Frances Ware Nash Obituary, 2004

Frances Ware Nash, died Friday, Dec.10, 2004, in Danville. She was the wife of the late Warren O. Nash Sr. She was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Georgetown. She was the loving widow of Warren O. Nash Sr., a prominent Georgetown businessman who died in 1978, just four months short of their 50th wedding anniversary. She lived most of her 97 years on East Main Street in Georgetown, where she was born. She was the fifth generation in her family to live in Scott County. Her ancestors were very active in the 19th-century development of Scott County, Georgetown and Georgetown College. She was often called upon for her knowledge of the people, homes, and events of early Georgetown. She particularly had a passion for East Main Street and for the Ware farm on Old Oxford Pike, which she and her late sister, Ruth Ware Huber, inherited from their parents. Her accolades varied from being voted in school “The Most Beautiful” to being a sub for the 1925 girls’ state basketball championship team to being recognized later as an outstanding church and community volunteer. A member of the Georgetown First Presbyterian Church all of her life, she and her husband served as superintendents of Sunday School and taught classes for several decades. Fifty years ago, she was among the 11 charter members who started the Georgetown Little Garden Club. She was also a charter member of the historical society. A voracious reader, she spent many years volunteering at the Georgetown Public Library and was honored for her service there. She attended Georgetown College and is a past member of the Scott County Woman’s Club and the Lafayette Club. Survivors include a daughter, Bettie (Ken) Brakebill, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; a son, Dr. Warren O. Nash Jr. (Janet Clayton), of Danville; four grandchildren, Warren Nash III, of Lexington, Dr. Kenneth Clayton (Tammy) Nash, of Pittsburgh, Frances Brakebill (Mark) Lynch, of Phoenix, and Kenneth Warren (Emily) Brakebill of San Francisco; nine great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kristin Nash, of Georgetown, Carsyn and Ryan Nash, of Pittsburgh, Mark Carrick, Jordan and Luke Lynch, of Phoenix, and Sydney and Benjamin Nash Brakebill, of San Francisco; a brother-in-law, Lee Huber, of Orlando; a niece, Sandra Huber (Van) Donnan, of Orlando; a nephew, John Huber, of Orlando; a great-nephew, David Powers, of Orlando; and great-niece, Alison (Ian) Kleinert and their son, Colin, of New York. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, with the Rev. C. Patterson Clark Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery.

Source:  Georgetown News-Graphic (KY) – Sunday, December 12, 2004

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