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John W. Nichols

John W. Nichols, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph.
He was born April 24, 1930, to John C. and Dorothy Jewel (Herbig) Nichols in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. John was raised by his mother and step-father, Frank Gee. He graduated from Lafayette High School and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
John married Nancy Jane Eastbourn on January 19, 1951. She survives of the home.
He retired as the Vice President of Engineering at ADCO, St. Joseph, in 1990.
John and wife, Nancy, were longtime members of First Christian Church, St. Joseph, where they were married. He was a member of Charity Lodge No. 331, A.F. & A.M., 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason; Moila Shrine. John loved golfing and spending time with his family. He looked forward to the monthly breakfasts he attended with the people closest to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father; daughter-in-law, Maggie (Burris) Nichols; and great-grandson, Landon Jaros.
Survivors include his wife; children, Janet Graves (Thomas), Steve Nichols (Kim), Platte City, Missouri, Bruce Nichols (Jennifer), John Nichols (Kristin), Murphy, Texas; grandchildren, Matthew Graves (Rachel), Brett Graves (Andrea), Blue Springs, Missouri, Ryan Nichols (Colleen), Megan Jaros (Todd), Platte City, Brandon Nichols (Stephanie), Olathe, Kansas, Ashley Brittingham (Steven), Rachel Rohlfs (Drew), and Grayson, Maggie, and Allie Nichols, all of Murphy; 14 grandchildren; sister, Shirley Brown (Robert J.); half-brother, Gary Nichols (Kay), Oklahoma; half-sister, Jane Davis (David), Oklahoma; and extended family.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

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5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506


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