Sheila C. Gardner

February 16, 1946 ‒ May 07, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Sheila C. Gardner, age 72, of Mount Vernon went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Knox Community Hospital.

She was born on February 16, 1946 in Covington, Kentucky to the late John and Alberta (Thamann) Collins. Sheila earned her undergraduate degree from Thomas More College and her Master’s degree from Northern Kentucky University.  She was a compassionate teacher for many years.  Sheila enjoyed the time she spent with her friends and was at her happiest while with her family.  She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, of over 41 years, Tom Gardner; her daughter Natalie Gardner; her son Chris (Stephanie) Gardner; three grandchildren, Shane Gardner, Nathan Gardner, Giovanni Gardner; her brother Ronald (Carol) Collins; and her sister Joyce Sullivan.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 6-8PM with a prayer service beginning at 8PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday beginning at 10AM at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Knox Starting Point, 11 Woodlake Trail, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 (or) Food ForThe Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073.

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  • Dear Tom and Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the family… all those who love Sheila.

    Barry and Connie Groseclose

  • Tom
    Stephanie and boys ❤️
    My heart is breaking for the loss of our beautiful Sheila Marie,but I find peace and comfort that she is with Jesus .
    I love you all and for myself I lost not only a friend but a sister I could confide in and pray with and for ❤️
    I love you

  • So many precious memories of our beautiful Sheila! She was a dear friend and kindred spirit who was always there to love, listen, laugh and care. She truly made her world a better place. I will miss her dearly.

    My love and prayers to Tom, Natalie, Chris, Stephanie and their boys.

  • Deepest Sympathies and prayers during this difficult time.

    I’ll always remember iur play groups and Bible Studies, not to mention all the times we’d just gather when all of ‘the gang’ of us had little kids.

    She was a beautiful, Christian example to us all.

    Until we meet again.

    With love,

    Kelly Carpenter Montgomey and family.

  • Our prayers are with you, Tom, Natalie, Chris and family. We hope your hearts are filled with good memories of Sheila’s loving legacy. May God’s peace surround you.

  • We are thinking of you all! Thank You for all our wonderful times together. Shelia went along with all my crazy ideas when the kids were little! She might of rolled her eyes at me a few times, but always showed up ready. Shelia loved you all so much! Now we all have a special angel!!

  • Dearest Tommy Natalie Chris and Family, My heartfelt condolences , May God in his mercy lighten your sadness and console your grieving hearts. Our loving memories remain. Love Aunt Pearl . ❤️


  • Sheila and I were friends from childhood and she was a wonderful friend. I am so sorry for the pain and fear she suffered, but glad that she is finally at peace. I hope her husband, son, daughter, brother and sister and all their families will soon be able to forget the recently troubled times and focus on happier memories – I’m sure there are many. I will keep you in my thoughts and in my heart.
    Jane Grote May

  • Tom, Natalie, and Criss and family,

    We were so sad to hear that our friend, Sheila had gone home to be with Jesus.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Austin and Carolyn

  • My deepest sympathy. We shared many fun times during CCL meetings and activities when our kids were young. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry Tom and Natalie my strength and prayers for you both and yours 👼

  • Tom and family. I am so sorry of your wife. Mother, grandmother, sister and friend. When I think is Shelia I am reminded of her warm smile and genuine kindness. Praying for your family that your memories will ease the pain you have today.

  • Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife and mother. She was a wonderful lady.

  • Dear Tom, Chris, Stephanie and Natalie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sheila’s kindness and love impact so many people. She will be missed. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • With deepest sympathy. From CCL in the 90’s to Forum Show a few years back I will always remember her smile and her momma bear attitude about raising kids. What a wonderful lady. So incredibly sorry for your loss.
    Thoughts & prayers.

  • Dear Tom, Natalie, Chris and family, so very sorry for your loss! My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you! Sheila was a very kind and special lady! May God give all of you strength at this most difficult time! Sending thoughts and prayers!

  • Dear Tom,
    There are no adequate words. Shiela was a delight to me, her friendship so precious. I pray that all the joy she gave away came back to her.
    Her faith was an inspiration, her smile infectious. May God bless you, Chris, and Natalie and all your family, with His peace. She loves all of you so much. Love never fails.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Denny and a Chris Burggraf

  • Dear Tom and the Rest of the Gardner Family,

    It has been a joy to learn about all the ways Sheila impacted our community during her time with us. It is evident through those who knew her best that she was passionate about making the world a better place, and our organization is honored to have been supported by such a wonderful woman. Thank you for the generosity that has been shown in memory of Sheila.

    With love,
    The Starting Point Family

  • Dear Tommy, Natalie, Chris and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Love,
    Melissa, Tyler and Alina

  • Dear Tom, Natalie, and Family,

    We are sorry for your loss. Sheila was a wonderful, caring, and loving woman, who was so kind to our Daughter. We remember all the times she had sleep overs, basketball games, and other outings with your Family. May your Family be comforted in knowing the Lord has embraced Sheila and is at peace in beautiful Heaven.

    With Love, Larry and Dee Dee Bien

  • My deepest condolences to all of you. I met Sheila through Women’s Bible Study at St Vincent. She was such a wonderful lady with loving heart. She will be greatly missed. May you find comfort knowing she is in our Heavenly Father’s arms.

  • Tom, you and Sheila are so sorviak to me. I am sad to hear that she is not with us. But you taught us there is a better place. Sheila was so special and I’m so sad for you all.

  • Tom;

    Sorry to hear of your families loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gary Lewis

  • Tom & family,
    So sorry to read about your loss. Our hearts & prayers go out to each of you.
    Larry & Jayne Strouse

  • Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Sheila. She was a lovely woman and I’m sure left a positive mark on everyone she encountered.

    The Leis Family: Brian, Shari, and Tatiana

  • My heart is crushed to learn of your passing, I am so sorry to your family. For the short time I knew you, you made such a vast difference to me. I cannot imagine the loss to your family and only wish them peace and love with cherished memories.

  • Sorry this is late, but just heard about this in Florida. My deepest sympathy to all, especially Tom and to Chris, who I coached for three years in baseball.If I remember right, she was my team mother. My prayers are with you.