Marion L. Nichols of El Dorado, died Jan. 9, 2013 in Wichita.

Marion L. Nichols of El Dorado, died Jan. 9, 2013 in Wichita.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, El Dorado.

Marion was born on Sept. 14, 1946 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Daniel and Darlene Yerington. She attended West Branch High School, Iowa State University, Butler County Community College, and Wichita State University.

Marion had spent the last 28 years serving the people of south central Kansas. Her most recent role was that of Housing Director for Mid-Kansas Community Action Program in Augusta. During her 28 years of service she helped many move from poverty to self-sufficiency. One of her favorite activities was to teach parenting classes. She led efforts in volunteer income tax preparation, housing, nutrition, health, clothing, child care, and job training programs. Her efforts touched thousands of lives in this community which she was proud to be a part of.

Marion is survived by: mother, Darlene King of Winfield; brothers, Daniel Yerington of Iowa and Mark Yerington of California; sons, Michael Kane of Texas and Mark Kane of Oklahoma; daughters, Kathryn McHenry and Patricia Nichols, both of Kansas; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with The Butler Homeless Initiative. Contributions may be sent to Butler Homeless Initiative, PO Box 123, El Dorado, KS 67042.

For information on how you can become involved call, 316-321-1454 or 316-768-9625. Arrangements by Kirby-Morris Funeral Home of El Dorado.