Nicole S. Conklin

September 6, 1943 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 76)


Nicole S. Conklin, 76, of Eureka, IL and formerly of Canton and Streator, IL and Alamogordo, NM, died at 12:10 pm Friday, April 24, 2020 at her home.

She was born on September 6, 1943 in Chicago, IL to Raoul W. and Shirle Gates Vannier.  They preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, William “Bill” (Becky) Gohs of Eureka, IL and 2 granddaughters, Margaret “Maggie” Grace and Jamie Nicole Gohs, also of Eureka. Also, she is survived by a brother, Raoul F. Vannier of Torrington, WY, a niece Aimee Downing of Lowell, MI and many loved cousins.

Niki was a music teacher with a degree from Western Michigan University, and a longtime homemaker.  She was a talented quilter, and member of the Gems of the Prairie Quilters Club in Peoria.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials in Niki’s memory may be made to Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) at


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