Yvonne Villegas Obituary


LAWRENCE, KS – Yvonne Hope “Tee” (Masquat) Villegas, 76, of Lawrence, KS, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. She was born July 10, 1942 in Horton, KS, the daughter of Robert Eugene and Carrie Cecilia (Puckee) Masquat.

Yvonne received her Cosmetology License and was a beautician for many years. She later worked for Hallmark Cards in Topeka. She was a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

She married Johnny Villegas, he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Val McKinney and a brother, Eugene R. “Chub” Masquat.

Survivors include a son, Tracey Lee Masquat of Lawrence, KS; 2 sisters, Drusa Wabaunsee of Hoyt, KS and Carole Garrison of East Hartford, CT; 3 grandsons, Tracey, Elijah and Ivan; 2 great-grandsons, Myles and Tymbr and numerous nieces and nephews.

Drum Services will be Sunday evening, December 30, 2018 at the Danceground building west of Mayetta, KS (just east of 150th and K RD) on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Land. Burial will be Monday afternoon, December 31, 2018 at Danceground Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Yvonne “Tee” Villegas Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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