Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Ill., with the Rev. Mike Courson and the Rev. David Kelly officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, Jan. 1, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Swiggett Cemetery near New Salem. A lunch will be served for family and friends at the Griggsville United Methodist Church after interment.
Naomi was born in Pittsfield, Ill., on Aug. 3, 1944, a daughter to Art and Ruth Durall Ator. She married J.B. Carnes on July 17, 1965, in the First Christian Church in Rockport and has been married 47 years.
Naomi had been employed as a bookkeeper at the LaCrosse Lumber Yard in Louisiana, Mo. She had previously worked at the Griggsville Feed Mill, Griggsville Veterinary Clinic for Dr. Hull and Dr. Johnson, Illini Community Hospital and Buckley Auto Parts in Mt. Sterling, Ill., and Pittsfield.
She was a graduate of the Pittsfield High School Class of 1962. Naomi was a member of various organizations; the United Methodist Church in Griggsville, United Methodist Women, Madonna Circle, Griggsville Home Extension, serving as officer of the Pike County Home Extension, Order Eastern Star, PEO and Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, taking care of and being very involved with her grandchildren and their sports and school activities.
She is survived by her husband J.B; daughters, Dr. Becky (Dr. Craig) Canter of Schuy-Rush Lake, Ill., and Julie (Jason) Foy, Taylor Ridge; grandchildren, Julie Anne, Jack, Emily, Jacob and Justin. Also surviving is a sister, Rosavone (Bill) Bima, Papillion, Neb.; nieces and nephews, Theresa (Arnold) Reeves, Joe (Chris) Bima, Michele (Blake) Henning, Nancy Carnes and Brian (Dana) Carnes; special cousins, Bruce and Lois Ator of Danville, Ind., Alex and Allison Ator, Pearland, Texas, Heather Ator, Quincy; brother-in-law and wife, Jim and Linda Carnes, Pittsfield; and brother-in-law, Bobby Carnes of Pittsfield.
Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Don Ator; an uncle, Russell Ator; and an aunt, Elizabeth Ator.
Memorials are suggested to be made to the Beardstown Christian Academy, the Griggsville United Methodist Church Funeral Fund or Swiggett Cemetery Maintenance Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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