Naomi C. Ford
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NEWARK: A funeral service for Naomi C. Ford, age 84, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Mark Katrick officiating. Burial will take place in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Ford passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born April 12, 1928 in Hebron, Ohio to the late Herman and Mabel (Silvers) Avery.
Mrs. Ford was employed with the Licking Laundry and the Licking County Board of Elections. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, the American Legion Post #85 Auxiliary, the Gold Star Mothers and the Silver Club. She enjoyed collecting spoons and bells and was an avid card player.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin (Cindy) Ford of Newark and Keith (Joyce) Ford of Marne; daughter, Frances M. (Terry) Hill of Newark; grandchildren, Shawn Hill, Christi Sothen, Matt (Jessie) Ford, Jennifer Ford, Jeremy (Kayla) Hill, David Ford and Amy (Mike) Centurion; great-grandchildren, Connor Boyce, Jasper Ford and Paxton Hill; nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Shaggy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth A. Ford, Sr. on February 24, 2005; a son, Lance Corporal Kenneth A. Ford, Jr., who died in Vietnam on December 16, 1969; two sisters, Frances Taylor and Ruth Mann; and brothers, Herman Avery, Jr. and Carl Avery.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ or the
Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the family.
Published in the Advocate on Sept. 2, 2012