|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1889|
|Death: ||Feb. 29, 1972|
Naomi Isabel White was born 27 September 1889 at What Cheer in Keokuk County, Iowa, daughter of John James and Mary Elizabeth (Huston) White.
She moved with her parents at an early age to Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, where she attended high school. Naomi entered nurses training at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital and graduated with two other students at the First Annual Commencement on 4 January 1912 held in the Centerville High School Auditorium.
On 26 June 1913 she was united in marriage in Jerome, Iowa, with George Thomas Pinches who was born 30 September 1878 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, son of William and Martha (Page) Pinches, and who was an active minister in the Believers Church. Their first year of marriage was spent on a preaching mission in England, Ireland and Wales from which they arrived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 26 September 1914 on board the Scotian from Liverpool, England. They lived in Des Moines (1914-1917) and Centerville (1917-1942) before moving to Pella in 1942.
They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception at the Legion Auditorium in Pella on 22 June 1963 with over 100 close friends of earlier years and of the Pella Gospel Hall congregation. Out-of-town relatives who attended included her aunt and uncle, Jesse and Mae (White) Butler, of Des Moines; her sister and brother-in-law, Daniel and Elsie (White) Moore of Des Moines; and her brother and sister-in-law, Donald R. and Irene (Fox) Moore of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her husband spent 63 years spreading the Gospel, traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Britain. During her husband's travels, Naomi carried on at the "home-front" and as a nurse cared for many friends and neighbors. She did accompany her husband on several British trips evidenced by their return to New York on 18 February 1925 aboard the Aquitania from Southampton, on 29 February 1932 aboard the Lancastria from Liverpool, and on 22 February 1938 aboard the Scythia from Liverpool.
Naomi Pinches passed away 29 February 1972 at the Pella Community Hospital after only two days of serious illness. Funeral services were held Friday, 3 March 1972, at the Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home with Mr. Raymond Routley officiating. Interment was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Pella, Iowa.
Surviving Mrs. Pinches were several brothers and sisters: Mable, Mrs. Glen A. Norris, of Pella, Iowa; Paul H. White of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Elsie, Mrs. Daniel E. Moore, of Des Moines, Iowa; Lloyd J. White of West Covina, California; and Donald R. White of New Brighton, Minnesota. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, George Thomas Pinches who died 13 December 1969; a brother, John William White, who died in 1958; and a sister, Ruth White, who died in infancy in 1901.
Mrs. Pinches loved and served her Lord since she was a young girl of 16. Her life was marked by deep devotion to her Lord, family and friends, not as expressed in words but through care of those in physical suffering. Her faithful attention to her husband during his long illness and her Godly life will leave an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew her.
George Thomas Pinches (1878 - 1969)
Oak Wood Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 41.41217, -92.92709
Created by: Bill Hawkins
Record added: Aug 07, 2009
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