Anita Nickels, 69, passed away on November 15, 2020 at her home. She was born on August 11, 1951 in Carrollton to Leslie E. & Mary (Fryman) Nickels. She worked at Stadium Theatre as a teenager and retired from Jacksonville Mobile Chemical. She was a member of Dow Southern Baptist Church, Crime Stoppers, and was a Morgan County Election Judge. Anita is survived by her brother: Gerald (Carla) Nickels of Bourbon, MO.; her nieces and nephews: Carla Norris, Karen Freand, Crystal (Jerry) King, Robert (Linda) Ontis, Patrick (Cathy) Nickels, Dawn (Mark) Ansell, Jeffrey (Susan) Freand, Melissa Ontis, Leslie Freand, and Amanda Koch; 14 great nieces and nephews; and 8 great-great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Janet (Carl) Freand, Martha (John) Hayes, Barbara Ontis, brother: Lesile David Nickels, niece: Vickie Ontis, great-nephew: Jace Ontis, great-great niece: Bristol Lee. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Home. A private funeral will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Rev. David Brown will be officiating and burial will take place at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
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