James “Jimmy” Nephew Obituary

October 10, 2011 –

TOPEKA – James “Jimmy” Nephew, 44, of Topeka, died Thursday, October 6, 2011 at his home.

He was born May 4, 1967 at Gowanda, New York and lived most of his life in Topeka.
Jimmy was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Catholic Faith. He worked for Fisher Roofing in Topeka.

Survivors include his mother, Berdina Marshno, of the home; a daughter, Shari Allison, Iola, KS; two sisters, Dawn Barnes and husband Tim, and Sherie Bowers and husband Jimmy, all of Topeka; and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, just west of 166 & I Rds. on the Potawatomi Common Land. Burial will follow in the Old Dance Ground Cemetery. Jimmy will lie in state from 2:00 p.m. Sunday until 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt, where family and friends will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a Rosary prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Monday at Our Lady of the Snows Hall, followed by visitation. The casket will remain closed. On-line condolences may be made at

(Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home-Hoyt, Kan.)