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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gloria J. Nichols, 82, Formerly Shinglehouse, PA

“beloved mother and grandmother”

Shinglehouse, PA---Gloria J. Nichols, 82, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, PA, after a brief illness.

Born April 8, 1926 in Shinglehouse, PA, she was a daughter of Lawrence and Byrdena Foote Washburn.

She was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, class of 1944. Mrs. Nichols was a member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary. She had served on the Board of Elections in the borough of Shinglehouse. She enjoyed bowling, reading and gardening. She loved watching sports.

Surviving are two sons, Frank L. (Lila) Nichols of Shelocta, PA and James L. (Jackie) Nichols of Sandsprings, Oklahoma; a daughter, Susan R. (Rod) Allen of Lima, NY; four grandchildren: Jeff V. Nichols, Toby D. Nichols, Jason E. (Lori) Allen and Meredith R. (Tom) Sweeney; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Wilma) Washburn of Glen Arm, Maryland and Burt (Joy) Washburn of Huntsville, Alabama; three sisters, Pat (Dewey) Howard and Peggy Wood, both of Shinglehouse, PA, and Roxanne (Ian) Menzies of Hitchcock, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her longtime friend, Vern Gearhart; and a grandson, Vincent Nichols.

At Mrs. Nichols’ request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

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