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Sharon Kaye Smallwood

Sharon Kaye Smallwood age 78 of Caney, Kansas formerly of Tyro, Kansas passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


Sharon was born on September 19, 1940 to John and Nadine (Edinger) Davis in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Sharon attended Coffeyville schools graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  She attended Coffeyville Community Junior College obtaining her associates degree.   


On July 16, 1960 she married Donald "Donnie" Smallwood in Tyro where they made their home and raised their children.  Their home was often filled with more than just their family.  Together they had two children, Kelly and Shelly. Through their love for others they adopted as their own, Aaron and Karon, welcoming them home.  Often, there would be friends, or neighbors who would stop in for a visit, or stay for a while needing a place to live or even strangers knocking on the door, simply to take shelter from a storm.  Everyone was always welcome.   Donnie preceded her in death on February 27, 2003, but Sharon continued their legacy of opening her home, always making everyone feel welcomed. 


Sharon was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, friend and co-worker.  She had a unique personality and was loved by all that knew her.  Sharon was one of the original founding members of Tyro Christian Church, she has attended church there for over 58 years.  She could also often be found at Bible study, a thrift store, or a rummage sale, maybe even signing up for a "Free Drawing". One person's junk is often another's treasure; Sharon enjoyed finding a new purpose for those treasures.   She was also a dedicated PBR Bull Riding fan, traveling with her daughter to Las Vegas for the big show.  As a family the Smallwood's shared a love of showing and riding Appaloosa Horses.  They traveled showing horses all over the United States, in those travels they gained an additional family and circle of friends.  She was an active member of several Appaloosa Horse clubs over the years.  In most recent years she has enjoyed Adult Coloring books.


Those to carry on the family legacy include; children, Kelly Smallwood, Shelly Chaffin, Aaron Smallwood and wife April, Karon Starr and husband, Norman; grandchildren, Andy Smallwood, Madison and husband, Cody Hockett, Paige and husband, Bud Reed, MacKenzie Chaffin, Kristian James, Ernesto Williams, Jonnie Woods, Jaylon Woods, Jaron Woods, KaBria Smallwood, Jathan Woods and Niah Starr; 9 Great Grandchildren; brother, Larry Davis; nieces, nephews and a whole host of friends and extended family.  In addition to her parent, and husband she is now at rest with, her brother, John Robert and sister, Nancy.


Funeral services celebrating the life of Sharon and the love she had for her Savior, Jesus Christ will be on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Tyro Christian Church, 301 S Market, Tyro, Kansas with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Burial will follow at Fawn Creek Cemetery, in rural Tyro.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas from 6 to 8 pm.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to either Tyro Christian Church, PO Box 307, Tyro, Kansas 67364 or Cookson Hills Christian School, 60416 Highway 10, Kansas, OK 74347, contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit



Brenda Bea Lind

Brenda Bea Lind, 76, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.


Brenda was born on February 1, 1943 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Ernest and Inice (Scott) Bever.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she graduated high school at Field Kindley.  She completed some college courses at Coffeyville Community College.  She went on to earn her cosmotology degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.


On August 19, 1961 she was united in marriage to Donald J. Lind in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Following their marriage they made their home in Westmoreland, KS where Don taught school at Westmoreland High School for two years before moving to Fredonia where he taught at Fredonia High School. In 1964, they returned to Coffeyville.


Brenda and her mother had their own beauty shop on 11th street in Coffeyville called Nu-Art Beauty Shop.  She retired in 1992.  Brenda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Independence, Kansas.  She also volunteered for many years at Holy Name Catholic School.  She enjoyed doing church work and visiting with others as well as running errands and shopping.


She is survived by her children, Gregory Lind and wife, Paula of Elmhurst, IL; Lisa Payne and husband, Kendall of Coffeyville, Lori Toms and husband, Michael of Draycott, England, and Kimberlee Smith of Kentucky; six grandchildren; one great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Inice Bever and her loving husband, Donald Lind; son-in-law, Steve Smith; brothers, Dr. Grant Bever and Hulen Bever.


A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February, 15, 2019 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


The family will greet friends Thursday evening at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.


The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice, LDS Independence Ward, or to Holy Name Catholic School; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David. W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.


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


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Edward Orin Ellison

Edward Orin Ellison age 66 of rural Tyro passed away on February 11, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.


He was born in Coffeyville, KS on December 2, 1952 the son of Keith Orin and Emma Maude (Denny) Ellison. He grew up in the Caney area graduating from Caney High School. After his schooling, he began working on a pipeline. Later he enrolled in Southeast Kansas Vocational Technical School in Coffeyville, receiving training in the area of automobile mechanic. After his vocational training he began employment with Leavenworth Steel. Later receiving more training through Tri-County of Bartlesville, OK in the art of welding. Mr. Ellison later became employed with Hackney and Sons in Independence until he began employment with Parmac in Coffeyville and then retiring from Farmland Industries in 2006 as a welder in their maintenance unit.


On April 30, 1983 he married Paula Kim McKinney in Independence. The couple made their home in rural Tyro.


Mr. Ellison is a member of the Boilermakers Local 83, of Kansas City, MO, the North American Fishing Club, and an Honorary Member of the Delaware Tribe, receiving his Indian name from the Tribal Elder in 1995. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being in the outdoors, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife, Paula of the home, sons; Cory Ellison his wife Anna, Zachary Ellison his wife Gail all of Caney?, Tyler Ellison his fiancé Kelsey Tronsgard of Tyro, daughter Kyla Angel her husband Bronc of Coffeyville, his father Keith Ellison now of Windsor Place in Coffeyville, grandchildren; Keith, Orin, Emma, Gemma, Aaliyah, Mariah, and Iris.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma


Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Cornerstone Church in Caney at 10:00am. Inurnment will immediately follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm also at the Cornerstone Church in Caney. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the family for the education of his grandchildren 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


Stephen Ray Cursor

Stephen Ray Corser, 61, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.


Stephen was born on November 3, 1957 in Parsons, Kansas to Myron and Georgia (Hammond) Corser.  He grew up in rural Cherryvale, Kansas and attended school in Altamont where he earned his high school diploma.


Stephen spent his adult life at a truck driver.  Most recently he worked for MBI Trucking up until the time of his passing.  He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping and cars.


He is survived by his mother, Georgia Corser of Independence, Kansas; son, Chris Manning of Parsons, Kansas; daughter, Lisa Corser of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Piper and Breanna Manning; brothers, Carl (Diane) Corser of McDonald, Tennesse, John Corser of Dearing, Kansas, Robert (Joann) Corser of Irving, Texas; sisters, Elaine (Roger) McCafferty of St. Peters, Missouri, Karen (Phillip) Bleicher of Tempe, Arizona; best friend, Ken Matney; seven nieces, seven nephews and a host of other family and friends.


Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas


Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Dick Drumeller will officiate.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials can be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions can be mailed in care of the funeral home to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.


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James "Bud" Martin

James “Bud” Martin departed this life to be with his God and Savior on Thursday morning, Feb. 7, at the home he shares with his very loved wife, Rachel Martin, in Coffeyville.


Bud was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Tulsa, to James E. and Maude (Jones) Martin. He moved with his family to Coffeyville later that year. Bud attended local schools and in 1945 he was drafted into the Army and stationed in Germany, where he served as a military policeman. He enlisted in 1947 and was stationed in Germany again, this time serving as a highway patrolman. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he worked at Ludowisi Roof and Tile and Continental Can before beginning work at Farmland in 1953. He retired from Farmland in 1989 after working there thirty-six years.


Bud and Rachel (Graves) married May 21, 1950 in Coffeyville, where they lived their entire married lives. Bud considered Rachel the girl of his dreams, and she always felt blessed to be married to such a good man.


Bud was an active member of First Assembly of God where he held various offices, including sixty-plus years as deacon.


He was a member of the Cooperative Credit Union Board of Directors for twenty-two years. He was also involved with the Pioneer Chapter of the Red Cross and worked several disasters in building and repair. 


Bud is survived by his wife, Rachel Martin, of the home; his children: Sheila Lander and her husband Don of Nixa, MO; Don Martin and his wife Debbie of Coffeyville; his brother Leslie Martin of Coffeyville; grandchildren, Nathan Lander, Matt Lander, Angi Womeldorff, Amber Parker, Ashley Woods, Aaron Martin, Micah Martin, and Hannah Martin; step-grandchildren, Jenni Ploeger and Amber Clark; eight great-grandchildren; Mary Eden; nieces and nephews, and daughter-in-law Lori Martin. He was preceded in death by his son, Jim Martin; his parents, three sisters, and an infant brother.


Bud was a gentle and faithful husband and a devoted, loving father who raised his children in the house of the Lord, teaching them by his example how to love and serve God.


Friends may call on Friday, Feb 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The will greet friends on Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the First Assembly of God Church, Coffeyville.


Services are 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, also at First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, Ft. Riley, KS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20.


The family requests that memorial contributions in lieu of flowers be made to: Harry Hines Hospice and First Assembly of God; 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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Kathleen Marie Feeler

Kathleen Marie Feeler age 67 of Coffeyville passed away on January 17, 2019 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.


Kathy was born on September 9, 1951 in Redwood Falls Minnesota to George and Gertrude (Wolverton) Mann. She attended and graduated from Redwood Falls High School. Kathy worked odd jobs around Redwood Falls until she moved to the Dewey/Bartlesville area. It was then that she met Lonnie Feeler at a bible study group at Tyro Christian Church, the couple was united in marriage in a ceremony on October 21, 1991 at the Bartlesville East Christian Church. Kathy loved doing crafts, mostly plastic canvas, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crocheting, shopping, and finding treasures at garage sales. She enjoyed cutting up and had a quirky sense of humor, her smile and laugh were infectious. Kathy was a member of the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group and always joked she lost the same pound 20 times.


Those who cherished life with Kathy are her husband, Lonnie of the home; sister, Marica Dyson her husband Chuck; sister-in-law, Sheilah Y. Smith her husband Michael; numerus nieces, nephews and friends.


She now rests with her parents, brother Richard Lee Mann, sisters Judith Louise Ahrns and Lynnora March Bergum


Kathy’s wishes were for cremation to take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville and her remains to be scattered in a special place in Minnesota. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit


Barbara Maurine Neale

Barbara Maurine Neale, age 93 died Wednesday February 6, 2019, at the Village Manor Christian Care Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


The Coffeyville Kansas native was the daughter of the late Joe and Maurine Read and the granddaughter of Hazard Wilson Read founder of H.W. Read’s department stores in Coffeyville Kansas.  She is a life-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville KS and an Affiliate member of the State Street United Methodist Church in Bowling Green KY.  She was dedicated to her family and many friends and took pleasure in gardening and traveling with Ed.  She enjoyed her memberships to the Art and Literature Club that her Mother organized in 1928.  In 1956 she was awarded a PTA Life Time membership.  She was member of the Coffeyville Historical Society, a member of the Friday Book Review Club and a charter member of the Coffeyville Country Club. She volunteered as a member of the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Auxiliaries.  


She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin of 70 years and one grandson Joseph Burke Neale.  She is survived by three sons, Ed Neale Jr. and wife, Kathy Lou (Cook) Neale of Columbia MO, David Neale and wife, Lynda(Wilson) Neale of Bowling Green KY and John Neale and wife, Nancy (Burke) Neale of Arlington TX, a sister JoAnn Mattson of Lafayette CO, five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 


Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church and the Brown Mansion in Coffeyville KS. Contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337. A private graveside service is planned at a later date in Coffeyville, KS. 



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


Richard Doyle Taylor

Richard Doyle Taylor, 85, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his home.


He was born on June 17, 1933 in Nowata County, Oklahoma to Lee Wesley and Leona Mae (Kivett) Taylor. Doyle grew up in and attended school in Nowata County graduating from Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma. He also attended Coffeyville Community College and McFarland Trade School.


Doyle was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army from May 27, 1953 until receiving his honorable discharge on May 13, 1955.

On November 25, 1956 he married Katherine Louise Winkler at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville until moving to South Coffeyville in 1958, in 1963 they returned to Coffeyville, returning to South Coffeyville in 1981. Doyle was employed as a butcher at Butcher’s Packing Co. later he became the manager of Butcher’s Firestone after Butcher’s closed he was welding manager at Jensen Mfg. and later welding foreman at Dixon, Ind until retiring in 1995. After his retirement Doyle stayed busy butchering for many local farmers, ranchers and game hunters.


He was a long time member of Holy Name Catholic Church, and a life time member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022. Doyle enjoyed hunting, fishing and he loved having fish fries, but his greatest joy was spending time with Kathy surrounded by their children, and their families, and close friends.


Left to honor Doyle’s memory are his wife, Katherine “Kathy” Taylor of the home; three daughters, Sherry Taylor Perkins and husband, Mike of South Coffeyville, OK, Tammy Taylor Thompson and husband, Roger of South Coffeyville, OK, and Penny Taylor Beecher and husband, Bradley of Carl Junction, MO; grandchildren, Tara Witwer and husband, Mike of Dearing, KS, Heath Perkins and wife, Kiesha of South Coffeyville, OK, Melissa Thompson of Broken Arrow, OK, Jeremy Thompson of Phoenix, AZ, Austin Thompson of Laveen, AZ, Krystal August and husband, C.J. of Carl Junction, MO, and Madison Beecher of Springfield, MO; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, John Logan Taylor; and one sister, Betty Colleen Taylor Robison.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Wesley Taylor and Leona Mae Taylor; two brothers, Donald Lee Taylor and Charles Kenneth Taylor; and two sisters, Katherine Taylor Bennett, and Wanda Darlene Taylor Johnson.


A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13th at Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville with Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20.


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


The family suggests memorials in Doyle’s memory to Holy Name Catholic Church; 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.



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