Naomi I. Leedy

July 01, 1926 ‒ April 17, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Naomi I. Leedy, 92, of Fredericktown passed away on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019, at the Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonville. She was born in Fredericktown on July 1, 1926, to the late Lloyd and Florence (Kunkel) Bechtel.

Naomi was a faithful member of the Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church, where she was involved with numerous programs and was the former church treasurer and director of VBS School.  She enjoyed playing Scrabble, doing word searches, sewing, baking and was a devoted Prayer Warrior.

Naomi is survived by her son, Tom (Barbara) Taylor- Leedy of Fredericktown; daughters, Marilyn MacFarlane of Mansfield and Carol (Jerry) Guthrie of Ashland; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brother, Bill Bechtel of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick “Bud” Leedy; and sisters, Onita Bechtel, Jean Seymour and Donna Gamble.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown, with Pastor Gary Kochheiser officiating.  Naomi will be laid to rest beside her husband, Bud, in the Owl Creek Cemetery, Ankenytown.

In lieu of flowers, Naomi requested that donations be made to the Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church, 20601 Old Mansfield Rd, Bellville, OH 44813

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  • Tom, Marilyn, Carol and families,
    I am sad to see Aunt Naomi is gone but I know that she is now in the arms of God and singing and dancing in joy with the Angels.😇 I have so many wonderful memories of her and so glad that she was my Aunt. She will be missed by so many and has been a blessing to everyone who knew her over the years. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you at this time.
    Your Cousin Judy
    P.S. Sure going to miss playing Scrabble with her, too.

  • Tom, Marilyn, Carol and family,
    I send you peace and love as s you feel our Lord’s arms surrounding you as you grieve the loss of your sweet Mom.
    So many memories of Naomi growing up in church. The love she showed in VBS and SS.She touched so many lives, mine included.
    You were so lucky to have such a Christian Mom. Such JOY!

  • Our condolences on the passing of Naomi. The fondest
    memories when her sisters and she would visit my Mother,
    Florence Leedy , they talked about family and Church.

  • Dear Tom, Barb, Garrett and Family, We are so sorry to read about Mrs. Leedy’s passing. One positive thought is that she and Bud are together once again. We are sending all of you, our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I will keep Naomi family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carol and Jerry and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Mother. Heaven just gained another beautiful and loving Angel. May God be with you and comfort you and your family throughout these difficult times. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you. Your cousin Sharon and Dave Harvey.