Nicole Willis Calhoun, 30, of Owensboro, passed away January 18, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born January 10, 1990 in Evansville to Jon and Sheila Graber Willis. Nicole was a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, all things North Daviess Cougars, and her husband's musical talents. She was a 2-sport athlete in college and 3-sport athlete at NDHS. A member of the 2005 State runner-up softball team and the 2007 Basketball Sectional champs. Nicole shared her love and knowledge of sports by coaching elementary basketball, junior high volleyball, varsity and junior varsity softball, and her daughter's t-ball team. She was a 2018 graduate of Vincennes University and was pursuing her bachelor's degree at Brescia University, taking classes while undergoing treatment for her cancer. She was an old soul with a huge heart. Nicole loved paying it forward and giving for the goodness of giving, and although cancer took many things from her, she was still able to donate her corneas to give someone else a chance to see.
Nicole was preceded in death by her grandparents, Neval and Mary Willis; great-grandparents, Hazel Stanczak and John and Verda Graber; cousin, Desiree McCloud; and her father-in-law, John Calhoun.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Calhoun and their daughter Addison; her parents, Jon and Sheila Willis, of Plainville, IN; grandparents, Don Graber and Anna Bontrager, of Plainville; her Uncle Don (Lois) Willis, of Animas, NM; aunts, Leslie (Mike) Heshelman, Jodi (John) Berry, and Beth (Ed) Smith, of Plainville; cousins, Garrett, Lane, and Samantha Heshelman, Shom Berry, Trey and Tori Smith, all of Plainville, and Jim Reising, of Vestavia Hills, AL; mother-in-law, Raymunda Calhoun; brother-in-law, John (Lauren) Calhoun; nieces and nephews, Jack, Michael, and Katie Calhoun.
There will be a local funeral service held at 7pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Plainville Christian Church in Plainville, IN, with visitation there from 2pm until 7pm. Another funeral service will be 10am Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3pm until 7pm Thursday evening at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, and from 9am until 10am Friday morning at St. Stephen.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to John 15:12, PO Box 7, Plainville, IN 47568. Meng Family Funeral Home, 616 E. Elnora St., Odon, IN is handling all local arrangements and may be contacted at (812) 636.9999 for any further information. Condolences may be given to the family at www.mengfuneralhome.com.
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