Naomi Gillman


     Naomi R. Gillman, age 86, of Lamar, passed away at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Landmark Hospital in Joplin.


     Naomi was born June 7, 1922, at Lockwood, Missouri, to Charley and Dolly (Turner) Armstrong.  On March 15, 1941, at Greenfield, she married Harland E. Gillman and they made their home on the Gillman family farm in Dade County.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed farming with Harland for many years.  Naomi was an excellent cook who enjoyed having extra friends at the dinner table.  She was a talented and prolific quilter, making quilts for every family member. After semi-retiring in 1982, Harland and Naomi moved to Lamar where Naomi was an active member of Lamar United Methodist Church, the Fidelis Sunday School Class, and Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Hope Chapter #74. 


     Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean & Joe Bartlett, Lockwood; two grandsons and their wives, Bruce & Toni Bartlett, Lockwood, and Brent & Lori Bartlett, Liberal; four great-granddaughters, Haley Marie, Kelsey Lanae, Mikayla Marie, and Chloe Elizabeth Bartlett.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harland, August 31, 2007; her parents; a brother, Charles Armstrong; and four sisters, Ida Thieman, Fay Hendrickson, Lucille Johnson and Alberta Weaver.


     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery near Sylvania, Missouri.


     Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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