You brought me in and made me feel at home just as you did many others. I know you are remembered in so many ways and I will never forget your silliness and laughs that everyone could hear but you didn't want us to look like we were not doing our job!!!!! Thanks for being an amazing role model and taking me under your wing! You will be greatly missed my princess. ?


Judy farbizo posted on 2/9/18

Jackie & family. My deepest sympathy to you & your family. She was the face of the Pros Table. She was so kind & loved by all. She is at peace now. Prayers to your family.


Mary Beth Edwards posted on 2/9/18

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Always enjoyed seeing Jill and talking to her….she was a wonderful lady. Mike and Mary Beth Edwards and family


Rhonda Hurst posted on 2/9/18

Met Jill at country club retirement campus she was a very nice lady I will miss seeing her


Nancy (Harding) and Louis LaStarza posted on 2/9/18

Jill came into our lives over 35 years ago. She was an amazing woman, who made my brother so happy. Together they worked so hard. They built their business, and really loved what they did. They enjoyed many trips together. They also both loved the game of golf. Jill had heart that was so large. She was a classy, sincere woman, who always had a beautiful radiating smile. She loved her animals so much and I think they were her comfort. Heaven gained a special angel with Jill. I would like to think that David was waiting at heavens gate for her, and together they will journey to another adventure. She will be missed by all of us. My heartfelt sympathy and love to Jackie, Eric, Bobby and families. I am so sorry we cannot be with you today. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Joan and Gary Caviness posted on 2/9/18

Our most sincere condolences to Jill's family.


Ed & Pat Kossman posted on 2/8/18

Jackie: So sorry to read of Jill's passing. We extend our condolence and love to you and your family.


JOE WARTHER posted on 2/8/18

Pam and I extend to the family our sympathy


Sheila (miles) Donohoe posted on 2/8/18

I had the pleasure of working with Jill for many years, she was a very kind and beautiful person! The good lord just received a gem there! I LOVE YOU JILL! Rip!


Sharon Miller posted on 2/8/18

I will truly miss this amazing lady! I did not know Jill as long as the many friends she had but the moment I met her I knew she was a very special women! She became an instant friend who cared for everyone! May she Rest In Peace!


Mark and Jeanie Wagner posted on 2/8/18

Jackie, Bobby and families. So sorry to hear of Jill's passing. Our sympathy.


Bud and kathie judkins posted on 2/8/18

Jill was a very kind and and caring person .we were very happy to know her and spend many fun times with her and her family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to jackie and bobby and their families. Jill will always be loved and missed.


Matt Fisher posted on 2/7/18

Jill's spirit will always burn on.....I met Jill in the 7th grade and graduated with her from DHS in 1964. I will always remember her for the classy way she carried herself and the quiet and serene way that she connected with folks. but one never doubted her confidence and the fact that she was in charge. I also always admired her empathy and compassion for others. Jill made a difference and she will be missed.


CHRISTINE and Clare STEVENSON posted on 2/7/18

We extend our deepest sympathy to Jill's entire family. We knew her as a dear friend with a big heart not only to both of us, but to our family members as well. She always had a sweet smile and a friendly word for everyone. We will miss her. May all your memories bring you joy and laughter in the days to come. God's grace to all. With sincere sympathy Chris and Clare


Kim Fadeley and Danny Mosti posted on 2/7/18

Our deepest sympathies to Jill’s family - Jill was a very sweet person and treated our family like we were all family - she will be deeply missed.


Sue Toth posted on 2/7/18

Jackie and Tracey. I'm so sorry to hear of Jill passing. She was such a wonderful person. Know I'm thinking of you both.


Vic and Judy Stull posted on 2/7/18

Our deepest sympathy for the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love to eat at The Pro's Table.


Cherryll Murphy posted on 2/7/18

Jill was one of my favorite people...there wasn’t a time that I ever saw her that we didn’t laugh and enjoy each other. She will be so missed by everyone who was blessed enough to know her. My love and sympathy to her dear family.


Bill & Rita Fox posted on 2/7/18

Condolences to Jackie, Bobby and all Jill's family and friends. So sorry for your loss. Jill was a Dear friend as well as the Stepmom of my 3 children. Beautiful person inside and out. You will be so missed my friend. Love you, Bill & Rita Fox


Jory Maun DeWitt posted on 2/7/18

Mark ,Candy and myself are very sorry to hear of Jill's passing. Our thoughts are with Jackie, Bobby and families.


Jill Herman posted on 2/7/18

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I used to see Jill at The Pros Table and know her sister Jackie very well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Johnny and Susan Davis posted on 2/7/18

Our deepest sympathy to Jill’s family. We will always remember Jill as a warm and kind person. Our outings to her restaurants were made pleasant because of her care and hospitality.


Ben Cookson Family posted on 2/7/18

Jill, you will always be remembered for the love you showed our family at our frequent visits to your restaurant. Also, we couldn't have thanked you enough for compassion shown when our father passed away. You will always be remembered in our hearts.


Mari Kinsey posted on 2/7/18

Jill Harding was one of the most beautiful souls I had ever meet. Heavenly Father is gaining one incredible Angel back in his fold. She will be missed deeply.


Debby Norris posted on 2/7/18

Sending my deepest sympathy to Jill's family and friends.


Patty Michels posted on 2/7/18

So sorry for the loss of Jill, she was one classy lady, RIP Jill!!!!


Bev Brown posted on 2/7/18

Jackie, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister Jill. Please extend my sympathy to your family. Jill was such a sweet person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bev Brown


Michael green posted on 2/7/18

I love you Jill and I will miss you so much


Kathy Minnis-Hilderbrand posted on 2/6/18

Beautiful lady with a beautiful soul and enormous heart. Jill, you will be missed.


Brad Kollar posted on 2/6/18

So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family!!


Wynne Smith posted on 2/6/18

To Jackie, Bobby and family, Our sincere thoughts and prayers for your entire family. Jill was such a sweet, caring lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Jack was also a great companion for her. God Bless. Bob, Wynne and family


Denise Dow posted on 2/6/18

Our heartfelt condolences go out to all Jill's Family and Friends. She was such a kind sweet Lady! She will truly be missed! RIP Jill ? Paul and Denise Dow


Starlet Verhovec posted on 2/6/18

Bob and family I am so sorry for your loss she was an incredible woman with an amazing heart and I am beyond glad I got the chance to meet her! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Becky and Bob Horn posted on 2/6/18

Thinking of your family with deepest sympathy. May your many fond memories bring you peace.


Sherry Incarnato posted on 2/6/18

Sending our heart-felt sympathy to Jill's family and friends We will all miss her beautiful smile and graciousness !! Nick and Sherry Incarnato


Patty Knisely posted on 2/6/18

Jackie, Jill and Family you have my deepest Sympathy on your loss. Patty K


Daryl J Jackson & Family posted on 2/6/18

The woman that always had a beautiful smile on her face everytime I saw you...may you ride on Angels wings...Godspeed


Alan & Georgie Johns posted on 2/6/18

Jackie, Eric and family. So sorry for your loss.You have our heartfelt sympathy.


Beckie Everett Goudy posted on 2/6/18

My heartfelt sympathy Jackie, Bobby and family. The world has lost one of the kindest, most caring persons I have ever known. Besides knowing Jill from the restaurant, I spent time with her, Jack,Tammi and Robert. She was always a joy to be around. May God give you peace knowing that she is now healed.


Spence and Carol Edie posted on 2/6/18

We are so sorry to hear about Jill she was a remarkable lady, I will never forget all the times at the Pro's Table how she always stopped to talk and make you feel good always had something nice to say. Rest in Peace Jill. Our Prayers go out to Jackie and Bob and family.


Karen(Beitzel)Welch posted on 2/6/18

I have known Jill most of my life. We were neighbors and went to grade school together. She was truly a remarkable person who will be missed deeply. Keeping Jackie, Bob & the family in my thoughts and prayers.


Dottie and John Shott posted on 2/6/18

So sad to hear about Jill's passing . Jill was a wonderful kind person and so glad I got to know her .Jackie and family you have our sympathy and may Jill Rest In Peace. God has another beautiful angel. Dottie and John Shott


Tim and Mary (Grafe) Meiser posted on 2/6/18

To all the family and friends of Jill! Hugs to each and everyone of you in the loss of Jill! She was a beautiful person inside and out. We enjoyed eating at the Pro's Table, she always stopped and chatted at each table. " Fly High Jill" you will be missed by many and loved by all With the Deepest Sympathy Tim and Mary Meiser


Laura Armstrong posted on 2/6/18

Rick and I are saddened to hear of Jill's passing. I worked many years with her and had alot of great times. She always made me laugh. Rest in peace beautiful lady. Rick and Laura Armstrong


Pam and John posted on 2/6/18

Memory Eternal, Jill


Susan (Dreher) Kollar posted on 2/6/18

Jackie, Bobby, and families. I'm so sorry to hear about Jill. She will be sadly missed. You all have my deepest Sympathy.


Peggy Pritz Trolio posted on 2/6/18

Truly saddened to hear of Jill’s passing. She was a kind and friendly neighbor, and I enjoyed our frequent chats. My sincere condolences Jackie and to all of her loving family. My thoughts and loving prayers are with you. My our precious Lord help ease your painful loss and grief at this trying time. God blessings to all of you.


Amy West posted on 2/6/18

Prayers for family and friends with such a great loss of a wonderful person.


Connie posted on 2/6/18

In loving memory of your kind heart


Mary Richard posted on 2/6/18

So sorry for your loss she was such a nice person.


lori armstrong posted on 2/6/18

ken and lori armstrong


Robert & Tammi Everett posted on 2/6/18

The world has truly lost a fine lady, a class act and sadly, our family lost a close friend. Jill was always someone who had a brought joy to every occasion, full of fun, love and laughter, regardless of who she was with. Jill has been a part of our family for the past 2 years and she will be sorely missed. We send our thoughts and prayers to Jackie, Bob and their families. Although our hearts are broken, our comfort is knowing Jill has gone home is no longer suffering and at peace......we love you Jill!