Katherine Naomi Corley 75, of rural Cowden, IL, passed away at 8:05 PM Friday March 23, 2012 in Heritage Health in Pana, IL.

Naomi was born March 17, 1937 in Pana, IL the daughter of Charles Eugene “Chink” Jr. and Dorothy Evelyn Moore Ruot Jr.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Cowden and was, formerly, affiliated with the Herrick Baptist Church.She enjoyed genealogy study of her family lineage and loved camping with family and friends.

Naomi graduated from Herrick High School in the Class of 1954.She was, for many years, the cook for the Herrick schools, and then, after many years of cooking for the Cowden-Herrick Schools, she retired.First and foremost she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.Her family was the center of her world.

She married Roger Lee Corley on Oct. 10, 1954 in Herrick and he survives.Also surviving are children: Gary Lee Corley and wife Blanca of Sullivan, IL, Steven Lynn Corley and wife Lois of Lakewood, ILand Lisa Joy Jones of Cowden; grandchildren: AaronMichael Corley, Alicia Michele Corley, Adrian Matthew Corley and wife Danielle Nichole, Brandon Lee Corley, Shannon L. Seaton andhusband Kent, Stephanie Shallenberger, Shaun L. Corley, Shane L. Corley and wifeAmie, Jennifer R. Underwood and husband Ty and Ashley M. Dunaway and husband Josh; great grandchildren: Alexis Michele Corley, Christopher Ashton Cranford, Sophia Danielle Corley, Maleigha L. Corley, Kendall L. Corley, Hunter C. Seaton, Drake P. Seaton, Adalynn G. Ginder, Ava Katherine Corley, Layla Kierstin Corley, Carson Edward Lee Taylor, Payton Marie Underwood and Kinsley Joy Dunaway; step great grandchildren: Mariah Riley, and Rhegan Riley; brothers and sisters: Jeanie Hinton and husband Donnie of Tower Hill, IL, Harold Frank Ruot and wife Lois of Tower Hill, Joyce McKittrick of Pana, Il, Sue Chamberlain and husband Bob of Herrick and Beverly Smart and husband Marion “Butch” of Pana.

She was preceded in death by a sister Lola Irene Ruot in infancy, her mother Dorothy Evelyn Ruot and father Charles Eugene “Chink” Ruot Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday Mar. 28, 2012 in the Herrick Baptist Church.Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday at the church.Burial will be in Dog Prairie Cemetery near Herrick.Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden.Memorials can be made in Naomi’s memory to the Shelbyville Community Dialysis Center.On line condolences may be made to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com