Thursday, June 14, 2012

Charlotte L. (Doyle) Nickels 1942-2010

Charlotte L. (Doyle) Nickels, was born June 15, 1942, in Lebanon, Missouri. She was the daughter of Sherman Doyle, who passed away in 1972, and Mable (Hickman) Doyle, who passed away in 2003.

As a young girl, Charlotte lived on a farm near Eldridge, Missouri, where she attended a country school. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School, Class of 1960.

Shortly after graduation, Charlotte went to Kansas City, Missouri to find work. While there she met Danny Mathis and they were married in 1964. They were blessed with two children: Tracey in 1970 and Brian in 1971.

In 1977, Charlotte moved to Waynesville, Missouri and began working for her brother-in-law Jim Arnold at his insurance agency. She worked with Jim for 25 years, and later moved over to the License Fee office.

In 1991 Charlotte married Jack Nickels in Waynesville. They enjoyed the solitude and beauty of the outdoors, and loved to go camping. Jack preceded her in death in 2009.

Charlotte was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed watching them every chance she could. She also loved to play the Lotto, especially the scratch off tickets. She was known for her sense of humor and she was well liked by everyone that knew her. She will be greatly missed by all.

Charlotte passed away at 9:45 am Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Christian Health Care – South of Lebanon, Missouri at the age of 68 years.

Charlotte leaves to cherish her memory two children: Tracey Jefferson of Wentzville, Missouri and Brian Mathis of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers: James Boone Doyle of Lebanon, Missouri and Dwain Lee Doyle of Kearney, Missouri; one half–sister: Mickey Paulson of Muskegon, Michigan; two grandchildren: Bryce and Avery; several other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband Jack, Charlotte was preceded in death by two sisters: Katherine Arnold of Waynesville, Missouri and Beverly Smith of Lynn Creek, Missouri; and one-half brother: Gene Doyle of Muskegon, Michigan.

Memorial services were held at 1:00 pm Sunday, November 14, 2010 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory with Rev. Danny Graves officiating. The songs “Go Rest High on that Mountain” and “Eagle When She Flies” was played. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Charlotte Nickels to the Barnes Hospital Cancer Research Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

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