Faye Garverick

January 18, 1944 ‒ May 11, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Faye Garverick, age 72, of Marion, walked into the loving arms of our Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Kobacker Hospice House in Columbus following a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Faye was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on January 18, 1944. The fifth of seven children of the late Robert and Eunice (Robertson) Bowman, she graduated from Bentonia High School, in Bentonia, Mississippi and attended Delta State College in Cleveland, Mississippi. While attending Delta State College, she met her husband Harry Garverick. They were married on December 27, 1963 and spent 52 years together. Faye dedicated her life to raising her three children Candice (Randy) Kantzer of Marion, Elizabeth (Steve) Wenzel of Springboro, and Todd (Shanna) Garverick of Marion.

A dedicated mother and grandmother, Faye loved spending time with her children and grandchildren attending all of their activities and rooting them on at their sporting events. Faye was very creative and worked as a floral designer/manager for Hemmerly’s Flowers for 15 years. After moving to Ada, Ohio she worked at Carol Slane Florist for 5 years. Faye’s love for flowers also lead her to design flowers for weddings and to selling her floral designs at Staghorn in Powell, Ohio. Faye retired from the floral design business but continued to design for her family and friends for years.

Faye was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Marion, where she enjoyed attending women’s Bible study. She also enjoyed her visits with Pastor Rick Farmer over the past several years.

Loyal, faithful and loving are words that describe Faye. She dedicated her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. Some of her most cherished moments were spent with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Faye was always the consummate southern belle, gracious, determined and her family’s steel magnolia.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Harry Garverick of Marion, her three children, and seven grandchildren Lauren, Hannah, and Grant Kantzer, Katie, Tyler, and Colin Wenzel, and Drew Garverick; five siblings; Robert (Olivia) Bowman, Ruby Alexander, Shirley (Robert) Churchwell, Curtis (Della) Bowman, and Riley (Judy) Bowman and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Including her parents; Faye was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine (Bowman) Clark and niece Melissa (Bowman) Griffin.

Visitation will be held on Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center St., Marion from 3PM to 5PM; Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1PM with Dr. Richard Farmer officiating; Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery.

If so desired donations may be made to the Kobacker Hospice House, 800 McConnell Dr, Columbus, OH 43214 or Cancer Strategic Support Fund at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, 660 Ackerman Road, 6th Floor, Columbus, OH 43218-3112.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Garverick Family and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • Harry & Family
    Our thought’s and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Gerald & Judy Gardner

  • My deepest sympathy Harry, to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Faye was such a lovely person.Our thoughts and prayers are with you Harry and your family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and help guide you through.
    Shelly & Greg DePuy and Family

  • Harry and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing, but we are confident that she is now with her Lord. She was a special lady in every way, beautiful both inside and out.
    We pray that you will know God’s peace and comfort as you grieve, and also as you focus on the wonderful memories that you’ve made as a family.
    You all will remain in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  • Dearest Coach Garvarick and family, most sincerest condolences on your loss. May God keep you and may your wonderful memories sustain you. Connie Roeder and family. (Formerly Mrs. Garry Schaffer)

  • Dearest Coach Garverick and family, most sincerest condolences on your loss. May God keep you and may your wonderful memories sustain you. Connie Roeder and family. (Formerly Mrs. Garry Schaffer)