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Glenda Frances Sierra

Viewing services for 70- year old Glenda Frances Sierra will be Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD.

Burial Services will be Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 pm at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery near Kyle, SD, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J., officiating.

Glenda Frances Sierra “Phankisks Hokshicala” (China Doll), was born on September 5, 1949 in Pine Ridge, SD to Christopher “Lester” Sierra and Leora Margaret (Janis) Sierra and made her journey to the Spirit World on April 8, 2020 at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD.

Glenda’s Lakota Name, “Phankisks Hokshicala” translates to “China Doll”, which is reflective of how she carried herself; delicate, bubbly, and reserved in her ways.

Glenda is survived by her sons, Myron Sierra, Steven Marshall, Christopher Mesteth, and Tyrell Mesteth all of Kyle, SD; siblings, Bennett “Tuffy” (Alice) Sierra of Pine Ridge, SD, Wendy Stabnow of Port Tobacco, MD, and Karlene Jo White of Kyle, SD; 18 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

Glenda was preceded in death by her father, Christopher “Lester” Sierra; mother, Leora Margaret (Janis) Sierra; brothers, Myron Marion Sierra and Lester “Babe” Sierra; and grandson, Noah Clifford.

Pallbearers will be Darlene McBride, Cindy Hornbeck, Carrie Ferguson, Deloris Bear Killer, Michele Allen, Karla Sharp, Melvin “Smiley” Sierra, Wacey White, Robin Janis, Taylor Janis, Jason Whirlwind Horse, Anthony “TD” Garnett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie White Dress, Misty Merle Brave, Earlene Rooks, Loretta Cottier-Courtney, Tom Allen, Jackson Janis, Michael White, Greg Towry, and All Family & Relatives.

Special thanks to Aunt Jeannie Janis for taking such good care of Glenda.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD