Erica A. Hintz

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1609 Conwell Ave. Willard OH 44890 4/12/2016 14:00:00

1609 Conwell Ave. Willard OH 44890 4/13/2016 11:00:00

Erica A. Hintz, age 45, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on July 24, 1970 in Willard, Ohio to Merle and Sherry (Conger) Gibson. Erica was a 1988 graduate of Willard High School, and managed the Dollar General Store in Plymouth. She was a member of the Christian Alliance Church and enjoyed traveling, baking, photography, zoos, and her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Tom Hintz, whom she married on June 28, 1994; 3 sons, Seth Stephens of Plymouth, Jarred Hintz of Plymouth, and Austin Hintz of Plymouth; 2 daughters, Jerrica Stephens of Mansfield, and Jessica Hintz of Plymouth; 3 grandchildren, Aubree, Kaylee and Ashlyn; parents, Merle and Sherry Gibson of Willard; 2 sisters, Alicia Lofland of Willard, and Andrea Gibson of Willard; 6 nieces and nephews, Jeremy, Ashley, Kassidy, Logan, Morgan and Paxton; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jeannette and Gerald Hintz of Willard.
She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; and a son Ethan Stephens in 2014.
Visitation will be at the Christian Alliance Church in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM where funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bart McKelvey officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the family to benefit her children. Online condolences may be made at


Roger and Diane Stephens - Apr 12, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Sherry Long - Apr 12, 2016

So sorry to hear about this. Prayers and thoughts are in place for the entire family.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Apr 11, 2016

Please accept my condolences on Erica’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I am praying that our merciful Father comforts you during this most difficult time. RIP Erica.

Deborah (Montgomery) White - Apr 11, 2016

Sherry, I don’t know if you remember me….I grew up playing with dolls and running the neighborhood on West Avenue with Erica. We were together pretty much from sunrise to sunset. I have great memories of her. She was honestly my first friend in life! I moved off West Avenue just before starting school and lost touch with Erica, shortly reconnected in high school, but then lost touch again…..She was truly an angel among us and is now an angel with the Lord.

Sandi O'Brien - Apr 11, 2016

Sherry, I’m so so sorry about Erica. God bless you and her Family. Prayers are coming your way.

Joanna Jonas Welker - Apr 11, 2016

I am a friend of Clay and Carol Stephens. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all.

Pam and Paul KIng - Apr 11, 2016

So sorry to hear about Erica. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the pleasant memories of her sustain you now and going forward.

Ruth Myers Swander - Apr 10, 2016

Dear Jerry and Jeannette,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter-in-law. We will praying for you.
Larry and Ruth Swander

Cindy VanWagner-Alt - Apr 10, 2016

Captain Tom and family, Merle and family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of Erica. May God’s love and your special memories sustain you through the difficult days ahead.
God Bless,
Cindy Van Wagner-Alt
(Friend & dispatcher)

Carol Martin - Apr 9, 2016

Merle, Sherry and family –
Please accept my sincere sympathies – allow yourselves to accept the love and caring of those around you and the comfort only the good Lord can give.

Susan Tschanen Hamman - Apr 9, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Remember the day she was born we were in labor together. Many memories of her and Sharrilee and baton. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cherish the memories and the time spent with her till you meet again.

Bev Minich - Apr 9, 2016

I’m so very sorry to hear about Erica. Not that long ago, I was upset and at DG. She gave me a hug because “hugs always make us feel better.” Keep her words in mind, hug one another a LOT and take care of each other. She had a huge heart. No one knows why things happen the way they do, just be glad she’s in a much better place and out of this crazy world. One more Beautiful Angel in Heaven. She’s with Ethan again. God be with you all. I don’t have the right words to describe how my heart breaks for all of her family. God bless. My prayers are with you.

Tracey Strong - Apr 8, 2016

My deepest condolences on the loss of my classmate Erica. May god bless you all and wrap his arms tightly around you in your difficult time. I hope you all have some comfort in knowing that she is with the angels now and not suffering anymore. God Bless. Tracey Strong

Melinda Kennard - Apr 8, 2016

I am so sorry. I feel I have know Erica my whole life. We play together all the time as kids, and went to church and Sunday School together. Erica was a beautiful person.

Ruth Ann Barber - Apr 8, 2016

Tom, family and police department,
So sorry for the loss of Erica. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Sandy (High) Burkey - Apr 8, 2016

I am so sorry for loss. I went to H.S. with Erica and we were good friends in school. May God bless your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God bless .

Ned and Cheri Peddicord - Apr 8, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to your family.May the wonderful memories of Erica always remain in your hearts. Keeping your family in our prayers.

Denis & Roberta Rapp - Apr 8, 2016

Sherry & family we are so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace at this time. Your family is in our prayers.

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Apr 8, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of deep loss. Lean on the Lord for His strength. In God’s Love,

Jackie Eckstein - Apr 8, 2016

Merle & Sherry I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family at this most trying time.

Roger and Janet Hines - Apr 8, 2016

Jeanette and family. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Erica. May she now have eternal rest. Our thoughts and prayers are that all of you find peace and comfort knowing so many care for all of you.

Dee Ora Newcome - Apr 8, 2016

My deepest condolences to the family of Erica. May God bless and keep you in this time of loss.