Ethels family includes a daughter: Maxine and husband, Jack Bertling of Nixon, Texas, two sons: Dennis and wife Sharon Nicola of Lone Tree and Marvin and wife, Cherie Nicola of Davenport, a daughter in-law Nina Nicola of Iowa City, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Her parents, husband, two sons, Robert E. and Leslie D. Nicola and one grandson preceded her in death. Ethel was born on June 20, 1910 near Riverside the daughter of Grant U. and Eva F. Younkin Thompson, she attended rural schools and graduated from Riverside High School. She married J. Robert Nicola on November 10, 1932 in Rock Island, Illinois and was a mother wife and homemaker for her family. Memorials are to Lantern Park or Iowa City Hospice.