Ozetta Willene Shores
© The Joplin Globe
January 15, 2003
Submitted by: A
Ozetta Willene Shores of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Joplin, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at her home, after an illness. She was 74.
Mrs. Shores was born July 3, 1928, in Quapaw, Okla., to William and Frances (Brock) Blalock. She graduated from Lawrence, Kan. High School. She was a Peoria Indian. She had lived in Kansas City for the past 11 months, moving from Joplin, Mo.
Survivors include two daughters, Rose Ellis of Kansas City, Mo., and Frances Ingram of Kansas City, Kan.; one son, Mason Shores of Quapaw, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at 10 a.m., at the Quapaw Tribal Building, east of Quapaw, Okla. Bill Blalock will conduct Indian rites. Interment will be in the Peoria Indian Cemetery, southeast of Quapaw, Okla. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Shawn Cain, Dennis Cain, Charles Ware, Lionel Shores, Chad Kahler and Mason Shores. Mrs. Shores will lie in state at the Quapaw Tribal Building.
Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher, Okla.
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