Mildred Ruth (Benninghoff) Nash

  • Died: July 14, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mildred Ruth Nash (Benninghoff), age 102, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019. She is survived by sons; Charles, David, and Michael; and daughters; Janis, Karen, Jeanne and Sue. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 1-4pm at D.O McComb and Sons Funeral Home Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Funeral service will be on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1pm with calling one hour prior from 12-1pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park. To sign the online guestbook, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Children, I'm so sorry to hear so late of your Mom's passing into Glory and certainly would have joined you in celebrating her life at McCombs. Her smile was uplifting, and her love of Jesus came through in everything she did. Visited with her in May and so enjoyed it. Love and Prayers to each one of you.

Posted by Anna Glick - Fort Wayne, IN   August 06, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences to Jan and your family.

Posted by Terry Rice - Columbia, SC - Family Friend   July 22, 2019

There are no words to express how I will miss our sweet times together and what a privilege it was to take care of you in your later years. We make a lot of great memories together and they will sustain me till we meet again. I love you mom. your daughter. Jan

Posted by Janis straw - Fort Wayne, IN - Daughter   July 21, 2019


Posted by CHARLES NASH - COVINGTON, GA - Son   July 20, 2019

Our sympathies go out to all the family. Such a beautiful soul. R.I.P. Mrs. Nash. Fly high, you'll be missed. All our love from the Taylor families. <3>

Posted by Theresa King - Decatur, IN - Friend   July 19, 2019

You were the best mother in law I could of ever had love you very much.

Posted by Tina Weibel - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   July 18, 2019


Till I see you again mom, I love you.

Posted by Michael Nash - Fort Wayne, IN - Son   July 18, 2019

Family Album

Life Stories

This is a beautiful letter from Charlotte, and she wanted to share it with the family. With much love we are posting this on Charlotte's behalf,

It looks like I (Charlotte) am the last in our family! Mom always did say I was slower - Mildred was fast! Which the latter proved to be a big help to me. I guess as sisters we helped each other.

Mildred helped me to grow-up and introduced me to Jesus! Whenever I had a problem, I would take it to Millie and she would think of something to help me and always Jesus!

I was still in school while she was out in the working world. My sis could do most anything. The important thing at the time was my school work. We had a lot of homework and I did not like it so I put it off as long as I could then would ask Millie to help me. As I look back she never refused to help me.

I especially remember when I was in 8th grade. I always seemed to put this off as long as I could and in desperation I would ask sister Mildred to help me and she never refused me especially if I had a tear about ready to drop. Millie could always think of something interesting and one particular night she did just that. She took an old black photo book and filled the pages with poems that she made up. This looked wonderful to me as I stood by helpless. She wrote like the wind - page after page and filled that old book with beautiful words! I was delighted and didn’t even think about it being in her writing. To this day, I do not know what happened to that book. I handed it in at English class and I never saw it again. The teacher never said anything to me about it either. My sis could write beautiful poetry and it just seemed to flow out of her.

She let me wear her clothes and I felt very special. Because she worked, she purchased some pretty dresses.

She about had everyone up holding their breathe as in high school she would climb to the very top of a human pyramid and stand there with no fear of where she was. As her sister watching from the balcony of an high school, I was about to faint! She had no fear and was in complete control as I watched from one eye with my hand over the other. Just a tiny thin girl with a lot of energy and no fear!

We both eventually married and settled down. The Charismatic Movement was in full swing and we both enjoyed lessons that seem to come alive from the Bible. Church became very important to Mildred as she discovered Jesus in a new way. He was her helper when she needed Him the most. Her life was filled with His teachings and she needed His peace. She learned everything she could about Him and of course she could not keep it to herself. So, I was among many that she enlightened with the Scriptures.

Millie was able to be quiet and let the Holy Spirit minister to her and when she was so full she splashed over unto her sister. We had joyous times together. I will miss this terribly and am hoping to be able find an empty soul who needs all the good words she gave me! But for now, I will just stop and think about all the good teaching times we enjoyed and discussed.

Sister dear, I see you with our family who are in heaven and I rejoice knowing that my time will come and we will be together again with Jesus our Lord and Savior.

I think you will probably be learning things that you can hardly wait to tell your baby sister and here I sit writing a letter that I know not the address except through my your heart!

Tell our leved ones there that I wonder when I shall see them. In the meanwhile I will try to hear Jesus speak through the beautiful books you ahve given me.

In his dearest Love, Charlotte