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Mary Ann Alamanteoff Nickles

Mary Ann Alamanteoff Nickles was born December 22, 1941 and passed Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Mother Mary found herself on a swing set swinging high in life. One day as her swing passed it's lowest point, she looked down and saw it for the first time, the finish line - in the form of cancer. The momentum of her swing allowed her to beat it with standard treatment. She noticed that she wasn’t swinging quite as high, but wanted to keep swinging. Then one day, when her swing was at it's lowest point she looked down and she sees the finish line again - cancer in a new place. She survived another round of treatment but she found herself swinging even lower. Not wanting to stop, she kept on swinging. Recently, she found herself looking at the finish line again - cancer for the third time. Now her swing has stopped. Several times she mentioned the name John, her deceased father. She saw him in his little round glasses smiling with open arms ready to catch her, but she waited until all her children and husband of 53 years were at her side. She needed to know that we all would be able to do the best we could with what we have. We will honor her life and death by doing so.

She leaves behind her husband, Paul; son, Douglas and his wife, Jean; daughters, Paula, Rebecca and husband, Randy; and granddaughter, Gabrielle. We, along with too many friends to name, will miss her all the remaining days of our lives. She rests in peace.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Henrietta United Methodist Church, 52148 State Route 113, Amherst, OH 44001, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 A.M. A luncheon will follow.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd. Suite 270, Valley View, OH 44125.

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