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Gerald "Jerry" Ray Striplin Sr.

Gerald "Jerry" Ray Striplin Sr., age 74 passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Jerry was born on December 31, 1943 to Charles and Lenora Striplin in St Louis, Missouri.  He had six siblings, Charles Striplin, Richard Striplin, Kenny Striplin, Rhoda (Striplin) Vaniter, Linda Striplin and Bonnie (Striplin) Horn.


Jerry was married to Connie Oller on May 26, 1990 in Lewiston, Maine, he was an Army Veteran and worked as a truck driver, in construction and as a millwright.


Jerry was a loving father of six children, Allen Striplin and his wife Marci, of Harleton, Texas; Marsha Striplin of Jesup, Georgia; Angie and husband Jason Kendrick of Coffeyville, Kansas; and Jay Striplin of Dallas, Texas.  He was a wonderful Grandpa to eighteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lenora, his son Jakob Joseph Worley and two grandchildren.


Jerry was a wonderful man and will be missed by many, a Memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Noon at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas, Chaplain Mike Graham with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice officiating, the family will receive friends from 10am until service time at the Chapel.  Military Honors will be provided by Coffeyville VFW Post 1022, American Legion Post 20 and the US Army Honor Guard.  To leave a message of condolence visit


Evelyn Lucille Williams

Evelyn Lucille Williams, 84, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Windsor Place.


She was born on August 22, 1933 at Washburn, MO to William and Sarah Anna (Crawford) Mahurin. Evelyn grew up in the Granby, MO area where

she attended school.


On April 7, 1955 she married Howard L. Williams at Newtonia, MO. Following their marriage they made their home in the Stella, MO area until moving to Coffeyville in 1958. Evelyn was a homemaker and for many years provided child care at their home. Her husband preceded her in death on June 13, 2016.


Evelyn was a member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls and dishes by her greatest joy was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Survivors include one son, Ronnie Williams of Coffeyville; one daughter, Bonnie Foster and husband, Donnie of South Coffeyville, OK; eleven siblings, Juanita Chappell, Kenneth Mahurin, Irma Bowling, Jane Vermillion, Wilma Hoover, Pearl Loudermilk, Junior Mahurin, Sue Owens, Larry Mahurin, Pat Lassiter, and Marilyn Kyser; two grandchildren, Joshua Foster and Kayce Foster; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one infant daughter, and one brother.


Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the South Coffeyville United Methodist Church with Pastor Furan Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.


Friends may call on Wednesday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; 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.

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




Granton Corbett Johnson

Granton Corbett Johnson, 20, of Coffeyville formerly of Neodesha passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018.

He was born on July 19, 1997 at Joplin, Missouri to Steve D. and Angela Diane (Palmer) Johnson. Granton spent his early years in Carthage, Missouri where he started grade school. His family moved to Peachtree City, Georgia where he attended school until moving to Neodesha, Kansas where he graduated from Neodesha High School. Granton loved baseball and running and was a member of the Neodesha Blue Streaks baseball and cross country teams. Following high school he attended Coffeyville Community College where he was the Red Raven Mascot.

While being the mascot he met Ashley King in September 2015 and in August of 2017 they welcomed their son Brentlee Dean Johnson into their lives.

While living in Neodesha he attended Christ Church. He enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and University of Texas football. But his greatest love was spending time with his son Brentlee.

Survivors include his son, Brentlee Dean Johnson of Coffeyville; his mother, Angela Keath of Coffeyville; his father, Steve D. Johnson of Peachtree City, Georgia; one sister, Madison Johnson of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three brothers, Samuel Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and Andrew Johnson all of Peachtree City, Georgia; his grandmother, Karen Thomas and husband, Harry of Coffeyville; his grandfather, Lee Palmer and wife, Paula of Edna, Kansas. He is also survived by step-mother, Missy Brazier of Peachtree City, Georgia; step-sister, Kelsi Keath of Pittsburg, Kansas; step-brother, Kyle Keath of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; step-grandparents, Bud and Linda Brazier of Licking, Missouri along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Melvin Johnson; and grandmother, Harriett Newwbern.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Coffeyville First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Ford Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to a fund established for his son, Brentlee Dean Johnson; contributions can be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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



Patricia A. Lucas

Patricia A Lucas age 65 of Coffeyville passed away on July 7, 2018 at Medicalodegs of Coffeyville.



Patricia was born on February 9, 1953 in Hutchinson to Earl and Genieva (Mullins) Lucas. She attended school in Hutchinson and Wichita. After high school Patricia made her home in Webb City, MO she then moved to Coffeyville in 1988. She found employment with Amazon where she devoted 15 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served as a Deacon. Patricia loved to remodeling her home she also enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her flower gardens. Patricia had an extensive collection of western memorabilia, especially pictures of John Wayne and horses. Her favorite past times were crafts and spending time with family.



Patricia is survived by brothers Earl Delaine Lucas his wife Susie of Hollister, MO Steven Leonard Lucas of Coffeyville, KS and Michael Lucas his wife Rosemary of Coffeyville, KS sister Carol Wood her husband Scott of Fairland, OK and numerus nieces and nephews



Patricia is preceded in death by her parents and one sister Janice Gregory.



Honoring Patricia's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction Ford- Wulf-Bruns Chapel and a memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 300 W 9th, Coffeyville at on Friday, July 13, 2018  at 1:00 pm with Pastor Rodger Tyrrell will be officiating. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Richard Barry Robertson

Richard Barry Robertson passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home with his loving family around him. 


Barry was born in Henryetta, Oklahoma on October 3, 1935, to parents Dorothy (Marshall) and Burley D. Robertson. 


After graduating from Henryetta High School in June, 1953, Barry came to Coffeyville that summer to play Ban Johnson baseball. 


He stayed in Coffeyville and attended Coffeyville Junior College, graduating in 1955.  During his junior college years, he met, wooed and wed the love of his life, Patricia Diane Easton.  They were married on May 5, 1955.  Barry never missed remembering an anniversary.  It was easy to remember 5-5-55. 


He then went to Kansas University on a baseball scholarship.  After 3 years of baseball at KU (and one summer of semi-pro baseball at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the Western Canadian League), he graduated from KU in June, 1958 with a business degree.  Barry and Pat and 2-month-old son, Brian Lynn, returned to Coffeyville.  Their second son, David Dee, was born in July 1959, in Coffeyville. 


Returning to Coffeyville he began a 30-year career at the Condon National Bank.  He also worked in the early years of computers with Page Milk Computer Company and in business with Carl Pevehouse and later with Rex Barrett at Computer Associates.  During this time, he remained on the Board of Directors at Condon National Bank. 


In 1984 Barry returned to Condon to set up their in-house computer system.  He retired from the bank in December, 1992.  After retiring from the bank, Barry worked several part-time years at Coffeyville Recon Computer Division. 


Pat and Barry spent the next 15 years traveling between Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Havana Lake in Kansas.  They returned to Coffeyville in October, 2015. 


Barry was very active in the Coffeyville community.  He served on many boards, including Condon National Bank Board, Coffeyville Regional Hospital Board, City Recreation Board, Coffeyville Country Club Board, Salvation Army Board, Coffeyville Jaycees, and Chamber of Commerce.  He served as treasurer of USD 445, coached Little League Baseball and Pony Colt.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and a vestry member. 


He enjoyed keeping up with KU and Kansas City baseball.  He loved playing golf and bass fishing with his dad.  He also loved traveling and golf outings with the guys.  Barry is survived  by his wife Pat of the home; sons Brian and wife Tammy of Independence, KS, and David of Manhattan, KS; sister Claudia and husband Bill Hulsey of Coffeyville; brother Galen of Bartlesville, OK; sister-in-law Georgia Baker of Coffeyville, Edith Bell of Owasso, OK, Jane and husband Don Owen, of Owasso, OK; nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. 


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


A Memorial Service celebrating Barry’s life will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Mother Antoinette Tackett officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the The Chapel of Resurrection Columbarium at the church.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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


Richard Dean Bauer

Richard Dean Bauer, resident of Coffeyville, KS passed away on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at the age of 82 years at Windsor Place.


 Born in Humboldt, KS but at an early age moved to Coffeyville where he attended school, graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1953.  Dean attended Coffeyville Community College for one year, then attended the University of Kansas, where he graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Pharmacy.   He began his pharmacist career at Marriott - Issacs in Coffeyville and then moved and worked in Arkansas City, KS for a short time.  It wasn’t long before he returned to his roots in Coffeyville to establish Layton-Bauer Drug in 1966.  The store became Plaza Pharmacy in 1972 and it was in this location where Dean with his partner and friend, Spencer Evans-Lomb thrived for four decades.  The two opened up a second store, Cherryvale Pharmacy, in 1976 located in Cherryvale, KS.


Dean took great pride in his work and tending to the needs of his patrons.  Often times stepping away from holiday and family events to meet a patient at the Pharmacy, making sure they received and started their medications as soon as possible.  His willingness and desire to take care of others was a trait his boys fondly respected.  Dean married Sharon Alvey and not long after they started their family by adopting son, Mitchell Dean in 1965 and later another son, Bradley Stuart in 1967.  Years later, in 1978 they were blessed with a third son, Adam Chandler.


He was a pillar in the Coffeyville community; serving as Mayor at one time as well as various positions within the Jaycees’ organization and the Coffeyville Interstate Fair and Rodeo committee.  Dean also served in the Kansas Army National Guard.  His work and family were his life, but he would always make time for Kansas Jayhawk and Coffeyville Red Raven sports!  He spent many evenings in his chair letting the referees know his disproval.  Rock Chalk Jayhawk Deano!  He will be deeply missed by son Mitch, wife Kelli, son Brad, wife Terri; seven grandchildren, Chase, Jake, Brock, Jacob, Jimmy, Easton and Nick; and five great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jocelyn, Paige, Keltin and Bella; and many friends from over the years!  He was predeceased by son, Adam; brother, Jim and parents Rufus and Freda.


The Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, KS. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS.   Graveside service will immediately follow at the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.




In lieu of flowers the family requests Memorial donations be made payable to the Dean Bauer Memorial Scholarship Fund at Coffeyville Community College.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www,


Naomi D. "Diane" Jones

Naomi D. “Diane” Jones was called home by her heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.  She was 93. 


Diane was born January 13, 1925 to Joseph Dean and Emma (Barlow) Mercer in Arkansas City, Kansas.  She attended Liberty Schools and graduated from Liberty High School in 1943 after the family relocated. 


On September 15, 1945 she married Earnest “Jack” Jones in Coffeyville.  They had two daughters, Karen and Linda.  Jack and Diane later divorced. 


She worked at Coffeyville Continental Can Company and in Dr. Ellis’ office until she opened Lakeview Kennel and Dog Grooming in 1960.  She retired in 1990 but never gave up her love of dogs. 


In the late 1950’s Diane was a member of Coffeyville Little Theatre. Later in life she sang at Clymore and Dearing schools for weekend dances.  Diane loved performing.  She was a breast cancer survivor and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. 


She moved to Windsor Place in June of 2004.  She was very involved in the Age to Age program and was an adopted grandma to many children.  Diane loved spending time with her pets and family. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Emma Mercer. 


Survivors include a sister, Beverly Zimmerman of Independence; two daughters, Karen (Harry) Thomas and Linda Patton both of Coffeyville; grandchildren, Wendy Newberry of Coffeyville, Angela Keath of Coffeyville, Chad Patton of Scottsdale, Arizona, Heather Patton of Anthem Arizona, and Kristi (Paul) Baker of Coffeyville; nine great grandkids and four great great grandkids.


A Memorial Service celebrating Diane’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Coffeyville First Church of the Nazarene, 2300 West 1st St., with Pastor Ford Hall officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions can be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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




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