Berdina Marshno Obituary


MAYETTA, KS – Berdina V. “Si-be-qe” Marshno, 77, of Mayetta, KS passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS. She was born November 17, 1940 in Mayetta, KS, the daughter of Joseph M. and Sylvina (Curley) Marshno. Berdina attended schools in Beloit, KS.

Berdina was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and Drum religion. Berdina worked for over 15 years at the Skinner Nursery in Topeka, KS. She enjoyed reading and watching her favorite soap operas. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her granddaughters.

She was married to Charles Nephew. They later divorced. Berdina later married Ogden New. They later divorced.

Berdina is survived by her five children; Carol Ann Bulson, Yvonne Nephew, Galen Nephew of Buffalo, NY, Sherie Nephew of Topeka, KS and Dawn Barnes (Tim) of Topeka, KS; five step-children, Agnes, Mary, Connie, Marsha and Carlton; Fifteen grandchildren, Amber, Ora, Shari, Lisa, Josh, Jamie, Nicholas, Nanette, Nolita, Nathaniel, Shynowa, King, Tiffany, Rick and Shawn; and eleven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, James “Jimmy” Nephew; four sisters, Arlene Hernandez, Olivia K. Wahquaboshkuk, Mary Jo Cummings and Carol Ann Marshno; two brothers, Kurlin Marshno and Joseph M. Marshno; and one grandson, Jamie Bowers.

Wake and Dinner services will be Thursday evening, January 25, 2018 at Danceground Building. Burial will be Friday, January 26, 2018 in Danceground Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton, KS is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

  • Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Homes