Posted: Fri 1:45 PM, May 09, 2014
Funeral Home: Kimes Funeral Home
Garnet Eloise Naylor, 86, died on May 7, 2014 at Camden Clark Medical Center of complications following surgery.
She was born in Parkersburg, WV on September 14, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Gertrude Wigal Emrick and Clarence Ray Emrick.
She graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1945. She was happily married to Leonard Earle Naylor for 67 years.
She worked for New England Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Ideal Box Company. She retired from Borg-Warner Chemical Company (GE) after 17 years of working in the Purchasing Department.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member of the Good Will Sunday School Class. Throughout the years she had served the church in a variety of roles including counselor for the youth group, Membership Secretery, and Secretery of the Administrative Board.
Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Bernard and Ray Emrick, and a half-sister, Jan Blanchard.
Eloise is survived by her husband, Earle, daughter Vickie (Frank) Bono of Parkersburg; 2 grandsons, Eric (Beth) Bono of Lakewood, CO and Jeremy (Susie) Bono of Colorado Springs, CO. ; four great grandchildren, Ellia and Celine Bono of Colorado Springs and Phoebe and Shane Bono of Lakewood; her brother Charles "Chuck" (Sue) Emrick of Mineral Wells; half-brother Greg (Carolyn) Emrick of Mineola, TX; foster grandson Joe Buffington of Los Angeles ; sister in law Juanita Emrick of Belpre; sister in law Carolee Emrick of Charleston, WV; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews and many dearly loved friends. Among her most cherished friends are members of her sewing club that met continuously for more than fifty years.
Eloise was a loving and kind person, and, in her quiet way, was always eager to help family, friends, and aquaintances who were in need. She loved nothing more than having her house filled with family and friends. A friend fittingly described her as; "gentle in her speech, generous in her heart, gorgeous in her spirit."
Foremost, Eloise was a devout Christian who was deeply committed to her religious values and lived her life as a faithful witness to Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Her greatest legacy was the Christian example she set for all who knew and loved her.
She enjoyed visiting her beloved grandsons in Colorado. She was known as "Granny Great" to her four great grandchildren. She always told everyone that it was not because she was great but because she was already "Granny" to her grandsons. Nonetheless, her grandchildren and great grandchildren truly believed she was, indeed, great.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 11:00 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Pastor Dave Stilgenbauer and Reverend Marjorie Bevans will officiate and burial will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery.
The visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 PM today at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street, Parkersburg and an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 2404 10th Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or to the Wood County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 462 Parkersburg, WV 26102.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com