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Naoma Ruth House

September 1, 1929 — January 5, 2019

Naoma Ruth House, 89, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born September 1, 1929 in Bradford, Ohio to the late Emmert and Mary (Landis) Brewer.

In addition to her parents, Naoma was preceded in death by her husband, William House, whom she married September 22, 1947; her great-great grandsons, Daniel Whittington II, and Samuel Millheim; and her sister, Evelyn Mitrione.

Naoma and Bill had many passions in life; they enjoyed polka dancing and raising and showing Belgian draft horses. They owned and operated the House's Custom Butchering shop for 43 years. Bill was the love of her life. Naoma had a strong faith in the Lord and served her church and community. While at Beamsville Church, she taught Sunday school and directed the junior choir and is currently a member of Ansonia United Methodist Church. She was a proud republican and was a member of the Darke County Republican Committee, "GO TRUMP!!!"

Naoma always thought of others. Everyone, and I mean everyone, got a birthday and Christmas card. You couldn't escape her hugs and kisses. She enjoyed her time at Brethren Retirement Community tried to get to know everyone there. She loved her family and adored her grandchildren.

Naoma is survived by her children and their spouses, Leanna and Greg Whittington of Gettysburg, Ohio, and John and Stephanie House of Greenville; her grandchildren, Doug Whittington of Greenville, Darin (Carey) Whittington of Versailles, Meagan Wampler of Springfield, Ohio, Natalie House of Greenville, and Maggie House of Greenville; her great grandchildren, Dan (Renee) Whittington, Ashley (Chris) Gaynor, Marcus Grisez, Macy (Matt) Millheim, Reid Whittington, Emma Whittington, Anna Rohrer, Preslie Wampler, Mia Wampler, and Emerson Wampler. Naoma also leaves her great-great grandchildren, Jenna, Mitchell, Emily, and Claire Whittington, Aubrey Gaynor, and Ellie Millheim; and her sisters-in-law, Marjorie Darding, and Sue Rhoades-Christian; countless nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Naoma's life will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Roger Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in Beamsville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, from 10AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contribution may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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