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Anita Mary (Longshore) Nye
March 22, 1932 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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In God's perfect timing, Anita Mary (Longshore) Nye of Nashport, Ohio went home to her Lord and Savior on October 23, 2023, at the age of 91.
Born March 22,1932 in Zanesville, Ohio to Ernest and Doris (Henke) Longshore. Her senior year of high school her family moved to San Benito, Texas and Anita graduated from San Benito High School in 1949. Soon after moving to San Benito Anita met her future husband, Charles L. Nye. Anita and Charlie were married on April 5, 1953, in Great Falls, Montana, where Charlie was stationed in the US Air Force. Eventually Anita and Charlie moved back to their roots in Ohio where they settled and enjoyed raising their family of five children.
When the children were older Anita enjoyed working in the local fabric shop and Shirley's Pharmacy. After Charlie retired they both enjoyed spending 13 summers working in beautiful Yellowstone National Park. Anita and Charlie loved traveling every chance they had and saw much of the United States together including an anniversary cruise to Alaska.
Anita had many hobbies. She created beautiful cross-stitch projects, crochet projects and colorful hand stitched quilts for her family. She loved working with fabric, producing countless garments for her family and decorative items for her home. In recent years she was often seen methodically working on a jigsaw puzzle or playing dominos. Anita loved the Lord and modeled the woman found in Proverbs 31. She loved her husband of 70 years and she loved each phone call and every moment spent with her family. She leaves her fingerprints all over our hearts.
Anita is survived by her loving husband, Charles Nye, five children, Katrina (Dan) Kirkendall, Steven (Carolyn) Nye, Loa (Brian) Stemm, Koa Nye, Charlie (Patricia) Nye, 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Kenneth Longshore, sister-in-law, Viola Longshore and beloved Aunts, Katie Taylor and Rita Brannon.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday October 27, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 241 East Main Street Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055.
THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE, OHIO handled local arrangements.