Naomi (Nelson) Gaff

December 7, 1924 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 95)


Naomi Gaff, 95, of Churubusco, passed away on November 14, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born in Churubusco, on December 7, 1924, to the late Marion and Estella (Green) Nelson. She spent her formative years in Churubusco.

Naomi was married to Wilbur Gaff in Columbia City, on July 3, 1943. He preceded her in death on April 11, 2008.

She was a member of the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene.

Naomi is survived by five daughters, Marsha Hoffman, Marna (Jerry) Hinen, Annabeth (Joe) Skinner, Bonnie (Mike) Lambert, and Debra D. Gaff; a son, Brent (Shelly) Gaff; a sister, Virgina Wilkham; 18 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a half-brother; a granddaughter, Deziree.

Graveside services will take place at Eel River Cemetery on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 2:15 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Whitley County Humane Shelter.

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Graveside Service
November 16, 2020

2:15 PM
Eel River Cemetery
11022 Carroll Rd
Churubusco, IN 46723


Whitley County Humane Shelter
951 S Line Street, Columbia City IN 46725
Tel: 1-260-244-6664

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