Beverly Wagoshe Kane (Me.tsa.He), 87, of 202 Wazhazhe St. Pawhuska, OK, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, April 5, 2021, following a long illness. She was born on Aug. 30, 1933, in Pawhuska. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Wagoshe and Della Perrier Wagoshe Howard; sisters, Margaret Rose Howard, Russa Lee Wilson, Ellen Howard Goodwin, and Mary Agnes Shannon. She was a granddaughter of John Wagoshe and Agnes Bigheart Wagoshe; and Eugene Perrier and Maggie Bolen Perrier Smith.
Beverly is survived by her devoted husband, Francis Kane and eight children, Debbye Gravitte (Danny), Roxboro, N.C.; Richard Dones (Tammy), Burlington, N.C.; Stephen Dones, Springerville, Ariz.; Joni Leasure (Robert), Bradford, Ark.; Joenese Betz (James), Haynesville, La.; Sara Ramsay (Ron), Pawhuska; Monica Masters, N.Y.; Phillip Kane, Miss.; a sister, Lola Wagoshe Cook (Bobby), Grove, Okla.
Also, her grandchildren, Kristen Turner, N.C.; Shiloh Turner, N.C.; Chelsie Moss (Aaron), Ohio; Daina Connor, Va.; Maggie Rollins (Jason), Ark.; Amee Tanksley (Nathan); Pete Wade (Jessica); David Sneed, La.; Johnathan Sneed, Ark.; Ricky Young (Jessica) La.; Jerry Young, Ark.; Stephen Young, La.; Lexis Ramsay, Ariz.: Tele Ramsay, Calif., and Victoria Masters, N.Y.; 62 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a score of nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved.
Beverly’s devotion to her husband and children was second only to her love of God. She had a deep and abiding faith in Him from which all good things flow. She was a lover of life. She enjoyed music and could be heard singing as she went about her day. She was known to break out in dance, and when her legs finally gave out, she mastered chair dancing. She was a joyful presence in the lives of all she touched. She could be playful and mischievous. She enjoyed a good prank and had a wickedly fresh sense of humor. She loved playing card games and was good at reading her opponents- spooky good!
Beverly was intensely proud of her WahZhaZhe heritage and raised her children to respect and appreciate who they are as Osage. We will miss her stories, her laughter, and her sweet smile for the rest of our lives.
A Rosary was said at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska on April 6.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 2 p.m. A private interment will be scheduled at a later date at the Wagoshe family cemetery.
The Family is being served by Kendrick McCartney Johnson Funeral Home.