Marikay Nichols

By on September 27, 2010

Marikay (nee Lieving) Nichols, 72, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at her home in Batavia.

She was born May 27, 1938, in DeKalb, the daughter of Jesse and Catherine (nee Ernzen) Lieving. She was united in marriage to Lynn Nichols on May 18, 1957, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia.

Marikay was a devout Catholic; a former parishioner of St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn, and now a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia. She enjoyed her career as an administrative assistant at Waubonsee Community College and later at St. Peter Catholic Church in Geneva. She was an avid reader and collector of many things, including dishes and holiday decorations among other items.

She is survived by her five children, Kim M. Nichols of North Aurora, Steven S. Nichols of San Diego, Thomas R. Nichols of North Aurora, Patricia E. Nichols of North Aurora, and Joan C. (John E. II) Saupp of Naples, Fla.; and a grandson, John E. Saupp III of Naples, Fla.

In addition to her parents, Marikay is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lynn.

Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia.

Funeral services will begin with prayers at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at the funeral home before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 W. Main St. in Batavia for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in East Batavia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association, 30 North Michigan Ave. Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602.

For additional information, please contact Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at (630) 879-7900 or