She was raised in the area of her birth and attended Slicer School in Dunklin County. On Dec. 21, 1922, she married Fred Nickens at Bloomfield. They lived most of their life in Dunklin County and Bernie. In 1944 they moved to a farm southwest of Dexter. Mr. Nickens preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1954.
Mrs. Nickens was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, had worked at Weber's for several years and also worked for the elementary school in Dexter as a cook and server.
Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by four brothers, Aytch Bowman, Acy Bowman, Dee Bowman and Leonard Bowman; three sister, Bessie McFarland, Lottie Sibole and Elizabeth (Betty) Bowman; and one great-granddaughter, Jana Marie Hardy.
She is survived by her son, Thomas (Dolores) Nickens of Ogden, Utah; five grandchildren, Vicki (Joel) Hardy of Vacaville, Calif., Terry Nickens of Katy, Texas, Judy Nickens, Paula Nickens and Debra Brown, all of Ogden, Utah, area; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family offers special thanks to Mike Clippard, Marcelene Cravens, Chester Cravens, and Frank Bowman for their many acts of kindness to Priscilla and for their assistance to the family. Also the family thanks Debbie Snider and other staff at Central Gardens for the respect and caring show during Priscilla's three and one-half years' residence there under the administration of Stacey Blocker. Our sincere thanks to the staff of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home for their many services, especially for the transportation arrangements.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kevin Chenoweth, Mike Clippard, and Dr. Ray Dowdy officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.