In Memory of

Nicole Marie Limer

January 4, 1973 - December 8, 2023


Nicole Marie (Eaton) Limer, 50, passed peacefully into eternity on December 8, 2023.

Nicki was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois to William L. Eaton and Michelle (Barry) Davis on January 4, 1973. She was born with an immediate zest for life, barely making into the hands of the obstetrician! She grew up in the Elgin, IL. area early in her life before the family re-located to Kansas City where she would live the rest of her life. Nicki attended the Blue Springs School District, graduating from Blue Springs High School in 1991. She was a varsity cheerleader throughout high school, often traveling to competition events throughout the country. After graduating, she pursued her collegiate studies at the University of Missouri – Columbia, pledging to the Pi Beta Phi sorority where she would create many of her lifelong friends. She then continued her education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and began her true calling in life as a pediatric nurse. She began her nursing career at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. in 1997. It was here where she would flourish, proudly refining her skills as a compassionate and fiercely dedicated pediatric nurse. She started on the cardiac floor before transitioning to the ER where she would truly find her passion. It was here that she met and fell in love with her partner in life, Bryan James Limer, and the two were married on a perfectly crisp day on October 4th, 2003. Her greatest achievement in life was born on March 14, 2008 – a beautiful baby girl, Penelope Grace. Nicki took the responsibility of being a mother and wife to heart, giving her all to her loving family. Nicki was unfortunately plagued by chronic illness early in her marriage. She defeated many struggles and met every challenge head on after being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Pancreatitis. She never wavered, exhibiting enormous courage and dignity throughout her 20-year battle. Those that knew her best would describe her as someone who could immediately light up a room with her seemingly unending bright and sunny attitude. She never met a person that didn’t become her friend, was intensely loyal to her friends and family, and loved deeply and unconditionally. She is a truly irreplaceable soul, and this world is better off having had her in it.

Nicki is survived by her devoted husband of 20 years and their daughter Penny. She will also be immensely missed by her mother, Michelle (husband Richard) Davis, her father Bill Eaton, brother Jim Eaton, sisters Lisa January, Amy (husband Scott) Spillman and Kimberly (husband Grant) Christianson; niece Ashley Ditella, nephews Ben (fiancée Madison) Eaton, Jake Sargert, Nick Sargert, and her newest great nephew Lindon Kjellander, as well as an enormous number of friends she created over a life well lived.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 18, at Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Penelope Grace Limer College Savings Plan ( – enter code U6L-D8K).


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I remember Nicki from her BSJH days. She was always energetic and fun, an excellent class member. I want to send special condolences to her brother, Jim, another student I remember fondly. A tragic loss for all her family and friends 🩷

Words cannot describe how terribly sorry we are. She was a wonderful friend ! She will Truly be missed! Love you Nicki till we plan our next trip again!

Brian and Penny, my condolences for your heartaches. The times I met your beautiful wife Nicki, she was a radiantly beautiful soul and so sweet to my daughter. I can’t imagine your sadness. Know that she is with you always and that my family is thinking of you. 🙏🏼💙

Nicki and I began working at Children’s Mercy Hospital around the same time and she always had us laughing. The inner cheerleader in her shined daily and after I moved away, I was happy to hear that she found the perfect partner to shine alongside her. I heard so many things about her sweet daughter Penny. I will forever be thankful for the memories we made together over the years. Prayers for all of her friends and family.

I’m so sorry to hear this. I worked with Nicki at Childrens Mercy. She was an amazing nurse and so much fun to work with. Condolences to her family.

I knew Nikki from junior high school. I wanted to be popular so badly, and she was a cheerleader, so I befriended her since we had a class together. She was absolutely the sweetest person I had ever met, and she told me being popular wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and to be happy with the circle of friends I had. It’s advice I carried with me for a long, long time. Even though I haven’t seen her in years, I still remember our conversations and will cherish those memories.

Bryan and Miss Penny, I offer you both my sincere condolences and prayers for a peaceful season of mourning in which to reflect on the amazing woman Nikki was to so many- but most importantly the two of you. I pray your hearts are at peace as you celebrate her life. Lovingly, Annette Webb

Where do I start? Nicki spent so much time at the Cipolla house growing up that I thought I had TWO sisters! She was definitely the sweet one though. I know that she looked at me as a big brother too, because that became my nickname to her. Nicki was family, and she always will be, and I am heartbroken. She won’t need much training as an Angel though…that’s who she was. She was loved by many and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Bryan, Penelope and family,
I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I loved Nicki so. We worked together on 4 Sutherland Tower and she was more like family to me. We loved to work together on the crazy night shift (we tried to be quiet). Nicki was a bright light, a beautiful and caring person. I know in my heart that her heart and soul will remain with you, her family, always. Please, take care of each other. Rest in peace, Nick-nee.

My daughter Morgan and Penny have been friends since elemetary school and Nicki has got to be one of the nicest, sweetest people I have ever met. Our family absolutely loved her. She will be missed!

I remember when Nikki started working at Children’s Mercy. She was so full of life and always made the nights tolerable with her takes of adventure. I still have a platter I use every Christmas that she gave me when she was my secret Santa.
So sorry for your loss Brian and Penny.

I can still remember the first night I met Nicki when she had started working on 4Tower as a new grad. I liked her energy immediately and had a feeling she and I were going to become fast friends. She became one of my closest girlfriends and in many ways she felt like another sister to me. I treasured every minute I spent with her and had so many incredible experiences as we traveled the country together as nurses and girlfriends living our best single life. She was my biggest cheerleader and was ALWAYS there when I needed her support. I still say to this day that she was one of the smartest nurses I have ever worked with…..she was always rattling off pathophysiology lessons! Besides being an exceptional nurse, she was an exceptionally fun friend. She was my “wing woman” and I knew without a doubt that I could count on her to be up for trying just about anything. Some of my very best memories in life came with Nicki and I feel so fortunate to have spent so much time with her. I miss her so much already but know that her spirit lives on in every one of us who loved her. Much love to Penny and Bryan and all her incredible family.

So sorry to hear about Nicole. I am sorry we just now received the news and missed her celebration of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. Brad and Barb Smith


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Monday, December 18, 2023
1:00 PM Celebration of Life
Holmeswood Baptist Church
9700 Homes Road
Kansas City, MO