|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1917|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2008|
Daughter of Arthur & Minnie Hickman; sister of Arthur,Paul, May & David; wife of Charles Bowers; mother of Delores Jean, Judith Joan, Donavon Paul, Iva Lou, Betty Sue, Frances Charlene, Jackie Lee & Denise Lynette.
Mabel graduated from the Rosston High School in 1937 & that same year she & Charles Bowers were married in the Harper County Courthouse in Buffalo, OK - Merle Wolf & her husband, C.H. "Pud" Wolf, Charles' sister & brother-in-law, stood up with them as witnesses. Early on, Charles & Mabel lived on the Hickman homestead & later moved to their permanent home southwest of Gate, OK where they lived until they moved to Laverne, OK following the death of Charles' parents, Paul & Iva Bowers.
In 1967 Mabel began work in the cafeteria for the Laverne Public Schools where she worked for 27 years; at the age of 77 Mabel retired. Mabel was an outstanding wife & mother; her cooking & seamstress skills were legendary; she deeply loved & cared for her children & their families.
In her obituary, her children wrote "Mable left as her legacy her Faith in God & her trust in Him, her non-judgemental attitude, her overwhelming love for her family, her giving spirit, and her positive outlook on life. The children each felt loved & are grateful for the wonderful memories & examples from Mabel & Charles about how to live their lives & how to treat each other."
Mabel was a good person, someone to be emulated.
Services were held on Sunday, February 28th at 1:30 pm at the Laverne United Methodist Church; services were under the direction of the Myatt-Seeger Funeral Home.
Arthur L. Hickman (1876 - 1952)
Minnie Frances Vanarsdell Hickman (1878 - 1956)
Charles Donovan Bowers (1914 - 2005)*
Sol Francis Hickman (1904 - 1983)*
John Marion Hickman (1905 - 1953)*
Harry L. Hickman (1908 - 1922)*
Rebecca Hickman Nichols (1909 - 1985)*
Pauline Jennie Hickman Keith (1913 - 1997)*
Arthur Leslie Hickman (1914 - 2002)*
Twin Infants Hickman (1915 - 1915)*
Mabel Ann Hickman Bowers (1917 - 2008)
Herbert H Hickman (1919 - 1985)*
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Created by: Jim Seeger-Newby
Record added: Feb 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24811548