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Jeanne C. Nichols

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)



To the family of Ms. Jeanne Nichols:

I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. It was not Jehovah God's original purpose for people to grow old and die. He made us to live forever and to enjoy a healthy life on earth in a delightful paradise. And what great joy to know that he has opened the way for that purpose to be fulfilled. At 1 Corinthians 15:26, the Bible calls death an enemy, and Jehovah promises that in the near future He will destroy this enemy once and for all. Jesus also promised at John 5:28,29 that the time is coming when those in their graves will come out. They will be brought back to life. This is the hope of the resurrection. You can have confidence in this promise because when Jesus was on earth, Jehovah enabled him to resurrect his friend, Lazarus. And this is just one of the many resurrections recorded in Jehovah God's Word. Imagine the joy when Ms. Nichols is brought back to life with the prospect of regaining her youthful vigor, and her flesh will become and remain fresher than in her youth.

F. Smith May 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Nichols

Cathy Mackay May 19 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoyed having lunch with Jeanne when she came to visit last year,
Always enjoyed talking to her and will miss her. My sympathy to all her family.

Mary Neal May 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Nichols

Rhonda L Cardas May 17 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.

Jacqueline Ellis May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A wonderful woman who was a big part of my childhood... love and hugs to the family !! Wonderful memories to cherish

Eva Harrington May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Nichols

Jan Borrowdale May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Nichols

Dallas K. Barber May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Nichols

Lynn Pearl May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Nichols

Shelly Barber Moberly May 17 2019 12:00 AM

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