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DECATUR -- On November 2, 2017, Nikki Nicholas, a talented, strong, feisty, & beautiful woman won her battle against cancer. Someone this brave who fought this long and hard should never be considered to have lost. We have lost a faithful friend, wise mentor, devoted sister, loving wife, dear aunt, fearless mother, & amazing grandmother. She inspired us to live life with zest, see humor in life’s adventures, find a positive in the toughest of days, travel the world, find beauty in the little things, and be grateful for all God has provided. Today she is up and moving again. She got her wings on her birthday and as she would say, "Here we go!"

Nikki was born in Springfield, Illinois on November 2, 1946 and raised in Williamsville, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois and married Everett Nicholas on August 24, 1968. She is survived by her husband, her four children, James and wife Lily, Kathryn and husband James, Wesley and wife Wendy, Susan and husband Nicholas, nine grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her sister Pamela Lucas and husband David.

A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Church. In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate your making a contribution to either Gods Shelter of Love, 929 North Union, Decatur Illinois 62522 or DMH Hospice, 2300 North Edward, Decatur, Illinois 62522. The family would like to express its profound appreciation to Dr. James Wade, Becky Parini and Marti Johnson who made Nikki's courageous battle as comforting as possible and who provided the family with untold support and care.

The family of Nikki Nicholas is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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