November 30, -0001 - February 1, 2012
STOCK, Naomi Ferguson, loving wife of James Stock, mother of Jonathan Kent Stock (married to Dr. Kimberly Vincent Stock), grandmother of Heather Nicole Stock and Nathan James Stock, died February 1, 2012, after nearly two years of cancer treatment. Naomi graduated valedictorian of her high school, attended Ohio State University, graduated cum laude from Miami University and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, earned a Masterâ€™s Degree and spent a 38 year career in education in Southwest Ohio: Lakota School District, Greene County JVS, Princeton City Schools (Department Chair), and 26 years as a supervisor in the Great Oaks Career and Technical Program. She received the state supervisor of the year award in 1995. She was active in her professional organizations serving as state president, and was honored as a 50-year member of the National Organization (AAFCS). A long-time member of the Church of the Nazarene, she contributed to its educational outreach and participated in Work and Witness programs in building churches in third world countries including Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, and Papua New Guinea. Active in Republican Party politics in Butler County, she served as Precinct leader and on the Central Committee for 23 years and was secretary for ten of those years. She was named â€œRepublican of the Yearâ€ for Butler County in 2008. An avid traveler, she visited 70 countries on six continents, some as often as 16 times. Twice she circumnavigated the globe in her travels â€“ once by ship and once by air. Recently, she and her husband were recognized by Miami University and the West Chester and Liberty Community Foundation for their contribution to education in SW Ohio. She loved people and was loved in return by many whose lives she touched over the years through her educational, civic, and religious activities. She will be missed by many, but especially by her family. Visitation will be held at the West Chester Church of the Nazarene, 7951 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069 on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: West Chester Church of the Nazarene.
Just read about Naomi’s passing on Facebook, and so very sorry to hear. Sympathies from Ann, Polly & Kim Pretzer to Jim Stock, Jonathon, and the families. You were great neighbors growing up and she will be missed. My memories of Shadybrook Dr. would not be complete without the Stocks. Always will visualize the beautiful, modern home they built, that fit so perfectly in the woodsy environment, but moreso, their kindness and friendship to both my parents and myself. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear family of cousins,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my heart forever. I can’t make the funeral-found out about it too late to come.
Please know that I am there in spirit.
Much Love! Karla (call me on my cell-any family that wants to visit!)
Naomi always excelled. She was thoughtful and did good work for many individuals. Naomi was an outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences professional. We are appreciative of her dependable leadership in Ohio and our nation.
We will all miss her. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
2011-12 AAFCS President and Ohio Affiliate Member
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Naomi was a unique individual. I consider myself lucky to have known her.
She was a true friend and professional mentor. She will be missed by all who knew her. The world is a better place because she was here.
Naomi was kind, gracious, hard working and a joy to work with. She was truly exemplary. Her contributions to the Great Oaks district and her support of staff and students were significant.
Aunt Naomi or “Sissy” as I knew her growing up, was my dad’s youngest sibling. I remember many family Christmas Eve gatherings in her home, and still have the last set of holiday hot rollers she gave me. She was quite an accomplished woman, and was a branch of her family tree that stretched high and wide and far from Grassy Creek, Kentucky and Scots-Irish roots. Uncle Jimmy, Jonathan, Kim and kids – keeping you all in my thoughts and hoping all the wonderful memories and photos and stories of a lifetime comfort you in this time of loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Naomi’s family. She was a wonderful Christian and an inspiration to all who were privileged to know her. May God give her family strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Randy & Becky Smith
Jim, my deepest sympathy. Naomi touched the lives of many students and staff at Great Oaks. She was a great leader. She will be missed.
Deepest Sympathy to the family
Friend of Susans
Naomi was my cousin. I remember how very kind she always was to me when we visited in Trenton. What a wonderful and fruitful life she lived. I’m so sorry, my prayers for her family and friends and colleagues.
Betty and I extend our deepest sympathy to Jim and the family on the passing of Naomi. May you experience God’s great grace during this difficult time. Please be assured of our prayers for you.
We are very sad for your loss while rejoicing in your peace and reassurance of Naomi’s home-going. Our prayers are with your family as you share memories together in the days ahead.
Pastor Mark Ledford and Westerville Church of the Nazarene
Naomi was a true “Home Economics” professional. She was a role model for many of us in the teaching field over her years with Lakota and Great Oaks. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.