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Lora Jean Nichols

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Lora Jean Nichols, 78, of Shawnee, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Regency Care Center.

She was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Okemah.

On Sept. 26, 1959, she married Donald Nichols in Okemah.

Lora was a dietitian for many years for a number of different of nursing homes; she always enjoyed caring for the elderly. She loved the pioneer woman and cooking. Above all she loved her family and spending time with them, going to all her grandchildren’s games. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Donald Nichols Jr. of Shawnee, Sharon and husband John Terry of Shawnee, Sandy and husband Bob Reese of Shawnee; grandchildren: Seth Terry and Fiancé Paige Bowden of Shawnee, Sam Terry of Shawnee, Ryan Reese of Shawnee; one great-grandson Dean Terry of Shawnee; siblings: Maryann McGee of Shawnee, Arvil Balentine Jr. of Oklahoma City, Janie Lovett of Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Arlis Balentine, James Balentine and sister Geraldine Smith.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee. Pastor Cliff Briscoe will officiate.

Arrangements entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home.

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