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“The world has lost a truly good person, I will always cherish the times I spent with Leila. My deepest condolences. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jerry Bronson - Columbus, NE

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless! ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl Kost - Red Cloud, NE

“Our thoughts are with all the family. The Huskers have lost a loyal fan. God bless you all. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rich/Kathy Lammers - Blue Eye, MO

“We are so sorry to learn of LeIla's passing. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Stan Ellis family, Green Acres Motel - NE

“We, in Lincoln, were so sorry to hear about Leila's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Paulette Stanhope - Lincoln, NE

“Sorry for your loss, in our prayers ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: John Beavers - Broken Bow, NE

“My deepest sympathy in your loss. Aunt LeIla was always very special leaving very fond memories. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Loftis - Bartlesville, OK

“I'm so sorry to hear about LeIla's passing. She was always faithful to take care of her family. I will miss her. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Marie Kugler - Red Cloud, NE

“Thoughts and prayers going out to the Nichol's family during these times! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Terry N Stumpff - LINCOLN, NE


LeIla M. Nichols, the daughter of Hazel Clara (Vibber) and Orlie Bronson, was born January 8, 1941 at Kensington, Kansas. She departed this life on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Tabitha Care Center in Crete, Nebraska. LeIla grew up in the Kensington area and received her formal education attending the Kensington schools. The family later moved south of Riverton, Nebraska where she met Richard L. Nichols. They were united in marriage on August 22, 1959 at Riverton. This union was blessed with two children, Randy and Terri. they continued to make their home at Riverton until 1964, when they moved to Grand Island. In 1973 they moved to Red Cloud to make their home. She was employed for several with the Red Cloud schools as the librarian. She then began 25 years of service with John Deere Implement in Red Cloud where she worked until retiring in 2005. LeIla fondly recalled these years and her many friendships with her John Deere family as richly rewarding and fulfilling. In her leisure time she enjoyed following sports. She was an avid Husker fan and in her younger years she volunteered her time as a Girl Scout Leader. Her personality was pervaded by her immeasurable sense of compassion and concern for others. Her family and friends were always the most important issues in her life. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Richard; daughter Terri; brothers Burton, Orlie and Merton Bronson;and sister Delores Gwennap. Left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Mary Nichols of Roca, Nebraska; grandchildren Jody and Riley Nichols; sisters, Shirley Pickel and Merna Stanhope of Salina, Kansas and Velda Menard of Lincoln, Nebraska; a brother Darrel Bronson and wife Judy of Hastings, Nebraska;other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., June 14, 2014 at the Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with Rev. Dan Benedict officiating. Interment was at the Red Cloud Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established by the family. Williams Funeral Home 241 West 4th Avenue Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970 Phone: 402-746-2500 williamsfuneralhomes@yahoo.com

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