Obituary: Noami Lee Krehbiel

Naomi Lee Krehbiel, daughter of A.J. and Clara M. (Hirschler) Brubacher, was born March 21, 1919, in Perry, Okla., and passed away April 6, 2016, at Kidron Bethel in North Newton.

Naomi was united in marriage with Orlando B. (Barney) Krehbiel on Dec. 28, 1939, in the West Zion Mennonite Church in Moundridge. They established their home in Newton and
remained there until a move to North Newton in 1952, where Naomi lived ever since.

Naomi was a mother and homemaker until the early 1960s, when she began working at J.C. Penney Co. in Newton. Later, she was employed at the former Hesston Corp. in Hesston until her
retirement. She was active in the Cooper and Northridge schools? P.T.A.s while her children attended those schools.

She was an active member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, as well as serving on various church committees for many
years.

Survivors include daughter, Barbara (Dr. Richard) Stucky of Denver; son Bradley (Patricia) Krehbiel of Shawnee; son-in-law Dr. Don (Anne) Griswold of Lancaster, Pa.; grandsons Brian (Maryann) Griswold of Downingtown, Pa., and Darren Griswold of Medial Pa.; step-granddaughters Kim (Shawn) Poores and Michelle Nickolett of Prairie Village; great-grandchildren Kevin and Holly Griswold; and step-great-grandchildren Deegan and Ian Poores, and Ethan Nickolett. Also surviving are brother Jack Brubacher of Winfield, sisters Kathryn Stucky of Newton and Yvonne (Allen) Dalke of McPherson, and many nieces and nephews.

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orlando B. ?Barney,? brothers E.J. Brubacher and Don Brubacher, sister Ruth Dirks, and daughter Karen Griswold.

Graveside services were April 12 at First Mennonite of Christian Cemetery of Moundridge. Memorial service followed at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.

Memorials may be made to Newton Area Senior Center or Bethel College Mennonite Church.

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