She was born in Clayton, IN, October 24th, 1926, to Doyle and Linda (Hurd) Nickels. She attended school in Pittsburg, IN, before attending Highland High School in Highland for her senior year, graduating in 1944. Following graduation, she worked at Indiana Bell In Indianapolis, IN, as a long distance operator.
After a brief, long distance courtship, she married Charles W. Parker, January 14th, 1946, in Indianapolis, IN. They made their loving home in Highland for the next 67 years. They had three children: Charles (Mike), Doyle (Chris), and Linda.
She was a charter member of the Highland Progressive Club, and was active in several bridge clubs, the Eastern Star, and the Women's Council of the Highland Christian Church. Her favorite activity was babysitting for her many nieces, nephews, and grand-children. The love of her life was her family, and she said, "What a great family I have."
Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Eura Barber of Highland, and Pauline Cole of Indianapolis; two brothers: Wayne Nickels of San Diego, CA, and Junior Nickels of Florida; and a great-granddaughter Anna Blaine Parker of Highland.
She is survived by her husband Charles of the home; her children: Mike (Mari Ann) of Highland, Chris (Katy) of Stockton, MO, Linda (Scott)Souder of Wildwood, MO; seven grandchildren: Andrew, Michelle, Tyler, Taylor, Erin, Nathan, Hannah; four great-grandchildren: Grace, Nicholas, Adalynn, and Carter. Also surviving is a brother Billy Nickels of Onoway, Alberta, Canada.
A celebration of Nadine's life is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, at the Highland Christian Church. Pastor Scott Fitch will officiate, assisted by Sam Blythe. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home after 12 noon Monday. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to SLK Reading Books or the American Cancer Society, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 33, 66035.