Ellen I. Nickel, age 96, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on March 12, 1925, in Guide Rock, Nebraska, the daughter of Leeman Jonas and Ethel Berniece Bailey Lundstedt. Ellen was a resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1969 moving from Wichita, Kansas. Beginning in 1947 she was a nanny for the Johnson family in Salina, Kansas, and then in Wichita, Kansas and referred to them as her “Boys”. She was a homemaker.
Ellen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas.
On May 11, 1969, she married Richard Henry Nickel in Scott City, Kansas. He passed away on September 23, 1974, in Scott City, Kansas.
Survivors include her One Daughter - Gayla Nickel of Scott City, Kansas, One Step-Daughter - Deanna Russell of Brandsville, Missouri, Two Granddaughters - Bailey Nickel of Scott City, Kansas, Rita Fisher of Mountain Grove, Missouri, One Grandson - Joey Russell of Koshkonong, Missouri, Three Boys she raised - Sherman Johnson of Kansas City, Kansas, Gaylord Johnson of Naples, Florida, Bradford Johnson of Andale, Kansas, Eight Great Grandchildren, and Two Great Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Two Brothers, One Sister, One Grandson, and Two Great Grandchildren, and three Johnson boys - Darwin Johnson, Virgil Johnson, Jr., and Nathan Johnson.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas with the Rev. Kyle Evans presiding. Services will be streamed live at Price and Sons Funeral Home page and click the live stream tab on the left side of the obituary or click on "LIVESTREAM" starting at 10:25 a.m.
Memorials in Lieu of Flowers can be made to the Ellen Nickel Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 553, Scott City, Kansas, 67871.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.
Burial will be in the Scott County Cemetery.