Andrea "Suzie" Blackburn Nickless 1946 - 2011
Dec. 21, 1946 — Nov. 28, 2011
Andrea “Suzie” Nickless, 64, of Oolitic, died on Monday at 2:45 p.m. at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born Dec. 21, 1946 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Reed M. and Hester Jane (Hawkins) Blackburn.
She married Bruce Nickless on Dec. 15, 1966 in Lawrence County.
She was a teacher at Needmore Elementary School, retiring after 31 years of service.
She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1964, and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University.
She was a member of the Bedford Seventh Day Adventist Church; Eastern Star of Bedford; Indiana State Teachers Association; Retired Teachers Association and a four-time award recipient of Who’s Who American Teachers.
Surviving are her husband, Bruce Nickless of Oolitic; two sons, Monty (Kim) Nickless of Bedford and Drew Nickless of Bloomington; one daughter, Mandie (Tony) Gonzales of Woodbridge, Va.; seven grandchildren; one brother, Doug Blackburn of Bedford; two sisters, Judy Carlson of Coral Springs, Fla., and Roxi Blackburn of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Monty Blackburn.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church School Gym, located at 1700 North Pike in Needmore.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.