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Velma Florlene Birdwell Nichols

Birth
Konawa, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 17 Jan 2017 (aged 85)
Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Vamoosa, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 175480510 · View Source
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Velma Florlene (Birdwell) Nichols, age 85 and a former resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Velma was born August 3, 1931 in Konawa to Dorsey (Freeman) and Sidney Birdwell.

She was of the Baptist faith, and she enjoyed going to church and singing gospel songs like “I’ll Fly Away” and “The Old Rugged Cross”. She also loved telling riddles.

She is survived by one son, Carl Eugene Nichols of Paris, Texas; five daughters, Doris Luttrell of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Charlene Nichols of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Lola Jean Gomez of San Antonio, Texas, Brenda Nichols of Wewoka, and Lori Stroud of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Helen Encie of Oklahoma City, Wilma Palmer of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Lois Rose of Oklahoma City; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Nichols; parents, Dorsey and Sidney Birdwell; and one brother, Lloyd Birdwell.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Vamoosa Cemetery East of Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Winston Manning and Rev. Phil Thompson will officiate.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: JEF
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175480510
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Velma Florlene Birdwell Nichols (3 Aug 1931–17 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175480510, citing Vamoosa Cemetery, Vamoosa, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .