Deanna Sue Niles, 74, was surrounded by her family when she died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Satanta District Hospital. She was born December 6, 1943 to Ruby Louella (Welch) and Karl Edwin Niles in Beaver, Oklahoma. Raised on the family farm near Richfield, Kansas, Deanna graduated from Rolla High School in 1962. She moved to Satanta where she opened a beauty shop downtown, later changing locations. She was blessed with a baby girl, Amber Lynn, on July 18, 1977. Deanna worked as a Beautician for nearly 50 years and also gave of her time generously by volunteering for her community and friends.
Deanna served on the Satanta District Hospital Auxiliary Board, worked with children as a Cloverleaf 4-H Leader and served the City of Satanta as Mayor from 1991-1993.
She felt most satisfied when working in her garden, creating a craft project or cooking something delicious. She was known for cooking homemade meals for those who were sick or mourning. Deanna loved baking cakes which she donated at events that were part of Satanta Day traditions. She also enjoyed watching all kinds of sports on TV, especially the Olympics and horse racing. Often, Deanna was that special friend who would lend an ear or offer words of wisdom.
She is survived by her daughter, Amber Lynn Fisher of Phoenix, AZ, and husband Burt of Sublette, KS; a granddaughter, Alyssa Nikkole Fisher of Manhattan, KS; a sister, Janet Anderson of Richfield, KS: brothers, Kent Niles of Idaho Falls, ID, and Robert Niles of Arkansas City, KS; and eight nephews whom she loved. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation was entrusted to Weeks Family Funeral Home and Crematory. A Memorial Service will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 25th, at the Satanta United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Davison officiating. A Committal Service will follow at 2:00 pm at the Richfield Cemetery. A reception following the Committal Service will be held at the Richfield United Methodist Church, Richfield, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to the Satanta UMC - VBS Program or the Satanta Area Arts Council in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com