Samantha Marie Ellis, 17, of Thayer, Kan., died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at her residence in Thayer.
She was born May 15, 1990, in Bartlesville, Okla., daughter of Tommy Joe and Lorena Marie Ellis.
She was a member of the Osage Nation American Indian. She attended Woodland High School in Marble Hill, Mo., and graduated from Tulsa Job Corp.
She is survived by her father of Texas; her mother of Marble Hill; a brother, Jeremy Ellis of Thayer; a sister, Terri Jo Hesley of Houston; a grandmother, Ida Shepherd of Marble Hill; and a grandfather, Francis M. Ellis Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Julie Smith officiating and Paul White Eagle with the Native American Tribal Service. Interment will be in Baker Cemetery.