Sandra Jolene Nichols, 86, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no service.
Sandra was born in Elwood, IN to Leslie and Maude (Harting) Henderson.She was married to James Robert Nichols in Danville, IL in 1952. He preceded her in death in 2013. Living are daughters Jolie (Michael) Trautman of Champaign and Jaye Nichols (Kim Stephenson) of Aurora.
Sandra and James graduated from Danville High School in 1951; she later earned her Registered Nursing degree in 1981. Mrs. Nichols initially worked 10 years with Illinois Bell Phone Co. and later Nurse Nichols was at Burnham & Covenant Hospitals for 16 years. She enjoyed showing their Boston Terriers, leading Girls Scouts, and was active with a sewing circle and teaching children at church. Sandra was an avid reader, she liked to garden and cook/bake. She played piano and appreciated classical music and attending concerts. She also shopped garage sales and loved "Jeopardy"!
She was a loving/caring Wife, a nuturing Parent, and delighted in her "grand-kitties." The family is grateful to Bickford of Champaign for their care.
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