Leola "Lee" Nichols

Died: Sat., Apr. 18, 2009

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Apr. 22, 2009

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Leola "Lee" Nichols, 80, of West Burlington, died on Saturday, April, 18, 2009 at 12:50 a.m. in West Point Care Center, West Point, Iowa.

She was born on May 14, 1928, in Burlington, the daughter of John Henry and Ethel Bidwell Cain. She married John J. Nichols on Sept. 22, 1946 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1998.

She worked at Sylvania for 25 years and then Midwest Biscuit before retirement. She enjoyed playing cards, watching tv and spending time with her family. She was a former member of the Women's Auxiliary of Disabled Veterans. She was of the Christian faith.

Surivivors include four daughters, Connie (Bill) Raschendorfer of Burlington, Pat (Eldean) Anderson of West Burlington, Sharon Couchman of Ft. Madison, Pam (Mike) Hostetter of Milan, Missosuri; one son, John (Barb) Nichols of Loveland, Colorado ; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; one brother, Leo Cain of Burlington; and one sister, Bonnie Miller of Dover, Delaware.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Lorene McNeil & Ethel Ehret; four brothers, Raymond, Robert, John & Frank; and one step son, Jim Nichols.

Funeral services for Leola "Lee" Nichols will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Prugh's Chapel. Pastor Tom Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Lee County Hospice.

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Cheryl Cain Funaro
   Posted Mon April 20, 2009
Aunt Leola was a wonderful heart who loved hard. During her last few years on this plane, she suffered - first at the loss of her dear husband and then through deteriorating health. GOD BLESS her in her new existence as a spirit that will live on in perfect peace.

Dennie & Mary Cain
   Posted Mon April 20, 2009
I am very sad about not being able to come for the funeral.
Mary and I both will miss Aunt Leola and I still remember the great time that I had when I was alot younger.
May God Bless her and all of you kids also.

Dennie and Mary

Tammy Houk
   Posted Mon April 20, 2009
We sure had some good times
I remember them all

We sure shared some grief
Some big, some small

Your memories are with us
And will be carried on

By the families that are here
And the ones yet to come

We love you and miss you
You'll be with us all

In our own little way
We'll carry you on

We won't forget you
So remember us all

For we'll soon meet again
As the family of God!!

   Posted Tue April 21, 2009
I came to know Grandma "Nick" as I called her 21 years ago. I married into a loving family and I was accepted with open arms. My memories will be of a woman with a determination to be herself and a woman of words. Grandma would say what she thought and she had a spark about her. The most vivid memory I have of her is when she traveled to Missouri to see our second child. He was born premature and was in the hospital for several months. She and Grandpa drove to Missouri to see their great-grandson. She was with him in the hospital and I remember her saying how tiny he was, but how great he was. I believe her family was very important to her and she loved them until the day she died. She will be missed, but her legacy lives on within her family.

ColleenClark & Linda Allen & Frrances Cain
   Posted Wed April 22, 2009
We are very sorry to hear about Aunt Leola. We are sorry that we can't make it down to the funeral. Your prayes and thoughts are with you today.

Charlene Miller
   Posted Wed April 22, 2009
Aunt Lee, I remember driving to Iowa in the summer when I was little, with mom and daddy in the front and us five kids in the back. Some of my favorite times were with you when we came to visit, I always loved you so much. You always smiled and laughed. I have always treasured the pictures I have of you and Uncle Nick when you came to Delaware to visit. We will all miss you so much!! Save a place for us, we will all see each other soon. God Bless you Aunt Lee!!!! Kisses and Hugs.

   Posted Mon April 27, 2009
Hi Sis, I'm going to miss you. We had some good times when we came home for a visit. You know that you were the kid's favorite Aunt. They all loved you. I'm sorry I couldn't come back for your last farewell but I had a long talk with Patty and she knows and understands my circumstances. I love you Lee.

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