November 8, 1944 – April 3, 2021
Karen Lee Nash entered eternal rest on April 3, 2021 in Bloomington, IN at the age of 76.
Karen was born on November 8, 1944 in Lawrence County to Leland and Maxine (Burton) Atchison. She graduated from Mitchell High School, where she met the love of her life, Roger Nash. They married on November 17 1962 and started their family in Mitchell. Karen retired from GE in Bloomington, where she made many friends, was known for her sense of humor and took pride in being “the flag lady.”
Roger and Karen welcomed three children who were always close by. As their children grew, the home was never empty- as a lover of all things 2- and 4- legged, Karen loved her “babies” and played a very active role in each of her grandkids’ lives. She passed on her sense of adventure to all of them, some of their best memories being fun country drives, thrift store shopping, working in her flower beds, attending church with her, and always being fed some great food. She made the best jelly in the world. Karen’s love of gardening also led her to work at Spring Mill State Park in the Pioneer Village. Karen was always crocheting and completed thousands of hats and blankets to give to family and donate to local churches and hospitals. Karen also devoted her life to her faith, attending East Oolitic Community Church for decades, always brainstorming and capturing ideas for the weekly message on the sign.
Karen is survived by many, many loved ones: her siblings Don (Jewell) Atchison of Solsberry, Susan (Don) Forbes of Pigeon Forge, TN; Children Tina (Randall) King of Mitchell, Butch (Heather) Nash of Bedford, daughter in law Ursula Baker of Mitchell; Grandchildren Alisha, Anthony, Dustin, Brandon, Christian, Cole, Chandelor, Graham, Landrey and Jack; and Great-Grandchildren Keygan, Madysen, Gabriel, Ezari, Jaminson, Liam, Mila, and Harlow, several nieces and nephews, and every dog and cat who ever met her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Linda, beloved husband Roger, daughter Sherri, and grandson Travis.
Visitation is scheduled at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN on Tuesday, April 6 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Pastor Millard Jones will officiate the ceremony. Please consider a donation in Karen’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association to fund research in the fight against dementia.