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Frances Nichols age 95

Posted: 16 December, 2012

Frances Nichols age 95 of Wayne passed away Saturday at her home at Emeritus at The Oaks in Wayne. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

Officiates Rev. Pete Phillips Chaplain Rosalind Woods
Interment Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Wayne.

In Loving Memory
(Age 95)  Frances Nichols  ( Of Wayne)
November 17, 1917            Wayne, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
December 15, 2012          Wayne, Nebraska
  (At Her Home at Emeritus At The Oaks)
A Christian Service
First United Methodist Church
Wayne, Nebraska
Thursday   10:30 a.m.   December 20, 2012
Rev. Pete Phillips    Chaplain Rosalind Woods
“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“Holes In The Floor Of Heaven”
Soloist                     Organist
Matt Vawser            Coleen Jeffries
Active Pallbearers
Casey and Renee Nichols             Scott and Krista Nichols
Jess Thompson                          Trevor and Holly Hurlbert
Tim and Susie Polenske               Ann and Brian VanDiest
Martin and Angela O'Connor       Jenny and Brian Young   Heather and Tim Reinhardt
Greenwood Cemetery Wayne, Nebraska
First United Methodist Church, Wayne
     Frances Dorothy Nichols was born November 17, 1917, on a farm southeast of Wayne to Emil and Ida (Nelsen) Lutt.  She was baptized and confirmed at the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne. In 1936, she graduated from Wayne College High School. She attended Wayne State Teachers College and taught in a rural school in Dixon County. On February 14, 1940, she married Charles Nichols at a Lutheran Church in Fremont. The couple lived in Norfolk from 1941 to 1952.  They returned to Wayne and farmed until retiring into Wayne in December 1970.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wayne, Century Club, Cuzins Club, Wayne Senior Center,    Wayne Women’s Bowling Association and several card clubs. Frances enjoyed quilting, embroidery work, and attended many, many baseball, softball, and basketball games that her family members were involved in.  She also enjoyed family gatherings and watching the grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they grew up.
     Frances is survived by her children, Larry (Mary) Nichols of Wayne, Glen (Sandra) Nichols of Wayne, and Connie Thompson of Laurel; nine grandchildren; and twenty- two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
     Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles in 1994; son-in-law, Chuck Thompson in 2000; and an infant brother.
    Frances’ family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the church fellowship hall following the committal service.


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