Barbara E. Nicolaus, 77, of Fredericktown, formerly of Monesen, died Sunday Oct. 13, 2019 in The Residence at Hilltop. She was born on January 12, 1942 in West Pike Run Twp., the daughter of the late Raymond and Siama (Wilson) Grimes. Barbara was a 1959 graduate of California High School and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service having worked as a rural carrier in the Charleroi area. She was a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, St. Leonards R. C. Church in Monessen, and Court 776 Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She is survived by three sons, Keith (Patricia) Nicolaus of Du Bois, Lawrence Raymond (Sandy) Nicolaus of Virginia Beach, VA, Daniel Lee (Dawn) Nicolaus of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Jennifer (Anthony) Vito of Bentleyville; brother, Harvey Grimes of Austintown, OH; ten grandchildren, Lauren Nicole (Adam) Berard, Kristen Marie Nicolaus, Ashley (Patrick) Mehok, Kelly Lynn Nicolaus, Jenna Nicole Vito, Maria Ann Vito, Daniel Lawrence Nicolaus, Jacob Ryan Nicolaus, Lucas August Nicolaus, Vincent Anthony Vito; great grandchild, Cameron Mehok; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence "Larry" Nicolaus, three brothers, William, Leslie, and Ralph Grimes, and by two sisters Doris Grimes and Joanne DeVore. Friends will be received in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc.and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen, on Thursday from 3 to 7 pm. Services will be held at 7 pm Thursday with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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