Linda Diane Nash, 71, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home.
Linda was born March 24, 1950 in Bonne Terre, Missouri to Carl and Wanda Dockins Clark. She and Philip H. Nash were married July 28, 1979 in Jackson.
Linda was a graduate of Cape Central High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Southeast Missouri State University. She worked as an educator, teaching history at Jackson Senior High School for 31 years. After retiring from Jackson R-II Schools in 2003, Linda went on to serve as a grant writer and project director for two Teaching American History grants, and then as the Executive Director for CASA/Voices for Children in Cape Girardeau.
Linda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cape Girardeau, MO. In her free time, she enjoyed creating beautiful flower gardens and sharing their beauty with those she loved.
Linda was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Survivors include her husband of nearly 42 years, Philip H. Nash; two children and their families, Lori Mahala and her husband Terry Shirley of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Isaac Gabriel Nash of Jackson; five step-children and their families, Michael (Dannine) Nash of San Antonio, Texas, Sarah Nash-Creel of Atlanta, Georgia, Sabina Childers of Cape Girardeau, James (Jeralie) Nash of Ashton, Idaho, Philip D. (Jan) Nash of Kaysville, Utah; and two siblings, Allen (Joyce) Clark of Cape Girardeau, and Dennis (Dorothy) Clark of Louisville, Kentucky. Linda was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Bishop James Nash officiating.
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