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March 24th, 2023

arlene nicholsJOHNSON – Arlene Nora Nichols, 98, died Monday, March 13, 2023 at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson.   

She was born April 5, 1924 to Fred Charles and Rhoda Leora (Fender) Kilgore. 

She married Harold Duane Nichols Dec. 19, 1942. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Manter Rural High School in 1942. 

She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Manter and served as a Sunday school teacher, was a member of United Methodist Women, helped in the kitchen, and enjoyed planning weddings. 

She also owned a flower shop and nursery, Nichols Corner, and Nichols Bar-B-Que. 

She also enjoyed wheat weaving, cooking, crocheting and quilting.

Survivors include daughters-in-law: Norma Nichols, Annette Nichols, and Tricia Nichols; sister, Donna Webb; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sons: Duane, Jerald and Galyn Nichols; three brothers: Bernard, George and Warren Kilgore; five sisters: Leora Creech, Joyce Rinehart, Juan Toole, Letha McGinty and Velma Baier; and three great-grandchildren: Cherish, Kyler and Taryan.

• Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Manter, with Pastor Mary Courtney presiding. 

Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery.   

Memorials are suggested to the PKD Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease) or the New Beginnings Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS  67855. 

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