Naoma F. Humphreys

Posted 1/14/22

Naoma F. Humphreys

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Naoma F. Humphreys


WAUKON, Iowa — Naoma F. Humphreys, 92, of Waukon, Iowa, formerly of Lanark, Ill., passed away to her Heavenly home on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, in Waukon.

Family graveside services will be held at a later date in Clinton. Memorials may be sent to Rock River Christian Camp, 16486 W. IL Route 64, Polo, IL 61064. Martin-Grau Funeral Home, in Waukon, is assisting the family.

Naoma, along with her twin brother Ned, were born on May 14, 1929, to Oran and Hilda (Wright) Wade of rural Clinton. Naoma went to country school until her family moved into Clinton and in 1948, graduated from Clinton High School. She worked at the local drug store and then later took a job as a cashier with the power company.

On October 20, 1950, she married the love of her life Boyce Humphreys; they raised five children and were longtime residents of Lanark, Ill. Naoma worked at Elkay Manufacturing and then later worked at Rolling Hills.

Naoma and Boyce enjoyed traveling, often to visit with children and their families. Grandchildren have memories of picnics, hiking, camping, eating out, family reunions, and spending time at Grandma’s in the summer.

Naoma played piano for church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was known for her embellished floral applique jeans and wearing pearls for any and all occasions. Naoma loved ice cream and was always ready to “eat dessert first.” She will be remembered for her positive attitude, encouragement, and generosity.

Naoma is survived by her two sons, David (Suzi) Humphreys, of Carlinville, Ill., and Scott (Mary Ellen) Humphreys, of Western Springs, Ill.; three daughters, Helen (Chuck) Coggins, of Plainview, Minn., Nelda (Bruce) Meador, of Waukon,  Iowa, and Lauretta (Mike) Boyer of Lanark, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyce, who died in 2016; parents; two brothers; one sister; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

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