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July 14, 2014

Lorrie Anne Nichols

SAEGERTOWN — Lorrie Anne Nichols, 56, of Saegertown, joined her Savior in heaven Friday afternoon, July 11, 2014, after an automobile accident took her life.

Lorrie was born the eldest of three children, in McKeesport on July 9, 1958. She attended Clairton High School and later, Cairnbrook High School, where she became homecoming queen. At a young age she quickly became known as the woman with “the biggest heart and the sweetest smile,” which she carried with her throughout the rest of her life. Every person she came in contact with was blessed by her joy, smile and uplifting spirit. She attended the nursing program at Crawford County Vocational Technical School in Meadville, and after receiving her LPN certification, continued in the nursing field, with her most recent employment at Stairways Behavioral Health.

Lorrie was known for opening up her heart and home to others — in the realm of foster parent, host parent to exchange students and in any other way she deemed fit. The two things she held most dear to her heart were her faith and her family (and her family pretty much meant everyone). She never hesitated to say “I love you,” or “let’s pray,” and often greeted anyone who entered her home with a warm hug and food. A recent favorite quote of hers was, “The happiest days of my life were when my children were born; the second happiest was when my grand baby was born.” She was dearly loved by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Freddie Nichols; three sons, Daniel Hazen and wife, Lymari, Ryan Hazen and Jacob Hazen; two daughters, Heather Hazen Womer and husband, Brian, and Rachael Hazen; her parents, Robert and Beverly Pollick; two brothers, Robert Pollick and wife, Linda, and Jeffrey Pollick; four nieces, Jackie Pollick, Ashleigh Pollick, Haliegh Pollick and Maddie Pollick; nephew, Stephen Pollick; and grandson, Benson Hazen; as well as several other extended loved ones.

The family will visit with friends at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie St., Edinboro, on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral at noon. Pastor Paul Macosko of McLane Church will officiate for the funeral service and the committal service which will follow at Venango Cemetery.

To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.

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