Naomi Faye Roberts


Naomi Faye Roberts, age 84, of Eddyville, Iowa passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Serenity House of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Visitation for Naomi will be held from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel. Naomi's family will be greeting friends from 4-6:00 p.m., Sunday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel. Family burial will follow services at Bridgeport Cemetery of rural Eddyville.

Naomi was born on Oct. 16, 1932, in Lacey, Iowa to Leland and Edna (Autry) Stigers. She was raised in Oskaloosa and graduated from Oskaloosa High School, Class of 1951.

On Sept. 1, 1951 Naomi and William L. Roberts were united in marriage. Naomi and William were blessed with seven children and 53 years of marriage. William died on Aug. 21, 2005.

Right after high school Naomi worked for the Continental Overall Factory. She was a homemaker, raising her family and she also cleaned homes for many years around Eddyville. For 16 years she was a dietary aid in Mediapolis.

Naomi enjoyed fishing, camping, square dancing, sewing, puzzles, and especially her family.

Naomi is survived by six children, Tim (Peggy) Roberts of Ottumwa, Kathy (Tom) Fryer and Anna Roberts of Oskaloosa, Dave (Debi) Roberts of Eddyville, Nancy (Mike) Russell of Knoxville and Molly (Jeff) Krizer of Delta; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 9 great great-grandchildren. Naomi is also survived by two sisters, Lucille (Robert) Thompson of Beacon and Laura Autry of Davenport and one brother Glen (Marilyn) Stigers of Rose Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leland and Edna Stigers; step-father Bernard Loring; her husband William Roberts; her son Stephen Roberts; six sisters, Eathol Piper, Leatha Neilson, Opal Harvey, Fern Roberts, Elsie Caves, and Marilyn Steele; four brothers, Melvin, Estil, Dale, and Roy Stigers; and her companion Jack Rife.

A memorial has been established in Naomi's name to Hospice. Condolences may be sent to The Eddyville Funeral Chapel is assisting Naomi's family with services.
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