April 30, 2013
Melvina Mattwaoshe (Kitchie) Guerrero, 86, of Topeka, passed away April 28, 2013.
Melvina was born October 6, 1926, in Mayetta, KS, daughter of Joe and Edith (Nocktonick) Mattwaoshe. She attended school in Mayetta and Holton, KS. Melvina was a member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indian Tribe and the Indian Drum Religion.
She married Florenzio Guerrero on March 1, 1946.
After raising her children, Melvina worked at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Radiology for 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Lawrence Guerrero, and sister, Rosetta Anderson.
Melvina is survived by a son, David (Kelly) Guerrero, Topeka; a daughter, Barbara (Sal) Giardina, Topeka; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ophelia (Robert) Nicholson, Topeka.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the funeral home.
(Courtesy of Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka)