Alma May Primmer Nichols
Alma Mary Primmer Nichols, was born in Ringgold County near Diagonal, IA, March 29, 1901, and died October 29, 1924, age 23 years and seven months. She was the daughter of A.C. and Ida E. Primmer, now residing near Argile, MN. She was united in marriage to C.C. Nichols February 7, 1918. To them was born one son, C.C., Jr., who with the husband and the father and mother and sister, Mrs. Silvia Hess, and a young brother, Everett C., survive. Her death followed an illness extending over several months. A complication of diseases demanded an operation, as a last hope of saving her life to the family and friends; but it was all in vain. Her system was too much weakened to recover from the shock and she died a few hours after the operation. Mrs. Nichols became a member of the Methodist Church at Diagonal when she was a young girl, and the testimony of family and friends who knew her bears witness to her sincere Christian character. She was a good woman, patient and gentle and gracious. She desired to live that she might care for her home and mother, her young son, now orphaned of a mother’s care. Her character was above reproach. It is the consolation and comfort of the family and friends that she has gone to a better home than earth offered. The funeral services were held at the home near Shannon City, IA, November 2, 1924, conducted by Rev. Charles Blanchard of Des Moines, IA and internment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, IA.