The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 12, 2013

Naomi Adams

Published 2-12-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral service for Naomi Adams, 94, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Canton Christian Church, with Steve Driskill officiating. Burial will be in Canton Cemetery under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.

Naomi Josephine (Jones) Adams was born March 17, 1918, to David William and Ada Annie (Brint) Jones near Caldwell, Kan.

Her father was a farmer near South Haven, Kan., where she started her schooling.

A short time thereafter, the family sold the farm in Kansas and purchased one outside of Oakwood, Okla. One of her fondest childhood memories was a trip the family took by Model T to visit her father’s sister, Nellie, in Portland, Ore., in 1925. Naomi attended and graduated from Con 6 School.

She married John R. Adams July 20, 1939, in Enid, Okla. They lived in Canton four years before moving to Seiling, where they farmed for five years. They bought the Seiling Motel in 1948, and operated it until 1975.

She was active in the Blaine and Dewey County Home Extension, a member of Eastern Star and a Charter Member of Canton Senior Citizen’s Club.

Naomi died peacefully at the Seiling Nursing Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; three sisters, Wilma Threlkeld, Ethel Jones and Mildred Carney; and one brother, James Jones.

Survivors include her son, J.R. Adams of Jan Juc, Australia, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Canton Senior Citizens Center or the church of the donor’s choice, with the funeral home serving as custodian at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724.

Condolences may be made online at www.haigler pierce.com.

(Submitted by family)