Lula Nichols, daughter of Launce Lot and Harriet Anna McElroy Barker, was born in Shelbyville, Ill. on April 15, 1935, and died at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., on Jan. 25, 2013, at the age of 77.
She had lived most of her life in St. Louis, Mo. She was of the Protestant faith, and was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Kirkwood Chapter 358.
On April 27,1951, she was married to Walter Nichols in Dexter, Mo.
Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Debra Nichols Wirt of St. Charles, Mo. and Donna Sellers Sheffer of St. Peters, Mo.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Allie Arlene Myatt of Paragould, Ark. Other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Nichols, Sr. and his son, Timothy Nichols Jr.; three brothers; and one sister.
Visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel Dexter, Mo. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel Dexter, Mo. with the Rev. Roger Wooten of Dexter, Mo. officiating.
Interment followed in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Mo.