Jean Richey passed away peacefully at her home on November 7, 2020. She was the daughter of Clyde Nichols and Jessie Spence. She was a member of the original pioneering families of Niceville. Jean established EDI, a successful tool and die business in Largo, FL, and became a successful business woman. After retiring she returned and established her home in Niceville, at Lake Pippin Estates “Sardine Lake”. She divided her time between Florida and Colorado. Jean also developed two commercial business complexes in Niceville and Crestview. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and was a wonderful cook and was well known for her chicken and dumplings prepared for the monthly “Ole Timers” luncheon.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jack C. Nichols and her sister-in-law Marilyn N. Nichols. She is survived by her children, Bob and Patricia Richey of DeFuniak Springs, Rick and Renae Richey and grandson Raymond of Freeport, and her daughter Tricia and Dan Scupin of Miramar Beach, like a son, Raymond Cummins of Largo. Also her niece Rebecca Kujawski and great niece Natalie Bexley of Tampa, along with many cousins and extended family.
The Family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to her wonderful caregivers, Alicia Brown, Shannon Marsden and Amber McCormack, Dr. Woody Schroeder and Dr. George Ross and their staff for their compassionate care. We would also like to thank the kind nurses and staff at the Emerald Coast Hospice.
In lieu of flowers please contribute to the charity of your choice or the Emerald Coast Hospice.
An outdoor, informal memorial will be held Tuesday, November 17th at 3:00 pm at the Turkey Creek Park in Niceville. Due to Covid masks are encouraged.
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