Amy Nichols Spidle, 102 years young, made her transition from this earth to God’s eternal life on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Born in Joplin, she returned in 1953 to raise her family and become a valued member of Joplin society.
Amy had two daughters, April Nichols Good, Creve Coeur, Missouri, and Terry Nichols Smith (deceased 2016); one sister, Joan Southerland Metten (deceased 2021), and a niece, Sandra Hanselman Benti of Connecticut.
Amy had 7 grandchildren; Dr.Shawn Good, PhD (Andrea/3 children) Idaho; Melissa Carter, OMM (2 children) Florida; Reed Good, AIA, (Kathy/2 daughters) Colorado; Dr. Heather Stalcup,DC (3 children) Missouri;Carrie Good,CMA(5 children)Iowa; David Harrison (1 child) and Daniel Pliler (2 children) Missouri.
Amy was a veteran of World War II, serving the United States in the Navy as a pharmacist’s mate. She attended UCLA & Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Amy retired from Sperry Vickers in Joplin at its dissolution in 1987.
Amy was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church since 1953. She served the Well Child Clinic of St. Phillips in the 1950s & the Joplin Community Clinic in the 2000s, as well as serving many local charitable associations throughout the years.
Amy has resided at St. Luke’s Residential community in Carthage, Missouri since 2016.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to your local food pantry.
Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Webb City. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary in Joplin.