LIBERAL - Rosella Ann "Rose" Nikkel, 97, died Feb. 28, 2014 at Emeritus/Liberal Springs Assisted Living in Liberal.
She was born Nov. 27, 1916 to Abraham Aaron Wiens & Anna Klassen in Hooker, Okla.
On March 6, 1935 she married Leonard Hamm in Liberal. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1973.
She later married Harvey Nikkel on May 8, 1976 in Hooker, Okla. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1990.
She attended Neff Country School in rural Hooker, Okla. She was a homemaker.
She was a charter member of Gospel of Grace Church of Hooker and attended First Baptist Church of Liberal.
She was very active with her church and music, and was known for her very formal and informal hospitality.
Survivors include son, Leonard D. "Bud" Hamm & wife MariKay, Dallas; three daughters: Marcellene "Marcie" Isaac and husband Lee, Hugoton, Elaine Megert and husband Joe, Scott City and LaVonne Ramsey, Liberal; two stepsons: Larry Nikkel and wife Elaine, Wichita, and Daryl Nikkel and wife Judy, Wichita; stepdaughter-in-law, Nora Nikkel, Elizabeth, Colo.; 15 grandchildren: Del Hamm, Kevin Hamm, Les Isaac, Crystal Perry, Audra Christensen, Amber Frey, Eddie Joe Megert III, Shannon Cornell, Michael Ramsey, Todd Nikkel, Melanie Guilliot, Jeff Nikkel, Kerri Justus, Sheree Gerig, and Stephanie Harder; and 30 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Gellene Rose Hamm, step-son, Harvey Nikkel Jr., and five sisters: infant twin Rubina, Elsie Penner, Leona Nikkel, Evelyn Neufeld and Delores Reimer.
•Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. March 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Liberal, with Pastor Loren Robinson presiding.
A private family burial will take place at Hooker Cemetery, Hooker, OK
There will be no public visitation.
Memorials are suggested to Great Plains Christian Radio (KJIL) or Gospel for Asia in care of Brenneman Funeral Home-1212 W. 2nd-Liberal, KS 67901
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com