Martha Glendon Mitchell Stasaski

Born in Lincoln County, Tennessee on December 16, 1923

Departed on August 5, 2020 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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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.

11 Comments to Martha Glendon Mitchell Stasaski

  1. Linda K Fox
    August 8, 2020 5:31 pm

    What a beautiful woman. I am blessed to have spent time with her on several occasions. Her legacy is certainly something her family can take pride in. She will be missed greatly.

  2. Fran and Irene
    August 8, 2020 9:42 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. 96 years young, not bad. Our thoughts are with you. Be safe.

    August 9, 2020 7:27 am

    Jane and family, your Mother looks like she was an amazing lady with lots of love and joy for life. My condolences and prayers 🙏

  4. susan baumgartner
    August 9, 2020 9:06 am

    I am a volunteer driver for Senior Ride and I had the pleasure of escorting Ms. Martha to her exercise classes at the Y, her volunteer work at St. Thomas and Ladies of Charity. She loved life and certainly was an inspiration to me. She was a remarkable lady. May she rest in peace.

  5. Dorene Ferris
    August 9, 2020 9:23 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  6. Maryellen MacVicar
    August 10, 2020 11:47 am

    Thinking of you and want you to know, I’m so sorry for your loss. May you treasure all the beautiful memories. xo

  7. Anita Rich
    August 10, 2020 10:15 pm

    I am heartbroken, I loved your mother. I was in charge of the senior programming at the YMCA before I retired last year. Hugs to the family

  8. Heather Perry
    August 11, 2020 4:58 am

    I worked at the Green Hills Y and loved seeing Martha so much! She had a quick wit and was always so sweet! My condolences are with her family and all who loved her. My life was better because I knew her..

  9. Sharon Goldstein
    August 11, 2020 11:02 am

    Jane and family my sympathy to you all for the loss. Watching the Ride-Share video I can see in you her sensibility and understanding. I hope you find comfort in the meaningful life she lived.

  10. Jan Routon
    August 11, 2020 2:08 pm

    I drove Martha to the Y several times a week as soon as she started riding with Senior Ride Nashville. We laughed often about some unexpected occurrences that happened on our trips. She was a special friend to me and I have missed her company since March, when we could not go on our regular trips. Please know that many many people loved your mother and will forever miss her laugh and her company.

  11. Cindy Bernfeld
    August 11, 2020 3:02 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss – my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Your mother lived a long and spirited life you should think of this as a celebration of her life and hold onto all your wonderful memories you two shared. With sincere condolences.

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