Mary Katherine (Wickstrom) Nolan, 102, of Marquette, KS, peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2023, in Marquette.
Mary was born on August 26, 1920, in Conway, KS, the daughter of E. Birdette and Grace B. (Hollingsworth) Wickstrom. She graduated from Marquette High School and Trinity Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, Kansas City, MO.
Mary was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1968. She joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1945. She served as a nurse at several Air Force hospitals and was Director of Nursing at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.
On March 9, 1969, Mary was united in marriage to Alson V. Nolan, Jr. He preceded her in death on December 8, 2000.
Survivors include: a niece, Cynthia (Mike) Hulse of Marquette, KS; nephews, Todd Parkhill of Los Angeles, CA and Clif Parkhill, Jr. of Oxnard, CA; great-nephews, Brandon Hulse of Marquette, KS, Lance Hulse of Tipton, KS, and Matthew (Diane) Wickstrom of Marquette, KS; great-great-niece, Kimber Grace Wickstrom; great-great-nephew, John David Wickstrom; step-son, Alson Nolan, III of Mesquite, TX; step-grandsons, Jeffrey (Lea) Nolan of Fairview, TX and Michael Patrick Nolan of Allen, TX; step-great-grandson, Parker Scott (Olivia) Nolan of Anna, TX; and many extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother & sister-in-law, Bertis & Joan Wickstrom; sister & brother-in-law, Eileen & C.A. Parkhill; and nephews, Eric Lyle Parkhill and David Wickstrom & wife, Peggy.
The memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Marquette United Methodist Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Marquette Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to Marquette United Methodist Church, Westlake United Methodist Church (Westlake Village, CA), Marquette EMS, or Marquette Ministerial Alliance in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.