Annaleta Anna Gay McKibben
”1973 - 2022”

    Annaleta Anna Gay McKibben

    She Walks in Beauty
    “One shade the more, one ray the less,
    Had half impaired the nameless grace
    Which waves in every raven tress,
    Or softly lightens o’er her face;
    Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
    How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
      Lord Byron

      Annaleta Anna Gay McKibben of Pawhuska, OK formerly of Quapaw, OK passed from this life Monday, September 26, 2022 at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning, CA. She was 49.
      Anna was born September 24, 1973 in Claremore, OK to Jesse Charles and Lorena (Fogleman) McKibben. She had lived in the Quapaw area most of her life moving to Pawhuska 3 years ago. Anna graduate from Quapaw High School class of 1991 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas and her Master’s Degree in Education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Anna was working with the Minerals Council Department for the Osage Nation in Pawhuska, OK. Anna was a member of the Quapaw Tribe and was the 10th Miss Indian U.S.A. in 1999.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      Survivors include 1 son, Jesse Jedadiahwasa McKibben of the home, 1 daughter, Emma Lorena McKibben of the home, 2 brothers, Jesse Charles McKibben and wife Stacy of Quapaw, OK and Mick Wilson and wife Jeanne of Broken Arrow, OK and 1 sister, Melany Shawnee and husband Mike of Owasso, OK.
      Funeral services will be 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Miami Civic Center in Miami, OK. Rev. Ron Rabel will officiate. Native American Rites will be conducted by Charles Burtrum, head grave diggers will be Shawn Ellick and Blayden Stand and fire man will be Joey Giveswater. Ben Waters, Collen Mouse, Ben Woodley, Soloman Jones, John E. Rodgers and Brandy Supernaw will serve as pallbearers. Wyatt Chuckluck, John Rader, Dale Lasiter, Scott Palmer, Ryan Phillips and Jeff Sanders will serve as honorary pallbearers. Anna will lie in state at Quapaw Tribal Building, east of Quapaw, OK.
      Interment will be in Quapaw Nation Cemetery SW of Quapaw, OK. Services have been placed in care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at

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