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Chris Eugene McVey

Chris Eugene McVey, age 61, passed away on December 12, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, KS.


Chris was born on July 25, 1957 in Iola, Kansas to Vernon “Mac” and Dorothy (Mann) McVey.  He attended and graduated from Marmaton Valley School in Moran, KS.


On July 1, 1979, he married the love of his life Genette Cochran.  They made their home in Coffeyville, KS where he was employed at Kanoma Coop/Bartlett Coop for the last 35 years.  Chris never met a stranger and was known for his kind smile and always being there to offer a hand.  He enjoyed his family, friends, golfing, work, mowing, a good meal, being the life of the party, but most of all the time he spent with his grandsons who were his pride and joy and thought the world of him.


He is survived by his wife, Genette of the home; daughters, Shalawnda Dumm and husband Travis of Coffeyville, KS, Scottie Harper and husband Tyler of Palm Harbor, FL; grandsons Asher and Grayson Dumm; parents Mac and Dottie McVey of Tyro, KS; brother Ron McVey and wife Teresa of Tyro, KS; in-laws Annette and Chris Cole of Moran, KS and Lori and Gary Amble of Shawnee Mission, KS; and ten nieces and nephews.


Following Chris’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  The family will be holding a Celebration of Life the summer of 2019 to honor him.  A date will be determined and publicized at a later time.  He requested that contributions be made to American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.  Contributions may be left in the care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence visit


Patty J. Foster

Patty J. Foster, 88, of Coffeyville, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 with her loving family by her side in Collinsville, OK.


Patty was born in Columbus, KS; the daughter of the late Howard and Thelma Childers. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Lester.

Patty was a loving and caring individual who will long be remembered for her warm smile and sweet nature, she was a rare and wonderful person who was kind to all. She was a woman of great integrity and she was devoted to her friends and family. She enjoyed spending time at home on the farm with her dogs, baking sweet treats, and she was also an avid reader.


She is survived by her children; Carol (Butch) Waltrip of Collinsville, OK, Debra Foster of Coffeyville, KS, John (Conchita) Foster of Las Vegas, NV, Norman Foster of Independence,  KS, and Robert Foster of Coffeyville, KS. Her Grandchildren; Stacey Cook, Carrie (Jason) Bowden, Dustin (Diane) Cook, Angela March, Kimberley (James) Helkenberg, Kenny Dodson, James (Jesseka) Foster, Jeana (Tim) Dasilva, Miranda (Samantha) Katz, and Amber (Neil) Howe. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.


Cremation has already taken place and the family will be having a graveside service at Robbins Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.


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

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor the memory of Patty may do so by making a donation to the ALS Association; 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.


Mary Ann Drum

Mary Ann Drum, 52, of Coffeyville passed away on December 3, 2018 at her home.


Mary was born on January 29, 1966 in Bartlesville, OK to Ruth Ann (Drum) Egan. She attended school in Bartlesville until moving to Caney, KS where she completed elementary school and graduated from Caney Valley High School.


She was a member of the United Methodist Church in South Coffeyville, OK. Mary loved listening to music, watching movies, putting puzzles together and spending time with friends and family.


Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James Egan, Sr. and Ruth Ann (Drum) Egan.

She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Hoose of Findley, OH, April Karhoff of Columbus Grove, OH, and Lindsey Testerman of Coffeyville, KS; one son, Stoney Humble of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Wanda Madron of Coffeyville, KS, and Tina Egan of Caney, KS; three brothers, James Egan, Jr of Bartlesville, OK, Teddy Egan of Dearing, KS, and Richard Egan of Edna, KS; along with many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.


Family and friends may call on Wednesday, December 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. Following the viewing, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.


The family suggests memorials in Mary’s honor be left with the 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.


Sarah "Babe" Ellen Saner

Sarah "Babe" Ellen Saner, age 80 left this earthly home on December 7, 2018 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Sarah known  by most as "Babe" was born on April 19, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Calvin and Lydia (Satchel) Cullison.  Sarah attended school in Coffeyville with continuing her education at Coffeyville Community College.  Sarah completed beauty school and owned and operated her own salon in Dearing for a number of years until her retirement in 1982.  Sarah married Donald Antle in 1956 and of that union they had three sons, Dennis, Douglas and Curtis; the couple later divorced. On September 3, 1988 she married John Saner, together they just celebrated 30 years of marriage.


Sarah loved her Lord and Savior, her husband, her children, and her grandchildren.  She enjoyed spending time with her family with a meal that she had prepared for them, she also enjoyed sewing, embroidering, her dog Rusty as well as collecting dolls.  Her family loved her sense of humor and remembers and appreciates the strict household she ran protecting them from hardships.  They also remember and can almost taste the Blackberry Cobbler that was a favorite made by her. Sarah was also very patriotic and appreciated the freedom that is protected by our armed services.  She was a past President of the VFW and American Legion Women's Auxiliaries.  Sarah was a member of the Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.


Those to remember the strong embrace of her hugs and share in fond memories of Sarah's life, is her husband, John of the home, sons, Dennis Antle and his wife Kimmy, Douglas Antle and his wife Cindy, Curtis Antle and his wife Shari; step-daughters, Debbie Lee Rich, Dianne Lee Ringer, Donna Lee Mitchell and husband Clay; grandchildren, Brianna Antle, Makayla Antle, Brandon Antle, Shannon Antle; step grandchildren, Wesley, Dale and Shanna Rich and Terry Plyler; numerous great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  Those who have preceded her in death are: brothers, George and John Cullison, sisters, Nadine Yarbrough, Iva Jeane Ogden and Mable Burrows.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Wayne Martin officiating, burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 6 to 8pm at the chapel.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of Animals, contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence visit



Helen E. Frederick

Helen E Frederick age 96 of South Coffeyville, OK passed away on December 6, 2018 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.


Helen was born in Ottumwa, IA on July 31, 1922 to Samuel and Opha (Johnston) Fenton. Helen attended school in Ottumwa and graduated from high school there. After high school she began working as a legal secretary until she met Joseph Frederick and the couple was united in marriage in June of 47. The couple was blessed with 3 sons and 2 daughters, Helen stayed home to care for the children and manage the duties of the house. She was tasked with making the house a home, and she loved doing so. Once the children left the home she went back to the workforce where she worked for a couple of retailers as a sales associate. In her free time Helen loved to crochet and hand paint plates and crafts. Helen was also very involved with the First United Methodist Church in South Coffeyville and her church family.


Helen's memories will live on with her children, Freddie Frederick his wife Shirley of South Coffeyville, Kathy Campbell her husband George of South Coffeyville, Dale Frederick his wife Brenda of Grove, and Pamela Steele of Council Bluff, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.


She now rests with her parents, her husband Joseph, and son Larry.


Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:00am at Union Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit



Brian Daniel Knisley

Brian Dale Knisley, 51 of Texas, died Tuesday, Nov.27, 2018 in Big Spring, Texas

Mr. Knisley was born April 27, 1967, in Coffeyville to Gary Knisley and Linda (Carriker) Knisley  He attended local schools.


Brian worked for the railroad most his life. CMr. Knisley was involved in dirt track racing and would travel afar to participate or attend demolition derby as that was his true hobby.


Brian loved to travel back home to Coffeyville frequently to be with family as his grandchildren was the most precious gift to him.


Survivors include one son, Brian Knisley Jr. and wife Chelsey His grandchildren Danica and Brice. Of Coffeyville Kansas; Grandchildren Maquina Brooks and Chloe. His mother, Linda Knisley of Coffeyville. One brother, Shannon Knisley and wife Teresa of Joplin Mo. One sister, Ginger Waun and husband Jerry of Independence, Kansas, Tina Stevens close friend of their home in Texas, 6 Step children, Tressa , Nick, Brianna, Phillip, Johnathan  and Kylie ,3 Neices,4 nephews and 2 great nephews and 1 great niece, several friends and family in and out of the derby and race community.


Proceeded in death by his Son Michael Knisley, Father Gary Knisley, Nephew Dakota Knisley, and both sets of grandparents.


Services will be at 2 pm Saturday Dec.15th, 2018 At the Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, with burial following in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. Friends may arrive at 1 pm to visit with family and friends before service. Race cars and Derby cars are welcome for one last lap at the cemetery as this was his final wish.  To leave a message of condolence visit


Carol Sue Acridge

Carol Sue Acridge, 70, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas. 


Carol was born on December 8, 1947 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Cecil and Ethel (Sisco) Weimer.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended school then went to Labette County where she graduated High School. 


On May 29, 1965 she married Henry L. Acridge in Coffeyville, Kansas the couple made their home in Edna, Kansas where they raised their son.  Carol a homemaker who loved spending time taking care of her house and family.  She enjoyed sewing and quilting.  Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and friends. 


Surviving to honor her memory are her son, Chris Acridge and wife, Chris of rural Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Stonewall Acridge, Bethany

Shinkle and husband, Mike; sister Mary Jane Bromley and husband, Willis of Coffeyville, Kansas.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry Acridge on September 9, 2017; sister, Nina Pringle; brothers, Ron Weimer, Bill Weimer, Bob Weimer and two infant brothers. 


Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the North Edna Cemetery in Edna, Kansas.

Friends may call on Wednesday, December 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Family will greet friends  on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 


In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Operation Christmas Child and can be left at the funeral home or mailed in c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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


Donald LeRoy Haymaker

Donald LeRoy Haymaker age 76, passed away on November 29, 2018 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.




Don was born on November 10, 1942 in Hennessey, Oklahoma to Wayne and Clara Bell (Anderson) Haymaker his parents later divorced. At an early age Don and his family relocated to Kansas area where he attended school at both Dearing and Liberty.  Don married Ilene Moore and of that union three daughters were born, the couple later divorced.  Don shared the last 23 years of his life with his wife, Georgina "Jo" Haymaker still of the home.




Don returned to his Oklahoma roots as a young adult and starting working in the oil fields.  That career led to travels all over the world; he spent several years working in Saudi Arabia.  Don was a hard worker, upon returning to Kansas he worked various jobs including helping his step father, Hubert Foust and brother, Harold Haymaker, his last place of employment was with Midwest Plastics in Cherryvale where he also retired.  Don enjoyed sharing stories about his travels, fishing, hunting, watching TV and keeping to himself.  Things that most wouldn't have known about Don was that he enjoyed playing sports, and he was quite good at high jumping.




Those left to share memories of the life of Don is his wife, Jo Haymaker; daughters, Debbie and her husband Alan Long; Sheri and husband Jack Anthony; siblings, Harold Haymaker and wife Karen, Rex Haymaker and wife Judy, Sheila and husband Bryron Guinn, Billy Jo Haymaker; step children, James Floyd Stilley II and Patricia Stilley; nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; brother in law, Johnny Rains; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by, his mother, Clara Fouts and step father, Hubert Fouts, his dad, Wayne Haymaker and step mother, Ann (Knight) Haymaker; daughter, Pam Burt, his siblings; infant twin, sisters, Florene Fay Rains and Nellie Tice and a step son, Timothy Paugh.


Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave. at 2pm, with Don's brother, Pastor Rex Haymaker officiating.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Dearing Christian Church in his memory, contributions may be left in care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence visit


Terry Dawn Park

Terry Dawn Park age 44 of Coffeyville passed away on November 24, 2018 in his home due to injuries in a house fire. 


Terry was born on March 9, 1974 to the late Terry Lee Park and Sue (Polk) Samuels.  Terry attended school in Coffeyville until entering Job Core. He married Kirsten Montgomery in 1995, together they had one son, Russell Paul Park.  The couple later divorced.  On October 7, 2000 he married Terri Marie Daris who also sustained injuries at the time of the fire.  Together they made their home in Coffeyville. 


Terry has worked for various employers until his health failed.  He attended the Word of Faith Church.  Terry enjoyed fishing, camping and cooking on his grill.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family.


Those left to cherish the life they shared with Terry are his wife, Terri of the home; his mother, Sue Samuels of Coffeyville; his son Russ Park of Louisiana, step-son, Michael Smith, step-daughter, Angela Smith both of Dewey, OK; his sister, LeAnn Roig of Coffeyville; his brother, Timothy Park of Larned, KS; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was also looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Lee Park.


Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  A memorial service will be held on December 7 at 11 am at Coffeyville First Nazarene Church located at 2300 W 1st. Street, Pastors Gary Close and Ford Hall will be officiating.  Memorial contributions may be left for the family to help defray medical and funeral expenses, contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence visit




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