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Naomi Widner

Naomi Widner, 74, of Springfield went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2008 in her residence with her loving family by her side.

She was born December 24, 1933 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, the daughter of William and Eva (Poore) Pressnell.

She married the love of her life Stanley Widner July 28, 1962. Naomi was a wonderful Christian lady of the Baptist faith and attended Liberty Baptist Church since its inception. She worked for 25 years and retired from the Clark-Shawnee School District.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arthur, Alex and Richard Pressnell and sister, Erma June Pressnell.

She leaves to cherish her memory four brothers, Lenard (Nancy) Pressnell of Columbus, Edward (Carrie) Pressnell of Waynesville, Roy (Tammy) Pressnell of Springfield and Jerry Pressnell of Greenwood, Indiana; two sisters, Mary Mink of Powell, Tennessee and Leola Justice of Springfield; a precious cousin that seemed like a sister, Bertha Woodard of Clinton, Illinois; two brothers-in-law, Harry (Adair) Widner and Jeff Widner and sister-in-law, Kathy (Bob) Williams. She is loved, cherished and survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Stephanie Haythe and Diane Pressnell. Although Naomi had no children of her own, she was mother and grandmother to many.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Reverend Ralph Butler and Pastor Kermit Rowe officiating. Entombment will follow in the Rose Hill Mausoleum.

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