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Naomi L. (Cothern) Thompson

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Naomi L. (Cothern) Thompson Obituary
Thompson Naomi L. (Cothern) Thompson, age 85, of Mount Gilead, went to be with the Lord Friday morning, June 16, 2017. She was born on February 2, 1932, in Columbus, OH, to the late Herman and Myrtle (Koontz) Clark. For more than 12 years, Naomi worked the line that inspected glass for cracks at Federal Glass. Naomi later worked for Meijer before retiring. Naomi was a wonderful artist. She loved to paint with oils and even created ceramic items that were often detailed to realistic proportions. She enjoyed crocheting and knitted many items for family and friends. Naomi also had a soft spot for animals. Over the years she and her second husband, Finley, raised various farm animals as it brought them much joy in life. A devout Christian, Naomi was a member and faithful servant at the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon. Naomi will be missed by her sons, Howard (Ginny) Cothern of Mount Gilead and Tommy (Connie) Cothern of Canal Winchester; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband and father of her children, Howard Cothern Sr.., second husband Finley Thompson, daughters, Kimberly Kiel and Phyllis Cothern, four brothers and two sisters. Her family will greet friends from 12 noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Church. (1635 West State Route 229, Mount Vernon, OH) A service to honor and celebrate her Christian life well lived will follow at 1 p.m., with Pastor L.J. Harry officiating. Burial will take place in Bloomfield Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to her church, Apostolic Christian Church. SNYDER FUNERAL HOMES of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Naomi's family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 18, 2017
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