Roberta (Betty) Violet Hicks, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at her home in
Nowata. She was born February 18, 1930 in Nowata, OK to Charles and Dixie (Sorrells) Ryan.
Betty attended Nowata schools. She married the love of her life Paul Hubert Hicks on June 8th,
1947. She and Paul loved to dance together and often went to Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa to
Dance the night away. Betty enjoyed working puzzles, watching game shows, drinking coffee
with creamer, and corresponding and visiting with her sister-in-law’s Elaine and Lorene. she
also loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty
attended the First Church of God in Nowata.
Betty is survived by two children; Judy Duggan and husband Rick of Ponca City, son Charlie
Hicks and wife Debbie of Talala. Betty is also survived by her son-in-law Phillip Ogden of
Nowata; one sister; Dee Armstrong and husband Bob; two brothers; Glen Ryan and wife Katie,
And Richard Ryan; six grandchildren, Kristi Malaske and husband Larry, Candy Fite and
Husband David, Penny Hart, Ryan Hicks and wife Jamie, Tracy Duggan and wife Belyn, and
Ben Duggan and wife Kesha; twelve great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and
Many other relatives and friends.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Paul; daughter Margie (Hicks) Ogden; parents
Charles and Dixie Ryan; brother Bud Ryan and sisters Dotti Meade, Charlene LaBarr, and
Betty will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com for the America Cancer Society and Cornerstone Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Benjamin Funeral Service.