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Diane L. Nichols

April 21, 1951 November 22, 2018
Diane L. Nichols
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Obituary for Diane L. Nichols

Pawnee — Diane L. Nichols, 67, of Pawnee, Illinois, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at her home. She was born April 21, 1951, in Springfield, the daughter of Louis and Nina L. Dees Bernardini. She married James Nichols Jr. Sept. 20, 1969, in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim, in 2005; and two sisters.

Diane was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Auburn and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She graduated from Kincaid High School and operated a home cleaning service.

Diane is survived by two daughters, Lanina M. (husband, Michael) Clark and Sarah A. (husband, Jim) Taylor, both of Pawnee; three grandchildren, Austin Taylor, Haley Schnapp and Skylar Taylor; two sisters, Clara (husband, Ronald) Cary of Edinburg and Jeanie Mantz of Iowa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Auburn with Rev. James Palakudy officiating. Burial will be held at Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wild Canine Rescue, 3309 Robbins Road #109, Springfield, IL 62704, or the American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703.

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5:00 PM 11/28/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/28/2018 7:00:00 PM
Curry Funeral Home

407 Carroll Street
PO Box 407
Pawnee, IL 62558

Curry Funeral Home
407 Carroll Street Pawnee 62558 IL
United States





11:00 AM 11/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church

125 E. Washington St.
Auburn, IL 62615-0168

Holy Cross Catholic Church
125 E. Washington St. Auburn 62615-0168 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Horse Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

12567 Horse Creek Cemetery Road
Pawnee, Illinois 62558

12567 Horse Creek Cemetery Road Pawnee 62558 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

675 E Linton Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703

Wild Canine Rescue

3309 Robbins Road #109
Springfield, IL 62704

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