Amy L. Nickels, 95, passed away on April 25, 2019

Amy L. Nickels, 95, passed away on April 25, 2019, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Visitation with family present will be 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday; funeral service led by Pastor Jurdan Counts, will beheld at 10 a.m. on Monday, all at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, El Dorado.  Burial will be in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Amy was born on July 7, 1923 in Peabody, the youngest child of Clifford and Iza (Herber) Shough.  She was a graduate of Fairplay High School in Fairplay, Mo. and business school in Springfield, Mo.  Amy was united in marriage to Willie P. Nickels on Sept. 21, 1941 in Dunnegan, Mo.  She was employed for 25 years at L & L Van Lines in El Dorado.  Amy was a charter member of the Park Avenue Baptist Church and held every possible position in serving the church.  She was a member of the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and served as a “pink lady” for over 30 years.  She loved delivering the mail at the hospital and staying active.  Amy was a member of the American Baptist Women, the Business and Professional Women and was active in the PTA when her daughter was school age.  
Amy’s greatest joy was her family which includes: her daughter Sharon (Max) Pendergrass of Concordia, grandchildren, Brian (Lori) Pendergrass of Wichita and Lisa (Chris) Supple of Gardner; great grandchildren, Alec Pendergrass, Haley Pendergrass, Marin Pendergrass, Ellie Supple and Nicholas Supple; sister in laws, Mary and Vickie Nickels; and several nieces and nephews.
 She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Ary Shough, Eva Glenn, Iza Reynolds; and brothers, George and Herb Shough.  
Memorial contributions in Amy’s name may be directed to Park Avenue Baptist Church or the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Amy at www.carlsoncolonial.com.