Marjorie F. Nichols

December 18, 1925– July 9, 2019

Marjorie Fitzgerald Nichols, age 93, Holiday Island, Arkansas, formerly of Joplin, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Eureka Springs Hospital.

Marjorie was born December 18, 1925 in Mildred, Kansas, daughter of the late John Warren Fitzgerald and Ruby Rae Casteel Fitzgerald.  She grew up in Picher, Oklahoma, and graduated from Picher High School.  She married Jack G. Nichols in 1946, and the couple lived in Joplin, and then moved to Miami, Oklahoma in 1963. She worked for the Gas Service Company in customer service in both Joplin and Miami.  She was involved with the Modern Mother’s Club of Miami.  They returned to Joplin in the late 1980’s.  She was a member of the  First United Methodist Church of Joplin, and the Kum D’Bl Sunday School Class.   She enjoyed her time volunteering at Freeman West Hospital for many years.

In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Nichols, on February 8, 2011.

Survivors include her children, Gil Nichols and partner, John Novotny, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Debra Anderson and husband Vernon, of Holiday Island, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Sara Bottoroff and Douglas of Grove, Oklahoma, Scott Anderson of Holiday Island, and Susan Laudwig and Steve of Osage Beach, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Ainsley Cusick, Brooke Bottoroff, Noah Bottoroff, Molly Brown, Conner Schanot, Natalie Anderson; two great-great-grandchildren, Brandon Brown, and Oliver Schanot.

Family graveside services will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Marsha West-Eichler officiating, and family serving as pallbearers.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Elk’s Lodge #1042, P.O. Box 3087, Holiday Island, AR 72631.

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