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 Dorpha M. <I>Hickok</I> Bok

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Dorpha M. Hickok Bok

  • Birth 1 Jun 1921 Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 30 Oct 2009 Defiance County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum
  • Memorial ID 43792773

Dorpha M. (Hickok) Bok, 88, of Defiance, died peacefully, Friday, October 30, 2009, in her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Defiance on June 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Hiram and Effie (Nicely) Hickok. She worked as a government inspector during World War II. She also spent 13 years as a school teacher at St. John Lutheran School and was a member of the SJL Ladies and Stephen Ministries. After her retirement, she worked as the assistant state director of AARP and was actively involved in the Retired Teachers Association. She was a 1939 graduate of Defiance High School and a graduate of Defiance College. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and its Senior Choir for over 60 years.

She was married in Defiance, to Joseph Bok, on August 20, 1944, and celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary this year.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Bok, her two sons, Rev. Vern (Donell) Bok of Seven Hills, Ohio, and Marvin (Jan) Bok of Auburn, Ind.; a daughter, Marilynn (Steve) Buchholz of Defiance; two sisters:, her identical twin, Delpha Hoffman of Defiance and Donelda McWilliams of Defiance; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Floyd Hickok; and a sister, Viola Hickok.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Luhring officiating. Friends are invited to call today from 2-8 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home and Monday, from 1-2 p.m. at the church.


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  • Created by: skydancr
  • Added: 1 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43792773
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorpha M. Hickok Bok (1 Jun 1921–30 Oct 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43792773, citing Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by skydancr (contributor 47128384) .