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“I worked at the Cheveron where he came in with his friends sometimes. One of my favorites was him coming in with his friend and playing around with...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Kinney - Frankfort, KY

“Likens Family, I am so sorry to hear about Nick. I was one of his first nurses in Cincinnati, and I just learned of his passing. I will always...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Katie Held - Cleveland, OH

“We cannot begin to imagine the grief that your family is experiencing right now. Dwayne and family, we want you to know that you're in our thoughts...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Angela&Keith Lockhart - Pikeville, KY

“Dearest Larry and Family, I am so very sorry to hear the loss of Nick. What a han dsome young man. After reading about him, how lucky you all must...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Patrisha Morgan - Versailles, KY

“Connie and family, know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Ann Flora - Frankfort, KY

“Our grandsons Gage & Matt have lost a dearfriend. Our thoughts and prayers go out tothe family of Nicholas. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Linda & Lee Kjeseth - Frankfort, KY

“So sorry for your loss. He was such a beautiful boy. His bright blue eyes remind me of my nephew, Eric Worthington's, eyes. I'm sure the angels in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Cindie Lou Quertermous - Russell, KY

“I am so very deeply sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. I hope to see you there Tuesday.Love,Carolyn ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Leigh Likens - Martin, KY

“Connie and Family,you are in our thoughts and prayers.Know that I feel great sadness for your lose. Love; Velta and Steve ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Velta and Steve Riddle - KY

“Rest in Peace, Nick you will always be missed.i'll love you forever(everyone will) and even though i won't ever get to see you again until i meet you...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Delaney morgan martin - KY

“You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Darrell, Kim and Cheyenne Davis - KY

“I didn't know him or anything, heard about him from a friend of mine. Sorry for what happened. May he rest in peace ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Olivia Gomez Hernandez


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Nicholas “Nick” Kyle Likens, 13, brave warrior, lover of life, and skateboard enthusiast died at his home after a 2+ year battle with Neuroblastoma cancer. He touched many lives and always had a smile on his face.


He absolutely loved to skateboard and any time he wasn’t in the hospital or clinic, he was skateboarding on a quest to improve his skills. He told us that skateboarding was his therapy for dealing with his cancer and that it actually took his mind off of his pain.


The one thing more important than skateboarding to Nick was his family and friends. He loved to have a good time but he would also do anything for his loved ones if they were upset or hurt. Nick was very caring and always thought of others before himself.


Survivors include his parents, Shannon Leigh Schuller Likens and Dwayne Likens; one sister, Morganne “Alex” Likens; Grandparents, Connie Jones, Golda Mae DeRossett, Larry Van Hoose; great Grandmother, Dorothy Shannon Jones; aunts and uncles, Gene and Tara Toole, Paul and Megan Van Hoose, Nathan Schuller, Barry and Vivian DeRossett; cousins, Lauren, Katherine, Gabriel and Zara Van Hoose, Charlie and Andrew DeRossett, Olivia and Chloe Toole and his beloved pets, Checkers and Scooby.

Funeral services will be 11:00AM Tuesday at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Frankfort Cemetery by Pastor Steve Flynn. Casket bearers will be Michael Truitt, Larry Van Hoose, Paul Van Hoose, Barry DeRossett, Gene Toole and Nathan Schuller. Visitation will be 4—8PM Monday at the funeral home.



We are forever indebted to Dr. Lars Wagner, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for the love and devotion in providing Nick the very best care possible.



Donations should be made to the “Nick Likens, Skateboarding Fund” at Central Bank, 100 W. Main Street, Georgetown, Ky. 40324. This fund will be set up to provide skateboards for under-privileged children to give them hope through skateboarding as Nick experienced.


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