Naomi Lee Krehbiel, daughter of AJ. and Clara M. (Hirschler) Brubacher, was born March 21, 1919 at
Perry, Oklahoma, and passed away April 6, 2016 at Kidron Bethel in North Newton.
Naomi was united in Marriage with Orlando B. (Barney) Krehbiel on December 28, 1939 in the West Zion
Mennonite Church at Moundridge, Kansas. They established their home in Newton, Kansas, and
remained there until a move to North Newton in 1952, where Naomi has lived ever since.
Naomi was a mother and homemaker until the early 1960’s, when she began working at J.C. Penney Co.
in Newton. Later, she was employed at the former Hesston Corporation in Hesston, Kansas until her
retirement. She was active in the Cooper and Northridge Schools’ P.T.A.s while her children attended
those schools. She was an active member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church, where she taught
Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, as well as serving on various church committees for many
Survivors include daughter, Barbara (Dr. Richard) Stucky of Denver, CO, son Bradley (Patricia) Krehbiel of
Shawnee, and son-in-law Dr. Don (Anne) Griswold of Lancaster, PA, grandsons Brian (Maryann) Griswold
of Downingtown, PA, and Darren Griswold of Medial PA, step-granddaughters Kim (Shawn) Poores and
Michelle Nickolett of Prairie Village, great-grandchildren Kevin and Holly Griswold, and step-great-
grandchildren Deegan and Ian Poores and Ethan Nickolett. Also surviving are brother Jack Brubacher of
Winfield, sisters Kathryn Stucky of Newton and Yvonne (Allen) Dalke of McPherson, and many nieces
Naomi was proceded in death by her parents, husband Orlando B. “Barney”, brothers E.J. Brubacher and Don
Brubacher, sister Ruth Dirks, and daughter Karen Griswold.
Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday April 12, 2016 in First Mennonite of Christian Cemetery of Moundridge, Kansas. Memorial service will follow, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Newton Area Senior Citizen Center, or Bethel College Mennonite Church.