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Deanna Marie Cox


Deanna Marie Cox, 71, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her loving husband by her side. 

 

Deanna was born on June 17, 1946 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Edwin Leroy White, Sr. and Mildred Marie (Carter) White. 

The family lived in Neodesha, Towanda and settled in Coffeyville.  After high school she went to Coffeyville Community College where she earned her Associates Degree.  It was there at college that she met Tom Cox and the two fell in love.  They were united in marriage on December 14, 1968 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.  The couple had two sons.  Deanna worked as a manager for McDonalds, Ampride and Kabredlos. 

 

Deanna was a member of the PTA at Holy Name while the boys were in school.  She enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time at the lake.  She was a member of the local women’s bowling league for many years.  More than anything she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and grandkids. 

 

Surviving to honor her memory is her husband, Tom Cox of the home; sons, Jim Cox of Tulsa, Oklahoma,  Mike Cox and wife, Trish of Coffeyville, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Lynette Wherrell;  grandchildren, Lauren Harrington and husband, Dillon, Tyler Cox, Tandi Cox, Katelyn Cox and fiancé, Chandler Wallace, Eryn Cox, Zane Cox; great grandsons, Bentley Harrington and Brayden Wallace; brothers, Tommy White and wife, Judy, Danny White, Jim White all of Coffeyville, Kansas; sister, Kathy Wheaton and husband,  John of Billings, Montana.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Mildred White and by her brothers, Edwin L. White, Jr. and Steven White. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Chaplains Keith Springer and Steven Foraker will officiate.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Friends may call on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to sign the guest register. 

 

The family suggests memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Contributions can 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 arrangements

 

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Douglas Michael Close


Douglass Michael Close age 67 of Coffeyville passed away on June, 13 2018 at his home.

 

Doug was born in Parsons, KS on November 26, 1950 to Pat and Wanda (Owen) Close. He attended and graduated from Iola High School and continued his education at Emporia State University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Doug worked for various employers in construction over the years and retired from the Ferguson Pile Driving Inc. while in Pensacola, FL. Doug enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and running. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, and he adored his grandchildren. A major part of Doug’s life was his Word of Faith Church family.

 

Doug’s memories will live on with his son, Toby Close, brother Rex Close, sister, Janet Close, grandchildren, Daisy, Ryder, and Snow Close

 

He now rests with his parents.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337 at 10:00 am with Pastor Gary Close officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Highland Cemetery in Iola, KS. Friends are invited to greet the family and sign the register on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Word of Faith Church and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Word of Faith Church family and to the wonderful care givers with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice for all of the love and care shown to Doug. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Winnona Martin


Winnona Martin was born (with her twin, Wayne) on December 7th, 1924 to Peter Harrison and Zora E. Vidito Martin in rural Labette County, Kansas.

 

She passed away Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at the age of 93. She was the last of twelve siblings.  Mrs. Seger-Storm attended primary school at Valeda, KS.  Their Father build a covered wagon that they rode in with slats so the driver could see out of and an even smaller slat that the reigns went through.  It was featured in the news in the Associate Press around 80 years ago.  The wagon was designed to hold their growing family. The beautiful white horse, Earl, faithfully took the children to school and then walked back home alone.

 

Winnona also graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1943.  After school, Mrs. Seger-Storm worked as a chemist at the Moore Lowry Milling Company. She also worked in Wichita Kansas for an air plane manufacturer in the electrical wiring department during World War Two.  In 1943 Winnona Martin married Virgil Ray Seger, together they both worked at the Sinclair Station and the Mistletoe Express. Virgil passed away in 1973. Virgil and Winnona had four children, Dan, Steve, Randy and Susan.  Mrs. Seger-Storm also worked as secretary at Adams-Goode Construction and Funk Manufacturing Company.

 

Mrs. Seger-Storm is survived by her children Danny (Ann) Seger, of Big Cabin, OK, Randy (Karen) Seger, Coffeyville, KS.  Daughter Susan Rice of Pryor, OK, step-daughter-in-law Rita Storm of Myrtle Beach, So. Carolina, and step-daughter-in law Pat Head of Edgerton, MD, grandchildren Jacob Seger, Mackenzie Haley, Jason Seger, Robin Seger, Silas Seger, Zac Seger, Elaina Rice, Doyle Rice, Michal Storm, Sean Storm, Chris Olinger, Erin Storm and 26 great-grandchildren and a few great-great-grandchildren.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents and husbands Virgil Ray Seger, Howard T. Storm, son Steve Seger, grandchildren Colby Seger and Angela Rae Seger. Brothers, George Harley, Wayne Arthur and Ellsworth Martin, sisters Lula Cunningham, Francis Roberts, Ruby Crawford, Hazel Schaub and Yvenna Shook, and infant sister Virgie Martin.

 

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 18th at 10:00 A.M. at Ford-Wulf-Burns Chapel in Coffeyville. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Michael L. Stuart


Retired MSGT Michael L Stuart was born on November 4, 1948 in Independence, KS. He passed away on June 12, 2018 with his loving wife Ginger and daughter Barbara by his side. He had been under the care of Parsons VA Clinic for the past 8 years. Also several of our wonderful doctors at CRMC and recently Hometown Hospice Care!

 

Michael was a resident of Coffeyville at the time of his passing.

Michael attended the Coffeyville Public School System and graduated from Field Kindley High School class of 1966 and Coffeyville Community Junior College 1968 with an associate’s degree. Michael then joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at several Air Force Bases, Topeka, Alaska, Mississippi, Australia, and Washington. He received several medals during his proud military career. He often said if they called him back, he would go! Michael retired in 1991 and returned home to Coffeyville.

 

While attending his 25th high school reunion, he met Virginia “Ginger” Mayo and they were married in 1992 until the time of his death. Preceding him in death are his parents Jack Stuart and Barbara (Spears) Stuart.

Michael was active in many Military organizations, VFW, American Legion, and DAV, he was the commander of the 40/8 and commander and adjunct for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 33. He loved bowling, golf, and if there was any type of sports game on tv he was watching not only one but several at a time!

 

Those missing Michael are his wife Ginger of the home, sister Jackie Yell her husband Rockie of Coffeyville, daughter Barbara Stuart of Ottawa, stepsons, Eric Wilson his wife Ranea of Coffeyville and David Wilson his wife Monique of Virginia Beach, VA, grandchildren, Michael Stuart, Allen Wools, Christian Olson, Heather Ayers, Josh Wilson, Erica Wilson, David Wilson, Shawntel Dudley, Harlene Alford, and Brooke Evans, great-grandchildren, Raina, Ashna, Layne, Josiah, Bella, David, Autumn, Elijah, and Jeriah, several friends and so many more family members. Michael you touched so many hearts and we will all miss you! Rest well my husband in your Heavenly Home.

 

Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Military honors will be provided by McConnell Air Force Base, VFW Post 1033, and the American Legion Post 20. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the family to help defray final expenses or to the Coffeyville Disabled American Veterans and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Mildred Lorene Harrison


Mildred Lorene Harrison, 86, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center..

 

Mildred was born to James Franklin Stanley and Covie (Wheeler) Stanley on January 16, 1932 in Tunas, Missouri.  She grew up in the Coffeyville area attending Coffeyville schools. 

 

She married Robert Ray Bellamy, who preceded her in death in 1984.  She later married Earl Harrison, who also preceded her in death.

Mildred was employed at Electra and ACC in Independence.  She also worked as a waitress at George’s Cafeteria.  She loved gardening, flowers and her family.  She was also active in the Salvation Army.

 

In addition to her husbands, she is also preceded in death by her parents.

 

Mildred is survived by her daughters Susan Transue and Mary Bellamy, both of Coffeyville and her son Jimmy Ray Bellamy of Harrisonville, Missouri; 2 brothers, Bill Stanley and J.T. Stanley, both of Topeka, Kansas and one sister Phyllis Smith of Arlington, Texas; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Following Mildred’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

 

To leave the family a condolence online, please visit www.dwbfh.com.

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

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Mark Steven Riley


Mark Steven Riley, 67, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. 

 

Mark was born on November 1, 1950 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Robert E. and Norma Jean (Hilyard) Riley.  He grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where he earned his high school diploma.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. 

 

On May 25, 1984 he was united in marriage to Tina Brocaw in Coffeyville where the couple made their home.  Mark worked for Romans Motor and Royal Pontiac as a parts manager. 

 

He loved to restore vehicles, watching NASCAR and spending time surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

Survivors include his loving wife, Tina of the home; children Jesse Wayne Riley and wife, Jesse of Wichita, Kansas, Emily Jean Riley and companion, Bryan Bird of Noble, Oklahoma; brothers, Larry Riley of Tennessee, Jim Riley and wife, Debbie of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Joe Riley and wife, Lynette of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Norma Jean Riley. 

 

Following Mark’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  There are no services scheduled at this time. 

 

The family suggests contributions can be made to David W. Barnes Funeral Home; 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

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

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

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Patsy Jean Hargis


Patsy Jean Hargis, 83, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on September 1, 1934 at Coffeyville to Hobert and Etta (Moonyham) Hagan. Patsy grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

In 1953 she married Dan Hargis at Bartlesville, OK. Following their marriage they made their home in the Coffeyville area until moving to Texas in 1957. In 1981 they returned to Coffeyville where Patsy and Dan were Pastors at the Church of Acts until Dan’s death in 1993.

After her husband’s death Patsy worked at the Regal Motel and later at the Townsman Motel until the flood in 2007.

Patsy loved spending time with her family.

 

 

Survivors include her daughter, Terri Hargis of Coffeyville, her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Hargis of Coffeyville; cousin, Don Alderman; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Hargis, one son, Tucker Hargis; and one grandson, Tanner Hargis.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio, . Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Windsor Place Activity Fund; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in car e 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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Joseph Robert Gato


Joseph Robert Gato, age 81, of Coffeyville, KS passed away on June 7, 2018 at St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

 

Joseph was born in Scranton, PA on September 1, 1936 to Joseph and Mary Gato. He attended Central High School and graduated from Johnson Trade School. In 1960 he married Catherine Feola and the couple was blessed with three daughters, they later divorced. Joe later married Charlene Shipman in 1985 and the marriage ended in divorce in 1995.  Joe proudly served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1961. He worked as a carpenter for American Cabinet Co. for 14 years, and then was self-employed making furniture until he moved his family to Coffeyville in 1975. In Coffeyville, Joe worked for JD Construction for several years then was employed by Medicalodge where he worked for 15 years and then went back to work for himself as a talented craftsman until his retirement in 2001.

 

Joe was an avid hunter and Fisherman. He really loved hunting deer, quail and pheasant, but his true passion was fishing for rainbow trout. He took great pride in teaching his daughters to fish alongside him. Many weekends were spent with his family at the lake, fishing and picnicking. He also enjoyed attending family gatherings.

 

Left to honor his memories are his daughters; Teresa Daily, Lisa Foster and Denise Shufeldt her husband Earl, sister Joan White her husband Dr. Donald White, grandchildren; Nicole Scott her husband Donnie, Melissa Collins, her husband Matt, Jason Foster, Matt Daily his wife Cait, Kaylee Wagner her husband David, and Dakota Shufeldt, great-grandchildren; Zachary Scott and Autum Scott, great-great-grandson Chase Shufeldt, nephew John White, and great-niece Jessica White.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with a short service immediately following. Graveside inurnment will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00 am at Fiarview Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the family to help defray final expenses. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwullfbrunschapel.com

 

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James Norman Hartley


James Norman Hartley, 71, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at his home on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

 

 

James was born on October 8, 1946 in Coffeyville, Kansas to James C. and Evelyn (Bales) Hartley.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he earned his high school education.

 

 

James worked in the Oil Fields as a laborer for many years.  He owned and operated the Strike 3 Bar in downtown Coffeyville and worked at the 14th Street Bar.  James worked for the Coffeyville Recreation Center as an umpire for many years, for Walmart, security at CRMC and as a driver for Comforting Angels.

 

 

James was a life long member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Cody, Wyoming.  He liked to fish and shoot pool.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends.

 

 

Surviving to honor his memory is his wife of 23 years, Cindy (South) Hartley; sons, Dale Hartley and wife, Leta of Liberty, Illinois, Mathew Hartley of Liberty, Illinois; daughter, Lauri Austin and husband, John of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Ricky Lish and wife, Heather, Brandon Lish and wife, Jennifer, Rachel Summers and husband, Jason, Douglas Hartley and wife, Teal, Andrew South, Latrina Gingery and husband, Clinton, Jordan Hartley; thirteen great grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Hartley of Rockford, Illinois, Penny Rexwinkle and husband, Joe of Edna, Kansas.  James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Evelyn Hartley and a sister, Helen “Frankie” Kuehn.

 

 

 

Following James’ wishes, cremations has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will hold  a private family memorial service at a later date.

 

 

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Stephen Alford Kniffen


Stephen Alford Kniffen was born on February 26, 1980 in Hugoton, Kasnas to Bernard Stephen Kniffen and Patricia D. Allison Kniffen.  He passed from this life on June 5, 2018 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

 

Stephen grew up in Elgin, attending Sedan Schools.  In 1998, he graduated from South High School in Fort Smith, AR.  He enjoyed hunting with his Dad and being with his family.  He has lived with his mother for the past few years in Coffeyville.

 

His Mother and Father have donated his organs to save the lives of three people.

 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jason; his maternal grandfather, Cleo Allison; and his paternal grandparents, Merel A. and Mae McFall Kniffen.

 

Surviving his memory are his Mother, Patricia D. Allison, his father, Bernard Stephen Kniffen of Sedan, maternal grandmother, Vergie Allison of Coffeyville; sisters, Melissa Kniffen of Coffeyville and Katie Kniffen of Sedan.

 

Memorial service will be held at Sunny Side Cemetery in Caney, Kansas at 9:00 am with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. The family has suggested that donations be made to the family to help defray burial expenses and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.   To leave a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Mary Kathleen (Phillips) Costley


Mary Kathleen (Phillips) Costley, age 71 of Coffeyville, passed away on May 31, 2018 at her home.

 

Mary Kay to many, Nana to a couple, Mom to one. Mary Kay was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 8, 1947 to James Bruce Phillips and Frances Irene (Schabel) Phillips. Mary Kay attended Holy Family School in her youth and was a parishioner at Holy Name Catholic Church. Mary Kay graduated from Hammond High School in Hammond, Indiana in 1965. Mary Kay married J. Edward Costley III on September 17, 1966. The couple was blessed with one child, Kristen, on April 13, 1972. Mary Kay worked at The Hammond Times as a Classified Advisor from January 1976 – June 1979. She often reminisced about this time in her life. Mary Kay moved to Coffeyville with her parents and daughter in 1979. After moving to Coffeyville, Mary Kay held several occupations before finding her true calling at Tri-County Special Education Cooperative in Independence, Kansas. Through hard work and dedication, Mary Kay was promoted throughout her years with this agency and retired as Deputy Clerk of Tri-County.

 

Mary Kay took great pride and joy in sewing Halloween costumes for her two grandchildren. She often spent months searching for the right patterns and materials, and the end results were nothing short of spectacular. Christmas, however, was her favorite holiday. She enjoyed buying Christmas ornaments for her grandchildren each year that were unique to their interests and personalities. Mary Kay invested significant time and energy decorating her home for Christmas. Her Christmas tree was a sight to behold. Mary Kay enjoyed attending athletic events and activities for her two grandchildren. Later in life she became interested in genealogy along with her niece. She held family and friends near to her heart.

 

Mary Kay’s memories live on through her daughter Kristen Francine (Costley) Hallum and spouse Mark Douglas Hallum along with her two grandchildren Evan Douglas Hallum and Sarah Lillian Hallum; brother Arthur Phillips and spouse Lynette Phillips; brother James Bruce Phillips and spouse Vilma Phillips; brother Robert Michael Phillips (P); niece Ann (Phillips) Rooks and spouse Damon Rooks with their children Sydney, Cooper, and Ava; nephew Steven Phillips and spouse Casey Phillips with their children Merrick, Lydia, and Marley; niece Kelly (Phillips) Richter and spouse Mark Richter with their children Savannah and Lillie; nephew Pat Phillips; nephew Josh Phillips.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church at 10:00 am with Father Dan Lorimer officiating. Inurnment will follow at St Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Cherryvale. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Bonnie Sue Wisely


Bonnie Sue Wisely age 71 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on May 27, 2018 in her home.

 

Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio in Coffeyville. Services will be under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulkfbrunschapel.com

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