Adeline Ketcheshawno DuBoise
June 8, 1933 – February 14, 2019
Adeline Ketcheshawno DuBoise, 85, resident of Shawnee, OK passed away February 14, 2019. Adeline was born June 8, 1933 in Meeker, Oklahoma to Willie and Alice Ketcheshawno. After high school Adeline joined the United States Air Force; she served three years and was honorably discharged. Adeline enjoyed sewing; she was an outstanding Native American designer and seamstress. She made shawls for fashion shows; she also made ribbon shirts for Sac & Fox, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Prairie Band Pottawatomie and is a member of the Thunder Clan. She made ribbon shirts for Wes Studi and Michael Horse and a dress for Elaine Miles on Northern Exposure. Adeline collected Scottie dogs. She enjoyed antique shopping, watching wheel of fortune, basketball and softball. Adeline was very active, she enjoyed exploring mountains and even had the opportunity to hike the Grand Canyon. She enjoyed the Grand Canyon so much she even rode the mules down too! She rode in hot air balloons and rode in the nose of the B25 from Maryland to Oklahoma. Above all else Adeline loved her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Adeline is preceded in passing by her parents, Willie and Alice Ketcheshawno and Willie, Amelia, Shirley, Robert and Willie Ketcheshawno. Adeline is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Larry DuBoise; son, John Rosser and his wife, Robin; son, Paul Rosser and his wife, Jeanne; son, Larry DuBoise and his wife, Alesia and daughter, Alice Pfeiler and her husband Karl; grandchildren, Julie Bliss, Ryan Rosser, Jennifer Rogers, Joey Bliss, Casey Rosser, Jaclyn Rosser, Amber Shepherd, Jacob Filer, Anthony DuBoise, Brenna Hertz, Jami Rosser, Allen DuBoise, Alyssa Hertz; great-grandchildren, D’Anna Murray, Landon Rosser, Tripp and Jett Rogers, Presley Rosser, Brooklyn O’Brien, Izabella and Sylus Humphreys, Stella Rosser and numerous other family members and friends. Visitation will be 4-6 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Monday, February 18, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.
- Joey Bliss, Pallbearer
- Ryan Rosser, Pallbearer
- Anthony DuBoise, Pallbearer
- Allen DuBoise, Pallbearer
- Chad Rogers, Pallbearer
- Josh Shepherd, Pallbearer
- Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, February 18, 2019
- Interment Monday, February 18, 2019
Adeline Ketcheshawno DuBoise
March 18, 2019
A fun memory is the best way to remember Addie. When I was but a mere Lad I worked at Gibson's Discount Center in Shawnee. Every summer the merchants in Shawnee's downtown would have a festival wherein all the worker bees in the stores would dress up in outrageous (for the times) costumes. A lot of people would come in for the festival to shop and gawk. I decided that I wanted to be a caveman. I had gone out to the woods and selected an appropriate club with a triangular rock and had bought leather strapping to tie it to the club. Memory does not remind me who made the leopard spotted terry cloth cloak. Somewhere I found or was given an orange-ish colored Beatles wig to wear. Addie took somewhat used chicken bones and made me an amulet to wear around my neck on a piece of rawhide and gave me a leg bone to tie into my wig. She took a pair of my sneakers and cut out an 18" or so foot shape, stuffed the things with batting, and sewed them over the sneaks. The last thing we did was the most fun. A costume shop in town had artificial rope hair. You could snip off pieces of the rope, fluff it up, and glue it to things with rubber stickum. I stood, in costume, in a kitchen chair while my mom, Anita, and Addie snipped, fluffed, and stuck THREE ropes of artificial hair to every square inch of exposed skin plus my Ally Oop style feet. For two hours. Really. I, ahem, did win the men's award that day. We still have a photo around our house here somewhere of me in all that glory. It would not have happened without Addie. Good times!
March 4, 2019
I met Addie when she and Paul, John, & Alice (Baby Doll) moved next door to us. My family enjoyed Addie & the three kids so much. When she & Larry started dating, I was their babysitter. The kids and I always had a good time. After they married I also got to babysit Kid some too. One of the sweetest memories of Addie was when my sister passed away she came to the house to be with us & told my mom to let her have my wedding dress & she would finish it. My mom & I were so greatful to her for that. Addie was very special & had such a talent for sewing. It has been several years since I have seen her but I have such sweet memories of her. I know that her family will miss her so much, because I know how she loved her family. Wish we could have been at the service to be with all of you but just wasn't able to at this time. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. She will forever be in your hearts. Love you, Rita
February 25, 2019
The picture of Addie chosen for the obituary is a great example of Addie's strong enjoyment of life. She smiled and laughed often.
She was extraordinarily creative in many ways.
Years ago there was a style of handbag that looked like a small wooden picnic basket. Addie designed one for me that was lined in dotted fabric and on the lid had OSU and a cowboy and a cowgirl. I still have it.
There are many photo albums covered with fabric and trimmed in lace and ribbon that Addie made. These are beautiful things that contain old photos which help us remember the fun and laughter the family had together.
Many things in our home remind us of Addie and her creativity and her love of family. She is missed.
February 24, 2019
I always loved going out to Larry and Adeline's house, so peaceful and quite, watch the birds, and feel the cool fresh air.
We would walk around and talk about our families, our trips, laugh, and share memories.
I am so glad I have an "Adeline" jacket, ribbon work shirts, and clan feast dress to wear, these traditional dresses will keep her in our heart and thoughts forever.
February 24, 2019
Adeline had the same personality as her father. Uncle Willie was so kind. I always knew I was his favorite niece, only to find out when I got older, all the family felt the same. Adeline kept that Ketcheshawno trait going , as is shown by her lovely family.
February 23, 2019
As I sit here wrapped in my baby blanket you made me, I cant help but think of your warm loving hugs and how extremely greatful I am to know that each and every stitch of this blanket was sewn with love. The fact that you might not have know at the time, the amount of loving warmth you were leaving behind for me and the keepsake I can pass down to my future children.
I will forever cherish the memories I have with you. Our nature walks in the woods when I was younger. How much fun it was to be a model in your fashion shows. Our trip to Louisiana where I got to be the only grandkid for a week. Your ability to hide Easter eggs, even from yourself somtimes. But most of all how you were one of our biggest fans on those extremely hot summer days at the ball park. There were no amount of miles that could keep you from coming to watch my sisters or I play.
I will miss you every day but find comfort knowing I will see you again on the other side when it's my time. Until then I will hold on to these memories, keepsakes and the family members you left behind. I love you Grandma Addie!
Love always and forever, Jac
February 21, 2019
I was very privileged to call this wonderful lady "my wife" for almost 55 years. We went lots of places and saw many wonderful things. She was always ready for a new adventure. We hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. We stayed in a Lighthouse on the shore of lake Superior. We rode a hot air balloon. We rode a jet boat on the Colorado river. And, rode the Durango train numerous times.
And, above all she loved her family very deeply.
Life will never be the same, now she is gone. I really miss her.
The picture is her resting from a jeep ride near Moab last summer.
February 20, 2019
Grandma I love you and I will miss you greatly. My heart is broken, but I know it will heal, and my love for you has helped began to mend it, as well as the memories I hold dear. Some of the memories I have with my grandma was sitting in her sewing room as we looked over patterns of indian dresses so I could use them in my artwork. I have the memory of me, my little brothers, my mom and dad going to grandma and grandpas house in Pink and going to the pond and fishing, or building fires and eating hot dogs and marshmallows cooked over the fire. Thank you for all the gifts you have given me over the years, and I will always treasure all the dresses and clothes you made for me. I will miss your laughter, your smile, your loving hugs and kisses. We will be sure to take care of grandpa for you and keep him smiling, and laughing to, and give him hugs and kisses, because we are a part of you as well! Love you grandma, and we will see you again.
Words from your loving grand-daughter Amber "Lou Poot"!
Dale and Janice Broudrick
February 19, 2019
Dear Larry and family, We were so sorry to hear about your great loss. We were talking about the time you three came to our house to play music and how good your son was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dale and Janice Broudrick
February 18, 2019
The first time I met Adeline and her husband, Larry, was when they let me take shelter in their home as a tornado was doing damage to mine. I hadn't known their son for long, but it didn't matter, I was in need and they could help. I have since heard from all their children, family and friends tales of caring generosity. Adeline knew difficult times, especially as a girl growing up, and was determined to give help she never received from her family. She was an Air Force veteran, seamstress, collector, adventurer, avid reader, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to so many. I loved her laugh, ever present smile and humor! Thanks mom and dad for raising my loving husband, and welcoming my daughters and me into your family. Thank you for the time I knew you. I love you and will miss you until I can see you again!
February 18, 2019
The sound of the sewing machine and scissors cutting through the fabric. I would sit and play. The Guiding Light, As The World Turns would be on the tv. These are the memories I keep from when I was child. Traveling to town to pick up fabric at Ben Franklin'sand other various stores. Always sitting not to far away.
Kleening to you as we would venture into the pool always there with your loving arms around me to keep me safe.
Coming to lay beside you when bad dreams or storms would roar outside during the night providing comfort and safety.
Comfort and safety is what you always provided to all of us with soothing caresses, kisses and hugs.
There many more memories and they are too numerous mention.
All of are grateful for you and dad have provided for us.
Don't worry about us we will take what you have taught us and take care of one another.
Love you Mom
February 18, 2019
I feel honored to have met Adeline on, of all things, a train trip with Larry and her grandson Allen several years ago. Her loving smile, her wonderful laugh as we talked about things reminded me of my own grandmother. I felt privileged to see her again on another trip, and to be able to spend some time with her and her family.
Learning that she was a fellow veteran made her even more special to me. Se obviously had done things that were out-of-the-ordinary, and made it clear that she was truly a leader all through her life.
I know that memories of her will be in many peoples' lives, and I salute her for her contributions to our country, our lives, and her family. She will be greatly missed!
February 18, 2019
I was the first born grandchild and am proudly named after her, Julie Adeline. I will be forever thankful for the 38 years I got with my Mema. As a little girl I traveled everywhere with my Mema and Papa. If we were not traveling I was staying the night with them. My favorite was when my Papa went out of town on business and I would come stay the night so I could sleep with her in their water bed. I begin watching wheel of fortune with them as a little girl and still watch it every night at 6:30pm. I will miss our long talks, our laughs, her smile, her wisdom, her encouragement, and her strength. She was such a big part of my everyday life. I called her with good or bad news. She was my biggest cheerleader. When I was sad she cheered me up, and I am so sad without her. When I was stressed if it was in her power to ease the stress she took the stress away. She instilled in me that giving up was never an option, that I am strong because I am her granddaughter. She was not just my Mema, she was my best friend. I can still hear her say I love you babe. I hope as I continue on my journey in life that I model the woman she was. I will always carry her in my heart. It has been amazing to watch my two daughters have such a great relationship with their great grandma not many get that in their lifetime. After playing everything over and over in my head, I know now why she choose Valentine's Day. It is a day of love and she us, her family so much. I love you Mema. I miss you so much but we will all lean on each other and take care of each other especially Papa.
Alice (Babydoll) Pfeiler
February 17, 2019
I will miss my Mama but I know she will be with me. I am who I am today because of my Mother and Dad. I’m like her in so many ways. Set your mind to do something and you will succeed. That’s what we have all done in each of our lives. I saw the diagram of how to make the ribbon shirts. Thank you mama. I will continue to make you proud of me. So many memories. Clothes made out of Feed sacks. I remember, are you going to have that outfit done so I can wear tomorrow? It was hanging there when I got up. I had clothes no one else had. Walking in the woods talking and was given words of encouragement throughout my life. She prayed walking to get the paper every morning. Prayers were heard because of recent request. I will be strong and will encourage my kids and granddaughters just like my mama would want me to do.
Love Alice (Babydoll)
February 17, 2019
Mr. and Mrs. DuBoise came to stay in my rental cabin a couple of years ago. They were so very sweet, some of the nicest people you could ever meet. I hoped that they could come back some day. I know they must have been exceptional parents as well as their son Larry is a fine man. I am sure she will be very much missed and I know she will rest in peace. Please accept my sincerest condolences and hugs/prayers for all.
February 16, 2019
I always enjoyed running into Adeline over the years and talking to her. She was a woman of many talents and she loved her family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.