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Lillian M. NICHOLS

October 5, 1948 — November 22, 2021

Lillian M. “Liddy” NICHOLS, 73, of Ulysses, PA, died Monday, November 22, 2021 in Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

Born October 5, 1948, in Manheim, she was the daughter of Richard and Lillian Straub Wachstetter.  On September 19, 1970, in Galeton, she married Vernon L. Nichols, who predeceased her on January 13, 2021.  A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she was employed by Gaines Company for over 30 years.  She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Galeton for many years.  Liddy was active in band and sports boosters at Cowanesque Valley High School.  Liddy made and donated hundreds of prayer shawls to UPMC Cole skilled nursing and rehabilitation unit.

Surviving are:  six children, Gwen (Jim) Beckman of Elmira, NY, Anita (Kiley) Hand of Sanborn, NY, Elaine (Jess, Jr.) Woodring of Harrison Valley, Janet (D. Bruce, II) Cahilly of Hixson, TN, Vicki (Mark) Moag of Longs, SC, John (Katie Willow) Nichols of Ulysses; 14 grandchildren;  three siblings, Francis “Joe” (Diane) Wachstetter of Croydon, her twin, Mary Dunbar of Westfield, and Patricia “Tissy” (Stanley) Webster of Westfield;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by step-father, Harvey Tshudy.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

Memorials may be made to Ulysses Senior Center—HUG Club, P.O. Box 181 Ulysses, PA 16948.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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