Leona M. Nichols
Leona M. Nichols
  • April 18, 1927 - June 24, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Leona Mae Nichols, 90, Columbia, MO passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home in Columbia, MO.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Leona was born on April 18, 1927 in Macon, MO the daughter of Walter Payton and Elizabeth Lee (Gallup) Perkins who preceded her in death. She was married on October 16, 1945 in Jefferson City, MO to Willard Nichols who preceded her in death on May 5, 2001. She retired from the University Hospital as a CNA.

She is survived by five sons, William Nichols (Bonnie) of Columbia, MO, Gerald Nichols of Centralia, MO, Charles Nichols (Sheree) of Columbia, MO, Virgil Nichols (Linda) of Columbia, MO, and Jeffrey Nichols of Columbia, MO; one sister, Lucille Cristal; one daughter-in-law, Bobbie Nichols; 21 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one son, James Nichols; one daughter, Diana Nichols; two sisters, Drucilla Creawson and Mary Houston; and one brother, Walter Perkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Compassus Hospice, 3080 Interstate 70 Dr SE #100, Columbia, MO 65201 OR American Diabetes Association, 425 S Woods Mill Rd, Town and Country, MO 63017.