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May 2, 1999



Red Rock, Okla. -- A traditional Indian feast for Corrine May Koshiway Mzhickteno, 78, Lawrence, Kan., will be at noon Monday at the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cultural Center, Red Rock. Committal service and burial will follow in the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cemetery, Red Rock.

Mrs. Mzhickteno died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Topeka (Kan.) Healthcare Center.

She was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Pawnee, the daughter of Jonathan and Carrie Jackson Koshiway. She attended Pawnee schools, was a graduate of Mountain View High School and attended Haskell Institute, Lawrence.

She served in Florida with the Ladies Coast Guard Reserve from 1943 to 1945.

She lived in Wichita, Kan., before moving to Riverside, Calif., in the 1960s. She moved to Lawrence in the early 1970s, and worked as a residential specialist for Haskell Indian Nations University.

She married Joseph Mzhickteno in Wichita, Kan. He died in 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Don Mzhickteno, Lawrence, Eldon Mzhickteno, Topeka, and Joseph Mzhickteno, Wichita; a daughter, Debra Mzhickteno, Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, George Koshiway, Kayenta, Ariz., and two grandsons.

A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. tonight at the cultural center, Red Rock.

Trout Funeral Home in Ponca City is in charge of arrangements.

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