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Ruth Ann Nichols Koehler

Ruth Ann Nichols Koehler age 67, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005.

Since her birth in Buffalo, N.Y. on February 23, 1938 she celebrated life to the fullest. Ms. Koehler was preceded in death by her parents, Hayward and Lucetta Nichols and brother, Warren Nichols. She is survived by her eight children which she dedicated her life to raising, David Koehler of Jonesboro, Victoria Koehler-Jordan of Jackson, Debra Burkett of Stockbridge, Mark Koehler of Grayson, John Koehler of Jackson, Cindy Sapp of Stockbridge, Mary Oates of Cumming and Ruthie Rakestraw of Hiram. She is also survived by sons and daughter-in-law who loved her greatly, Therese, Danny, Roger, Julie, Billy, Marty and Scott; 11 grandchildren, Heather, Matthew, Cody, Vickie Lynn, Malorie, Hannah, Megan, Lauren, Samantha, Travis and Emily, her loving cat Buddy; sister, June Baker of Blasdell, N.Y.

Ms. Koehler is fondly remembered by her CVS co-workers, family and friends for her dedication, kindness and generosity to others. "Never has a bird sung so sweet as this one God gave to make our lives complete."

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel with the Rev. Richard Poole officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel may be reached at 770-474-1231.