Mary Louise Nickle

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mary Louise Nickle, 72, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

She was born Aug. 21, 1945, in Jenkins, the daughter of Duane and Ollie Mae (Smith) Blankenship. On June 30, 1962, she was united in marriage to Jerry Nickle, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Doug Nickle and his wife Ann of Cassville; two daughters, Donna Terry and her husband James of Cassville, and Valerie Speer and her husband Keith of Eagle Rock; three brothers, Henry Blankenship and his wife Sharon of Aurora, and Carl Blankenship and his wife Trudy, and Pat Blankenship and his wife Debbie, all of Jenkins; one sister, Marie Iiams of Jenkins; and six grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Harold Blankenship.

She was a graduate of Cassville High School and received her Bachelorís Degree from Missouri Southern in Joplin. For several years she taught school, teaching kindergarten at Jenkins, math at Exeter and third grade and kindergarten at Wheaton. She was a member of Gunter Methodist Church in Butterfield, where she played the piano for 43 years. She also taught Sunday School and was vacation Bible school director. She was currently attending Johns Chapel at Ash Grove.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Gunter Methodist Church in Butterfield under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Rev. Lee Neill and Pastor Mike Tharp conducted the services. Burial was at Gunter Cemetery in Butterfield.

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