Naomi R. (Babcock) Thompson, 82, Sandusky, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, in the Erie County Care Facility.
She was born in Sandusky, May 7, 1926. She was employed by Ohio Bell as a telephone operator, retiring in 1977 after 22 years. She was a member of Pioneers of Ohio Bell, honorary member of Perseverance Lodge and Zenobia Shrine of Toledo, volunteer for Monroe School in Sandusky, and Philco Ten Plus Club. Naomi loved spending time with her family, baking and walking.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Roy) Patterson and Judy Thompson, both of Sandusky; son, Harry (Arlene) Thompson, Sandusky; grandchildren, Roy (Joey) Patterson, Steven (Kelly) Patterson, Matthew (Kendra) Thompson, Harry "Butch" (Kristen Cameron) Thompson Jr., Beth Ann (Kevin) Wagner, and Jennifer (Gregg) Eschedor; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; sisters, Esther Keating and Audrey Shafer, both of Sandusky; sister-in-law, Marie Babcock, Sandusky; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F. Thompson in 1986; parents, Joseph Babcock and Alta (Sharp) Babcock Peach; brothers Joseph "Dutch" Babcock and David D. Babcock; and brothers-in-law, Wilfred Keating and William Shafer.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Friends may also call from 10 a.m., Tuesday, until funeral services at 11 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Bardshar Road, Sandusky; the Rev. Philip Gardner will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 508 Bardshar Road, Sandusky, OH 44870, Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, Sandusky Masonic Temple Association, 304 Wayne St., Sandusky, OH 44870 or Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.