Rebecca Rose “Becky” Naus
June 06, 1939 ‒ September 18, 2015
LEXINGTON: The best sound in the whole world was Becky Naus’ laughter. She loved to laugh and share a good joke, and delighted in being with her family enjoying a good time.
Becky passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 in her Weslaco, Texas home, surrounded by family. She was 76.
Born Rebecca Rose Wigton June 6, 1939 in Mansfield to parents Walter and Eleanor (Martin) Wigton, Becky remained an area resident most of her life. She worked 31 years as a full-time school bus driver and driver-trainer with Lexington Local Schools, and was named Regional School Bus Driver of the Year in 1993.
On May 3, 1954, she married Albert J. Naus and their 61 years of marriage were blessed with five children, nine grandchildren and wonderful stories of traveling. They began wintering in Weslaco, Texas in 1996 and made south Texas their permanent home in 2005.
Becky enjoyed knitting, sewing and quilting, and enjoyed passing down those talents to her daughters. Her interest in reading kept her nose in romance novels or Grisham novels most evenings.
Her family cherishes the memory of a wife, mother and grandma, who loved them and taught them the “right way” to do everything. They include her husband Al; their children Janet Appel of Weslaco, TX, Becky Sue & Ronald Bergmann of Ear Falls, Ontario, Canada, A. Kim Naus of Mansfield, Debra Youngberg of Mansfield, Connie Schultz & Mark Knox of Weslaco, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings Michael & Valerie Wigton of St. Joseph, MO, Sharon Ellis & James Gordon of Mansfield, Sarah & Daniel Hoar of Galloway, Susan & Philip Carroll of Prescott Valley, AZ, Timothy & Amy Wigton of Mansfield and Lisa & Debbie Cecil of Idaho Falls, ID; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren and sons-in-law Kenneth Appel and Robert Youngberg.
The Naus family will receive friends Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Nate Meiers will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to American Cancer Society and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Rebecca’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com