Vada Elizabeth Nichols

February 20, 2020

Vada Elizabeth Nichols passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Marlow, at the age of 93.

 Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow. Burial will be in the Resthaven Garden of Memory in Wichita, Kansas at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 24, 2020 in Kansas under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.

 Liz was born Saturday, May 29, 1926 in Chester, AR, to Fred William and Verna Luana (Rankin) Batdors. She graduated high school in CedarVale, Kansas. Liz married the love of her life, Eugene S. Nichols in Wichita, Kansas. They were married for 73 wonderful years before Eugene's passing in 2018. Liz retired as a security guard for Pinkertons. She enjoyed attending her class reunions and family reunions. She liked sewing, gardening, fishing, cards, marbles, and dominoes. She was an amazing cook and made the best homemade noodles. Liz moved to Marlow in 2001 and attended Eastside Baptist Church. She never met a stranger and anyone who met her loved her. Liz loved her family!

 Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda Bell of Norman, Verna Faye Lewis and husband Mike of Duncan, a daughter-in-law, Margaret Nichols-Humphries and husband Bob of Leach, 6 grandchildren, Tracy Smith, Michelle Stokes, Christopher Lewis, David Kamphaus, Jennifer Haxton, Michael Bowser, 12 great-grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, Tyler Christy, Toni Rene Wilson, Robin Heckes, Andrew Kamphaus, Ryan Kamphaus, Cameron Haxton, Perry Haxton, Mickie Haxton, Christian Bowser, Harley Bowser, Nicholas Bowser, 6 great-great-grandchildren, Elana, Dakota, Harper, Katie, Collin, Kolby. She is also survived by her sister, Sara Buchholz of Wakeeney, KS, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 Along with her husband, Liz was preceded in death by 2 sons, Joe Eugene Nichols, Earl Nichols, her parents, and a sister, Faye Sauder.

 Memorial Contributions can be made to the Stephens County Humane Society, Marlow Senior Citizens, or the donor's choice in Vada's honor.

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