Naomi Yake Siela Shilling, 89 of Pierceton,died Monday, June 22, 2020, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.
Naomi was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Adams County, the daughter of Lewis and Della Frauhiger Yake. She married Leo Siela, Jr. in 1951 and he passed away in 1966. Her second marriage was to Bruce Shilling in 1974.
Naomi graduated from Lancaster High School in Wells County in 1949. She also graduated from the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1966. She worked as a registered nurse for many years. Naomi was a member, elder, and deacon of the Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 253.
Surviving besides her husband Bruce are two daughters; Dr. Debra (Scott Biberstine) Siela of Bluffton and Deanna (John) Blair of North Webster; two stepdaughters; Angie (Tom) Vachon of Markle and Stephanie (Timothy) Vachon of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Besides her first husband, Leo, Naomi was also preceded in death by her son Denny Siela; her parents; two sisters; Ruth Henschen and Hazel Liechty; and two brothers; Evan and Noah Yake.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Masks will be available and are required at the visitation and funeral service
A grave site service will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials are to the University St. Francis St. Joseph’s Hospital Nursing Scholarship Fund in Fort Wayne.