Agnes Anita (Lookout) West passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home in Pawhuska. She was 76 years old.
Anita was born December 5, 1938 in Pawhuska, the daughter of Henry and Dora (McCarthy) Lookout. She was married to John Calvin West. He preceded her in death. A full-blood member of the Osage Nation, Anita had worked as an instructor at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center where she taught finger weaving. She was well-known for her delicious meat pies. Anita had also been the Osage Tribal Princess from 1955-1959. In her spare time, she enjoyed working puzzles and doing finger weaving. Anita was a 1990 graduate of Rhema Bible College and a past recipient of the AARP Elder Award.
Her children: Michelle Hyatt and husband, Mike;
Anissa Shimonek and husband, Tony;
Andrea Thomas and Jim Ed Thomas;
Her adopted daughter: Jackie Tsonetkoy;
Ten grandchildren: Henry Smith, Michael D. Easley, Valarie Easley, Michael Thomas, Andrew Thomas, Heaven Marlow, Matthew Marlow, Ryan Marlow, Jet Thomas, Adrian Thomas;
Fifteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews as well as other family and friends. Anita was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Valarie Thomas; siblings Edward Lookout, Armeda Eaves, Randolph “Smokey” Lookout, Richard Lookout; and a grandson, Jaylon Thomas.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 19, 8:00AM, at the Indian Camp Chapel. Mongrain Lookout and Rev. Mark Buchanan will officiate. Interment will be in the AJ Powell Cemetery, Hominy.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Original Publish Date: 2015-07-16 00:00:00