AnnaLytia Nickels Bahr was born on December 9, 1957 in Waynesville, Missouri to James and Joyce Nickels and passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 29 days.
They lived in Laquey, Missouri near her beloved grandma and other family members.
Shortly before starting the third grade, her family moved to Rolla, Missouri. Because their home was on Salem Ave., AnnaLytia attended nearby Mark Twain Elementary School and then continued on to Rolla Junior High, Rolla Freshman High, and Rolla High. Although she was officially a member of the graduating class of 1976, she completed her coursework in December of 1975.
AnnaLytia liked horses, music and reading; as often as possible, she escaped to a branch in a tree and got lost in a book. During her childhood summers, she enjoyed trail rides and church camps. From her parents, she learned the value of hard work and was a popular and very busy babysitter.
In the same month that she finished high school, she married Bill Bahr.
Besides supporting her husband with his work and running their household, AnnaLytia also took the lead developing the Timberline subdivision off Soest Rd.
After the boys had left home, she started to work for Rolla Public Schools as the Title I Parent Involvement Coordinator. AnnaLytia was appreciated by parents and teachers and adored by the elementary school students. At work and play, she was social, thoughtful, generous, extremely strong and loads of fun; in fact, her grandchildren were amused by MeeMaw’s silliness. She took pleasure in antiques, auctions, driving back roads, cooking, entertaining and connecting with distant relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Joyce Nickels; brother, Charlie Nickels; and nephew, Rodney Wilson.
She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Charlie and wife Crystal, Travis and wife Amanda (Mandy), Ben and wife Traci and Jared and wife Melissa; grandchildren, Piper, Tinsley, Owen, Truitt, Genevieve, Jocelyn, Wyatt, Lily, Adeline, Mabel, Hadley and Knox; sisters, Marlene Gorman, Barbara Wilson, Connie Simmons, and Jayma Nickels; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri.
Burial was in the Idumea Cemetery in Laquey, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
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