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Monday, February 12, 2018

Obituary - Glenn Dee Nichols

The SERVICE for Glenn Dee will be at 12:00 noon Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Missouri.

The MINISTER will be Reverend Jerrell Fischer.

VISITATION will be at the church from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon preceding the service.

A MILITARY GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be presented by Appleton City VFW Post #11242 and the Missouri Honor Guard.

INTERMENT will be in Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri.

The family requests any MEMORIAL donations be made to the First Baptist Church.

Glenn Dee Nichols, 89, departed this life in Appleton City, Missouri on February 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born on the family farm east of Appleton City April 23, 1928, the eldest of ten children born to Orville Nathan and Bertha Marie (Barker) Nichols.

On August 20, 1950 Glenn married the love of his life, Thelma Jane Evans, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He served his country in the U.S. Army from October 1950 through April 1952 during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, Glenn and Thelma made their home in Kansas City and then Independence, Missouri for many years. They were blessed with two children, Dennis and Sherian. They were faithful members of the Independence Baptist Church where Glenn served as a deacon for 23 years. He was employed by Ford Motor Company retiring after 31 years of service as an assembly line worker. Glenn also was a scout leader for many years and member of the tribe of Mic-O-Say while living in Independence.

After moving back to Appleton City, Glenn and Thelma joined the First Baptist Church and were faithful members until their health prohibited attendance. Glenn served as deacon there as well. They kept very busy gardening and canning their fine vegetables. They owned a travel trailer and loved traveling throughout the U.S., being proud to have visited almost every state. He enjoyed a trip to England in the 1980’s with family where he searched the entire trip for that perfect cup of coffee, but never found it. Glenn also enjoyed handyman work after retirement, building projects and repairing broken items.

Glenn had an ever-present smile, always a kind word and a perpetual twinkle in his eye when meeting friends and neighbors. He was kind, considerate and helpful. His first love was God and church, his second Thelma, followed by family, camping, travelling and friends. He also doted over his dogs: Rudy, Precious, Tiffany and Snap. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Preceding Glenn in death were his parents, his wife, Thelma, and two sisters, Marie Brown and Doris Nichols. Survivors include his two children, Dennis Nichols (Carol) of Leawood, Kansas and Sherian Fishman (Barry) of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren: Christopher Jackson, Kim Wraight (Craig), Emily Nichols, Mark Nichols; great-grandchildren: Amidy and Trinity Jackson and Avery and Abram Wraight; siblings: Wilbur Nichols (Barbara), Delores Bracher, Ellen Higgins (Kent), Beulah Conner, Eugene Nichols (Nancy), Geraldine Brownsberger (Bill) and Connie Mott.