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Naomi K. Holsopple

Naomi K. Holsopple, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 23, 2008 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.

She was born Sept. 9, 1918 near Thomas Mills, Pa., a daughter of John and Pearl (Thomas) Alwine. She married Alvin Holsopple on April 26, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1994.

A resident of the Archbold area over 50 years, she was a homemaker, and did housekeeping and was a tour guide at Sauder Village.

She was also a volunteer quilter at Sauder Village, and was a member of the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold.

She is survived by six sons, David (Aldine) Holsopple of Wauseon, Paul (Pauline) Holsopple of Fort Wayne, Ind., Thomas (Marcia) Holsopple of West Unity, James (Sandy) Holsopple and Mark (Connie) Holsopple, both of Archbold, and John (Cindy) Holsopple of West Jefferson, N.C.; two daughters, Mary (Robert) Miller of Archbold, and Martha (Mark) Miller of Boswell, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lowel (Bernice) Alwine of Hollsopple, Pa.; three sisters, Reda Kaufman of Boswell, Pa., Edna Kaufman of Hollsopple, Pa., and Ida (Sam) Holsopple of Pettisville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one great-grandson; one brother, Walter Alwine; four sisters, Leora Kaufman, Mary Alwine, Ivie Short, and Amy Cable.

Services were held on Saturday at the Central Mennonite Church with Pastors Bill Holsopple, Jeffrey Smith, and Charles Gautsche officiating. Interment followed in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold was in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials be given to the Central Mennonite Church.

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