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Mary Alice (Adams) Nichols, 62, of Sullivan, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on June 20, 1954, in Tell City, to Thomas F. Adams and Edith (Suddarth) Adams.
She was a 1972 graduate of Tell City High School and received her master's degree from Indiana State University in textiles and clothing and education. She attended Kingsley United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School, a member of Indiana Teachers Association, Southwest Sullivan Education Association, and member of Eastern Star 272. She was currently employed at Southwest School Corporation as a 5th grade teacher at Sullivan Elementary School. Before becoming an educator she was a Purdue Extension Agent.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Adams; grandparents, Frank and Zylpha Adams and Oscar and Alice Suddarth; mother and father-in-law, Russell and Mary Nichols; sister-in-law, Nancy Nichols; and brother-in-law, Thad Corrigan.
Survivors include her father, Thomas F. Adams of Tell City; husband of 33 years, Ron Nichols, whom she married April 14, 1984; only daughter, Nikki Nichols and her fiancé Nick Scott; a sister, Annetta (John) Jones of Valparaiso; a brother, Daniel (Donna) Adams of Bristow; brother-in-law, Riley (Marilyn) Nichols of Graysville; brother-in-law, Rudy Nichols of Graysville; brother-in-law, Randy (Shelley) Nichols of Graysville; sister-in-law, Robin Corrigan of Sullivan; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, with the Revs. Frank VanAllen, Jerry McIntyre and Don Ransford officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. Burial will be at Center Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kingsley United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on May 22, 2017
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