Prior to joining the Geib family, Melanie worked at the Dover Huntington Bank for 29 years until retirement in 2004. She is a naturally caring person who tends to the needs of immediate family members on the day of the service.
Melanie, the daughter of Clare and the late Theresa Blauch, is a lifelong resident of the Tuscarawas Valley; she was born in Dover and spent her childhood and teenage years in Sugarcreek, where she graduated from Garaway High School in 1966.
Melanie and her husband, retired Dover Police Captain David Archer, have resided in Dover since they were married. Melanie and Dave have two sons, Kelly (Cindy) Yoder of Baltic and Bryan Archer of Westerville and four grandchildren, Miranda, Alyssa, and Bianca Yoder and Kaylyn Archer.
When Melanie is not greeting visitors at Geib or teaching Sunday School at the Zion United Church of Christ at Baltic, she is playing with her grandchildren or enjoying motorcycle riding with her husband and members of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
Melanie says, “I have always worked with people, and after retiring from my career in banking with Huntington, I missed the daily interaction with people,” Melanie said. “The Geib family and staff are friendly people, dedicated to helping others in the community, and I wanted to be a part of that.”