Annetta (Ann) Parriaeckivit Mahsetky was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on August 10, 1923, to Dudley Benton and Libby Mihesuah Parriaeckivit. A proud member of the Comanche Nation was called home to her Heavenly Father at the age of 95 June 17, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Her mother passed away when Annetta was an infant and was raised by her maternal Uncle Topetchy and Aunt Roxie in Faxon. Annetta spoke fluent Comanche first and learned English as her second Language. Her family were members of the Deyo Mission Baptist Church where her uncle was the first appointed Comanche Deacon. She attended Faxon School and graduated from Ft. Sill Indian School. While attending school, she was nicknamed “Stretch” because of her outstanding basketball talent. She also served as her school's Drum Majorette. She told her grandchildren she loved to dance the Jitterbug.
Ann was blessed by God with 9 children. Ann resided in Lawton until she married Marsey Mahsetky before moving to Oklahoma City in 1964 where they continued to reside the remainder of their lives. She was an accomplished singer and was often requested to sing at weddings, revivals, and funerals. She was a devout Christian who loved to sing for the Lord. Her favorite pastimes included spending time with her children and grandchildren, shopping trips, writing letters to her family, talking on the phone and going to the beauty shop to get her nails and hair done. She was very witty and intelligent with a great sense of humor and there was always laughter in her home.
Her family loved to eat at her house as she was an exceptional cook, often saying “the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach.” She taught all her children and grandchildren about Jesus and told her kids “marriage takes three - a husband, a wife, and God.” She was known to run a tight ship because, in her words, “cleanliness was next to godliness.” She encouraged all her children and grandchildren to get their education and loved to tell her grandchildren Comanche about "Mupits" and other traditional stories.
She was an affectionate and loving mother and grandmother, always telling her family she loved them and was praying for them every day. She was a matriarch in the most classic sense. She was adored by all her family and friends, making a significant impact on so many. She will be missed but never forgotten. Her spirit will live on in each of our hearts. Ann’s last wish was that her family all continue to live a Christian life so we can all be together again in Heaven.
She is survived by her brother Carl Paddyaker and wife Bonita of Cache, son Michael Mahsetky and wife Eve of Norman, daughter Lana Brannum of Norman, son Marsey Mahsetky, Jr., of OKC, daughter Marcelene and husband Chris James of Yukon and son Mark Mahsetky of OKC. She has 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, uncle Topetchy and aunt Roxie, husband Marsey Mahsetky, daughters Rebecca and Libby, sons Gary and Larry, granddaughter Wendy Mahsetky-Poolaw and siblings.
Funeral Service is at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Deyo Mission Baptist Church with Pastor David Wilson officiating.
Burial will be at Deyo Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.