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Leone Ehart


Leone Ehart age 80 of Coffeyville, Kansas entered her eternal resting place on November 15, 2017 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

 

Lynn Leone was born on July 6, 1937 in North Hollywood, California to Raymond and Etta Pearl (Spivey) March. As a young child she and her family relocated to Oklahoma living on Cherokee Indian reservations.

 

Leone corresponded through letters with the man that she adored and fell in love with for several years before their actual face to face meeting.  Leslie and Leone discovered quickly after their face to face meeting that they were deeply in love and were married on May 23, 1953 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  They made their home in Coffeyville where they have raised their children, attended and served in the Jehovah Witness Church. Leone was a very spiritual person with a personal relationship with her Heavenly Father reading her Bible daily and making sure she carried it everywhere she went.  When she loved someone she loved with her heart.  Those closest to her heart were first her heavenly father, her husband, her children, her grandchildren and friends.  She enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren simply talking and brushing through her hair.  In addition to spending time with her family, Leone enjoyed reading, sewing, learning new things, working on computer, and collecting over 100 tea pots and several elephants. 

 

Those left to carry on her legacy are her husband, Leslie Ehart of the home, son, DeWayne Ehart of Independence, KS ; daughters, Terry (Theresa) and husband Steve Buchanan of Pittsburg, KS, Verna and husband Michael Myer of Humboldt, KS; sister, Paula Latham of Oklahoma City, OK; brother in law, Lyle Ehart of Coffeyville, KS; sister in law, Janice Ehart of Coffeyville, KS; Eleven grandchildren, loved as her own three step-grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.   In addition to her parents Leone was preceded in death by her sister, Ethel Hawley; brothers, Robert (Bud) March, Vernon March, Efton Ray March.

 

Funeral services honoring her life will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS with Chuck Thomas officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery immediately following the service.  The family will receive friends from Noon to service time on Monday prior to the service.  To leave the family an online condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com


Dalton Wyatt Owens


Dalton Wyatt Owens, 20, of rural Havana, KS, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Beloit, KS.

 

He was born on October 29, 1997, at Coffeyville to Justin and Tamecca (Datson) Owens. Dalton grew up in the Dearing and Havana area, where he attended Kindergarten at Edgewood School in Coffeyville completing grade school at Lincoln Elementary School in Caney and graduated from Caney Valley High School in 2016. While in high school he played football and baseball and was involved in power lifting. Dalton currently was a student at North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit studying Diesel Technology.

 

Dalton was a member of the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS. He enjoyed fishing, riding horses and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his mother, Tamecca York of Shelbyville, TN; his father, Justin Owens and wife Donna of rural Havana; one brother, Jacob Owens of rural Havana; two sisters, Montana Owens, and Kimberly Owens both of rural Havana; his fiancé Tomi Watson and unborn child; grandparents, Tammy and Frank Peffley of Coffeyville, Tim Datson of Coffeyville, Brandon and Janice Owens of Independence, Richard and Patti Absher of Caney, and James and Dianne Reed of Elk City; great-grandparents, Richard Datson of Coffeyville; Wydene Finney of Tyro, and Jo Ann Owens of Coffeyville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Services celebrating Dalton’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Tyro Christian Church with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Private family burial will take place later in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Friday, November 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro.

 

The family suggests memorials to a fund established at Arvest Bank in Caney in Dalton’s memory; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.

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


John Ralph Sullivan


John Ralph Sullivan went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

John was born August 23, 1927 in Houston, TX to John and Fay (Nidiffer) Sullivan. He attended grade school at Eastwood Elementary in Houston. John and his family moved to Vinita, OK where he graduated from Vinita High School. He then attended NEO A&M in Miami, OK. He was in the United States Air Force and 8th Service Command. He was united in marriage to Betty Jean Hughey on July 6, 1962. John worked for Gooch Foods and Archer Daniels Midland for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Coffeyville First United Methodist Church, a Mason with Vinita Lodge #5, 32nd KCCH Member of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Tulsa, OK. John loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing and loved watching his grandchildren play sports. He also enjoyed working for the Sideliners Booster Club when his grandchildren were in high school.

 

Those left to cherish John's memory are his children, Mike Hughey his wife Kim of Coffeyville, daughter Patti Miesner her husband Tom of Coffeyville, 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many dear friends.

 

John now rests with his wife Betty, his parents, and a sister Wanda.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 1:00pm with Pastor Tony Fields Officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First United Methodist Church or to the Coffeyville Relay for Life and they may be sent in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwuildbrunschapel.com

 


Jimmie Lee Beiter


Jimmie Lee Beiter, 77, of South Coffeyville, OK, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017, at his home.

 

He was born on March 12, 1940, near Elk Falls, KS, to Henry James “Hank” and Ida Mae (Graham) Beiter. Jim spent his early years in the Elk Falls and Longton area.  The family moved to the Howard, KS, area where he attended school and graduated from Howard High School in 1958. Following his Army Reserve training, he attended Independence Community College for one year.

From 1957 until 1965, he was a member of the US Army Reserves.

 

On February 18, 1962, he was united in marriage with Mildred G. Royse at Longton, KS. Following their marriage they lived in Independence, KS. Jim worked in law enforcement in Montgomery County with the Independence Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Coffeyville Police Department. He later worked as a theft investigator for the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and was commissioned as a Ranger with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, living in Oklahoma City, OK, and later in McAlester, OK.  He returned to the Coffeyville area and worked 30 years in the trucking industry and owned and operated his own truck for 15 of those years.  He retired from trucking in 2006.

Jim is a member of the Tyro Christian Church. He enjoyed having coffee and spending time with his friends at McDonalds , but especially loved spending time with his wife and family.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mildred of the home; one daughter, Sandra Cook and husband, Tim of Longmont, CO, and one grandson, Billy Cook of Longmont, CO.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Veva Luke.

 

Services celebrating Jim’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS, with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Thursday, November 16th 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 Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Tyro Christian Church or Truck Stop Ministries and contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.

 

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


Patricia L. Powers


Patricia L Powers age 77 of Coffeyville passed away on November 7, 2017 at Windsor Place.

 

Patricia was born in Coffeyville on February 29, 1940 to Joseph E and Alice L (Pierce) Powers. She attended schools in Coffeyville and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1958. She continued her education at Coffeyville Junior College and then Pittsburg State University. Patricia joined the workforce as a medical transcriptionist for Coffeyville Regional Medical Center before moving to Tulsa. She found employment with Saint Francis Hospital as a medical transcriptionist then she was promoted as a personal administrator for the Radiation Therapy department. After her retirement she moved to Bartlesville and then returned home to Coffeyville. Patricia loved helping others and during her stay at Windsor Place she operated a booth at the Eden Alternative store to benefit the animals of Windsor Place. Animals were another passion of hers, she absolutely adored pets especially her cat Mandy. Her family and friends will remember her loving, tender heart and beautiful personality.

 

Those left to honor her memory are her brothers, Jeff and Ronald Powers, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Graveside services under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Eden Alternative Fund at Windsor place and they may be sent in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com


Charlotte Irene Cooper


Charlotte Irene Cooper, 88, of South Edna, OK, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on December 20, 1928 in Edna, KS to Thomas Lloyd and Hattie Mae (Stoker) Lozier. Charlotte grew up in the Edna area where she attended school, graduating from Edna High School.  Charlotte worked at Lombe Drug Store, J.C. Penney’s in Coffeyville and the Edna Post Office before getting married. On February 12, 1950, she married the love of her life, Stanley Eugene Cooper in Edna, KS. Following their marriage they made their home south of Edna where she helped her husband on their farm where they raised their family. Her husband preceded her in death on April 28, 2017.

Charlotte was a member of the Elm Christian Church east of Edna. Charlotte was a true farm wife helping her husband on the farm in the fields and caring for the cattle they raised. She enjoyed gardening and sewing, but her greatest joy was spending time with her children and their families.

Surviving to honor her memory is her sons, David Cooper of Tulsa, OK, Ronald Cooper and wife, Carol of Oklahoma City, OK, Tom Cooper and wife, Marty of Neodesha, KS; daughter, Beth Rogers and husband, Terry of Dewey, OK; grandchildren, Britton Cooper, Sunshine Graham, Carrie Sellars and husband, Rusty, Mandy Smith, Lori Carnahan and husband, Craig, Lacy Moore and husband, Jeff, Randy Cooper and wife Lauren, Shelly Huffman and husband, Brock, Alisha Schuchman and husband, Michael, Rebecca Birt, Justin Rogers and wife, Elizabeth, Ashley Rogers and fiancé, Matt Woolfolk, Josh Cooper and wife, Brandi, Roxsanna Stephenson and husband, Jordan; nineteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mae Lozier; husband, Stanley Cooper; sons, Dennis Cooper and Richard Cooper; daughter, Diane Birt; grandchildren, Shawna Birt and James Birt; great-granddaughter, Carley Carnahan; and sister, Berniece Pierce.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Elm Christian Church, 4055 Lyon Road, Edna, KS with Pastor Allen Banzet officiating.

A private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the North Edna Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Thursday, November 2, 2017; at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials can be made to the Elm Christian Church or the Edna Volunteer Fire Department; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

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


Tia L. Thomas-Freeman


Tia L. Thomas-Freeman age 50 of Coffeyville passed away on October 31, 2017.

 

Tia was born on November 7, 1966 in Coffeyville to Jonathan and Jamesana (Kennard) Thomas. She was raised in Coffeyville and attended local schools graduating from Field Kindley High School. She worked as an aide for Hospice and local nursing homes She was united in marriage to Bennie Freeman in 2008.

 

Tia's memories will live on through her husband Bennie Freeman, son Prentise Norwood, sister Marcia Kennard, brother Wendell Kennard, grandchildren DeKindrex Atkins, Taniha Norwood, Jabriel Freeman, nieces TK Penn, Mahogany Penn, Tianna Kennard, nephews Marty Penn, Derrick Kennard, Wendell Kennard Jr, aunt Naomi Sweeney, uncle Jerry Kennard Sr, and many cousins and family.

 

She now rests with her parents, son Jarred Thomas, uncles Robert Kennard Sr, Prentise Johnson, Nathaniel Kennard, grandmothers Georgia Kennard and Rowena Thomas, grandfathers James Kennard and Floyd Thomas Sr, and aunt Rosie Leadman.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family will greet friends an hour prior to service time. The family suggests memorials to be made payable to the American Cancer Society and they may be left with the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com


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