Dorothy Dean Nash


Dorothy Dean Nash, age 88, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Aurora Nursing Center.  She was born May 9, 1929, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, the daughter of Will and Ethel (Ware) Berry.

Dorothy was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and a homemaker.  She served as president of the PTA and volunteered with the 4-H Club and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora.

On February 25, 1950, she married Kenneth Nash, in Springfield, Missouri.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 67 years, Kenneth; two daughters, Pat Rinker and her husband, Darrell, of Lowell, Arkansas and Betty Messer and her husband, Neal, of Monett, Missouri; one son, Greg Nash and his wife, Sheila, of Aurora; five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

Her parents, Will and Ethel, and her brother, Gene Berry, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 1:00–2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.  Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.



1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home.

303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO, 65605

  Graveside Service

2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the

Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, MO

  Memorial Donations may be made to the

Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Association


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J.D.& Carol Ann Pilkenton

May God be with you. Prayers.

 Posted October 1, 2017 - 1:03pm
Vicki Kestin

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time and lifting you up in prayer.

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 4:41pm
Robert and Sherrie George

Greg and Shelia, please accept my prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

 Posted September 26, 2017 - 4:20pm
Vicki Kestin

Praying for all of you during this difficult time. She is walking the streets of gold.

 Posted September 26, 2017 - 7:18am
Sharon Singleton

So sorry for your lost your family are in my prayers

 Posted September 26, 2017 - 12:37am

To all of the Nash Family I send condolences to Kenny, Patricia, Betty and Greg, She was probably one of the sweetest people I had ever known. My parents enjoyed their time with all of you and your family, as well, and so did my siblings as well as myself. You are in my heart and prayers. Love You All.
Terry (Brechbuhler) Barnes.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 11:30pm

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