STASASKI, Martha Glendon Mitchell - Age 96, August 5, 2020 in Nashville.
Mrs. Stasaski was born December 16, 1923, in Lincoln County, TN where she grew up the eldest child in a farming family. During World War II, she worked making parachutes in Fayetteville, TN. She moved to Nashville to earn her RN at St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing through the Cadet Nurse Corps and practiced at the hospital until she started a family in 1951. She maintained a close relationship with St. Thomas hospital throughout her life and was even volunteering at 96 years old on a weekly basis.
Martha lived independently and lived life to the fullest. She was a role model for her friends and family, and her approach to living was even captured in a promotional video and TV interview where she proclaims” I want to do it myself for as long as I can".
She made many lifelong friends at her churches and supported the parishes in numerous ways. At Christ the King Catholic Church, she actively served on the Women's Council, and later in life she was a committed member of St. Henry's Catholic Church. She also loved going to the Green Hills YMCA where her favorite Senior activities were the weekly exercises, painting classes, Bingo, and yearly luau.
Mrs. Stasaski is survived by her children, Jane S. Hirz of FL, Mary Ann Liden, John T. Stasaski (D'Lyne Hudson), of Nashville and Michael J. (Renea) Stasaski of TX; two brothers, Billy Dean Mitchell and Wesley George Mitchell both in TN; grandchildren Jonathan (Cassandra) Hirz, Christina (Jason) Kins, Daniel Hirz, Benjamin Liden, Katherine Stasaski, and Dennis Stasaski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Joseph Stasaski, and brothers, James Grady Mitchell and John Thomas Mitchell.
Funeral Mass to be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church, Face Covering Required (Family Only) 3001 Belmont Blvd, Nashville TN 37212 with Father Anhtuan Phan celebrant. Interment will follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or to Ascension St. Thomas.