Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

July 23, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Burchett Nash


The Morehead News

7/23/13 — Mary Elizabeth Burchett Nash, 92, departed to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Sayre Christian Village in Lexington following an extended illness. 

She was born in Stambaugh to Herman and Minnie (Stambaugh) Burchett on Aug. 29, 1920. 

She became a Christian at the age of 12 and was baptized into Christ at the Stambaugh Church of Christ, which had been started by her maternal grandfather, Troy Stambaugh. She was a member of the First Church of Christ of Grayson. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Allen Nash, 90. 

She graduated from Kentucky Christian College (University) summa cum laude with an AB degree in Religious Education. Elizabeth served with her husband in pastoral church of ministries in Salem, Va., Waukegan, Ill., Beattyville and Westwood Christian Church in Ashland. She sang in choirs, led Vacation Bible School, taught Children’s classes, conducted ladies fellowship groups, and visited the sick with her husband many times in their ministry. She resided on College Street in Grayson with her husband, Dr. Donald Nash, who served as a professor of Greek and New Testament at Kentucky Christian College for more than 40 years. 

She was the mother of three sons, David Allen of Lexington, Francis Marion (Pam) of Grayson and Stephen Keith (Diana) of Lexington; six grandchildren, Suzanne Nash-Meikle (Phil), Amy Heflin (Jason), Angela Gergely (Donald), Melodie Carter (Brian), Beth Peifer (Jim) and John Michael Nash (Amanda); 14 great grandchildren, Olivia and Will Meikle, Faith, Alex and Vilma Gergely, Hannah and Caleb Carter, Allison West (Peifer), Chloe, Camden and Asa Peifer, Grayson and Grant Nash and Taylor Heflin, all of whom survive her. Other survivors include daughter-in-law, Phyllis (Pickup) Nash, mother of Suzanne and Amy; and daughter-in-law, Alma (Gemeinhart) Holl, mother of Beth and John Michael. She is also survived by three sisters, Jimmie Ann Farley of Jenkins and Nancy Lou Mullins and Donna Sue Howington, both of Columbia, along with many other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends all of whom will miss her dearly. 

Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers, John Morgan, Francis Marion, Willard and Edwin. 

She was affectionately known by her family with the nickname “Boodie.”

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at First Church of Christ in Grayson by Phil LeMaster and Tom Gemeinhart.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. 

Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Church of Christ, Workers for Mexico Mission, P.O. Box 400, Grayson, KY 41143.