Kenneth Nauman

July 15, 1927 ‒ August 09, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Kenneth Nauman, age 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born on July 15, 1927 in Chesterville, Ohio to the late Albert and Florence (Reynolds) Nauman. Kenneth was employed and retired from Coopers. He was also a farm machinery mechanic. Kenneth was a long time member of the Central Christian Church and recently transferred his membership to the Croton Church of Christ. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his daughter Kathy (Karl) Barkschat of Mount Vernon; three sons, Randy (Debbie) Nauman of Mount Vernon, Steve (Alden) Nauman of Cincinnati, Michael (Debra) Nauman of Mount Vernon; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Stevens of Grove City and Anna Mae Sherman of Lexington and a sister-in-law, Patty Nauman.

Besides his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jane Nauman; his sister Mary Jane Kemmer; and two brothers, Harold and Paul Nauman.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A service will be held on Friday beginning at 11AM at the Croton Church of Christ. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow at East View Cemetery in Centerburg
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Kindred In Home Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

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  • Dear Friends — It was so sad to read about Kenny’s passing. He was a wonderful, caring man and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. We share in your loss and will remember this dear man for all that he did and all that he was. Rest in peace dear friend!!!! We are sending all of the family our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • It is with a very sad heart to hear that another of my “dads” has gone to sleep in Jesus yet knowing that we will all see him again on that great resurrection morning. I remember spending many hours at the family’s home and feeling so much like I was another daughter. Kathy was a sister to me, Randy, Steve and Mike were my brothers. I love all of you and pray for a peace that passes no understanding to be with you as we all remember your dad.

  • Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know words can not take away the sorrow but I hope the memories will help ease the pain. Rosemary

  • Dear Nauman family- WOW we are so very sad to learn of Kenny’s home going but happy he is now united again with sweet Betty. The world has lost an amazing and dedicated man of God !We cannot think of Kenny and not of Betty as we know how very much he missed her…you were so blessed to have been parented by two of the most beautiful people we know.Always a man with a kind heart ,a helping hand and unconditional love for all.He will be sorely missed but Heaven gains another soul who spent his life working toward going home.Blessings to you all and of course you know,if there is ANYTHING we can do we are here.we love you guys!
    Karl and Darcy

  • What can you say about a dear sweet man, he was always there to help in anyway he could. We all got those special hugs from him. God bless each and everyone of you! He was special to us all! We love all of you so much,
    David and Susie

  • We are a member of Kenny’s previous church (Central Christian Church of Mount Vernon).
    Kenny always gave us wonderful hugs!! He was a very good man who would do anything for anyone. Always look forward to see him every Sunday. We were very sad to hear of his passing. We know he was heart broken when Betty passed and I know that he had a glorious day on Sunday, because we know they are together. We pray for all the family and hope knowing that the two of them are together, somehow eases the pain. We love you all and you have our deepest sympathy.

  • I did not have the opportunity to meet Kenneth personally, but I do work with his grandson, Eric, on a daily basis. I’ve heard many stories. He speaks of his family often and with much affection. I’m sure his grandfather had a great part in making Eric the wonderful young man that he is. I’m sending prayers from TN for comfort for the entire Nauman family. Melissa

  • So sorry for your loss. We will miss Ken and please know that our prayers are with all of you. Bob and Jo Lower from Croton Church of Christ.

  • We are so sorry for your loss, but are rejoicing for Kenny and his place with the Lord. What a great birthday present for Betty. They had opened their home to so many and now God has opened His home to them! May the assurance of their heavenly home bring you much comfort, encouragement and strength.

    Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Revelation 14:13

    Ken and Melanie

  • I remember your parents from the Central Church of Christ. They were both great Christian people. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was such a kind man and we loved him very much. We know that you will see him again with your Mom in the clouds of Heaven when Jesup comes again. In our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Terry & Pam (McDonald) Hissong

  • So sorry to hear of Kennedy’s passing! He was a very caring and gentle person! Like his brother, Paul.! He Will be missed!

  • Randy Debbie & family. We’ve talked much and shared much about Kenny these last few months. Like I told you, Betty got the greatest birthday gift she could ever ask for. Oh how he missed her. Kenny was a gift from God whose purpose was to make this world and those around him understand what love, friendship,goodness, and humbleness was all about. You are in our every prayer and thought. We love you guys. George and Sherrie King

  • To Kenneth’s family – We send condolences for your grief at his passing and yet joy too that Kenneth is experiencing the peace and splendor of heaven. He loved God and all his family and it showed. We have enjoyed so much the visits that included sharing the holidays with the Naumans’. I think of Kenneth as the “morter” of the bricks that are the Nauman family. Kenneth certainly reflected what it is to be a Christian Dad and Grandfather. A man that leaves this world with so many family and friends adoring him has certainly done things right on this earth! We will miss him and his friendship. Till we meet again- love to you all.
    Larry and Kim Long -Temple, GA. (parents of Laura Barkschat)

  • Sending beautiful prayers in this time of saddness. Always remember to cherish the precious memories. Sorry for your loss.