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Brian J. McCullough


Brian J. McCullough, 61, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born on July 17, 1958 at Coffeyville to Royal J. and Maxine (Mahoney) McCullough. Brian grew up and attended school in Coffeyville where he attended Holy Name Catholic School and Field Kindley High School.

 

While attending school Brian loved to help his dad at McCullough Plumbing, and later became a licensed plumber and Master Plumber, taking over the business in 1995 when Royal retired. Brian loved the challenges of being a plumber and trained several young men to join the field.

On July 30, 1988 he married Vicki Moomaw at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville.

Brian grew up attending Holy Name Catholic Church, He loved going Pheasant hunting in western Kansas, camping at Big Hill Lake at Cherryvale, going 4 wheeling at Waynoka, Oklahoma, setting trotlines for one week every May, playing poker with family and friends, and loved animals especially dogs.

 

Survivors include his wife, Vicki of the home; one son, Ryan McCullough, one daughter, Ginger McCullough, two step-sons, Robert Foust and Dustin Foust all of Coffeyville; his mother, Maxine McCullough of Coffeyville, three brothers, Dr. James McCullough and wife, Leslie of Stillwell, Kansas, Mark McCullough and wife, Chris of Coffeyville, and David McCullough and wife, Kerry of Overland Park, Kansas; and three grandchildren, Bobby McCullough and Victoria McCullough both of Coffeyville, and Quinton Foust of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his father, Royal McCullough; and one brother, John McCullough.

 

A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

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

 

The family suggests memorials to Coffeyville Friends of Animals 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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Duce Edward Washington


Duce Edward Washington, 72, of Leavenworth, Kansas passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at his home.

 

Duce was born on September 6, 1947 in Lenapah, Oklahoma to Earlie and Margaret Viola (Scott) Washington.  He grew up in the Lenapah area where he went to school and graduated from Lenapah High School.

 

On September 29, 1966 he was drafted into the United States Army where he served in Vietnam as a Medical Corpsman in an Operating Room and achieved the rank of SP5.  He was awarded an honorable discharge on September 26, 1969.  However due to his exposure to Agent Orange he was permanently disabled upon returning home.

 

His hobbies were watching sports and westerns on television and enjoyed drinking his McCormick whiskey.  Most of all he loved the time he spent with his family and friends.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Shantay and D’Juan Washington; grandchildren; sisters, Deborah Washington Scott and Vicki Shelton; brother, Wesley Washington; aunts, Clara Allen, Sue Hackney Allen, Marie Cherry and Shirley Quarles; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, close family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Earlie and Margaret Washington; brother, Bobby L. Washington; niece, Elizabeth Washington Jones and great-nephew Arterrious Tyreck Jones.

 

Home Going Services for Duce will be held on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the 1st Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Armogen B. Walker, Sr. will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hickory Creek Cemetery near Lenapah, Oklahoma.  Military Honors will be provided by the Coffeyville V.F.W. Post 1022, American Legion Post 20 and the U.S. Army Honor Detail of Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

 

Visitation will be held on December 13, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the funeral home to help defray the cost of funeral expense; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

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

 

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

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Crystal Michelle Kitterman


Crystal Michelle Kitterman, 37, of Caney, Kansas passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at her home.

 

Crystal was born on August 13, 1982 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Michael Kitterman and Teresa Good.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended school.

 

In additional to being a mother, she worked as a caregiver.  She loved music and most of all spending time with her daughter.

 

Surviving to cherish her memory is her father, Michael Kitterman and partner, Jacqueline Powell of Valeda, Kansas; mother, Teresa Good and partner, Floyd Herriman of Coffeyville, Kansas; daughter, Zaydie Shy; sister, Chelsi Lemon and partner, Matthew Moore of Caney, Kansas; brother, Josh Herriman of Coffeyville, Kansas; paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Kitterman of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; maternal grandmother, Anna Good of Coffeyville, Kansas along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jack Kitterman and maternal grandfather, Paul Good.

 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Memorial Services will be held on December 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate.  Private family inurnment will take place at a later date at the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Kansas.

 

The family suggests contributions can be made to David W. Barnes Funeral Home to help defray the cost of funeral expenses; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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Forrest James Hartzell


Forrest James Hartzell age 80 of Coffeyville passed away on December 4, 2019 at St John’s Medical Center in Tulsa.

 

Forrest was born on March 7, 1939 in Coffeyville to Carl and Laura (Frazee) Hartzell. He attended school in Tyro and left school early so he could enlist in the United States Army. Little did Forrest know but the Army would play a vital role in his life as he proudly and honorably served for over 20 years, retiring as a Master Sargent and receiving many commendations and medals. In 1961 at a diner, Forrest met the love of his life Judy Miller. The couple would marry later that year on July 29. To this union the couple was blessed with two daughters. Forrest enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting pheasant and quail, and carpentry; he loved working with his hands and spent many hours in his woodshop. He was a very organized person that paid the closest of attention to the minutest detail. He was a man of his word, if he said it he meant it, he was out going and helped any and everybody no matter their situation. Forrest was a long time member of the First Church of God and often could be found helping around the church.  Family was always his top priority and he loved any time he could be with them.

 

Forrest’s memories will live on with his wife of 58 years, Judy, daughters; Julie Bishop her husband Ted and Loretta Glasglow her husband Larry, brothers; Jewell Hartzell and David Hartzell, sister Carla Andres, grandchildren, Danielle Macy, Naomi Tosh, Elainna Christlieb, and Donna Hallen, and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

He now rests with his parents and brother Jim Hartzell.

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 2:00pm at the First Church of God with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Burial will immediately follow with committal services being held at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio with full military honors being provided by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Monday, December 9, 2019 at from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice 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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Christie J "Mim Mim" Engel


Christie J. “Mim Mim” Engel, 60, of Nowata, Oklahoma formerly of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

She was born on February 4, 1959 at Enid, Oklahoma to Earl Marvin and Betty (Nickel) Porter. When she was young her family moved to Coffeyville where Christie grew up and attended school graduating from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.

On April 20, 1985 she married Tom Engel in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their three children. Christie was employed at Coffeyville Community College, Condon National Bank, Community National Bank and was cashier for Lay’s Auction Service for several years. Christie and Tom moved to Nowata in 2015.

 

Christie enjoyed bowling and going to auctions when she wasn’t working one, but her greatest love was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spoiling her fur babies, T, Jade and Libby.

 

Survivors include her husband, Tom Engel of the home; her daughter, Kylie Johnson and fiancé, Dan Streetman of Colorado; her sons, Michael Engel and fiancé, Samantha Foster of Nowata, Oklahoma, and Dillon Engel and wife, Abigail of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; her grandchildren, MaKenzi, Ashlyn, Adaline, and Bryndal; her mother, Betty Porter of Woodward, Oklahoma; her sister, Judie Parsons of Woodward, OK ; her mother-in-law, Donna Engel of Independence, her sister-in-law, Christina Slaton of Independence; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also had several “adopted” sons that she loved like her own; Joseph Cole, David Case, Patrick Whelan, Dylan Hilton and Josh Knisley.

She was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Mike Porter; one grandson, Landon; and her father-in-law, Wayne Engel.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Christie’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the First Church of God, 2010 W. 5th St., Coffeyville, with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Friday 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 Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, the ALS Association or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; 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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Emery Lee Eckel


Funeral services for Emery Lee Eckel, 95, of Athens, TX, formerly of Odessa will be held at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens. Interment will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Kansas.

 

Emery Lee Eckel was born April 5, 1924, in Clay County, Illinois the son of Charles and Iva Murray Eckel.  In 1926 Charles Eckel died and in 1928 Iva Eckel married Oliver Allen. From a young age, Emery learned the value of hard work from Mr. Allen as he was a sharecrop farmer. Emery started working the land with a team of horses at the age of 8 under Mr. Allen’s supervision where farm responsibilities came before schoolwork. Emery finished the 7th grade and part of his 8th grade education, but Mr. Allen’s priority was having enough help to do the farming, not his children having a formal education. He taught them to do an honest day’s physical work.

 

In early 1940, he went to work for Olsen Drilling Company in Iola, Illinois as a roughneck for 98 cents an hour. His job as a floor hand included working the lead tong. He also worked for 2 years for various drilling contractors in this area as a floor hand. From 1944 to 1950 Emery worked as a driller or tool pusher for several drilling companies in Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas.

 

From 1951 to 1954 he began working for casing crews in Odessa Texas, which ran the casing into the well after drilling was completed. They used both manual rig tons and an endless spinning chain to screw the casing together.

 

In 1954 Emery resigned and formed his own casing company where his crews worked out of North Dakota, Michigan, New Mexico and Texas.

 

In the early 1950s the oil companies wanted a uniform torque applied to each joint of casing. This required a power tong with a torque gauge. Several companies began building hydraulic tongs but they were not dependable.

 

In 1958, Emery moved back to Odessa and founded Eckel Manufacturing Company, Inc. As operating costs-per-foot of drilling ballooned to staggering proportions, so likewise the need for fast, safe, efficient hydraulic power tongs became necessary. Emery saw it all coming and due to his previous work he had a particularly good vantage point. He had helped others specify and purchase hydraulic tongs, bought his own power tongs, trained his own casing crews, and kept the machinery running. The hydraulic power tongs of that era left a lot to be desired as they were prone to slip, wobble, and consequently damaged costly pipe. Some power trains were chain-driven, and these chains often snapped or snagged. Torque ratings were diminished by slipping clutches or "fading power" in their motors. While some models simply couldn't deliver the required torque, other power tongs packed enough power to "self-destruct" a flimsy tong body if an over-zealous crew member applied full throttle. Emery Eckel knew power tongs had to be better. He set about improving them, bought machine-tool time and rented unused corners of various shops around Odessa. He hired good machinist and welders when he could afford them and learned to do their jobs when he couldn't. And one way or another, he produced tongs--new tongs with new ideas. Deficiencies in his tongs were ironed out, and soon Emery's casing tongs were in demand. As more profits came in, Emery reinvested the profits into production facilities. These new hydraulic tongs evolved into a prototype that embodies most the advantages still found in today's Eckel tongs. Other casing crews began asking for these different tongs, and Eckel produced them. Since 1958, the plant has doubled and redoubled in size several times. "Anywhere in the world" aptly describes the market for Eckel tongs today.

Emery Eckel and Eckel Manufacturing have been awarded numerous State, National and International Awards and is known World-wide as the innovator of the Hydraulic Power Tong. 

 

Emery’s greatest accomplishment in life was the impact he had on the people that worked with him, worked for him, loved him and were inspired by him. Emery Eckel was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather and spent his existence changing lives.

 

Emery was preceded in death by his parents, sister Edna Eckel Brady, four brothers Delbert, Donnie, Gerald, and Adrian Allen, son Timothy Dale Eckel and daughter Margie Stuemke.

 

He is survived by his loving wife Judy Eckel of Athens, TX; six children, Jeanne and Vince Claps (three grandchildren) of Summerfield, FL, Linda Pippin (two grandchildren) of Kingman, AZ, Sandra Tipsword (three grandchildren) of Summerfield, FL, Terry Eckel (four grandchildren Shawn, Justin, Jeremy Eckel and Britney Presnall), Jamie Traxson and Curtis Payne of Blanchard, OK, Will and Shannon Traxson (four grandchildren Jadeyn, MaKayle, Torryn, and Kensley Traxson) of Athens, Tx; 3 grandsons Cody, Travis and Chris Eckel; numerous great grandchildren; one son-in-law Dale Stuemke (two grandchildren Penny Miller and Amy Danks) of Altamont, Il; one sister Wilma and Jim Burton of Tucson, AZ, brothers and sisters in law, Pat and Lee Lackey, Twyla Baldwin, Tim and Nancy Lackey, Rebecca and Michael Whalen, and Mick Lackey; numerous very special nieces and nephews; and stepdaughters Valerie and Guy Andrews and Cindy and Jon Herrington.

 

The family is eternally grateful for his favorite, loving Doctor Karah Coker, caretakers Cynthia Chapman, Sue Starr, Roberta Alaniz, and Alicia McLaughlin.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Hurst, Ray Dishaw, Marion Masters, Andy Heft, Dr. Matthew Rudolph, Phil Tucker, Trevor Fitzgerald, and Patrick Woodard.

 

Visitation will be held from 4 – 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens, TX.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.

 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is assisting with local arrangements.
 

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Louise Carolyn LaForte


Louise Carolyn LaForte, 78, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 peacefully at her home. 

 

On June 12, 1941 in Coffeyville, Kansas Elwood and Ruth (McCorkle) Avery gave birth to twin daughters, Louise and Lois.  At a very young age their father, Elwood passed away.  Their mother remarried to George Wright who helped raise them.  Louise grew up and attended schools in Coffeyville. 

 

She was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family.  She worked at some of the local hotels in housekeeping and was even the housekeeping manager for a time.  She worked for Dana (now known as Standard Motors) in Independence, Kansas in assembly for over ten years. 

 

On July 19, 1996 in Coffeyville, Kansas she was united in marriage to Gordon F. LaForte he preceded her in death on May 10, 2013. 

Louise enjoyed crocheting, shopping, going to the casino, decorating her house and collected roosters.  Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and friends. 

 

Surviving to honor her memory are her daughters, Tina Taylor and husband, Bob of Dearing, Kansas, Kim Swigart and husband, Gary of Coffeyville, Kansas, Sheila Wright of Coffeyville, Kansas; step son, Charles LaForte and wife, April of Coffeyville, Kansas; step daughters, Cheryl Ferrell and husband, Chris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Cyndi Featherstone and husband, David of Houston, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Bob Avery of Coffeyville, Kansas and a sister, Betty Nance of Independence, Kansas. 

 

Louise was preceded in death by her father, Elwood Avery; mother and step-father, Ruth and George Wright; son, Joe Wisely; twin sister, Lois along with several other brothers and sisters. 

 

Following her wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

 

Memorial Services will be held by the family at the First Nazarene Church in Coffeyville on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Pastor Ford Hall will officiate.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Spring Hill Cemetery north of Coffeyville. 

 

Friends may sign the guest register at David W Barnes Funeral Home on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 9am-5pm. 

 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or to Coffeyville Meals on Wheels; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Coffeyville, Kansas. 

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

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Joseph Ray Ashens


Joseph Ray Ashens, 99, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at CRMC in Coffeyville. 

 

Joseph was born on February 10, 1920 to Ransom Joseph Ashens and Bess M. (Norris) Ashens in Newtonia, Missouri.  He spent his early years in Marionville and Aurora, Missouri.  He moved to Cherryvale, Kansas in 1929.  Joseph graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1938 and furthered his education at Independence Junior College in 1941. 

 

In February of 1942 he was drafted into the United State Army where he completed basic training in Kerns, Utah.  He was sent to Fresno, California prior to being sent overseas to CBI in 1944.  He received his honorable discharge in January of 1946.  Joseph crossed the International Date Line four different times.  He was in the first major sea battle with the Japanese in 1944.  “Luckily the United States won.”  Some of his foreign service was spent serving with British Units. 

 

When Joseph came back from the war he went to work for the airbase in Independence, Kansas from April of 1946 to October of 1947.  He then worked for the Post Office as a rural mail carrier in Cherryvale, Kansas from 1947 until April of 1976 and in Thayer, Kansas from April of 1976 until his retirement on January 29, 1977. 

 

While working at the airbase he met his future wife, LaRue Grace “Sandy” Sandhagen.  They were married on October 9, 1990.  They spent 70 wonderful years together. They traveled to Colorado, Kimberly City, Grove, Ozark Mountain and Eureka Springs with their dog. Sandy preceded him in death on June 16, 2016. 

 

He is survived by his aunt, Hazel Ashens of Hutchinson, Kansas along with a very special group of friends. 

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Joseph’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice officiating. Inurnment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

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

Memorials are suggested to Coffeyville Friends of Animals or St. Jude Children’s Hospital; contributions may be left at the funeral home or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

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Lester Douglas Luker (Doug)


Lester Douglas Luker, “Doug” as everyone knew him, Passed away on Nov. 6th, 2019. Doug was born Sept. 6th, 1942 in Ft. Smith, AR to Lester and Mittie Luker. He attended school in Malvern until his family moved to Coffeyville, KS where he attended high school. Upon graduating Doug joined the Military where he served 4 years as a Marine.

 

Shortly after being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps Doug began a distinguished career at Coop Refinery in 1965 where he worked for 30+ years. He married Sondra Wells on June 5, 1965 and made their home in Coffeyville until there divorce in 1995. Together they had 2 children, Doug and Melissa.

 

He met Shirley Sherman in 1998 and were married on April 1, 2011 together lived in Valeda, KS until his death. Doug loved camping, fishing and traveling.

 

Doug is survived by his wife Shirley Luker of the home; daughter, Melissa (Clayton) Hibbard of Fredonia, KS; Three grandsons, Jarrett (Monica) Luker of Coffeyville, KS; Matthew (Abbie) Luker of Parsons, KS; Nick Hibbard of Fredonia, KS; Two granddaughters Clara and Natalia Hibbard of Fredonia, KS; One great grandson Liam Luker of Parsons, KS; step-daughter, Holly Sherman; step-granddaughter,  Saleen Pitts; step-grandson, David Hartzell all off Coffeyville, KS

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sister Janice Thomas and son Lester Douglas Luker Jr.

 

Upon Doug’s wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time.

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Joyce Ilene Coleman


Joyce Ilene Coleman age 71 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on November 19, 2019 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.

 

Joyce was born on April 22, 1948 to Floyd and Wilma (Dannels) Allen in Independence, Kansas.  Joyce's parents moved to Emporia, Kansas where she attended school.  Joyce met Robert Rench after high school and the couple married in 1965 moving to Coffeyville where they made their home.  Of that union three children were born, Pete, Charley and Susan.  The couple later divorced.  Joyce met Albert Coleman and the couple married in September of 1985 also making their home in Coffeyville.  Albert preceded her in death on April 5, 1997.

 

Joyce was known for always having a smile on her face and a hug to offer you.  While raising her children she always welcomed their friends in for an afternoon snack or drink, she didn't want anyone to go hungry and to always have a safe place to rest. She loved her children and was proud of their accomplishments.

 

Joyce attended the Central Baptist Church, she enjoyed crocheting, cooking, caring for her family and reading her Bible.  Her family meant the world to her.

 

Joyce will be missed by many and her memory will live on through her children, Pete Rench, Charley Rench and Susan Cornett; grandsons, Joseph and Joshua Cornett; great grandson, Joe Cornett; brother, Troy Allen; sister, Martha Tatman.  She was preceded in death by her parents and late husband Albert Coleman.

 

Graveside Services will be held at Robbins Cemetery under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will be officiating. To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Beverly Henry


 

Beverly Henry, age 77, of rural South Coffeyville, passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones, on Monday, November 18, 2019.  Beverly was the daughter of Sherman and Lettie (Neer) Kaufman.  She was born and raised in Coffeyville, Kansas.  She attended Clymore grade school, Roosevelt, and FKHS.  Beverly married Roscoe Henry on September 14, 1960 and to that union, three sons were born. 

Beverly was a homemaker while her boys were growing up.  She was a great cook and also made cakes and wedding cakes.  She loved crafting and antiquing.  Later she worked at Walmart and Town and Country.  She worked for USD 445 and Tri-County from which she retired.  She loved working with the little kids.  Family was very important to her and she tried to keep in touch with everyone.  She was a good friend to many.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Roscoe, of the home and three sons: Raymond Henry and wife Melinda of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Ronald Henry and wife Sandra of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Rodney Henry of Wann, Oklahoma.  Beverly is survived by two siblings, Kay Adams of Independence, Kansas and Naomi Dannatt of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  She is also survived by a dear lifelong friend that she called her sister, Linda White of Ulysses, Kansas. 

 

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, sister Deloris (Kaufman) Rexwinkle, four brothers Harry Dale and Elmer Kaufman, and Emmett and Estel Barber and a great granddaughter, Kiley. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  Pastor James Feltner will officiate.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6pm-8pm. 

 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to USD 445 or Tri-County; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

 

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

 

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

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Ruby Jewell (Berry) Koogle


 

Ruby Jewell (Berry) Koogle, age 85, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Ruby was born in Delaware, Oklahoma on September 14, 1934 to parents Arthur Berry and Hattie (Parsons) Berry.  She grew up in Nowata with her brothers Charley, Jim, and Johnny and graduated from Nowata High School in 1952.  After leaving home she earned a secretarial certification and moved to California and then to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she married Richard “Dick” Koogle in 1965.  In 1976, Dick & Ruby moved the family to Ingleside, Texas and then to Fort Myers Florida in 1982 to help Dick pursue his dream of building cruising catamaran sailboats.

 

Through the years Ruby always worked hard to provide for her family. She proudly served on the board of the Edisonia Chapter of ABWA, and cherished those many friendships. Most importantly to her, she had a strong commitment to Jesus Christ; she loved singing in the choir at Grace Church and participating in the study of God’s word. She devoted her life to a ministry of prayer and praise, and was passionate about helping anyone in need. Indeed, she lived out a heart of generosity as an overflow of the love of God, and has left a legacy of joy and faithfulness to inspire all who knew her. 

 

Ruby will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her brother Johnny J Berry, her children Catherine “Kitty” Koogle (St. Petersburg, FL), Karen Murano (Fort Myers, FL), and Kevin Koogle (Orlando, FL) as well as their spouses, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dick Koogle (02/27/19) in Fort Myers, FL.

 

In lieu of flowers kindly offer a donation to Hope Hospice (239) 482-4673. A graveside gathering will be held for family and friends to lay them both to rest on Saturday 11/23/19 at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas (2602 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS 67337). A memorial for local family and friends will be held at a later date in Fort Myers FL.

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Peggy J. Sanford


Peggy J Sanford of Coffeyville Kansas left this earth on November 15, 2019 to be with her husband Mike Sanford the love of her life.

 

 Peggy was born in Mound Valley Kansas on August 6, 1949 to Clyde H. and Pearl (Ramsey) Peyton. She was married to Steve Sprague in 1971 and the couple later divorced. Peggy then met Mike Sanford and they were united in marriage in 1985. The couple shared 25 years of marriage before Mike passed in 2010. Peggy owned and operated the Soft Touch Hair Salon for many years she was also a foster parent to many children during their time of need.

 

Peggy’s memories will live on with her children; Melinda Sprague Corona, Stephanie Davis and Melissa Kastler Brelyn, Christopher and Johnathan Sanford, 3 sisters, a brother, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

 

She now rests with her parents and husband Mike.

 

Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Eagle Rock Ministries at 10:00am. Private burial will take place at a later date at the Mound Valley Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to help the family with expenses 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.fordwulhbrunschapel.com

 

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George Allen Mehl, Sr.


George Allen Mehl, Sr., 83, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Medicalodges in Coffeyville. 

 

George was born on February 4, 1936 in Wann, Oklahoma to Amos and Jessie Mae (Johnson) Mehl.  In 1941 the family moved to Coffeyville and in 1946 they moved to a farm northwest of Dearing. 

 

Mr. Mehl attended Coffeyville and Dearing schools graduating in 1954 from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville.  While in high school, Mr. Mehl was active in FFA, serving as President of his chapter. 

 

In 1957 he married Ruth Weathers at the Pentecostal Church in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  Following their marriage they lived in South Coffeyville except for a three-month period while Mr. Mehl was employed at Cessna in Wichita, Kansas.  In 1962 they moved to the family farm northwest of Dearing. 

 

Mr. Mehl worked for Continental Can and Parkersburg before going to work for Funks in 1961.  He returned to Parkersburg for a while, then later rejoined Funks in 1963 (John Deere Coffeyville Works) from which he retired in 1993 after thirty years of service. 

 

In 2006 Mr. Mehl was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  In 2008 he suffered a stroke which paralyzed his left side, limiting his outside activities. 

 

He was an avid race car fan – attending local and area stock car races in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.  He also enjoyed attending the Coffeyville Red Ravens football and basketball games, seldom missing a home game. 

 

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Mehl of the home; two daughters, Kathy Fogle of Gillette, Wyoming and Anita O’Brien and husband, Troy of Olathe, Kansas; two sons, George JR Mehl and wife, Dr. Elena Mehl of Houston, Texas and Roger Mehl of Kansas City, Missouri; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Martha Moody and a brother, John Mehl. 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Patio at Fairview Cemetery.  Pastor Jeannie

Harrington will officiate. 

 

The family suggests memorials can be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

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

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Joan Eileen (Warner) Hough


Joan Eileen (Warner) Hough, D.V.M., 76, lifelong Coffeyville resident and local Veterinarian passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

 

Eileen was born on August 22, 1943 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Wilburt Charley “Buck” Warner and Merze Elaine (Barber) Warner.  She grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.  She graduated from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.  She then furthered her education at Kansas State University where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1968. 

 

She was united in marriage to Ralph McKee, Jr.  The couple later divorced.  She later married George Hough and they later divorced. 

 

In 1979 Eileen opened her own vet clinic on South Walnut Street in Coffeyville known as the Animal Health Clinic.  She loved animals and caring for them.  She made so many good friends and acquaintances over the years while helping the community in dozens of organizations.  In 2017 she retired with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Kansas State Univeristy. 

Eileen was a long-time member of the First Christian Church in Coffeyville where she served as an Elder, Deaconess and Trustee; she also sang in the choir.  She had a passion for horses.  She raised Quarter Horses on her farm in Labette County.  Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and friends. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Justin McKee and wife, Angela of Oswego, Kansas, Scarlett Venn and husband, Eddie of Pueblo, Colorado;nine grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Elaine DeMello and brother, Wilburt Charles “Chuck” Warner and wife, Debra all of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Buck and Merze Warner. 

 

Following her wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Kent A Wagner of Oswego Christian Church will officiate.  Please wear red (her favorite) or purple (K State) in celebration of her life.  A luncheon will be held shortly after the service  in the church basement.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials can be made to KSU Vet School; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

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

 

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Irene Butterfield


Irene Butterfield, of Mountain View, AR, formerly of Coffeyville, KS, went to join the angels on Saturday, November 9, 2019.  She was 97 years old.

 

She was born on February 21, 1922, in Kansas City, MO, to Perry and Hope McCroskie. Irene married the love of her life, Leon W. Butterfield, Sr. on March 2, 1938. They were married almost 80 years before Leon passed away in February of 2018.

 

During her early years, Irene worked as a homemaker and later worked outside the home as a Kindergarten Teacher’s Aide and food-service worker at Roosevelt Middle School.  She was an avid Bridge player and actively involved in several organizations including the Order of the Eastern Star and PTA.  She served as Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls and was a Lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville, KS, and served in several capacities within the church.

 

Irene’s many hobbies included traveling, sewing, ceramics, doll collecting, and needlework.  She certainly enjoyed her “craft club” of friends.

 

Survivors are her children Connie King of Fayetteville, AR, Leon “Lonnie”  Jr (Sharan) of Visalia, CA, and Russ Ann (Jerry) Shannon of Mountain View, AR, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Diane Massey officiating.

 

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

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

 

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Larry E. Trotter


Larry E. Trotter, 82, of Coffeyville passed away surrounded by family Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

Larry was born on November 9, 1937 at Coffeyville to to Owen Clifford and Dorothy (Redding) Trotter. He grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1955.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a Navy Corpsman during the Korean War.

On January 10, 1959 he married Jacquelyn Mae Sanders at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Missouri where Larry was employed as a Medical Lab Specialist at Miles Laboratories and later at Bayer Laboratories until his retirement. They returned to Coffeyville in 1995. After returning to Coffeyville Larry was employed as City Inspector by the City of Coffeyville and later at Isham Hardware Store. His wife preceded him in death on July 6, 2013.

 

Larry served on the Coffeyville City Commission, serving as Vice-Mayor. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and Kiwanis Club. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, mowing his yard and cooking out, but his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.

 

Survivors include two sons, Bryan Trotter and wife, Christi of Coffeyville, and David Trotter of California; three granddaughters Natalie Lakey and husband Glenn Lakey of Coffeyville, Nicole Rexwinkle and fiancé Jarrod Lakey of Coffeyville, Brittany Bonnie of Missouri, one grandson Austin Trotter of Coffeyville ; nine great-grandchildren, Breanna Flanders, Addison & Allie Mae Rexwinkle, Payton Bonnie and Mecaela Lakey. Bentley Lakey, Regan Bonnie, Emersyn Lakey, and Gentry Bonnie; two brothers, Robert Trotter and wife, Sharna of Coffeyville, and Dennis Trotter and wife, Linda of Shell Knob, Missouri.

 

A Graveside Memorial Service celebrating Larry’s life will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio with Military Honors conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. Private family inurnment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery; 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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Verlyn Dean Caulkins


Verlyn Dean Caulkins, 78, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

 

Verlyn was born on May 26, 1941 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Wallace and Jessie (Clara) Caulkins.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1959. 

 

He worked for Parmac as a machinist for fifty years.  He retired in 2004.  On August 26, 1961 he married the love of his life, Sharon Handshumaker at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  The couple made Coffeyville their home where they raised their three children. 

 

He was a member of the Baptist Church and the International Machinist Organization.  Verlyn was employed as a machinist at Parmac for nearly 50 years. He enjoyed motorcycles, prior to joining the Navy Verlyn owned Caulkins Motorcycle Shop in Coffeyville, in later years he enjoyed restoring vintage motorcyles.  He also enjoyed working on computers, .  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

Verlyn is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Caulkins of the home; children, Alan Caulkins of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Angela and husband, Brian Meyer of Wichita, Kansas, Brian Caulkins and wife, Megan also of Wichita, Kansas and six grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Jessie Caulkins and four brothers. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Doug Mund will officiate.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Military honors will be provided by the Coffeyville V.F.W. Post 1022 and the American Legion Post 20. 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  Family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  

 

The family suggests memorials can be made to the Veterans Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes to 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

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

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

 

 

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Christopher Michael Isle


Christopher Michael Isle, age 45, passed from this life on November 9, 2019 at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas from injuries sustained in an accident.

 

 

 

In Independence, Kansas, on December 7, 1973 Mike and Jana (Long) Isle were blessed with a son, Christopher Michael Isle.  Chris, as everyone knows him, attended grade school in Dearing, Kansas, junior high at Roosevelt Jr. High and graduated from Field Kindley High School of Coffeyville, Kansas in 1992.  Chris had many friends, but he and his best buddy, Mike White were inseparable during those years and even into adulthood. Mike’s life was also tragically taken in an accident 11 years ago. 

 

 

 

Chris married Cathy (Tucker) Reeves in 1995, though the couple later divorced they remained friends.  Chris and Cathy had two wonderful boys, Cody Christopher and Casey Lee.  In addition to his 2 boys he also raised Dakotah Walker as his own. Cathy later remarried and had two daughters, Jozie and MaKaelyn Reeves that Chris was very fond of as well.

 

 

 

The family has a long tradition of operating International tractors, and a Chevy is the only type of truck there is!  Chris enjoyed his work and his play, he liked to ride all types of ATV’s, boating and hanging out with his family and friends.  He enjoyed wrestling on the floor with his sons and nephews.  He was a big kid at heart!!! He resided in rural Coffeyville on his farm with Patches, Jack Jack and many other four-legged friends.

 

 

 

Chris was the owner and operator of Chris Isle Dump Truck and Backhoe for the last 10 years.  He began his career at Muller Construction Inc. in Coffeyville as a teenager and worked there for 16 years before starting his own business. He was the 3rd generation of Heavy Equipment Operator's in the family.  Chris truly loved digging dirt. His knowledge of soil types, land elevation and water drainage were a God given talent.  His talent and abilities will be missed by many.

 

 

 

Chris was a true friend, he wasn’t a man of many words, but he was an honest, trustworthy friend with extreme dedication to his family and friends.  He showed his love through acts of service; some people give a gift of congratulations. That wasn’t Chris, he would simply spread a load of gravel on your driveway to surprise you when you returned.

 

 

 

Chris and his parents were very close, he and his Dad, Mike were often found working together.  His sisters, Jennifer and Jami will forever remember and cherish memories of his teasing and tormenting only a brother could do.  He didn’t have brothers, so he told his nephews Tyler and Zach they were his brothers.

 

 

 

Life as his family knew it will forever be changed, but Chris’s legacy will continue through the lives of his sons, Cody and Julia Isle, Casey Isle and girlfriend Sadie Lowrey,  Dakotah and Amy Walker; girlfriend, Michelle Voelzke and her son Dakota Barnard; parents, Mike and Jana Isle; sisters, Jennifer and Russ Meek and Jami and Jared Vineyard; nephews, Tyler and Zachary Vineyard,  Lane and Kim Meek, Jake and Harley Meek; nieces, Katelyn Vineyard and Jaycee and Chase Brake; grandma, Mary Isle and many aunts and uncles and cousins and one great nephew Michael Dean Meek.  He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents and paternal grandpa.

 

 

 

Funeral services celebrating the life of Chris will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1 pm at Dearing Christian Church, 302 Independence Ave., Dearing, Kansas with Pastor Jamie Regis officiating.   Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family has requested you to wear red to the funeral and memorial contributions be made payable to either Dearing Christian Church or Dearing Fire Department.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Lorinda Jean "Lori" Mosteller


Lorinda Jean “Lori” Mosteller, 53, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at her home.

 

She was born on August 8, 1966 at Coffeyville to Jerry and Ruby (Allred) Mosteller. Lori grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1984, she then attended Coffeyville Community College and Pittsburg State University receiving her Bachelor degree in 1988. After graduating Lori worked in Lawrence, Kansas, Later moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she was employed as a manager for J.C. Penney.

 

Lori married Stephen Weintraub they had two children and were later divorced. In 2001 she returned to Coffeyville.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. Lori enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include one son, Corey Weintraub of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; one daughter, Danielle Overton of Coffeyville; grandchildren, Cason, Caydin, Kaleigha, Kambria, and Kamryn; her parents, Jerry and Ruby Mosteller of Coffeyville; and two sisters, Sherri Shivers of Wichita, and Angela Souders of Coffeyville.

 

She was preceded in death by one sister, Terri Mosteller.

 

A Celebration of Lori’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Church of Christ, 1005 Siggins St., Coffeyville.

 

Memorials are suggested to the family; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed 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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Brian E. Tickle


On October 31, 2019 at 4:00 am Bryan E. Tickle of Edna, Kansas passed away quietly at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bryan received a traumatic brain injury from the results of a car accident on January 29, 2019 and sadly he lost his battle with his brain injuries.

 

 Bryan was born on October 24, 1990; he is survived by his wife Bailey Tickle, son Marshall D. Tickle, daughter Sydney P. Tickle, and a sister Valarie Tickle of Great Bend, KS. He graduated from South Coffeyville high school and attended Coffeyville Community College where he received his welding certificate. He was an accomplished welder for ATEC Steel of Baxter Springs, KS. Bryan was a devoted husband and loving father and a loyal friend to many. Bryan loved all the joys of life such as, traveling, cooking, and socializing with friends and family.

 

A celebration of his life will be on November 16, 2019 at 5:00pm at 2027 Jackson Road Edna, KS. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Betty J. Brooks


Betty J. Brooks, 90, Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Friday November 1, 2019 at home.

 

Betty was born December 23, 1928 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Arthur John and Georgia May (Oneslager) Taylor. Betty attended Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kinley High School in 1946. On May 24, 1946 Betty married Edward Lee Brooks in Coffeyville, Kansas the couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Betty was a lifetime member of First Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville where she served as a Sunday school and children's church teacher. Betty also enjoyed arranging flowers, reading crocheting and ceramics. When the children were older Betty was employed by Electrica in Independence, Kansas.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward Lee Brooks, one brother and eight sisters, one daughter Lelia Polk, and one son in law Thomas Polk. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Laura and husband Robert Robson, Coffeyville, Kansas, Rita and husband David Hanna, Coffeyville, Kansas, eight grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and 6 great- great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel with burial to follow in Restlawn Cemetery. Friends may register on Thursday from 12 o'clock noon until 8:00 p.m. at the chapel with the family receiving guest from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials may be made to CRMC Auxiliary or the First Church of the Nazarene and may be left with the chapel. To leave a special message for the family please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com.

 

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Pamela J. Crites


Pamela J. Crites, 40, Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.  Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel. Friends may register from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the chapel with the family receiving visitors from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Mosaic and may be left with the chapel.

 

Pamela is survived by her parents, Robert and Mary Crites, Coffeyville, Kansas, two brothers Robert L. and wife Tina Crites, Great Bend, Kansas, Michal R. Crites, Coffeyville, Kansas, two sisters, Beth Crites-Jones, Coffeyville, Kansas and Rebecca D. Crites, Coffeyville, Kansas. To leave a special message for the family please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Arlene Wellington


Alene Wellington at the age of 92 passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Alene was born on November 16, 1926 to Albert S. and Jessie Mildred (Donnelly) Price in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Alene attended school in Coffeyville completing her education at Field Kindley Memorial High School.  In June of 1942 she married her high school sweet heart Clyde Wellington.  Together they made their home in Coffeyville, of that union they had three children, David, Teresa and Mary Lou.  Clyde and Alene enjoyed dancing and made every dance in the area.  It wasn’t uncommon for them to be out dancing both Friday and Saturday nights.  Clyde preceded her in death on October 19, 1998.

 

Alene worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses here in Coffeyville her longest employer was Kansas Lumber Company.  Alene loved life to its fullest, in addition to enjoying dancing she enjoyed sewing making a lot of her own clothes and Halloween costumes for herself and Clyde to wear at the Halloween Dance.  She was an avid bowler who enjoyed traveling to tournaments with her team members.  Both as a team member and as an individual she had acquired quite a collection of trophies and patches awarding her achievements. Her talents didn’t end there she was a self-accomplished painter; her family will cherish her pieces of artwork for years to come. They will always remember the savory meals she prepared and delicious baked goods, her pie crust would melt in your mouth. 

 

Alene met and shared adventures with longtime companion and friend, Ed Miller.  Alene and Ed also enjoyed dancing together and frequenting the area casinos.  Alene loved the thrill and anticipation of winning at the casino.  Ed was so good to Alene, and they shared many wonderful adventures together making life more meaningful after the loss of her husband.

 

No one could deny that Alene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother always putting her family as her first priority.  Her memory and legacy will live on through her daughter, Teresa and husband Earl Crouch of Afton, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Cindy and husband Bill Dale of Coffeyville, Kansas, Marsha and husband Phil Loveless, Laurie Wellington all of Independence, Kansas, Brandy Flatt of Moore, Oklahoma and Darren Potter and wife Shelley of Cushing, Oklahoma; twelve great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; longtime companion, Ed Miller.  Alene now is at rest with her husband, Clyde; son, David; daughter, Mary Lou Potter; sister, Helen McCormick.

 

Memorial services for Alene will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1 pm with the family receiving friends from Noon to service time at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  A Private Inurnment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Bobby Lee Kyle


Bobby Lee Kyle age 89 of Coffeyville passed away on October 29, 2019 at Windsor Place.

 

Bobby was born on November 6, 1929 in Chanute to Meredith “Jim” and Erma (Burns) Kyle. Bobby grew up in Erie where he attended elementary school and graduated from Senior High School with the class of 47. He continued his education at Parsons Junior College where he played football. It was during this time he met the next door neighbor, Dolores Watson while roller skating. The couple was united in marriage on August 19, 1950. Bobby began teaching in Erie until returning to the Kansas State Teachers College now known as Pittsburg State University where he earned his bachelors degree in education. The couple made their home in Coffeyville and Bobby began a lengthy teaching career at Rosevelt that would span over 37 years. When Bobby was at home, he enjoyed building model airplanes, golfing, camping and boating at grand lake, feeding his birds, and caring for his home and lawn.  He was very meticulous in everything he did, he loved to read so he would have the knowledge of how to accomplish electrical or boat building. Bobby would quiz the random person on the street so that he was always teaching and sharing his knowledge.

 

Bobby’s memories will live on with his wife of 69 years, Dolores, brother Ronald Kyle his wife Madelyn, sister-in-law Dixie Cummings, 5 nephews and 2 nieces.

 

He now rests with his parents.

 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery at 2:00pm. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of 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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