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Verna Nichols, 78 - January 31, 2017

Verna M. Nichols, 78, of Gothenburg passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Services were conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Friday, Feb. 3, with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial was at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Nichols was born Sept. 14, 1938, at Gothenburg, daughter of Virgil and Elsie (Block) Geiken.
On June 14, 1957, she married Loel Nichols at Gothenburg. To this union, four children were born.
She and her family resided at Gothenburg as well as Memphis, TN, and Santa Anna, CA.
Nichols was employed as a banker at Gothenburg State Bank.
She loved flowers and gardening, and was an avid decorator at Christmas time, according to family members.
Nichols was preceded in death by: her husband, Loel Nichols; her father, Virgil Geiken; mother, Elsie Geiken; a sister, Sharon Geiken; brother, Gary Geiken.
?Survivors include: her three sons—Jeffrey (Wanda) Nichols, Mark Nichols and Mike Nichols, all of Gothenburg; her daughter, Teresa Nichols of Gothenburg; grandchildren—Preston Nichols, Lindsey Metcalf, Kyle-lynn Blaise, Devan Yendra, Courtney Nichols and Kendra Nichols; two sisters—Carolyn Boerkircher and Yvonne Wolf.
Memorials are suggested to the Meals on Wheels, c/o Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.