Dorothy Pearl Anderson Nichols, 92, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend moved to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
Born in Fayette County, on Feb. 24, 1929, she was a daughter of W.R. and Minnie Anderson. Her large, close-knit family relocated to Mercer County.
While a cheerleader at McAfee High School, Dorothy met Charles W. Nichols. The two experienced love at first sight, and were married July 12, 1946, and remained the love of each other’s lives.
From childhood, Dorothy faithfully attended church as long as health permitted. She was a member of Fox Creek Christian Church. Her beautiful Christian life was exemplified through her kind, caring, positive and humble spirit as she put needs of others before her own. She was known for her sweet smile, and her laughter was contagious.
For many years, she was a member of New Fairview Homemakers Club. Her many skills like sewing, basket-weaving, and raising beautiful flowers and vegetables were facets of her homemaker’s heart. Her special cookies, banana croquettes and lime pickles were family favorites (as well as hand-made sock monkeys created for grandchildren). She deeply enjoyed fishing, mowing the lawn, taking trips, family gatherings and visits with friends. She was an enthusiastic UK basketball fan. Dorothy loved Bluegrass music, especially favoring old hymns, which never left her memory. Because she adamantly took snapshots, special memories were captured for her family. In later years, feeding birds, working puzzles and word searches were favorite hobbies.
Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; five brothers, Garnett, Carl, Marion, Gene and Roy Anderson; two sisters, Bonnie Poulter and Irene Anderson; and a son-in-law, Larry Basham.
Remaining to honor her memory and legacy are her four children; Mary Louise (Mike) Majors, Eddie (Christine) Nichols, Brenda (Jeff) Riley, and Barbara Basham; one brother, Burton Cape Anderson; grandchildren,Victoria Hope, Faith, Nathan, Chuck, Allen, Cassie, Rachel, Emily, Magen and Jenna; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Maddie, Will, Lizzie, Zach, Noah, Daniel, Sydney, Sadie, Lydia Pearl, Brylee, Ellason, Oaklen and Ada; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 12, at 1 p.m., at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Don Wells officiating. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fox Creek Christian Church, 2020 Fox Creek Rd., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.