Elizabeth Ann Carwile

August 05, 1940 ‒ October 19, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Elizabeth Ann Carwile, age 77, of Marion returned to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Marion General Hospital, after a brief illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

On August 5, 1940, Ann was born in Marion, OH to the late Delbert James and Bonnie Jean (Wasserbeck) Lichtenberger. She was immersed in the Christian community that would be her lifelong support from an early age, growing up and serving most of her 77 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marion where she served as Sunday School and Bible School Teacher, Choir Director, Organist and was involved with various women’s ministries and bible studies. Her most recent years have been spent worshipping at Marion First Church of the Nazarene, where she attended Sunday School and enjoyed fellowship with the Prime Time group.

Ann graduated from Pleasant High School in 1958 and later attended Ohio Northern University, where she received her teaching degree. She taught three years at Waldo School before she began to start a family. She later taught for a brief time at Marion Business College.

On November 24, 1960, Ann married Robert Lewis Carwile at Trinity Lutheran Church and he survives.

She is also survived by her sister, Janice Rice, Lexington, TN and brother, Douglas (Pamela) Lichtenberger, Marion, as well as daughters Teena (Darl) Snyder, Kirby, OH and Beth (Brent) Houdashelt, Marion and son, Jeff (Patty) Carwile, Marion. Her grandchildren were her absolute joy and they are: Joe and Jennie Snyder, Jenna and Shayna Houdashelt and Andrea and Evan Carwile. She was also blessed with her nephews and special niece, Amy Johnson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Kay Carwile, as well as her brother-in-law, Dennis Rice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s honor to The Salvation Army, St. Jude’s Children Hospital or The Marion First Church of the Nazarene’s Children and Youth Programs.

Vitiation will be held at The Marion First Church of The Nazarene, 233 W. Church St., Marion, Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11 am until a 1 pm memorial service with Pastor Johnny Edler officiating.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Ann’s family.  Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • We are deeply saddened for the loss of your dear loved one Elizabeth Ann Carwile.
    May the God of all mercies provide comfort and peace to your family during Your difficult time in the days to come. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  • Teena, I am saddened by the loss of your mother. My love and prayers are with you and your family.

    Lisa Selman-Holman

  • Teena & family,
    may God wrap His arms around you and bring you comfort like only He can. I will miss talking with Ann so much. She impacted my life in a special, special way. My prayers are with you now & in the days ahead.

  • To all of you. I am so very sorry for the lose of your wife, mother, and a friend. Ann was my second mom growing up. Taking care of me when I was at your house. I miss those times, life was simple. Ann is a great woman and will always be in my heart with all the great memories. God bless and love all of you

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Ann was a beautiful person. I hope you take comfort knowing she is in Jesus’ arms.

  • I thought the world and all of Ann. It was my blessing to have known her at Trinity Lutheran, where we were in choir together. I consider our loss to be Heaven’s gain, but she leaves behind many of us who will miss her dearly. My condolences to all of Ann’s family and friends.

  • So sad for the loss of Ann, she was very loved by our Sunday School class and it was always a joy to me whenever she and Bob would share things with us . Praying for Bob and family.

  • Love and condolences to all the family. Heaven gained a wonderful lady today. She is greatly missed.

  • Jeff
    So sad to see you lost your mother. Even though she is rejoicing in heaven the void she leaves is hard for us. God Bless you and your family.

  • Beth, I just found out that our mothers were friends through the Nazarene church and their Prime Time group. My mom was also saddened by her loss and we all will be praying for your family. We have some understanding of what your family is going through having lost our dad 2 years ago. Comfort is what we will ask for at this time.

  • Thoughts and prayers for comfort to the Carwile, Houdashelt, and Snyder families. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you all during this difficult time.
    “Maw maw Molly” Houdashelt

  • Wonderful lady. I worked at Big Bear stores for over 25 years. Ann was always a customer i remember fondly. Heart felt condolences to the family. God blessed you with a great lady.