September 3, 2011
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:00 AM Mansfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Mansfield
D. Naomi (Linsenmayer) Buchholtz, 86, of Springfield, formerly of St. Paris, passed forward, Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 2, 1925 in Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter of John Kemp and Mildred Elizabeth (Wolf) Linsenmayer.
Naomi was a graduate of Mansfield High School. She continued her education, at Wittenberg University, and then, attended the University of Pittsburg, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She earned her Masters of Education from the University of Dayton in 1977.
Naomi served as a Registered Nurse at Community Hospital in Springfield for several years, as well as a nurse educator at Community Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield, where she was active in their health and visitation ministries.
Naomi served on the Board of Trustees for Osterlen Services for Youth, Young Women’s Mission and was one of the original Trustees and a charter member of the Johnson-St. Paris EMS.
She was a volunteer for Hospice, Literacy Center and Clark County Elderly United. Naomi was a pastor’s wife and was active in the various churches where her husband, Luther, served.
She is survived by her foster daughter, Eileen Daffron of New Port, Rhode Island; a grandson, Greg Daffron and a great grandson, Kai Jacob Daffron both of Rhode Island and several nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Luther E. Buchholtz, who died April 26, 1974, her parents and her step mother, Flo.
Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in Mansfield Memorial Park, Park Avenue West, Mansfield with her nephew, Pastor Stephen Foster officiating.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011 in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1801 St. Paris Pike, Springfield with Pastor Dan Powell officiating.
A special thanks to the staff of the Legacy at Forest Glen for the loving and compassionate care given to Naomi.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Mowana, Camper Scholarship fund, LOMO Central Office, 863 Eastwind Dr., Westerville, Ohio 43081.
Services are entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana.
Condolences may be expressed to the funeral home at www.vernonfh.com.