Nila Antle, of Jamestown, Kentucky, passed from this life on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation. She was 92 years of age.
Born on December 3, 1928, in Russell County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Beaulah Coffey Richards. Nila was an educator with Russell County Schools for 33 years, retiring in May 1980. She was the Director of Reader Services at Campbellsville University from 1981-1982 and Library Director at Russell County Public Library for 12 years, from 1982 to 1994. Nila was also an active member of Russell County Hospital Ladies Auxiliary for over 30 years and a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church where she enjoyed serving in the United Methodist Women. She will be remembered for having a smile on her face, for being kind to everyone, and always wanting to help and encourage others.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (and Walter) Robertson of Russell Springs; two grandsons, Chad (and Cindy) Robertson of Campbellsville and Josh (and Kylie) Robertson of Russell Springs; five great-grandchildren, Lily, Nikolas, Raylie, Brynlie, and Axell; and two brothers, Thelbert (and Helen) Richards of Russell Springs and Carol Richards of Shepherdsville. Nila was also survived by three stepchildren, Louis (and Meda) Antle of Louisville, Jeanie (and Jerry) Schureman of Lexington, Nancy (and Tony) Stephens of Jamestown; five step grandchildren and ten step great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Nila was preceded in death by her husbands, Avert Wilson and Thruston Antle; and a grandson, Dereck Robertson.
Funeral services will be held privately for family only on Friday, December 18, 2020, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Brother Bodie Emerson and Brother Tony Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.
The family of Mrs. Nila Antle requests that expressions of sympathy in the form of donations be made to: Mt. Pleasant UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Orvis Grider, 67 Glory Lane, Columbia, KY 42728; Friends of Russell County Public Library, PO Box 1113 Jamestown, KY 42629; or Russell County Hospital Auxillary, c/o Joy Wilson, 451 Highway 3525 Russell Springs, KY 42642.
Nila’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
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