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June 20, 2013Nodaway County, MO |  By: Liggett

Alma Nash

The Nodaway County Historical Society will commemorate the life of Maryville native, Alma Nash next Tuesday.

During a recent celebration of Nash's achievements, several of her family members visited the Historical Museum and discovered her final resting place had no gravestone. Her grave site at Miriam Cemetery on the south side of Maryville will be dedicated Tuesday morning starting at 10:00 a.m. According to Nodaway County Historical Society Board Member Melissa Middleswart Alma Nash's life will be honored at the ceremony.

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Alma Nash's love for music led her to briefly stand in the spotlight during the women's suffrage movement a century ago. She directed the Missouri Ladies Military Band of Maryville as they marched at the head of a large suffrage parade in DC the day before President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration, on March 3, 1913.

The public is welcome to help the Nash family and the Historical Society dedicate the gravestone.