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Lucille M. Nichols, 87, a buyer for Jenss department stores for more than 40 years, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a brief illness.

She was born Lucille Moore in Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Falls High School.

During World War II, Mrs. Nichols worked for Autolite Co. in Niagara Falls.

She joined Jenss in the 1950s and continued as a buyer for the local department store chain until it closed in 1999.

Mrs. Nichols had lived in Youngstown since 1958.

She was a parishioner of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, Bishop's Committee and Parish Council.

Mrs. Nichols also was a member of the St. Francis Guild at Mount St. Mary's and Niagara Frontier Country Club.

Her husband, Merwin L. "Shorty," died in 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Henry O. of St. Davids, Pa., and Robert L. of Dallas; a brother, Paul Moore of North Tonawanda; three sisters, Patricia Abel and Anne DesPres, both of Niagara Falls, and Jane Kilcoyne of Hagerstown, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard's Church, 218 Hinman St., after prayers at 9:45 in Rhoney Funeral Home, Cayuga and South Ninth streets, Lewiston. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.

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