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Jennifer Wauleah Lunsford

October 28, 1970 April 4, 2019
Jennifer Wauleah Lunsford
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Obituary for Jennifer Wauleah Lunsford

Jennifer Wauleah Lunsford of Miami, OK passed from this life Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. She was 48.

Jennifer was born October 28, 1970 in Miami, OK the daughter of Richard and Barbara (Kyser) Collier. She had lived in Miami all her life and graduated from Miami High School Class of 1988. She received her Associates Degree from NEO A&M in Miami, OK, her Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education from Tulsa University and her Master’s Degree in Special Needs Education from Pittsburg State University. She had been a Special Needs Teacher and Cultural Coordinator for the Quapaw Nation. She was a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and San Carlos Apache Tribe. Jennifer followed Native American Church ways and was very active in Pow Wow’s for many tribes and Native American activities and she loved to cook. She was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Joplin, MO.

Jennifer was preceded in death by a brother Lance Allrunner and her grandparents Bill and Reberta Kyser.

Jennifer is survived by her parents Richard and Barbara Collier of Miami, OK, 3 brothers Brian Collier of Norman, OK, Kevin Collier of Champaign, IL and Darren Keah - tigh, 5 sisters, Michelle Bible Shield and husband JoJo of Wyandotte, OK, Susie Anderson and husband Kenny of Neosho, MO, Charla Kay Echohawk of Norman, OK, Mariah Tyner of Quapaw, OK and Lori Tyner Beaty and husband Clinton of Jay, OK, a great uncle Ben Kyser and wife Alyce and 2 great aunts Kay Kyser and Dee Barrett and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Rev. Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK with Native American Rites conducted by Everette Bandy. Bless Parker, Rob Hammer, Darren Keah – tigh, Brian Collier, Kevin Collier and Kenny Anderson will serve as pallbearers. Jennifer will lie in state at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami and the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com


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Visitation

Saturday

6

Apr

4:00 PM 4/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/6/2019 6:00:00 PM
Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Miami)

1432 B Street N.W.
Miami, OK 74354

Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Miami)
1432 B Street N.W. Miami 74354 OK
United States

Service

Sunday

7

Apr

10:00 AM 4/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Miami)

1432 B Street N.W.
Miami, OK 74354

Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Miami)
1432 B Street N.W. Miami 74354 OK
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

G.A.R. Cemetery Final Resting Place

2801 N. Main
Miami, OK 74354

2801 N. Main Miami 74354 OK
United States
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