Gretchen A. Huvler

April 15, 1941 ‒ August 10, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

Gretchen A. Huvler, age 73, of Mohawk Street, Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at County Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. She was born on April 15, 1941 in Newark, Ohio to the late Truman and Nellie (Hacker) Fisher. Gretchen was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and the Fredericktown Garden Club.

In her earlier years Gretchen worked with her husband, the late Gene Huvler, take care of the family dairy farm. More recently she became a representative for Avon. Gretchen’s love for singing carried into her active role in the Knox County Christmas Cantata. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Scott (Teresa) Huvler of Fredericktown, Ohio, Yvonne (Terry) Welbaum of Gettysburg, Ohio, three grandchildren, Hunter Huvler, Hope Huvler and Judge Welbaum, a brother, G. A. (Janet) Fisher of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Gene” Huvler.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Dr. Gary Campbell will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Gretchen’s name may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Gretchen A. Huvler.

  • Dear Family, We were so sorry to read of the passing of Grecthen. Please know that we care and share your grief at this time. Grecthen had been a friend of ours in the past years. She was such a happy person and always with that pleasant smile. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    With Sincere Sympathy, Sam and Carleen Snell

  • My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. May the God of all comfort help to sustain you. “Draw close to him and he will draw close to you.” (James 4:8) May all your happy memories be a source of comfort as well.

  • So sorry for your loss. I have many memories about Gretchen and her family. Prayers for all..

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. In deepest Sympathy!

  • Scott, Yuvonne and family,
    You have my deepest sympathies. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss your mom pinching my cheeks and giving me one of her big hugs. No matter when or where or how old I got she always made time to love on me and ask how my family was doing. She will be deeply missed.

  • Scott, Yvonne and family!

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a delight to know and would never let me leave choir practice without a hug from her! She was one to turn to when you needed a pep talk!

  • Scott and Yvonne and family,
    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • You have our deepest sympathy to you and your Families. We have many memories of all the Fisher Family at the Mt. Gilead Church of the Nazarene.Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  • Our thought and Prayers are with you and your families at this time. We have memories of you growing up in Mt. Gilead Church of the Nazarene.

  • I am sorry to hear of Gretchen’s passing. I always loved to hear her sing,
    what a beautiful voice. I also remember the many times she would show
    my kids the dairy cows at the Morrow County Fair. You are all in my
    prayers at this difficult time.
    Anna (Simpson) Beam

  • I was saddened to hear of the passing of Gretchen. I remember her always friendly cheering face and her exhuberance for life. She always had an encouraging word for all she came into contact with. She loved watching her grandchildren compete in their activities and followed them no matter how badly she felt at the time. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

  • So sorry to hear of Gretchen’s passing. My heart goes out to you her family! I met her about 20+ years ago and we always talked about our families! She was so proud of hers and her eyes would always sparkle when she spoke of you! She was so beautiful inside and out! She is resting in her Saviors arms now..

  • Gretchen was a good friend to our family, the George Jackson family of Mt. Gilead.
    We attended the same Nazarene church and I have so many fond memories of her family and our family together. I share her love of music and enjoyed singing with her in the Cantata Choir.
    Blessings to her family as you suffer her loss.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Gretchen was such a sweet and caring lady who always had a smile for everyone she met.
    Sam, Bunny & Jillian Vance
    Frank and Elinor Bartlett

  • Scott and Yvonne and family — Gretchen was a special lady who always took the time to ask about my children. They grew up knowing that she loved them. I enjoyed singing with Gretchen in the church choir and I have special memories from the times I worked at Country Court and she was there. She will be missed by many.

  • Dear Yvonne, Scott and Family, We were saddened to read about your Mom’s death. Her smile and friendliness will be missed. May it help to know that you have friends who care. We share in your sorrow. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • I’m so sorry about our earthly loss of Gretchen. She was such a believer, and tried at every opportunity to win others to Christ. I will miss her hugs and all the kindnesses she showed to me. And I’ll never forget how welcoming she was to me every Sunday at church when I first started at Fredericktown UMC. Gretchen thrived on socializing and knowing how others were doing. God has gained a good one!

  • Scott and Yvonne and family, sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom always had a smile on her face and a hug for everyone. Loved singing with her in the Christmas Cantata. She will be missed

  • Yvonne, Scott and families,
    I am so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. I know that she will be missed. After dad sold his cows, I kind of lost touch with some of our Jersey family. But when I started doing the Ohio Jersey News and we were working on the 50th Two Year Old futurity in 2009, I called her looking for a picture to include in the program and I had the best visit. She truly cared about people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    With Sympathy,
    Susan Mykrantz
    Tom and Elsie Mykrantz

  • Please accept our sympathy. I will miss Gretchen’s smile. She always seemed to be able to find a smile for someone even if she wasn’t feeling that great herself.

  • Dear G.A , Yvonne and Scott,

    We were sad to hear of Gretchen’s passing. We have good memories of Gretchen throughout our twelve years of school at Fredericktown. Special memories were of band, the parade with the outhouse and the Avon Lady. She was a fun, happy and caring person and will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Earnie and Bert Frazier

  • Gretchen was a very loving women. I enjoyed getting to know her since December. She was the best listener I have ever known. May God bless this family. I am very sorry for your loss. However I know she is with Gene again.
    In my prayers, Raechel Wilson (nurse)

  • Wishing you the peace that comes from knowing memories and love are forever. With sincere sympathy for your loss.

  • Dear Scott ,
    It was with deep regret I learned of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Tom Foster