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Cynthia Renee Caulkins


Cynthia Renée Caulkins age 38 of Coffeyville peacefully left this home on earth on March 30, 2020 at her home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel and a service to remember and celebrate her life will be held once the world heals and we are able to embrace each other again. The family suggests memorials to be made payable to the Journey Home of Bartlesville and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To sign the online register and leave the family a message of condolence, please visit  www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Etta L. Long


Etta L. Long, 88, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving family in Coffeyville. 

 

Etta was born on March 3 1932 in West Plains, Missouri to Albert Clark McCullian and Oma (Neal) McCullian. 

 

In 1949 she married the love of her life, Robert L. Long.  Following their marriage they made their home in Springfield, Missouri until moving to Coffeyville, Kansas 58 years ago.  Her husband preceded her in death in September of 1986. 

Etta worked as a server for George’s Cafeteria in downtown Coffeyville for several years.  She was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed knitting, embroidery, word searches along with collecting purses and shoes. 

 

She is survived by her children, Robert L. Long, Jr. and wife, Linda of Tucson, Arizona, Connie Burnham and husband, Jim of Coffeyville, Kansas, Larry D. Long of Atlanta, Georgia, Sherry Romines of Coffeyville, Kansas, Debora J. Hilton and husband, Eric of Coffeyville, Kansas, Margaret Scott and husband, Wayne of Coffeyville, Kansas; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and three great grandchildren on the way.  Etta was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Oma McCullian and husband Robert Long. 

 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mountain Valley Cemetery in Mountain Grove, Missouri.  Pastor Ronnie Turner will officiate.

 

Friends may call on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

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

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

 

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Geraldine "Jerry" Marie Howard


Geraldine “Jerry” Marie Howard, entered into rest on Sunday March 22, 2020.

 

She was born January 24th, 1924 in Wichita Ks. to Owen E. Shigley and Ester M. Meyers.

She married Dale Duane Howard, March 26, 1942.

 

Jerry was a Key-Punch (Data Entry) operator for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita 1940 – 1945. She saw the first B29 Bomber roll out of the assembly plant in 1943.  After WW II, she and dad farmed near the Longton / Elk City, Ks area.  In 1953, they purchased a farm near Angola, KS.  In the early 60’s she worked for the Census Bureau in Parson, KS. While raising her 5 boys in the 50’s 60’s & 70’s she did many supportive things for her family, including helping us with our homework, 4H projects, vacation bible school and also helped the local Meals On Wheels program.

 

In the 1970’s Jerry worked as an office manager for Dr. Martin, in Coffeyville, Ks.

She was a member of the Medical Assistance Association, the Eastern Star, the United Methodist Church in Angola, Ks and the W.S.C.S.

 

Jerry was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for friends and family. She also enjoyed other crafts, such as making Christmas ornaments, crocheting washcloths, and many other creative things.  She adored her house cats and always had one or two, or twenty. LOL

When they retired from farming in 1981 they moved to Indian Village, north of Coffeyville.

She loved spending time with her family, at their cabin, on Grand Lake.

After full retirement her and Dale joined the Good Sam’s Camping Club and enjoyed many years traveling and camping.

 

She is survived by her four son’s Norman Howard and wife Kristi of Rogers, AK; Tom Howard and wife Donna of Caney, Ks; Rick Howard and wife Joanne of Independence, Ks and Jon Howard and wife Susan of Coffeyville, Ks, daughter-in-law Maryjo Howard of Parsons.

Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren:

Mike Howard and wife Tracy their children Shelby and Abbey; Kassy Howard; Angela (Howard) Barrow her children Colsen, Ayden, Braylen, and Brynlyn; Jason Dantic and wife Becky, their child Melissa;

Christopher Howard and wife Holly, their children Maddox, Dylan, and Ryan; Kyle Howard and wife Valerie and their sweet angel baby; Kate (Howard) Bowman and husband Mark; Amber (Howard) McClure and husband Travis their child Amelia; Ashley (Howard) Hersh and husband Elisha their children John and Becky; Nathen Howard

 

She is proceed in death by her parents, her brother Harold E Shigley (Wichita) her husband Dale Duane Howard and two sons; her first son died at child birth in 1944 and her second son Dale Owen Howard passed away in 2003.

 

Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 virus there will not be a memorial service at this time. Family will have a celebration of life, at a later date.

 

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

 

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

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William "Bill" N. Brown


William “Bill” N. Brown age 98 passed away surrounded by family at the home he built in rural Coffeyville, Kansas on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

 

Bill was born on February 13, 1922 in Adair, Oklahoma to Joseph and Leatha (Sullivan) Brown.  The Brown children consisted of eleven children; five girls and six boys, William was the last surviving child.  At a young age Bill and his family moved to Coffeyville where he attended school and completed his education.

 

On July 18, 1942 Bill married his lovely bride, Thelma Belvins in Independence, Kansas. Shortly after they were married Bill was drafted into the US Army and entered active duty on October 17, 1942 and received an honorable discharge on November 19, 1945. Bill anxiously returned to his wife in Coffeyville where they made their home and raised their four daughters, L. Marlene, Beverly, Phyllis and Laura.  Bill built the home that he resided in for his family completely debit free.  Saving his money purchasing just enough to complete what they could afford.  This process continued for several years to make it what it  is today.

 

Bill retired after dedicated years of service as a Boiler Operator for Sherwin Williams in Coffeyville.  Bill thoroughly enjoyed spending with his family and spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren, often inviting them to share a cup of coffee or also known as the “grandkids coffee” made of warm milk, sugar and a splash of coffee.  The parents of his grandchildren and great grandchildren really did name their children but he gave each of them a nickname. He and his daughter Phyllis religiously went fishing twice a week for several years; starting the day with a filled thermos of coffee and a stop by Daylight Donuts for a fresh dozen of glazed donuts.  Their fishing trips might not have been plentiful in the number of fish caught but was priceless in the time spent together and conversations shared.  Raising cattle was more than a hobby or work to him they were his pets.  Bill named every head he’s ever had.  Dogs are man’s best friend was true for Bill, “Bogart” and “Queenie” were loved and cherished by him.

 

Though Bill didn’t receive a college education he was very methodical and had an inventive mind.  He had a very strong magnet that he worked and manipulated to try and build a working engine that would be completely powered by magnetic force using no other source of power.  He was able to build his prototype that worked on a small scale.  Bill was a Jack of all Trades and a master of some, he could be found tinkering on some project when he wasn’t busy fishing, hunting, or feeding his cattle. Bill was a member of Dearing Christian Church and the former CB club in Coffeyville.

 

Bill’s legacy and shared memories will live on with this daughters, Beverly and her husband Jerald Kirkland, l. Marlene White and her husband Bob White, Phyllis and her husband Doug Harmon, Laura and her husband Bill Cunningham; eight grandchildren, Gregory Kirkland, Keith Kirkland, Shelia Onnen, Shari Herron, Spencer Brown, Allen Brown, Sonya Kruse and Jeremy Cunningham; twenty six great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and ten great-great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma; five brothers and five sisters.

 

 

 

Private services will be held, and burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  Pastor Jamie Regis will Officiate.  The family has suggested memorials be made payable to the Coffeyville Recreation Commission for the Kids Fishing Derby, contributions may be left in care of the chapel or mailed to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.  To leave the family a message of condolence please our website at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Monica "Tillie" Otillia Adame


Monica “Tillie” Otillia Adame of Tulsa, Oklahoma, previously a long-time resident of Coffeyville passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Tillie was a selfless person, a loving mother to her two daughters, they were her world. She was truly dedicated to their every need and did an amazing job with them.  She had a beautiful spirit that reflected her outward appearance.  Her smile was and would light up the room.  She was a loving daughter, and amazing daughter and a very proud aunt.

 

Monica Otillia Adame was born on February 20, 1991 to Edward Victor Adame and Dixie Kay Jones in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Monica was known by her parents, her seven siblings and friends as Tillie.  Tillie’s family moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she completed her education.   In early adulthood she moved back to the Lenapah area.  She worked at Medicalodge as a dietary aide, she loved to cook and especially baking delicious baked goods. She was a dedicated worker.

 

sinE chathla “Red Bird” was her Euchee (Creek Nation) name, she was very proud of her Euchee heritage and active in tribal traditions.  Full burial rites will be provided by her family and tribe.

 

Tillie’s memories will live on through her daughters, Olivia Otillia and Rosalynn Renya Velasco, their father, Christopher Joel Velasco; her mother, Dixie Jones; father, Edward Victor Adame; siblings, Joshua Bruce, Christopher Bruce-Jones and his  wife Jenna Bemore, Johonna Jones, Jon-Kay Merrill and her husband Raymond, Felicia Adame, Lettica Adame, Nancy Adame; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as friends.  She was preceded in death by, maternal grandparents, Jesse Sr. and Sharon Jones, paternal grandparents Miguel Adame, Otillia Adame, step paternal grandparent, Ruben Rivera; Tio Miguel Adame; uncle, Roy Jones and cousin, Jonathon Jones. 

 

Private Graveside services will be where she will receive a traditional Euchee burial, under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  Pastor Eli McHenry will officiate.  Tillie’s family has requested memorial contributions to be made for her children’s education fund that will be established.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Monica "Tillie" Otillia Adame


Monica “Tillie” Otillia Adame of Tulsa, Oklahoma, previously a long-time resident of Coffeyville passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Tillie was a selfless person, a loving mother to her two daughters, they were her world. She was truly dedicated to their every need and did an amazing job with them.  She had a beautiful spirit that reflected her outward appearance.  Her smile was and would light up the room.  She was a loving daughter, and amazing daughter and a very proud aunt.

 

Monica Otillia Adame was born on February 20, 1991 to Edward Victor Adame and Dixie Kay Jones in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Monica was known by her parents, her seven siblings and friends as Tillie.  Tillie’s family moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she completed her education.   In early adulthood she moved back to the Lenapah area.  She worked at Medicalodge as a dietary aide, she loved to cook and especially baking delicious baked goods. She was a dedicated worker.

 

sinE chathla “Red Bird” was her Euchee (Creek Nation) name, she was very proud of her Euchee heritage and active in tribal traditions.  Full burial rites will be provided by her family and tribe.

 

Tillie’s memories will live on through her daughters, Olivia Otillia and Rosalynn Renya Velasco, their father, Christopher Joel Velasco; her mother, Dixie Jones; father, Edward Victor Adame; siblings, Joshua Bruce, Christopher Bruce-Jones and his  wife Jenna Bemore, Johonna Jones, Jon-Kay Merrill and her husband Raymond, Felicia Adame, Lettica Adame, Nancy Adame; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as friends.  She was preceded in death by, maternal grandparents, Jesse Sr. and Sharon Jones, paternal grandparents Miguel Adame, Otillia Adame, step paternal grandparent, Ruben Rivera; Tio Miguel Adame; uncle, Roy Jones and cousin, Jonathon Jones. 

 

Private Graveside services will be where she will receive a traditional Euchee burial, under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  Pastor Eli McHenry will officiate.  Tillie’s family has requested memorial contributions to be made for her children’s education fund that will be established.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Alvin Donald "Don" Gaston


Alvin Donald “Don” Gaston, 87, of Coffeyville, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Alvin was born on July 19, 1932 in Sharon, Oklahoma to Roy Ebon and Minnie Mae (Steadman) Gaston.  He graduated from Sharon, Oklahoma High

He attended college at Salt Lake City, Utah and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. 

 

On December 3, 1954 he was united in marriage to Marjorie Leola Baldwin at the Baptist Church in Woodward, Oklahoma.  Following their marriage they lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, Big Spring, Texas and Enid, Oklahoma where Don was stationed with the U.S. Air Force. His wife preceded him in death on February 23, 2016. 

 

Don was retired U.S. Air Force, a Cattleman, and a Montgomery County Road and Bridge Supervisor.  He was a member of the Tyro Christian Church, Caney Lions Club, a big supporter of the Caney Bullpups football and basketball programs, enjoyed golfing, and loved spending time with his family and friends. 

 

 

Survivors include his children, Beverly Freeman and husband, Mike of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Jerry Gaston and wife, Beverly of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Jeremy Gaston and wife, Amber of Independence, Kansas, Justin Gaston and wife, Megan of Independence, Kansas, Brooke McClure and husband, Clinton of Lawrence, Kansas; brother, Garland Gaston of Noble, Oklahoma; sisters, Alta Lively of Guymon, Oklahoma and Katy Osborn of Mustang, Oklahoma; six great grandchildren and one on the way. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Minnie Gaston; loving wife, Marjorie Gaston and by his son, Terry Gaston on June 4, 2012. 

 

A Private Family Graveside service will be in Fawn Creek Cemetery northeast of Tyro with Military Honors conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and American Legion Post #1022.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, March 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas

 

The family suggests memorials to the Caney Lions Club; 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 www.dwbfh.com

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

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Eulene Mae Twitchell


Eulene Mae Twitchell, 90 of Coffeyville passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born on July 12, 1929 in Coffeyville to Charles and Stella (Brooks) Knisley. Eulene grew up and attended school in the Coffeyville, Kansas and the Nowata County, Oklahoma area, and attended Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma.

 

On November 27, 1946 she married John A. Twitchell at Tyro, Kansas. Following their marriage they made their home in the Coffeyville area where they raised their children Michael, Karen, Judy and Linda.  After 56 loving years of marriage, John left this world on August 18, 2002.

In March 2007 she married John E. Jackson. They spent 3 years together until his passing on August 24, 2010. 

Eulene worked at Automotive Control in Independence for five years, and the shoe department at Wal-Mart for 13 years. She later worked at Windsor Place Assisted Living until her retirement.

 

She was a member of Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and also attended Lewark Church of God for many years. Eulene enjoyed fishing, traveling the United States, and playing music for the residents at Windsor Place. Her greatest joy was her family and the time she spent surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

 

Survivors include one son, Michael Twitchell and wife, Diane of Coffeyville; three daughters, Karen Moore and husband, Robert of Wann, Oklahoma, Judy Raney and husband Walt of Liberty, Kansas and Linda Deatherage and husband, Robert of Coffeyville.  She was blessed with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John A. Twitchell and second husband  John E. Jackson; one sister Darlene Eastham, one half-brother Gary Knisley, and one granddaughter Christie Moore.

 

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the Lewark Church of God, 920 Lewark St. in Coffeyville with Pastor James Feltner and Pastor Darrin Brown officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.

 

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 23, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lewark Church of God.

 

The family suggests memorials to Emmanuel Chapel, Lewark Church of God, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Coffeyville Friends of Animals; 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 www.dwbfh.com.

 

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

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Mary Joan Bolton


Mary Joan Bolton, 57, of Afton, Oklahoma passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home.

She was born on April 15, 1962 at Coffeyville, Kansas to Frances and Gloria Joan (Shamblin) Hodges. Mary grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

 

In May 1993 she married George Jimmy Bolton. The couple lived in Big Spring, Texas for many years before moving to the Afton, Oklahoma area six years ago.

 

While living in the Coffeyville area Mary attended Southview Church of God in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Mary was proud of Native American heritage and being a member of the Cherokee Nation. She enjoyed going to the Casino’s, spending time at Grand Lake, and going fishing. But her great joy was spending time with her family especially her children and grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Bolton of the home in Afton, Oklahoma; two sons, James E. Eastham of Oklahoma, and Jacob Eastham of Afton, Oklahoma; two daughters, Krystal Thompson of Big Cabin, Oklahoma and Mindy Eastham of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two grandchildren she raised, Jeana Paul and Eddie Paul of Afton, Oklahoma; one sister, Terri Lewis of Vinita, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Brandon Rodgers, Haylee Rodgers, Gracie Henry, Timothy Atkinson, Aeryal Miller who were with Mary a lot along with fifteen other grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Mary’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Southview Church of God in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma with Pastor Albertis Bray and Pastor Matthew West officiating.

 

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

 

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

 

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Anna Mae Hughey


Anna Mae Hughey, 94, of Joplin, Missouri formerly of Coffeyville passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Joplin. 

 

Anna was born on December 9, 1925 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Clarence and Anna Alice (Dilley) Cerny.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School. 

 

During WWII she worked at the Coffeyville Army Airbase in the Signal Corps.  She worked as a customer service representative for Public Finance, First National Bank, and for Dr. Warren Thomas.  Anna also was bookkeeper for her husband Gene at National Marketing Company at 8th and Buckeye.

 

 

On September 19, 1943 she was united in marriage to Eugene Howard “Gene” Hughey in Coffeyville, Kansas.  They made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their two sons. Her husband Gene preceded her in death on May 10, 2013. .

Anna was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Business Professional Women’s International, Femancier’s Investment Group and Matinee Musicale, a local signing group. 

 

Survivors include her sons, Randall Eugene Hughey and wife, Cyndy of Perry, Oklahoma, Jeffery Allan Hughey and wife, Mary of Joplin, Missouri; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

 She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Alice Cerny; father and step-mother, Clarence and Mary “Sue” Cerny; her husband, Eugene “Gene” Hughey; a brother, Clarence Cerny, Jr. and a great granddaughter.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Anna’s life will be held at a later date.  Following Anna’s wishes cremation will take place and private family inurnment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park at a later date.

 

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 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. until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Road, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

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

 

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

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Bobbie L. Gaston


Bobbie L. Gaston age 86 passed away on March 14, 2020 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

 

Bobbie was born to W.E. and Katherine (Rinner) Lively in Woodward, Oklahoma.  Bobbie was one of eight children.  Bobbie and the Lively family resided in the Woodward area, where she completed her elementary and high school education.  On March 14, 1953 she married the love of her life Harold Lloyd “Jack” Gaston.  The couple relocated to the Coffeyville area when Jack accepted employment in the South East Kansas area.  Bobbie was employed by South Western Bell Telephone as an operator in Independence for over 38 years; she thoroughly enjoyed her job.

 

 

Bobbie was a spunky, fun loving person.  She enjoyed serving with the VFW Auxiliary, going dancing, playing the piano, traveling and trips to the casino.  Bobbie frequently went on bus trips offered by different organizations that happened to offer the best of both worlds; travel and casinos. She also had a love for animals but particularly dogs.  She and Jack raised Greyhound Dogs for several years.

 

Though Bobbie and Jack never had children of their own they enjoyed their numerous nieces and nephews.  Bobbie enjoyed snuggling newborn babies and watching the toddlers play.  She will be missed greatly by her family.

 

 

Bobbie is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brother and sister in laws.  She was preceded in death by her parents, W.E and Katherine Lively; husband, Jack and 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 19 from 4 to 7 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville to share in memories and final goodbyes.  Graveside services will be held in Sharon, Oklahoma at the North Persimmon Cemetery on Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 pm where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jack.  The family has requested memorial contributions to be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, contributions may be left in care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

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James D. Roberts


James D Roberts age 86 of Coffeyville passed away on March 9, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

 

Jim was born on June 22, 1933 at the family farm not far from his current home to Fred and Frances (Martin) Roberts. He attended grammar school at McKennon and graduated from Labette Community High School in Altamont. Jim then joined the United States Army where he proudly served from 1953 to 1955 when he was honorably discharged. Jim returned home to Coffeyville where he began a lengthy career at what was then Funk Manufacturing. In 1988 after 37 years of dedicated service Jim retired and devoted more of his time to his ranch. Jim loved ranching and all the animals that lived on it from his cats, dogs, cattle, and maybe a special love for the many quarter horses he bred and raised over the years; producing some world champion barrel racers. Jim went to the sale barn every week, he even volunteered for the chance to work his horse in the arena.  As soon as the sun rose Jim was up working or feeding some animal and the work didn’t stop until the sun went down and often even past sundown. Jim was united in marriage to Barbara Sue Morrow and they were blessed with four children losing one in infancy, the couple later divorced. Jim met Shirley Cook in August of 1997 and the couple married on December 30, 1999, she survives of the home. Jim was great a human that was loved by many, he was fair, worked hard, and never spoke down to anyone. He rarely complained and loved spending time with his family any chance he had. Jim had a 10-mile radius rule, he never cared to be outside of that radius from home; he was born, lived, and died within those 10 miles that he loved and called home.

 

Jim’s memories will live on with his wife Shirley, children; Ken Roberts his wife Mary, Shawn Roberts his wife Christie, Wahnee Jasso her husband Jesus, step-son Will Shinn his wife Chris, and step-daughter Karen Glazier her husband Danny, brothers; Bob Roberts his wife Reba and Joe Roberts his late wife Verla, sister Pat Layton her late husband R.E., grandchildren; Susana Jasso, Jesse Jasso, and Justin Roberts, Katy Forth 5 step-grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

Jim now rests with his parents and his baby son.

 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery with committal being held at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio with military honors. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm also at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Ronald "Ronnie" Gene Ashford


Ronald (Ronnie) Gene Ashford passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2020. He was 75.

 

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas. Memorials may be made to Grace Memorial United Methodist Church and may be left with the chapel.

 

Ronnie was born February 17, 1945 in Independence, Kansas to Jack Walton and Amy Louise Phillips Ashford. In 1963 Ronnie married Marsha Anne (Banion) and they made their home in Independence. They raised two children, Rhonda Jean and Jack Christopher.

He proudly served his country as a United States Navy man during Vietnam (1962-1968). He was equally proud of his Choctaw Native American roots. He was a truck driver most of his life and retired from Fed Ex in 2017. He attended Grace Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

Ronnie will live on in the lives of his loving wife Marsha, two children: Rhonda (Lon) and Chris (Melissa), 12 Grandchildren; Justin, Ashley, Amanda, Jacob, Trevor, Jordan, Matt, Samantha, Amanda, Ida, Kassidi, and Chase, and 19 Great Grandchildren.

HE is also survived by five siblings: Gary, Larry, Dwight, Katherine, and Kay.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Amy and his brother Gary Ashford.

 

To leave a special message for the family please visit www.webbrodrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory.

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Roger Anthony Sullivan


Roger Anthony Sullivan, 44, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

He was born on November 4, 1975 at Parsons, Kansas to Robert “Bob” and Joyce (Doherty) Sullivan. When he was 5 years old his family moved to Coffeyville where he grew up and attended school completing his education at Field Kindley High School.

 

On November 30, 1996 he married Charlotte Coy in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville for a short time moving to South Coffeyville, Oklahoma in 1998 where they raised their children.

 

Roger worked at Acme Foundry, Jensen Mfg. Co. and Jencast for many years. He always enjoyed working on cars and trucks and for the last several years was a mechanic in South Coffeyville. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, riding 4 wheelers, working on cars, building trailers, welding and loved spending time with his family and friends.

 

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte of the home; his children, Brad Noland of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Bryan Sullivan of Grand Lake, Oklahoma, Brittney Sullivan of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Wesley Blankenship of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, and Kayleigh Smith of Kansas City, Missouri; his mother, Joyce Sullivan of Coffeyville, his father, Robert “Bob” Sullivan of Parsons, his mother-in-law, Peggy Coy of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, and four grandchildren, Kelly Noland, Brycen Noland, Jaxon Crowley, and Brantley Blankenship.

 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Andy Sullivan; and one granddaughter, Layla Hudnall-Sullivan.

 

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville with Pastor Johnnie Gray officiating.

 

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

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

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Mary Virginia Armstrong


Mary Virginia Armstrong, 87, of Independence former longtime Coffeyville resident passed away on March 6, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born on February 13, 1933 at Mulberry, Kansas to Lyle Harm and Bertha Maude (Twomely) Kalm. When she was young her family moved to the Coffeyville area where she attended school completing her education at Field Kindley High School.

 

She married Ira Parker. Following their marriage they made their home in Dearing. Mr. Parker preceded her in death in 1967. She later married Gene Armstrong, they were later divorced.

 

Mary was employed at the U.S.D. 445 Food Service for over 30 years and loved serving several generations of students.

 

She was a member of Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville, and AARP. Mary loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Survivors include one son, Matthew Parker of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Gayla Corser of Independence, Kansas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Mark Curtis Armstrong and Rusty Eugene Scott; and one sister, Roberta M. Davis.

 

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Lewark Church of God with Pastor Darrin Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

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

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Clyde Earl Foster


Clyde Earl Foster, 76, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at his home.

 

He was born on April 24, 1943 at Gainesville, Texas to Clyde E. and Ruth Darlene (Rexwinkle) Foster. When he was young the family lived in several different areas of the United States where his dad was stationed serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

He married Norma Riley and they had two daughters, Rhonda and Terri. They were divorced in 1977. He later married Susan George and they were divorced.

 

Throughout his working career he was a carpenter. He loved working in the construction industry.

 

Survivors include his children, Ronda Jaimez and husband Andrew, Terri Wright, Dakota Foster, and Teresa Foster all of Coffeyville, and Travis Foster of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; sisters, Barbara Moore and Cathy Fugate; two brothers, Vernon Foster and Tim Foster; eleven grandchildren and

eleven great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-daughter, Crystal Arnold.

 

A Gathering of Family of Friends will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

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

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Joe Leon Fernandez


Joe Leon Fernandez 80, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas

 

A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12th at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

  Joe was born April 19, 1939 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Consuelo (nee Sanchez) and Ausencio Fernandez. He was raised in Coffeyville and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1958. During his school years he worked at the Coffeyville Journal, hay fields, and Jones Sinclair Service. He joined the U.S. Navy in October 1958 and after basic training at San Diego California and aircraft maintenance training at Memphis, Tennessee he was assigned to attack squadron VA-145 as a structural and hydraulic mechanic for AD6 & AD7 Douglas Skyraiders and was commended for his part in the implementation of an AD aircraft Avionics Bulletin. While attached to VA-145 he made two Far East cruises aboard aircraft carriers USS Oriskany and USS Lexington. Joe was proud of his service and had fond memories of his experiences overseas including Shore Patrol assignments. He completed his active duty with the rank of AMS-2 (E-5) in 1962. Joe then attended Coffeyville Junior College and graduated in 1964 with an AA degree in mechanical technology. Joe went to work at Funk Manufacturing (now John Deere) in 1963 and retired in 2002.

 

Joe attended Holy Name Catholic Church where he updated the Calvary Cemetery map and was a past member of the Holy Name School Board. He also served on the Coffeyville urban renewal loan review board, recreation commission, board of zoning appeals, and FKHS class of ’58 reunion committee. In his younger days Joe participated in baseball, softball, hunting, fishing, and rattlesnake hunting. He enjoyed country and western music and vegetable gardening.

 

Joe married Carolyn A. Keeler in July 1963, they divorced in 1989. He married Maria L. Don in April 2005, she survives. He is also survived by brother John P. Roldan, daughters Sandra L. Donahue, Connie Pam Bates (Don), son Joe J. Fernandez (Jenny), step daughter Haydee Herrera, step sons Kenneth Saldana (Vanessa), and Dan Saldana, 6 grandchildren and 6 step grand children and several dear cousins and aunts and uncles. Half brothers Reynaldo Fernandez, Ausencio Fernandez, Enrique Fernandez, half sister Maria Del Carmen Fernandez, and madrastra Alicia Fernandez.

 

Joe was preceded in death by his mother Consuelo and father Ausencio.                      

 

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

 

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

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JoAnne (Page) Houisel


JoAnne (Page) Housel, 81, Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.

 

She was born September 8, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

JoAnne married William Housel April 5, 1958. He preceded her in death January 15, 2008.

She was an active member of Victory Hills Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, KS since 1958 and was also the church organist for 44 years.

JoAnne enjoyed crafts, needle work, playing the piano and organ, but most of all loved her wonderful Lord and her family.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Audra (Littrell) Page; sister, Jean Shelton; and brother, Harold Everett Page.

Survivors include daughters, Cindy Turley (Randall), Cheri While, Camie Hoffman; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; special niece, Carolyn Sue Overstreet (Ernest) and other nieces and nephews.

 

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, Victory Hills Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, KS.

Local services under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will be held on February 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Patio.  The family suggests memorials be made payable to Victory Hills Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, KS. To share a memory or a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Earlene Shafer


Earlene Shafer of Coffeyville passed away on February 22, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2:00pm at the First Church Of God. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Tuesday,  February 25, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at the First Church of God.  To share a memory or leave a message of confidence,  please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Gerald Richard Wisely


Gerald Richard Wisely, 89, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Coffeyville. 

 

Gerald was born on July 5, 1930 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Charles and Florence (Mooneyham) Wisely.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1949. 

 

He studied agriculture, and started farming after high school.  He worked for Sherwin Williams for 15 years.  He operated a Greenhouse on Overlook for 30 years and also operated Wisely Garden Center, he also owned apartment houses. 

 

In 1955 he was united in marriage to Beulah McClure.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville and attended the First Southern Baptist Church. 

After retiring he enjoyed camping, gardening and visiting with and drinking coffee with a Senior Group at McDonalds. 

Gerald is survived by his wife, Beulah Wisely of the home; his children, David Martin of Coffeyville, Kansas, Kathy Moore of Cherryvale, Kansas and Linda Wisely of Olathe, Kansas; nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Florence Wisely as well as one daughter Patti Detar. 

 

Following Gerald’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Nina LeeAnn Lee


Nina LeeAnn Lee age 50 of Coffeyville tragically passed away from the hands of another on February 15, 2020 in Parsons.

 

Nina was born on May 16, 1969 in Coffeyville to Virgil and Alice (Orms) Riley. Nina was raised in the Coffeyville community and attended local schools. After school she started working for various employers finding joy working for the elderly at Windsor Place and Asbury Village. She was blessed with three sons. She loved cooking and keeping a clean home. Nina enjoyed playing bingo, finding buys at thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. She was a kind soul to everyone she met.

 

Nina’s memories live on with her sons; Jeffery Carpenter his wife Bonita, Jared Carpenter, and Justin Carpenter, sisters; Teresa Carpenter, Christine Allison, Linda Smith, and half-sister Sharon Conner, half-brother Eugene Riley, and 13 grandchildren.

 

She now rests with her parents, brother Virgil Orms, sister Ruby Riley, and half-sister Diane Riley.

 

Friends are invited to share memories and support the family on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from5:00pm to 7:00pm.

 

The family would graciously accept memorials to help with expenses and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com


 

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Clark L. Pool II


Clark L. Pool  II age 72 of Coffeyville retired his rope for the final time on February 13, 2020 surrounded by the ones he loved most at Jane Phillips Medical Center.

 

Clark was born on May 6, 1947 in Coffeyville, to Max and Clara (Vaughn) Pool. He was raised in Coffeyville with his two sisters. He attended local grammar schools and high school at Field Kindley. He was a very active member of the FFA and the Montgomery County 4-H. After graduation he continued his education at K-State and earned his associate's degree from Coffeyville Community College. Clark joined the workforce where he dedicated many years at Dollar Tire, he then owned and operated Plattner Welding Supply, and then went to work for Thompson Brothers Welding and Industrial Supply, and later retiring from Darwin Industries. Clark was united in marriage to Judith Lewis and the couple was blessed with two children and they later divorced. Clark was always busy with some activity whether it be; softball, golf, team roping, ranching where he raised Herford cattle and his many horses, he was a member of the Masons where he earned his 32nd degree, and mostly he enjoyed his family his children, grandchildren, and dog Dixie were his pride in life. Clark went to all his grandchildren’s activities that he possibly could and he cherished every moment of it. He was a man that could build or fix anything which always came in handy working livestock. Clark might have been known to be ornery from time to time or maybe even all of the time. He was a man of his word, believed in hard work, and was always devoted to spending what time he could with his family.

 

 Clark’s memories will live on with his children, Kevin Pool his wife Jamie, Kimberly Kimrey her husband Todd and Step-daughter Kelsi Strickland her husband Tyler, sisters, Marilyn Todd her husband Ed and Saundra and Don Lind, grandchildren; Anna and Emma Pool, Jack Johnston and Baby Ryker, and a great-granddaughter Hadley scheduled to make her appearance in March. 

 

He now rests with his parents.

 

A memorial service celebrating Clark will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Justin McKee officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Chapel from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Shriners Hospitals for Children and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Eleanor Downing


Mrs. Eleanor Downing, age 78 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on February 5, 2020 in Maple Crest Nursing Home in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Eleanor was born in Coffeyville, Kansas to Charles French and Lilly Mae (Perry) French on January 10, 1941.  She went to school and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in Coffeyville.  Eleanor married Clay Russell Downing on June 17, 1962 in Coffeyville at the First Church of God in Christ.

 

Elanor has always kept very busy.  While young, after school, she worked as a housekeeper cleaning homes and as an elevator operator.  As an adult, she has worked as a ward clerk for Coffeyville Memorial Hospital, as a bookkeeper and an intake clerk for SEK Women’s Shelter.  However, most of her time was spent as an accountant, bookkeeper, receptionist and shipment preparation worker for Downing’s Roots and Herbs, her husband’s home business.

 

She loved her family, her church and church family and has been active in Bible Band, Sunday School, Home and Foreign Missions and Hospitality Committee.

 

Eleanor is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, husband, Clay, a daughter, Karon Fay Downing, a son, Randy Allen Downing, a son, John Russell Downing, a brother, James French, and sisters Ella Jean Hayes, Shirley Page and Charlsetta Wilson.

 

Eleanor is survived by a daughter, Deborah Hardimon, a granddaughter, Pamela Hardimon Walden, a great-granddaughter, Maxine Walden all of Omaha, Nebraska, a grandson, Stephen Hardimon of Mission, Kansas, a daughter, Sharon Ugochukwu of Kansas City, Missouri, a grandson, Anthony Downing of Topeka, Kansas and many nieces and nephews, cousins and loving friends.

 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Church of God in Christ, 2010 W. 1st St., in Coffeyville at 11 am; committal services will be held at the Fairview Veterans Memorial Patio prior to interment at Fairview Cemetery.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Church of God in Christ and may be left in care of the chapel.

 

The family of Eleanor Downing wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Maple Crest nursing staff, Hillcrest Hospice nursing staff and workers and to all of those who have offered help, thoughts and prayers.

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William J. Cothern


William J Cothern age 75 of Mound Valley passed away on January 31, 2020 at Labette Health in Parsons.

 

Honoring William’s wishes, cremation under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will take place and the family has held a memorial service to celebrate his life. To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

William was born on April 28, 1944 in Coffeyville to Vern and Mary Ann (McNamara) Cothern. He attended school in Caney and Coffeyville. William enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served until being honorably discharged. When he returned home he worked as a laborer for various factories the latest being M & M Moulder Grandview Products. William attended Independence Community College later in life, always wanting to learn more. William married Pam Sumner and they were blessed with 2 children and then later divorced. He met Cindy Lou Byrd in 1972 and the couple was united in marriage on June 1, 1978. To this union the couple was blessed with 3 children.

 

William was a member of various local bands always playing lead guitar, music was a very strong passion and something he loved doing. He enjoyed the outdoors; fishing, shooting his rifle, get-togethers with family and friends, and gatherings of his muzzle loading association. William was a longtime member of the NRA, muzzle loading association, the Cherokee Nation, and the First Baptist Church of Mound Valley.

 

William’s memories will live on with his wife Cindy, children; Vicki Hanner, Joshua Cothern, Mark Cothern, Nicholas Cothern, and April (Cothern) Proctor, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild on the way, as well as many children he considered his own even if they were born of different parents they were adopted in his heart.

 

He now rests with his parents, brother Anthony Mitchell, and his mother-in-law Ethel Byrd.

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Laura B. Walker


Laura B. Walker age 75 unexpectedly passed from this life on February 3, 2020 at Windsor Place Home N Sight.

 

Laura was born on February 23, 1944 on the family farm in Angola to Frank and Addie (Taylor) McCartney. She attended grammar school in Angola and graduated from Altamont High School. After high school Laura joined the workforce; working for H D Lee in Chetopa, Western Publishing, and many years she treasured caring for children at the day care. She married the love of her life in 1968 Steven Walker at the family farm. To this union the couple was blessed with a daughter Stacy Isle. Together they enjoyed going to auctions, refreshing their booths at the area flea markets but most of all they shared a love for their daughter and her children. Laura loved sewing and completing many sewing crafts. She also loved her gardens both flower and vegetable. Laura would do anything for anyone that needed an extra hand, she was known as being sweet but yet she had a stern side if she needed. Some of Laura’s most cherished times was that surrounded by her closest friends and family.

 

Laura will be forever missed by her daughter Stacy Isle, brothers Clifford McCartney his wife Carolyn and Kenneth McCartney, sister Peach Newton her husband Tom, and grandsons, Dakotah Walker his wife Amy, Cody Isle his wife Julia, and Casey Isle.

 

She now rests with her parents, sister Sharmalee McCartney, and granddaughter Alishia.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Grace Fellowship Church at 2:00pm With Pastor Doug Mund officiating. Burial will immediately follow at North Edna Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Tatman Cancer Center and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

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