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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 
Leymone Hardcastle.
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 

Date: 12-4-2011
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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