The Mass of Christian Burial for Henrietta Novy, of Covington, will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, February 8, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Rev. Joseph Irwin officiating. The recitation of the Rosary will be at 11:00 AM preceding the Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Henrietta was born to Albert and Bessie (Fuxa) Severin on September 5, 1926, in Goltry, and went to Heaven on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in Crescent, OK.
Henrietta grew up southeast of Enid and graduated from Pioneer High School. On September 25, 1946, she married Edward Novy, and they built their home and raised their family on a farm between Garber and Covington. Henrietta and Ed co-founded the #1 Oklahoma Polka Club in 1977, and she served as secretary for many years. Ed and Henrietta were crowned Polka King and Queen in 1997. She was active in 4-H, as a youth member, an adult leader and received a lifetime achievement award. Her children and grandchildren followed in her footsteps, being active in 4-H. Henrietta was an amazing cinnamon roll baker, homemaker, polka dancer, Buck player, and loved to spoil her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was a reporter for Garber Free Press and Billings News. She wrote a column called Henpeckins’ by Henrietta. Ed and Henrietta had the Ed Novy Polka Band and she played the accordion. She would play the accordion whenever she was asked.
Henrietta is survived by her husband Edward; three children: Carolyn Todd of Piedmont, Ken Novy and wife Patricia of Guthrie, and Arlene Bernard of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Shawn Koelsch of Choctaw, Amy Brown of Edmond, Angela Ray of San Antonio, Kathleen Ellis of Edmond, Anitra Novy of Stillwater, Brandon Bernard of San Antonio; two step grandchildren, Doug Todd of Piedmont and Donny Todd of Perkins; fifteen great-grandchildren; and brother Henry Severin and wife Cecilia of Garber; and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to Garfield County 4-H Foundation.