Janice Nichols

Janice Marie Nichols, 66, of Arkansas City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Her family will hold celebration of life services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Calvary Chapel of Arkansas City. Interment will take place at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can be left in the care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City.

Janice was born Nov. 23, 1954, the daughter of Jay and Letha (Goodnight) Tannehill. She was raised and educated in Arkansas City. On April 14, 1973, Janice was united in marriage to Earl “Dave” Nichols at First Church of the Nazarene in Arkansas City.

Janice enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for her family. She also worked as a cook at Shamrock, La Familia and Lotta Burger in Arkansas City and Ponca City. She liked watching Gunsmoke and The Waltons, drinking coffee, decorating her home for the holidays and spending time with her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Donald, Tommy and Kelvin Tannehill.

Survivors include her husband, Dave; children, Brian Nichols, Brad Nichols, Jamie Nichols and Kiara Nichols; grandchildren, Alyssa Nichols, Kaylin Nichols, Jaisa Nichols, Scottlen Nichols, Laken McKinley and Holly McDowell; seven great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ron Tannehill, Sherrie Schroder, Diana Vannoy, Donna Tipton, Brenda Case, JT Tannehill and Melvin Tannehill.