Nella Marie Bohling


Nella Marie Bohling Harcourt died July 8, 2018 in Norman, Okla. She was born October 4, 1919 in El Reno, Okla., to Edward and Blanch Marie Bohling. She married Harold C. Harcourt on October 4, 1938 in Bethany, Okla. For 25 years, Nella was the secretary to the Treasurer of the Church of the Nazarene Southeast Oklahoma District. She was also the pianist at the various churches where Harold served.

Nella was known for her holiday menus. She loved the holidays with family and was a devoted parent, grandparent and daughter, and made friends wherever she went. She had a remarkable ability to remember birthdays and anniversaries of family and friends. She was caring and loved well.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her brother, Edward W. Bohling, Jr. of Albion, Calif., and his children, Gretchen, Karen, Ann, Eric, Kurt and Elizabeth (Liz); a daughter, Barbara Harcourt Gary and Joe, Burleson; son, John Arthur Harcourt and Sue, Oklahoma City; grandson, Steven T. and Nancy Gary and their family, Bradley Gary, Tyler Gary and Lauren Walton and their daughter, Hayden, Jeremy and Tori Burnett and their children, Makallen and Miah, Jessica and Jarrod Busby and their children, Boston and Beckham; granddaughter, Stacey Gary Hiebert and Don and their children Blake and Mackenzie; grandson, L. Scott Gary and Chenee, and their children, Graham and Macy; grandson, Dr. J. Andrew Harcourt and Suzanne and their children, Sitton and Eli; grandson, Jacob A. Harcourt and Jacee and their children, Shepard, William, and Estelle.

An open casket service for friends and family will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Mercer-Adams, Bethany, Okla. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at First Church of the Nazarene, Durant, Okla., with interment in Highland Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 724 W. Texas St., Durant, OK 74701.

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