Tresa J. Smithhisler

October 15, 1933 ‒ January 17, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Tresa J. Smithhisler, age 85, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Country Court Nursing Center. She was born on October 15, 1933 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of John and Ina (Wery) Bowden.  Tresa worked as a dedicated homemaker and mom, spending much of her time gardening for vegetables, canning, crocheting and giving guidance to her children.

Tresa was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother that will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her children; Gary Smithhisler, Randy Smithhisler, Holly Sapp, Ann Smithhisler and Marcy Smithhisler all of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Kristen Sapp and Alex Sapp.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Ray Smithhisler in 2008; four sisters, Eleanor Styers, Marjorie Tyson, Donna Jean Frost and Joan Smithhisler; five brothers, George Bowden, Raymond Bowden, John Bowden, Wayne Bowden and William Bowden.

The family will observe a private service and burial in Amity Cemetery. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Tresa J. Smithhisler.

Memorial contributions in Tresa’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Knox County Humane Society.

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  • Gary, Randy, Marcy, and family:
    I am sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. I know you all cared for her as her health declined with much love and concern.
    May your memories comfort you in the days ahead.
    Thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Randy, Gary, Anne, Marcy & Holly,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your precious momma. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs.

  • Gary, Randy and family, we send our condolences to you at this sad time. May God be near you. 🙏

  • GARY,RANDY,HOLLY,ANN and MARCY, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always remember the great desserts your my made when I was growing up and your dad taught me a lot on the farm. I was blessed to have them in my life, GOD BLESS YOU ALL. cousin Biff

  • Gary, Randy, Holly, Ann, and Marcy,
    Larry and I are thinking of you all and praying that God brings you comfort. I know how hard it was for you to care for your mother and know you did it with love in your hearts. She always had a sweet smile and an easy laugh for all who visited with her. God bless all of you as you move forward. Cathy and Larry Yarman

  • Hi guys, very sorry to hear about Aunt Janine’s passing and your loss. We are and will be praying for all of you in the coming days. God bless. Steve & Ruth Ann Bowden Jn. 3:16

  • Gary, Randy, Holly, Ann and Marcy sorry to hear about Aunt Jeannine. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have so many great memories of Uncle Earl and Aunt Jeannine that we will never forget. Larry and Pat Frost and Family