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Melody Ann (Nickol) Baum

      Melody Ann (Nickol) Baum, 66, entered into rest on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at Memorial Hospital after a lengthy battle with COPD.

      Born December 11, 1952 in York Pa to the late John Nickol and Carlyn (Behler) Strack.  Melody graduated from Spring Grove Area High School.  She worked at various bars and restaurants throughout York County in the late 70’s through the mid 1980’s.  She retired from the restaurant industry and she spent the majority of her time as a caregiver for her grandchildren.  Melody was an avid animal lover and devoted her life to rescuing stray and unwanted animals.

       Melody is survived by her children, Tiffany Wambaugh, Jennifer Baum, Jessica Shiflet and Hilary Baum (Chad Fultz) and six grandchildren, Dante Martin, Demetrius Kohler, Julia Shiflet, Hayden Helstrom, Ava Sastre and Emilia Fultz.  Melody is also survived by  siblings, Mike Nickol, Sharon Warner, Bradley Nickol and Dave Nickol, in addition to many nieces and nephews. Melody was preceded in death by her brother, Jeffrey Nickol and granddaughter, Justice Baum.

       A private service was attended by family on Friday April 19.  Gladfelter Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Melody Ann (Nickol) Baum
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