Konke, Naomi "Nonie" M.


In Memory of Naomi “Nonie” Konke

June 18, 1926 to February 25, 2015

Naomi Konke, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away after losing a strong battle to pancreatic cancer on February 25, 2015.  She was 88 years old.

Naomi’s memory will be cherished by her husband of 69 years, Gerald Konke, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan where she lived for 30 years before moving to Florida.  She passed away in Melissa, Texas with her husband by her side.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

The Lustgarten Foundation

1111 Stewart Avenue

Bethpage, NY  11714

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10 replies on “Konke, Naomi "Nonie" M.”

Amanda Erbe says:

My Nana was one of the strongest, most amazing and sweetest ladies I have ever known. She was a beautiful woman who loved her family very much. She had lots of friends, loved knitting, loved playing puzzles and scrabble, and enjoyed playing tennis and golf. She enjoyed playing the piano and laughing – she was known for her laugh. We will all miss her but I know she’s in God’s hands now. I will always and forever love and miss you, Nana.

Alan Konke says:

Our beloved Grandmother, “Nana” will be greatly missed. We all loved her so very much. Rest in Peace to our most precious, caring, compassionate, intelligent Nana.

Janelle Drendall says:

“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So, he put his arms around you and whispered ‘Come to Me’.”
Nana, you will forever be with us in spirit and forever captured in memories that make up our hearts. Thank you for teaching us to love, to be strong and not give up, to be proud and most of all enjoy life. You will always be a woman I admire.

Janelle Drendall says:

“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered ‘Come to Me’. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.”
Nana, you are with us in spirit, watching from up above and forever in our memories that make up our hearts too beautiful to forget. Thank you for blessing us with the love from your heart, your words of wisdom and the joys of being one of your grandchildren. You will always be a woman I never stop admiring.

Gregory Konke says:

I loved my Mother so very much. I can’t express what she meant to me. We spent so many days talking and sharing our lives. I was always amazed at her intelligence and and creative abilities. I thank God I got to hug her one last time before she left us for eternity. I remember how many times she stood up for me when I was young and how she shared such thoughtful things with me as an adult. I miss our talks so much now, and always will. I thank God for a Mother like her and hope others experience the same. She told me she had a happy life, a good life and I am very grateful that she did. How I wish she could be here today. I will always miss you Mom. I will always love you. May you be blessed for eternity. God please take care of her now.

Chris Konke says:

I will forever remember the courage, strength, and peace Nana maintained while enduring her health situation. Her calm demeanor and mental fortitude will forever be my example when facing difficulty and a situation in which we have little to no control. When talking with her, you would swear you were conversing with someone half her age, as she was sharp, witty, and aware of all current events. She was a very “hip” grandmother! Rest in peace Nana. You will be missed.

Kimberley Konke says:

Nana, I will always remember you for your strength, wisdom, courage, and love. We all miss you very much and we will treasure the way you touched our lives. I am so proud of you and the legacy you left behind. We all have a void in our hearts, but I mean it when I say that heaven gained a new angel the day you left us. Instead of saying goodbye I’ll say see you later. Take care Nana – we love you.

susan says:

I’ll kept in mind the short memories I’m with you, treasured most the things you gave me and always remembered your sweet smile and expression when you shared stories of your past adventure and life of your kids when they are young even though I can’t understand at times.Rest assure I will take care and love your dearly son until my last breath, til we meet again……

Gary says:

You will be missed be everyone you touched over the years, especially me. You enriched the lives of many people and your resiliance for life’s encounters was remarkable. Mom, you will be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers.Thankyou for everything!

Linda Konke says:

Mom, you are missed everyday. You were one of the strongest ladies I have ever known. I miss your stories, your laugh, and will love you forever. Rest in Peace.

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