Ethel I. Garver

March 16, 1923 ‒ June 25, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

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, fourteen 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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  • Will always remember Ethel as a hard worker, both on the farm and at Therm- O-Disc. Her hobby was cooking and baking , and she was the BEST. Will remember many Sunday dinners at her table. Marilyn, Shirley, and Ron, you are in my prayers. Dennis

  • Our condolences to Marilyn, Shirley and Ron. Remember your mother well, and always remember the “good food ” she always had when we visited. She will be missed by many.

    Alan, Linda, Jeff and Eric Squires

  • So very sorry for the passing of Ethel, remember playing cards with her and going on trips w/the Sr. Citizens, and her wonderful pies and rolls she made on different occasions, only good thoughts of her. Many blessings and prayers.

  • Marilyn, Shirley, Ron our condolences to you. We will always remember your mother as so friendly and easy going who enjoyed her family. Our prayers are with you and all of Ethel’s family.
    •”What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

    Joe & Carol Gallion

  • Shirley:

    I was sorry to heard the news about your mother. You will never loose the wonderful memories of her. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • No matter the age–it’s not easy to give up our Mamas and Grandmas. May love be what you remember most!

    Rachel Blevins

  • Dear Shirley,
    Sending you and your family my deepest condolences. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom whenever our paths crossed.

    Will share part of my favorite memorial verse, as this is how I feel it is.

    And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,
    … I will be there …. I love you … Mom


  • Shirley, Wes, Stacy, Braxton, Jaxon and Maddux;

    My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow! I know she is very proud of all of you and will be truly missed. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to let me know! With lots of love from your southern family!!!