Stella Elizabeth (Biven) Thorn
Stella Elizabeth (Biven) Thorn, 87, registered nurse, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Okmulgee. She was born Saturday, October 29, 1932, to William H. Biven and Mabel A. (Moore) Biven in Bloomington, Ill. Mrs. Thorn finished high school in Leroy, Ill. and attended nursing school at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. She was united in marriage to Phillip Thorn, June 9, 1952, in Leroy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Thorn, Sr. in 2013; daughter, Hyla Joela (Thorn) Van Meveren; brothers, William D. Biven and Robert L. Biven; step-mother, Hyla Coomer-Biven; and stepbrother, Albert Coomer.
Survivors include son, Phillip Thorn, Jr. and wife Paula of Hannastown, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Christopher L. Thorn and wife, Sacha, Dustin L. Van Maveren, and Crystal E. Van Meveren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Richard Bevin; step-sister, Lois Charlene Coomer; and many other relatives and friends.
Private family graveside service were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Okmulgee Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Gary Kelley’s Add’Vantage Funeral Service of Tulsa.