Naomi Rose (Downing) Schmitz

May 29, 2022

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Private immediate family graveside services for Naomi (Pat) Schmitz, Medford, Oklahoma will be at Rosemound Cemetery, Medford, Oklahoma.  Arrangements are under the direction of  Stittsworth Funeral Service, Medford, Oklahoma. 

Naomi was born September 1, 1922 on a farm north of Medford to Francis Belmont and Rose Kottas Downing and passed away on May 29, 2022. She attended District 19 Grade School, Gore High School, and attended Medford High School, graduating in 1939.

On November 27, 1941 she married Robert Maddy Schmitz at the First Methodist Church in Medford, Oklahoma.  They resided in Skiatook, Oklahoma and later moved to their farm east of Medford where they resided until 1969.  After her husband's death, she moved to Medford where she resided until her death.

Naomi was a member of the Rural Progressive Club, Medford Home Demonstration Club and First Methodist Church, Medford, Oklahoma.

Naomi was a kind, loving, caring mother who always gave of herself above and beyond; unselfishly. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Naomi's survivors’ are her daughter, Linda Freeman of Enid, Oklahoma; and daughter-in-law Brenda Schmitz of Medford, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren, Terri Furniss of Knoxville, Tennessee; Mike Hayes and Danesa of Enid, Oklahoma; Tracey Andrews of Enid, Oklahoma; Mark Schmitz and Patti of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Phil Schmitz and Debra of Meridan, Kansas, Lance Schmitz and Ashley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and 5 great grandchildren.

Naomi was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert in 1969, her son Gary, sisters Georgia Dacus and Elwanda Fortmeyer, brother Harley J. Downing and her parents.

The family requests that any Memorial Donations in Naomi's memory be made to Hospice Circle of Love in Enid, OK.

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