Nina Cathleen Hash Stiles, 80, of Temp, Ariz., formerly of Campbellsville, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Chandler, Ariz.
Daughter of the late McKinley Hash and Mayme Newton Hash, she was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Taylor County.
She professed faith in Christ and was baptized at Buffalo Baptist Church in Buffalo, Ky., on Oct. 18, 1946, and was currently attending Sun Valley Community Church in Tempe.
She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1952, Campbellsville University, University of Kentucky (B.S.), the University of Connecticut (M.S.) and Arizona State University (ED.D.).
She taught in public school systems in Michigan, Connecticut and Arizona and worked as a Peace Corps teacher/trainer.
She remained active hosting foreign students and contracted with the Agriculture Bank of Saudi Arabia for special training projects. She was very active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, both locally through the David Allen Chapter of the DAR and the National Association. She was also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. She and her husband specialized in "Women In Development" and worked in Macedonia, Thailand and rural Kentucky.
She married Dr. Philip Stiles on July 7, 1956. He survives.
Survivors also include a daughter, Donna Gayle Pickens of Gilbert, Ariz.; two granddaughters and their husbands, Suncica and Cory Worth of Ladera Ranch, Calif., and Serena and Dan Coons of Anchorage, Alaska; four great-grandchildren, Graham Coons, Lily Coons, Daylen Worth and Nixie Worth; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gowdy and Vienise Hash of Hodgenville, Ky., and William Grant and Libby Hash and of Niceville, Fla.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Fred Krznarich of Buffalo, Mina and Charles Hedgespeth of Campbellsville, Billie Salsman and Shirley and Eugene Underwood of Hodgenville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, J.T. Hash and Thomas Jefferson Hash; and two sisters, Maggie Bell and June Rose Hash.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 12, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
Bro. Tim Maggard officiated.
Burial was in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Jan. 11, 2013