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Private First Class Jacob Ryan Casebolt


Private First Class Jacob Ryan Casebolt, Sedan, passed away November 8, 2018 at Fort Hood Texas.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Sedan High School Auditorium. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, KS. Visitation will be Friday, November 16th from 1:00pm-7:00pm, with family greeting friends 5-7pm at Potts Chapel in Caney Kansas.

 

Jacob Ryan Casebolt was born on September 9, 1997 in San Bernardino California. He was the son of Michael Casebolt and Brandi Pomeroy. Jacob graduated from the Sedan High School in 2016. He then joined the United States Army. He served as a Culinary Specialist. PFC Casebolt was deployed to Korea where he spent nine months. He earned the Army Achievement Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, National Service Medal and 2 certificates for Exceptional Meritorious Achievement.

 

He loved being a soldier and took so much pride in it. He loved playing baseball, cooking, fishing and hanging with friends.

 

Those preceding him in death are his uncle George Martin, nanna Shirley Casebolt and his grandfather Jim Wright.

 

Those left to cherish Jacob’s memory are his mother, father, 3 brothers: Jeffrey Binton of Highland, CA., Michael Casebolt of Missouri and Jerald Chadwell of Sedan, KS, grandmother Robin Wright of San Bernardino, CA., and grandfather Dave Casebolt of Missouri.

 

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Martha June Gregory


Martha June Gregory, 66, of Nowata, OK formerly of Coffeyville passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at her home.

 

She was born on June 17, 1952 at Nowata, OK to Benjamin Franklin and Ruby (Allen) Gregory. Martha grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.

She married Robert Sam Wren, Sr., they had four children and were later divorced.

 

Martha lived in the Coffeyville area most of her life, where she raised her children and worked in home health care for many years. For the last several years she worked at the Cherokee Nation Casino in South Coffeyville, OK.

She was a member of the Mid-America Revival Center in Coffeyville, and proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Martha loved attended church events and Cherokee Cultural events, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin Wren and wife Tonya of Independence, MO, Sam Wren, Jr. and wife, Cathryn, and Kelly Wren and wife, Susan; one daughter, Shanya Morgan; three sisters, Thelma Mullins of Coffeyville, Linda Hills of Napa, ID, and Velda Cunningham of Pensacola, FL; two brother, Jack Gregory and Frank Gregory both of Coffeyville; twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mary Lucille Gregory.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 300 W. 9th St., Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Odell Thomas of Mid-America Revival Center officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery rural Childers, OK.

 

Friends may call on Friday from 1:00 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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Jerry Wilson McDill


Jerry Wilson McDill age 80, passed away November 5, 2018 at Journey Home in Bartlesville, OK.

 

Jerry was born July 19, 1938 in Alexandria, LA to Melvin McDill and Florence McDill. Later on they moved to Independence, KS where Jerry attended school and graduated from Independence High School in 1956. Soon after Jerry joined the Army in August of 1956 and was honorably discharged in June of 1959. After he came back from the service, Jerry worked with his parents at McDill Cleaners and graduated from Independence Community College. In July of 1978 Jerry began his postal career in the Independence Post Office as a clerk and then became postmaster in Latham, KS in 1982. After many years of service Jerry retired as postmaster in McCune, KS.

 

In June of 1964 Jerry married Judith Annette (Murphy) McDill in Independence, KS where they had two children, John Wilson McDill and Jennelle (McDill) Speer. Later on in life Jerry met Helen (Love) McDill and married in 1989 in McCune, KS. They shared 28 wonderful years of marriage until Helen passed in 2017. After retirement Jerry loved spending his time traveling, fishing, and gardening. He loved watching his Kansas City Chiefs and KU basketball in his free time.

 

Jerry is survived by his son John Wilson McDill his wife Sarah of Independence and daughter Jennelle Speer her husband Michael of Coffeyville, sister Jean Clark her husband Butch of Independence, 5 grandchildren, and a niece.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Judith McDill and wife Helen McDill.

 

Private family services under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will be held at a later date as Jerry is laid to rest next to his wife Helen in Mount Hope Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Isaiah Matthew Wade


Isaiah Matthew Wade, 34, of Tyro, won his battle with Leukemia on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

 

He was born on February 18, 1984 at Bartlesville, OK to Fred and Dana (Moyer) Wade. Isaiah grew up in Tyro, he attended Tyro Christian School thru 3rd grade then transferred to the Caney Valley School district in Caney, KS where he graduated.

Isaiah enjoyed helping as a volunteer at Tyro Christian School for many years where he worked with pre K-1st grade students. He also volunteered helping with the newsletter and teaching Jr Church at the Tyro Christian Church, where he was a longtime member. He enjoyed playing video games, board and card games and riding his bike. Isaiah loved tracking and following the weather and was skilled in working with technology, he loved spending time with his family and his dog Tibby.

 

Survivors include his mother, Dana Wade of Tyro; two brothers, Jake Wade and wife, Amanda of Caney, KS and Zack Wade and wife, Amber of Havana, KS; his nieces and nephews, Jenna Wade, Josh Wade, Lilee Wade, Allyson Wade, Luke Wade and Lauren Wade; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

 

Waiting to greet him in Heaven is his father, Fred Wade and many other loved ones.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Tyro Christian Church with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Burial will be in Fawn Creek Cemetery northeast of Tyro.

 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, please enter through the east side of the building.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to an account being established at the Community National Bank for the Bone Marrow Transplant Units #41 and 42 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Donations may be left with The Tyro Christian Church or 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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Violet Maxine Loffer


Violet Maxine Loffer, passed away peacefully in Parsons, Kansas on November 5th, 2018.

 

Violet was born on December 5th, 1923 to George Japthy Stepens and Minnie Amanda Ashbrook in Peru, Kansas. She married Leo Granvil Loffer on April 6th, 1951 in Independence, Kansas. The made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Violet gave birth to 4 children and fostered many others. She graduated from Caney Valley High School and took business classes at Coffeyville Community College. She worked as a well-known home health care nurse for many years before retiring in 2010 due to an injury.

 

Violet is greeted in her heavenly home by her husband, Leo; her three sons, Stephen, Stanley, and Rickey I as well as her only daughter, Sharon.

She is survived by her grandchildren; Michelle Larson of Skiatook, Oklahoma, Chris Loffer Shanley Loffer, Marty Ross, and Rickey Loffer II all of Coffeyville, Kansas, Jimmy Loffer of Snowflake, Arizona, Leota Sutter of Dewey, Oklahoma, Jennifer Hansen of Parsons, Kansas Mark Loffer of Nowata, Oklahoma, and Tyrone Loffer of Liberty, Kansas. As well as a slue of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Violet Maxine Loffer is the epitome of a faithful Christiaan. God shone through her living example to touch many lives. She is loved severely and will be forever missed.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9th, 2018 at the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

Memorials are suggested to Living Faith Tabernacle in Coffeyville; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, Kansas 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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Jill Harmon Reed


Jill Harmon Reed, 73, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at her home.

 

She was born on July 25, 1945 at Miami, Oklahoma to Raymond and Maggie (Melton) Harmon. When Jill was young, her family moved to the Valeda, Kansas area where she grew up and attended Valeda Grade School. She later attended Labette County High School and graduated from Edna High School in 1963.

 

On September 23, 1965 she married Charles George Reed at Valeda. They were later divorced in 1988.

 

She was employed by U.S.D. #445 in Food Service for many years.

Jill enjoyed going to auctions, visiting the casinos, and collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, and was a big Kansas City Royals fan, but her greatest joy was spending time with her sons.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Ray “Bobby” Reed and Charles “Chuck” Reed both of Coffeyville; and one brother, Thomas Harmon of Coffeyville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Maggie Harmon; two brothers, one who died as an infant, and Jack Harmon.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Jill’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Lions Club; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of the 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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Alta Jane Donald


Alta Jane Donald age 101 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 surrounded by her family.

 

Alta was born on November 2, 1916 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Elmer and Susan (Ritter) Fields.  She was the last living of ten children, two died at the age of two  She grew up and attended school in the Pittsburg area.    On July 24, 1936 she married the love of her life, Alfred Donald in Lamar, Missouri.  Together they raised their two children in the Coffeyville area.  Alta worked at Taylor Bag and other various establishments in Coffeyville but her most accomplished was as a homemaker.  She valued her family and the care she provided for them.

 

Alta enjoyed shopping often times having more endurance than her family, one of her shopping desires was often for a new couch, she also enjoyed reading, being outside, and visiting with people, she never met a stranger.  She had a wonderful sense of humor. Alta along with her daughter and daughter-in-law enjoyed traveling to California, for an annual visit to see her sister celebrating their shared birthdays.

 

Those left to cherish wonderful memories of her life is her son, Steve N. Donald and his wife Priscilla of Romona, OK: daughter,  Connie Louise and husband Jerry Marlow; grandchildren, Rebecca "Becky" D. and husband Joseph G. Green of Collinsville, OK: Shawn Marlow of Coffeyville, Dusty Donald and his wife Angie of Claremore, OK; five great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.  She is now resting with her husband who preceded her in death on May 5, 2000, her parents Elmer and Susan, siblings, Elmer "Bud" Clover Fields, Lawrence "Jack" Andrew Fields, Lewis "Ike" Calvin Fields, Edward Lindy Fields, Violet Louise Evans, Christene Maude Hestand, and Donna Charlene Pifster.

 

Funeral services will be on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS, with Pastor Furan Jackson of  South Coffeyville United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will take place immediately following the service at Fairview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2 to 4 also at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  The family has requested that memorial contributions be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and 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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Leonard Lee Kizzire


 Leonard Lee Kizzire, 76, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Coffeyville surrounded by his loving family. 

 

Leonard was born on August 31, 1942 in Long Beach, California to Clarence and Doris (Thompson) Kizzire.  He grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas where he graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1960. 

 

After high school Leonard joined the United States Navy.  He proudly served his country for 8 years before receiving his honorable discharge from the military.  In May of 1963 he began working for Farmland Industries; known today as CVR Energy where he worked as a carpenter and foreman for more than 45 years.  He retired in October of 2008. 

 

On July 8, 1962 he was united in marriage to his loving wife, Mary Sutherlin at the Central Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  They made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their two children, Kevin and Tina. 

 

Leonard was a proud member of the American Legion Post #20 and served as Commander for 3 years.  Leonard was an valued member of the local V.F.W.  & American Legion Honor Guard.  He was very actve with the Legion Riders.  He was a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Ft. Scott, Kansas, 32°, the Shriners Mirza Temple in Pittsburg, Kansas and the Operating Engineers Union 123. 

 

He was an avid antique tractor collector.  As part of the Legion Riders, Leonard enjoyed his trike and getting together to ride with his friends.  He also liked to garden.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

Leonard is survived by his wife, Mary Kizzire of the home; son, Kevin Kizzire and wife, Charita of Valeda, Kansas; Tina Wadkins and husband, Darin of Peculiar, Missouri; grandchildren, Tyler Kizzire of Mound Valley, Kansas; Dexter Wadkins and wife, Amber of Seneca, Missouri, Ethan Wadkins of Peculiar, Missouri; one great grandchild that will be born in April 2019; brothers, Jack Kizzire and wife, Mona of Mesa, Arizona and Roger Shaw of Kansas City, Kansas.   He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Kizzire and mother, Doris Shaw and step father, Clarence Shaw.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, Kansas.  Chaplain Mike Graham will officiate.  Military Honors will be provided by the Coffeyville V.F.W. Post 1022 and American Legion Post #20 Honor Guard. 

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Legion Riders; 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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Leonard Lee Kizzire


 Leonard Lee Kizzire, 76, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Coffeyville surrounded by his loving family. 

 

Leonard was born on August 31, 1942 in Long Beach, California to Clarence and Doris (Thompson) Kizzire.  He grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas where he graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1960. 

 

After high school Leonard joined the United States Navy.  He proudly served his country for 8 years before receiving his honorable discharge from the military.  In May of 1963 he began working for Farmland Industries; known today as CVR Energy where he worked as a carpenter and foreman for more than 45 years.  He retired in October of 2008. 

 

On July 8, 1962 he was united in marriage to his loving wife, Mary Sutherlin at the Central Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  They made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their two children, Kevin and Tina. 

 

Leonard was a proud member of the American Legion Post #20 and served as Commander for 3 years.  Leonard was an valued member of the local V.F.W.  & American Legion Honor Guard.  He was very actve with the Legion Riders.  He was a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Ft. Scott, Kansas, 32°, the Shriners Mirza Temple in Pittsburg, Kansas and the Operating Engineers Union 123. 

 

He was an avid antique tractor collector.  As part of the Legion Riders, Leonard enjoyed his trike and getting together to ride with his friends.  He also liked to garden.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

Leonard is survived by his wife, Mary Kizzire of the home; son, Kevin Kizzire and wife, Charita of Valeda, Kansas; Tina Wadkins and husband, Darin of Peculiar, Missouri; grandchildren, Tyler Kizzire of Mound Valley, Kansas; Dexter Wadkins and wife, Amber of Seneca, Missouri, Ethan Wadkins of Peculiar, Missouri; one great grandchild that will be born in April 2019; brothers, Jack Kizzire and wife, Mona of Mesa, Arizona and Roger Shaw of Kansas City, Kansas.   He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Kizzire and mother, Doris Shaw and step father, Clarence Shaw.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, Kansas.  Chaplain Mike Graham will officiate.  Military Honors will be provided by the Coffeyville V.F.W. Post 1022 and American Legion Post #20 Honor Guard. 

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Legion Riders; 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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Donna Sue (Johnson) Starnes


Donna Sue (Johnson) Starnes, 64, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.

 

She was born on October 8, 1954 at Hampton, VA to Jimmy L. and Barbara (Colley) Johnson.  Donna grew up and received her education in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1972.

Donna was employed by U.S.D. #445 for over 30 years and Coffeyville Recreation Commission for over 27 years. She loved working with the children and visiting with people while working the concession stand at Coffeyville Recreation ball games and recently the concession stand at Little League was renamed in her honor.

 

Donna was an avid sports fan, especially the Golden State Worriers, Golden Tornado and Red Ravens.

 

Survivors include her son, Casey Starnes of Springfield, MO; her daughter, Jaime Grant and husband Mario of Coffeyville; her mother, Barbara Johnson of Coffeyville; her sister, Vickie Males and husband, Don of Coffeyville; grandson, Sevan Grant; nephew, Craig Males and wife, Tamara of Coffeyville; niece, Kara Males of Coffeyville; one great niece and three great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Johnson.

 

The family will celebrate Donna’s life at a gathering of family and friends at the Coffeyville Recreation Center on Saturday November 3rd from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

 

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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Marianna L. Brant


Marianna L. Brant, 74, of rural Havana, KS passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Heritage Villa in Bartlesville, OK.

 

She was born on March 16, 1944 at Independence, KS to Harold and Goldena (Eversole) Sullivan. Marianna grew up on the family farm near Havana, she graduated from Caney High School in 1962.

 

On November 18, 1962 she married Richard Brant in the Caney United Methodist Church. Following their marriage they lived in Bartlesville, OK while Marianna attended Bartlesville Business College. After graduating they moved to Owasso, OK.

Marianna was employed as Credit Manager for Earle M. Jorgensen Company in Tulsa, OK and later Dallas, TX for over 20 year retiring in 1997. Following her retirement they returned to rural Havana to make their home.

She was a member of the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS and former longtime members of the First Christian Church in Owasso, OK, and served as Secretary of the National Association of Credit Managers. Marianna enjoyed quilting at Tyro Christian Church, and loved spoiling her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her husband, Richard of the home; one daughter, Juli Brant of rural Havana, one son, Jason Brant and wife, Miranda of Neosho, MO; three grandchildren, Taylor Johnson and girlfriend Emma Smith of Broken Arrow, OK, Joanna Brant of Windsor, MO, and Rebecca Brant of Neosho, MO; one sister, Patty Fields and husband, Loyd of Caney and their sons, Kelly Fields and wife, Sara of Nixa, MO, and Shane Fields and wife, Marisha of Sedan; one brother, Kenneth Sullivan and wife, Carla of rural Havana and their daughter Micca Brown and her husband, Craig of Gentry, AR; her mother-in-law June Brant of Independence; sister-in-law, Rozalyn Boggs and family of Cherryvale, and brother-in-law, Rodney Spader and family of Wichita.

 

A Celebration of Marianna’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Tyro Christian Church with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials sent to Tyro Christian Church designated for Blanket Blessings Project.

 

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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Mike Olen Adcock


Mike Olen Adcock, age 66, of Cape Fair, Missouri, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at Amazing Grace Chapel, 501 E. 9th St., Coffeyville on Saturday, November 3, at 11 a.m.

            Mike was born October 29, 1951, in Port Hueneme, California to Fletcher and Tina (Trask) Adcock. He moved to Coffeyville, Kansas, with his family when he was 16 years old. On May 5, 1984, he was united in marriage to Vicki Garrison, who survives. Carrying on his legacy is one son, Michael Adcock, who lives in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, with his wife, Amanda Hollands and their 3 children, Nevaeh, Bryson and Eli. Also surviving is one brother, Jim Adcock of Dewey Arizona; four sisters: Sharon McSorley of Lake Placid Florida; Connie Hill of Fort Pierce Florida; Debbie Allen and Lori Borron of Coffeyville Kansas.

            Preceding him in death were his parents.

            Mike graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville and received an Associate degree later in life from Coffeyville Community College. He was honorably discharged after 8 years of service from the United States Army on February 23, 1993. Mike retired as Commander of Field Services from Coffeyville Police Department after 20 years of service. While with the C.P.D. he served on the Special Operations Team and worked many years with his canine partner, Danvet. After moving to Missouri in March 2008, he then worked for the Barry County Sheriff Department for 10 years, 7 of those years as Court Bailiff. He finally retired completely from law enforcement on July 6, 2018.  He loved his church family at First Baptist of Cape Fair and will be sadly missed by his family and friends until our reunion in heaven.

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Damon Alfred Wilbern, Jr.


Damon Alfred Willbern, Jr. age 92, passed away at his home in Coffeyville, Kansas with his family.

 

Damon was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 30, 1925 to Damon Alfred Willbern, Sr. and Zelma (Stevens) Willbern. He moved to Coffeyville as a child and made his home with his father and step-mother Marjorie Miller Willbern. He graduated from Missouri Military Academy in 1944 and served in World War II in the Army 329th Infantry Regiment 83rd Division. After his honorable discharge he returned to Coffeyville and attended Coffeyville Community College.

 

On September 5, 1947 he married Esther Jo Livingston. The couple made their home in Texas before returning to Coffeyville to raise their family. Mr. Willbern was the Vice President and manager of The Music Box. Upon the closing of that business he made his living as owner and operator of Red Nose Sam’s Pawn Shop until retirement.

 

Damon was proud of his service to his country, never met a stranger, enjoyed Big Band music and traveling. He believed travel to be one of the best forms of education. He most desired to make a difference for his family and loved to share his experiences and advice with them and everyone he met.

 

Damon’s family who continue to cherish his memory are: daughter and son-in-law Connie and Jon Graham of The Woodlands, Tx; brother David Willbern and wife Margo of New Mexico; grandchildren Daniel Atkinson of Coffeyville, Jocelyn Larson of Dallas, Haley Arizmendi of Houston, Jeremy Willbern of Fayetteville and Andrew Jerrid Cook of Tulsa; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Esther Jo, infant son Steven, daughter Marcia Atkinson, son Marc and step-sister Patricia McKay.

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11 am at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Chaplain Mike Graham officiating.  Military Honors will be provided by Ft. Riley Big Red One and Coffeyville VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20.  The family will receive friends on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at the Chapel.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Coffeyville American Legion Post 20. Contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave the family a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Janet Marie (Jennings) Freel


Janet Marie (Jennings) Freel, 69, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at her home.

 

Janet was born on December 11, 1948 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Jerald and Marie (Benning) Jennings.  Janet grew up in Coffeyville where she graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  She earned her Associate Degree in Business from Coffeyville Community College Janet was also a graduate of the Coffeyville Beauty College that was located above the Midland Theatre.

 

In June of 1972 she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Freel at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  They had two children, Erica and Richard “Bo” Jr.  In 1987 the couple divorced

 

After college Janet worked as a beautician until having children.  While the kids were growing up all her time was spent taking care of them and the home.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed trying new foods and recipes.  She would often watch cooking shows and was considered to be a foodie.

 

In 1988 Janet worked as a Clerk for the City of Edna until 1992.  She was the City Manager for Kinsley, Kansas for 3 years.  She was City Clerk for Belle Plain, Kansas for 4 years.  After returning to the area, Janet worked at Watco Railroad in Cherryvale, Twin Valley Utility Billing in Altamont, Kansas for 2 years, Eagles Security for 4 years.  She also did personal taxes for many years.  Most recently she worked at Coffeyville Chiropractic for Dr. Heath Haffner, D.C. as his secretary for the past 8 years.  She worked as recently as last month until her health kept her home.

 

Janet enjoyed playing bingo at Holy Name, visiting casinos and playing crossword scratch-off tickets.  She used to be active in a local women’s bowling league.  She liked to travel and go on car rides, reading and thread crocheting.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Erica Ann Freel of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Kayla and Damon Freel of Independence, Kansas; sister, Jerrie Ann Lowrance and husband, Jerry of Coffeyville, Kansas; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.  She will be dearly missed by so many people.

 

Preceding her in death are her parents, Jerald T. Jennings, Marie E. Jennings - Metzinger and loving son, Richard “Bo” Freel, Jr.

 

Funeral Services for Janet will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Dearing Christian Church in Dearing, Kansas.  Pastor J.B. Brown will officiate.  Graveside services will immediately follow at the Fairview Veterans Memorial Patio in Coffeyville with private burial in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends on Monday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 

The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; 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 special message for the family online visit www.dwbfh.com

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

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Esther Lucile Foster


Esther Lucile Foster age 95, passed away on October 21, 2018 at Medicalodges of Independence.

 

Esther was born the same day as her brother Chester Hobart, in Independence, KS on January 24, 1923 to Thomas E and Stella May (Roach) Hobart. Esther attended school and graduated from Cedar Vale High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she attended Pittsburg State University where she became a teacher due to the severe shortage of educators during World War II. Esther taught for five years before working for Boeing as an accounts payable clerk.

 

After the war, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Jefferson Foster on November 7, 1947. Bill worked for Southwestern Bell and the couple was un-located for 2 ½ years making 26 moves during that time from East to West. Their mobile home was a great asset during those moves. In 1950 they bought a home and small acreage in Arkansas City; it was there that they were blessed with the birth of a daughter and a son. In 1960 they moved to Independence where they purchased 80 acres and built a home. Esther was a homemaker, staying at the farm caring for her children, working with the 4-H, attending the children’s school activities, church activities, helping Bill with the farm and cattle, and everything else that came along that makes a homemaker so much more. Esther and Bill loved country and western music; they made several trips to Branson a year to enjoy concerts. They also enjoyed visiting and traveling to scenic areas across the United States.

 

Esther’s memories will live on with her children, Marla Foster Ware, and David “Thaine” Foster and his wife Cheryl, granddaughter Amanda Kaufman her husband Anthony, great-grandson Eli Kaufman and soon to be great-grandson Samuel Kaufman.

 

She now rests with her parents, her husband of 56 years Bill, and brother Chester Hobart.

 

Private family services will be held and Esther will be laid to rest next to her husband Bill in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Heart Association 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 www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Joseph Ernest Wilson


Joseph Ernest Wilson, Papa Joe, was born August 6, 1947 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Cecil Oda Wilson and Sarah Rebecca Wilson. With his loving children by his side, Joe passed from this life Monday October 22, 2018 at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita Kansas.

 

Papa Joe lived in Coffeyville nearly his entire life and graduated from Coffeyville High School in 1965.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1972, earning the rank of Sergeant. While in the Air Force, Joe served at North Bend Airforce Station near Hauser, Oregon.

 

After the service, Joe returned to his hometown and began working at the local refinery. Over the next 45 years, Papa Joe held numerous jobs at the refinery from filling oil barrels to driving a vacuum truck and serving on the fire response team.

 

He married Nancy Jean Rhodes on October 1, 1971. Together, they had two children; Shelly Jean Kingery and husband Jay of Yukon OK, and Matthew Joseph Wilson and wife Jennifer of Wichita, KS.

 

Papa Joe was blessed with seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Attending their school and church activities brought him great joy. Joe is preceded in death by his mother, father, and one sister, Frances Ann Smith. He is survived by one sister, Betty Jo Clark, and two brothers, John Cecil Wilson and James Edward Wilson.

 

Throughout his life, Papa Joe worked to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. He was a devoted member of the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Much like his work at the refinery, Joe worked many jobs at the church, filling needs from handyman to bus driver and cook.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 25 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville. Services will be held at the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville, KS on Friday, October 26 at 2:00pm. Interment will immediately follow the service at the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Bible Baptist Church's Call to Conquer Fund at 701 W 4th Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337, donations may also be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Dr. George F. McDuffee, Jr.


Dr. George F. McDuffee Jr., 79, passed away Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, KS.

 

He was born Feb. 25, 1939 in Kansas City, MO, to George F. (Mac) McDuffee, Sr. and Betty Henderson McDuffee.  He is survived by his brother, Colonel Frank W. McDuffee, USMC (Ret.), of Fayetteville, AR, his beloved nephew and niece, Jeff Turner of Woodbine, GA, and Paige Davis of Radford VA, and numerous grand- and  great grand-nephews & -nieces.

 

George’s parents had said they determined that he was an extraordinary child very early on. When he was learning to speak, it was in multiple languages, reflecting the nationalities of their immigrant neighbors. He was found to be ambidextrous, and possessed a nearly photographic memory.

 

George was raised in OK and KS, graduated from Caney High School, and served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman.  He then attended Coffeyville Junior College, Kansas State University, and received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Southern Illinois University.  While working, George’s inherent quest for knowledge subsequently resulted in him earning a Master of Science (MS) degree from Pittsburg State University.  George’s inquisitive mind and restless curiosity caused him to make his home wherever his profession(s) led him.  ... New York, California, Connecticut, Canada, and Brazil to name a few. Some of the many career paths in which he excelled were sales, law enforcement, automotive R & D, quality control, computer technology, import/export, customer relations, real estate, insurance, statistical analysis, and manufacturing.  But it was not until later in his midlife that George discovered his true calling; that of education. While employed by Berg Manufacturing in Iola, KS, he became an adjunct faculty member at Allen County Community College.  That opportunity ignited his passion for teaching and mentoring. This commitment led him to achieve his Specialist in Education (EdS) degree from Pittsburg State University.  George savored his commitment as a full time educator at college/university level.  A personal academic milestone was reached when he attained his Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from Oklahoma State University.  When he retired from Frank Phillips College, Borger, TX, he continued mentoring and consulting on a variety of subjects, from his home in Coffeyville.

 

Some of George’s hobbies were leather-working, calligraphy, technology, history, econometrics, linguistics, motor-scooters, metallurgy, reading, welding, needlecraft, and gunsmithing.  George’s various affiliations included: American Society of Engineers, National Association of Industrial Technology, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, OSU Foundation, American Rifle Association, and the MacDuffee Clan of America.

 

Our “Unca’ George” will be deeply missed by family, friends, colleagues and countless numbers of students whose lives have been enriched by his servant leadership.  We can be comforted by remembering the words of an unknown author:  “What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.”

 

 

 

Per George's wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, KS.  You are invited to a memorial celebration of the life of “Unca’ George” at his very favorite restaurant.

 In his remembrance, we want to serve you a margarita (or cervesa) and a delicious Mexican meal of your choice on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at El Pueblito, 600 Northeast St., Coffeyville. In lieu of any flowers, it is requested that charitable contributions be made, in George McDuffee’s name. To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Jeremy A. Dodson


Jeremy A. Dodson, 42, of rural Liberty, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

He was born on December 30, 1975 in Coffeyville to John and Mary (Rife) Dodson. Jeremy grew up in and attended school in the South Coffeyville, Oklahoma area, graduating from Oklahoma Union High School. He attended Coffeyville Community College where he was a member of the baseball team and meats judging team. He attended Ozark Christian College and then completed his education receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Friends University.

 

On March 1, 1997, Jeremy married Cheri O’Brien at Tyro Christian Church. They made their home in rural Liberty where they enjoyed raising cattle together. They were heavily involved with Montgomery County 4-H and any other activities that their three children participated in, especially the Cherryvale High School Wrestling program.

 

Jeremy enjoyed hunting, caring for his cattle, was an avid baseball fan, and had mean cooking skills. His greatest love was spending time with his children and their friends.

 

Jeremy was employed as Factory Machining Supervisor at John Deere Coffeyville Works. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. He volunteered his time in many areas including: Montgomery County 4-H Board, 4-H Meat Judging Team Coach, 4-H Shooting Sports Archery Instructor, Little League Baseball Coach, Kids Club Wrestling Coach, served as Liberty Township Clerk, and volunteered for the Liberty Fire Department.

 

Jeremy leaves behind his wife, Cheri; sons, Colben and Cord; and daughter, Cammie, all of the home. Other survivors include his parents John and Mary Dodson of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; sister, Janice Littlepage and her husband, Matt, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; and numerous other friends and relatives. 

 

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Independence First Church of the Nazarene, 3167 South 10th St., Independence, KS with Pastor Bill Booe of the Liberty United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery northwest of Coffeyville. In true Jeremy fashion, casual attire is expected; jeans are acceptable.

 

Friends may call on Thursday, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 Liberty United Methodist Church, 4th and Main St., Liberty, KS.

The family suggests memorials to the Dodson Children Education Fund established at Community National Bank; 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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David Daniel Castorena


 

David Daniel Castorena age 58 of Edna passed away on September 27, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

David was born on December 17, 1959 in Coffeyville to OC "Keido” and Mickey “Rodriquez” Castorena. David attended local elementary schools until he joined the United States Marine Corps on September 28, 1977. During his time in the Marines he received his high school diploma in Transylvania. David was a gunner in the Corps until his honorable discharge when he returned home to Coffeyville. He began working at Spears where he reunited with longtime childhood friend Debra Sue Amann, the couple started dating and were united in marriage on November 7, 1987 in Seoul, South Korea while Debra was serving in the United States Army. David enjoyed working on things with wheels and motors; he was always tinkering on an old mower. He took a special interest in teaching his son Zack how to work on things and they spent countless hours talking and working together. David also loved anytime he could get with his grandchildren, they were his happiness. He will be missed for his strong willed sometimes stubborn ways that his friends and family loved so much about him. He was known to stir people up to see what their reaction would be all in good fun. He also loved cats.

David’s memories will live on with his wife Debra, sons, Zachary Castorena his wife Victoria and Joseph Castorena, daughters, Tamera Weber her husband Rusty and Monica Castorena her fiancé Mike Cook, brother OC Castorena, Andrew Castorena, and Robert “Cas” Castorena, sisters, Penny Tucker, Lynn Brown, Debbie Blumenstein, Jane (Meador) McGee her husband Kent, and Rhonda Kelvin, grandchildren, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Castorena, Tristin Golden, Jaxon Bond, and Dylan Weber also numerous nieces and nephews.

He now rests with his parents and daughter Jenny Castorena.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Chapel from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The family request memorials be made to the family to help with medical and final expenses. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com 

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Harold D. Jaggers


Harold D. Jaggers, 94, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at his home.

 

He was born on July 6, 1924 at Muskogee, OK to Harry L. and Bessie (Ward) Jaggers. When Harold was young his family moved to the Coffeyville area where he attended James School and graduated from Field Kindley High School.

 

On March 3, 1943 he married Joline Walborn at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville.

Harold was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army from June 1943 until being honorably discharged in January 1946.

After being discharged from the Army he returned to Coffeyville where he was employed as a machinist at Continental Can, and later at Funk Mfg. Co. (now John Deere Coffeyville Works), Wheatley Valve Co. and Speer Mfg. Co. in Caney until retiring. While working as a machinist Harold and Joline also farmed for many years.

 

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022, Coffeyville Men’s Basketball Association and a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Harold was an avid Coffeyville Community College Red Raven sports fan, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading.

Survivors include one son, Darell Jaggers and wife, Connie; two daughters, Lois Freeman and husband, Jerry, and Cheryl Lay all of Coffeyville; one brother, Kenneth Jaggers of Bartlesville, OK; one sister, Mildred Piper of South Dakota; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joline in 2006; two sisters, Norma Erne and Vinita Kaufman; and two brothers, Curtis Jaggers and Harry Jaggers, Jr.

 

A memorial service celebrating Harold’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio with Pastor Lee Passwater of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. Private inurnment will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Community College Athletic Department; 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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Steven Sorn Cramer


Steven Sorn Cramer age 72 of Tyro, went home to be with the Lord and family that passed before on September 29, 2018 at his home.

 

Steven was born to Earl and Martha Cramer on August 31, 1946. Steven was one of three boys and his older brother Gary passed in 2014. Steven leaves behind three sons, Jason his wife Debi of Chanute, Danny Cramer his son Coby, and stepson Lafe Kirkpatrick his wife Khylee of Caney, 10 grandchildren, he also leaves behind his girlfriend Mary Perry from Coffeyville. His younger brother Dick and his wife Connie reside in Hastings, Nebraska. Steven was the owner and operator of Cramer Electric and is well known for his business throughout the community. Steven enjoyed playing pool and played in numerous pool leagues. He also enjoyed deer hunting and coyote hunting especially with his son Jason. Steven is going to be missed by many.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 10:00am, Interment will immediately follow at Springhill Cemetery, North of Coffeyville. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chapel The family suggests memorials be made payable to Tri Valley Developmental Services 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 www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Judith "Judy" Kay BRUHN


Judith “Judy” Kay Bruhn, 70, of Liberty, Kansas passed away on September 28, 2018 at Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation in Neodesha, Kansas. 

 

Judy was born on July 5, 1948 in Cherryvale, Kansas to Robert “Bob” and Wilma (Holt) Leahew.  She grew up in Cherryvale, Kansas where she graduated High School.  Judy went on to earn her Associates Degree from Independence Community College. 

 

In 1965 she was united in marriage to Marvin Jones of the union three children were born.  The couple later divorced. 

 

On August 5, 1989 she married Henry A. Bruhn in Independence, Kansas.  Judy spent her time as a homemaker.  She enjoyed raising her children and tending to the home.  She loved playing games, and reading books.  She also collected M&M figures and knick knacks. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband, Henry Bruhn of the home; children, Lynn Jones and wife, Christy of Independence, Kansas, Michelle Gillman and husband, Jeff of Coffeyville, Kansas, Mike Jones and wife, Michelle of Independence, Kansas; Jacqueline McKibben and husband, Doug of Miami, Oklahoma, Harry Bruhn of Coffeyville, Kansas; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; five brothers; five sisters; mother and father-in-law, Harry and Christina Scott of Independence, Kansas; brother-in-law, Sam Bruhn of Independence, Kansas and her lifelong best friend, Rhonda Sherwood of Andover, Kansas along with several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Wilma Leahew; five sisters and three brothers. 

 

The family will be holding a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Life Praise and Woship Church, 308 N. Liberty, Cherryvale, KS with Pastor David Cavaness officiating.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society and mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas is assisting family with arrangements. 

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

 

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Charles L. Olson


Charles L Olson age 80 of Coffeyville passed away on September 22, 2018 at Windsor Place.

 

Charles was born on November 3, 1937 in Millersburg Michigan to Neils and Rosie (Temple) Olson. Charles was united in marriage to Nancy Sirucek in Twin Falls Idaho. The couple made their home in Labette City, KS then moved to Ulysses, KS and then settled down in Coffeyville, where they made their home for a number of years. Charles worked at Grandview in Parsons, KS and also was employed by the City of Coffeyville. Charles loved to spend time with his family and friends.

 

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Tina Farrow of Coffeyville, brothers, Marvin Wilson of Greeley, Colorado and Jerry Wilson of North Dakota, sisters, Shirley McIntyre of Springfield, Missouri and Debbie Abrego of Olney, Colorado, grandchildren, Melvin Collins of Coffeyville, Kansas , Justin Collins of Cherryvale, Kansas, Jessie Collins of Canon City, Colorado, Charlie Farrow Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas and Teresa Farrow of Oswego, Kansas, and great-grandchildren Makayla Farrow-Getman, Morgan Getman, Mason Weber, Jessie Farrow, Hailey Farrow, and Tyson Collins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nancy, children Dennis Bossingham, Tammy Olson, and Charles Henry and brother David Wilson.

 

Honoring Charles's wishes, cremation under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will take place and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:00am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, inurnment will immediately follow at Robbins Cemetery.. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6 to 8pm, The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Tatman Cancer Center and they may be sent in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Stuart "Gene" Schenck


Stuart “Gene” Schenck age 75 of Coffeyville passed away on September 23, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.

 

Gene was born on December 4, 1942 in Independence to Clarence and Beulah (Swan) Schenck. He attended local schools and graduated from Independence High School, he continued his education at Independence Community College where he earned his associates degree. In 1960 at the Coffeyville Drive In Gene met the love of his life, Phyllis Farlow. The couple was united in marriage six years later in Wayside. Gene joined the Army National Guard where he proudly served until receiving his honorable discharge. The couple made their home in Coffeyville, where they were blessed with a son and a daughter. He cherished his family, being a devoted husband and very involved dad was his knack in life. From being involved with his sons Boy Scouts to playing with his daughter in the doll house he was there for his family in every way. Gene worked for Sherwin Williams until its closing and then going to SEKTAM where he was a machinist until his retirement in 2008. Some of his favorite hobbies were just being outdoors, fishing, camping, and anytime he could be with his grandchildren. Gene was a relaxed person, known for his easy going demeanor he was always one you could get along with and he loved to joke around with his family and his friends.

 

Gene’s memories will live on with his wife Phyllis, son Chad Schenck his wife Misty, daughter Alisa Lindley her husband Geoffrey, grandchildren Alec, Kayla, and Jordan Schenck, Jacob and Olivia Lindley.

 

He now rests with his parents and brother Jimmie Schenck.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Havana Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Stephenson Cancer Center and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Burns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel

 

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Bradley L. Smith


Bradley L. Smith. 39, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at his home after a long battle with Cerebral Palsy.

 

He was born on September 24, 1978 at Coffeyville to Buddy and Connie (Harrington) Smith. Bradley grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1999.

 

Bradley enjoyed spending time with his family and going to Wal-Mart.

 

Survivors include his parents, Buddy and Connie Smith of the home; his sister, Jenny Hoggatt and husband, Dale of South Coffeyville, OK; brothers, Larry Allison and wife Tracy of South Coffeyville, OK, and Joe Smith and wife, Sherry Bromley of Coffeyville; nieces, Shianne Dale, Christen Dale and Autumn Allison; nephews, Dylan Allison and Dustin Bromley and wife, Erin; great-nephews, Christopher Dale, Owen and Liam Bromley and many more nieces and nephews.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Bradley’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in South Coffeyville, OK with Pastor Jimmy Harrington officiating. Inurnment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

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

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

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Thelma Mae (Martin) Carson


Thelma Mae (Martin) Carson was born December 28, 1931 at home in Coffeyville, assisting in her birth was her paternal grandmother Martin who was a midwife. Thelma died peacefully on September 22, 2018. She had been in Windsor Place Chelsea Unit since 2012.

 

She graduated from Wann High School in 1949. She was on the basketball team and loved playing. She passed that on to her grands and great-grandkids. She went on to work at Nutrena Mill in Coffeyville after graduation, where she worked for 16 years before its closing. She then went to work for Farmland Refinery for 33 years until her retirement. She also enjoyed her work at Coffeyville Stockyard where she worked every Saturday for 35 years. She was known for her expertise at the 10 key. She would have a check out in a short time and knew all the customers.

 

On February 8, 1950 she married Warner Carson in Nowata, OK that resulted in a son Tim.

Her folks put on Rodeos while she was still at home and took care of the books and concession. That is how they made their spending money. They also took a whole rodeo to Mississippi in 1948-1949 before she and Warner married.

 

She listed her greatest activities was watching her family compete in sporting events. Almost every Saturday night they were on the road to a calf roping to take Tim. She very seldom missed any basketball or baseball games to watch Staci and TA. Staci called her, her biggest fan. She enjoyed going to Branson to watch the shows. She took Staci and TA several times and enjoyed the time with them.

Preceding her in death is her husband of 60 years, Warner in 2010, her parents, Clarence and Bessie Martin that passed within 5 days apart, brother Clarence Jr Martin, sisters Dorothy Tieaskie and Betty Meek, and nephew Bobby Joe Martin.

 

Survivors include son Tim and wife Charlotte, grandchildren, Staci and Dusty Franklin, Tim A Carson and wife Missy, great-grandchildren Chase, Cody, and Cassidy Franklin of Minco, OK and Brett, Cade, and Callie of Manhattan, KS, sister-in-law Betty Martin and several nieces and nephews.

 

It is the wish of the family for any memorial be made payable to the Chelsea Unit at Windsor Place. The family would like to thank Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice for assisting in her care after her stroke.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Veteran's Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may sign the register Monday, September 24, 2018 at from 12:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Raymond Dale Ross


Raymond Dale Ross, age 64 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on September 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

 

Raymond was born on March 7, 1954 in Coffeyville to Gene Autry Ross and Madge Irene (Timmerman) Ross.  Raymond grew up in Coffeyville graduating from FKHS in 1972.  A year after graduation he moved to Chanute, Kansas to work in a woodworking shop, learning to use all of the tools needed to build custom cabinets.  He had various jobs over the years but that was by far his favorite.  Raymond used his woodworking skills to build custom crosses that he would take to hospitals to give to patients, and to his church family. The kids at church were so excited to receive a cross from Raymond that they would often go looking for him to get one.  Recently he used old celling fan blades to make crosses.

 

On April 18, 1986 Raymond married Janet Elaine Dobson, in Miami, Oklahoma.  Together they made their home in Coffeyville.  Raymond thanked God always for the love of his wife, his family and his friends and for God helping him right up to his last day.  He was also thankful for his faithful dogs, especially Summer Dawn who helped him to keep going till the end.  Raymond was die hard baseball fan, rooting on his favorite team the New York Yankee's.  Every year he looked forward to watching the Little League World Series, trying to predict what team would win. Until recently he had collected quite a collection of baseball memorabilia.  

 

Those left to cherish Raymond's memory are his wife, Janet of the home; sisters, Phyllis Dunham and Leona Vaughn both of Coffeyville; cousins, Linda McFall and her husband Roger also of Coffeyville, Ronnie White and his wife Crystal of S. Coffeyville; best friend, Jim Oskinson of Coffeyville; a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephew as well as a host of friends.  In addition to his parents, he is now at rest with, a niece, Stephanie Pruitt.

 

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Coffeyville First Nazarene Church, 2300 W. 1st St., Coffeyville, Kansas at 10:30 am with Pastor Ford Hall officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.   The family has suggested memorial contributions to be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of Animals, P O Box 1654, Coffeyville, or 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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Jean Ann Quaglione


Jean Ann Quaglione, 100, of Coffeyville, KS, passed away Monday September 17, 2018.

 

She was born on May 30, 1918, Liberty, KS to Daniel J. and Jennie T. (Strecker) Maher.  She attended school at Pleasant Valley School in Montgomery County.  In 1938, she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy (Newman University), in Wichita, KS.  She attended Coffeyville Community College.

 

In 1939, she accepted a Civil Service appointment as Secretary to the Chief Accountant of the Civil Aeronautics Administration in Washington, D.C.

 

On December 5, 1942, she was united in marriage to Nunzio “Tony” Quaglione, of Baltimore, MD, at All Saint Catholic Church in Liberty, KS.  During World War II, Tony served as a Baker Instructor at Fort Belvior, VA, and then served with the 478th Engineers in Iran (Persian Gulf Command) and the 7th Army, European Theater.  After the war ended, they lived in Baltimore, MD, where Tony was manager of Martin’s Bakery.

In 1952, Jean and her husband purchased Volz Bakery in Coffeyville, KS.  The bakery was located at Second and Elm.  In 1953, the name was changed to Tony’s Bakery.

 

Tony’s Bakery was the first business to open in the Fourth Street Shopping Center in 1956.  After the fire destroyed the shopping center on November 26, 1976, they leased space from Troy Borum in NuWay Foodliner.  They continued operation until retiring and selling the bakery in 1983.  They were in business for 32 years in Coffeyville.

 

Tony died August 26, 1998.  They were married 56 years.

 

Jean was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church; Holy Name Altar Society; St. Ann’s Circle 4; life member of CRMC Auxiliary; Coffeyville American Legion Auxiliary Post #20; V.F.W. Post #1022; former member of the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce; member of the Kansas State Baker’s Association; member of the American Retail Baker’s Association.

 

Survivors one daughter Jeannie Unruh and husband Tony of Coffeyville; Son-in-law Bob Fox and wife Lauren of Kansas City, KS; four grandchildren; Toni Marie Hansen and husband Hawley of Ashburn, VA; Stephanie DiPilla and husband Larry of Laurel Springs, NJ; Tony Unruh and wife Katie of Overland, MO; Jennie Thompson and husband Tony of Kansas City, MO; eight great-grandchildren: Emily, Anthony, Cameron Hansen, Austin Olson, Lauren DiPilla, Nunzio and Harrison Unruh, Sophia Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Tony; one daughter Mary Jo Fox; two brothers, John and Ignatius Maher; five sisters: Agnes Schicke, Katherine Blaes, Myrtle Schicke, Josephine DeTar and Mary Staton.

 

A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School; 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 in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Cora Mae (Young) Bolden


Cora Mae (Young) Bolden of Coffeyville passed away on August 31, 2018 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

 

Cora was born on August 5, 1943 in Shelby, Mississippi to the late Douglas Young and Jessie Young. To this union eight children were born. Cora was the first daughter born of these children.  Cora spent her childhood growing up in Memphis, Tennessee where she received her education and graduated from Mitchell Road High School in 1961. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her Lord and personal Savior and attended St. Paul Church of God in Christ, in Memphis Tennessee.

After graduation she moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she studied at Chicago University. In 1962, she met Mack Arthur Tompkins Jr. and to that union of three years was born a son, Mack Tompkins.  Cora was employed by Mars Candy Company and worked there for ten plus years. While residing in Chicago, Cora met the love of her life of fifty-three years, Robert E. Bolden. To that union was born a son Curtis Alexander Bolden in 1971.

 

In 1983, the family moved to Coffeyville, Kansas. Thereafter, Cora worked at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) for a short time. She was later employed at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas where she then retired after eighteen years of service.  Cora was well known through the community and became a Foster Parent to many children. She loved to decorate, cook, bowl – an awesome bowler at that, to where she even won many tournaments. But most of all she loved to spend time with her family.  Cora was a member of the Berean Christian Mission Center for many years in Independence, Kansas.

When her health began to fail she united with Sardis First Missionary Baptist Church under the late leadership of Dr. V.O. Horn.  Cora was quiet, soft spoken, and a gentle person who hardly ever met a stranger and treated everyone she knew with kindness and love. Her loving husband, her sons, and her grand and great grandchildren was her passion. Cora was especially proud of her grandson Curtis Bolden Jr. (C.J.) for all of his help and achievements.

 

Cora was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Michael Carl (Pete) Young, Howard Young, and Andre Young. Cora leaves to cherish her memory, Husband – Robert E. Bolden, Sons – Mack (Renee) Tompkins, Bellflower, California and Curtis Bolden Sr., Kansas City, Kansas, Brothers – Eugene Young, Chicago, Illinois, John (Mary) Young, Chicago, Illinois, Alva Young, Merrillville, Indiana, and a Sister – Beverly (Burl) Love, Inglewood, California, and a Sister-In-Law – Virginia Young, Detroit, Michigan. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

 

Home going service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 also at the chapel from 9 am to 1 pm, friends are welcome to sign the register until 5 pm.  Burial will be immediately follow the service at Fairview Cemetery also in Coffeyville.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit  www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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