Novella Maud Cox Goeken © Enid Morning News 09-1995 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Dover, New Hampshire – The funeral for Novella Maud Cox Goeken, 99, will be at 2 PM Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home in Cherokee, Oklahoma. David Barger will officiate. Burial will be in the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.
The casket will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM Thursday and Friday at the funeral home.
She was born September 18, 1896, in Wellington, Kansas, to Jacob A. and Frances Clay Rauzee Cox and died on her birthday, September 18, 1995, at the Homestead Nursing Facility in Kittery, Maine. She was a longtime resident of Alfalfa and Woods Counties, moving to Dover, New Hampshire, to live with her daughter the last few years.
On May 12, 1937, she married George Wesley Goeken at Wichita, Kansas. He died August 11, 1953. She was a schoolteacher, having graduated from Northwestern State College in 1920. She was also a member of the Church of Christ in Cherokee, the Business and Professional Women of Cherokee and the State Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are one son, Dirk of Cherokee; two daughters, Allietat Seastrom of Dover, New Hampshire, and Fannie Marie Corbin of Aline; one sister, Gladys Cole of Eugene, Oregon; three grandchildren; and two great – grandsons.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a number of sisters and brothers.
Family wishes to be contacted by donors before giving Memorial.
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