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Robert Nichols

January 4, 1945 — October 14, 2012

Robert N. Nichols

Bloomington_ Robert N. "Bob"
Nichols, 67, of Bloomington, passed away

at 2:51 a.m. on Sunday, October 14,
2012 at Advocate BroMenn Medical

Center in Normal. Funeral services
will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October

19, 2012 at First Baptist Church in
Bloomington with Rev. Thomas G. Bayes

officiating.Visitation will be from
4_7 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at First

Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to the

Beverly Farm Foundation, 6301
Humbert Road, Godfrey, Illinois 62035 in

Bob's name. Beverly Farm is a
residential community for disabled adults.

Bob was born January 4, 1945 in
Peoria, the son of Grace Nichols. He

married Elizabeth Janke Nichols on
March 21, 1992 in Bloomington, IL. She


In addition to his wife Elizabeth,
Bob is survived by three sons, Kent

(Brenda) Nichols of Bloomington;
Andy (Amy E.) Nichols of Springfield;

Matt (Amy C.) Nichols of
Bloomington; two stepsons, Adam Dew of

Bloomington; Carson (Shannon) Dew
of Normal; one daughter, Cindy

Bevers of Normal; four grandsons,
Logan Nichols, Adam James, Dallas

James, Evan Nichols; seven
granddaughters, Taylor Nichols, Kierstyn

Bevers, Madalyn Nichols, Olivia
Nichols, Mackenzie Nichols, Alexis Nichols,

Kenley Nichols; one great grandson,
Vincent James; two brothers, Walter Meeks

III of Peoria and Bruce Meeks of

He was preceded in death by his
mother and one brother, David Meeks.

Bob retired from United Parcel
Service (UPS) after 26 years of

service. He also worked for Purity
Baking Company of Bloomington and

most recently worked as a Unit 5
school bus driver in his retirement.

He and his wife were loving
caregivers to their many animals on their

farm. They raised alpacas and were
involved in many aspects of the

alpaca community. They had their
own alpaca business, Stars and Stripes


Bob was a loving husband, father,
grandfather and great grandfather.

He was helpful to all whom he met.
He was especially fond of and

grateful for all of his route
customers while driving for UPS.

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the family at

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