Reba Nichols remembered for hospitality, cooking
COLUMBIA — Reba S. Nichols of Ashland died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. She was 85.
She was born Feb. 10, 1926, to L.V. and Mamie Shouse.
On June 6, 1947, she married Ross E. Nichols in Jefferson City. They were married 54 years until he died in October 2001.
During her life, Mrs. Nichols was a homemaker.
"She loved to sew, and she loved to paint," her nephew, Walter Meyer, said. He said he had a few of her paintings hanging in his house.
Meyer said his aunt was also a good cook. "She always had great iced tea and hamburgers and fried potatoes."
When he was growing up, Meyer said he visited his aunt's house in Jefferson City for a week every summer, and they often attended baseball games together.
"It was a lot of fun for a little boy from a little town," he said.
Mrs. Nichols is survived by her grandson, Nolan Ryan Nichols of Monroe City; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, a son, a daughter, three brothers and five sisters died earlier.
Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Services will follow at 10 a.m. at the same location. Burial will be at Boone County New Salem Cemetery, 6300 E. New Salem Lane in Ashland.
Memorial contributions can be made to Boone County New Salem Cemetery.