Effie May Nichols
Ypsilanti Twp., MI
Died Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline, MI. She was born January 17, 1931, in Huggins, Missouri, the daughter of Oliver P. and Ethel P. (Zirschky) Leighty. On December 8, 1956, she married Robert L. Nichols in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and he preceded her in death on December 6, 2015. She will always be remembered for her love of puzzles, watching squirrels and red birds. Survivors include five children: Barbara Shingler-Turner, Sharon (Daniel) Beard, Donald Nichols, Robert (Gloria) Nichols and Edwin (Jean) Nichols; five grandchildren: Christopher (Maria) Turner, Suzann (Darian) Gomillion, Marie (Andrew) LaBerge, Staci Nichols, and Matthew Nichols; great grandson, Max Gomillion; one sister, Ina Gillespie; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five siblings. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at Janowiak Funeral Home, Geer-Logan Chapel with Pastor Keith Worrell officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, MI. Contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Thursday, December 26, 2019, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.