Joannie Mae Hoof, “Kimimila Win” (Butterfly Woman) was born June 26, 1984, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Edna Brown and Carlos Hoof. Joannie, 35, of Sioux Falls, made her journey to the Spirit World on July 27, 2019, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Joannie is survived by her children, Devontae Reyshawn Ghost Dog and Donald Andrew Ghost Dog both of Pine Ridge, SD, Lilliya Mae Grace Shavers, Christopher Vince Shavers, Jr., Jayceon James Shavers, and Elias Jacob Shavers all of Sioux Falls, SD; mother, Edna Brown of Minneapolis, MN; father, Carlos Hoof of Pine Ridge, SD; siblings, Jamie Hoof of Minneapolis, MN, Thadeous Hoof of Adrian , MI, Valentino Hoof and Jasmine Hoof both of Rapid City, SD, Lassandra Hoof of Sioux Falls, SD, and Desirae Hoof of Gehring, NE; grandmother, JoAnn Sierra of Pine Ridge, SD; grandfathers, Joe Catches and Tuffy Sierrra both of Pine Ridge, SD; aunts, Mary Ortiz, Adelyn Elk Boy, Marie Red Owl, Earlene Clown Horse, Joyce Wheeler, Trish Yackeschi, Christine Hoof, Shannon Hoof, Quentina Iron Bull, Julia Brown, Bernice Thompson, Ramona Broken Nose, Grace Walker, Geraldine Brown, Sandra Brown, Paula Simpson, Sophie Brown, and Henrietta Brown; uncles, Emery Arapahoe, Jr., David Arapahoe, Antonio Weston, Sr., Joe Hoof, John Eder, Justin Hoof, Red Hoof, Harry Red Bear Brown, Pete Red Bear Brown, Leroy Brown, Marvin Brown, Henry Brown, Jr., and Chauncey Brown, Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and cousins.
Joannie was preceded in death by her brother, Carlos James Hoof; grandparents, Leroy Hoof, Barbara Hoof, Henry Red Bear Brown, Sr., Mae Good Voice Elk Brown, Dale Catches, and Valentino Sierra; uncles, Alden Arapahoe, Tom Hoof, Brian Jefferies, Chauncey Brown, Sr., Abel George Brown, Henry Aaron Brown, and Clifford Morrison, Jr.; aunts, Stella Morrison White Antelope and Edna Mae Morrison; special cousins, Hoksila Arapahoe, Morning Star Red Kettle, Nicole Lee Red Kettle, and Henrietta Frances Crow; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Jasmine Hoof, Valentino Hoof, Jamie Hoof, Aaron Hoof, Eddie Hoof, Antonio Weston, Sr., Orville Joseph Hoof, Sandra DuBray, and Naomi Prairie Chicken.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Taylor, Thadeous Hoof, Lassandra Hoof & Family, Ohitika Hoof, Wakinyan Blindman, Chenoa Hoof-Solis & Family, Tashina Jack, Marissa High Bull, Desirae Hoof, Rebecca Tuttle & Family, Audrey Hall, Tanya Hoof & Family, Codi Jewett, Natasha DuBray, Robi Jones, Kayla Potratz, Damita Goings, Desi Wilson, Marsha Friday, Lyndsey Charo, Jennifer Saarloos, Steph Travis, Sierra Families, Hoof Family, Black Feather Family, Little Hawk Family, Waters Family, Mesteth Family, Brown Family, Rodriguez Family, Afraid of Bear Family, Weasel Bear Family, Marlins Family Restaurant Staff, and All Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Relatives, & Friends.
Wake Services: Two night wake services with the first night starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD and the second night starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD
Officiating: Pastor Elton Yellow Boy and Mr. Emery Arapahoe
Graveside Services: 11:30 AM, Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Mountain Calvary Cemetery in Rapid City, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD