She married Raymond Edward Nason on Sept. 1, 1939, in Newark, Ohio, and they spent almost 67 years together before he passed away in March 2005. They shared a life-long interest in helping those in need and especially working with children. They had four daughters: Vicki Arlene Quraishi, Toledo, Ohio, Lynda Elaine Juneman (James), Gig Harbor, Wash., Carolyn Jeanne Urban (Gerry), Woodland, Wash., and Christine Louise Nason, Kingston.
She is also survived by beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and dear friends. In addition to her husband, Ray, one sister and three brothers preceded her in death.
She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church at the time of her passing and had been involved in church activities in Kingston for many years. When failing health curtailed her ability to be out and about, she continued her Christian calling by phone and written contact with others in the community. She handmade many beautiful cards that brought special joy to the recipients.
She was a tireless volunteer with such groups as the Girl Scouts, Red Cross, a hospital auxiliary, FISH and others. She had a lifelong interest in nutrition and enjoyed cooking for her family and others. Music was a special part of her life. She enjoyed all types, from modern to sacred, and enjoyed singing with her daughters at home and various church choirs, one of which was directed by her daughter, Christy.
She had a beautiful smile, a wonderful sense of humor and was a treasured friend and mother. She loved her "kitties;" was a great gardener and always enjoyed flowers, animals and nature.
A celebration of life took place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any local food bank, homeless shelter or the Love Kitchen of Knoxville.