Barbara Althouse (Nash) Coffey
September 4, 1934 – November 17, 2020
Barbara Althouse (Nash) Coffey of Madison Heights passed away peacefully at the Elms of Lynchburg, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, where she was under hospice care. Her parents Kenneth and Kathleen Althouse; two sisters Betty and Sara and her husband of 37 years, Charles Nash, also preceded her in death. Barbara was married to Billy Joe Baker for 10 years and to Maurice Coffey for 16 years. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Mayberry (Ted) of Elon, VA and her son, James Baker (Betty Jo) of Missoula, MT. Survivors also include her brother, J. Kenneth Althouse (Pam) of Amherst, three granddaughters, Jennifer Collins, Jamie Cummings, and Bobbie Calenberg; 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews. Barbara was a homemaker and military wife for 33 years, and she served as president of the NCO Wives Club at Ft. Lewis, WA. She made many lifelong friends along the way. After retiring to Stuart’s Draft, VA, she worked in the laboratory at Waynesboro Community Hospital for 15 years. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and needlework and loved playing games with the family. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, where she loved to sing and give all the children love and treats. The family thanks Pastor Mark Snowden and wife Norma for their love and support. A brief graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2020 at Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4484 Brookneal Hwy, Gladys, VA, with Pastor Mark Snowden officiating. Harvest Baptist Church 2571 Carter St., Lynchburg will hold a memorial service for her at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2020, followed by family time in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, Samaritan’s Purse, or Salvation Army. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Monelison Chapel is serving the family.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Kathleen Althouse; two sisters Betty and Sara and her husband of 37 years, Charles Nash.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Mayberry (Ted) of Elon, VA and her son, James Baker (Betty Jo) of Missoula, MT. Survivors also include her brother, J. Kenneth Althouse (Pam) of Amherst, three granddaughters, Jennifer Collins, Jamie Cummings, and Bobbie Calenberg; 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.
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I live in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom and met Barbara through advertising in Crochet World for doll clothes patterns.
She was married to Charles Nash at that time, we exchanged patterns and Christmas presents for a few years, and talked on the phone when she was sat with Charles after his treatment.
I have her marriage video to Maurice and one year either 2004 or 2006 I was invited to spend a week with her and Maurice. I had a fantastic time, she was the perfect hostess, I met her family, and we went on some lovely trips.
I shall always remember the time I spent with Barbara (she even got me to sing at her church) I have a lot of fond memories, it has been a pleasure to meet, get to know Barbara and to stay with her. Rest in Peace.