Andrew A. Nichols

January 16, 1989 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 32)


Andrew A. Nichols, 32, Peru, was called home unexpectedly to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, January 7, 2022. 

Andrew was born January 16, 1989, in South Bend, Indiana, to Mark A. Nichols and Deborah K (Gabaree) Ousley. Andrew lived his formative and adult life in Peru, Indiana.  Those who knew Andrew appreciated his many acts of kindness, seldom thinking of himself before helping others. Andrew loved without reservations, his family was his most prized possession. He was a mama's boy who gave the same love and attention to his children, which he adored playing with. Andrew's smile was his weapon of choice as few could resist it.

Survivors include his mother, Deborah (Gabaree) Ousley; fiancée, Lindsey Barnes; three children, Braxton A. Nichols, 14, Aubree A. Barnes, 6, and Kyndle K Barnes, 11 months, all of Peru, Indiana; brothers, Steven Nichols, South Bend, Indiana; and Ronald Ousley, Jr.; and sisters, Ashley Nichols, Amy (Nichols) Boyd (Phillip), Peru, Indiana; Angela Nichols, Germany; and Kayla Ousley, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Preceding  him in death are his father, Mark A. Nichols and Brother Gregory Ousley.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, Peru, Indiana.  

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the cemetery chapel.

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

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January 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, Indiana, Peru

Funeral Service
January 17, 2022

3:00 PM
Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, Indiana, Peru

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