BLOOMINGTON — Naomi Grace Tarvin, 94, of Bloomington, passed away at 4:38 p.m. Sunday (June 9, 2019) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Pastor Paul Richmond will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. Interment will be in Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean.
Naomi was born April 8, 1925, in Shirley, to John G. and Bertha F. Maupin Muffley. She married Richard H. Tarvin on Aug. 18, 1945, in Shirley. He preceded her in death July 19, 2007. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Muffley and Madelyn Hammers, and three brothers, Oscar, Lester and John Muffley.
Naomi is survived by her son, John (Sharon) Tarvin, Bloomington; two grandchildren, Heather (Travis) Young, Brentwood, Tenn., and Kourtney (Cody) Erbes, Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Reagan and Davis Young and Malin Grace Erbes; as well as one sister, Margaret “Penny” Egan, Normal.
She was a longtime member of Shirley Christian Church where she enjoyed singing and helping with VBS. Naomi retired from the state of Illinois. She worked for Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School until it closed in 1969. She later worked many years for the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
In her free time, she loved ceramics, oil painting and crocheting. For many years, she and her husband Richard wintered in Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Shirley Christian Church. The family would like to especially thank the staff at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, for their care of Naomi.
Condolences may be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.