Marjorie Rusho Nichols, 101, formerly of Adams

ADAMS, NY — Marjorie Rusho Nichols, 101, formerly of Adams, NY, passed away Saturday, March 9, at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, where she had resided since June 2018.

Marjorie was born in Rosiere, NY on August 8, 1917. She was the second eldest child of Fay S and Neva Wilbur Reed. Her parents moved to Adams, NY and Marjorie began her schooling in the one room Allendale schoolhouse. Later she attended and graduated from Adams High School in 1937. She went on to graduate from Dieberts Private School in Philadelphia. She began her working career at Rice’s Manufacturing Company in Adams.

She married Wilson A. Rusho of Adams in 1938. Wilson passed away Aug. 12, 1983. Marjorie married Donald L. Nichols in 1991 he passed away February 2004.

In 1947, she and her husband started a TV and appliance store in Adams. They sold the store in 1967 and spent nearly a year touring the United States by train.

Once again settled in Adams, Wilson became the Adams Postmaster and Marjorie worked secretarial jobs.

Marjorie loved reading, knitting, gardening, bowling and golfing. In the winter she enjoyed snowmobiling.

She was a lifelong member of the Adams Village Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons and their wives; Wilson F. Rusho and Daryl D., Adams; Wayne K. Rusho and Julie, Carthage; her daughter Sharon Y. Hoefler, Depew, NY; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Georgiabell “Jo” Moore and her stepchildren,  Sonya Farmer, Pulaski; Steven and MaryJane Nichols, Adams; Suanne Hunter, Watertown and Scott and Queenie Nichols, Cleveland, NY.

Besides her parents and husbands she was predeceased by 3 sisters and their husbands, Violet Wagner, Virginia Timmerman, Nina Scott and her brother Robert Reed.

Per Marjorie’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. There will be a private graveside service at the convenience of the family in Elmwood Cemetery, Adams.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Adams Village Baptist Church, 24 E. Church Street, Adams, NY 13605 or the Adams Free Library, 2 N. Main Street, Adams, NY 13605.

The family expresses heartfelt thanks to the 7th floor staff at Samaritan Keep Home for their professionalism and compassion.

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