Naomi Jean Whalen, 91, passed away 5:05 am, Thursday, September 1, 2022 at River Crossings Care Center in Alton.
Born March 17, 1931 in East Alton, she was the daughter of George and Grace (Stevens) Vannoy.
Naomi had worked as an Apartment Manager for Walter Hale Realty.
On September 13, 1947 in Bethalto, she married Murril E. Whalen. He died January 3, 2004.
Surviving are a daughter, Merlena Bensheimer, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren; and a sister, Pam Kiebler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jeff Whalen; and brother, Jim Vannoy.
Private service and burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River is entrusted with arrangements.