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Naomi Fuchs


Naomi Ruth Fuchs, 80, of Blue Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at her residence.

Born May 12, 1939, in North Baltimore, Ohio, she was the daughter of Paul E. Eninger and Margaret (Wagler) Eninger. She married Don W. Fuchs on Oct. 1, 1961, and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Kevin Fuchs (spouse, Alfonso Ochoa) of Chicago, Illinois, and Matt Fuchs (wife, Mary) of Shelbyville; two sisters, Esther Gahimer (husband, Sonny) of Manilla and Rachel Markley of Fountaintown; six nephews, one niece, and several other nieces and nephews; three grandchildren, Dakota Fuchs, Caleb Fuchs (wife, Hannah) and Megan Fuchs; one great-granddaughter, Merideth Ann Fuchs; one step-granddaughter Melissa Morrow; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Margaret Eninger. 

Mrs. Fuchs had lived most of her lifetime in this area and was a homemaker. She had previously been employed for several years for Southwestern School Corporation and worked at Cunningham Gardens for 15 years. She graduated from Manilla High School in 1957 and was a 61-year member of Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, and the Ladies Christian Union Women's Fellowship. She was the State Christian Union Council Secretary for 38 years, a 50-year member of the Buzzin Duzzin Homemaker's Extension Club, a Major Hospital volunteer, and official bookkeeper for Southwestern High School volleyball and basketball for 35 years.

Naomi enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, gardening and flowers, needlework, and writing letters to her worldwide pen pals. She dearly loved her family and grandchildren and cherished every moment she spent with them.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, 466 S. 775 E. Blue Ridge, with Rev. Jim Thurman officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Paul Morrison and Rev. Theron St. John.

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be observed on Friday evening, Aug. 9, 2019, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, from 4 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, or Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.