Edith Opal Twiss was born at home in the Calico community near Pine Ridge, S.D., on June 4, 1928, to William Twiss and Susan (Tobacco) Twiss. Edith, 91, of Rushville, made her journey to the Spirit World on December 15, 2019, at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home near Rushville.
Edith is survived by her nephews, Guy Red Cloud, Paul Red Cloud and Marty Red Cloud, Sr.; and great nieces, Brenda Perez-Brewer, Oma Perez, Amy Wilson and Susan Red Cloud, all of Pine Ridge, SD.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, William and Susan (Tobacco) Twiss; siblings, Ellen “Helena” Twiss-Red Cloud, Ethelbert Twiss, Willis Paul Twiss; brother-in-law, Oliver Red Cloud; and paternal grandmother, Sallie Twiss; and maternal grandparents, Adam & Millie (Bissonette) Tobacco.
Pallbearers will be: Brad Conroy, Joseph Brewer, Roman White Calf, Marty Red Cloud, Jr., Levi Red Cloud and Corey Twiss.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rodney “Odie” Janis, her cousin, Mary White, Tobacco Family, Red Cloud Family, Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home Staff & Residents and All Friends & Relatives.
Visitation Services: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Services: 12:00 PM, Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Fr. Brad Held, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Charles Red Cloud
Burial Services: Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD