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Kathryn Nichols

Kathryn Nichols          “beloved aunt”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Kathryn “Kate” Nichols, 96, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, November 4, 2018, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

Born on January 30, 1922 on the family homestead in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Wayne M. and Sarah Stannard Nichols.

Kate was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1940.  She was first employed by the former First National Bank (now Northwest) in Shinglehouse for 15 years and was then employed by the former Exchange National Bank (now Community Bank) in Olean for 23 years until her retirement.

Kate was an avid golfer.  She was a member of the Bolivar Golf Club in Bolivar, N.Y. and was involved in several golfing associations in Pennsylvania and New York.  She enjoyed gardening and bowling.  Kate was well known in the area for her delicious blueberries.

Surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Kate was predeceased by two brothers, Hollis W. Nichols and his wife, Nettie Sue, and George “Mike” Nichols; and a sister, Ann L. Nichols.

Family and friends may call from 9am to 11am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11am with the Rev. Preston L. Hutchins, Jr., pastor of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Kate’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Kate, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com



I knew Kate from my years at the Exchange Natl Bank....she was a nice lady!
My sincere condolences to you all ...
Barb Dixon

Barbara Dixon Nov 11 2018 12:00 AM

I remember many pleasant visits with Kate after I picked blueberries at her blueberry patch. She was a lovely lady!

Cynthia Bell Nov 7 2018 12:00 AM

Will miss cousin Kate had some good times with her working on pond,lawnmowers ect.

Tom Scott Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn Nichols

Dave and Kathy Garrity Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on November 5, 2018

Rest in peace Aunt Kate, your memory will always be in our hearts with love and a smile. Frank, Lila, Toby, Jeff, Kathy & Avery

Expression of Sympathy Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM