McKEE, Naomi Jean born September 25, 1927, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
The fifth of six daughters of Della (Baber) Adams and Lewis Adams, Naomi, like her family since 1862, was a lifelong resident of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Naomi and James A. McKee were married on March 6, 1947.
During the span of her career, Naomi was employed by Antioch Bookplate Company, Vernay Laboratory, and the Yellow Springs Instrument Company from which she retired after 38 years.
She retired as Director of Human Resources in 1986. When the Vernay Laboratory was recognized for outstanding war effort, Naomi was presented an "E Pin" by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
In addition to raising 5 children, Naomi served on the boards of Friends Care Community and the Glen Forest Cemetery and was a member of the Victorettes, the Aristocrats, the Culture Club, the Retirement Set, the Yellow Springs Instrument Company Retirees, and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
Naomi enjoyed knitting, bowling, cooking, reading, traveling, playing bridge, spending time with her family, and rooting for her favorite team, the Cincinnati Reds.
Naomi was an active member of First Baptist Church, Yellow Springs, until her health began to decline.
She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 54 years, James McKee; sisters, Genevieve (Drake) Rivers, Lois (Floyd) Edwards, and Charlotte (Edgar) Jordan; and her loving son-in-law, Frederick J. Smith, III.
Survivors include her five children, Barrett M. Teamor, Karen S. McKee, Jean McKee, James L. McKee, and Sandra M. Smith; seven grandchildren, Toussaint, Julian and Ricardo Teamor, Rhyan Smith, Rachel Gardiner, Kelly Smith-Garcia, and Victoria Thornton; beloved great grandson, Triston Teamor; two loving sisters, Isabel (Cecil) Newman and Evelyn (David) Hill, both of Yellow Springs, OH; sisters-in-law Shirley Gladney, Beverly (Larry) Norfleet, Sheila Mays, and brothers-in-law Clarence (Emma) Mays and Fred Mays; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She also leaves dear friends, Gertrude Cunningham and her traveling buddy, Bernice Kirk.
She was a strong supporter of the James A. McKee Scholarship Fund where contributions can be made in her honor at P.O. Box 263, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387-0263. Services will be held Friday, December 9, 2011 at 1 PM at the First Baptist Church, 600 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387, Pastor Vurn O. Mullins, officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 AM with the family present from 11 AM until time of service.
Interment will be in Glen Forest Cemetery, immediately following the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Porter-Qualls Funeral Home.
Published in Springfield News-Sun from December 4 to December 8, 2011