Thanks, Mom


She changed your diapers, taught you to tie your work boots, watched as you rode a bicycle for the first time and eventually handed over the car keys. She guided you through life’s ups and downs and provided you the wisdom, courage and humor only a parent can. Chances are Mom has done so much for you, it’s almost impossible to thank her. Readers of all ages found a way to publicly share their admiration and say … Thanks, Mom, for …

… for the wonderful designer one-of-a-kind outfits that you made for me while I was going to school.

Sherry Gerber

Wooster, Ohio

Mom is Shirley Iceman

… for the letters you wrote while I was in the Navy (1956-57) serving aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.

Wayne Cooper

Fombell, Pa.

… for being my best friend.

Heather Alger

Ravenna, Ohio

Mom is Kathy Alger

… for love, courage, and faith in surviving your brain aneurysm. I thank God for you and I am proud to be your daughter.

Kristine Marra

Mentor, Ohio

Mom is Pat Kennedy, Lyndhurst, Ohio

… for everything you do for me and for always keeping our entire family together; we appreciate everything you do!

Christie Campbell

Suffield, Ohio

Mom is Linda Rufener

I was truly blessed the day I was born and looked up to see you as my mother.

Mary Ann Hawk

Minerva, Ohio

Mom is Lenora Gotschall

… for the weekend home-cooked meals, the love you have always had for me, and the confidence you give me to be the best.

Dan Zippay

Salem, Ohio

… for everything you do for me. I really appreciate it.

Nicole Keller

Louisville, Ohio

… for always listening to me and being there for me. I love you more than anything in the world.

Kurt Keller

Louisville, Ohio

… for giving Mike and I a fun day out of school making bacon for breakfast and canned spaghetti for lunch when “health-food” Dad was at work!

Christine Wallace

Columbus, Ohio

Mom: Alice Wallace, Columbus

… for showing me through your example what a great teacher is and for continually encouraging me to become a teacher.

Andy Trotter

Calcutta, Ohio

… For staying up late with me in the evenings and helping me with my bookkeeping homework when I was in high school, knowing you had to get up at 4:30 a.m. to milk cows every morning.

(I have been in banking for 34 years.)

Marjorie Minor

Salineville, Ohio

Mom is Sis Witherow, Salineville

… for always being there for me with all of your love and support, I love you!!

Mallory Reaser

Ravenna, Ohio

Mom is Jayne Reaser

… for letting Dad buy a new tractor.

Zachary Alger

Ravenna, Ohio

Mom is Ruth Alger

… for you are wonderfully and beautifully made. I am so thankful for you and your cinnamon buns.

Tamara Bolin

North Canton, Ohio

Mom is Rilla Gruber

…for being such a great grandma and cook.

Kenny and Randy Walters

McDonald, Ohio

…for four beautiful children and for being the answer to all my prayers.

Paul Wolford

McDonald, Ohio

… for teaching me everything I need to know about life, you are my world.

Marissa Hawk

Minerva, Ohio

… for everything you have done. From my heart to yours.

Brenda Bessell

Ellwood City, Pa.

… for giving me loving care and good help in life, for the wondrous ways you helped me go through life.

Cody Brown

Dundee, Ohio

… for being my plumber, electrician, cook, kitty-caretaker, gardening expert and tax authority – not to mention my favorite shopping partner, my role model, my anchor and my most precious friend.

Kristy Hebert

Ravenna, Ohio

Mom is Ruth Alger, Ravenna

… for being such a wonderful woman and the backbone of our family.

Jay Hebert

Mom is Ellie Hebert, Burlington, Conn.

… for making a home-cooked meal every night.

Stephanie Person

Spencer, Ohio

Mom is Beth Person

Even though we had many disagreements, you taught me the importance of God, family, country, cooking, baking and housekeeping and how important it is to have a career to fall back on. Thank you, Mother.

Patty Hughes

Ashtabula, Ohio

Mom is Mabel Getz Ferris, deceased

… for always putting my needs before your own.

Keturah Hamilton

Leetonia, Ohio

Mom is Deanna Hamilton

… for everything you have done for me over the years.

Jay Stanwood

North Lima, Ohio

Mom is Margie Stanwood

… for taking me shopping and getting my hair done, all the girl things.

Kristen Shircliff

Suffield, Ohio

Mom is Ruth Shircliff

“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.” (Proverbs 31:28-29.) Thanks for not going crazy even though I seemed intent on driving you there.

Michelle Botzenhart

Las Vegas, Nev.


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