Harriett VanCoevering, 94, of Coyle, Okla., passed away on Oct. 11, 2014 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Clarkson Cemetery north of Coyle. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born Harriett Rebecca Hicks on Feb. 21, 1920 on a farm east of Guthrie, Oklahoma. She was the second of five children of Emmit Crawford and Essa A. (Murphy) Hicks. Harriett attended Red Star, South Riverside, Clarkson and Coyle schools.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Marion VanCoevering; three brothers, Donald Hicks, Wesley Hicks and George Hicks; and her parents.
Harriett is survived by a brother, Raymond Hicks, a sister-in-law, Pearl Hicks, her children and their spouses Linda and Jimmy Harjo, Georgia and Carl Dobson, Kay and James Ryan and Gene VanCoevering.
She also is survived by five grandchildren and their spouses: Ron Sestak; Dan and Lisa Dobson; Matt and Marie Dobson; Jennifer Ryan and Chris Roenbaugh; and Gina VanCoevering. She also was the proud great grandmother of Candace Sestak, Sarah Sestak, Loren Dobson, Dax Dobson and Charlotte Dobson.
Donations in Harriett’s honor may be made to Clarkson Cemetery, c/o Strode Funeral Home, PO Box 487, Stillwater, OK 74076.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com .