Patricia Ann Gillen Nichols
Calmly and serenely Patricia Ann Gillen Nichols lifted into the arms of her loving Savior and Lord on Dec. 3, 2012. She was the only child of the late Gladys Guthrie Gillen (1902-1989) and Earl Gillen (1901-1976) who preceded her in death. She treasured her parents who were the best anyone could wish for.
Pat was born at St. Vincent Hospital October 10, 1930. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1948 and was married in 1953. She has been residing in Beech Grove since 1958.
She had a long, active and interesting career working 25 years for Hooks Drugs (Specializing in American Greetings) before retiring in 1995. Previously she was employed for 10 years in the Research Library at Eli Lilly and Company. She was a member of Garden Grove Community Church. Pat was a former member of Sigma Beta Sorority, Zeta Beta Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority, Beech Grove Jayshees, South Grove PTA and a former St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer.
Honoring her memory are her three children, daughter Laura L. Nichols of Indianapolis, and sons Timothy A. Nichols of Camby and Christopher N. Nichols of Beech Grove. Also her two grandchildren who she loved so much, Tiffany M. Nichols of Covington, KY and Brandon T. Nichols of Indianapolis.
Also surviving is her precious bonus daughter Julie Hamm and her special cousins Charlotte Gyorkos and Gatha Dorsey and her former husband of 24 years, George N. Nichols, California. In addition to family she leaves her loving and devoted feline friend Paprika.
According to Pat's wishes there will be no calling and funeral services will be private. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.
In lieu of flowers Pat has asked that memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Attention Memorial Department.
She now peacefully rests in Heaven enjoying God's love. She will be sadly missed but forever remembered with love by many.
Arrangements were entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Green wood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch.
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