Dorothy Mae Sheppard Obituary

January 25, 2010 –

Dorothy Mae Sheppard, 71, of Topeka, died January 23, 2010 at her home. She was born in Mayetta, Kansas on May 2, 1938 the daughter of Francis and Christine Marcella (Mahkuk) Wishteyah.

She was a home health aide for Independent Living. Dorothy was a member of the Native American Church and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribe.

Survivors include three children: Norma Jean Shipshee of Mayetta, Nikki Sue Sheppard and Billie Jo Bridges both of Topeka, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a brother Patrick Mahkuk.

She was preceded in death by two children, Mary Elizabeth Dominguez and Greg Allen Sheppard, and her brothers and sisters, Francis Wishteyah, Jr., Norman Wishteyah, Mary Frances Puckkee and Steve Wishteyah.

Dorothy will lie in state at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Tuesday after 2:00 p.m. Services will be held at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences to

(Courtesy of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home-Topeka, Kan.)