Naoma Humphreys

Naoma F. Humphreys, 92, of Waukon, formerly of Lanark, IL, passed away to her heavenly home Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Family graveside services will be held at a later date in Clinton, IL.

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 May 14, 1929 to Oran and Hilda (Wright) Wade of rural Clinton, IL. Naoma went to country school until her family moved into Clinton, and in 1948 she 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.

October 20, 1950, she married the love of her life, Boyce Humphreys; they raised five children and were longtime residents of Lanark, IL. 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, IL and Scott (Mary Ellen) Humphreys of Western Springs, IL; three daughters: Helen (Chuck) Coggins of Plainview, MN, Nelda (Bruce) Meador of Waukon and Lauretta (Mike) Boyer of Lanark, IL; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Boyce, who died in 2016; her parents; two brothers; one sister; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

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