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Betty Ruth (Combs) Nichols

July 22, 1925 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 91)

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De Soto, KS. formerly of Port Gibson - Betty Ruth (Combs) Nichols, 91 entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

    Family will greet friends Friday (June 30) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St, Newark. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be Saturday (July 1) at 11 a.m. at Port Gibson United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Port Gibson Cemetery.

    In memory of Betty, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Port Gibson United Methodist Church, Port Gibson, NY 14537

    Betty was born the daughter of the late Carl and Ruth (Spicer) Combs on Wednesday, July 22, 1925 in Phelps, NY. She attended Phelps Schools. Betty had worked for C.H. Stuart Co. for 10 years and Garlock Corp. for 5 years. She was a member of the Port Gibson United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. Betty was a past member of the Port Gibson Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

    Betty will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Nancy L. Nichols (Kenneth Perryman) of Clifton Springs; sons George (Donna) of Kansas, and Douglas (Patricia) Nichols of Lyons; six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; brother Howard (Barbara) Combs of Port Gibson; sister-in-law Elizabeth Combs of Clifton Springs; several nieces and nephews.

     Betty was predeceased by her husband Earl Nichols in 2009; brother Richard in 2009.

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 Service Information

June 30, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc.
124 West Miller Street
Newark, NY 14513

Funeral Service
July 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Port Gibson United Methodist Church
2951 Grieg St
Port Gibson, NY 14537

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