Mrs. Emily M. (Nieman) Nicely, 95, a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre's North End neighborhood, passed from this life into glory Thursday evening, May 14, while in the care of Riverstreet Manor, where she had resided for the past few years.
Born February 10, 1925 in Wilkes-Barre, she was one of two daughters to the late Herman C. and Helen (Kessler) Nieman. Educated in the city schools, she was a member of the 1943 graduating class of the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Nicely was employed in the Wyoming Valley's garment industry as a presser for the former Square Apparel Company.
When her health permitted, she attended Saint Luke's United Church of Christ, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Mrs. Nicely is remembered as being a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her adoring family. Her gentle motherly ways will be greatly missed by all those she touched in this life.
Emily was preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Doris A. Gripp and by her beloved husband, Mr. Charles A. "Chick" Nicely, who passed on July 13, 2005. At the time of Mr. Nicely's passing, the couple shared fifty-nine years of married life together.
Left to cherish the wonderful memories they have of her are her children, Ms. Carol A. Nicely of Albuquerque, N.M. and Mr. Charles W. Nicely along with his wife, Paula M. of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Grandchildren, including Melissa Graham, Jeffrey Graham and his wife Amina, Kenneth Nicely and his wife Michelle, Thomas Nicely and his wife Kelly, and Michael Nicely along with his wife Melissa; Six Great-grandchildren; Audric, Addison, Thomas, Scarlett, Evan and Alexa; former neighbors and dear friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nicely will be private and at the convenience of her family, due to the current health crisis. Interment will be next to her husband in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, PA Route #415, Dallas.
In lieu of floral tributes, Mrs. Nicely's family would be humbled if those wishing to send a monetary donation in her memory, kindly give consideration to the Wyoming Valley Children's Association, 1133 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704. (www.wvcakids.org).
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Wyoming Valley Children's Association
1133 Wyoming Ave, Forty-Fort PA 18704