Hazel J. Nichols, 80, of Springfield, died at 9:50 pm, Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at her residence. She was born October 12, 1943 in Decatur, IL to Edwin Dean and Hazel (Disney) McVey. She married Ronald L. Nichols and he survives.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Robbi (Ken) Scattergood of Riverton and stepson, Kevin Nichols of Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 1 stepson, Perry Nichols; one sister, Audrey Jay and one brother, Bill McVey.

Hazel retired from the State of Illinois, Department of Public Health. She enjoyed sewing, road tripping, antiques, and the Spoon River Drive.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association.

Burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.

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