Away At her home in Pratt, Pratt Co., Kansas
Etta Marie Nixon was my great Aunt. She was so kind to others, always helping out and helping the elderly.
I was always very close to her myself. I spent so much time with her and I would call her every morning and then started to call both morning and afternoon when she would start losing her memory.
Everyone thought she was very healthy because she never had to take any precribed medicine from the doctor; all she just had to do was take her medicine like Ibuprofin and stuff like that because her shoulders would always hurt her and she went to the doctors but they didn't find anything wrong with her.
Well, on the morning of August 20th, my mother and father had told me she had past away and I didn't believe them at first, but they were right because when my grandmother came over, which was one of her sisters, she said that she did see Aunt Etta and she did say that she was just lying on the couch and said that she looked just like my Great Grandmother (her mother).
I had a special relationship with her and I had a special name I called her: it is Nanny. She was like a great grandmother to me and I will always miss her.
I LOVE YOU NANNY, JUST REMEMBER...YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART!!!!!!!
Etta Marie Nixon, 79, died Aug. 20, 2004, at her home in Pratt.
Funeral service was Monday at First Christian Church with Pastor Rhonda Glenn presiding. Burial is at Westlawn Memorial Park, Grand Island, Neb.
She was born July 7, 1925, at Dewey, Okla., the daughter of William J. and Sarah Ellen Jones O'Brien. A Pratt resident for 12 years, coming from Liberal, she was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church, Pratt. Etta touched so many people who mourn her loss and will love and cherish her memories forever.
On Aug. 5, 1944, she married Carrol C. "Nick" Nixon at Olathe. He died in 1982.
Survivors include: a "special son," Mike Spivey, Oklahoma City; brothers, William R. O'Brien, Pratt, Ed O'Brien, Houston, Texas, Ralph O'Brien, Smyrna, Tenn., and Jim O'Brien, Oxnard, Calif; sisters, Myrna Shanley, Pat Hammonds and Margaret Roe, all of Pratt, Judy Conradson, Phoenix, Ariz., and Kathy Rohr, Arlington Heights, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jerry; and sisters, Pauline Helgeson and Mary Spivey.
Memorials may be sent to South Wind Hospice of First Christian Church, both in care of the mortuary.
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