Nancy J. Nichols, 59, Burlington, died Nov. 13, 2011, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 3, 1951, to the late Robert and Helen (Nesemeier) Miller, in Freeport, Ill., where she spent her early life.

She married Steven Nichols Aug. 17, 1974. Following marriage she volunteered with the Peace Corps. She spent the past 18 years in Burlington. She worked as a school counselor for 10 years at Salem Grade School. She was an artist, a naturalist and loved to garden. Most of all she cherished time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Burlington; daughter, Leiloni Nichols, Stevens Point; siblings, Carol (Chuck) Anderson, Robert (Ruth) Miller, John Miller, Steve (Marilyn) Miller, Tom (Connie) Miller, Jim Miller, Kathy Miller, Christine (Jim) Reagan.

She was further preceded in death by a brother, Richard.

A Time of Remembrance was Nov. 19 at the CATHE Center, Burlington. Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home, Burlington, served the family.

The family suggests memorials be made to the CATHE Center or to the family, for Leiloni’s education.


  1. I was saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. I found out the news when I was in Platteville last week-end. Margot

    Steve, Its a very difficult time now I am sure and it will take time to recover but one does recover and one can again be grounded and content. Jim died nearly 3 years ago and I am now finding so much joy in life and I still think of him each day. Margot

  2. Steve, I was so shocked that you could of knocked me over with a feather. I was very sad to get this news. We were all good friends and spent a lot of time together.