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  • Timothy Lynn Datson age 64 of Coffeyville passed away on January 15, 2018


    Tim was born on June 28, 1953 in Coffeyville to the late Richard ''Dick'' and Ann (Fitzsimmons) Datson. Tim attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School with the class of '72. After graduation he joined the workforce, finding employment with Funk Manufacturing where he worked for a number of years. He then went to work for Magic Circle before returning to Funk's where he retired in 2016 from the research and development department. He was united in marriage to Tamara Todd in 1978 they later divorced. To the union the couple was blessed with three children. Tim enjoyed music, woodworking, his motorcycle, and his family. Tim will be remembered as a happy person that loved to joke and make those around him laugh.


    Tim's memories will live on through his children, Tim Datson of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Tamecca York of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and Tiffany Thompson her husband Roy of Wann, Oklahoma, his brother Steven Datson his wife Connie of Coffeyville, Kansas, grandchildren, Skyler Thompson, Danielle Thompson, Jenna Thompson and Phoebe Gregg, and an expected great-grandson Lee Wyatt Owens.


    He now rests with his parents and grandson Dalton Owens.


    Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Robbins Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Shriners Children Hospital and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


  • Donald Jack Hoggatt, 68, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.


    He was born March 27, 1949, at Oswego, KS to Harley Jack and Naomi Lee (Smith) Hoggatt. Don grew up and attended Clymore Elementary School northeast of Coffeyville and graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont.

    On June 29, 1967, he married Michaelle C. Moses at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where Don was a mechanic at Bill Crow Volkswagon. He later worked as a machinist at Dixon Industries and SEKTAM in Coffeyville until retiring. His wife preceded him in death on June 17, 2008.


    Don was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #991 and was a lifetime member of NRA. For several years he called Bingo on Monday nights at Holy Name, and mowed at Calvary Cemetery in the summer. He enjoyed target shooting and auto racing but his greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his children and grandchildren.


    Survivors include three sons, David Hoggatt of Coffeyville, Kevin Hoggatt and wife, Kasey of Coffeyville, and Donnie Hoggatt and wife, Emmalee of Independence; one daughter, Brittany Hoggatt and Nathan Rail of Cherryvale; his mother, Naomi Hoggatt of Coffeyville; one sister, Patricia Warren of Coffeyville; six grandchildren, Raisa Hoggatt, Larson Hoggatt, Audrey Hoggatt, Alyssa Hoggatt, Ashlee Hoggatt, and Genevieve Rail; and best friend, Linda Welden of Coffeyville.


    A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Holy Name Catholic Church.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


    Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.


    The family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic Church or Holy Name Catholic School; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home,306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

    To leave a message for the family please visit

    David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

  • Erma B. "Billie" Bowshier age 88 of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma left her earthly dwelling on Tuesday, January 10, 2018 in Dewey, Oklahoma at the Forrest Manor Nursing Home.


    Billie was born on January 7, 1930 to Isom and Marie (Lundy) Skeen in Le Harpe, Kansas.  She attended school in Iola, Kansas graduating from Iola High School.  On May 16, 1992 Billie married Roger Bowshier in Miami, Oklahoma.  Together they made their home on Grand Lake before moving back to South Coffeyville two years ago.    Billie and Roger loved to travel visiting every state between Alaska to Florida. Billie enjoyed life and she was always happy, she didn't know how to get angry. She liked to crochet, cook and also enjoyed walking, bowling and keeping a cleaning house, everything had to be in its place.


    Billie was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and friend to many.  Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Roger of the home; sons, Charles Bauer, David Olson and his wife Linda; Bobby Fisk and his wife Pam; brother, Larry Skeen and his wife Joyce; eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  She now rest with her parents, grandparents, and sister, Margaret Mewhinney.


    Memorial services celebrating Billie's life will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337 at 2:00 pm with Chaplain Jsue Wagner of Comforting Hands Hospice officiating.  The family suggest that memorial contributions be made payable to Comforting Hands Hospice, contributions may be left in care of the Chapel.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit


  • Jack W. Gilstrap, age 92 formerly of Coffeyville entered his Heavenly resting place on January 9, 2018 at Oswego Health and Rehab in Oswego, Kansas.


    Jack was born on October 10, 1925 to Charles and Nancy (Mitchell) Gilstrap in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Jack attended Coffeyville Schools.  On January 24, 1951 Jack was inducted into the United States Army where he served for two years receiving his honorable discharge on January 23, 1953.  After returning from the service Jack went to work for Funk Manufacturing as a carpenter.  In 1965 Jack met the love of his life Ruth Smith, they were united in marriage on June 25, 1965 in the Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  Together they resided in Coffeyville until 1976 when Jack resigned at Funk Manufacturing to move to Ocala, Florida to take a new job to work for Clarison International until 1987 when he retired.  The couple then moved back to Coffeyville in 2001, then resided in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and their last move was to Oswego, Kansas were they remained until their passing. Jack enjoyed wood working and helping others.


    Jack and Ruth were not blessed with children but they enjoyed traveling together and each other's company, making the most of life together.  Now resting together as Ruth preceded Jack in death on January 10, 2017.  Jack also rest now with his parents, grandparents, and sister.


    Those to cherish Jack's memory are his sister-in-law, Naomi Elliott, and a host of nieces and nephews.


    Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville.  Pastor Bill Wright will be officiating. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit




  • Lee E. Long, 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at CRMC. 


    Lee was born on March 22, 1937 in Caney, Kansas to Fred and Opal (Brookshire) Long.  He grew up in Wichita, Kansas and attended Plainview High School. 


    On July 17, 1959 he married the love of his life, Sondra “Sandy” Roberts in Wichita, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Wichita where they raised their two children.  Lee worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas for many years.  In 1983 the couple moved to Coffeyville, Kansas. 

    Lee was a member of the Dearing Christian Church and the Caney Valley Tractor Association.  He enjoyed gardening and selling his produce at the farmers markets.  In 2017 Lee participated in 78 local Famers Markets throughout the year.   He also enjoyed camping, fishing and watching football.  Most of all he loved the time spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

    Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Sandy Long of the home; children, Lorie Isle and husband, Tim, Randy Long and wife, Teresa of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; grandchildren, Melissa Davis of Coffeyville, Kansas, Erin Kaminska and husband, Craig of Havana, Kansas, Nick Isle and wife, Lori of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Joey Isle and wife, Jessica of Coffeyville, Kansas, Keith Towry and wife, Amy of San Diego, California; eleven great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Nicholson of Wichita, Kansas, Jana Isle and husband, Mike of Coffeyville, Kansas; brother, Leslie Long and wife, Terri of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 


    He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Opal Long; sister, Phyllis Lewis; brother, Freddy Long and a great grandson, Kasen Isle. 


    Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dearing Christian Church in Dearing, Kansas with Pastor Jamie Regis officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fawn Creek Cemetery located northeast of Tyro, Kansas. 


    Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 


    The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Dearing Christian Church; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

    To leave a message for the family online, visit

    David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.   

  • Terry Lee Reeder II age 29 of Coffeyville passed away on December 9, 2017 due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.


    Terry was born in Coffeyville on November 9, 1988 to Terry Reeder and Karen Sisco. Terry attended area schools in Coffeyville. After school Terry was a jack of all trades, finding work as a mechanic and in the oilfields. Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on and riding motorcycles, dirt bikes, and four wheelers. Most of all he loved being a dad; his three children were his life. Terry was a friend that was always there in your time of need, his door was always open to anyone in need and he was willing to give the shirt he was wearing if you needed it. Terry had a real gift as an artist, his children loved his drawings he even sketched tattoos for family and friends.


    Those left to cherish Terry’s memories are his wife Rachell Andrus his father, Terry Reeder his wife Becky Forehand, son Terry Reeder III, daughters Elysian Karen and Athena Marie Reeder, brothers Dustin Sisco his wife Joanna and Ben Forehand, sisters, Lahonna Oelkers her husband Brian, Shaunlie Forehand, and Betsy Forehand.


    He was preceded in death by his mother Karen Sisco


    Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 4:00pm. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to a medical fund for his children and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


  • Phyllis M. Combs, 62, of South Coffeyville, OK passed away Friday, January 4, 2018, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.


    She was born March 1, 1955 at Claremore, OK to Othel and Ruby (Brown) Combs. Phyllis grew up in the South Coffeyville area, she attended grade school in South Coffeyville and graduated from Lenapah High School.


    She was employed for several years at John Deere Coffeyville Works until retiring in 2017. In her free time Phyllis enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

    Survivors include her children, Bryan Compston of South Coffeyville, OK, Rebecca Chick and husband, Derrick of South Coffeyville, OK, and Joshua Compston of Wann, OK; sister, Geraleen Vannoster of Cherryvale, KS, brother, Opie Combs of Independence, KS, and Jacqueline McGee of Coffeyville, KS; five grandchildren, Monya Elsheimer, Samantha Chick, Chandler Chick, Emmett Compston, and Marissa Chick, and two great-grandsons.


    She was preceded in death by her parents.


    Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the South Coffeyville First Baptist Church, 506 Shawnee St., South Coffeyville, OK. Burial will follow in the Ball Cemetery at Childers, OK.


    Friends may call on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


    To leave a message for the family please visit


    David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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