Augustine M. (Nahnogah) Hale “Mog-neet” Obituary

 July 24, 2012

TOPEKA- Augustine M. (Nahnogah) Hale “Mog-neet”, 78, of Topeka, KS passed away Monday July 23, 2012 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born August 16, 1933 in Mayetta, KS the daughter of Scott and Anna Mae (Matchie) Nahnogah.  She was a Certified Nurses Aide at Hill Haven in Topeka for many years and was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Augustine married Cecil E. Hale on December 18, 1970 in Lawrence, KS.  He preceded her in death on August 15, 2006.

She is survived by her nephew, Robert “Bobby” Leach, Sr. of Topeka, KS, who Augustine and Cecil had raised and her great nephews, John Leach, Jr. and Robert Leach, Jr.

In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her nephew, John Leach, Sr. who she and Cecil also raised; her sister, LaVina M. Leach and her brother, Henry Young, Jr.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday July 27, 2012 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.  Burial will be in the Danceground Cemetery.  Family will greet friends 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the John, Jr. and Robert, Jr. Leach’s Education Fund c/o Mercer Funeral Home P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit

                                                           (Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)