Liberty Jo Adams


Funeral services for 42-year old Liberty Jo Adams are Wed, May 11, 2022 at 11:00 at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church in Porcupine, SD.

Burial is at the Bear Runner Family Cemetery in Porcupine.

A two-night wake service starts Monday, May 9, at 12:30 at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church.

Liberty Jo Adams was born June 12, 1979 in Rapid City, SD to ina Lillian Bear Runner and ate Leon Adams Sr. Liberty made her journey to the Spirit World on May 1, 2022 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City.

Liberty attended preschool at the Pine Ridge Headstart and grade school at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD. She later graduated from Crow Creek High School in 1997. She worked various jobs for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Liberty is survived by her chunksi’s, Lilleighanna Quintana, Liyah Adams, and Dora Shangreaux, All of Rapid City; chinksi, Leighton Shangreau; mitankalas, Amber Adams and Sarah Adams; cuwe, Marla Richards; misunkala, Alton Adams and Leons Adams Jr; ciye, Marvin Richard Jr; ate, Leon Adams Sr; tuwin’s, Beldine White Eyes, and Dorothy Sandoval; leksi’s, Ramon Bear Runner and Dennis Bear Runner; and takoja’s, Aizen Adams, Oaklyn Blacksmith, Evianna Jumping Eagle, Oliver Jumping Eagle, and Teigan Jumping Eagle.

Liberty will be joining her Tiwahe in the Star Nation; ina, Lillian Bear Runner; tiblo’s, Acorn Adams, Marty Richards and Colbert “Cubby” Richards; mitankala, Liane Adams; unci’s, Sara Running Shield and Grace (Rock) Bear Runner; gaka’s, Russell Adams and Oscar “OB” Bear Runner; tuwin’s, Leola Bear Runner and Pearl Adams; leksi’s, Edgar Bear Runner Sr, Harold Bear Runner, Donald Bear Runner, Russell Adams Jr, and Larry Adams; and takoja, Christian Brein.  

Pallbearers will be Travis Pulliam, Anna White Bull, Jeannie Lone Hill, Alvina White Bull, Jolene Hillman, Marvin Richard III, Muffie Mousseaux, Felipe DeLeon, Tanner Adams, and Marty Richards.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bear Runner Family, Michelle Adams, Greg Black Elk, Tony Adams, Lori Zephier, Russchelle Quiver, Helene & Waylon Gaddie, Curtis Quiver, Robert “Beep” Quiver Jr, Sean Lone Hill, Lawrence Vigil, Daniel Bear Runner Sr, Becky Lewis-Cottier, Lori Clements, Daphne Janis, Heather Janis, Dawn Whirlwind Horse, Kateri Patton, Jennifer Waters, Sherry Water (Rip), Elane Provost & Family, Amber Cottier, Jaime Cottier-Miko Janis, Karen Hillman, Diedre Iron Moccasin, Toni Morton & family, Rustee Walking Eagle & family, Renee Two Bulls & Family, Kim Jack & family, Louis Pulliam & family, Daylene Bettelyoun, Muffie & Felipa, Paul Cedar Face, Wally Jealous of Him & Family, Billie White Eyes, Angie Standing Soldier, Deb Cuny, Ivan Sargeant Jr, Willie Adams, Mike Adams, Todd & Jody Morrow & family, The Pulliam Family, Running Shield Family, Black Elk Family, Lone Hill Family, White Bull Family, Poor Bear Family, Clifford Family, Goings Family, Sargeant Family, Jumping Eagle Family, Walking Eagle Family, Charles Abourezk & family, Dorothy Tobacco  & Family, St Josephs Indian School (Class of 1993), Crow Creek High School (Class of 1997), OLC College Center, Oglala Sioux Tribe Property & Supply, OST Rural Water. Rapid City Monument Health Hospital Intensive Care Unit Staff, and All Friends & Relatives. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD