Keith Nale Obituary, Death – Up until 1970, Marty was employed in the medical field as a registered nurse. After spending time caring for her two sons, she decided to go back to school and eventually earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Evansville in 1993. After that, she took a job as the Administrator of the Wayne County Health Department, where she remained until her retirement in 2007. Her tenure there spanned a total of 13 years. Both the Beta Eta chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and the board of the Fairfield Memorial Hospital were organizations in which she participated.
Keith Nale gave back to her community in a variety of different ways. When her sons were younger, she volunteered her time to lead the local Cub Scout den. Over the past few years, she has been active in the “Knit Together” prayer shawl program at First United Methodist Church, where she is a member. She had a passion for animals, and she had a special soft spot in her heart for terriers. She owned Welsh and Border Terriers during the course of her life, including the well-known Welsh Terrier Dr. Pepper, who was trained as a therapy dog and frequently visited the Fairfield nursing home. She was proficient in a variety of crafts, and she enjoyed passing on her knowledge by teaching others how to knit and crochet. Marty is a fantastic public speaker, and she has talked to a variety of local groups about both her employment at the Health Department and the hobbies she enjoys.
Keith Nale is survived by her husband Ronald W. Heflin of Franklin, Tennessee, as well as her sons Floyd (May) Heflin of Franklin, Tennessee, and Keith (Debra) Heflin of Ridgecrest, California. Also surviving are the grandkids Heather Dyson, Aiden Heflin, Claire Heflin, Emma Heflin, Jack Heflin, and Eliza Heflin; the great-grandchildren Honor Dyson, Wyatt Dyson, and Amelia Heflin; and the sisters Connie (Rod) Reid and Lew Jean Rush of Fairfield, in addition to a large number of nieces and nephews.