Naomi L. Kelly

February 11, 1929 ‒ January 05, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Naomi L. Kelly, age 90, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at home.  She was born on February 11, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio the daughter of LeRoy and Ethel (Halfrich) Dye.  Naomi was a 1946 graduate of the Mount Vernon Academy and then earned a degree from the Mount Vernon Business College.  Naomi retired after serving as secretary of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church for over 18 years.

Naomi was instrumental in the building of the Fredericktown Seventh-day Adventist Church where she was an active member, organist and pianist.  Naomi also served as secretary and treasurer of the Mount Vernon Academy Alumni Association.  Her infectious laugh and story telling will be missed by her family and many friends.

Naomi is survived by her daughter, Judy Richmond of Granger, Indiana; step son, Dan (Kathy) Kelly of Florida; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and her feline companions.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Karl Lamson, husband Vern Kelly and step children, James Kelly and Joanne Vincent.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where friends may call from 12 noon until the time of service.  Pastor Ron Vozar will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

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

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Naomi L. Kelly.

  • Judy , Deepest Sympathy for your loss I didn’t know your Mother well but she was amazing to have lived such a long self sufficient, independent life. I’ll never forget her feeding one of my kitties chicken to entice her out of hiding. She definitely had a way with cats. Thoughts and prayers for you and family. Love, Sue

  • Naomi was the catalyst that brought our family back to stability after the fracturing experience of the loss of Mom. She was the atypical Step Mother in that she was caring and kind while at times brusk but always with a glint in her eye. The Christmases at the house in Fredericktown, Ohio were full of celebration and fun and food! We would descend on the little Church there on Sabbath Morning and nearly take the place over with our large influx of family. She shall me missed! Our sincere condolences to our “other” sister, Judy Dawson Richmond. Courage, girl!!

  • Judy,
    I’m sorry very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Judy,
    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She loved her daughter! Never a conversation went by that she didn’t mention her Judy. And always her kitties, and mine, and yours, and all that exist. Her heart was full of love for the little animals of this world.
    She was a fun friend, and will be missed deeply by many. But for now she sleeps in Jesus. What a comfort it is to have the great hope of seeing her again on that wonderful day!
    Love and Peace to you.

  • Judy,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. My memories of your mother are from my childhood. I grew up around the corner from her and loved visiting her often. She’d tell me stories and play her organ. We always had a great time together! I loved her kitties, too! One time a couple of friends and I went corning and she always loved when we scorned her! One time a kernel fell in the crack of her sidewalk in the back and grew there. She left it grow because she loved us and it was from us. She was such a delightful soul! Several years ago I got to visit her again and we had a great visit like old times.

    Your family is in our prayers.

    • It should have said “corned”, not “scorned”. Sorry about my autocorrect.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, Judy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of your mother bring you peace.

  • I loved watching the video of your mom. Judy you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are unable to attend today however know that we are here for you.