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Patricia Gail Nichols

July 23, 2015

St. Marys-Patricia Gail Nichols, 55, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.


She was born May 2, 1960 at Orange, CA, the daughter of Richard and Thelma Cliff  Barrett Bullard. Gail grew up in California and moved to St. Marys to attend St. Marys College where she received her AA degree.


Gail was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Bullard.


On April 21, 1990 she was united in marriage to Wayne A. Nichols in St. Marys.  He survives of the home.


Other survivors include her father, Richard Bullard, Coeur d Alene, ID.; children, Aric, Corin, Seonaid and Barrett Nichols, all of St. Marys; her brother, Barry Lee Bullard in Colorado; a granddaughter, Calista Rae Nichols.


Requiem Mass will be at 7:15 A.M. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys.  Interment will be in Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys.   Mrs. Nichols will lie in state from 2:00 until 4:30 Wednesday at the funeral home and a rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Assumption Chapel.


Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Chapel and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.


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23 thoughts on “Patricia Gail Nichols

  1. Dear Wayne,
    I was sorry to learn of Gail’s passing. You may or may not remember me. It has been many years since I have been to SMAC, but Gail was always so sweet and fun to chat with during my time there. I always got a kick out of her ferrets and pets! We had some interesting discussions and she made the old dorm such a warm place. May she rest in peace. Be assured of my prayers for all of you.
    God bless you,
    Teresa (Canada)

  2. Mr. Nichols,
    Our family will keep yours in our prayers. May Gail rest in peace now. Her physical sufferings over.

  3. Dear Nichols Family,
    Gail is in our family Rosary, as are all of you during this difficult time. We hope that Our Lady of the Seventh Sorrow brings y’all comfort and solace, and that she rests in eternity.

  4. Dear Wayne & family,
    Very sorry to hear about Gail, but very happy to hear she was prepared and had a holy death…in light of eternity, what more can we desire?
    She was always a good, light-hearted, friend at college.
    She and your family will be in our prayers.
    God bless.

  5. May Gail continue to run the affairs of your family from her new home , where she is closer than ever to your patrons and spiritual confidants, looking down at hers and yours closer in heart than ever before .In Jesus’ name

  6. Wayne, I want to offer my condolences to you and your family. The loss of a loved one is always hard. Your family and your faith will carry you through until you meet again. My family and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

    God Bless.

  7. Dear Mr. Nicholas,

    Sending you our deepest condolence for
    your great loss of your loved one. May our
    Sorrowful Mother be your refuge and
    You and your family will
    be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Stephanie Holeksa, Aileen, and Mary

  8. We offer our sympathy and prayers during this time of the loss of your loved one, Gail. She will be missed. We thank God for creating her and blessing her with such special family. May her soul rest in peace.

  9. We are so sorry for your loss, Mr. Nichols. We will keep her and your family in our prayers.

  10. We beseech Thee, O Lord,
    in Thy mercy,
    to have pity on the soul of Thy handmaid;
    do Thou, Who hast freed her 
    from the perils of this mortal life,
    restore to her the portion of everlasting salvation.
    Through Christ our Lord,


  11. Dear Mr. Nichols:

    We were sorry to hear about Mrs. Nichols’ death. We will be praying for you and her and the children.

  12. Wayne,
    We were very sorry to hear about Gail’s death. We both remember meeting her for the first time when she worked at the Academy (‘up the hill’). We will keep her in our prayers and you and your family as well!
    Claudy & Peggy

  13. My prayers are for the repose of the soul of Gail and for your family. She died a holy death. I am sure she will work from Heaven to make sure her family gets there too!

  14. So sorry for the loss of Gale. May she rest in peace, and her family find comfort. Our deepest sympathies and condolences.

  15. Dear Wayne,

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was so young! Be assured of our prayers for her soul, for you, and for your family.

    I know it has been years and that I have been out of touch, but know that I remember your friendship ad have been in my prayers over the years.

    God bless you,
    Laura (Bagato) Kirk

  16. My prayers are wih you and your family.. I will remember all of you in my daily prayer. Patricia will be prayed for.
    Kathy Harpe

  17. My prayers go out to you and yours. She is now at peace. God will give you comfort in this time of your loss.

  18. Be assured of my thoughts, prayers, and sincerest condolences in this difficult time. God grants great crosses to those he loves very much!

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