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Leppert Mortuaries – Carmel

900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, IN

OBITUARY

Nikki Lynn Perry

July 28, 1951February 4, 2020

Nikki Lynn Perry (Hamilton) was born to Marvin and Gene Hamilton on July 28, 1951. Nikki attended Arsenal Technical High School and was a member of their marching band. She met her husband Stephen Allen Perry at a youth group function and fell in love at first sight. They were married on January 22, 1972. Two years later, Michele was born. Two years after welcoming Michele, her brother Mark was born. Nikki started her career working at Eli Lilly, but returned home soon after to be with the kids. She loved being a caregiver so much that she found a second career working for Pilgrim Lutheran Preschool. She deeply enjoyed her time spent working with the teachers and the children at the school. Nikki was also very much a “dog person”, and with help from her family she cared for a long progression of rescue dogs. The first dog she rescued was named Trixie. Over the years she went on to adopt Sugar, Gracie, Sampson, Raja, Roundtop, Molly, and Sandy. Nothing made here happier than when she could share her home & affection with a dog. Over the past few years, Nikki endured a long battle with her kidney health and diabetes. She put up a brave fight, but in the end the complications were too much for her to overcome and she passed away on February 4th, 2020. It was her wish to be cremated, and the family will hold a memorial service on Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm at Leppert Mortuaries – Carmel, 900 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032.

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Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, February 22, 2020

Memories

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Kim Hayden

February 8, 2020

My memory with Nikki goes back to my childhood. I loved spending time with Aunt Gene, Uncle Marvin & Nikki, and did so frequently growing up. I am picturing Nikki's room on Roosevelt St; there were shelves up high close to the ceiling, which held teddy bears and dolls. I remember her practicing marching for band in the living room. I would get to ride along when she went to Spring Mill for camp. She always liked to tickle me! Aunt Gene would get after her to be careful to not give me a nose bleed! So many more fond memories growing up from childhood to adulthood. I will never forget Nikki's laugh, so fun and happy. Nikki was a wonderful woman, just fun to be around. She loved life, loved her husband and children, and loved her Heavenly Father and our Savior. Heaven gained a very special angel. I will miss you, dear Nikki. We will get to laugh together again. It will be a grand reunion with Maw, Aunt Mid, Aunt Gene & Uncle Marvin and the rest of the family. I pray that wonderful memories will provide peace and comfort to Steve, Michelle and Mark. My thoughts and love to you all.

MARY & ALICE COUCH

February 7, 2020

A MOMENT AT DAYBREAK
by Mary Couch
A pale pink rosebud
trembles in summer’s wind
shakes dew from its petals.

A monarch’s tiny perch,
it welcomes the dawn’s
wispy blush across a muted sky.

Caught by a gentle breeze,
butterfly floats from its perch
to be swallowed by morning light.

She too floats forth to greet the light.
We will meet her again around the bend.

Mom and I are so sorry for your loss

Sheila Harris

February 7, 2020

Nikki, I've known you for over a decade .You became a second family to me, mother-like practically.I will miss the stories we shared every other Saturday morning in the kitchen, us laughing and chuckling at stupid commercials and you watching Paula Dean. YOU had a chuckle that was synonymous with happy. I never heard one BAD word emit from your lips in all the years I've known you you remained the same. You always helped me rationalize all different types of scenarios in my life. You watched me grow and mature and age as you did remain humble thru it all.Thank you.I love you, I'll miss you. You'll always have a soft spot in my heart I will always shed a tear in thoughts of you. It saddens me so but I'm so grateful that you can rest now without pain and without grief in heavenly peace. I can't believe your gone ...but when God wanted one of his Angel's back he called you home.Goodbye Nikki until we meet again. Love, Sheila Harris

Melanie Burosh

February 6, 2020

Nikki, you can Rest In Peace now, friend. We didn’t really know each other very well, but we were family of sorts, and visited every M-W-F. You’d come past my chair and never failed to greet me with a smile and cheer. And after our time was done, we’d have our visit for the day. Thank you for sharing the journey! I will always remember you dear!

Suzanne Jones

February 6, 2020

Nikki was an amazing person, I was always happy to see her. She always without fail, had such a beautiful smile. She treated my brothers, sister and myself with kindness, she made me feel special. Even though she is a bit older than me, she played , sang songs , and read to me when I would see her at our Grandma and Aunt’s house. She is one of those people you have in your life, that when you think about them you recall love, and they make you feel like you want to be like them. She left a legacy of love that will continue to live in heart’s of many people, including me. To me she was an example of how to be kind and loving, which influenced me to treat others in a caring and gentle way, which I hope encourages them to treat people kindly too. That is part of Nikki‘a legacy, her love ripples on. She left the world a better place for having been in it. Just think of all those children and people that Nikki was an example to, through them, her love continues.

Good bye Nikki , until I see you again with Aunt Gene and Uncle Marvin, Aunt Mildred and Maw

Annette Harling

February 6, 2020

Nikki was the sweetest gal ever. She loved her family to no end and the angels gained a good one when they got her. May her family find peace and comfort as they mourn her loss and know that she is no longer suffering with her illness. May everyone remember her better days with laughter and smiles. Rest in Peace sweet girl.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY