Vanessa Nickens, 59, of Tiffin, passed away at 2:42 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Mercy Health Center, Lorain.
Vanessa was born June 8, 1958, in Cleveland, to the late Richard L. and Rosa V. (Rucker) Nickens.
Survivors include her special friends she lived with, Debra Barfel, Lisa Vernarsky, Joynn Shaffer, Anne Maerkisch and Aimee Richmond.
Vanessa was admitted to Tiffin Development Center in 1993 and resided there until she moved into C.R.S.I. in 2016. She attended workshops at Inspirations in Tiffin. Vanessa had a great smile and loved her coffee first and foremost. She enjoyed doing puzzles, stuffed animals, having her nails done and outside outings such as going to the fair and out to eat.
A memorial service for Vanessa will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin. There will be no burial at this time.
Visitation for family and friends will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill Butler Fund through C.R.S.I.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.