Charles Lewis Obituary


KANSAS CITY, MO- Charles A. Magnauck “Kinwano” Lewis, 72, of Kansas City, MO, passed away September 7, 2018 at his home. He was born July 10, 1946 in Topeka, KS, the son of Joseph L. and Constance (Magnauck) Lewis.

Charles graduated from Marty Indian High School in 1965 and from Haskell Indian Nations University with an Associate’s Degree in accounting. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1965- 1969; during the Vietnam War.

Charles had lived in Kansas City, MO for 40 years. He worked for Social Security Administration in Kansas City; retiring after 24 years.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Kansas City, MO, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and Prayer Warrior Society.

Charles married Christine Doris Bobtail Bear on May 17, 1966 in Chula Vista, CA and later renewed their vows in June 1991 in Kansas City, MO. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2006; after 40 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joseph and LeRoy Jessepe.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Tami McClammy of Topeka, KS and Charlene Butler of Lawrence, KS; a son, James Lewis of Kansas City, MO; 2 sisters, Theresa Murray of Poplar, MT and Imelda Jessepe of Mayetta, KS; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church (166th and H. Rd., Mayetta, KS). Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Shipshee Cemetery. Rosary will be recited 5:00 p.m. Monday evening with wake to follow at Sister Therese Klepac Hall. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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