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05/24/2017 - Verna (Brave) Yellow Horse

Funeral services for Verna Elma (Brave) Yellow Horse “Khanta Luta Wiyan,” age 74, will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Mike Catches Enemy.
 
Burial will be at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery in Oglala, SD.
 
A one-night wake service will begin at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
 
Verna was born on May 14, 1943 in Oglala, SD to Milton Sr. and Sara (Belt) Brave. She made her journey to the Spirit World on May 20, 2017 at the PineRidgeI.H.S.Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.
 
Verna is survived by sons Jake Yellow Horse, Greg Yellow Horse, and Gabriel E. Janis, all of Oglala, SD and Michael A. Two Elk of Sandstone, MN; sister Regina Brave of Oglala, SD; 11 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
 
Verna was preceded in death by parents Milton Sr. and Sara Brave; spouse Verdell Yellow Horse Sr.; sons Ian “Hoss” Yellow Horse, Donald “Breeze” Yellow Horse, and Vladimir Scott Yellow Horse; brothers Verne Brave, Milton Brave Jr., Anthony Brave, and a baby brother in infancy; sisters Georgiana Brave, Dora Brave, and Susan Brave; maternal grandparents Lizzie Walks Out and Frank Belt; and paternal grandparents Charles Brave and Susan Helper.
 
Wopila to those who keep her in their thoughts and prayers.
 
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Verna Elma (Brave) Yellow Horse “Khanta Luta Wiyan.”

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