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Margaret Faye Nichols


Margaret was born on November 22, 1942 in Beaver, Oklahoma to Jasper and Lucille Sutton. She graduated from Forgan High School in 1960. She went on to graduate in 1964 from Panhandle A&M in Goodwell with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, and from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1972, with a Master’s in Special Education. She married her high school sweetheart in 1960, shortly after their high school graduation. They welcomed one son into the world, whom she loved dearly.


Margaret’s life was devoted to children; her school children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren and was always happy to have them at her house. She was always willing to babysit and hosted many family birthdays and holidays even while dealing with severe pain from rheumatoid arthritis, which she battled for 52 years.

Margaret was a dedicated and devoted teacher for 53 years. She was passionate about educating her students.  She loved teaching and her students loved her. Margaret changed the lives of many children as she taught at Ulysses, KS., Sun City, KS., Johnson, KS., Tyrone, and Forgan. Her Special Education students knew their lives were improved because of Margaret. Students would often transfer in to Forgan each year because they knew they would be helped by her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Lucille Sutton and two brothers, Frankie Klotz and Douglas Sutton.

Margaret Faye (Sutton) Nichols, 75, of Forgan, peacefully departed this life July, 9, 2017.


Margaret leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Bill Nichols; son and daughter-in-law Billy Dean and Jeri Jo of Forgan; sisters-in-law Betty Klotz of Turpin, Cheryl Sutton of Potwin, Ks., and Carolyn Ritterbush of Forgan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gary and Bonna Nichols of Beaver. Three grandchildren Nicholas Nichols and wife Mindy of Forgan, Tenille Nichols of Liberal, and Toni Nichols of Forgan. Six great-grandchildren Natalie Nichols, Jocelyn Ulery, Finleigh Castillo, Kwenton Frydendall, Alexis Nichols and Taden Nichols.

Margaret fought the good fight, now the Lord has taken her home where she will no longer be in pain.

We will miss you Grandma!

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Dear Bill, Billy and family,

We will be remembering you in our prayers.

James and Barbara Wariner Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Bill,
Our prayers are with you and all the family.  I have so many fond memories of Margaret as we were growing up.  Her sense of humor made times at church camp and school activities more fun.  She was a special person, and will be missed.  We love you!  June and Bill Legg

June And Bill Legg Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM

Bill, Billy, and all -

  Ramona found Margaret's obituary just a few minutes ago, and although we knew, from visiting with Bill, that Margaret was not well, we are saddened to get the news of her death.  We were at Goodwell the same time that Bill and Margaret were, were in the band together, and Bill and Margaret took Ramona with them (their personal car) when the band traveled by bus to the All-Sports Bowl at Taft Stadium; Panhandle played a football game with Langston U.  When we moved to Beaver in 1981, we were glad to renew acquaintance with Bill and Margaret, but learned that Margaret had arthritis very bad.  God bless you Bill, for being our friend and comfort all of you.

Charlie Enlow Jul 11 2017 12:00 AM