Nina Cathleen Hash Stiles, 80, of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Campbellsville, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Chandler, Arizona.
She was the daughter of the late McKinley Hash and Mayme Newton Hash, born in Taylor County on Jan. 2, 1933. She professed faith in Christ and was baptized at Buffalo Baptist Church on Oct. 18, 1946, and was currently attending Sun Valley Community Church in Tempe, Ariz.
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 united in marriage to Dr. Philip Stiles on July 7, 1956. He survives.
She is also survived by a daughter, Donna Gayle Pickens of Gilbert, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Suncica Worth and husband, Cory of Ladera Ranch, Calif., and Serena Coons and husband, Dan of Anchorage, Alaska; four great-grandchildren, Graham Coons, Lily Coons, Daylen Worth and Nixie Worth; two brothers and four sisters, Gowdy Hash and wife, Vienise, Louise Krznarich and husband, Fred, of Buffalo, William Grant Hash and wife, Libby, of Niceville, Fla., Mina Hedgespeth and husband, Charles, of Campbellsville, Billie Salsman, and Shirley Underwood and husband, Eugene of Hodgenville; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, J. T. Hash, Thomas Jefferson Hash, Maggie Bell and June Rose Hash.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville with Bro. Tim Maggard officiating. Burial is in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.