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Naomi Edwards

Obituary of Naomi Grace Edwards

Mrs. Naomi G. Edwards, 91, of Grand Valley, went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Naomi was born on October 4, 1928, in Grand Valley to the late Russell G. and Hazel Moore Dean. She and her sister, Shirley, were raised by their paternal grandparents, George and Elizabeth Dean. Naomi married Kenneth E. Edwards on June 27, 1946, and were looking forward to celebrating their 74th Anniversary. She attended Grand Valley schools. Naomi worked briefly at Queen Cutlery and also cooked for several nursing homes. She was an active member of the Grand Valley United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and played the piano and organ for many years. Naomi loved her Bible, filling notebook after notebook with words of scripture. She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband Ken of Grand Valley; a son Kenneth Edwards Jr. and wife Susie of Grand Valley; two daughters, Barbara Anthony and Judith Hogue and husband Rolland “Bub” of Titusville; plus numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren and two sisters, Shirley Dean and Peggie Hott. Private services are being conducted for the family by the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St., with Rev. Ralph Culp, officiating. Interment will be at Newton Cemetery, Grand Valley. Friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon and celebration of Naomi’s life at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 30th at the First Baptist Church 216 N. Perry St. If you wish to leave a condolence for the family, go to