In loving memory of

Angela M. Nicholson
December 7, 1972 - March 12, 2020

AINSWORTH-Angela M. Nicholson, age 47, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at her home.
Angela was born December 7, 1972, in Sigourney, to Raymond Johnson, Jr. and Shirley (Yaeger) Johnson Conkity and was later adopted by Wayne Conkity. She graduated from Keota High School in 1991. On November 18, 1995, she married Toby Freese in Ely, Iowa. They were later divorced. She then married Darryl Nicholson in Washington on June 24, 2017. Angela lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Tennessee before moving to Ainsworth. She had worked at the University of Iowa in the clerical department since September of 2018. Angela was a member of the Deep River Auxiliary, was involved in the Relay for Life, fund-raised for Above and Beyond Cancer and served on a Make-A-Wish committee.
Survivors include her husband: Darryl of Ainsworth; step-son: Darrian Nicholson of Burlington; step-grandchild: Denver Nicholson; her parents: Wayne and Shirley Conkity of Harper; two brothers: Jeremy (Maude) Conkity of Plano and Clinton (Kristy) Conkity of Cedar Falls; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her biological father and her ex husband.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. Burial will be at Golden Rod Cemetery in Deep River. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established for Washington County Relay for Life or Iowa City Hospice. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Angela and her family. Tributes may be made at


Dawn benavidez wrote on Mar 14, 2020:

"U were a good woman that cared so much about people yr going to be miss fly high rip Angie (dawn)"

Jamie (Greiner) Anderson wrote on Mar 14, 2020:

"Angie was four years older than me, but I remember her in high school. She was always happy and laughing, and her smile was infectious. I had the pleasure of knowing her through Speech and Choir at Keota. Though we were years apart, she made an impact on those around her. Prayers to the family."

Nicole Copeland wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"As I sit here and think about everything going through my mind, I'm trying to find the words to explain how much you mean to me. I could write a book about our adventures & tribulations together and maybe one day I will. It all started with this fun outgoing stubburn spirited lady who married my uncle way back when. At the time I don't think anyone realized how important you would soon become to our family. From holidays, vacations, and weekly weekend visits to road trips, loss of life, breakups and addictions; you have always been the constant & strength in my life. When everything sucked and I felt lost and alone, I knew I still had you to depend on. When good things happened to me, you were one of the first people I needed to run to and tell. At a young age you easily became not only my aunt but a motherly figure..a women I looked up too and bragged about!!! You were always my bad ass aunt who made life fun and adventurous. All of my closest friends would tag along on our vacations and weekend trips. They thank you for those memories. One of my favorite memories is of course going to the farm and riding horses. Another one out of the million is all of our park photo shoots and decorating for each of the next holidays. You always had so much energy and you are full of life. Somedays I couldnt even keep up with ya (whose the old one) ? You have never held back an opinion and always told it like it was. I knew if I was making a mistake I'd hear it from you to get my head out of my ass. And this happened one too many times. You never gave up on me though, you always supported my decisions right or wrong and loved me at my worse. You are a kind soul, a loving and forgiving spirit and thats what I will miss most about you. Not to mention you are stubburn as hell & put up a great fight!!!! ? I want to thank you for making my life brighter and protecting me from the dark, you always kept us kids out of the grown up problems and held me when I cried. You always made me feel valued and loved. You could always make us laugh our asses off too... you are pretty damn funny. Your strength is admirable? and I know because of you I am who I am. I would not be as strong independent and loving if you didnt play such a huge role in my life.?? Dammit Angie I'm going to miss you so much!!! God needs you but we need you too so we will just have to use your strength love & support to get through this. Because even when you are gone, you will always be here. I couldn't have picked a better person to have in our lives, God hand picked you & placed you in our lives and for that I am thankful? When I think of you my heart and mind are filled with happiness. You are the sun on a cloudy day? I will forever live through you and our memories. I promise my girls will know and love you growing up. The fight is not over, you won. I love you Ang?"

Stephanie Phelps wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"I heard much about Ang before I got the pleasure of meeting her. Her sister in law Maude is my best friend and she went on and on about her. Meeting her, it all made sense. She was every bit as inspiring, vibrant, and amazing as I had heard. Outspoken , intelligent, and oh mercy she was filled with humor, laughter and smiles. I have enjoyed the pictures of her with her nieces and nephews as her love for them and family was extremely abundant and apparent. When I see pictures of dogs I will remember her post of her fur babies and how greatly she cared for them as family and the happiness they bought her. May her light continue to shine in those who were blessed enough to know her. My condolences and prayers of comfort and strength go out to the family of this beautiful lady who showed us all to keep fighting. Rest in peace Ang and God bless"