obit: Ima Nichols Dedek Kathman
Gainesville Daily Register (TX) - March 27, 2010
Deceased Name: IMA NICHOLS DEDEK KATHMANDate of death: 02/14/1977Date of birth: 04/23/1916IMA NICHOLS DEDEK KATHMANIma Easter Nichols was born on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916, in Cooke County. Her parents, William Benjamin Alonzo (Ben) Nichols and Exer Mitchell Nichols, chose "Easter" as the perfect middle name. Ima graduated from Gainesville High School. She married George Dedek in 1938 and lived on a farm in Thackerville, Okla. until 1971 when George passed away. On Feb. 14, 1977 Ima married Frank Kathman and they resided in Gainesville until his passing in November 1991. Most recently she had resided at the Christian Care Center in Mesquite. Although Ima had no children of her own she had many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews who loved her very much. She attended the Broadway Church of Christ for many, many years and later moved her membership to The Hillcrest Church of Christ.Our beloved Ima went to live with her Lord and Savior on March 22, 2010.Ima is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Bennie Nichols Clayton and Paul Clayton; nephew, Don Clayton; nieces, Carolyn Clayton Hughes and her husband Ray, Sue Nichols Richardson and Mary Steed Boyd.The family will meet at Clement-Keel Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday and graveside services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11 a.m.