Naomi L. Blunt, age 83 of New Douglas, IL passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born on Monday, May 8, 1933 in Bond County, IL. She was the daughter of Orlo E. and Pearl (Richardson) Watson. She was married to Bobby Gene Blunt on October 22, 1950. He preceded her in death on Friday, May 1, 1998.
Naomi worked as a Clerk.
She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, New Douglas Elementary School, and Kraigher’s Store.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas, IL; New Douglas Old Settlers-Community Club; The Home Extension; New Douglas Senior Citizens; She was also a volunteer for the New Douglas School and the New Douglas Elementary Sausage Supper. Naomi spent time caring for others, reading to others, and performing numerous other jobs at the New Douglas Elementary School. She loved baking for others, helping others, and she loved her family.
She is survived by her 2 Sons: Elvin Blunt, his wife Alice of New Douglas, IL;
Michael Blunt, his wife Vicki of Sorento, IL;
1 Daughter: Patricia Rausch, her husband Frank of New Douglas, IL;
4 Grandchildren: Jennifer Ruschhaupt, her husband Tim;
Julie Wadlow, her husband Andrew;
Katie Rausch, her fiance’ Doug Crossen;
and Kathy Rausch;
3 Step Grandchildren: Mark Massey, his wife Danielle;
Shari Adair, her husband Tim;
Ruth Reincke, her husband Roger;
Great Grandchildren: Lucas Wadlow and McKenzie Ruschhaupt;
Step Great Grandchildren: Dale Reincke, Heather Reincke Greenwood,
Brandon Adair, Brittani Adair Robertson, Rachel Adair Crouse, Mark Massey Jr., Erin Massey, and Megan Massey;
Step Great-Great Grandchildren: Ella Greenwood, Amya Greenwood, Kyla Greenwood, Westin Greenwood, Sydney Reincke, Madison Reincke, Payton Reincke, Ellie Crouse, Ava Crouse, Audrey Robertson, and Reed Adair;
Sisters: Betty Peterson of Livingston, IL;
Barbara Jacoby, her husband Mike of Godfrey, IL;
Sisters-in-law: Dorothy Watson and Phyllis Blunt;
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Parents: Orlo E. and Pearl (Richardson) Watson;
Husband: Bobby Gene Blunt;
Sisters: Mabel Lavin, Marie Watson, and Janice “Jane” Watson;
Brothers: Kenneth “Buster” Watson and Billy Watson;
Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Vincent Peterson, Donald Reed, and Edward Cress;
Fay & Sylvia Blunt, Raymond & Mildred Blunt, Madge & Kenneth Smith, Donald Blunt, Richard & Donna Blunt, Marie & Ralph Cripe, Harold & Irene Blunt, Stan & Betty Blunt, and Wayne Blunt..
Funeral Services for Naomi Blunt will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church located at 205 N 7th St in New Douglas, IL 62074 with the Rev. Mark E. Sidney officiating.
A Visitation for Naomi Blunt will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas, IL.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Naomi Blunt can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the New Douglas Cemetery, or to the New Douglas Fire Department.