Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 4, 2013

Doreen Kay Nichols


— LIGONIER — Doreen Kay Nichols, 49, passed away at her home Sunday afternoon after battling cancer.

She was born Oct. 9, 1963 in Goshen, to James Wendell and Juva (Gall) Snavely.

She married Jeremy Nichols Dec. 31, 1987, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.  

He survives along with their six children, Chad Nichols, Kansas City, Mo., Tosha (Manny) Rodriguez, Goshen, and Trent, Brittany, Zachary and Cassie Nichols, all of Ligonier; a grandson, Ezekiah Rodriguez; her mother, Juva Snavely, Ligonier; a sister, Carma L. (Gaylord) Diaz, Ligonier; and two brothers, Michael (Charlene) Snavely, Ligonier, and Gregory A. (Nanci) Snavely, North Webster.

She was preceded in death by her father, James “Wendell” Snavely, who died Sept. 2, 2009.

A homemaker, Doreen attended and was very involved in both Voice Ministries, Elkhart, and Faith Fellowship, Syracuse. She loved to worship, garden and attend her children’s activities.

A memorial service is set for 5 p.m. Sunday at Voice Ministries, 1610 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

A private family graveside service and burial were conducted at Baintertown Cemetery in New Paris.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to International House of Prayer Michiana or World Missionary Press.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.