News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 9, 2013

Martha L. Nash


SHELBURN — SHELBURN — Martha L. Nash, 65, of Shelburn, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor. She was born in Sullivan County, on Feb. 7, 1948, to Howard and Mildred (Harding) Lofton. Martha was a 1966 graduate of North Central High School, a 1968 graduate of Vincennes University, a candy striper in the 1960s at Mary Sherman Hospital, the co-owner of Nash Sheet Metal and a foster parent for over 35 years. Martha was known as Mamaw Martha by many, having cared for over two hundred children. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and Foster Parents Association of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother, Mildred Harding Lofton of Shelburn; her husband, Pat Nash, of 44 years; two sons, Jim Nash (Heather Akers) of Shelburn, and Mike Nash (Kathy Crafton) of Shelburn; a daughter, Beth (Terry Hunt) of Shelburn; a brother, David Lofton of Shelburn; and a special cousin, Norma (Chris Fougerousse) of Jasonville; grandchildren, Joshua Hunt, Jeremy Hunt, and Jason Hunt, all of Shelburn; and her extended forever-family.

Services for Martha will be at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, in Sullivan, with the Rev. Don Ransford officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services on Saturday. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to North Central Thunderbird Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.