Alta R. (Thomas) Nickle

October 12, 1938 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 79)
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Alta R. (Thomas) Nickle, 79 of Ovations at Elk View, West Grove, PA, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, PA.


Born in Lewistown, PA, on October 12, 1938, she was the daughter of William and Frances (Mitchell) Thomas. Alta was a graduate of Chief Logan High School, Class of 1956. 


She retired as a Vice President of the Mortgage Loan Department, employed by WSFS.


Alta, a friend to everyone she met and the worlds ”greatest wife”, the first women president of the Delaware Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. She and her husband traveled to many parts of the world, walked together on the Great Wall of China, sailed around Cape Horn, visited the southernmost city in the world and came within 300 miles of the North Pole.


Survived by her husband: C. Paul Nickle; sister: Frances Penepacker of Lewistown, PA; brother: William Thomas (Lila) of Lewistown, PA; stepson: Roger Nickle (Lee) of Bear, DE; stepdaughter: Suzanne Moore of Milford, DE; sister-in-law: Barbara Thomas of FL. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by four stepchildren: Lynn, Paul, David, and Mark; also by brothers: Glenn, James, and Gene.


Friends may call Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD.  Memorial service, conducted by Rev. Ray F. Graham, will be held at 11:00 am.


“A life well lived by the most charming graceful lady in the world.”


Memorials may be made to Jennersville Hospital, in care of the funeral home.



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