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The oldest member of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Annabelle (Skye) Kreiger, age 98, passed away at 8:10 am Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, MO following an illness. Mrs Kreiger was born December 19, 1915 in Ottawa County OK, near Peoria. Her parents were Amos Robinson and Jessie V (Price) Skye. She was Native American and had been an active member of the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma. She had lived in Galena since 1953, moving from Oklahoma. She was a member of Sixth Street Baptist Church, Galena, KS. Among her hobbies were sewing, bead work, and Indian costumes and accessories. She was a great storyteller. She was married to John H. Kreiger on July 4, 1958 in Miami, OK. He passed away March 12, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblingsFannie Stokes, Christine Skye, Mitchell Skye, Harry Skye, Helen Kinder and Zelma Bonner. Surviving is one son John J Livingston Jr (wife, Jerri) Joplin, MO: two grandsons, John J. Livingston III (wife, JoEllen), Kansas City, MO and Daniel H. Livingston (wife, Lorene), Joplin, MO: 6 great-grandchildren, Alex Livingston, Natalia Livingston, Vala Livingston, Shandera Workman, Clay Sweeton, and Jackie Sweeton; two Great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 11::00 am, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS. Burial was in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, KS. ____________________________________________________________________________ The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma also lost another member, she was involved with the Beading Class that met on Tuesdays at the tribal office. Nell Louise Runyon, of Miami, Okla., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, surrounded by her family. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday in March. Nell was born March 24, 1924 in Miami, Okla. to Roy and Ruby (Peckham) Giles. She was a graduate of Miami High School. On October 14, 1946, she married Delbert Lucas. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1959. She later married Tillman Runyon on February 2, 1963. After 32 years together, he preceded her in death on March 19, 1995. Nell was proud of her Indian heritage. She was a member of the Peoria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. She was also an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Miami as well as the home Extension Group for many years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; step-son, Terry Runyon; four brothers, John, Marion, Gary, and Moody Giles; and two sisters, Alice Burgess and Shirley Carlson. She is survived by step-children, Leon Lucas of Granburg, Texas, Timothy Runyon and wife Shirley of Quapaw, Tom Runyon of Pontiac, Mich.; one brother, Carol Giles of Commerce, seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two brother-in-laws, Roger Carlson of Wichita, KS, and Bill Burgess of Welch; one sister-in-law, Joanna Giles of Miami; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, Okla. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Peoria Indian Cemetery, East of Miami, OK. Interment following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peoria Tribal Christmas Party. Online condolences can be made to www.thomasfuneralhomewelchok.com Services entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, Okla.


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