Betty “Millie” Nichols, 83, was welcomed home by our Lord and Savior on September 27, 2011. 

Betty “Millie” Nichols, 83, was welcomed home by our Lord and Savior on September 27, 2011.  

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. service on Friday, September 30, 2011, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St, Independence, MO.  Millie will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens on Salisbury Road in Independence, MO.  

She leaves behind her son, David Spiva; daughter-in-law, Cindy Spiva; five granddaughters: Chris Osborne, Angie Van Gorp, Dana Ellison, Misty Martin, Tisha Spiva; grandson, Gabriel Spiva; seventeen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Maxine Snow.  

She was preceded in death by her father, Sydney Stevens; mother, Evelyn Wester; son, Charles Spiva; daughter, Louise Ann Spiva; and son, Virgil “Smoke” Spiva.  

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City.  

Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.speakschapel.com.  

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.