Sara Marie " The Candy Lady" Nichols, 74, of
Moores Hill, IN, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Cincinnati, OH.
She was born Wednesday, May 23, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN, Daughter of the late Vilas D. Ludy and the late Mary Marie Faor Ludy.
Sara and her husband moved to Aurora in 1953 from Ft. Wayne, IN. In 1973 they opened the Old Fashioned Candy Store at the end of Third Street in Aurora. The Candy Store created wonderful childhood memories for many in Dearborn County. She would tell family how happy she was when one of her "candy store children", now adults with children of their own, would recognize her and share their candy store memories.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She worked as a Processor for the IRS. In the mid 1950's she was very active in the Little Theatre Group performing in Lawrenceburg, IN. She was a member of The Young Republicans, helped to bring the Junior Achievement program to Aurora, IN and was an advocate for POW/MIA Veteran Issues. Sara stayed active in politics and current events throughout her life. She was a joy to talk to and could discuss any subject. Sara was a dear and close friend of many. She provided encouragement, support and a friendly ear to all she knew.
Sara's grandchildren knew her as grandma while her great grandchildren knew her as Milo. Sara, "the candy lady", Mom, Grandma and Milo will be deeply missed. But she will live on in the hearts and memory of all those who knew and loved her.
Surviving are her Son, Michael Nichols of Dry Ridge, KY; Daughters, Diana Donley of Vevay, IN, Mary Ann Potter of Batavia, OH; Dearest Family Friend, Ruth Ann Little of Bright, IN; 10 Grandchildren 8 Great Grandchildren.
Friends will be received 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Sunday,
January 11, 2009 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.
Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Monday, January 12, 2009 at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, IN.
Contributions may be made to the LDS Mission Fund
or the Salvation Army. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will
notify the family of your donation with a card.