Mary Francis Kidder passed away July 31 at her home. She was 62-years-old.

She was born Dec. 9, 1948 in Hominy to Frances “Scoge” and Mildred Hamilton Wheeler. On Sept. 5, 1969, she married Dennis Kidder in Bartlesville. 

Mary’s Osage name was “Mi-tse-xi.” She was very active in the Native American community. At the time of her death, Mary was an active cook for the In-Lon-Schka dances and other Osage events. She loved attending the dances. Mary also enjoyed playing Bingo regularly. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #142 and the Hey-Yah Sisterhood. Mary loved her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Kidder; children Michael, Gregory, Jeffrey, Benjamin and Joseph Kidder; grandchildren Jordan, Morgan, Joshua, Bryan, Christina, Jeffrey, Samuel, Caleb, Isaac and Christopher; and a host of other family and friends. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, R.R. Brown; and two sisters, Marie Whiteman and Olivia Free;

Services were held Aug. 4 at the Kidder family residence in Hominy. Ira Lookout officiated the service. Interment was at the A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy. McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home (Pawhuska) was in charge of the arrangements.