September 27, 1923 ‒ August 06, 2009
MANSFIELD: Naomi Schmidt, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 6, 2009 in Lexington Court Care Center following a brief illness.
Naomi was born September 27, 1923 in Mansfield to John and Katherine (Mueller) Pfaff and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1941. She also graduated from Nyack College in New York majoring in voice and music receiving her Christian Education Certificate.
On September 30, 1948 she married Edwin Richard Schmidt.
Naomi first was employed at Barnes Manufacturing as an office assistant, and later worked 16 years for Key Bank and Associates in the special services department. A devoted Christian, Naomi was a life long member of Mansfield First Alliance Church. She was also a talented musician, and enjoyed playing both the piano and organ.
Naomi was a proud member of the “41” Club.
Devoted to her Lord, Naomi will be remembered for the love she shared with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Naomi is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Steven (Connie) Schmidt of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jay Schmidt of Lexington, Timothy (Jodi) Schmidt of Sylvania; daughter and son-in-law Ann (Terry) Hart of Temecula, California; grandchildren Erin (Scott) Leyton of New York, New York, Nathan Schmidt of Columbus, Adam Schmidt of Toledo, Pete (Lisa) Schmidt of Toledo, Austin Schmidt of Lexington, Mackenzie Schmidt of Columbus, and Corey and Shannon Hart of Temecula, California; great grandchildren Addison and Aidan Schmidt of Toledo, Isabella Leyton of New York, New York, and one great grandchild on the way; sister Patricia Gimbel of Maderia Beach, Florida and brother-in-law Richard Shively of Medina, numerous nieces, nephews, close friends, and extended family; a special thanks goes to Amy Vincent and her family for their love and support in recent years.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Schmidt, brothers John and Richard Pfaff, sisters Jean Campbell, Louise Beal, Katherine Todd, Martha Shively, and Esther Carl.
The Schmidt family will receive friends Sunday, August 9, 2009 from 2-6pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Naomi Schmidt will be held at 11am in First Alliance Church, 291 West Cook Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44907. The Rev. Dr. Steven Burggraf will officiate. Family moments of reflection will be held at Mansfield Memorial Park followed by the internment.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Lexington Court Care Center may be made at the funeral home.