Naomi Cornell, lifetime Jay area resident passed away Sunday, November 8, 2009.

Naomi was born in Grove, OK., on March 20, 1924, the daughter of Thomas Murphye and Minnie Kerr. She married Bill Cornell on May 22, 1946. She had several jobs over the years but primarily worked as a nurse for Jay Memorial Hospital and Guinn Nursing Homes.

Naomi is survived by two sons, David Vanhoose and Bill Cornell, five grandchildren, David Vanhoose Jr., Roy Vanhoose, B.J. Reese, Jason Cornell, and Travis Cornell, and two sisters, Tommie Rains and Maxine Brumbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and two sisters, Evon Long and Francis Sloan.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Jay, OK. Rev. Randy Parks will officiate. Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 7 pm on Wednesday November 11, 2009 at Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel in Jay, OK.

Services entrusted to Funeral Services of Grand Lake in Jay, OK. Online condolences may be left at