Naomi L. (Cothern) Thompson

February 02, 1932 ‒ June 16, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Naomi L. (Cothern) Thompson, age 85, of Mount Gilead, went to be with the Lord Friday morning, June 16, 2017.

She was born on February 2, 1932, in Columbus, OH, to the late Herman and Myrtle (Koontz) Clark.

For more than 12 years, Naomi worked the line that inspected glass for cracks at Federal Glass. Naomi later worked for Meijer before retiring.

Naomi was a wonderful artist. She loved to paint with oils and even created ceramic items that were often detailed to realistic proportions. She enjoyed crocheting and knitted many items for family and friends. Naomi also had a soft spot for animals. Over the years she and her second husband, Finley, raised various farm animals as it brought them much joy in life.

A devout Christian, Naomi was a member and faithful servant at the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon.

Naomi will be missed by her sons: Howard (Ginny) Cothern of Mount Gilead and Tommy (Connie) Cothern of Canal Winchester; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband and father of her children, Howard Cothern Sr.; second husband, Finley Thompson; daughters: Kimberly Kiel and Phyllis Cothern; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Her family will greet friends from Noon to 1 PM on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Church. (1635 West State Route 229, Mount Vernon, OH) A service to honor and celebrate her Christian life well lived will follow at 1 PM, with Pastor L.J. Harry officiating. Burial will take place in Bloomfield Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to her church, Apostolic Christian Church.

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

  • Dear Cothern Family, Sorry to hear about Aunt Naomi’s passing. Let the good memories and love sustain you in the coming days. Love Randy

  • I can’t help but spend my idol time remembering the weekends of Grandma and Grandpa Howard playing table games with Uncle June (Guy) and Aunt Ruth. I can only imagine the ruckus that is going on in heaven right now. This past Friday, Grandma went home. She finally gets to see the true love of her life, my grandpa again. The hole that is left behind is enormous.

    Love you Grandma

  • Most of what I recognize as family is now at rest. Enjoying one another’s company in the comfort of Heaven. You will forever be my favorite Aunt, Nomi.

    Dale, Tommy and Shawn, I love you very much and know that I am there with you in spirit if not in person.

  • I also have many fond memories of Naomi (or as my mom called her, Normay) from my childhood. I think I spent more time at her house than I did at my own most of the time!! She was always caring, always thoughtful and quick to speak up for those she loved. She was a wonderful woman and I’m so honored that I was able to have her in my life for so many years. Rest in Peace, Normay.

  • I was a dear friend of Sister Naomi Thompson we went to the same church of Apostolic Christian Church of Mount Vernon, She was a sweet Godly women who loved Jesus and she had a kindred spirit to my 3 children especially to my oldest Alissa would share her art work with her at church and the Nursing Home she was at. We loved to visit her . She will Truly be missed and my thoughts and prayers goes out to her family and friends who knew her. I love you Sister Naomi and you got your best reward you are with our Jesus till we meet again .. Love you always !!!

  • Naomi was a very dear friend who i love like a dear sister i was never bless to have .I met her when she attended the Apostolic Christen Church were i was attending. We became very good friends. She had very beautiful smile that told you she was love from Jesus. We shared a deep burden for our unsaved love ones and together we would pray for them. Where two or more by faith they would be saved. She dearly loved my oldest. Granddaughter who shared a love for art and drawing. I wish i could have spent more time with her,but as her health started to decline so did mine. Her dear friend Tammy and i have become good friends ,too. Her desire was always to be in the will of God and be with him in Glory. I believe she is, even though i will miss her smiling face she is with the God she loved with all her heart and soul. Rest in the arms of Jesus my sweet sister till we meet again in heaven at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ. Love you forever.

  • I am first cousin of Naomi. We lost touch years ago as children. I will notify other first cousins Mason families in California of her death. I am glad to know about her siblings, too.

  • Sis. Thompson and my younger son, Teyton (5 yrs old), were both born on Groundhog Day. Every time she’d come to church she’d ask “Where’s my little groundhog?” She’d love on him like he was one of her own. Sis. Thompson was such a sweet lady and a pillar in our church. Our prayers go out to her family for comfort and peace. Jesus is there for you, especially in these trying times. Know that it would give her no greater joy than to know her loved ones are serving God. She will be greatly missed, but we know that she’s dancing on the streets of gold without any pain! Until we meet again in glory, sweet sister! We love you!