Jeanne C. Nichols, 82, of Cattaraugus entered into heavenly rest May 14, 2019 with family at her side.
She was born September 25, 1936 in Gowanda, NY to the late Joseph Donald and Jeanne Collins Barber.
Jeanne graduated from Cattaraugus Central Schools in 1954. She married William Charles Nichols October 16, 1954.
Her work life included time at two local grocery stores, an aide at the Cattaraugus Central Schools and WNYDDSO in Salamanca from which special residents became family. After retirement she cared for several seniors needing respite care.
Jeanne was known for her green thumb, her love of music, dancing, collection of dolls, baking, sewing, playing bingo and $20 on casino slots.
Jeanne is survived by her cherished children Debra Jeanne Nichols, Francis Antone Porter and Billie Cheryl Brown; grandchildren Damon Lee Brown, Tonya Lyn Brown, Nicholas Shawn Gross, Nathan Allen Brown, Elizabeth Jeanne Brown, Kyle David Brown, and Kodie Robert Skeels; great grandchildren Morgan Louise Brown, Cloey Mae Case, Allie Rosealie Erhart, Kiley Rae, Charlie and Teddy Brown, Liliana ,Raelynn, and Brantley Gross;siblings Thomas (Grace) Barber, Nancy Sullivan and Terry (Susie) Barber ; a special cousin Mary Merlin (Bob) Fritz also several nieces and nephews.
She was pre deceased by her daughter Donna Lyn Brown and a son Shawn Nelson Nichols; grandchildren Stacy Mae Brown and Tristen James Nichols; brothers David , Dwight, Paul and James Barber and a sister Patricia Mudgett.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date
Donations may be made to local relays for life (American Cancer Society)