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Marjorie K. Pahmahmie Obituary

 November 28, 2012

Marjorie K. Pahmahmie
(January 3, 1931 – November 27, 2012)

Marjorie K. Pahmahmie, 81, of the Kickapoo Reservation, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at her home. She was born on January 3, 1931 in Horton, Kansas the daughter of Jesse and Dora Williams Keesis. Marjorie worked for the Kickapoo Tribe as an Activity Director prior to going to work for the Sac-N-Fox Casino as a hostess and cashier. She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe and the Drum Religion. On May 30, 1950 she married John Pahmahmie at Mayetta, Kansas. He preceded her in death on April 22, 2003. Survivors include, son, James Pahmahmie of Horton, Kansas; two daughters, Darlene Shuckahosee of Mayetta, Kansas and Henrietta Brown of Tama, Iowa; two adopted sons, Rudy Keo of Horton, Kansas and Bill Murphy of Atchison, Kansas; five adopted daughters, Darlene Wewenis of Horton, Kansas, Nancy Smartlowit of Yakima, Washington, Kizzie Conklin, Kyra Conklin and Ashlyn Conklin all of Horton, Kansas; sister, Gloria Keesis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four adopted sisters, Rose Allen and Phyllis Johnson both of Horton, Kansas, Mary LeClere of Mayetta, Kansas and Venita Chenault of Lawrence, Kansas; two adopted brothers, Don-Don LeClere of Mayetta, Kansas and Marcellin “Buck” Wewenis of Horton, Kansas; fourteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Marjorie was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Paula Jo Pahmahmie and Janell Cadue, son, Timothy Pahmahmie, brother, Jesse Keesis and five sisters, Sophie Shane, Corlene Potts, Franceline Masqua, Florence Gibson and Nettie Wishkeno. Drum services will be at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Kickapoo Community Building. Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. at the Mason Cemetery on Friday morning. A special message may be sent to the family at www.dishon-maple-chaney.com (Courtesy of Dishon-Maple Chaney Mortuary)

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