October 04, 2016
NANCY JUNE WAHWASSUCK CONBOY – WABNOQUAH
Nancy June Wahwassuck Conboy, Wabnoquah, 84, of Mayetta, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her home on the Potawatomi Reservation.
She was born June 30, 1932 on the reservation, the daughter of John and Josette Nagonbe Wahwassuck.
Nancy was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Drum Religion.
She had worked for the Honeywell Corporation in Philadelphia for many years, retiring in the 1990’s.
Nancy married Peter J. Conboy, Jr. on June 16, 1961 in Miami, OK. He died in September of 2002.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Alice Marie Conboy Gartland, sisters, Florence “Gumpy” Ross, Twila “Charlie” Lee, and Mamie Rupnicki, and brothers, John “Doc” Wahwassuck, Jr., Jewett “Swede” Wahwassuck, Raphael “Bugger” Wahwassuck, Sr., Henry Wahwassuck, and “brother dear”, who died in childhood.
Survivors include two daughters, Rencie Eteeyan and Josette Wahwassuck Whitlock, both of Mayetta; three brothers, Peter Wahwassuck, Washington state, James Wahwassuck, Delia, and Merriell “Meatball” Wahwassuck, Sr., Mayetta, four grandchildren, Jessica Medicinebird, Samantha L. Wahwassuck, Barush Eteeyan Escamilla and Arnen Eteeyan Escamilla, and three great grandchildren, Andre Joe Kitchkommie, Kiyah R. Kitchkommie and Leo A. Wahquahbushkuk, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Drum services will be Thursday evening, October 6th at the Dance Ground, west of Mayetta. Burial will be Friday afternoon in the Wahwassuck Cemetery. Nancy will lie in state Wednesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt where visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. On-line condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.