NAOMA W. HOENER
Naoma W. Hoener, 89, of the Good Samaritan Home died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday (September 14, 2013) in the home.
Born May 19, 1924 in Payson, IL. Naoma was born Naoma Uppinghouse, but orphaned. She was adopted by Willard and Agnes Wilkey on September 3, 1929. She married Wayne Schmeltzle prior to World War II and divorced soon after the war's end. She then married Russell Herbert Hoener on April 30, 1947 and they lived life together until his death on July 18, 1999.
Naoma was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ from March 21, 1937 until her death. She was active in the church, serving as Sunday school teacher, Senior Youth Advisor, and office/clerical help. She was active in the church until her failing memory caused her to stop. Naoma was active in American Business Women's Association and served as president and held other offices. She and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels from the 1960's until her failing health caused her to quit in the early 2000's. She was also Cub Scout den mother when her son was of the Cub Scout age.
She was employed by the International Shoe Factory until it closed in 1963. While there she advanced from factory worker to office worker to office manager. After the plant closed, she worked for Rinella Company as office manager until she retired. She also was the manager of the Gem City Drive Inn during the early 1960's.
Survivors include her son Wayne D. Hoener of Fairfield, OH and a grandson Eric D. Hoener of Chicago, IL.
Mrs. Hoener was preceded in death by her parents and adopted parents, her sisters Thelma McCabe and Mildred Bagley, a brother Clyde Wilkey, cousins Ethel Lee Bliven and Shirley Jackson and others. She was the last of her generation.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning 10:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Kramer officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 and Wednesday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter or to Salem Church.