Wilma Jean Nichter

Wilma Jean Nichter
Wilma Jean Nichter


Wilma Jean Nichter, 95, of Seymour, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Covered Bridge Health Campus, where she had been a resident for the past six years.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Burkholder Funeral Chapel. Masks are required at the funeral home. Burial in the Riverview Cemetery is scheduled at a later date.

Born on March 29, 1925, in Seymour, Indiana, she was the daughter of Hugh Utterback and Anita Blackall Utterback Hill. Jean, as she was known by, was united in marriage to Merrill (Bud) Eugene Nichter on September 17, 1944, in Jacksonville, Florida. Her husband preceded her in death on November 22, 1994.

Jean worked with her husband in the insurance business (Nichter Agency) for many years. She was also employed by the Schneck Laboratory and the office of the Lutheran Community Home. She later served in the Hospital Guild as a volunteer. She was a member of the Seymour First Baptist Church for decades. Most recently she attended The Point until health no longer permitted.

Survivors include daughters, Becky (Carlyle) Floyd of North Vernon and Janie (George) Oltean of Parker, Colorado; grandchildren, Rachelle (Tim) Wolfe of Colorado, Kristin (Jason) Crowell of Indianapolis, Nathan (Jessica) Floyd of North Vernon, and Aaron (Jessica) Floyd of Seymour; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, step-father (Vance Hill), brother (Jack Hill), and niece (Susan McIntosh).

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Mercy Rescue and Adoption. Arrangements entrusted to Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana 47274. Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

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