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Barbara Jean McKillip Nichols

May 8, 1937 - December 28, 2018

Barbara Jean McKillip Nichols of Lucas, Texas passed away on December 28, 2018 at the age of 81.  She was born on May 8, 1937 to William and Eunice (Hanley) McKillip in Chicago, Illinois.    Barbara grew up in Chicago, Illinois attending school there.  She worked in the gift shop at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois for a number of years.  Barbara loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

Barbara is survived by her son, Keith W. Gassman and wife, Melissa of Lucas, Texas; daughter, Jill B. Strawbridge of Chicago, Illinois; son, Kenneth R. Gassman and wife, Linda of Mount Prospect, Illinois; grandchildren, Andrew, Melissa, Samantha, Bridgette, Katherine, Tyler, and Sean; sister, Mary Ellen McKillip of Lemont, Illinois; and a host of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eunice McKillip.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.