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Nichols, Bessie 97


Bess C. Nichols, 97, passed away on October 6, 2015, at the State Center Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home’s West Marshall Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in State Center. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in State Center.  For further information or to send a condolence please visit or call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Bess and her family.


Bess C. Damman was born, to Herman Frederick Damman and Pauline (Gauch) Damman on August 11, 1918 in Melbourne, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the surrounding area. Donald Nichols and Bess Damman were united in marriage. The family relocated to State Center to make their home and raise their family. Donald passed away in 1994.  Bess was employed as a school teacher in the community school district. She enjoyed dancing, listening to Polka music and spending time with the Catchall 8 Square Dance Club.


Left to cherish her memory is her son; Doug Nichols of Marshalltown, Iowa, Nieces; Doris Dykemen of Ankeny, Iowa, and Ruth Frohwein of State Center.


In death she rejoins her parents; Herman and Pauline Damman, and her husband; Donald Nichols.

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