Irene Fowler

November 14, 1918 ‒ May 16, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

G. Irene Fowler, age 97, of Mount Vernon, died Monday May 16, 2016 at the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.

Irene was born November 14, 1918 in Harrison Township, Knox County to Loring D. and Lula (Petry) Horn. She was a graduate of Gambier High School and the Mount Vernon Business College. Irene had been employed as an administrative assistant for the Bowers Insurance Agency in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Grove Church of Christ and had been a member of Lodge # 611Gambier Pythian Sisters since 1951.

Surviving are her children James (Kathy) Laymon of Bloomington, Ill, Ronald (Candace) Laymon of Mount Vernon and Judith (Robert) Tubbs of Williamsburg, Virginia; her stepsons George (Jean) Fowler of Gambier and Richard (Shirley) Laymon of Newark; grandchildren Laura (Brian) Frazier, Christin (Wesley) Garver and Andrew David Laymon; great grandchildren Makayla Frazier, Griffin Garver, Sophia Faye Garver and Owen Garver; 17 step grandchildren; 27 step great grandchildren; 12 step great great grandchildren and a special nephew Dick (Janice) Fawcett.

She was preceded in death by her husband’s Howard Laymon and Joseph Harold Fowler, grandson Sgt. Benjamin Laymon United States Army, stepson Robert Fowler, step daughter Patricia Scott and her sister Velma Fawcett.

Irene was a people person but most of all she was devoted to her family.

Friends may call Friday from noon until 2pm at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, where funeral services will follow at 2pm with Mr. David Dahlstein officiating. Burial will follow at Saint John’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grove Church of Christ or the Sgt. Benjamin Laymon Memorial Fund at the The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of G. Irene Fowler.

  • My family would like to extend our Sincere Sympathy to Irene’s Family. She was my Mother’s cousin and such a kind lady, I will miss our chats.

  • Judy Fowler, Sheri Ware, Brian, Laura and Mikayla Frazier and all of Irene’s family and friends……….my deepest sympathy in your loss! Irene came to many of the Mother/Daughter banquets and was such a sweet and fun lady!! I am glad I was blessed to meet her!! Love, thoughts and prayers, Bonnie Beeman