Kewahta Vega Obituary


TOPEKA – Kewahta Vega, 27, of Topeka, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born August 10, 1984 in Topeka, the daughter of Gilbert and Virgie “Punkin” Shopteese Vega. Her mother preceded her in death.

Survivors include her father, Gilbert Vega, Mayetta, one son, Chris Vega Wahwassuck, Solway, MN; two brothers, Mickey Vega and Jeremy Vega, both of Topeka, three sisters, Kira Vega, Mayetta, and Sonya Begs His Own and Josie Begs His Own, both of Tonkawa, OK; two uncles, Paul Vega, Topeka, and Virgil “Wamp” Shopteese, Jr., Mayetta; seven aunts, Ruth Harjo, Jody McIntosh, Linda Shopteese, Tracy Shopteese, Renee Shopteese, all of Topeka, Toni Allen, Pawhuska, OK, and Laury Shopteese, Mayetta.

Drum Services will be Monday night, February 20th at the Dance Ground, west of Mayetta. Burial will be Tuesday afternoon in the Dance Ground Cemetery. Kewahta will lie in state from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt.

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