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Ruth Marquerite Woodworth Nichols

Death 15 Dec 2012 (aged 95)
Burial Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 103781660 · View Source
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Ruth Marguerite Nichols, 95, of Sparta, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta, surrounded by her family. She was born on October 1, 1917 in the Town of New Lyme to Merrill and Kittie (Washburn) Woodworth. She attended Hill Settlement School and graduated from Sparta High School in 1935. On October 27, 1939, she married Robert Earl Nichols in Osage, IA.

Ruth was employed by Northern Engraving for eight years. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren, attending many of their school and sporting events. She was dependable, hard working, and enjoyed taking care of her home and gardens. Many who passed by her home enjoyed her beautifully kept flower beds. She and Robert enjoyed many years of travel to visit their children and families in other states. She was a member of the Sparta United Methodist Church and the Ruth Circle. Her many friends in the church circle and at the Sparta Nutrition site were special to her.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Nichols Sr.; a sister, Rachel Woodworth Burnett; and a brother, William Woodworth.

She is survived by her children, Anne (Bill) Hawkins of South Carolina, Robert (Cathy) Nichols of Sparta, Stephen (Nancy) Nichols of Sparta, and Elizabeth (Robert) Lawler of Texas; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a and 1 great, great-grandson.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Pace, the Sparta Mayo Hospital staff, the Gundersen Lutheran Hospice program, and the wonderful staff at the Rolling Hills Nursing Home for their kindness and caring.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Sparta, with Reverend Rey Diaz and Pastor Bill Hawkins officiating. Private family burial will be at a later time in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.

Family and friends are invited to call at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.




  • Created by: Susanna Parrish
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103781660
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Marquerite Woodworth Nichols (1 Oct 1917–15 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103781660, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Susanna Parrish (contributor 46929622) .