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Gene Dale Brooks


Gene Dale Brooks age 90 of Nowata, OK passed away on February 23, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

 

Dale also known by Bud was born on January 15, 1929 in Independence, KS to Dee and Beatrice (Stanley) Brooks. He attended the rural Sunnyside School up until moving to California where he began working odd jobs. He moved back to Havana where he married Elinor Thompson on November 23, 1947 in Havana. The couple was blessed with a son and two daughters. They made their home in Wichita where he found employment with Boeing, he later opened a barber shop, and then started driving a big rig. In 1974 Elinor passed away and in 1975 Dale moved him and his youngest daughter to Independence where he drove a school bus for a short time and continued some trucking. He met Patsy Smith Clark and they joined each other in marriage on June 24, 1995. They made South Coffeyville their home and later settled in Nowata.

 

Dale spent some of his free time woodworking and enjoyed playing his guitar any chance he could get. He belonged to the Old Time Kansas Pickers and Fiddlers. Friends and family that knew him best smile when they say he was a touch outspoken, but he had a deep love for his family and thought the world of his great-grandchildren.

 

Dale’s memories will live on with his wife Patsy, Children, Kenneth Brooks, Melinda Turner her husband Rod, Amy DeMoss her husband Terry Step-children David Clark his wife Esther, and Pamela Dotson her husband Robert, grandchildren, Michael Finney, Jacob Russell, Rachel Finney, Jessica Russell-Harold, Tara Bell, Lauren Houghton, Nicholas DeMoss, Jessie Dotson, Dalton Dotson, and William Dotson, great-grandchildren, Quintin Ausemus, Madelynn Bell, Jayden Houghton, Kayson Houghton, Isabelle Russell, Kellen Finney, Cooper DeMoss, Noah Russell, Melina Finney, Eden Russell, Lakyn DeMoss, Aubrey Russell, and Cash Dotson.

 

Dale now rests with his parents, wife Elinor, brother, Russell Brooks and sister, Marie Logan.

 

It was Dale’s wishes to have himself willed to the University Of Kansas Medical Center for education and research. The family will be holding a celebration of life service on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at New Hope Christian Church, 908 E 4th St., Cherryvale, KS 67335 at 11 am. Friends are invited to sign the register anytime between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 29 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. The family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Coffeyville Friends or Animals 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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Kim Hughey


Kim Delaine Hughey passed from this life on March 15, 2019 at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, KS.

 

Born on December 31, 1956 in Coffeyville, KS Kim spent her life in the Coffeyville area. Growing up in rural Labette County, she attended Angola Grade School and graduated from Labette County High School.

 

Kim will always be remembered for her gentle, loving nature and her love for family, friends and music. She was an exceptional pianist and keyboard player. Music was her passion. On June 28, 1991 Kim married the love of her life, Mike Hughey. Together they surrounded themselves with family and friends; they enjoyed listening, making, and recording music together.

 

Mike survives to cherish her memory. Others that remain to lovingly remember Kim are sons; Johnas Cross and wife Jessica of Nowata, OK and Cambron Hughey of Coffeyville, siblings; Diane Jericho, Monte Owens and wife Mary and Eric Jensen and wife Velena, all of Coffeyville, Dennis Owens and wife Jan of Omaha, NE, Jim Jensen and wife Peggy of Lucasville, OH. Her memory will be held close by all her nieces, nephews and other family members as well as a multitude of friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donna and JB Jensen, and mother and father-in-law John and Betty Sullivan.

 

Honoring Kim’s wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit   www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

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Myrna Louise Lanning


Myrna Louise Lanning age 80 of Coffeyville went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 13, 2019.

 

Myrna was born on November 14, 1938 in Benedict, KS to Carl and Dorothy (Bell) Wing. She attended school in Fredonia and received her certificate from Wichita Beauty College. Myrna owned and operated her own salon in Coffeyville for a number of years. She was married to Dean Lanning from 1953 to 1964, to this union the couple was blessed with a son and daughter. After having some health related issues due to chemicals at the salon Myrna went to work for the City of Coffeyville where she worked in human resources. She devoted many years to the city and retired in 2001.

 

Myrna was a member of the bowling league, bridge club, and a faithful member of Grace Fellowship. She loved to read and study her Bible. Daily readings were much more than just reading, she would research the meaning and wanted to fully understand the passages. When her sight began to fail her daughter bought her the Bible on audio and she enjoyed listening to the word of God. Myrna was a talented artist; drawing, painting, and pretty much any crafts she made were spectacular. She enjoyed sports, such as football, basketball, and golf; she kept up on the players and would know their stats and averages. She also enjoyed scrabble, and loved when her opponent challenged her. During these “scrabble battle” the scrabble dictionary was put to good use. Myrna loved her family, keeping a clean house, doing for others, and she loved her church family.

 

Myrna’s memories will live on with her daughter Debbie Lindbloom and son-in-law Trent; grandchildren: Becky and Eric VanBecelaere, Kelly and Aaron Green, Lesli and Randy Lugo and Kristin and Rick Pippin; great-grandchildren: Noah Newcomb, Hunter Newcomb, Lillian Green, Addison VanBecelaere, Grace VanBecelaere, Austin Lancaster, Keaton Lancaster, Logan Lugo, Kendal Lugo, Faith Pippin and Wyatt Pippin.

 

She now rests with her parents, her son Rick Lanning; brothers: Ronald Wing and Richard Wing; sister, LaVonne Roll and grandson Heath Lanning.

 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Grace Fellowship with Pastor Doug Mund officiating. A private inurnment will take place in Fairview Cemetery. The family suggest memorials be made payable to Grace Fellowship 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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Quinton Lamar Kendrex, Sr.


Quinton Lamar Kendrex Sr. age 58 of Independence passed away on March 9, 2019 at St Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

 

Quinton was born on May 16, 1960 in St Louis, MO to Leon Kendrex and Barbara Smith Jefferson. He attended grade school in Decatur, IL then the family moved to Coffeyville in 1969 where he continued his education at Field Kindley High School where he was active in track and field. He graduated from high school in Topeka; he then received his associate’s degree in applied science. Quinton spent most of his career as a laborer; he also played in a traveling band for some time and most recently as a chef and was working for Down Home Family Restaurant. He had married Sheretta Chapman and the couple later divorced. On February 13, 2002 he was united in marriage to Rosslynn Ledman. Those that knew Quinton best will remember how hilariously funny he always was, his genuine care, love, and concern for his friends and family, his compassionate and giving spirit, and his basic knowledge of history. Quinton liked playing dominoes, chess, listening to music, spending time with his family, and studying the Bible. Quinton longed for a strong relationship with God and he had found that.

 

Survivors include his wife, Rosslynn Kendrex of Bartlesville, sons, Quinton Kendrex Jr. of Independence, Stanley Kendrex of Coffeyville, Brandon Kendrex Locke of Los Angeles, and Trevor Kendrex Locke of Los Angeles, daughter, Kwynn Kendrex of Bartlesville, step children, Tony Hayes of Coffeyville, Joshua Hayes of Salina, Anthony Hayes of Bartlesville, brothers, Leon Kendrex of Independence, Anthony Kendrex of Decatur, Tracy Kendrex of Independence, Neil Vernon of Coffeyville, sisters Reatha Clark of Pueblo, Pamela Thames of Independence, and Bridgett Kendrex, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Stanley Kendrex.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the family to help with expenses. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit  www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

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Nettie Marie Allen Phillips


Nettie Marie Allen Phillips, born October 5, 1946, in Coffeyville, Kansas, passed Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Nettie attended school in Altamont, Kansas, and graduated from Labette County High School in 1964. Her education continued at Coffeyville Community College, where she completed business courses. She met and fell in love with Harold Phillips, and the couple married on September 13, 1970 at the baptist church in Dearing, Kansas. Nettie spent her years working at Continental Can, then moved on to Halliburton, then Haymaker’s Furniture, and spent her later years at Coffeyville Tire and Auto.

 

She enjoyed many hobbies including crocheting, bingo, playing cards, and collecting clown memorabilia. Nettie will be remembered most for her heart. She dedicated her life to loving and caring for everyone she met. Her family and friends enriched her life and the impact she made on them will last forever.

 

Nettie is preceded in death by her father, Olen Gordon Allen, and sister Barbara Jean Allen.

 

Nettie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harold, as well as her son Jeff Allen and his wife Katrina; her daughter Tammy and husband Mark Overton. Nettie is also survived by her mother, Leora Lorine Allen of Coffeyville; siblings: sister Carol Hannah and husband Gene  of Liberty, Kansas; sister Leanne Herriman and husband, Gary of Liberty, Kansas; and brother Johnnie Allen and wife, Lois of Dearing, Kansas. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

Viewing will be held Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

 

The celebration of Nettie’s life will take place Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Services will be held at Bible Baptist Church, located at 701 West 4th Street in Coffeyville, Kansas. Burial will take place at Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Kansas.

 

The family suggests memorial to Relay for Life, or Windsor Place Activity Fund; 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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Delpha Darlene Ingram


Delpha Darlene Ingram, 87, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Morningstar Care Center in Baldwin City, KS.

 

She was born on July 1, 1931  at Coffeyville to Albert and Esther McIntosh. Delpha grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School and later attended Coffeyville Community College.

She married David Ingram. Following their marriage they traveled while her husband worked as a union welder. They returned to Coffeyville where they raised their daughters. Mr. Ingram preceded her in death.

 

Delpha was employed at Western Publishing for many years until retiring. After her retirement she enjoyed volunteering at Genesis Food Pantry for many years. She loved spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Trarbach and husband, Curtis of Lawrence, KS, and Vickie Howe and husband, David of Coffeyville; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Tammy Hewitt; one grandson, Carl Tracy; and ten sisters.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at the First Church of God with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Genesis; 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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Linda Diann Benton


Linda Diann Benton, age 64, went home to her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 28, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

Linda was born September 30, 1954 in Coffeyville to Dewey and Beverly (Loveless) Livingston. She grew up and attended school in Coffeyville. She received her nursing assistant certificate and worked at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and Jane Phillips Medical Center before retirement.

 

On February 9, 1974 Linda married Richard Benton at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville. Linda was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, OK. She ministered to many through her organ and piano and singing. In her spare time Linda loved garage sales, collecting Precious Moments figurines and spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her husband Richard Benton of the home, one daughter LaTisha Tickle and husband Elvin of Coffeyville, her mother Beverly Fisher of Bartlesville, OK two sisters, Judy Elliott and husband Charles of Bartlesville, OK and Tracey Lockaby and husband Mark of Cherryvale, KS, two grandchildren, Bryan Tickle and Valarie Tickle, and two great-grandchildren, Marshall and Sydney.

 

All of her family and church family will miss her dearly, her laughter, singing and playing the organ and piano will be among the memories shared by family and friends.

 

With respect to Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. A memorial service celebrating Linda’s life will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Emmanuel Chapel, 5th & Seminole St., S Coffeyville, OK at 11 am with Pastors James Feltner and Johnny Gray officiating.  The family will receive friends at Emmanuel Chapel on Thursday, March 14th from 6 to 8 pm.  At the request of the family memorials may be made payable to the American Cancer Society 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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Shirley L. Straub Allen


Shirley L. Straub Allen, 95, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Asbury Village.

 

She was born on August 16, 1923 at Liberty, Kansas to William E. and Florence G. (King) Keeton. Shirley grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1940. After graduating from high school she attended Coffeyville Beauty School graduating in 1941.

 

In 1945 she married Dean Straub at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they lived in Phoenix, Arizona for four months before returning to Coffeyville. Dean preceded her in death in 1974.  In 1976 she married Herman L. Allen at Miami, Oklahoma. They made their home in Coffeyville. Herman preceded her in death in 2011.  Shirley worked at Kel-Mur, Vanity Box, and Nu-Art Beauty Shops until 1960 when she opened Shirley’s Beauty Shop at 314 North Union St. which she operated until retiring in 1995.

She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Coffeyville, serving as a Deaconess for two three year terms, Deacon for several three year terms, past Chairman of Christian Women’s Fellowship and served on several committee’s through the years. She also played in the first Bell Choir at the church.

 

 

Shirley was a volunteer tutor at Whittier and McKinley Schools. She was a Pink Lady at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered at Genesis. Shirley enjoyed dancing, reading, painting, camping, fishing, crocheting, cooking, and yard work, and always enjoyed visiting with her customers in the Beauty Shop.

Survivors include one step-son, Rusty Allen and wife, Kim of Towanda, Kansas, one step-daughter, Sue Houser and husband, Woody of Derby, Kansas; four grandchildren, Cara Dennison and husband, Craig of Benton, Kansas, Darci Smith and husband, Cody of Benton, Kansas, Larry Baker and wife, Ashlynn of Derby, Kansas, and Darla Hoffpauir and husband, John of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

 

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 in Fairview Cemetery with Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice officiating.

 

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

 

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University, or 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 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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Gene Dale Brooks


Gene Dale Brooks age 90 of Nowata, OK passed away on February 23, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

 

Dale also known by Bud was born on January 15, 1929 in Independence, KS to Dee and Beatrice (Stanley) Brooks. He attended the rural Sunnyside School up until moving to California where he began working odd jobs. He moved back to Havana where he married Elinor Thompson on November 23, 1947 in Havana. The couple was blessed with a son and two daughters. They made their home in Wichita where he found employment with Boeing, he later opened a barber shop, and then started driving a big rig. In 1974 Elinor passed away and in 1975 Dale moved him and his youngest daughter to Independence where he drove a school bus for a short time and continued some trucking. He met Patsy Smith Clark and they joined each other in marriage on June 24, 1995. They made South Coffeyville their home and later settled in Nowata.

 

Dale spent some of his free time woodworking and enjoyed playing his guitar any chance he could get. He belonged to the Old Time Kansas Pickers and Fiddlers. Friends and family that knew him best smile when they say he was a touch outspoken, but he had a deep love for his family and thought the world of his great-grandchildren.

 

Dale’s memories will live on with his wife Patsy, Children, Kenneth Brooks, Melinda Turner her husband Rod, Amy DeMoss her husband Terry Step-children David Clark his wife Esther, and Pamela Dotson her husband Robert, grandchildren, Michael Finney, Jacob Russell, Rachel Finney, Jessica Russell-Harold, Tara Bell, Lauren Houghton, Nicholas DeMoss, Jessie Dotson, Dalton Dotson, and William Dotson, great-grandchildren, Quintin Ausemus, Madelynn Bell, Jayden Houghton, Kayson Houghton, Isabelle Russell, Kellen Finney, Cooper DeMoss, Noah Russell, Melina Finney, Eden Russell, Lakyn DeMoss, Aubrey Russell, and Cash Dotson.

 

Dale now rests with his parents, wife Elinor, brother, Russell Brooks and sister, Marie Logan.

 

It was Dale’s wishes to have himself willed to the University of Kansas Medical Center for education and research. The family will be holding a celebration of life service on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11am. Friends are invited to sign the register anytime 8:00am to 5:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel The family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Coffeyville Friends or Animals 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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Janet Elaine Ross


Janet Elaine Ross age 58 of Coffeyville passed away on February 26, 2019 at St Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

 

Janet was born on March 28, 1960 in Augusta, KS. to David and Betty (Wilson) Dobson. Janet attended local Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School. She continued her education at Coffeyville Community College where she earned her associates degree in business. She worked for Taco Tico and then started a career at Walmart where she was currently employed and had been for the past 35 years. Janet was united in marriage to Raymond Ross on April 18, 1986 in Miami, OK. Janet was a member of the Coffeyville First Nazarene Church, she cherished her church family. She also loved her co-workers, after 35 years they were more than co-workers to Janet, they were her second family. When not working, Janet enjoyed reading, spending time with her nieces and nephews, watching some of the classic tv programs like the Andy Griffith Show and I Love Lucy. She and Raymond also loved watching their favorite baseball teams, of course she loved the Royals and Raymond would cheer on the Yankees. They may have even given each other a hard time about the friendly rivalry. The couple would gather some of the nieces and nephews and go watch the Tulsa Drillers, spending time as a family always meant the most. Janet will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her sincere compassion, and how she never complained no matter her current situation.

 

Janet’s memories will live on with her siblings, Jerry Dobson his wife Terri, Debbie Bauder her husband Dan, and Diane Barton her husband Jim and numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Summer.

 

She now rests with her parents, her husband Raymond, brothers David Albert Dobson Jr his wife Shirley and James Allen Dobson, and nephew David Gene Dobson.

 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Coffeyville First Nazarene Church at 11:00 with Pastor Ford Hall officiating. Friends are invited to greet the family and sign the register on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to either the Coffeyville Friends of Animals or to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 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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Jay Everett Shearhart


Jay Everett Shearhart, 95, died Monday, February 25, 2019. 

 

Jay was born to John Everett and Ethel (Huff) Shearhart on May 5, 1923, in Coffeyville, Kansas.  He attended Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1941.  He graduated from Coffeyville Community Junior College in 1968.  In May, 1978, at the age of 55, he proudly received his Bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University. 

Jay married Helga Holstein in 1948, and they had two sons, John and Charles.  Following Helga’s death in 1967, Jay married Elsie “Joan” Post Masters on September 25, 1968.  They celebrated their Golden Anniversary last September, and she survives at the home.

Jay worked at Coffeyville Air Base during World War II.  He then went to work at Farmland Industries (Co-op), from which he retired in 1986 after 40 years.  During his retirement years, he enjoyed working as a docent at the Dalton Museum.  He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, Coffeyville, where he served in many capacities.  He was an active member of the Cooperative Credit Union Board for many years, and he served on the Coffeyville Public Library Board.  He was recognized by American Red Cross as a 10-gallon donor. 

Jay was known by all as a kind and gentle man who loved his family and friends unconditionally. He lived his life by the words of Micah 6:8 “….what does  the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”

 Jay is survived by his wife Joan of the home, sons Charles “Chuck” (Jami) Shearhart and Bryan (Juli) Masters, and daughters Lynn (David) Bumgarner and Judy (Phil) Neely, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, wife Helga, and son John.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, Coffeyville, Kansas, Pastor Diane Massey officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 First United Methodist Church Chapel.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville or the Dalton Museum Restoration fund.  Donations may be left with or mailed in care of David 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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Beverly Jean Blagg


Beverly Jean Blagg age 84 formerly of Coffeyville, passed away on February 22, 2019 at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, TX.

 

Beverly was born on June 26, 1934 in Kansas City, KS to Harold and Beatrice (Grigsby) Short. She attended Roosevelt Elementary and graduated from Wyandotte High School. She began her working career as a bank teller there in the Kansas City Metro. She met Buddy Blagg and they were united in marriage in 1952. To this union the couple was blessed with three children. The family made Coffeyville their home in 1966. Beverly continued her work with various banks and retired as a Bank Officer. Beverly always enjoyed riding motorcycles with Buddy, they were members of the Christian Motorcycle Association and Retreads. One of her favorite rallies was the “Changing of the Colors Rally” in Mena, AR. After Buddy’s passing she learned to drive the motorhome on her own and she would venture off to Mt. Rushmore where she would work the tourist season and then head the motorhome south to Yuma Arizona where she wintered. She also enjoyed reading and rarely missed her daily Bible reading. She loved spending time and keeping up with her grandchildren and great-grands.

 

Beverly’s memories will live on with her children, Brent Blagg his wife Roxie, Brenda Smith her husband Michael and Bridget Everett, brother, Harold Short Jr his wife Judy, grandchildren, Erik Blagg his wife Christa, Andy Blagg his wife Blaire, Brandon Blagg his wife Labrina, Tara Blagg, Jennifer Letcher her husband Henry, Jeff Mohr his wife Jena, Joshua Smith his wife Athena, and Chris Cain, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 

She now rests with her parents, her husband Buddy, daughter-in-law Amy Blagg and grandson Kyler Blagg.

 

Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Spring Hill Cemetery at 11:00am. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Legion Riders Post 20 Scholarship Fund 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.fordwulfburnschapel.com

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Donald Ray Handshumaker


Donald Ray Handshumaker, 79, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born on February 9, 1940 at Coffeyville to Lloyd and Bernice Louise (Nance) Handshumaker. Don grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School.

 

Don was a veteran of the Viet Nam War serving in the U.S. Marine Corp for over eleven years receiving his honorable discharge in November 1968.

After being discharge Don traveled the United States working as cook until settling in Branson, MO when he became a cook at Billy Bob’s. After his retirement he continued living in Branson until returning to Coffeyville.  He enjoyed working in the yard and gardening, but his biggest passion was always cooking.

 

Survivors include four brothers, Steve Handshumaker and wife, Juanita of Coffeyville, Mike Handshumaker and wife, Linda of Coffeyville, Gary Handshumaker and wife, Lana of Decatur, TX, and Dale Handshumaker and wife, Karen of Grove, OK; two sisters, Bettie Hill and husband, Ray of Naperville, IL, and Sharon Caulkins and husband, Verlyn of Coffeyville; his longtime friend and caregiver, Lisa Ruark of Coffeyville and her three children, Levi Hale, Crystal Sanchez, and D.J. Smith; and Lisa’s three grandchildren, Gabriel, Lianna, and Natalie Sanchez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, PFC Lloyd E. Handshumaker in 1969; and sister Carol Sue Handshumaker in 1949.

 

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Chaplain Mike Graham officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

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

 

The family suggests memorials in Don’s memory to 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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Sharon Kaye Smallwood


Sharon Kaye Smallwood age 78 of Caney, Kansas formerly of Tyro, Kansas passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

Sharon was born on September 19, 1940 to John and Nadine (Edinger) Davis in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Sharon attended Coffeyville schools graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  She attended Coffeyville Community Junior College obtaining her associates degree.   

 

On July 16, 1960 she married Donald "Donnie" Smallwood in Tyro where they made their home and raised their children.  Their home was often filled with more than just their family.  Together they had two children, Kelly and Shelly. Through their love for others they adopted as their own, Aaron and Karon, welcoming them home.  Often, there would be friends, or neighbors who would stop in for a visit, or stay for a while needing a place to live or even strangers knocking on the door, simply to take shelter from a storm.  Everyone was always welcome.   Donnie preceded her in death on February 27, 2003, but Sharon continued their legacy of opening her home, always making everyone feel welcomed. 

 

Sharon was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, friend and co-worker.  She had a unique personality and was loved by all that knew her.  Sharon was one of the original founding members of Tyro Christian Church, she has attended church there for over 58 years.  She could also often be found at Bible study, a thrift store, or a rummage sale, maybe even signing up for a "Free Drawing". One person's junk is often another's treasure; Sharon enjoyed finding a new purpose for those treasures.   She was also a dedicated PBR Bull Riding fan, traveling with her daughter to Las Vegas for the big show.  As a family the Smallwood's shared a love of showing and riding Appaloosa Horses.  They traveled showing horses all over the United States, in those travels they gained an additional family and circle of friends.  She was an active member of several Appaloosa Horse clubs over the years.  In most recent years she has enjoyed Adult Coloring books.

 

Those to carry on the family legacy include; children, Kelly Smallwood, Shelly Chaffin, Aaron Smallwood and wife April, Karon Starr and husband, Norman; grandchildren, Andy Smallwood, Madison and husband, Cody Hockett, Paige and husband, Bud Reed, MacKenzie Chaffin, Kristian James, Ernesto Williams, Jonnie Woods, Jaylon Woods, Jaron Woods, KaBria Smallwood, Jathan Woods and Niah Starr; 9 Great Grandchildren; brother, Larry Davis; nieces, nephews and a whole host of friends and extended family.  In addition to her parent, and husband she is now at rest with, her brother, John Robert and sister, Nancy.

 

Funeral services celebrating the life of Sharon and the love she had for her Savior, Jesus Christ will be on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Tyro Christian Church, 301 S Market, Tyro, Kansas with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Burial will follow at Fawn Creek Cemetery, in rural Tyro.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas from 6 to 8 pm.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to either Tyro Christian Church, PO Box 307, Tyro, Kansas 67364 or Cookson Hills Christian School, 60416 Highway 10, Kansas, OK 74347, 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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Brenda Bea Lind


Brenda Bea Lind, 76, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.

 

Brenda was born on February 1, 1943 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Ernest and Inice (Scott) Bever.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she graduated high school at Field Kindley.  She completed some college courses at Coffeyville Community College.  She went on to earn her cosmotology degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

On August 19, 1961 she was united in marriage to Donald J. Lind in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Following their marriage they made their home in Westmoreland, KS where Don taught school at Westmoreland High School for two years before moving to Fredonia where he taught at Fredonia High School. In 1964, they returned to Coffeyville.

 

Brenda and her mother had their own beauty shop on 11th street in Coffeyville called Nu-Art Beauty Shop.  She retired in 1992.  Brenda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Independence, Kansas.  She also volunteered for many years at Holy Name Catholic School.  She enjoyed doing church work and visiting with others as well as running errands and shopping.

 

She is survived by her children, Gregory Lind and wife, Paula of Elmhurst, IL; Lisa Payne and husband, Kendall of Coffeyville, Lori Toms and husband, Michael of Draycott, England, and Kimberlee Smith of Kentucky; six grandchildren; one great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Inice Bever and her loving husband, Donald Lind; son-in-law, Steve Smith; brothers, Dr. Grant Bever and Hulen Bever.

 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February, 15, 2019 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

The family will greet friends Thursday evening at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

 

The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice, LDS Independence Ward, or to Holy Name Catholic School; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David. W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

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

 

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

 

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Edward Orin Ellison


Edward Orin Ellison age 66 of rural Tyro passed away on February 11, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

 

He was born in Coffeyville, KS on December 2, 1952 the son of Keith Orin and Emma Maude (Denny) Ellison. He grew up in the Caney area graduating from Caney High School. After his schooling, he began working on a pipeline. Later he enrolled in Southeast Kansas Vocational Technical School in Coffeyville, receiving training in the area of automobile mechanic. After his vocational training he began employment with Leavenworth Steel. Later receiving more training through Tri-County of Bartlesville, OK in the art of welding. Mr. Ellison later became employed with Hackney and Sons in Independence until he began employment with Parmac in Coffeyville and then retiring from Farmland Industries in 2006 as a welder in their maintenance unit.

 

On April 30, 1983 he married Paula Kim McKinney in Independence. The couple made their home in rural Tyro.

 

Mr. Ellison is a member of the Boilermakers Local 83, of Kansas City, MO, the North American Fishing Club, and an Honorary Member of the Delaware Tribe, receiving his Indian name from the Tribal Elder in 1995. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being in the outdoors, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his wife, Paula of the home, sons; Cory Ellison his wife Anna, Zachary Ellison his wife Gail all of Caney?, Tyler Ellison his fiancé Kelsey Tronsgard of Tyro, daughter Kyla Angel her husband Bronc of Coffeyville, his father Keith Ellison now of Windsor Place in Coffeyville, grandchildren; Keith, Orin, Emma, Gemma, Aaliyah, Mariah, and Iris.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma

 

Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Cornerstone Church in Caney at 10:00am. Inurnment will immediately follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm also at the Cornerstone Church in Caney. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the family for the education of his grandchildren 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.fordwuldbrunschapel.com

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Stephen Ray Cursor


Stephen Ray Corser, 61, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

 

Stephen was born on November 3, 1957 in Parsons, Kansas to Myron and Georgia (Hammond) Corser.  He grew up in rural Cherryvale, Kansas and attended school in Altamont where he earned his high school diploma.

 

Stephen spent his adult life at a truck driver.  Most recently he worked for MBI Trucking up until the time of his passing.  He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping and cars.

 

He is survived by his mother, Georgia Corser of Independence, Kansas; son, Chris Manning of Parsons, Kansas; daughter, Lisa Corser of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Piper and Breanna Manning; brothers, Carl (Diane) Corser of McDonald, Tennesse, John Corser of Dearing, Kansas, Robert (Joann) Corser of Irving, Texas; sisters, Elaine (Roger) McCafferty of St. Peters, Missouri, Karen (Phillip) Bleicher of Tempe, Arizona; best friend, Ken Matney; seven nieces, seven nephews and a host of other family and friends.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Dick Drumeller will officiate.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials can be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions can be mailed in care of the funeral home to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

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

 

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James "Bud" Martin


James “Bud” Martin departed this life to be with his God and Savior on Thursday morning, Feb. 7, at the home he shares with his very loved wife, Rachel Martin, in Coffeyville.

 

Bud was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Tulsa, to James E. and Maude (Jones) Martin. He moved with his family to Coffeyville later that year. Bud attended local schools and in 1945 he was drafted into the Army and stationed in Germany, where he served as a military policeman. He enlisted in 1947 and was stationed in Germany again, this time serving as a highway patrolman. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he worked at Ludowisi Roof and Tile and Continental Can before beginning work at Farmland in 1953. He retired from Farmland in 1989 after working there thirty-six years.

 

Bud and Rachel (Graves) married May 21, 1950 in Coffeyville, where they lived their entire married lives. Bud considered Rachel the girl of his dreams, and she always felt blessed to be married to such a good man.

 

Bud was an active member of First Assembly of God where he held various offices, including sixty-plus years as deacon.

 

He was a member of the Cooperative Credit Union Board of Directors for twenty-two years. He was also involved with the Pioneer Chapter of the Red Cross and worked several disasters in building and repair. 

 

Bud is survived by his wife, Rachel Martin, of the home; his children: Sheila Lander and her husband Don of Nixa, MO; Don Martin and his wife Debbie of Coffeyville; his brother Leslie Martin of Coffeyville; grandchildren, Nathan Lander, Matt Lander, Angi Womeldorff, Amber Parker, Ashley Woods, Aaron Martin, Micah Martin, and Hannah Martin; step-grandchildren, Jenni Ploeger and Amber Clark; eight great-grandchildren; Mary Eden; nieces and nephews, and daughter-in-law Lori Martin. He was preceded in death by his son, Jim Martin; his parents, three sisters, and an infant brother.

 

Bud was a gentle and faithful husband and a devoted, loving father who raised his children in the house of the Lord, teaching them by his example how to love and serve God.

 

Friends may call on Friday, Feb 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The will greet friends on Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the First Assembly of God Church, Coffeyville.

 

Services are 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, also at First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, Ft. Riley, KS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20.

 

The family requests that memorial contributions in lieu of flowers be made to: Harry Hines Hospice and First Assembly of God; 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.

 

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Kathleen Marie Feeler


Kathleen Marie Feeler age 67 of Coffeyville passed away on January 17, 2019 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

 

Kathy was born on September 9, 1951 in Redwood Falls Minnesota to George and Gertrude (Wolverton) Mann. She attended and graduated from Redwood Falls High School. Kathy worked odd jobs around Redwood Falls until she moved to the Dewey/Bartlesville area. It was then that she met Lonnie Feeler at a bible study group at Tyro Christian Church, the couple was united in marriage in a ceremony on October 21, 1991 at the Bartlesville East Christian Church. Kathy loved doing crafts, mostly plastic canvas, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crocheting, shopping, and finding treasures at garage sales. She enjoyed cutting up and had a quirky sense of humor, her smile and laugh were infectious. Kathy was a member of the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group and always joked she lost the same pound 20 times.

 

Those who cherished life with Kathy are her husband, Lonnie of the home; sister, Marica Dyson her husband Chuck; sister-in-law, Sheilah Y. Smith her husband Michael; numerus nieces, nephews and friends.

 

She now rests with her parents, brother Richard Lee Mann, sisters Judith Louise Ahrns and Lynnora March Bergum

 

Kathy’s wishes were for cremation to take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville and her remains to be scattered in a special place in Minnesota. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Barbara Maurine Neale


Barbara Maurine Neale, age 93 died Wednesday February 6, 2019, at the Village Manor Christian Care Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

 

The Coffeyville Kansas native was the daughter of the late Joe and Maurine Read and the granddaughter of Hazard Wilson Read founder of H.W. Read’s department stores in Coffeyville Kansas.  She is a life-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville KS and an Affiliate member of the State Street United Methodist Church in Bowling Green KY.  She was dedicated to her family and many friends and took pleasure in gardening and traveling with Ed.  She enjoyed her memberships to the Art and Literature Club that her Mother organized in 1928.  In 1956 she was awarded a PTA Life Time membership.  She was member of the Coffeyville Historical Society, a member of the Friday Book Review Club and a charter member of the Coffeyville Country Club. She volunteered as a member of the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Auxiliaries.  

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin of 70 years and one grandson Joseph Burke Neale.  She is survived by three sons, Ed Neale Jr. and wife, Kathy Lou (Cook) Neale of Columbia MO, David Neale and wife, Lynda(Wilson) Neale of Bowling Green KY and John Neale and wife, Nancy (Burke) Neale of Arlington TX, a sister JoAnn Mattson of Lafayette CO, five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church and the Brown Mansion in Coffeyville KS. Contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337. A private graveside service is planned at a later date in Coffeyville, KS. 

 

 

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

 

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

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Richard Doyle Taylor


Richard Doyle Taylor, 85, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born on June 17, 1933 in Nowata County, Oklahoma to Lee Wesley and Leona Mae (Kivett) Taylor. Doyle grew up in and attended school in Nowata County graduating from Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma. He also attended Coffeyville Community College and McFarland Trade School.

 

Doyle was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army from May 27, 1953 until receiving his honorable discharge on May 13, 1955.

On November 25, 1956 he married Katherine Louise Winkler at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville until moving to South Coffeyville in 1958, in 1963 they returned to Coffeyville, returning to South Coffeyville in 1981. Doyle was employed as a butcher at Butcher’s Packing Co. later he became the manager of Butcher’s Firestone after Butcher’s closed he was welding manager at Jensen Mfg. and later welding foreman at Dixon, Ind until retiring in 1995. After his retirement Doyle stayed busy butchering for many local farmers, ranchers and game hunters.

 

He was a long time member of Holy Name Catholic Church, and a life time member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022. Doyle enjoyed hunting, fishing and he loved having fish fries, but his greatest joy was spending time with Kathy surrounded by their children, and their families, and close friends.

 

Left to honor Doyle’s memory are his wife, Katherine “Kathy” Taylor of the home; three daughters, Sherry Taylor Perkins and husband, Mike of South Coffeyville, OK, Tammy Taylor Thompson and husband, Roger of South Coffeyville, OK, and Penny Taylor Beecher and husband, Bradley of Carl Junction, MO; grandchildren, Tara Witwer and husband, Mike of Dearing, KS, Heath Perkins and wife, Kiesha of South Coffeyville, OK, Melissa Thompson of Broken Arrow, OK, Jeremy Thompson of Phoenix, AZ, Austin Thompson of Laveen, AZ, Krystal August and husband, C.J. of Carl Junction, MO, and Madison Beecher of Springfield, MO; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, John Logan Taylor; and one sister, Betty Colleen Taylor Robison.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Wesley Taylor and Leona Mae Taylor; two brothers, Donald Lee Taylor and Charles Kenneth Taylor; and two sisters, Katherine Taylor Bennett, and Wanda Darlene Taylor Johnson.

 

A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13th at Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville with Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20.

 

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

 

The family suggests memorials in Doyle’s memory to Holy Name Catholic Church; 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 Ethel Thomas


Mary Ethel Thomas, age 95, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Windsor Place.

 

 

She was born April 19, 1923 in Tulsa, OK to Daniel Lewis and Barbara Ruth (Sheddrick) VanWinkle. She grew up in Wayside, KS where she graduated high school. She then attended and graduated from Tulsa Business School.

 

On September 8, 1946 she married Ralph Raymond “Doc” Thomas. The couple made their home in Coffeyville, where they raised their family.

 

When their children were young Mary worked from home as a seamstress. She could sew anything from silk dresses to upholstering car seats. She was known as “The Cake Lady” for many years because of the fabulous cakes she baked for hundreds of people in the community and surrounding areas. In her younger years, Mary worked for Continental Can and Parkersburg. After their children were older she worked for Jolly Kids, Coffeyville Packing Plant, and Automotive Control Corporation (now Standard Motor Products) where she was employed until her retirement.

 

She was Den mother for each of her sons’ Boy Scout Troops and scout leader for both her daughters’ Girl Scout Troops. Mary enjoyed sewing, Knitting, crocheting and decorating cakes. She was a member of Tyro Christian Church.

 

Mary is survived by her children Ricki Hanna her husband Jim, Bill Thomas his wife Vicky, Harry Thomas his wife Karen, Kathy Argent her husband Jim, and Dave Thomas his wife Toni. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Barbara Jordan, 12 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers, Howard, Dave (Roberta), Harold (Betty), and Bill (Wilma); one brother-in-law Albert Jordan.

 

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337 with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Interment will immediately follow at Robbins Cemetery West of Coffeyville. Friends are invited to sign the register on Thursday January 31, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Tyro Christian Church 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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Pauline R. Mowder


Pauline R. Mowder, 93, former longtime Coffeyville resident passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Shawnee, KS where she’d made her home the last three years.

 

She was born on January 10, 1926 at Freeport, Illinois to Paul and Olga Deininger. Pauline grew up and attended school in Freeport graduating from Freeport High School.

 

In 1945 she married Warren L. Mowder at Salina, Kansas. They moved to Coffeyville shortly after their marriage where they raised their children. When Pauline’s children were older she was employed at the Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce, Winston Realty and later at BANK IV where she worked until her retirement. Her husband preceded her in death on June 28, 1996.

 

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville and Beta Sigma Phi. Pauline enjoyed playing cards especially Bridge, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include two sons, John Mowder and wife, Jackie of Shawnee, KS and Pat Mowder and wife Lynn of Hutchinson, KS; grandchildren, Chis Mowder and wife, Alicia, Karen Mowder, Doug Mowder and wife, Ashley, Craig Mowder, and Mike Hudson; and great-grandchildren, Ellie Mowder, Hannah Mowder, and Trinity Hudson.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Warren; one daughter, Susan Mowder, and two brothers; George Deininger and Calvin Deininger.

 

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Tony Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may sign the book on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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 arrangements.

 

 

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Carlton "Sonny" Parsons


Carlton “Sonny” Parsons, 77, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Carlton was born on March 3, 1941 on a farm west of Delaware, Oklahoma called Cocklebur Hill, to Hugh Parsons and Juanita (Keithley) Parsons.  As a young boy he moved to Nowata with his family to 803 Seneca in 1942.  He was educated in Nowata School System and graduated in 1960.  In the fall of 1961, he met the love of his life, Mary Sue White.  They were married in April of 1963 in Coffeyville, Kansas.  He and Mary Sue were the parents of one son, Terry Wayne Parsons.

 

He is survived by his son, Terry Parsons and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Jessyka Sue, Kelsy Lyn;  grandson, Jozey Lee; five siblings, Mabel Root of Edmond, Oklahoma, Mary Dick of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Virginia Lemmons of Hesperia, California, Roberta Hughes of Edmond, Oklahoma and Bill Parsons of Fontana, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Juanita Parsons and by the love of his life, Mary Sue Parsons.

 

As a young boy, Sonny loved to hunt and fish.  He truly loved the outdoors.  He played softball and baseball well into his 40’s.  He also coached for 18 years and after that his was an umpire.  Sonny traveled with his granddaughters from Grand Junction, Colorado to Richmond, Virginia where Jessyka played for the Babe Ruth Little League Softball World Series.

 

He was a member of the South Coffeyville Lions Club, the Nowata Bass Club and the Nowata Archery Club.  He also served on the board of directors for the Ball Cemetery for more than 20 years.  He was a perpetual life member of the Masonic Lodge #477 in Delaware, Oklahoma.  He went through the chairs and served as the Worshipful Master.

 

Sonny worked for Parmac for 30 years.  He retired from Parmac and went to work for Thompson Brothers Welding Supply in 1996.  He retired from Thompson Brothers in 2003 and went to work part time until 2014.

 

He was always a generous, friendly man and would never hesitate to help a friend.

 

Following Sonny’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  Pastor James Feltner will officiate.

 

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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Ruby Jo Browning


Ruby Jo Browning passed away Friday, January 18th.

 

Ruby Jo Browning was born Sept. 9, 1937, the thirteenth child of Robert Lee Brooks and Mabel Roberts Brooks, in Nowata County Ok, September 9th, 1937.

 

Ruby Jo, known by most as “Jo”, is survived by her husband Stanley,

son Scott and his wife Tia, two grandchildren Hunter and LaurenSage,  sister Ida Lee Rosson, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

 

She graduated from Wann high school in 1955.

 

Jo married her husband of nearly 60 years, Stan Browning, of Caney Ks, on May 30th 1958.  Jo and Stan moved to Kansas City, Ks area to be near family where they resided for the past several years.

 

Jo was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Jo’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.

 

The family will host a reception following the service from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

 

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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