Naida Odessia Ginther

Monday, March 20, 2017

Naida Odessia Ginther

Dec. 11, 1926 - March 16, 2017

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Naida Odessia Ginther was born on Dec. 11, 1926, in Ludell, Kan., to Ralph and Julia (Raber) Arendt and passed away March 16, 2017, in Englewood.

She attended grade school in Ludell and graduated from Atwood Community High School with the class of 1944. On June 6, 1946, she was united in marriage to Harlan Ginther at the First Christian Church in Atwood. To this union were born Jane, Barbara and Mark.

Naida and Harlan were business owners in Atwood for many years. Naida was always ready for anyone, anytime, to visit or sit down and enjoy a meal. She loved watching her children and especially her grandchildren in their sporting events. She and Harlan were involved in many of the activities that went on in Atwood. She never knew a stranger and was always there for everyone, especially family members. Naida and Harlan were married for over 60 years and were always together. She will be missed by her family and everyone that she knew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harlan; and her son, Mark.

She leaves to mourn her passing her daughters, Jane Foster and Barbara Arnold; sister, Cheryl Pearce and step-sister, Joan Pickett. Also missing her are her grandchildren, Marc Pearce and wife, Laura, Eric Pearce and wife, Carley, David Foster and wife, Lisa, Jodi Papke and husband, Bryan, Crystal Holley and husband, Jacob, Blake Ginther and wife, Vanessa, Drew Ginther and partner, Aaron and Bart Ginther and girlfriend, Trinity. She also leaves behind nine great- grandchildren, Reese, Grant, Will, Jake, Izzy, Sam, Michael, Tatum and Anniston; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation is until 7 p.m. today at Baalmann Mortuary in Atwood.

Funeral Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Atwood with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Baalmann Mortuary, P.O. Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For condolences or information visit

Baalmann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.