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Mary E. Nicholson

Mrs. Mary E. Nicholson, 89, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009 at Golden Living Center in Richmond.


She was born March 8, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio to Daniel E. and Orabelle Miller Hollinger, both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated Hollansburg High School in 1937 as class valedictorian. She shared 52 years of marriage to Henry Joseph Nicholson from April 17, 1938 until his death on November 4, 1990. She had cooked for the Mary E. Hill Home and had worked as a cook at the Fountain City School and many different restaurants including the former Parker's Blue Roof Restaurant. She was a member of the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren for many years before transferring her membership to the Castine Church of the Brethren. She was formerly active in the Senior Citizens Community Center. She enjoyed crocheting and playing cards throughout her life.


Mrs. Nicholson will be missed by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce E. and John Conway, Fountain City; Shirley A. and Donald Atkins, Richmond; Susie D. and Terry Wilson, Greens Fork and Mary Ruth and Britt Buhler, Rushville; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel W. and Darlene Nicholson, Richmond; 13 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, 2 step-great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Nicholson was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 1 brother.


A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.


Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, January 4, at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 North Meridian Street, Suite B-4, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-7109.


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Guestbook

DEAR JOHN AND JOYCE,
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER,OUR PARYERS,ARE WITH YOU BOTH.
STEVE,GINGER HICKEY

Stephen Hickey Jan 5 2009 12:00 AM

We are so sorry we can't be with you but we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Ed & Beverly Carpenter Jan 5 2009 12:00 AM

JOYCE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU. I KNOW YOUR MOM IS WITH THE LORD AND IF I KNOW HER SHE HAS A DECK OF SKIPO CARDS IN HER HANDS, I ENJOYED THE TIME THAT WE SPENT PLAYING CARDS AND SHE WILL BE MISSED BY A GREAT MANY PEOPLE.
MY LOVE GORES OUT TO YOU AND YOURS DELORES

JIM AND DELORES SMITH Jan 4 2009 12:00 AM

Joyce and John,
I just want to express our sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your Mother.
You will be in our prayers,

June and Allen Brookshear

June Brookshear Jan 4 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Joyce and John,
Sorry to hear of your Mother's death. I have such fond memories of her during our high school years and the slumber parties at your house as well as on the cruise several years ago. She was certainly a fine lady. We will hold you close in thought and prayer during this time.
Sincerely,
Idris Smith

Idris Bond Smith Jan 4 2009 12:00 AM

To the Nicholson family, My deepest sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you. Mary was a very special lady. I never will forget camping, late night card parties and falling asleep on her sofa many times because her and Henry, Aunt Barb and Uncle Bill could not quit playing cards. I will always hold a special spot in my heart for both your parents/grandparents. love and deepest regrets, Micci

Micci Dunham Hoover Jan 4 2009 12:00 AM