Naomi N. Wyble, 78, Ephrata, PA passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancer at home on November 19. Born in Ephrata, PA, she was the daughter of the late Milton Nolt and Margie Nolt (Gehman). In addition to her husband Bob Wyble, Naomi is survived by her son Brad Wyble (Beth Spillman) and her granddaughter Zoe Rose Wyble. She was preceded in death by Elizabeth Nolt (stillborn) and her sister Evelyn Horning (Leroy). She is also survived by Irene Ebersole (Andrew), Ira Nolt (Dorothy), Elvin Nolt, Wilmer Nolt (Doris), Ella Mae Murray (George), Betty Sauder (Marvin), John Nolt (Lois), Dorcas Benner (Phillip), Eugene Nolt (Rosalin) Barbara Herr (Larry), and Brenda High (Jesse).
Naomi served two years of voluntary service at Crawford Long Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Bob Wyble. Following voluntary service, she graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and earned a certificate in teaching business education at Elizabethtown College. After earning these degrees, she spent 5 years as Office Manager at the Mennonite Central Committee office in Akron, PA. After this career, Naomi served as a tour manager for Menno Travel Service in Ephrata for 16 years. She traveled around the world setting up tours for clients of Menno Travel Service, and led group tours to St Petersburg, Russia, Morocco, Israel and numerous places in Europe including Germany and Spain. She was known for developing wonderfully complete itineraries and getting everyone back home on time. She organized travel arrangements for Mennonite World Conference in India and in Strasbourg, France. Following her career as a tour manager, Naomi was director of administrative service at Mennonite Central Committee for 5 years. She was also a longstanding member of Akron Mennonite Church. She loved to travel with her husband Bob and she loved to knit, read non-fiction and follow politics. The love of her life was her granddaughter Zoe.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send contributions in her honor to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S 12th St. Akron, PA 17501 or at the website donate.mcc.org.
I am so sorry to learn of Naomi’s passing. I spent many hours with Naomi and her husband Bob over the years. She will be missed.
Our thoughts are with you as you mourn your loss. Naomi always reminded me that she baby-sat me — even though she is only 7 years older that me. I was born in Ephrata but moved away before I can remember much. I do remember later visiting the large Nolt family. So many cousins.
I did not know the extent of the travel Naomi and you did. But what a source of memories. She will be missed.
Wishing you peace,
Bob, so sorry to hear of your loss. Naomi was a wonderful human being, using her organizational skills in a variety of settings. She was amazing!
So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. Always remember the good times. May God bless you and your family.
Bob, your tribute on Facebook is wonderful. I have two home health aides coming into my home seven days a week. I wear a mask, but…. If Naomi’s sister Irene could also reach out to me as we had wonderful times working together at Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant from 1974 – 1978. My sympathies to your extended family.
To the Wyble family,
We are truly sad for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are frequent for those who suffer due to the anguish of losing a loved one. We all experience this loss but the Bible teaches that soon death will end at Revelation 7:15-17.
The scriptures have provided comfort for the loved ones I’ve lost and show what God’s plan is for those who have passed. Take peace and hope that Jehovah provides. The video below gives comfort from the Bible and about the end of death. bit.ly/Deathjworg
My sincerest condolences to you, Bob.
Bob: That early morning walking Crew is thinned once again. You had a full wonderful life together. Prayers and Blessings to you and your family.
Mari and I are sad to learn of Naomi’s passing. I imagine the last few years have been tough on your family. The good news is that she remained at home and in the care of you and your family.
Sorry for your loss. Be comforted that Naomi is at peace with the Lord.
Take care of you and your family. If you need anything at all, just ask.
Fred and Mari
Bob, I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s home going. While I didn’t know her, she must have been a very special person. I have such good memories of the years that you and I worked together. I miss those times. I will be praying that the Lord gives you strength, wisdom and peace in your days of adjustment. Take care.
My sincere sympathy to you Bob and your family. You have been a great encouragement to Arnold’s brother Ed. Thank you so much. Your phone calls have meant so much to him. May you find your way ahead in these times and take your time. What a beautiful obituary of Naomi’s activities and all her involvement and yours together. Love and prayers
A good life lived by a superb human being with a great companion!