May 2, 2022 –
LaVeda L. Wahweotten
April 18, 1939 – April 30, 2022
LaVeda Lorene Wahweotten, 83, of Mayetta, KS, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS. She was born April 18, 1939, in Delia, KS, the daughter of Charles K. and Lillian C. (Shoptese) Thomas.
LaVeda worked for many years at the Jostens Yearbook in Topeka. She was a Gaming Commissioner for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Casino, retiring in 2005.
She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a member of Drum Religion.
LaVeda was united in marriage to Ron Wahweotten on May 8, 1963, in Topeka, KS. They shared over 58 years of marriage.
She is survived by her husband Ron of the home; 5 children, Mark Lopez of Delia, KS, Tina Wahweotten of Mayetta, KS, Tony Wahweotten (Angie) of Mayetta, KS, Ray Wahweotten (Nancy) of Delia, KS, Charles “Chuck” Wahweotten (Erlinda) of Topeka, KS; 9 grandchildren, Jordan D’Artagnan, Chaumin D. Wahweotten, Racheal L. Deo, Robin A. Deo, Krista G. Catron, Leonard Cashman, Brennah L. Wahweotten, Zach B. Wahweotten and Abby L. Boekman and 10 great-grandchildren, Chloe Clark, Allison Sumner, Russell Sumner, Maddison & McKenzie D’Artagnan, Ashley Moore, Amara Ironshield and Uriah Ironshield, Adailia D’Artagnan and Alton Cashman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gerald Thomas; 2 sisters, Etheleene Chenault and Lorene Thomas; 7 brothers, Melvin, Dale, Kenneth, Charles, Marlin, LaVerne and Alex Thomas.
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Homes)