MARYRUTH NICKELS of Franklin, IN, 92, a staff member of women’s division, General Board of Missions, Methodist Church, New York City, which later became the General Board Ministries of the United Methodist Church, New York City, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016, Wright Chapel, 1070 West Jefferson Street, Franklin, IN 46131, The Reverend Jenothy Rather officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until time of service at the chapel. A graveside ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20, Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery, Rochester, IN with burial to follow. In addition to an extensive careers as an educator for Indianapolis Public Schools #20, Nickels was also a long-time member of Grace UMC, Franklin, IN, where where she served as member of Caring Ministry, United Methodist Women, and as a delegate for the South Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2004. Nickels was also a member of Beech Grove UMC, where she served as member of the United Methodist Women’s Alumni Association and several other organizations. Survivors include: 1 niece, several nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
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