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Janet Elaine Ross


Janet Elaine Ross age 58 of Coffeyville passed away on February 26, 2019 at St Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

 

Janet was born on March 28, 1960 in Augusta, KS. to David and Betty (Wilson) Dobson. Janet attended local Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School. She continued her education at Coffeyville Community College where she earned her associates degree in business. She worked for Taco Tico and then started a career at Walmart where she was currently employed and had been for the past 35 years. Janet was united in marriage to Raymond Ross on April 18, 1986 in Miami, OK. Janet was a member of the Coffeyville First Nazarene Church, she cherished her church family. She also loved her co-workers, after 35 years they were more than co-workers to Janet, they were her second family. When not working, Janet enjoyed reading, spending time with her nieces and nephews, watching some of the classic tv programs like the Andy Griffith Show and I Love Lucy. She and Raymond also loved watching their favorite baseball teams, of course she loved the Royals and Raymond would cheer on the Yankees. They may have even given each other a hard time about the friendly rivalry. The couple would gather some of the nieces and nephews and go watch the Tulsa Drillers, spending time as a family always meant the most. Janet will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her sincere compassion, and how she never complained no matter her current situation.

 

Janet’s memories will live on with her siblings, Jerry Dobson his wife Terri, Debbie Bauder her husband Dan, and Diane Barton her husband Jim and numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Summer.

 

She now rests with her parents, her husband Raymond, brothers David Albert Dobson Jr his wife Shirley and James Allen Dobson, and nephew David Gene Dobson.

 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Coffeyville First Nazarene Church at 11:00 with Pastor Ford Hall officiating. Friends are invited to greet the family and sign the register on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to either the Coffeyville Friends of Animals or to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 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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Jay Everett Shearhart


Jay Everett Shearhart, 95, died Monday, February 25, 2019. 

 

Jay was born to John Everett and Ethel (Huff) Shearhart on May 5, 1923, in Coffeyville, Kansas.  He attended Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1941.  He graduated from Coffeyville Community Junior College in 1968.  In May, 1978, at the age of 55, he proudly received his Bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University. 

Jay married Helga Holstein in 1948, and they had two sons, John and Charles.  Following Helga’s death in 1967, Jay married Elsie “Joan” Post Masters on September 25, 1968.  They celebrated their Golden Anniversary last September, and she survives at the home.

Jay worked at Coffeyville Air Base during World War II.  He then went to work at Farmland Industries (Co-op), from which he retired in 1986 after 40 years.  During his retirement years, he enjoyed working as a docent at the Dalton Museum.  He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, Coffeyville, where he served in many capacities.  He was an active member of the Cooperative Credit Union Board for many years, and he served on the Coffeyville Public Library Board.  He was recognized by American Red Cross as a 10-gallon donor. 

Jay was known by all as a kind and gentle man who loved his family and friends unconditionally. He lived his life by the words of Micah 6:8 “….what does  the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”

 Jay is survived by his wife Joan of the home, sons Charles “Chuck” (Jami) Shearhart and Bryan (Juli) Masters, and daughters Lynn (David) Bumgarner and Judy (Phil) Neely, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, wife Helga, and son John.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, Coffeyville, Kansas, Pastor Diane Massey officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Chapel.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville or the Dalton Museum Restoration fund.  Donations may be left with or mailed in care of David 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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Beverly Jean Blagg


Beverly Jean Blagg age 84 formerly of Coffeyville, passed away on February 22, 2019 at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, TX.

 

Beverly was born on June 26, 1934 in Kansas City, KS to Harold and Beatrice (Grigsby) Short. She attended Roosevelt Elementary and graduated from Wyandotte High School. She began her working career as a bank teller there in the Kansas City Metro. She met Buddy Blagg and they were united in marriage in 1952. To this union the couple was blessed with three children. The family made Coffeyville their home in 1966. Beverly continued her work with various banks and retired as a Bank Officer. Beverly always enjoyed riding motorcycles with Buddy, they were members of the Christian Motorcycle Association and Retreads. One of her favorite rallies was the “Changing of the Colors Rally” in Mena, AR. After Buddy’s passing she learned to drive the motorhome on her own and she would venture off to Mt. Rushmore where she would work the tourist season and then head the motorhome south to Yuma Arizona where she wintered. She also enjoyed reading and rarely missed her daily Bible reading. She loved spending time and keeping up with her grandchildren and great-grands.

 

Beverly’s memories will live on with her children, Brent Blagg his wife Roxie, Brenda Smith her husband Michael and Bridget Everett, brother, Harold Short Jr his wife Judy, grandchildren, Erik Blagg his wife Christa, Andy Blagg his wife Blaire, Brandon Blagg his wife Labrina, Tara Blagg, Jennifer Letcher her husband Henry, Jeff Mohr his wife Jena, Joshua Smith his wife Athena, and Chris Cain, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 

She now rests with her parents, her husband Buddy, daughter-in-law Amy Blagg and grandson Kyler Blagg.

 

Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Spring Hill Cemetery at 11:00am. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Legion Riders Post 20 Scholarship Fund 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.fordwulfburnschapel.com

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Donald Ray Handshumaker


Donald Ray Handshumaker, 79, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born on February 9, 1940 at Coffeyville to Lloyd and Bernice Louise (Nance) Handshumaker. Don grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School.

 

Don was a veteran of the Viet Nam War serving in the U.S. Marine Corp for over eleven years receiving his honorable discharge in November 1968.

After being discharge Don traveled the United States working as cook until settling in Branson, MO when he became a cook at Billy Bob’s. After his retirement he continued living in Branson until returning to Coffeyville.  He enjoyed working in the yard and gardening, but his biggest passion was always cooking.

 

Survivors include four brothers, Steve Handshumaker and wife, Juanita of Coffeyville, Mike Handshumaker and wife, Linda of Coffeyville, Gary Handshumaker and wife, Lana of Decatur, TX, and Dale Handshumaker and wife, Karen of Grove, OK; two sisters, Bettie Hill and husband, Ray of Naperville, IL, and Sharon Caulkins and husband, Verlyn of Coffeyville; his longtime friend and caregiver, Lisa Ruark of Coffeyville and her three children, Levi Hale, Crystal Sanchez, and D.J. Smith; and Lisa’s three grandchildren, Gabriel, Lianna, and Natalie Sanchez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, PFC Lloyd E. Handshumaker in 1969; and sister Carol Sue Handshumaker in 1949.

 

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Chaplain Mike Graham officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials in Don’s memory to Coffeyville Friends of Animals; 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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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 www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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 www.fordwuldbrunschapel.com

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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 www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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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. 

 

 

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

 

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

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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.

 

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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