Olivia Ann St. John, 83, Pawhuska, passed away July 30, 2015 at her home in the Pawhuska Indian Village. Olivia was born in Pawhuska on July 13, 1932. Her parents were the late William St. John and Mildred McClure. She was the last surviving granddaughter of Pierce and Opal St. John.
As a child she attended Pawhuska’s Immaculate Conception School and Pawnee Indian Boarding School. She had many fond stories of growing up in Fairfax and Pawhuska, especially with her dear friend Mary Agnes Hyatt; and how they would sit laughing in the halls at boarding school at night.
Olivia worked for the Osage Nation for several years as a Community Health Representative and Director of Title VI; she also served as a Pawhuska Committee cook for Drumkeepers Vann Bighorse, Sammy Lookout, Matt Littleton and Eli Red Eagle. She enjoyed working in her yard and collecting antiques.
Olivia is survived by her four children, Drew Tiger of Jenks, Jennifer Tiger of San Francisco, Debra Lookout Parker of Pawhuska, William Lookout of Hominy and 16 grandchildren.
Rosary was held Sunday, Aug. 2, at the family home. Traditional Indian services were held Monday, Aug. 3, at the home, followed by Mass at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was in the Pierce St. John Cemetery.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home
Original Publish Date: 2015-08-05 00:00:00