Naomi Idella Giehl

October 11, 1923 ‒ May 17, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Naomi Idella Giehl, age 93, of Mount Vernon passed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday morning May 17, 2017 at her residence surrounded by family. Naomi was born October 11, 1923 at Crestline to John and Rhea (Schindler) Hoovler and had spent most of her lifetime in Mount Vernon. Naomi and her husband, Carl, operated a group home for teenage girls in Mount Vernon for several years. Naomi was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. She was a member and past president (3 years) of the Child Conservation League in Knox County, was a member and had served as Co-Chair of the American Red Cross in Mount Vernon and for 16 years served as a room mother and member of the East School Parent Teachers Association. But most important of all was the love and devotion Naomi had for her family.

Surviving are her children Robert W. Giehl of Mount Vernon; Philip (Susan) Giehl of Mount Vernon and his children Natalie Giehl-Booth, and Heather Giehl; Janet Zenarolla of Virginia Beach, VA her children Kimberly Henkel, Bryan Zenarolla, Michael Zenarolla, and Holly Froehler; Charles Giehl of Columbus and his son Charles Giehl II; C. Bruce (Dawn) Giehl of Fredericktown and his children Jennifer Pierpont, Jamison Giehl, and Mary Atwater; and Marcia (David) Blubaugh of Mount Vernon and her children Kassandra Hoeflich, Ashlee Wheeler, and Makenzie Tier; 36 great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; and half-brothers Harry Blackburn Jr. of Delaware and John Hoovler of Mountain Top, PA.

Besides her parents and stepfather Harry Blackburn, Naomi was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Carl E Giehl in 1999, daughter Shirley Ann Giehl, Bruce and Dawn Giehl’s daughters April Giehl and Julia Giehl, her brother Gerald Hoovler and her sister Mary Elaine Wharton.

Friends may call Sunday from 1PM to 3PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A funeral service celebrating the life of Naomi Giehl will be held Monday at 11AM at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 North Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 with Rev. Clarence Hensel officiating. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

For those who desire, memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd. Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 North Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • To the families of Naomi, so very sorry for the passing of your loved one.
    Haven’t seen her for sometime, but served with Federation in Mt. Vernon CCL on committee with her. She was a special person. Many blessing blessings and prayers.

  • Janet and Family,
    I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief and may the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family,
    ~Charles Brewer

  • Know that we are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. You were very blessed to have had Naomi for so many years, but regardless how many years you have a parent it is never long enough..

    Naomi was a very caring and delightful lady and she loved her family very deeply. This was evident when she couldn’t wait to talk about them when I would run into her. I know she will be greatly missed, but she will live on forever through happy memories in the many lives she touched.

    Janet, I have so many happy memories of your family – coming to your house for sleep-overs and going with your family on my first ever trip to Cedar Point. I will cherish these memories forever.

    Sending love and prayers. May God comfort you in your loss.

  • Marcia

    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Marcia,
    So very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Dear Bruce, Dawn, and family, I was very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Valerie

  • May God bless all of you as you go through this time of separation. I will always remember your mom with a smile on her face and a very joyful personality. Now that I have been a mom of little children, I realize how hard that was with all of you kids running around. You have all been blessed to have Naomi as your mom.

    Your old neighbor, Peggy Wolfe Pursel