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Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Nichols

A little kindness, a one-of-a-kind friend and a bright light left this world on October 19, 2022. Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Nichols, 60, of the community of Polk Creek, Lewis County, died of after a long illness. Beth was born in Weston on March 29, 1962, the loving and devoted daughter of James “Luke” and Carolyn “Jane” Spray White of Weston. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Nichols, whom she married on April 10, 1992, and two children, Catherine “Catie” Nichols, of Weston and Joseph “Joe” Nichols, also of Weston. She adored her family and was proud that her children followed her in coaching and helping young people. Beth is also survived by her mother, Jane White, of Polk Creek, her brother John White and his wife Lesley, and her brother-in-law, Dr. Robert “Rob” Snuffer, all of Weston, as well as her stepmother, Peggy Nichols, of Charleston and her sisters-in-law Karen Hill, Pam Burgess, Stephanie McKinley and her brothers-in-law Mark Nichols, Butch Hill, Billy Burgess and Jim McKinley. Surviving are his beloved nephews John Paul Snuffer of Port Orange, FL, Leo White of Weston, Pat Snuffer of Weston, Luke White of Weston, Vincent Snuffer of Weston, Nick McKinley of Bridgeport and Jason Burgess of Raleigh, NC, and the nieces Candi McKinley of Bridgeport and Crystal Montalto of Jacksonville, FL. She is also survived by her aunts Becky Spray and Clara Mae Spray, and her special cousins ​​Rich Newbrough, Maureen Evich and Ann Griffith as well as several cousins, extended family members, friends and former students. She was predeceased by her father, Luke White, her elder brother, Robert Joseph White, her younger sister, Catherine White Snuffer, her stepfather, David Nichols, her paternal grandparents Dominick Joseph and Anna McDermott White and his maternal grandparents William and Mary Allman. Spray. She was also predeceased by her uncles Joe Spray, Dick Spray, Eugene Baker and Bill Newbrough and her aunts Joanne Baker and Mary Catherine Newbrough. Beth had countless close friends who will miss many fun adventures with their dear friend, whether it was a closing meeting at a baseball game, a meeting at the T&L or the Dairy Mart. of Ted Nash or to meet her at an event. Beth has left a lifelong impact on people due to her good humor, strong work ethic, kindness, ability to motivate, and incomparable compassion. She was a dedicated and longtime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Leading Creek, WV and valued her faith and her community. She was involved in many charitable organizations and activities, but she preferred to help people by giving them her time, her encouragement and her friendship. Once you met Beth, you were her friend for life. She graduated as a class member from Lewis County High School in 1980. She continued her education at Glenville State College where she earned her Bachelor of Education, forging lifelong friendships and memories. She was a proud pioneer. Beth retired in August 2021 from the Lewis County Board of Education from her work at Lewis County High School, Peterson Central Elementary School, Central Elementary School and Weston Junior High School. She has taught physical education, health and driving to thousands of students, teaching them everything from recreational sports and square dancing to weightlifting, health and yoga. She will be remembered, however, more for who she taught than for what she taught. She always had time for her students, never forgetting a face and forming lasting relationships with everyone at school. She was named Lewis County High School Teacher of the Year and Choice Awards Teacher of the Year and was well-liked by students for her active involvement in curricular and extracurricular events. Last month, she was inducted into the Lewis County High School Hall of Fame for her contributions as a cheerleading coach. Under her leadership, along with her co-coaches, her teams earned state tournament berths seven times, with four regional titles and a Big 10 Championship. She served on the WV Cheer Coach Council and served as the Big 10 of the year. She has also taught lifeguarding through the American Red Cross, swimming lessons at Jackson’s Mill, and water aerobics at LC Park. Beth had a one-of-a-kind personality and never met a stranger. She was kind to everyone, generous with her time, and valued her relationships. He was a humble and charitable person who was fair, trustworthy, honest and dedicated. Students will fondly remember his lessons of “kindness and respect” as well as being “proud of who you are, what you are and where you come from”. She was president of the PTO and served on the advisory board of St. Patrick’s Elementary School. She enjoyed driving, attending sporting events, working on the family farm and volunteering to help with community projects. She loved people of all ages and really loved Lewis County. As you continue in the days to come, we remind you that grief is love, and without love there would be no grief. Beth’s work on earth is proof of the love she leaves behind. As the hearts of Lewis County have been broken, we hope and pray that Beth’s legacy lives on as we continue to spread kindness and respect in her memory every day. Always remember “Be proud of who you are, what you are and where you come from.” – Coach Beth In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Elementary School, 224 Center Avenue, Weston, WV 26452. Friends may be entertained at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church located at 210 Center Avenue in Weston from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022, with the Rosary after the visit. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, with the Reverend Father Douglas A. Ondeck as officiant and Father Gary Naegele as co-celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Loveberry, Lewis County. We at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service are honored and privileged to serve the family of Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Nichols. Online condolences can be expressed at

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