Naomi Knier, 52, of Hugoton, Kan., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Odyssey Hospice in Amarillo, Texas.
Naomi (Decker) Knier was born Jan. 24, 1960, in Hooker to Wilbur Dean and Ida Mae Zordel Decker. She grew up in Hooker, graduating with the class of 1978. Naomi received her associate of applied science degree from Seward County Community College. She worked at Hooker High School as Bill Longest’s secretary for four years. In 1984, Naomi went to work for First National Bank of Hooker as a teller, then as a loan secretary before advancing to the president’s executive assistant. She worked for FNB-Hooker for 28 years.
Naomi was united in marriage to Donald D. Knier Sr. on March 25, 1994, at the Hugoton (Kan.) United Methodist Church. They made their home south of Hugoton. Naomi truly enjoyed her gardening. She could not grow a house plant, but she could produce an abundant crop of vegetables. She enjoyed visiting the cabin in Cascara, Colo., spending time talking to her daughter on the telephone every day and loving on her cats, Tobi and Little Bit.
Naomi was preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Denise Knier Leonard, and great-niece, Kara Rundles.
She is survived by her husband, Donnie, of the home; her daughter, Lori Dawn Carroll and husband, Kelly, of Poteau; stepsons, Donald “DD” Knier Jr. and wife, Tonya, David Knier, and stepson-in-law Jan Leonard and wife, Sherri, all of Hugoton; three sisters, Janice McCann and husband, Daniel, of Hooker, Sharon Frittz of Elk City, and Shirley Dennis and husband, William, of Hartman, Colo; special cousins, Christ Zordel of Spearville, Kan., and Yvonne Clark of Denver; and many nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Hugoton United Methodist Church with Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Burial will be in Hugoton Cemetery directed by Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and at the church from 9 a.m. to time of services on Wednesday.
Memorials are suggested to the Denise Leonard Medical Education Scholarship Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945.
Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com .