Information for Naomi Oneda Sparks Keys

4 April, 1900 - 26 July, 1995

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Naomi Keys

    Naomi O. Keys, 95, of Caldwell, died Wednesday, July 26, 1995, at a Caldwell nursing home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31, 1995, at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell.  Pastor Dick Shaw of the First Baptist Church, Caldwell, will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Roswell Cemetery.
    Mrs. Keys was born April 4, 1900, in Douglas County, Missouri, to James Fillmore and Lavinia Freeman Sparks.  She was raised and educated in Missouri and married Oliver Keys, March 29, 1920.  They moved to Colorado and later came to Idaho in 1927.  Mrs. Keys had been employed by the Crookham Seed Company, the J.R. Simplot Co., Glen L. Evans and the College of Idaho.
    Mrs. Keys is survived by 8 children and their spouses, Elmer and Peggy Keys of Shingletown, California, Jewell and Allen Fretwell of Greenville, South Carolina, Bill and Marceia Keys of Caldwell, Tom and Cecile Keys of Port Charlotte, Florida, Norma and Warren Hewett of Everett, Washington, Lewis and Carolyn Keys of McCall, John and Jennye Keys of Montgomery, Alabama, and Ernest and Mary Keys of Nampa; 31 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, 8 brothers and sisters, Bob, John, Jim, Sally, Tom, Arthur and Green Sparks and Onie Low and four grandchildren, Darrel, Carolyn, Cynthia and Karen Keys.
    Mrs. Keys' family will greet their friends at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Her family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Cascade Care Center for all the care and kindnesses given to them and Mrs. Keys for the past several years



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