Born July 22, 1923 in Shelby County, IN, she was the daughter of Everet Elmer Stainbrook and Amelia (Wright) Wendelboe.
Naomi was a 1941 Shelbyville High School graduate in Shelbyville, IN. She retired form Vallonia State Tree Nursery in Vallonia, IN in 1985.
Naomi was a member of Community Church in Brownstown, IN, Tampico Extension Homemakers Club for over 50 years, Jackson Co. Extension Homemakers Past Presidents Club, and leader of Tampico Sunshine 4-H Club for 25 years. She was a Charter Member of Hickory Hills Golf Club where she was League Champion and made 12 holes in 1 in her golf career, with the last one being when she was 78. She enjoyed planting flowers and sewing.
On August 23, 1941 she married Charles M. Gambrel in Greenfield, IN and they have been married for 73 years. He resides in Crothersville, IN.
Naomi is also survived by her 5 children, Donald (Ruth Ann) Gambrel of Seymour, IN, Dick (Edith) Gambrel of Versailles, IN, Robert (Connie) Gambrel of New Palestine, IN, Peggy (Steve) Hauer of Scottsburg, IN, and William (Dilcia) Gambrel of Dominican Republic, 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul, Howard, and Thurman Stainbrook, 1 sister Edith Weber, and 1 granddaughter, Stephanie Gambrel.
Naomi was a wonderful, helpful, supportive, caring, very sweet wife, mom, and grandma. He family describes her as being the best she could possibly be at all of those and they are going to truly miss her.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville. Friends may visit Naomi and her family on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 1:30 until 2:30 PM at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville. Burial will be in Russell Chapel Cemetery immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be given to Community Church in Brownstown, Schneck Medical Hospice, or Russell Chapel Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home.