Beverly "Jo" J. Nichols

03/25/1950 - 05/28/2024


Obituary For Beverly "Jo" J. Nichols

Lima, OH
Beverly "Jo" Nichols, age 74, passed away on May 28, 2024, at 12:52 pm, at her residence surrounded by her family. Jo was born March 25, 1950, in Lima, OH, to the late Kenneth E. Miller and Donna F. (Point) Cartwright. In 1971, she married her former husband Wayne Nichols who is still to this day her best friend.
Jo is survived by her daughters: Kimberly (Johnnie) Castle of Lima, OH and Tamara (John) McDonald of Cridersville, OH, 3 grandchildren: Jennifer (Keith) McEwen, Kenneth (Catie) Castle and Connor McDonald, 6 great grandchildren: Dallon Castle, Keith McEwen Jr., Karter Castle, Dominic Castle, Cassidy Castle and Kyrie McEwen, a sister, Jane Cotrell of Lima, OH and her God-child, Imani Johnson of Lima, OH. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn (Carl) Nichols and a brother in-law, Bob Cotrell.
Jo had attended Bath High School. In 1980, she attended the Apollo Adult Program where she earned her STNA Certificate. She had worked for Columbia Care Center until they closed their doors. She then began working at the Golden Living Center. Through several facility name changes she worked for the same nursing home until she retired from Care Core in 2019 after 38 years of dedicated service due to health issues. Jo loved to dig in the dirt and spend time in her garden. Weeds were her nemesis. She also loved baking, sewing and sun bathing. Above all else, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was known as "grandma" or "Aunt Jo" to all who knew her. Jo was also dearly loved by her fur babies Paws and Lucky and the rest of the neighborhood animals that she'd care for when they were in need. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
There will be a funeral service held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 5:00 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Officiating the service will be Pastor Dave Boley. Entombment of cremated remains will be held privately at a later date in the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends may visit on Tuesday from 3-5 pm at the EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the United States. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


4 Jun


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4 Jun

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05:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services - Eastside Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 06/06/2024

    I didn't get to see you often, but I will still miss you. I'm planting some trees in your honor. I love you!

  • 05/30/2024

    I love you Aunt Jo I'll be there 🐸🐸🐸🐸

  • 05/29/2024

    We will love you forever Bev. Thank you for loving us with such a genuine love. You will truly be missed. Thanks for being a wonderful friend, Godmom(nana)to my daughter and loving my granddaughter as well. We will always love your family because you all loved us from day 1. RIP my friend. And by God's Grace and Mercy I will see you again. God bless your family and may They have peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • 05/29/2024

    Our hearts go out to her family and friends in this time we had the pleasure of meeting her for a short time through her daughter Kim and son in law Johnnie Castle and she left a positive impact on us just in that short time may she Rest in Peace 🙏🕊️ Sincerely, Justin and Taylor


  • 5 TREES

    Donna Ross planted 5 trees in memory of Beverly "Jo" J. Nichols . - 06/06/2024

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