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Karen Sue Nichols

Karen Nichols passed away at home March 20, 2024, from liver cancer and into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord.


Karen Sue Buchanan was born November 29, 1960, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Melvin and Shirley Buchanan (Dillinger). Karen graduated from Midland High School class of 1979. As a young girl she often said she wanted to travel America. She was able to complete that request, making it to forty-three states, Canada, and Mexico. Covid cancelled the trip to New England. Hawaii was scheduled for this Summer. Amtrack was her favorite way to travel.


April 16, 1999, she married Keith Nichols. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in June of that year and was a 24-year survivor. She retired from Wells Fargo. She had been an active member of the Perry Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting blankets for the Women’s shelter and was very proud of her flower beds.


Karen is survived by her husband Keith, brother Mike Buchanan, sister Teresa Buchanan, grandsons, Cameron, Cody, and Ethan Morgan. She was proceeded in death by her parents and sister Debbie Gardner.


Graveside services will be at the Diagonal Cemetery on April 4, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., in Diagonal, Iowa. The family will greet friends at the Arispe Roadside Café from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. prior to the graveside service.


The family requests memorial donations be directed to the Susan Komen Foundation.




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