SIOUX CITY -- Floy N. Nicks, 80, of Sioux City, died Monday, May 1, 2006, in Sioux City.
Floy was born June 22, 1925, in Mapleton, the daughter of Henry A. and Grace F. (Griswald) Powell. She grew up and attended school in Mapleton. After graduation, she moved to Sioux City where she attended Sioux City Business College. Floy moved to Shenandoah where she worked at Earl May Garden Center.
On March 31, 1945, she married Earl Nicks in Troy, Kan. The couple moved to Sioux City, then on to Hinton, where they remained. After Earl died, Floy began working at Hallmark Care Center, cooking for the residents for 14 years before retiring in 1992.
She was a member of the ladies auxiliary at New Hope Wesleyan Church and also the American Legion Post #477 in Hinton.
Floy loved sewing, cooking and working in her garden. Her joy of being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends is a true testament of how loving and caring she really was. Floy was also an avid fan of her beloved Chicago Clubs.
Survivors include her children, Keith Nicks and his wife, Barbara of Hinton, James Nicks and his wife, Mary of South Sioux City, Neb., Robert Nicks and his wife, Mary of Owasso, Okla., Kathy Watson and her husband, John of Sioux City, Dale Nicks and his wife, Verna of Hinton, and Julie McLeod and her husband, Jan of Bartlesville, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lorraine Powell of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Nicks; and a great-great-grandson, Joshua Van Dorn Jr.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with the Rev. Bill Schug officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday), with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meyerbroschapels.com.