Ethel I. Garver

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Ethel I. Garver

MOUNT VERNON: Ethel I. Garver, age 91, of North Concord Court, Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

She was born on March 16, 1923 in Chesterville, Ohio to the late Craven Wallace and Luemma (Mittchel) Squires. Ethel spent most of her lifetime as a resident of Fredericktown where she worked tirelessly on the family dairy farm. After many years of farming, Ethel was hired on as an inspector for Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield, Ohio where she eventually retired in 1985.

Ethel was known to most as a prize winning cook. She loved to bake and was exceptionally good at it, winning countless awards for her pies, cakes, rolls and canning goods from the Knox County Fair. She took great pride in baking and always enjoyed the smile it created when she handed a freshly baked pie to her family or friends. Ethel was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and the Fredericktown Senior Citizens. She will be missed dearly by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Richard) Ewers of Fredericktown, Shirley Snyder of Mount Vernon and Ron Garver of Fredericktown; six grandchildren, Casey (Nikki) Ewers, Justin (Beth) Ewers, Weston (Stacy) Snyder, Shelly Garver, Wesley (Christin) Garver and Carrie (Russ) Stewart; 14 great grandchildren, Cassius, Livian, Zayde, Conner, Braxton, Jaxon, Maddox, Cody, Brandon, Owen, Griffin, Sophia, Kendyl and Colin; and her sister, Gloria "Glow" (David) Moysi of Mansfield.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald Garver, five brothers, Fred Squires, Harry Squires, Don Squires, Guy Squires, Hoy Squires, five sisters, Eva Bockover, Alva Squires, Ruwe Squires, Wanda Bowers and Ola Heston.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Ms. Mary Blencowe will be officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions in Ethel's name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ethel I. Garver.


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Published in the News Journal on June 27, 2014
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