Wednesday November 30, 2011

The following obituaries were received for Wednesday –

Andrea “Suzie” Nickless – Oolitic
Andrea “Suzie” Nickless, 64, of Oolitic, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:45 p.m. at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born December 21, 1946, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Reed M. and Hester Jane (Hawkins) Blackburn. She married Bruce Nickless on December 15, 1966 in Lawrence County. She was a teacher at Needmore Elementary School, retiring after 31 years of service. She was a graduated in 1964 from Bedford High School and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. She was a member of the Bedford Seventh Day Adventist Church, Eastern Star of Bedford, Indiana States Teachers Association, Retired Teachers Association, four-time award recipient of Who’s Who American Teachers.
Surviving are her husband, Bruce Nickless, of Oolitic; two sons, Monty and his wife Kim Nickless, of Bedford. Drew Nickless, of Bloomington; one daughter, Mandie and her husband Tony Gonzales, of Woodbridge, VA.; seven grandchildren; one brother, Doug Blackburn, of Bedford; two sisters, Judy Carlson, of Coral Springs, FL., Roxi Blackburn, of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Monty Blackburn.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2011 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church School Gym, located at 1700 North Pike in Needmore. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the funeral home.
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