Tamara M. “Tammy” Ghent

December 09, 1957 ‒ August 09, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Tamara M. “Tammy” Ghent, of Mount Gilead, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, August 9, 2019, at her residence, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 61 years young.

Tammy was born on December 9, 1957, in Fremont, OH, to Rolland E. and Beverly J. (Spears) Smith whom both survive. In 1976, Tammy graduated from Crestline High School.

While in high school, Tammy became friends with Charles “Chuck” Ghent. Both Tammy and Chuck reunited after 20 years of friendship and found a second chance for true love as the two were united in marriage on May 20, 1995. While perfect for each other, Tammy saved Chuck in many ways and led him back to Christ which she was proud of.

Tammy worked in an office setting throughout her career. She enjoyed her time working for the City of Galion, McDonalds Refrigeration, and Trinity United Methodist Church.

A woman deep in her faith, Tammy loved worshiping with her church family at the North Woodbury Alliance Church. She often sang with the Praise and Worship Team and led a small group bible study.

When Tammy wasn’t tending to the needs of her family, she could be found enjoying the great outdoors. She and Chuck loved to go camping and kayaking together. She loved to sing and had a passion for capturing the moment as a photographer. Her greatest joy was time shared with her family, especially her grandkids who meant the world to her.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Chuck; children: Amanda Vernon of Canal Winchester, Jenny (Kevin) Mullins of Sunbury, Crystal Keller of North Robinson, Alex Ghent of Galion, Kimberlee Neeley of Sugar Creek, and James Ladefoged of Canal Winchester; parents: Rolland and Beverly; grandchildren: Colten, Kensington, Lilly, Samantha, Madeline, Abby, Parker, Keegan, Jacob, and Isaiah; brothers: Jeff (Brenda) Smith of Mansfield, Doug (Tracy) Smith of Crestline, and Tim Smith of Crestline; sister, Melissa Gardner; almost like a sister, Robin Winkler of Galion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, August 12, 2019, at our Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A service to celebrate her heavenly homecoming will be held at North Woodbury Alliance Church on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 11AM, with Pastors Cory Schnuerer and Nathan Williams leading the celebration. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery where her earthly shell will be laid to rest.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, Tammy had requested you give to the North Woodbury Alliance Church benevolent fund as a way for her memory to leave a lasting legacy as a service to others.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Tammy’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • May the promise of Jesus and his peace be with the family. Thankful for the years Chuck and Tammy shared in our church family in crestline. Our love and prayers have always been with them. May Jesus hold you all through this time. Many prayers kim Sumner

  • Chuck, So sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing! She was a great inspiration to me! RIP Tammy. Such a strong and loving lady. God bless!

    Susan Keightley

  • Dear Chuck and family: Upon returning from vacation we were sad to hear that Tammy had passed away. I will always remember her besutiful voice and happy smile that blessed me and others. Be assured Chuck and family our love and prayers are with you. We are thankful that our lives passed and we were honored to know you. Olive and Glen Smith

  • Chuck,
    So sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. She was a very sweet and kind person. I feel blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With sympathy,
    Tina Irons