Philip M. “Now-Ki” Hale Obituary

February 24, 2014

Mayetta–Philip M. Hale “Now-Ki”, 69, died Saturday morning, February 22, 2014, at the Sabetha Manor.

He was born on the Potawatomi Common Land, December 11, 1944, one of five children born to William and Blanche Wahgo Hale. He spent most of his growing up years at Topeka, where he graduated from Topeka High School with the class of 1962. Philip later attended Haskell Institute receiving a certificate in 1964 as a printer. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War before receiving a medical discharge. He later returned to Haskell Junior College earning an associate’s degree in electronics. Philip moved to Portland, Oregon and spent most of his working life in the printing/binding business, retiring in 2010. He returned to Kansas in January 2014, and had been a resident of the Sabetha Manor a few weeks.

Surviving are his sister Larene Thomas of rural Horton; six nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Now-Ki was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Cecil, Victor, and Joseph.

Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton until 4 p.m. Tuesday. Drum services will be held Tuesday evening at the Dance Ground on the Potawatomi Common Land. Burial will be Wednesday at the Met We-Shobney Cemetery.

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(Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)