Phyllis A."Spuddie" (Reese) Nick

February 8, 1928 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 91)

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Phylllis A. “Spuddie” Nick, 91 of Oil City, PA. , died Saturday Sept. 21, 2019 at Oakwood Heights after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 8, 1928 in Reno, PA., she was the daughter of the late Ernest & Kathryn Sharrar Reese.
Phyllis was a graduate of Rocky Grove High School.

She had worked as a clerk at the Oil City Hospital in several departments and had also worked for Digestive Health Specialists.

Spuddie was active with the Oil City Elks Club where she previously served as chaplain.

She attended the Christ Community Church.

Phyllis was married to Frederick “Ted” Nick on May 7, 1949 and he preceded her in death.

Spuddie enjoyed reading, boating on the Allegheny River and camping. She also enjoyed walks with her sister and motorcycle rides with her son in law.

Survivors include five children

Timothy Nick of Oil City

Ronald Nick & his wife Mary of Dempseytown

Kathy Donze of Oil City

Brenda Wright of Oil City

Steve Nick & his wife Colleen of Spokane, WA

her grandchildren

Zachary Nick, Andrew Nick, Stephanie Nick

Lucas Donze, Heidi Girty, Sam Wright, Ryan & Trevor Nick

and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three infant children, three sisters

Verna Ludwig, Wilma Noble and Ernestine Myers and long time companion Robert Wygant.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Interment will be in Reno Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Oil City Library or to the Oil City Elks Club.

The Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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