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Mary Kathleen (Stalions) Nash

March 13, 1923 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 95)

Mary Kathleen (Stalions) Nash, 95, of Fairfield, IL, formerly of Mt. Carmel, passed away peacefully July 20, 2018 at her daughter’s house surrounded by her family.


She was born March 13, 1923 in Lancaster, IL, the daughter of Virgil Stalions and Iva Esther (Seibert) Stalions.


She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Mt. Carmel, IL. She was a seamstress and had worked at the Mt. Carmel Apparel Company for 12 years.  Kathleen loved working outside with her flowers.


On April 25, 1943 she married John E. (Jack) Nash.  He preceded her in death on November 1, 1978.


She is survived by her son, William Kent Nash, Champaign, IL, daughter, Karen Sue (Charles) Turner, Fairfield, IL, and daughter-in-law, Rita Nash, Mt. Carmel, IL.  Six grandchildren, Scott (Meg) Nash, Round Hill, VA; Jay (Sonya) Nash, Gulf  Breeze, FL; Heather (Evan) Wills, Lucasville, OH; Chris (Jessica) Turner, Fairfield; Kathleen (Troy) Walker, Mansfield, IL; Kim (Jason) O’Connor, San Antonio, TX; fourteen great-grandchildren, J.T. and Connor Nash; Aaliyah, Ciara, and Kenzie Turner; Emma and Sadie Wills; Lillie, Lauren, Ivy, and Parker Nash; Becca, James, and Bradley O’Connor; and several nieces and nephews--all very special to her.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, John  Michael; daughter, Kathy Ann; granddaughter, Amy Turner; daughter-in-law, Becky Nash; brother, Glen Stalions; and sisters, Iris Smith and Esther Stallings.


Visitation for Kathleen will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at EUM Church from 2-4 p.m. with her funeral following at 4:30 p.m.   Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to EUM Church or SSM Health & Hospice, Good Samaritan, 605 North 12th Street, Mt. Vernon, IL.


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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Kathleen’s family.



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