Cletus Warren Nichols 81 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:24 PM November 21, 2019, at his family residence, Clinton, IL.


A time to celebrate the life of Cletus’ will be 11 AM Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Woodlawn Church of God, Clinton, IL with Pastor Jeff DeLaughter officiating. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Saturday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Cletus was born March 11, 1938, in DeWitt County the son of Eldon and Nona Faye (Summers) Nichols. He married Catherine Maxwell on August 17, 1962, in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include his wife, Catherine Nichols, Clinton, IL, children, Randy (Linda) Nichols, New Berlin, IL; Cindy (Bill) Walker, Decatur, IL; Timothy (Debi) Nichols, Clinton, IL; James Nichols, Clinton, IL; Dennis (Jeana) Nichols, Clinton, IL, 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, siblings, Ed Nichols, Kansas; Merle (Judy) Nichols, Shelbyville, IL; Fred (Linda) Nichols, Boaz, AL; and Peggy (Richard) Defenbaugh, Monticello, IL.


Cletus worked many years pouring concrete, spending much time in the downtown Decatur area. He was an avid fisherman.


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