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Ramona “Bones” Danelle Bayhylle Calkins Obituary

Ramona “Bones” Danelle Bayhylle Calkins, age 47 years, life-long resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Ramona was an Osage Tribal member and was born on May 29, 1970 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. When she was 6 years old, Ramona made her debut and was on the television program, Sesame Street, while in New York City. She graduated from Pawhuska High School and went on to receive her CNA certificate. She worked as a porter at the Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile in Pawhuska and was a member of the Osage Indian Baptist Church in Pawhuska.

Ramona is survived by: her husband, Dewayne Calkins, of the home; 5 children: James Ives and Jesse Ives, both of Seattle, WA, Courtney Ives, of Pawhuska, OK, Keith Calkins and Tressa Calkins; 8 grandchildren; her sister, Mary Mashunkashey of Tulsa, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ramona is preceded by: her mother, Carole Lavonne Bayhylle and her grandson, Gabriel Ives.

Traditional Osage services will be held 9:00, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Indian Camp Chapel in Pawhuska with Ira Lookout officiating. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Scott Kohnle officiating. Pallbearers will be: Sammy Lookout, Eli Red Eagle, K.C. Bills, Matthew Revard, John Star BigHorse and Louie Gray

Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at


Powell Funeral Home

Original Publish Date: 2017-11-28 00:00:00


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