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Jean K. Nichols

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Jean K. Nichols, 85, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Nortons Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born in the Olaton Community of Ohio County, Kentucky, on April 5, 1934, daughter of the late Wavy and Ethel Basham Keith.

Jean was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church for 52 years. She worked at Montpelier Glove Factory in Hartford for 37 years, was a member of the Red Hat Club and the Ohio County Quilt Guild.

Jean was preceded in death by three brothers Wendell, Dale, and David Keith.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Nichols; son, Gerald Ward (Lynn); daughters, Geneva Ward and Maleighah Rock; grandchildren, Kevin Rock (Missy), Jeramy Rock (Tara), Natalie Howard (Jason), Alisha Greathouse (Jonathan); great-grandchildren, Jessi Rock, Skyler Rock, Dakota Rock (Jaylen), McKenzie Pharris, Mariah Rock, Miranda Daugherty, Madeline Greathouse, and Oz Howard; one great-great-grandson, Asher Rock; brother, Ron Keith (Helen); sisters, June Smith (Tom), Landa Baum (Bill), and Rita Van Houtegten (George); stepson, Charles Larry Nichols Jr. (Denise); sisters-in-law, Kay Keith and Betty Keith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Jeremy Ruegg officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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