Born Aug. 27, 1929, in Windfall, she was the daughter of the late Hubert E. Nickels and Mary M. Becker Nickels.
She graduated from Beech Grove High School and attended Indiana University.
Her marriage to Kenneth "Pat" McCaffry was Aug. 31, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas. He died May 13, 2005.
She was a realtor with FC Tucker in Lafayette before retiring. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Order of Eastern Star, Job's Daughter's, Tri Kappa and BPW. She was on the Salvation Army Board for several years.
Surviving are sons Tim McCaffry, Brownsburg, Patrick McCaffry, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Michael McCaffry and wife Lora, Lafayette, daughter Lynne Newlon and husband Eric, Beech Grove, sister Maryruth Nickels, Franklin, grandchildren Courtney, Brandon, Patricia, Michael, Nicholas, Erin, Marjorie and Matthew, and great-grandchildren Emerson and Aiden.
Services will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jacob Williams and Rev. Dr. James Morin officiating. Burial will take place at Meadow View Cemetery, Lafayette.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Friday, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 404 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, 47904.
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