Lenwood “John” Shobney Obituary

HOLTON, KS – Lenwood “John” Shobney, 67, of Holton, KS, formerly of Delia, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Medicalodge Jackson County. He was born January 13, 1950 in Holton, the son of Donald P. and Margaret (Matsapto) Shobney.

John graduated from Topeka High School in 1967 and attended Haskell Technology School in Lawrence. He worked for Potawatomi Food Distribution Program for many years.

John was a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a believer in the Drum Religion.

Survivors include a sister, Carol Heimiller (Kevin) of Lecompton, KS; a brother, Michael “Joe” Shobney (Sharon) of Delia, KS and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Lee Rogers.

Graveside Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Matsapto Cemetery. John will lie in state Tuesday and Wednesday until 9:30 a.m. at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. To leave a special message for the family, please visit