June 27, 2011 –
(Independence, Missouri) Nadine “Ke bo wah quah” Johnson Gunn, 58, of Independence, Missouri, lost her battle with Leiomyosarcoma June 25, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born March 6, 1953, in Topeka, Kansas the daughter of Irvin C. and Sarah A. (Harrison) Swamp. Nadine spent her early years on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. She graduated from Van Horn High School in 1971. She had lived in Kansas City Missouri since 1965 and Independence, Missouri for the last eleven years. Nadine married Ray Johnson in 1978. They later divorced. She married Billy Gunn on December 10, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. He survives. Nadine had worked at Bendix, at Zenith Administrators and most recently for Arnold Newbold Winter Jackson law firm in Kansas City. She was a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Nadine is survived by: her husband, Billy Gunn of Independence, MO; her children, Renee Johnson, Raeanne Westervelt (Matt) and Rhonda Johnson all of Kansas City, MO; her sisters, Janet Swamp of Independence, MO, Sallie Barker (Kenneth), Laverne “Burns” Pirnie (Christopher) and Juanita “DeDe” Robinson (Robert) all of Kansas City, MO; her five grandchildren, two aunts and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Clyde Swamp.
Funeral Services will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday June 28, 2011 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials are suggested to LM Sarcoma Direct Research Foundation and may be left in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit, www.mercerfuneralhomes.com
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home-Holton, Kan.)