Murrietta “Murt” Nichols

May 5, 1955 – September 26, 2014

Murrietta was born on May 5, 1955 in Richmond, Mo., the daughter of Murry (Hoot) Nichols and Viola V. (Mansell) Nichols. Murrietta passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at the River Bend Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lexington, Mo., where she had resided since September 1, 2014. She was 59 years old at the time of her passing.

Murt lived in Ray and Lafayette Counties most of her life. She had been a member of the VFW in Lexington, and had attended church at the Fleming Baptist Church. She worked at Stone Container Company in Blue Springs for many years until her health failed.

Murrietta was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jack and Jerry Nichols; and her infant daughter, MaKayla.

Murrietta is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, James and Barbara Nichols of Warsaw, Mo., and her sister and brother-in-law, Janice and John (Stretch) Griffith of Corder, Mo.; her aunt, Era Jean Gorham of Camden, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; her best friend forever, Melcina Smith; and many, many friends and relatives.

It is the desire of the family to hold a visitation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, followed by funeral services at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Cremation will follow the services with inurnment at a later date.


Soar with the angels, my dear friend, we have been friends for many, many years, grew up in Camden together. You were with me as my maid of honor 2 times. Love you forever my friend and sister.
Linda Howes