Larry Dean Nichols, 78, of Alton, KS passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Hays Medical Center at Hays, KS. Larry was born on August 17, 1941 to Bernard & Wilma (Earl) Nichols at Alton, KS. Larry was one of several children.
Larry has lived in the Alton area all his life. He graduated from the Alton school system in 1959 & attended 2 years at K-State, studying Architecture.
Larry married Pat Ludington on September 22, 1962 & to this union, 2 children were born. They moved to Alton, KS & he worked with his dad on the family farm.
Larry was active with the Osborne County Fair Board, Osborne School Board, Alton Fire Dept., Alton Pride, Kansas Western Horseman's Association & the Liberty Bell 4-H Club.
After Pat passed away in 2014, Larry retired & began gardening. Larry later met Karen Rigby & the 2 of them traveled on bus tours around the United States as well as other functions around the area.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Pat; daughter: Karen Nichols.
Larry is survived by his partner, Karen Rigby of Alton; daughter: Renee' Nichols (Thomas Drew) of Walker, KS; Karen's children; Richard of Overland Park, KS; Edward of Colorado Springs, CO; Marie of Topeka, KS; brothers: Warren of Washington, IL; Fred of Hilltop Lakes, TX; sister: Mary Ann (Nichols) Smith of Tulsa, OK; 2 step-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
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