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TAHLEQUAH – Funeral services for Esther Bernice Harrington will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Hart Funeral Chapel with Brother Brian S. Kester officiating. Interment follows in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Sign the online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net. Esther Bernice Harrington, daughter of Bert and Zora Hyacinth (Scott) Patterson, was born April 13, 1924, in Cushing, Okla., and she was called home to be with her Lord on Jan. 24, 2016, in Cookson, Okla., at the age of 91 years, 9 months, 11 days. Esther married Virgil Neal Harrington on May 31, 1943. Virgil worked for the BIA, and Esther traveled with him to various events across the United States. They lived in Florida, Colorado and Muskogee before settling in Tahlequah. While in Colorado, Esther was a substitute teacher for two years. She enjoyed her role as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She cherished her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching game shows, and watching Billy Graham on television. She and Virgil had met Billy Graham during their travels and she faithfully gave to his ministry throughout her life. She was a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church. Esther had a unique talent of being able to crow like a rooster and she was still able to do it up until her last days here on earth. Esther touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil Harrington; one brother and one sister. She is survived by a loving family which includes her children, Sharon Kay Fisher and husband Bruce of Tahlequah, Gary Harrington and wife Karen of Tahlequah, Gayle Edwards and husband Danny of Bartlesville, and Donna Frank of Hollywood, Fla.; a special cousin, Sandra Blakely of Cushing; seven grandchildren, Kim Crawford, Kris Perkins, Todd Edwards, Robert Fisher, Karie Stanley, Ryan Fisher, and Heather Rogero; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A host of friends and other relatives also survive her. Special thanks to the grandkids, Kim, Jessica, Justin and Kody, along with Carter Hospice, for taking care of Nanny during her last months before the Lord called her home. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 918-456-8823.
Published on  January 27, 2016
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