Nichole Annette Hardcastle
Nichole Annette Hardcastle, 24, of Salem, died Dec. 4, 2011, at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She had a long battle with
cystic fibrosis and died in the loving care of her family and her
caregivers, Miranda, Allison and Bev.
She was born Dec. 30, 1986, in Mt. Vernon, the biological daughter
of Michael McBride and Annette (Bowdler) McBride. In 1991, she was
adopted and loved by her adoptive father, Randy Leymone Hardcastle.
Her mother survives in Salem.
Nichole loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed
country music. She attended First Baptist Church in Salem.
Survivors include: Annette Hardcastle, her mother, of Salem; special
friend Joe Staley; Samuel L. Hardcastle, her brother, of Salem;
Patsie L. Hardcastle Schleuter, her paternal grandmother and husband Van,
of Salem; Germaine Bowdler, her maternal grandmother, of Texico;
and several aunts, uncles and cousins and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her biological father, Michael McBride,
adoptive father Randy L. Hardcastle and grandfathers Jerry Bowdler and
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church
in Salem with Andy DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell
Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
at the First Baptist Church in Salem and from 10 a.m. until the service
hour at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Samuel L. Hardcastle College Scholarship
and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral Home, who is in charge of
Submitted by: Ken Richardson