Louise Nichols, age 85 Of Newton, IL passed away at 8:05 AM – Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Newton Rest Haven in Newton, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM – Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Central Christian Church in Newton, IL with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Island Creek Cemetery in Montrose, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM – Friday, September 6, 2013 at the church. In loving memory of Louise, memorials may be made to the Central Christian Church in Newton, IL. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com. Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich, IL.
Louise was born on November 21, 1927 in Woodbury, IL in rural Cumberland County the daughter of Luther “Shorty” and Jennie (Myers) Oakley. She married Bernard Nichols on October 18, 1951 and he preceded her in death on October 26, 1998. Louise worked for over 30 years at E.R. Moore in Newton, IL. Louise loved playing music and embroidering. She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Newton, IL. Louise is survived by: 4 Daughters- Judy (John) Weaver of Vermillion Grove, IL Barb Mitchell of Gila, IL Sandy (Dale) Bower of Newton, IL Betty Gish of Oblong, IL Brother- Bill (Betty) Oakley of Newton, IL Sister- Reba Griffith of Newton, IL 10 Grandchildren 12 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandson Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Shirley Jean Oakley, son-in-law Don Mitchell, son-in-law Terry Gish and great-grandson Andrew Bower.