Margaret M. Nichols

Margaret M. Nichols, 74, of Independence, Missouri passed away May 3 2017 in Elk Point, South Dakota. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, Missouri with graveside service to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri.

Margaret was born on December 17, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from East High School. She worked at the Sears Roebuck & Co. Mail Order Plant from high school until the close of the plant in 1993. She later worked in a local podiatry office for several years. She loved to read, watch movies and was a season ticket holder to the KC Symphony for years. She also loved cheering on the Royals.

She was preceded in death by her parents George & Helen Van Trump; her husband Allan R. Nichols; and her sister Loretta Thompson. Survivors include son, Scott Nichols, wife Marichu and son Corvin, Ashburn, Virginia; daughter Marlene Hammerstrom, husband Steve and children, Mia and Chase, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; sister, Kathleen Gormon, Belton, Missouri; brothers, George & JoAnn Van Trump, Wheat Ridge,
Colorado, and Edward & Debra Van Trump, of Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made to your preferred Hospice organization.

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  1. Aunt Kathleen on May 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Woth deepest sympathy to Marlene, Scott and their families for the loss of your mother.

  2. Kris Brown on May 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    What a classy looking lady. Beautiful just like her daughter. We are sending our love ??

    Mark and Kris.

  3. Kris Brown on May 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I’m sorry. ??

  4. Kris Brown on May 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    The hearts turn into question marks. Only me.

  5. Marlene on May 8, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    RIP Ma Belle. Sorry to see you leave . . . Happy to see you freed. ? ‘Lene ?

  6. Ed Van Trump on May 9, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Debra and I are truly sorry for your mother and my sister’s passing. I feel she is now at rest and at
    a better place.
    Debra Park and Ed Van Trump

  7. Clea Nagar on May 9, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Scott and Marichu. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Troy and Clea

  8. Lori Donnell on May 10, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Marlene, Steve, Mia, and Chase. I am sorry for your loss. Margaret was a beautiful lady inside and out. May she find rest in the arms of God. Lori and Maria Donnell

  9. Sandee Woods on May 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    What a great pic! I can hear the sound of her voice as plain as day. Thinking of you Marlene and Scott, love you both!?

  10. Marie Watson on May 10, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Marlene and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorry! Marie Watson (Lori’s mom)

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