Helen Maxine (Underwood) Nichols passed away Feb. 3, 2013.
She was born Jan. 31, 1927 on a farm northeast of Carthage to Walter L. Underwood and Mary Grace (Swineheart) Underwood. She married R. B. Nichols on Aug. 8, 1946 in St. Louis, Mo. He survives.
Helen was a homemaker and avid bowler. She won the Missouri State Singles in 1977 in St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of the Joplin Bowling Association.
Additional survivors are: son, Richard L. Nichols, grandsons, Randall Lee Nichols and Ronald Ray Nichols, and five great-grandchildren, Corey Nichols, Kyle Nichols, Brianna Nichols, Shay Gaddis and Brooke Gaddis.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Delbert Underwood, and her sister, Blanche Jeffries.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at First Christian Church, Carthage, Mo. The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at First Christian Church.