Naomi Josephine Harriman, age 81 of Cherryvale, Kansas went to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
The celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Cornerstone Church in Caney, KS. Her cousin Mark Artherton will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Fawn Creek Cemetery north of Tyro, KS under the direction of Potts Chapel in Caney, KS.
Visitation will be from 12 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Potts Chapel in Caney, KS. Friends may leave online condolences at www.pottsfuneralhome.com
Naomi was very generous and donated to many causes including spending hours making sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags for the homeless. In lieu of flowers, the family is determining a suitable charity. Any desired memorials and contributions could be left in her name at Potts Chapel.
Naomi was born April 12, 1935 in rural Caney, KS on the Conley Ranch to Bill and Josephine (Simpson) Carinder. She grew up in Caney, KS and graduated from Caney High School in 1953. On November 19, 1954 Naomi married Bob Harriman at her parent's home in rural Caney. The couple made their home in various locations. In their early-married life, they began in the rural Caney area then moved to Cherryvale then to Texas. They returned to their roots in Caney then followed a dream by ranching in Idaho. They returned to their final homestead farm west of Cherryvale.
Naomi was multi-talented and held various positions throughout her accomplished career life such as: dental assistant to Dr. Hansen, a bank secretary, a switchboard operator, a waitress, and she also worked at Sunflower Farms in Cherryvale. Naomi was also a homemaker - but she made the home! She and Bob worked side by side on their dairy farm where she worked from dawn to dusk. Once Naomi retired from her farm tasks, she continued sharing her love by nurturing her grandchildren and other dearly loved children in her home, while also finding time for the elderly in the community. She was a member of Hazeldell Southern Baptist Church in Cherryvale where she played the piano and gave her all to the church family.
Survivors include her husband Bob, still residing at their farm home, oldest son Glen and wife Donna Harriman of Whitleyville, TN, daughter Lois and husband Kevin Lay of Coffeyville, KS, and youngest son Chuck and wife Lana Harriman of Lawrence, KS. Brother Bill and wife Evelyn Carinder of Caney, KS, sister Ethel Dunn of Pawhuska, OK, sister-in-law Phyllis Harriman of Tulsa, OK, brother-in-law Sam Levisee of Fort Worth, TX, and many cousins -including a special cousin, Marge. Grandchildren: Angel, Mandi, Vince, Erin, Justin, Micah, Kolby, Courtney, Erick, Regan and Holly. Great grandchildren: Hanna, Trever, Tierra, Lilly, Tommy, Luke, Jake, Mallory, Marissa, Abigail and Coy. Finally, great-great granddaughter Amelia Rose.