MOUNT VERNON — Nancy J. Ash, 77, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sept. 11, 2017, at the OSU Brain & Spine Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Clyde, Ohio, to Albert and Christina Blue.

Nancy was a member of the Knox County Board of Realtors and a licensed agent with Real Estate Pro’s which was founded by her husband Mason Ash and Martha Edelblute.

Nancy retired from Beneficial Finance in September 2004 after working there for 46 years. She loved meeting and seeing all the people on a daily basis and that is why she continued to work there for so long.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Mason T. Ash; father and mother, Albert and Christina Blue; brother, James Blue; and mother-in-law, Lucile B. Riley

Nancy is survived by her stepson, Jim (Joan) Ash of Ashland; stepdaughter, Tamara Oakes of Mount Vernon; two grandsons, Sean (Michelle) Ash of Columbus and Jamison Oakes of Mount Vernon; one great-grandson, Jamison Oakes Jr. and four great-granddaughters, Isabelle Clark, Anna Ash, Bella Ash and Charlotte Ash; two brothers Albert (Camille) Blue of South Carolina and Bob (Lynn) Blue of Howard; sister, Katherine (Gordon) Armstrong of South Carolina; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts; and special friends, Mark, Angel, Adam, Braden Gamble and Martha Edelblute her caregiver and best friend forever.

Friends may call at the Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon, on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Nancy’s memory to Knox Community Hospital Foundation, c/o Cancer Center, 1330 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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