St. Marys-Patricia Gail Nichols, 55, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. She was born May 2, 1960 at Orange, CA, the daughter of Richard and Thelma Cliff Barrett Bullard. Gail grew up in California and moved to St. Marys to attend St. Marys College where she received her AA degree. Gail was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Bullard. On April 21, 1990 she was united in marriage to Wayne A. Nichols in St. Marys. He survives of the home. Other survivors include her father, Richard Bullard, Coeur d Alene, ID.; children, Aric, Corin, Seonaid and Barrett Nichols, all of St. Marys; her brother, Barry Lee Bullard in Colorado; a granddaughter, Calista Rae Nichols. Requiem Mass will be at 7:15 A.M. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Interment will be in Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys. Mrs. Nichols will lie in state from 2:00 until 4:30 Wednesday at the funeral home and a rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Assumption Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Chapel and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.