Nancy Elizabeth Hersman Blake, was born in Jackson County, W.Va. on  August 29, 1933. She passed after a long illness on January 26, 2020 at the age of 86 at her home in Orlando, Fl. 

She was preceded by her husband, Curtis G. Blake in 1997, her parents Guy Hersman and Miriam Thomas Hersman, and her siblings, Guy Landon Hersman, Rosemary Hersman Hudson  Archer, Gail T. Hersman, Joann Hersman Lott, W.C. “Bill” Hersman, and Ellen Hersman Zirkle Whiting. She is survived by her children, Curtis A Blake, Michael D Blake, Vicky S. Blake, and her grandchildren Jennifer L Blake-Castro, Timothy R. Blake. 

Nancy was a retired registered nurse of 45 years. She was graduated from Ripley High School in 1951 and St Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1954. She did many different types of nursing and loved them all. She was a strong, independent, loving women who always had a way of being able to listen to anyone. She will be missed by all that knew her.