Marilyn Rose “Sash” Jessepe-LaCour

Marilyn Rose “Sash” Jessepe-LaCour went to meet the Lord on Feb. 27, 2015. She was born June 7, 1959 in Horton, KS.

She is survived by her husband, Steve “Apayett” LaCour of thirty-five years, two sons Stephen Jr. “K-no-wass” and Evan “Chaulko” LaCour, two brothers Wayne “Tab” and Kenneth “Shawn” Jessepe, one sister Nora “Wasjawin” Pemma Parker. She also has two adoptive brothers Pat Mahkula and Edwin Green, an adoptive mother, Betty Rice and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

She was a lifelong member of Native American Church, served for years both as an officer of the Brown County Chapter of NAC and for the Native American Church Club at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Native American Church services will be held Sunday, March 1, at the Kickapoo Community Building on the Kickapoo Nation Reservation, beginning at 3 p.m. Burial will be Monday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at the Mshewakiya “Jessepe” family cemetery.

Memorials contributions may be made in her name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of the mortuary.



13 Condolences

  1. Lorraine Jessepe on February 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Dear Jessepe Family Cousins,
    I deeply regret that I never got the opportunity to get to know my cousin, Sash, better. But I have heard from those who knew her well that she was a cool, beautiful person. As a student at Haskell, I have had so many people ask me if I am related to her that I have thought of printing up a T-Shirt that says: “Yes, I’m Marilyn Jessepe’s Cousin!”
    Rest in Peace, Sash.
    Much Love,
    Your Cousin, Lorraine Jessepe

  2. Michael Daney on February 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    On behalf of my family and the Lawrence Indians basketball team, we want to express our condolences to the Jessepe and LaCour families. Marilyn will be missed by all of us.

  3. Joe Rice on March 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

    A wonderful Person. Your knowledge will be missed. Thanks for our talks by the fire.

  4. Kris Darnell and Family on March 1, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Sash will be truly missed. Her determination, strength and love for others has been an inspiration to many. We were blessed to have known her. Her teachings will carry on with our young people. Prayer and love to the family.

  5. Jim Garcia and Family on March 1, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Dear LaCour Family
    Our deepest heart felt condolences for your lost. Steve, our prayers and thoughts our with you and your family. She will surly be missed.

  6. Beebe on March 1, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family, relatives and friends. To love some one so dearly and then to let them go is is so heartbreaking. Precious memories flash through your mind and you can either cry or laugh. Being the person she was she would rather want you to laugh and live on. It’s easier said than done. Just remember her hopes and dreams she had for each of you. The kind words and love that each of you remembers. I sent my prayers for the family.

  7. Dawn Masqua on March 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Nora and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. In thoughts and prayers, Dawn, Roger, Al-bee, Angel, and Danielle

  8. Kabot & Paula on March 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family Paula & Kabot

  9. Nasiqua Rice on March 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Sash was an awesome woman, she taught us just by being the way she was. I feel blessed to have sat with her in prayer and thankfull for knowing her. Thinking of my relatives tonight as you celebrate her life in a good way.

  10. Stanley Ross & family on March 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

    On behalf of my family, deepest condolences. Our prayers & love are with you. We were blessed to have known Sash, she was so much a part of our Haskell family.

  11. Dave Davison on March 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Sorry for your loss Steve. Hope you and your family are doing as well as possible during this sad time.

    Dave Davison

  12. Malinda Lynn Cisneros Paladino on April 15, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Marilyn was a classmate of mine at Powhatan High School. I was new to the school. I remember very well she was the kindest person to everyone it was like it was an honor to know her. She was a giving person who was always soft spoken and pleasant to everyone. She always said hello to me at many pow wows. The Lord is gaining a very special angle. She will be missed by many. My prayers go out to her husband and family.

  13. Marlena "Cisneros" Valdivia on May 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    My condolences to the families. I too went to High School at Powhattan with Marilyn. She always had a sweet and kind spirit to everyone and if something wasn’t right she was the first to speak up. She was a proud Kickapoo lady always. I remember when my daughter started Haskell she quickly came up to us to make sure we knew about the tribes higher education program. It was good to know she was concerned. It was a feeling of belonging that I will never forget. Sadly, I believe it was the last time I saw her. Rest in peace beautiful lady!

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