Marsada “Sadie” Elaine Nicholls, 85 of Decatur, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 5:00 A.M. Sunday, May 14th at her beautiful home in Decatur.\nMarsada was born in February of 1932 in Decatur, Illinois. She married Gerald Nicholls in November of 1952 in Decatur, Illinois. Gerald preceded her in death in March of 2002.\nShe is survived by her son Kevin Nicholls (Diana) of Niantic IL; daughter Karin Nicholls of Greeley, CO; grandchildren Dennis Nicholls (Chrissy), Stephen Nicholls (Angie) and seven great-grandchildren.\nThe love of her family brought her so much peace, joy, and laughter.\nMarsada was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Mara (Lamb) Dilbeck, brothers Bill and Don Dilbeck. Surviving are her very special brothers Bob Dilbeck (Laurie), Jerry Dilbeck (Carol) and sister in laws, nieces and nephews.\n A Family led Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 19, 2017 in First Christian Church, 3350 North MacArthur Road Decatur, with a reception to follow at the church. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Nicholls family. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Services is assisting the family with these arrangements.