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KEAHBONE, Edbert E.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Funeral for Edbert E. Keahbone, 71, Anadarko, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Redstone Baptist Church in Anadarko.


Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at the church.


Mr. Keahbone died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at a Lawton hospital.


Burial will be at Memory Lane Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

 

He was born Jan. 18, 1933, to Mark O. and Eva Geikaunmah Keahbone. He was an artist and painted under the name "Blue Jay." He was fluent in the new and old Kiowa language and knew the history of the tribe and his family. He attended Riverside Indian School and graduated from St. Patrick's Mission. He received a degree in art from USAO in Chickasha. He was a charter member of the Ton-Kon-Gah Black Leggings Warrior society and a past member of Ohomah Lodge.


Survivors include six sons: Edbert E Jr., Mark B. and Gilbert C., all of Anadarko; Cameron, Texas; Blake, of the home; Perry, Stillwater; two daughters: Evina Romania "Wynnell" Keahbone-Fisher, Washita; Sindy M. Keahbone-McNamar, Anadarko; two sisters: Gloria June Keahbone Tucker, Dallas, Texas; and Melva J. Keahbone-Wermy, Carnegie; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by a brother, Mark W. Keahbone; and a son, Patrick "Hammie" Keahbone.