Mary Evelyn Fickett passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 26th. She was born on August 12th, 1926 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Ray and Caroline Bobo.
Mary is preceded in death by her sister Doris Ray Wallace, husband, Bobby Harold Fickett, daughter, Mary Sheridan Heafer and son, Robert Bradford Fickett. She is survived by her grandson, Andrew Heafer Fickett, granddaughter, Caroline Fickett Newell, daughter-in-law, Jeanette Hetmer-Fickett and niece, Carolyn Kelley.
Upon graduating high school in Muskogee, Mary attended Ward-Belmont College for Women in Nashville for one year, before transferring to Oklahoma A&M (now OSU). Mary joined Pi Beta Phi and studied Interior Decorating. Here, she met her husband Bob after his return from WWII. Together, they ran a hot dog and root beer stand, and spent lots of time with their close knit group of sorority sisters and fraternity brothers.
Bob and Mary relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where both their children were born. They then moved to Texas - following Bob’s sales career to Tyler, Corsicana, Fort Worth and Dallas prior to settling and building a home in Kaufman in 1961. It’s in Kaufman where Bob and Mary started Tri-State School Supply and stayed active in the local Democratic Party and KC Club. Mary loved to volunteer at the local library and hospital. They often vacationed in Ruidoso, NM where they enjoyed going to the horse races.
A private service will be held at Bob and Mary’s burial site in Tulsa, OK at a later date.