Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

Trisha Lynette Simmons of Warsaw, Ohio, April 19, 1970 – April 20, 2019

Trisha Lynette Simmons, 49, passed peacefully at her home on Saturday April 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was a woman of faith who loved the Lord and all of His creation. She was born April 19, 1970, in Mount Vernon, a daughter of Timothy (Sandy) Veatch and Nola I. (Scoles) Veatch.
A Celebration of Life service for Trisha will be held at 11am, on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Life-long friend David Fogle will officiate. Family and friends may call from 5pm-9pm, on Thursday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
All who knew Trisha were aware of her charismatic personality that could light up a room and make you laugh because she was so full of life. She loved her family dearly, her animals and “sunrises, sunsets and sandy beaches”. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville in the Cardiac and Critical Care units.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Doug Simmons, whom she married August 3, 1990; her mother Nola and father Timothy; her children Tanner Simmons and MacKenzie Simmons; her sister Kimberly (Brian) Simmons; nephew Taylor Simmons; nieces Caitlyn Simmons and Zeaven Veatch; several great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Joey Lynn Simmons and Tammy Stahl and mother-in-law Sharon White.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Chaney and Ruth Veatch and Royal and Irene Scoles; father and mother-in-law, Gerald and Sandy Simmons and brother Shane Veatch.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal or humane society or Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.


Maria M. Meek of Newark, OH, January 19, 1949 – April 21, 2019

Maria Meek, beloved mother and wife, passed away on Easter Sunday, surrounded by her children and husband. Maria was born in Torreon, Mexico, grew up in Juarez, Mexico, and moved to El Paso, Texas for work as a young woman, where she met and married a man who brought her to Ohio.

She spent her working life at Holophane, where she made life-long friends and met her second husband, who would be by her side until the end. Maria was a magnificent gardener and created a symphony of color with flowers in her back and front yards. She could spend hours working in her yard. She was also a devoted animal lover, but had a particular affinity for cats and rescued many throughout her life, including her current favorite, Oscar, who had lived at Holophane until mom brought him home.

She will be profoundly missed, but we are grateful for every minute we had with her.

She is survived by her husband, David Meek; son, Gary L. O’Brien, Jr.; daughter, Shannon (David Spencer) O’Brien; brothers, Antonio (Eva) Frayre, Eddie (Rosa) Enriquez, Robert (Eva) Enriquez, Frank Enriquez; sisters, Patty (Fred) Hurtado, Yolanda (Carlos) Cordova, and Sylvia (Gerardo) Gamboa; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In accordance with Maria’s wishes, there will be no public services at this time.

For those who wish to remember Maria, please consider a donation to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive, Heath, OH 43056.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.