Naomi E. (Mayes) Stimatze, age 88, died July 11, 2012 at Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center, Pratt. She was born Feb. 5, 1924 in Larned, the daughter of Ora and Zella (Boshell) Mayes. She was a homemaker and resident of Byers since 1968. Her memberships include the Byers United Methodist Church and UMW.
On Dec. 26, 1941, she married Leo A. Stimatze in Larned. He died in 2007.
Survivors include a son, Aaron Stimatze, Byers.; two daughters, Jolene Mick, St. John, and Kathy Rolo, Lawn, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by both parents; brothers, Joseph, Lewis and Ora Jr.; two half-brothers and a sister, Pricilla Drake.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Minnis Chapel, St. John, with Fred Pinkerton presiding. Burial will follow in the Neelands Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 15, from 1-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Byers Volunteer Fire Department or South Wind Hospice in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, Ks 67576.