Archive for Sunday, May 4, 2003

Naomi Martha Kingsley

May 4, 2003


— Services for Naomi Martha Kingsley, 87, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery.

Mrs. Kingsley died Friday, May 2, 2003, at a Topeka care facility.

She was born May 12, 1915, in Cummings, the daughter of James William and Virginia "Ginnie" Frances (McDowell) Guinn. She had lived in Oskaloosa from 1946 to 1960, in Lawrence for 11 years and in Topeka for 20 years.

She was a sales clerk at the P.N. Hirsch Clothing Store and a cafeteria worker at Highland Park High School, both in Topeka. She formerly had owned and operated The Diner in Oskaloosa and was a cook for the Hamm Town custom harvest crew in Perry.

She married John T. Shrimplin. They later divorced. She married Ernest Francis Kingsley on Sept. 4, 1942, in Reno, Nev. He died May 31, 1974.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Richard Shrimplin and Leslie Wayne Shrimplin, both of Topeka; two daughters, Meriam Mize, Meriden, and Nancy Othick, Lawrence; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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