Naomi "Hoot" Gottman, 89, of Hannibal, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.

Naomi "Hoot" Gottman, 89, of Hannibal, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal. 

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.

There will be no visitation. The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal.

Naomi was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Louisiana to William Theodore and Ruby Lame Rubemeyer.

She was married to Albert L. Gottman on March 14, 1948, in Louisiana. They were married for 46 years before his passing in January of 1994.

Survivors include two children, Allen Gottman (Vicki) of Hannibal and Janet Hurst of Columbia; four grandchildren, Chris Gottman (Stacey), Erik Gottman (Ashley), Amy Ogle (Adam) and James Bush; five great-grandchildren, Colton Gottman, Walker Gottman, Trey Gottman, Kaelee Ogle and Mackenzie Ogle; and two sisters, Virginia Triplett and Cleo Ransdell, both of Louisiana. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William Rubemeyer Jr. and Raymond Rubemeyer; and two sisters, Willella Rubemeyer and Frances Cole.

Naomi graduated from Louisiana High School.

Albert and Naomi, along with Albert's father, Ben Swan, and their son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Vicki Gottman, were the owners and operators of the Swan and Gottman Service Station for over 53 years. While there, Naomi was the secretary and bookkeeper for the business for 52 years.

Away from work Naomi loved working for the betterment of Hannibal. In particular Naomi loved Hannibal’s Main Street and she always supported the betterment of Market Street, the location of the family’s established business. Naomi loved the arts. She enjoyed jazz and Dixieland music and liked to watch live theater performances. An avid reader, Naomi enjoyed books, collected antique dolls and was a former member of the Mark Twain Chorale.    

Naomi was civic minded and was actively involved in many organizations and groups of over the years. Some of Naomi’s community involvement included: past president and former director of the Hannibal Arts Council and  past president of the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce, where she was the first woman elected to this position.  Naomi also was awarded the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce Pace Setter Award. For many years Naomi served as a chaperone for Hannibal’s Tom and Becky Program. She was also a Torch Bearer for the United States Olympic Torch in Hannibal, a founding member of the Great River Jazz Society, a former member of the Salvation Army Board, a former board member of the Mark Twain Association for Mental Health and a former member of the Fannie Griffen Art Club.

Naomi was a member of Clover Road Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal Arts Council or the Hannibal Free Public Library.

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