The Coshocton County Beacon November 22, 2017 - Page 37

THE BEACON 37 NOVEMBER 22, 2017 Meet Jessica Paisley LCC Class of 2018 Contributed | Beacon Amber Meiser and Justin Simm are engaged to be married Meiser, Simm engagement announced COSHOCTON - Amber Meiser and Justin Simm have announced their engagement. Amber is the daughter of Mike and Delmira Meiser. She graduated from Co- shocton High School and Ohio University. She is now a registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. Justin is the son of Bill and Kim Simm. He graduated from Hoover High School and the University of Mount Union. He now works for Atlas Moving Company. Th eir wedding is planned for May 11, 2019 at Z Barn in the Valley in New Phila- delphia. Contributed | Beacon Christmas for Kids to be held COSHOCTON – Th e third annual Christmas for Kids will be Sunday, Dec. 17 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Coshocton Community Cen- ter. Planned activities for sponsored chil- dren include pizza, drinks, and cookies, a holiday play put on by a local church, a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and pictures with Santa provided by Tina Blair. Th ey are looking for dedicated indi- viduals who would enjoy sponsoring a child or children in need for Christmas this year. If you can’t sponsor a child but would still like to help, volunteers are needed for baking goods, wrapping gifts, FOR SALE or to help at the event. To sponsor a child, select an “angel” from Diana Weller. Th e angel lists a name of a child, their age, and what the child likes. All gifts need to be dropped off wrapped and tagged by Dec. 15 to ITM Marketing, 470 Downtowner Plaza. Please make sure you have a small gift for your child to receive from Santa at the party. Th eir additional gifts will be sent home for them to open on Christmas morning. Contact Diana Weller at 740-202-0815 for additional information. Contributed | Beacon WE NEED LISTINGS! WE WILL SELL YOUR PROPERTY! $ 19,500 740-610-8167 Call Mike Mary Mason - Broker 740-502-5047 AGENTS REALTY & AUCTION SERVICE 23024 CR 621 (Next to Walmart) Coshocton, OH 43812 Email: 740-622-0700 • Fax: 740-622-6800 Sheri Fortune Nancy McFarland 740-610-7417 is so much in the history COSHOCTON - Jessica Pais- room of the library that I ley grew up in Zanesville, never knew about Coshoc- where she graduated from ton County! I had no idea Zanesville High School. all that was in there.” A tennis player in high Th is married, mother of school, she also played two sees Coshocton as a volleyball and she was in- great town and describes volved in Key Club as well it as “quaint.” “Everyone as the school’s ski club knows everyone” and feels and was a scholar in Latin. very safe here, stating, “I Following her graduation would not have stayed; in 1998, Paisley attend- bought a home and started ed Zane State College, a family if this isn’t where earning her Associate of I thought I would be in 50 Business Degree. She then Paisley years.” Th ere is “lots going attended Cincinnati Col- on,” she states, mentioning the festivals lege of Mortuary Science, receiving her and organizations. She feels Coshocton Bachelor of Mortuary Science in 2005. has a lot to off er and that the “vision is It was while working for a funeral home in Dayton, that Paisley received an there.” In order to make Coshocton County invitation to interview for a position with a stronger community, Paisley thinks Give-Dawson Funeral Home. She felt more people need to become involved it was an opportunity to return to east in day to day organizations. She wants central Ohio and began her career with to encourage others to take pride in their Given-Dawson in 2007. As Bob Given community and be their own voice as was looking to take a step back from the day to day business, he mentored Paisley well as the voice of others and stand up to manage the business, and 2012 she be- to “move the pendulum.” “We need to came the general manager of the funeral take care of each other, take care of our community; there’s too much hate in the home. In February 2017, Given-Dawson world, all we need to do is love one an- Funeral Home announced the addition other and show compassion,” she states. of her name to the business. “Jessica is Paisley was impressed by the number like family and we are very proud of her of people who referred her to Leader- and what she has done for the funeral ship Coshocton County, and she would home,” Bob said. Bill Given said, “Jessica encourage others to participate as well. has worked here for the last 10 years and She’s excited about what she will learn it’s time we add her name to the busi- about the community as well as learning ness.” what she has to off er the community. Paisley is a licensed funeral director; She said, “Th e networking and learning licensed embalmer and is also licensed about Coshocton; forming relationships to sell pre-arrangements. She describes so quickly at opening retreat,” have left her po sition as a “Jill-of-all-trades,” an indelible mark on her already. wearing many hats from housekeeping Contributed | Beacon to, driver of a hearse, to funeral arranger, and family counselor. As Paisley put it, “You’re helping someone at the worst time of their life.” She is a member of many professional organizations including National Funer- al Director’s Association; Ohio Funeral Director’s Association; Ohio Embalmer’s Association and the International Ceme- tery, Cremation and Funeral Association. Locally she is a member of Coshocton Elementary PTO as well as Leadership Coshocton County. Paisley had been referred to LCC in 2015 by Steve Dawson and again in 2017 by Kay Lane. She decided now was a good time to participate, as she wanted to learn more about Coshocton County as well as learn what she “is able to give back to Coshocton.” Th e recent program day on Coshocton History sparked Pais- ley’s desire to learn more, stating, “Th ere