Martha Ruth Nicol

Martha Ruth Nicol, age 72 of Collinsville, IL born December 18, 1943 in Collinsville, IL passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at her residence surrounded by family. 

Martha was a 1962 Collinsville High School graduate.  She worked in retail as a sales associate for Dillards, Famous Barr and Sears Hardware.  She was a member of St. John UCC in Collinsville, and the Goldwing Road Riders Association Chapter E. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Nicol, whom she married on June 16, 1962; her parents, Frederick Hillier and Laura nee Skaggs Schuerbaum; step-father, Walter Schuerbaum; two brothers:  Henry Hillier and Frederick Schuerbaum; and a sister, Shirley Harrison. 

She is survived by two sons:  John (Cathy) Nicol and Robert Nicol both of Collinsville; a daughter, Christine (Michael) Jackson of Collinsville; five grandchildren:  Nikki Shumate, Laura Nicol, Bobby Nicol II, Brittany Nicol, and Josh Fischer; four great grandchildren:  Brianna Forrester, Siara Pearse, Shyann Pearse and Nova Schwinn. 

Visitation will be from 3pm to 7pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL. 

Funeral service will be 11am on Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. John UCC, 307 West Clay, Collinsville, IL with Rev. Tony Minear officiating.  Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association and will be received at the funeral home.


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