Dale Almond Dewey, longtime former resident of Coffeyville, passed at the age of 93 in Longview, Texas at the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility surrounded by his family on May 22, 2019.
Dale Almond Dewey was born June 10, 1925 in Edna, Kansas to Omar Almond and Nellie Grace (Banzet) Dewey. He attended Bartlett School District 110. On February 2, 1945 Dale married the love of his life, Betty Ray Abston in Alexandria, Louisiana. He had joined the Air Force in August 1943 and received an Honorable Discharge in March 1946 as Flight Maintenance Gunner. After his discharge the couple made their home in Coffeyville where they had three children then moved to Edna, Kansas. Later they moved back to Coffeyville and after 35 years at the CO-OP refinery he retired in 1983 as Foreman of the Pipefitters Group.
Then the couple moved to Afton, Oklahoma to be at Grand Lake because Dale and his wife had a passion for living the lake life. Together they enjoyed all it had to offer, especially fishing and boating. After a number of years they moved to Longview, Texas to enjoy life on Lake Cherokee and then back to Afton once again to live on Grand Lake. In 2009 the couple made their final move back to Longview, TX to be closer to family. When Dale’s wife passed in 2016 the couple had been married over 71 years.
Throughout his life Dale was always available to help others and could fix almost anything. He was a lifelong member of the VFW and looked forward to being Santa Claus at the VFW holiday parties. He also enjoyed bowling and playing dominoes.
He is survived by his son, Donald Dale and his wife Simone, daughters, Nancy Jane and Debra Sue, as well as six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren as well as 4 great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, two younger brothers and three younger sisters.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 am on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS. Graveside services honoring Dale's life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Veterans Memorial Patio located across the street from the chapel. The family has requested memorial contribution be made payable to either Coffeyville VFW or Heartsway Hospice, 4351 McCann Rd, Longview, TX 75605 and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com’
Gennie Ray Mims age 75 of Coffeyville departed this life on May 19, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
Ray was born on June 23, 1943 in Spring Hill, Louisiana to Gennie and Bertha Mims. Ray attended the Webster Parish School System and graduated from Brown High School. He relocated to Kansas City, Missouri in 1967 and then made Coffeyville, Kansas his home in 1989. Ray drove Big Rig Trucks for 52 years, which was his life’s passion.
Ray’s memories will live on with his wife of 35 years Susie, children, Jacquelin Smith and Michael Mims both of Chicago, his brother Freeman Mims of Texas, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He now rests with his parents and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with burial immediately following at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable 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
James Wayne “Benny” Benjamin, 74, of Tyro, KS passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
He was born on September 22, 1944 at Independence, KS to Hughy and Pearl (Gordon) Benjamin. Benny grew up and attended grade school in Tyro and graduated from Caney High School as Valedictorian of his class. While in high school Benny was a member of the track team. After graduating he attended Coffeyville Community College.
In September 1985 he married Anna Mae Hill. Following their marriage they made their home in Tyro. Benny was employed as a machinist at Funk Mfg. Co. now John Deere Coffeyville Works for 39 years. When he was younger he worked at Electra and managed a Phillips 66 Service Station in Kansas City. After his retirement he enjoyed fishing with his wife, his family and friends at Card Creek, Copan Lake and Elk City Lake.
Benny was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, he also enjoyed doing the cooking for the family Christmas Eve get together. But his greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae of the home; four daughters, Tracie Eskew and husband, Melvin, Stacie Hough and husband, Rob, Billie Henderson and Steve, and Misty Sunday; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Roger Sunday, and two sisters.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 at the South Coffeyville United Methodist Church with Pastor Furan Jackson 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 will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to the Tyro Volunteer Fire 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.
Iva Norene Hagebusch, 90, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on August 26, 1928 at Square Rock, Arkansas to William and Cora Emma (Harrison) King. Norene grew up in the Waldron, Arkansas area attending school at Square Rock, Evening Shade, Birds View and Waldron.
When she was young she helped her family on the family farm, during World War II she worked on the Community Hay Crew operating the bull rake. Later during the war she worked at a sewing company in Fort Smith, Arkansas sewing uniforms the soldiers. After the war she worked as a telephone operator in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
On January 31, 1958 she married Delos Leon Hagebusch at the Nazarene Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children. After retiring they moved to their home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma
Norene was a longtime active member of Central Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville, she served in many church groups. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and doing alteration work but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Delos Hagebusch of the home; one daughter, Janirene Kimrey and husband, Jake of rural Welch, Oklahoma; three sons, Carl Hagebusch and Nita of Grove, Oklahoma, David Hagebusch and wife, Carol of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Daren Hagebusch and wife, Keri of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; one sister, Lura Duncan of Wister, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one step-daughter, Deanna Kay; two brothers, Orville and Morris; and three sisters, Thelma, Willie, and Maude.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Central Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville with Pastor Matt Miles and Pastor David Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.
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 will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to Compassus Hospice, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Central Church of the Nazarene; 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.
Nina Lucille Arnold of Chetopa, Kansas at the age of 98 went to her mansion that Jesus has prepared for her on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Nina was born on August 8, 1920 in rural Craig County, Oklahoma to William Clarence and Grace Alvaretta (Waybright) Fromm. She grew up in Craig County and attended Maybell School until the family moved to Pocatello, Idaho. Nina, her parents and sister returned to the Chetopa where she completed her education at Maybell School. On July 21, 1944 she married Herschel Wesley Arnold in Quapaw, Oklahoma. She and Herschel shared many moves together, living in Coffeyville while Herschel was employed with Sinclair Oil, they then relocated to Wichita and Topeka, Kansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Tulsa while Herschel completed Barber School she attended the Tulsa Business College obtaining her associates degree. Upon completing their educations they made their home in Chetopa, Kansas where Nina soon started her employment with H D Lee Garment Factory in the office area assisting with payroll, she transferred to the Miami factory upon the closing of the Chetopa location. She then worked for Harrell Oil Company in Chetopa and Rohmiller Oil in Welch, Oklahoma where she had worked for a number of years before retiring. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Chetopa.
Nina and Hershel were not blessed with children of their own but were very involved with helping raise their nephew, Darrel Arnold. Darrel and his wife, Charlotte and daughters Tollie and Tonya were a huge part of their lives as well as her parents and sister, Goldie and her husband Bill Wall. Family was extremely important to Nina. There wasn't a holiday, birthday, or family gathering that were not spent with them. Nina also valued her friends always making time to call, drop in or invite them to share a meal.
Nina was the kind of person that loved to care for others but wasn’t good at allowing others to do for her. She loved to show her love by baking your favorite pie, cake, cookies or a meal for you. You couldn't stop by for just a quick hello; she always wanted to share a cup of coffee and a baked good that she had prepared just in case someone stopped by to visit. She loved to go out to eat and to go shopping, looking for the perfect bargain that she was really good at finding. Nina always took great pride in her appearance and caring for her things.
Nina is survived by Darrel's wife, Charlotte Arnold, great nieces, Tollie and her husband Tom Haymaker all of Coffeyville, Tonya Arnold-Arbeitman and companion Chris Miller of Imperial, Missouri; great-great nieces and nephews, Bradley Haymaker and wife Amber of Coffeyville, Christopher Haymaker and wife Leah of Kansas City, Kansas, Douglas Haymaker and wife, Samantha of Pineville, Missouri, Gabrielle Arbeitman and boyfriend Nathan Venturella of St. Charles, Missouri, Elijah and Halle Arbeitman of Imperial Missouri, great-great-great nieces and nephews, Karson Haymaker, Isabell Haymaker, Piper Lucille Haymaker, Charlotte Jo Haymaker and Savannah Haymaker; and a whole host of extended family, and friends that she considered her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel of 50 years, her parents, sister, Goldie Wall and nephew, Darrel Arnold.
Nina moved to Coffeyville to be near Darrel and his family after her health declined, she never accepted it as home but enjoyed being able to see all of them more. She tried to be content but always wished to go "Home". The family welcomes you to share in the celebration of her life on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the First Christian Church located at 913 Maple, Chetopa, Kansas with Pastor Terry Robison officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm also at the church. Services will be under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville. Nina will be laid to rest next to her parents and loving husband, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa. The family request memorial contributions be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Chetopa First Christian Church and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Sandra Kay Dill, 70, of Coffeyville formerly of Hartford, KS passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.
'She was born on August 10, 1948 at Emporia, KS to Thomas and Frances Louise (Jacobs) Dill. Sandra grew up and attended school in Hartford, graduating from Hartford High School.
She married Larry Parks Stephenson, they had three children Kaylee and Larry James, and Shane Allan. They were later divorced.
While raising three children in the 1970’s Sandra and her sister, Barbara became a truck driving team for National Carriers until the 1990’s she continued to make her home in Hartford. She then began working at Casey’s in Lebo, KS where she worked until retiring. She moved to Coffeyville in 2016 to be closer to her daughter.
Sandra attended the Hartford United Methodist Church, after moving to Coffeyville she attended Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS. She enjoyed coloring and working word search puzzles.
Survivors include her daughter, Kaylee Jackson and husband, Michael of Coffeyville; her son, Larry James Stephenson and fiancée, Amanda Fritz of Table Rock, NE; sister, Jo Anne Foster of San Antonio, TX, half-sister, Doris Irene (Dill) Barnhart; eighteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Shane Allan Stephenson; and one sister, Barbara Dill.
A Memorial Service celebrating Sandra’s life will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hartford United Methodist Church. The family will have lunch following the service.
To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of the service.
Jason Paul “Jake” Casurole, was born on Kansas Day January 29, 1972 to Roger E. Caurole and Becky Hurst Gordon in Coffeyville, KS. Jason passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12, 2019.
When he was young the family lived Republic, Pennsylvania until returning to Coffeyville. Jason had an amazing 47 years traveling the USA and Canada by van, train and plane. He vacationed summers in Pennsylvania with his Dad’s family. Jake attended many sporting events watching his brother, Preston and his nieces. He attended many concerts from Rap to New Kids on the Block. His comfort zone was his awesome bedroom. H spent every other weekend with his Dad in his second awesome bedroom.
Jason attended Verdigris Valley Pre-school, graduated from Tri County with a Field Kindley High School Diploma; he also attended Class LTD for twenty years. He had so many caring workers throughout these years.
Jake is survived by his parents, Roger and Becky; brother, Preston Casurole; sister Claire Casurole Weaver; nieces Shea Casurole (Camron) and Rain Casurole; nephews, Macson and Griffon and great-niece, Saige Rock; and many loving cousins and friends.
Jason was loved by anyone who ever met him. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, and staff through his years. Thank you to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospices and their caring staff these last few weeks.
A Private Family Service celebrating Jakes life will on Friday, May 17, 2019, with Sister Janelle Brittain presiding.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.
The family suggests memorials in Jason’s memory to a scholarship fund being established at Coffeyville Community College; contributions may be left with 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 arrangments.
Bob L Shafer age 80 of Coffeyville passed away on May 12, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center
Bob was born on August 30, 1938 in Caney, KS to George and Myrtle (Thomison) Shafer. He was raised in the Caney area where he attended the Caney High School. After school Bob began working at the Caney Glass Plant and the Carpenters union in Coffeyville. He started his own construction company Bob Shafer Building and Remodeling where he built at least 30 homes in the Coffeyville area and remodeled countless others. Bob then took a position with Medicalodges Inc. where he was the vice president of construction for many years. Bob met Earlene Glidewell on a blind date in 1953, they started a two year relationship before Bob asked for her hand in marriage. They were united in marriage December 8, 1955 in Caney, KS at the First Assembly of God. The couple was blessed with 4 children and later many grandchildren. Bob was on the advisory board of Directors for the Coffeyville Salvation Army, he was the past president and a charter member of the Montgomery County Home Builders Association, he was a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader, and a member of the Lions Club. Bob loved to work, and create things with his hands. He enjoyed hunting especially pheasant and quail, fishing, restoring classic cars, his pride being a 55 Crown Victoria and 30 Ford Model A. He took the Crown Vic on the road to many car shows even claiming a national championship trophy with it. In his most recent years he loved being out in his flower gardens, spending time in nature and continuing to work with his hands. Bob was an active member of the First Church of God where he loved to serve the Lord and his church family. Bob will be remembered mostly for his huge heart, always putting God and his family first. He was always kind to everybody he met and possessed a gentle demeanor. Bob had a will to live and he lived well, even living with pancreatic cancer for over 7 years and wasn’t one to complain. One factor driving that will, was Bobs sincere love for Earlene, the couple walked through life hand in hand never far apart from each other. Whatever medical hurdle came his way he fought it.
Bob’s memories will live on with his wife of 63 years Earlene, his sons Ric Shafer his wife Wanda of Coffeyville, Stan Shafer of Coffeyville, Bob Shafer Jr his wife Gina Broken Arrow, OK, Kathy Turner her husband Justin of Westminster, CO, brother Tom Shafer his wife Linda of Pryor, OK, sister Betty Shafer of Copan, OK, 13 Grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.
He now rests with his parents, sister Evelyn Miller, and grandson Daniel Shafer
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at the First Church of God at 5th and Cline with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are welcome to sign the register and greet the family on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Coffeyville Salvation Army 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
Shirley Bryant went to her Heavenly reward on May 6, 2019 at the age of 82 at her home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma surrounded by her loved ones.
Shirley Jean Downing was born March 24, 1937 to Alfred and Selma Opal (Dill) Downing in South Coffeyville. She attended school in South Coffeyville before marrying her sweetheart, Billy Dean Bryant, on October 17, 1951. They were married for 63 years and had 4 children, Deborah, Patti, Sherri, and Rick. They lived in South Coffeyville all their life.
Shirley loved working in her garden and took pride in her irises, holly hocks, and tiger lilies. She enjoyed sewing and made homemade clothes for her children. Her daughters still remember the dresses she sewed for their school dances and the flannel nightgowns they received every year for Christmas. She was a Sunday school teacher and youth leader at Emmanuel Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in South Coffeyville. She worked for several years at Bones Café in South Coffeyville and the Jolly Kids Garment Factory in Coffeyville, KS, but spent most of her life as a stay-at-home mom and grandma. Being "Gran" was her favorite job of all - she hosted family holidays and events and was usually surrounded by grandkids and great-grandkids, even in her final days.
She is survived by two children, Deborah Lee and husband, Robert, of South Coffeyville; Sherri Morgan and husband, Adrian, of Tyro, KS; one brother, William "Bill" Brown from Huntington Beach, California; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bryant; two children, Patti Lynn Bryant and Rick Bryant; and three brothers, Roscoe "Rocky" Brown, Dwayne Downing, and Charles "Chuck" Downing.
Shirley's celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, KS. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation (closed casket) will be Wednesday, May 8 from 6 to 7:30 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family request memorial contributions be made payable to the South Coffeyville Volunteer Fire Department, contributions may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Mary Beatrice Schmidt, 87, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.
She was born on May 26, 1931 at Abilene, TX to Seaborn Henry and Ola Belle (Parker) Lassiter. Mary grew up and attended school in Abilene, after graduating from Abilene High School she attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
On June 2, 1962 she married Chester Lee Schmidt at Lamesa, TX. Following their marriage they made their home in Fort Worth, Texas while her husband attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After his graduation they moved to Mound Valley, KS where they lived for seven years, until moving to Coffeyville. After moving to Coffeyville Mary taught 3rd Grade at Dearing School until retiring after 40 years of teaching. Her husband, preceded her in death on September 16, 2007.
She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Mary loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Maples and husband, Scott of Coffeyville, KS, and Donna Blumer and husband, Mark of Parsons, KS; one sister, Ruthette Swift of Jenks, OK; one brother, Don Lassiter of Waco, TX; four grandchildren, Sarah Reese, Jeyree Drury and husband, Shane, Jesse Blumer and Kaytee Blumer; and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one great-grandson, Max Reese.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville with her nephew Pastor Ted Mercer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to Medicalodge 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.
Alberto Cortez Sanchez, 46, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Alberto was born on April 27, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico to Santiago Cortez de la Riva and Maria Dolores Sanchez Rodriguez. He grew up in Mexico City where he attended local schools.
In 1997 he moved to Illinois where he resided for four year then moved to Coffeyville, Kansas to be with family.
On November 19, 2005 he was united in marriage to Jennifer Ann Aldridge at the Central Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville. The couple has made Coffeyville their home where they have been raising their children. He worked most recently for Cobalt Boats in Neodesha, Kansas.
He is remembered as the life of the party. You could always find him cooking in the kitchen, singing and dancing around making his famous carnitas. He enjoyed many gatherings with family and friends where they could play music and sing and dance together. His happiness and humor were contagious to all those around him. He loved his family and looked forward to having movie nights together.
Alberto was a mechanic. All the people in the community knew he was the man to find when it came to working on their cars. He was an extremely hard worker. The family said even when doctors recommended he stop working, Alberto pushed on until his very last days. That was the kind of man he was, a provider and hard worker.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Cortez of the home; children, Jalisica Rivera, Alberto Cortez, Jr., Mariana Cortez all of Coffeyville, Kansas; his mother, Dolores Sanchez Rodriguez of Mexico; best friend and brother, Israel Cortez Sanchez; sisters, Veronica Cortez, Araceli Cortez, Nancy Cortez.
Following Alberto’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A Rosary Vigil Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2nd with Mass of Christian Burial directly following at Holy Name Catholic Church. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
To leave a message for the family online, go to www.dwbfh.com
Thomas Melton Harmon, 79, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home.
Tom was born on February 15, 1940 in Miami, Oklahoma to Raymond and Maggie (Melton) Harmon. He grew up in Valeda, Kansas . He graduated high school at Labette County.
He served a summer internship in Wichita, Kansas for an aircraft company. He was selected as 1 out of 7 people in the U.S. to get an internship with GM in Kansas City, Kansas. In addition to that he went through additional training in Oklahoma City and was GM certified Chevy Mechanic.
Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged.
Tom worked as a mechanic in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Caney, Kansas before settling in as a mechanic at Funk Manufacturing currently known as John Deere in Coffeyville.
Tom was united in marriage to Susan Snell. The couple made their home in Caney, Kansas where they raised their four children. The couple later divorced. He later remarried to Connie Lay. The couple made their home in Valeda, Kansas. The couple later divorced.
Tom attended church at Tyro Christian Church. He was a member of the Caney Masonic Lodge and served at one time as Grandmaster. He was quite a story teller. He loved to golf and watch his great grandkids play ball.
Surviving to honor his memory are his sons, John Harmon and wife Ginger, Miles Harmon and Mike Harmon, all of Caney, Kansas; grandchildren, Drew Harmon, Chance Harmon, Jordayne Theiss and husband, Michael, Josh Harmon; great grandchildren, Alexyus and Tucker Theiss and Madison Harmon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Maggie Harmon; his first wife Susan (Snell) Harmon; daughter, Ann Marie Harmon; siblings, Jill Reed, Jack Harmon and an infant brother.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kansas. Evangelist David Bycroft will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6pm-8pm.
The family suggests memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Coffeyville, KS 67337.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
To leave a message for the family visit www.dwbfh.com
Danny Carl Carrico, age 81, of Edna, Kansas passed away on April 23, 2019 at St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Danny was born on September 27, 1937 in Bartlesville, OK to Roscoe and Nina (Dallison) Carrico. Danny attended McKennon School on Pumpkin Creek before moving to Edna with his parents where he attended Edna Schools. He was a member of the Leib 4-H. He graduated from Edna High School in 1955, and he continued his education at Coffeyville Community College where he earned his Associates of Arts degree. After graduation, he joined the Kansas Army National Guard where he proudly served 8 years before being honorably discharged.
He was introduced to his wife DeeAnn through a mutual friend and Danny decided he would take DeeAnn McDonald out on a date to the rodeo, the rest is history as they say and the couple was united in marriage on June 30, 1967. They were blessed with a son, David.
Danny began his career as a woodworker at a very young age building his sister a kitchen set. He was a master craftsman until his passing. He has built countless homes, cabinets, and family heirlooms in the Coffeyville, Edna, Dewey, Bartlesville, and surrounding areas. Danny had made his home on his grandparent’s farm where he farmed, raised cattle and horses, and raised his family.
Danny attended Don McLaughlin’s roping school in the early sixties. He earned his Gold Card in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) competing in calf roping. Danny was a hard worker, giving friend, and loyal community member. Above all, he was a loving husband, dad, and papa. Anytime a neighbor needed a hand, you could find Danny in line to help them, and when there was a raffle you could find one of his rocking horses or banks donated to the cause. If he couldn’t be found in his shop with grandson Denton, you could probably find him at the Woodshed where he was a card-carrying member of the Woodshed Coffee Club.
Danny will be truly missed by his wife of 51 years, DeeAnn, his son, David, and daughter-in-love, Deena, grandson, Denton, sister, Ann Seger and her husband Dan, sister-in-law Pamela Carrico, sister-in-law, JoAnn Jones and Carl, nephew Jake Seger and wife Amanda, nieces Angela Riley her husband Gregg, Kristen Howarth her husband Brian, Mackenzie Haley her husband Chris, Jody Fankhauser and husband John, Julie Reilly and husband Steve, Janie Natividad, Joni Jones, all of the great nieces and nephews, and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Doc and Nina, brother, Jack, nephew, Colby Seger, and great-niece, Ava Riley.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, burial will immediately follow in North Edna Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made to any of these local organizations which Danny supported: Edna Public Library, Edna Volunteer Fire Department, or the Edna PTO Playground 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.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Fred E. Dexter, 74, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
Fred was born on July 6, 1944 in Independence, Kansas to Fred E. and Rosabell I. (Reed) Dexter-Easum. He grew up in Longton, Kansas where he went to school. He then spent the rest of his life in the Coffeyville area. Fred was a farmer and worked for Johnson Lumber Yard and more recently for the Coffeyville Feed Store. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his sister, Kathy Mitchell of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and her family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Dexter and Rosabell Dexter-Easum.
Following Fred’s wishes cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Private inurnment will take place at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.
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Oneita Phernon (Davis) Keller passed away on April 22, 2019, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She was 95.
Oneita was born on October 19, 1923 in Loco Oklahoma to John Tim Davis and Ruth (Davis) Davis. She married James Elmer Keller on February 12, 1939 in Vinita, Oklahoma. Together they raised three children. Oneita worked in a variety of jobs during her lifetime, including the Parsons Ammunition Plant during World War II, and home health in the Coffeyville and Independence area.
She loved sewing and quilting, and enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family. Oneita was a devoted and active member of the Church of Christ in Coffeyville for over 50 years where she worked in the bus ministry, church camp, and the sharing center. She was a godly example and servant to everyone that she met, and loved telling people about Jesus.
Oneita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Gene Brady of Coffeyville; her son, Don Keller, of Coshocton Ohio; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and six great- great grandchildren with two more on the way. She also has numerous beloved family members in California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Virginia Burns (d. 2010), and her siblings. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Coffeyville Church of Christ and they may be sent in care of Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel.
Cremation has taken place, and her Celebration of Life will be at the Coffeyville Church of Christ on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive visitors on Friday April 26, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel. A private inurnment will take place at Fairview Cemetery at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel
Gwendolyn Mabelle Parks of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at the age of 87 at CRMC in Coffeyville on April 13, 2019.
Emmett and Marie (Barnhart) McGuire received a blessing, of a daughter from the Lord on May 5, 1931 when Gwen was born in Cherryvale, Kansas. Gwen was surrounded by her siblings, Larry, Bob, Gerald, Ted, Karen, Marilyn, Bonita and Kay growing up in Cherryvale where together they attended a small rural school. Gwen graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1949. Soon after graduation she married, Lawrence Gene Parks on August 6, 1949. Together they made their home in Cherryvale raising their two boys. In 1974 the couple moved to Coffeyville.
Gwen always sets about her work vigorously, extended her arms to help everyone she met. She had a heartwarming smile and a gentle spirit that provided comfort and warmth. Her servant's heart enjoyed teaching children's Sunday school class and helping people. Gwen's greatest down fall, was that she didn't accept help well, she would rather give it than receive it. Her husband had full confidence in her, and valued her dedication to him and in raising their boys. That was what she considered to be the most important job of her lifetime. She was also employed outside the home, for a number of years she worked at the Lee garment factory in Cherryvale. Changing employers she started working for Vallis Wngroff Business Forms Inc., in Cherryvale in the plate press room manufacturing checks for area banks. After retirement, she could often be found visiting friends, family and church members in the hospital or nursing homes. If volunteering could have been a career she would have been considered a lifetime employee. She was member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.
Gwen's life was worth far more than rubies to her two sons, Roger Parks and wife Edna, and Stephen Parks; and her grandchildren, Ryan Parks his wife Beth, Stacy and her husband Ryan Hightower, and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry McGuire, Gerald McGuire and wife Lavern; sister's, Karen Lassman, Marilyn and husband Dan Dawson; sister-in-law, Myrna McGuire; brother-in-law, Chet Mishler.
In addition to her husband and parents, Gwen was preceded in death by her brothers, Bob and Ted McGuire, sisters, Bonita Mishler and Kay Williams.
Services honoring her for all that her hands have done, will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Budge Riekman of First Southern Baptist Church officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale, Kansas. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at the Chapel. Gwen and Gene had a passion for Weir Baptist Church Camp and the family has requested that memorials be made payable to the camp and may be left in care of chapel. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Michelle Marlene Herrera, 40, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her home.
She was born on January 5, 1979 at Coffeyville to Miguel Herrara and Rita Kay King. Michelle grew up in the South Coffeyville, OK area where she attended school.
Michelle was a homemaker, she enjoyed going to the casino, and loved to barter and trade, but her greatest love was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her four children, Skyler Herrera of Austin, TX, Dominique Seaton of Coffeyville, KS, Katrena Seaton of Parsons, KS, and Tavin Eisenbrandt of Coffeyville, KS; two sisters, Blanca Herrera of Coffeyville, KS, and Shira Herbert of Austin, TX; four grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, OK with Pastor James Feltner officiating. Burial will be in Wann Cemetery at Wann, OK.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 18th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to help with expenses; contributions may be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
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Linda Louise Fowler, 71, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her home.
Linda was born on December 11, 1947 in Chelsea, Oklahoma to Willy Bob and Blanche (Dunn) Wooten.
Linda grew up in south east Kansas, mostly the Caney and Coffeyville area. In 1969 she was united in marriage to Albert Fowler. They had three children, Kim, Edwin and James. Linda spent her time taking care of the home and her family. The couple later divorced.
She was a Christian and attended church regularly at Amazing Grace Chapel and Emmanuel Chapel. She often would visit the nursing homes to sing and share the gospel with others. Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her children, Kim Stotts, James Fowler and wife, Misty all of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Kyle Mansfield and wife, Jessicca of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Michael Misegades, Trevor Misegades both of Leesburg, Florida; Haylie Wolf and husband, Bob of Mound Valley, Kansas; Malori Arredondo and husband, Rigoberto of Neodesha, Kansas, Cody Lain of Coffeyville, Kansas; eleven great grandchildren; siblings, Pete Cutsinger, Betty King, Mary Neilsen, Kenny Wooten, Carolyn Gray, Wayne Wooten, Loretta Myers along with many nieces, nephews, cousings and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willy Bob and Blanche Wooten; son, Edwin Fowler; siblings, June Wooten, Shirley Wooten, Red Wooten, Mable Williams, Alice Gottschalk, Wanda White, Billy Wooten and Jim Wooten.
Following Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Dinner will follow memorial services. Pastor Feltner will officiate.
The family suggests contributions to Emmanuel Chapel or the Shiners Hospital for Children; memorials can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.
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Alan L Tidwell known as Pepa to the grands and Curly to his friends of Tyro passed away on April 12, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.
Alan was born in Chetopa on November 13, 1953 to Lloyd and Zoe (Smith) Nading. He was brought up in Chetopa where he attend grade school and Chetopa High School. It was during high school he met and married Kathy Ryan the couple later divorced but not before being blessed with two children. He later married Doris Lawson and he gained three children. Doris preceded him in death in 2011. It was this same year that Alan met Cynthia Evans while working in the same maintenance department. After four years of courtship Alan and Cynthia were united in marriage.
Alan had worked for Jensen's, Spears, AIW, and he was currently employed with Matcor. Alan loved everybody, he never spoke ill of another person, he never met a stranger, and he never told anyone no. Alan had the heart for service, he was the Day Capitan with the Tyro Volunteer Fire Department. He would give you the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his wallet, he was just that type of man. Alan was a member of the Western Way Cowboy Church in Altamont. Alan was most happy surrounding himself with his family and friends, riding Harleys and horses was an even seconded place.
Alan's memories will live on with his wife; Cynthia, mother Zoe Nading, sons; Brian Taylor his wife Dawn and Monte Campbell his wife Debbie, daughters; Wanda Moore her husband Les, Cami Tippen her husband Eric, and Tina Weimer her husband Brian, his brother Wes Nading his wife Kasey, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cremation will follow and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Douglas Dale Ford at the age of 54 passed away on April 10, 2019 at University of Texas South West Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Doug was born on June 18, 1964 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Lloyd "Bud" and Martha (Bendure) Ford. Doug attended school in Coffeyville, graduating with the class of 1982. Doug was loved by everyone he met.
Doug had a passion for sales and more importantly he genuinely cared for the people he encountered in this 30 year career. He currently was employed by Aramsco in Dallas, Texas. He will be greatly missed by his co-workers and customers.
Doug enjoyed his family, watching sports of all kinds, making people laugh. His daughters were the apple of his eye and his granddaughters, they completed his world. Second to his family, he enjoyed spending time with his friends.
Doug will be cherished in the continued lives of his daughter, Brittany Ford of Topeka, KS; mother, Martha Oneslager of Coffeyville, KS; brothers, Mark Burnett of Clinton, SC , Greg Burnett of Coffeyville; granddaughters, Jenna and MaKinley Ford of Topeka. He is now at rest with his father, Bud Ford and his daughter, Haley Ford.
Funeral services to celebrate Doug's life will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the chapel from 6 to 8 pm. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Elroy E. Kettleman at the age of 75 passed from this life into the heavenly presences of Jesus on April 8, 2019 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Elroy was born on July 11, 1943 to Lester and Clara (Mask) Kettleman in Salina, Kansas. He and his parents moved to Independence when he was just a young boy. Elroy completed his education in the Independence schools and joined the Army National Guard. Soon after high school he gained employment at the cement plant where his Dad was also employed. Elroy met Pamela Sue Garrett and they were married in 1966 of that union their son Doug was born. The couple later parted ways. On April 10, 1971 in Independence he married Barbara Muller. He loved and raised her boys, Carl, Curtis, Jack, Mark and Michael as his own. Together they had a daughter, Kathy. On April 30, 2004 after sharing 33 years Barbara preceded him in death. Never expecting to find love again Elroy met Joyce Ehmke after each had suffered the loss of a spouse. The last 14 year they have spent sharing life together, enjoying motor cycle rides, ice cream and forming friendships in motor cycle clubs, and church. He once again gained additional family to love and care for with Joyce's sons, Richard, Glenn and Charles. He was a gentle man, he was dedicated to his faith and family.
Elroy has always had a passion for riding motorcycles and an interest in fire arms. He has spent countless hours building and modifying bikes over the years. His family said he had a true republican spirit. In March of 2019 he was appointed as the Assistant Director of the BTW (Brothers of the Third Wheel) for Kansas.
Those left to cherish memories of life shared with Elroy is his companion and best friend, Joyce Ehmke of the home; sons, Doug, Carl, Curtis, Jack, Michael; daughter, Kathy Mandersheid, boys that he loved as his own, Richard, Glenn and Charlie; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, a host of friends and extended relatives. In addition to his parents and his wife, Barbara his son, Mark preceded him in death.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Elroy will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1 pm at Dearing Christian Church, 302 Independence Ave., Dearing, Kansas under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Pastor Jamie Regis will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P O Box 100 Dept. 14, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, contributions may be left with the chapel. To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
At the age of 84 Donald Lee Mayo of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center on April 9, 2019.
Donald was born on September 18, 1934 in Lenapah, Oklahoma to Milt and Dora (Lowery) Mayo. Donald's school days were spent in Lenapah until his enlistment in the US Army where he received an honorable discharged. On April 9, 1959 he married the love of his life, Shirley Replogle in Miami, Oklahoma, together they made their home in Coffeyville. Donald was a faithful and loving husband until death do them part on the day of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Donald was known as a quite hard working man retiring from years of service to John Deer formerly known as Funk Manufacturing. He was dedicated to his wife, Shirley his daughters, Sheryl and Ronda, and his grandchildren, Ethan and Rachel. He was a very generous man always willing to help anyone. He was often found extending a helping hand to his family or neighbors. Donald started a herd of cattle by bottle feeding young calves. He enjoyed fishing, and especially enjoyed gardening however, the garden space had continued to shrink in size over the last few years. He wasn't much of a hunter he would rather feed and watch the deer, turkey or other wildlife that would come into feast on the corn left for them. Maybe his intent in feeding the deer and wildlife was to keep them out of his garden.
The family left to share in generational traditions and stories are his wife of the home, Shirley; daughters, Sheryl and husband Terry Bohannon, Ronda and husband David Elsheimer all of Coffeyville; grandchildren, Ethan Elsheimer and wife Monya, Rachel and husband Casey Hanlon; great grandchildren, Braxten and Bentley Elsheimer, Tripp Hanlon all of Caney.
Friends are welcome to come and sign the register at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Donald will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery with a private family service. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwullfbrunschapel.com
It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew George Drysdale announces his passing at the age of 40 after an auto accident on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Manhattan, KS.
Andrew will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughters of the home Maggie and Adeen Drysdale, Murran and Ainsley McKellips, his parents George and Margaret Drysdale, his sister and brother-in-law Amanda and Craig Kinnon, nephew and niece Ross and Lucy Kinnon, all of Linlithgow, Scotland, U.K.
His maternal auntie Geraldine Innes and cousins Frazier Innes of Surrey, England; and Simon Innes of Goya, India; cousins Bobby, David and Elaine Drysdale all of Linlithgow. His father and mother-in-law Dick and Belinda Robison, sister-in-law Melanie Savage of Coffeyville, his brother-in-law Doug Robison of Belton, MO, his other Missouri relatives and many, many friends in America and the UK.
Andrew was born in Falkirk Infirmary on the 23rd of May 1978. He grew up in Linlithgow, Scotland, and attended Linlithgow Primary School from the age of 5 until he was 12. From age 12 to age 16 he attended Linlithgow Academy. He joined Linlithgow Rugby Club when he was 7 and a half and played in center attack and had great success. He joined the sea scouts when he was 9 years old and loved all of the activities. In sea scouts he also got the opportunity to meet the Queen and had a short conversation with her. He joined the RAF Air Cadets when he was 13 years old where he developed his keen interest in marksmanship. In the cadets he achieved the rank of sergeant and also represented Scotland and Northern Ireland in Rugby.
Andrew was in the choir where it became notable that he was a very good singer.
He enjoyed singing at family occasions and at charity events. It was thrilling to hear his big booming voice sing A cappella or singing while he did yard work. His voice could be heard over the noises of the mower.
He worked and traveled extensively. He enjoyed fishing, darts, target practice, and playing his weekly poker game with his mates.
In 2006 he met Rebecca, the love of his life. On September 1, 2007, in Eureka Springs, AR, Andrew married Rebecca with whom they had two girls Maggie and Adeen to join their sisters Murran and Ainsley.
Andrew graduated from Coffeyville Community College Welding Institute and joined the Steamfitters Local 441.
He was preceded in death on November 4, 2014, by his wife Rebecca.
A guest book will be available to sign on April 10, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. There will be a covered dish luncheon held after the service at the Windsor Place Events Center at 8th and Walnut. Arrangements through www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Wilma C. Meitler passed away on April 5, 2019 at the age of 99 in Coffeyville, Kansas at Windsor Place.
Wilma was born on November 30, 1919 in Webber Falls, Oklahoma to Earnest and Zona (Archer) Bell. In 1926 Wilma and her family moved to Coffeyville where she started school and completed her education at Field Kindley Memorial High School. Wilma married Howard Robinett on October 8, 1940 in Benton, Arkansas, of that union two sons were born, Ernest and Gary. Wilma then shared over forty years with husband, Victor Meitler, of that union one son, Barry was born.
Wilma's passion for caring for others lead to a career of being a Certified Nurse's Aide and Med Aide. She worked for over 40 years in Greenwood and Linn County Kansas area in elder care facilities until her retirement on December 13, 1993. Not being satisfied with retirement Wilma started working in Home Health Care until her final retirement in 2001. Wanting to be near family she relocated to Coffeyville.
Wilma was a very private, self-sufficient woman. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church until her heath declined. Her family remembers that she always enjoyed visitors and long conversations. When visiting Wilma you never left hungry, she loved baking and always had a freshly baked treat to share, often times it was her famous pumpkin bread.
Wilma will be most remembered by 11 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, residence and staff of Windsor Place. She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Ernest Robinett, Gary Robinett, and Barry Meitler; sister, Pauline Carter and Lorraine Nickel; brothers, Ralph Bell and Robert Bell.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Chaplain, Keith Springer with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will be officiating. She will be at rest next to her husband in Fairview Cemetery following the service. To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
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 has taken place and a Celebration of Her Life will be held on April 13, 2019 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable USD 445 High School Music Department, contributions may be left at the chapel. A private inurnment will be at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com