August 17, 2016
Nadine Lillian Chenault Milne, age 71, began her journey to join her relatives after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. She walked on into the Spirit World on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 while she was in Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Services will be: Friday, August 19, 2016 at Warren McElwain Mortuary, 120 West 13th Street, Lawrence, Kansas. Prayer services will be held in their chapel from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
The funeral procession will begin at McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:00 am and it will proceed to Potawatomi Dance Ground Cemetery, Mayetta, Kansas. Graveside services will be held there upon arrival.
A meal is being planned for friends, family, co-workers on Saturday afternoon, August 20, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Haskell Lighthouse Campus Ministries located at 137 Pawnee Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas.
Nadine was born July 11, 1945 in Topeka, Kansas. She is an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe of Mayetta, Kansas.
Survivors: Nadine is survived by her son: Colin Medicinehorse of Lawrence, Kansas; one sister and one brother from Lawrence, Kansas: Venida Chenault, Bruce Chenault; one sister LaVonne (Rob) Goslin, Bayfield, Wisconsin; one brother Earl (Sonny) Chenault of Tampa, Florida. Her Aunt Laveda (Ronald) Wahweotten, of Hoyt, Kansas; aunts: Phylis and Cindy Thomas of Brimley, Michigan.
Nadine has three granddaughters in Topeka, Kansas: Jami (Brian) Arreguin, Shanna and Chelsea Medicinehorse; one grandson Brandon (Kimberley) Doty of Topeka, Kansas. Five great-grand children and one great-grandson (Jami and Brian) on the way. Six nephews, two nieces, and two great-nieces.
Nadine was employed for fifteen years at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas as a College Resident Assistant in several dormitories. She was well-known for her generosity to all who asked for help. She also was an avid storyteller and kept her small audiences of friends and students engaged by storytelling. Everyone who loved her knew that she could spend hours socializing with her friends–and even people she just met.
Relatives who have preceded our beloved Nadine in death were: her husband, Bruce Milne of Osawatomi, Kansas; mother Etheleene Chenault, brother Duane Chenault, grandmother Lillian Shopteese Thomas and four uncles.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that persons who wish can donate to one of the following organizations: Visiting Nurses’ Association or the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.