Willo June “Billie” Nichols, age 95, of Adrian, died September 16, 2017. She was born February 12, 1922, in Adrian to David B. and Gertrude A. (Lehman) Schell. Billie graduated from Adrian High School. On April 2, 1943, she married Robert F. Nichols in Jackson, MI. He preceded her in death on August 10, 1997. Billie and her husband, Robert, owned and operated the Airport Lodge for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Adrian.
She is survived by two sons, Frederick D. (Dianne) Nichols of DeWitt, MI and Jeffrey C. (Linda) Nichols of The Villages, FL; brother Richard (Nancy) Schell of Montgomery, AL; two grandchildren, Robert (Krystyna) Nichols and James (Alyssa) Nichols; and four great grandchildren, Isabella, Sydney, Eloise and Silas.
In addition to her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Naomi Sack and Bernice Baker, and brothers, Norman Schell and Webster Schell, and great-grandson Abel Nichols. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Drew Hart Officiating at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kids Get Arthritis Too (KidsGetArthritisToo.org) or The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (thegfpd.org). Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.