Betty June Nickum, age 84 of Martel, entered into eternal peace Saturday afternoon, May 12th, 2012 after a brief illness at Altercare Nursing Facility in Bucyrus. A resident of Martel her entire life, Betty was born on June 10, 1927 as the daughter of the late Harry & Helen (Pineyard) Steinhelfer. Betty married Robert E. Nickum on February 16, 1946. He preceded her in death on February 25, 1978. She worked briefly at North Electric in Galion, but found the most joy out of being a homemaker. She loved animals, drawing, gardening and traveling. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her son Robert (Sheila) Nickum of Bucyrus, daughters Bev (Terry) Fisher and Sharon Russell of Marion. She will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Jamie (Rachel) Russell, Mike
(Amanda) Russell of Marion and Kylie & Cheyanne Nickum of Bucyrus, great granddaughter Kayla Russell and special family friend Lory Massey. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law James Russell.
Graveside Inurnment Services for Betty will be held at 10:00 on Saturday May 19th, 2012 in Caledonia Cemetery with Pastor Tim Miller officiating. Friends may call at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia on Wednesday where the family will receive them from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society. 3590 St Rt 98 Bucyrus, OH 44820.