Molly's Story

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Molly Anna Dunn Nicholls, 91, of Greenup, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
She was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Greenup County, a daughter of the late Virgil Lewis and Kate Rosalie Freye Dunn.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, L.H. "Pete" Nicholls in 2001.
She was an 80 year member of Greenup First United Methodist Church and a retired school teacher. She taught in the Greenup Independent Schools and Greenup County School System. Molly attended Morehead Normal College and graduated from University of Kentucky.
Molly lived a full life and witnessed American history from the depression era to the millennium. During World War II she desired to be Rosie the Riveter and go up north to work in the war factories. However, her father required her to attend college instead and she found her love in home economics. She touched so many lives with her caring spirit and desire to teach homemaking skills. Her lessons will be remembered for generations across Greenup County.
Her greatest love was her family. Molly and Pete dedicated themselves to making family memories and traditions. Her elegance and class were rare qualities that transcended time and change and will be carried through her family to future generations.
She is survived by two sons, Lewis D. Nicholls and wife Barb of Greenup and Donald H. Nicholls and wife Pam of Worthington; a sister, Janet Clarke and husband Joe of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren, Mark Nicholls and wife Deborah, Kristen Francis and husband Mike and Rebecca Flynn and husband Scott; seven great-grandchildren, Luke Nicholls, Caleb Nicholls, Micah Nicholls, Ford Francis, Shepard Francis, Elijah Flynn and Emmitt Flynn; and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Greenup First United Methodist Church with The Rev. Pat Hoeksema officiating. Burial will be in Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Greenup First United Methodist Church, 607 Main Street, Greenup, KY 41144.
Wright's Funeral Home in Greenup is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 10, 2017
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