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Aurora Kay “Pegsha” Knoxsah

Aurora Kay “Pegsha” Knoxsah, 68, of Mayetta, KS, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was born December 24, 1952 in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Henry and Leona (Mzhickteno) Knoxsah.

Aurora was a homemaker. She was a member of Native American Church and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include her 5 children, Jennifer Meacham (Zackary) of Lawrence, KS, Melvin Lewis (Tiffany) of Horton, KS, Kelly Lewis-Mills (Patrick) of Mayetta, KS, Dana Lewis (Regina) of Topeka, KS and Jillena Knoxsah of Mayetta, KS; sister, Deena Desjarliat of Mayetta, KS; 2 brothers, Martin Knoxsah of Hutchinson, KS and Clifford Knoxsah of Topeka, KS; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Leona Knoxsah; sister, Vernona L. “Vernie” Lewis and 3 brothers, James, David and Virgil Knoxsah.

Native American Service will be Wednesday evening, October 20, 2021 at Nozhackum Hall on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. Burial will be at Sunrise, Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Mahkuk Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.