Wabaunsee-Ferrari, Marsha (Praire Band Potawatomi)

Mayetta Marsha Wabaunsee Ferrari, 55, of Mayetta, passed on September 9, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was born April 7, 1952, in Mayetta. She was the daughter of Lou and Freda Nozhackum Wabaunsee. She lived all of her life in the Mayetta and Delia communities.

Mayaetta worked at Wabaunsee Drywall with her father. She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Marsha was married to John P. Ferrari, Jr. who preceded her in death on March 5, 2006. She was also preceded by a son, Daniel Allen on May 23, 2005, brothers, Richard Wabaunsee and Fred Lew Wabaunsee.

She is survived by her father, Lou of Mayetta; sons, Henry Allen of Mayetta, Steven Allen of Yuma, AZ, Charles T. Nez of Hoyt; sisters, Monnie Wabaunsee of Mayetta, Winifred Wahweotten of Michigan, Frances Wabaunsee of Mayetta, Louie Dominguez of Wichita; brother, Ralph Wabnum of Topeka; five grandchildren and many adopted grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was on September 13, 2007, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church west of Mayetta. Burial was at the Shipshee Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in care of Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences available at http://www.mercerfuneralhomes.com

Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 9/11/2007.

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