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Naomi Joann Dunmire

1932 - 2021

Howard, Ohio


Naomi Joann Dunmire, 88 of Howard passed away on March 11, 2021 at her residence. She was born to Rutherford Benjamin and Hazel (Noland) Frederick of Hocking County, Ohio on April 29, 1932.

Joann was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon, but regularly attended the Millwood Church of Christ. For over 50 years, she and husband Ralph, resided in Nashville Tennessee and traveled all over the United States singing at camp meetings and revivals for the Nazarene Church, even recording 3 albums.

She is survived by her brother Wesley Bresee (Margaret) Frederick of Columbus, son Ralph (Donna) Dunmire Jr. of Howard; two grandsons Ralph (Jessica) Dunmire III of Columbus, Bradley (Amy) Dunmire of Mansfield; two step-grandchildren Jennie Horn and Ryan (Jerica) Horn of Mount Vernon; great grand daughters Aria and Ivy Dunmire; a great grandson Greyson and great granddaughter Emmaline Dunmire; step-great granddaughters Averie West and Elliott Horn.

Joann was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Dunmire Sr, her parents, brother Max Wellington Frederick, grandson Anthony Dunmire, daugher-in-law Marsha Brown-Dunmire and sister-in-law Pauline Frederick.

The family will be having a private graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.


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Rebecca Wright

March 15, 2021 7:37 PM

Ralph and Joann Dunmire were remarkable servants of the Lord!  They sang in Nazarene revival and campmeeting services for many years.  I never knew any singers as humble and people-oriented as they were.  Their lives have been a blessing to so many of us.
My deepest sympathy to their family.

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