Date of death: 02/14/1977
Date of birth: 04/23/1916
IMA NICHOLS DEDEK KATHMAN
Ima 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.