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Katie M. Nichols

August 27, 1924 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 96)


Katie M. Nichols, 96, of Mount Pleasant and formerly of Maquoketa passed away on December 22, 2020, at Park Place Elder Care in Mount Pleasant.

A graveside service for family will be followed by a celebration of life later in 2021. Dawson Funeral Services of Maquoketa is assisting the family.

Katie was born on August 27, 1924, in Dallas County, Iowa, to John M. and Katie M. (Schock) Keller. She taught elementary school for a number of years and married Lawrence Ray Nichols in 1962. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Drake University in 1966.  She enjoyed reading and was honored by the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press in 2009 for her numerous community volunteer activities.

She is survived by her children, Donald R. Nichols of Kansas City, MO; Robert Eugene Nichols of Omaha, NE; Susan Ellen McBride of Mount Pleasant; Kathryn Louise Jacobs of Morris, IL; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and her sister Ruth Keller.

In lieu of gifts, the family asks well-wishers to make donations in Katie’s name to the United Church of Christ in Maquoketa.

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