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Obituaries

Obituaries

Steven L. Nichols 1949 - 2005 Lawrence

Graveside services with military honors for Steven L. Nichols, 56, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Leavenworth National Cemetery.Mr. Nichols died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth.He was born Aug. 15, 1949, in Topeka, the son of James "Bus" L. and Betty J. Winch Nichols.Mr. Nichols served in the U.S. Marine Corps for three tours in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Life Tabernacle Church of Lawrence and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.He married Mary A. Belt. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his mother, Betty Ortega, Topeka; a stepson, William Cassels, Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Donna Place, Lawrence; two brothers, David, Omaha, Neb., and Bruce, Topeka; two sisters, Daisy Rogers, Topeka, and Sally Relihan, California; and eight stepgrandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.