Irene B. “Nicky” Milligan

September 26, 1936 ‒ February 02, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Irene B. “Nicky” Milligan, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Knox Community Hospital. She was born on September 26, 1936 in Butler, Ohio the daughter of Russell and Lucille (Selby) Shoman.

Nicky was an active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she enjoyed the Knit-Wits church knitting group. Nicky also enjoyed doing word find puzzles, but the greatest joy of her life was the time she spent with her family and most importantly her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years Harold Milligan; three daughters, Brenda (Edward) Bettross of Lincolnton, Georgia, Jacqueline Cline of Mount Vernon, Rebecca (Tate) Morgan of Marion; six grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren, her sisters Devota Beck of West Jefferson and Betty Swihart of Mount Vernon and her brother William (Sandra) Shoman of Fredericktown.

In addition to her parents, Nicky was preceded in death by her sister Sandra Welker; two brothers, Gary and Wynol Shoman and her son-in-law, Earl M. Cline.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Brad Ham will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 5 Harrison Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • such a great pic of you Nick. No more suffering and I know you are having a great time with family to the place that’s the best.

  • God has a plan. He needed a Angel. Aunt Nick you leave behind so many that love you. Until we met again.
    All our love
    Gerald and Lori
    Amanda and kids

  • I am so sorry for your loss. ( I am Colleens oldest sister ) This has been a hardship on your family , so many losses so close together. I feel Nicky is amongst the angels, no more sorrow, no more pain, in time you will join her and see her again.

  • Dear Harold and Family, I was so sorry to read about Nicky’s passing. What a beautiful picture of a special woman. Fond memories of Nicky in school. Sending you all, my deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) Huggins/Fredericktown