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Betty Jo Nichols

April 8, 1947 — November 3, 2022

Betty Jo Nichols, age 75, passed away November 3, 2022, at Bergan Mercy Hospital.


She was born on April 8, 1947, in Harlan, Iowa to Elvin and Virginia Rold and grew up on the family farm. Betty graduated from Harlan High School.


Betty worked as a tax preparer for many years and enjoyed being a handy woman restoring homes and renting them. She was a hardworking woman supporting her children in their activities such as being a den mother, sports supporter and babysitting to help others. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. 


She was preceded in death by her father, Elvin; daughter, Patricia Nichols; and brother-in-law, Norman McClelland.


Survivors include her mother, Virginia Rold of Harlan; children, James (Brendy Sealock) Nichols of Omaha, Jason Nichols of Council Bluffs and Jared (Lisa Sheehy) Nichols of Omaha; grandchild, Jurnie Sheehy of Omaha; siblings, Lawrence (Pam) Rold of Harlan, Barbara McClelland of Arizona, Deborah (John) Gordan of Arizona, Mary Rold of Atlantic, Kay (Lori) Rold of Harlan; many nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The family will direct memorials.

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Visitation

Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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