Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Luella G. Niccum, 86 , of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Winchester, Va. Burial was at the Halltown Cemetery in Halltown, Mo.

A memorial celebration service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Community Faith Chapel, Cassville, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Doyle Russell officiating.

Luella (Keatts) Niccum was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Marionville. She and Verlie Niccum were married June 8, 1951. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Glenda Lou; her parents, James Leo Keatts and Velma Sifferman Keatts; and her brothers, James Henry Keatts and Herbert Keatts.

Survivors include: five children, Duane Niccum, Kenneth Niccum, Dennis Niccum, Verliene Niccum Bostick and Sara Niccum Wagner; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five siblings, Patricia Falk, EdnaMae Spillman, Pauline Tyree, Raymond Keatts and Dorothy Adriano.

She was a Christian, having believed since the age of 9 with a faith that sustained her the rest of her life and led her to be involved in several missions activities. A memorial fund has been established in her honor to continue her Christian missions work. Mail checks to: World Missions, AG. 1445 Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802.