Naomi (Beam) Gardner, the daughter of Ulysses and Kate Beam, was born Oct 20, 1892, near Nebraska City, Neb. She moved to Iowa with her family when she was five years old.
She was united in marriage to Joseph Gardner on Nov 6, 1912. To this union were born six children. They lived on a farm south of Riverton, Iowa, for many years, later moving into town.
In early life she was baptized into the Baptist church.
She had been a resident of Nebraska City Manor for the past eight years.
She died Feb 7 at St Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City. She was 91.
Preceding her in death were three children: Louis Gardner, James Gardner and Martin Gardner.
She is survived y three children: Alma Powell, Rock Port, Mo, Earl K. Garnder, Port Hueneme, Calif.; and Grace Graham, Nebraska City; six grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchil; a brother Raymond Beam of Mead, Neb.; and three sisters-in-law; Mabel Beam and Hazel Beam of Red Oak and Leola Harms of Clarinda.
Funeral services were held at the Shull Funeral Home in Riverton on Feb 9 with the Rev Charles Ragland of Nebraska City officiating. Music was provided by the
Rev and Mrs Paul Pillow of Hamburg. Mrs Don Eggers was at the memory book and Mrs Wesley Ward and Mrs Bob O'Dell cared for the flowers. Casket bearers were
Jeffrey Powell, Douglas Kingsolver, August Foster, Eddie Foster, Charles Gardner and Martin Gardner. Burial was in Utterback Cemetery, south of Riverton.
Source:~ transcribed by Pat O'Dell