HERSCHEL NASH, 96, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Rev. Don Pankey will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Martinsville, IL at approximately 3:30 P.M. that same day. Visitation will be two hours before the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Herschel was born on July 23, 1920 in Martinsville, IL. He was a son of Ed and Annetta (Lingafelter) Nash. He married Lucy Ilean Ramsey on May 17, 1942 in Casey, IL. She passed away on May 21, 2006.
Herschel is survived by three children, Elaine Finney and her husband Max of Mattoon, IL, Gordon Nash and his wife Candace of Arcola, IL and Greg Nash and his wife Trudy of Manchester, TN; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Nash of Mattoon, IL; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ilean, one son Leslie Nash, two brothers Stanley Nash and Lelan Nash and five sisters, Frances Nash, Agnes Lingafelter, Evelyn Bailey, Elnora Baker and Mildred Washburn
Herschel was a member of the Winebrenner Church of God in Mattoon, IL
Herschel farmed south of Martinsville, IL until 1956. He then worked as a carpenter for Bob Stoltzfus Home Construction for 17 years. He also worked for Ron Miller and Don Wingler.
He liked to go fishing at Lake Major at Camp Maranatha near Ramsey, IL and he was a St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Memorials may be made to the Winebrenner Church of God, 300 Illinois Street in Mattoon, IL or the Mt. Olive Cemetery fund.