MOUNT VERNON — Naomi Idella Giehl, 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 Oct. 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., and 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 1-3 p.m., at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. A funeral service celebrating the life of Naomi Giehl will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 North Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, 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, OH 43229 or the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 North Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Naomi Idella Giehl.


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