Drusa Fay “Kikiqwah” Wabaunsee, 84 of Hoyt, KS passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 surrounded by family at the Onaga Hospital in Onaga, KS. She was born March 1, 1937 in Horton, KS the daughter of Robert E. and Carrie (Puckee) Masquat.
She graduated from Topeka High School in 1955. She also attended Haskell Indian Technical Institute and Highland Community College.
Drusa worked as a secretary at the Royal Valley High School in Hoyt. She worked in the soft count room for many years at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort. She also worked alongside her husband Will in his business “Will’s Drywall” until his retirement.
She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and descendant of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. She was also a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church and Altar Society. She was also member of the Royal Valley Booster Club, Impact Aid, JOM, Title VII, tribal election board and Hoyt election board.
On February 24, 1962 Drusa was united in marriage to Will Wabaunsee at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta, KS. They shared over 39 years of marriage before Will passed away on May 9, 2001.
Drusa is survived by 1 son, Lil Will Wabaunsee (Amy) of Tulsa, OK; 4 daughters, Carrie O’Toole (Jim) of Mayetta, KS, Elizabeth Wabaunsee-Tye of Hoyt, KS, Shawnna Wabaunsee of Mayetta, KS, and Ah-Sha-Ni Wabaunsee of Topeka, KS; 17 grandchildren, Kateri, Christopher, Kavan, Josh, Lara, Wilburn, Zabrina, Pallas, Alston, Quo-Jon, Mimi, Alejandra, Elena, Gloria, Victor, Eric and Xavier; 24 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Will; 3 sisters, Val McKinney, Carole Garrison and Yvonne “Tee” Villegas; 1 brother, Eugene “Chub” R. Masquat.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta, KS. Burial will follow to Shipshee Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta, KS. The family will receive friends following the rosary all evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Valley Booster Club c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. 270, Holton, KS 66436.