Delphine Knoxsah 1939-2020
Delphine Lavina “Kesh ko quah” Knoxsah, 81, Topeka, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.
She was born June 1, 1939, in Manhattan, the daughter of Frank and Martha McKinney Lewis. She graduated from Manhattan High School and later lived in Topeka for many years.
Ms. Knoxsah served in the U.S. Army. She worked at the VA Hospital at the Docking Building in data entry and had also worked as a cook at many establishments in Topeka.
She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a member of the Native American Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Ethel Figgins and Martha Serl, both of Topeka; two sons, Jeff Lewis and Henry Knoxsah, both of Topeka; a sister, Gale Atkins, Horton; four brothers, Jeff Lewis, in Virginia, and Roger Lewis, Lyman Shipshee and Kevin Aitkens, all of Mayetta; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joe Lewis, Melvin Lewis, Frank Lewis and Gerald “Jerry” Lewis.
Ttibekwe will be held Saturday evening, Sept. 12 at the Native American Church west of Mayetta. Burial will be held Sunday morning in Shipshee Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.