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Frank Orlin Nichols

June 2, 1927 — April 29, 2016

Frank Orlin Nichols, 88, died Friday, April 29th, 2016, in Liberal, KS. He was born on June 2nd, 1927 in Forgan, OK and was the son of Floyd O. Nichols and Mabel E. Hall. Frank graduated from Forgan High School in 1947. In 1952, he married Marlene Malee Long in Shattuck, OK. She survives. They lived in the Plains/Kismet area for 25 years and most recently lived in Joplin, MO.

Frank worked for many years as a farmer on his own farm, and felt he was always a farmer at heart. He also worked for many years as a custodian at Southwestern Heights High School.

Frank was very dedicated to his faith, and was a member and deacon at 1st Baptist Church of Forgan, Emanuel Baptist Church of Liberal, KS and Harmony Heights Baptist Church in Joplin, MO over the years.

Survivors include:
1 son John Nichols and his wife Sherrie of Walnut, KS

2 daughters Lavonna Preble and Al Kimery, of Webb City, MO
Rita Glenn and husband L. Gene of Joplin, MO

19 grandchildren, and many, many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gene Nichols; his sisters Fern Radcliff, Vera Adams, Faye Cordes, Lawanda Wright; son in law Bob Preble; one grand-daughter, Sarah Nichols and several great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 2nd, at 10:00 am at Brenneman Funeral Home, with Pastor L. Gene Glenn presiding. There will be no scheduled visitation. Graveside services will be at 12:00pm at the Forgan Cemetery, Forgan, OK.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Home, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, May 2, 2016

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Hornung Family Funeral Home

1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901

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Graveside Service

Monday, May 2, 2016

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Forgan Cemetery

Forgan, OK 73938

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