Kathryn Joann (Kathy) Nichols, 45, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 1:58 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Kathy was born November 20, 1974, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Arthur Richard and Mary Beth O’Flynn Nichols.  She was a 1993 graduate of Miami Trace High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly had worked several years at Showa in Mount Sterling.

Kathy was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by twin sons; her mother in 2002, and her father in 2008.

Kathy is survived by two children, Timothy (Timmy) Chaney and Kaitlyn Beth (Katie Beth) Chaney and a granddaughter, Rylee Bolton, all of Washington Court House; three brothers, Richard Nichols, Michael Nichols and his wife, Hannah, and Arthur (Artie) Nichols, all of Washington Court House; a sister, Angela (Angie) Nichols and her husband, Jeff Shepherd, of Milford, OH and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, January 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Tim Lynch, parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 3-5 p.m. where a Rosary service will be held Sunday at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


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  • Jaime Cardinal says:

    Kathy will be missed by so many. Love and prayers to her family.

  • The staff from the Region 10 State Support Team says:

    Angie and Family,

    Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, sister, aunt, and cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dear God, losing someone you love so much suddenly is very hard. As we go through this season of mourning the loss of Kathy, heavenly Father, we ask you to give us the peace that surpasses all understanding. Father, we rest knowing that your faithful servant Kathy is rejoicing in your kingdom. We thank you and magnify your name for loving her so much that you saw it fit to take her back home where she truly belongs in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

  • Robin Nichols says:

    So sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing. I know she has been sick off and on for awhile, but she will not have to suffer anymore. I will always remember her soft spoken voice and big smile. Me, Rick and the girls will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love Rick and Robin Nichols