Naomi L. McCleary
Naomi L. McCleary, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Kokomo Place. She was born Aug. 22, 1933, in Peru, the daughter of the late George and Adah (McNutt) Kenworthy. On Sept. 29, 1951, she married John F. McCleary, who survives.
Naomi graduated from Peru High School and Indiana Business College. She retired in 1990 from Public Service of Indiana after 23 years of service as a secretary. Naomi was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and taught piano at her home. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, and going to musicals.
Along with her husband, John, Naomi is survived by her children, Jon McCleary, Julie (Doug) Arnold, and Jane (Terry) Heltzel; grandchildren, Derek McCleary, Sean (Brittney) McCleary, Matt McCleary, Megan (Joe) McCleary, Ian (Sonia) Arnold, Adam Arnold, Emily Arnold, Stephanie (Adam) Wrightsman, and Abby (Blake) Burnett, along with nine great-grandchildren.
Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim McCleary; and sister, Marilyn Caple.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Brian Cook officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Naomi's memory to the Kokomo Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be left online at
Published on November 5, 2019


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Jane Malinowski
Nov 09, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Just found out today. She was a wonderful and loving woman and will be missed.
Beth Roseland
Nov 08, 2019
I admired Naomi’s love for her children. Every interaction I had with her, she was always so cheerful and friendly, and ready to fill me in on the whereabouts of her children. She was such a positive spirit!
Carol Brock Cameron
Nov 05, 2019
I always enjoyed talking with Naomi. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren.
Mark and Linda Levesque
Nov 05, 2019
So sorry for your families loss. Naomi was always pleasant and friendly. Rest In Peace my friend.