Bailey Zechar Funeral Home

653 Hickey Ave, Versailles, OH


Ramona J Nickol

June 5, 1935July 18, 2020

Ramona June Nickol, age 85 of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:37 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Brethren’s Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. Born on June 5, 1935 in Versailles, Ohio; she was the only child born to the late Nason & Marie (Fields) Lanich. She had worked for 22 years for Versailles Schools, and retired in 1995. Ramona was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women as well as a charter member of the “Modern Mothers Club”. Ramona was well known for her angel food cakes, and baked them yearly for the Easter Market. She volunteered serving “Meals on Wheels” and in 2006, she was awarded Darke County’s Senior Citizen of the Year. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John E. Nickol; and infant daughter Wendy Kay Nickol.

Survived by her children Penny (Doug) Zirkle; Johna (Chuck) Hemmelgarn; Kelly Nickol; Larry “Rocky” Nickol: grandchildren Ashley (Gina) Zirkle; Lee (Denise) Hemmelgarn; Lindsay (Michael) Costlow; Jay ( Kendra) Hemmelgarn; Beau (Gina) Hemmelgarn: great-granchildren Teagan, Anna, Mason, Julia, Naomi, Desmond, Ian, Alex, Kylie, Charlotte, Layne, Brody, Walker.

Friends may call on the family from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Funeral service will be held at the Versailles United Methodist Church at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 with an hour visitation prior. Pastor Chuck Mackeen presiding. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to Darke County Humane Society or to State of the Heart Care. Online condolences www.zecharbailey.com.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Ramona J Nickol

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RoseMary Paulus

July 24, 2020

Living in Versailles for 50 years and having know Romna for many years. A very kind and thoughtful person. My condolences to all the family.

Janet Rinderle

July 22, 2020

Your Mom was there for me many times. Could always talk and she would listen and help in any way possible. I will remember the years we would go together for our shots and then get a bite to eat out. Also enjoyed her times when she filled in as an adopted Grandmother to daughter Susan , her baking, painting sessions ( both in Versailles and Troy), our educational ventures and all her help with school events. She helped to keep me grounded when I could not handle lots of problems.
Even through the events of the past several years, she was always in my thoughts and prayers. Good bye gracious and caring Lady. Janet

Brenda(Bill) Riffell

July 21, 2020

I remember her baking her cakes and big cookies,she had a huge ❤️ love for everyone,loved her kids she could talk forever about them,I loved her stories,oh, don't forget about Susie,and her other friends,Jane next door neighbor she counted on and loved,and Kelly he was there everyday,checking on his parents,one Great Family.

Cynthia Merrifield

July 21, 2020

There are not enough words or time to express how special Moe was to so many! She was generous and so kind! She will truly be missed!
We enjoyed birthday trips to the buffet/ theater in Dayton, Christmas trips to the mall in Kentucky, Special Olympic practices on the Versailles track! She was so welcoming my first Sunday in church!
I was always welcome at her house- my home away from hone!
I learned to appreciate cats with her triplets and cat mom- Snip, Snap and Snur!Names she learned in a reading basal story! She loved and adored her fur babies!
My heart is sad, but my life was so blessed to have her love and friendship!
Heaven has gained an angel!
Moe, I will miss you!

Deb Pohl

July 20, 2020

What a kind and gracious lady! Sympathy to the families.

Lisa Rush

July 20, 2020

My sympathy to the family. She was our 6th grade teacher and later a very kind and sweet person to Katelyn when she went up there to help out.

Carolyn Mescher

July 20, 2020

Johnna and family
I send my condolences to you and all of your family. Your mother was a member with my husband Richard/Dick of the class of 1953. May she rest in peace.


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