Jean Eloise (Enyart) Buxton
”1934 - 2011”

    Jean Eloise (Enyart) Buxton

    ...... everything on the earth has a purpose,
    every disease an herb to cure it,
    and every person a mission.
    This is the Indian theory of existence.
      ~ Author: Mourning Dove Salish

      Jean Eloise (Enyart) Buxton,
      passed away March 8, 2011 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa.
      She was born on December 2, 1934 to Champ and Vergie Enyart. She worked as an LPN, was the Community Health Representative for the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, worked for the Inter-Tribal Council and served as Secretary Treasurer of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe's business committee for 17 years, she was also a business owner and was a manager of Phillips 66 in Miami. She loved her family, she enjoyed feeding and watching hummingbirds in the spring, was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church and a proud member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
      Jean was preceded in death by her parents Champ and Vergie Enyart, the father of her children Blondy Buxton, her son Gary "Skipper" Buxton and her great-grandchildren Michael Buxton and Christopher Sims.
      She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Randy Kees of Vinita, her grandchildren, Natasha Sims of Miami, Michael and Angela Harris of Okemah, Brandi and Brad Meyer and Jase Krauser of Vinita, her great-grandchildren Laquita and Troy Williams, DeDe Sims, Breanna and Brody Meyer and Hayden Harris, her siblings and their spouses Charles and Betty Enyart of Vinita, Bud and Darlene Enyart of Wyandotte, Dixie and Glen Martin of Miami, Glenna Wallace of Seneca, Missouri, numerous nieces and nephews, her friends Coleen Sharp, Denny and Penny Mercer and her beloved dog Missy Muffin.
      Jean will lay in state at the AOA Building at the Eastern Shawnee Tribal Complex in West Seneca, Oklahoma. Services will be Friday at 2pm at the East Side Assembly of God Church East of Miami. Indian rites will be performed by Ceremonial Chief Shawn King. Services will be conducted by Chief Glenna J. Wallace and former Chief Charles Enyart. Interment to follow at Bluejacket Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Ok. Online condolences may be made at
      Resource: Paul Thomas Funeral Home website (Feb. 2011)

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