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Joseph J Wahpepah
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1965
Death: Nov. 5, 2001

Shawnee resident Joseph J. Wahpepah died Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 36.

He was born Oct. 14, 1965, in Lawrence, Kan., to Frank and Betty (Maney) Wahpepah.

He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1983 and attended Seminole Junior College for two years. He then attended Oklahoma Baptist University for two years where he was a member of Omega Chi Alpha. He attended St. Benedict's Catholic Church as a youth.

Wahpepah worked in sales and management at Dollar General, Staples and Lowes.

He married Melinda Williamson April 18, 1998, in Oklahoma City. He was active in school activities and sports.

He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Wahpepah.

Survivors include his father, Frank and his wife, Melinda, both of Shawnee; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Wahpepah and her fiance Brian Leaver, Oklahoma City, Kathleen Wahpepah and Tim Eiashappe of Sintelutz, Saskatchewan Canada, and Wilda Wahpepah and Bill Crum of Minneapolis, Minn.; two nephews, Nickolas Wahpepah and Jared Crum; and many other family members.

Tribal rites were held Monday evening. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wilmont Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. Burial will follow at Kickapoo Community Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

{published in the Shawnee News Star November 6 2001} 
Kickapoo Cemetery
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Dec 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32389164

- Sherry
 Added: Jun. 24, 2009

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