Author Topic: BECKER-PALMER, Naida F. (Eichman) - b. November 5, 1930 - d. Nvember 24, 2019  (Read 68 times)

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Naida F. Becker-Palmer, age 89, of Longton, Kansas, passed away November 24, 2019 at her home.  She was born November 5, 1930 in Russell, Kansas to Ruben and Ella Nora (Reinhardt) Eichman.

Naida grew up in Russell alongside eight brothers and sisters.  She began learning about the family's German heritage at a young age, and that was always a huge part of the household, especially the food.  After graduating from Russell High School in 1948, she married Jim Becker on August 28, 1949.  Together they had three daughters, Diana, Deb, and Barbie.  Over the years, they lived in Coldwater, Kansas, Howard, Kansas, and Atkinson, Nebraska while Jim worked as a cowboy.  They ended up moving back to Howard in the early 1960s, and their marriage ended in 1981.  She later married Richard Palmer in 2000, and they were married until his passing in 2016.

Naida worked in Howard at Batson's Druge Store, ran Becker's Daylight Donuts, and and later went to work as bookkeeper for Howard Twilight Manor, retiring after several years.  She then worked as substitute office help for the Longton School District until just a couple of years ago.

Naida is survived by her daughters, Deb (Brad) Ott of Fairview, Oklahoma, Diana (Charlie) Stroble of Longton, Kansas, and Barbie (Tony) Small of Hopkins, Minnesota; her brother, Gary (Ida) Eichman of Russell, Kansas; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Palmer; her granddaughter, Kami Ott; and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas.  Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Longton Cemetery in Longton, Kansas.  Memorials are suggested to the Elk County Free Fair and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)