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Gene Dale Brooks


Gene Dale Brooks age 90 of Nowata, OK passed away on February 23, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

 

Dale also known by Bud was born on January 15, 1929 in Independence, KS to Dee and Beatrice (Stanley) Brooks. He attended the rural Sunnyside School up until moving to California where he began working odd jobs. He moved back to Havana where he married Elinor Thompson on November 23, 1947 in Havana. The couple was blessed with a son and two daughters. They made their home in Wichita where he found employment with Boeing, he later opened a barber shop, and then started driving a big rig. In 1974 Elinor passed away and in 1975 Dale moved him and his youngest daughter to Independence where he drove a school bus for a short time and continued some trucking. He met Patsy Smith Clark and they joined each other in marriage on June 24, 1995. They made South Coffeyville their home and later settled in Nowata.

 

Dale spent some of his free time woodworking and enjoyed playing his guitar any chance he could get. He belonged to the Old Time Kansas Pickers and Fiddlers. Friends and family that knew him best smile when they say he was a touch outspoken, but he had a deep love for his family and thought the world of his great-grandchildren.

 

Dale’s memories will live on with his wife Patsy, Children, Kenneth Brooks, Melinda Turner her husband Rod, Amy DeMoss her husband Terry Step-children David Clark his wife Esther, and Pamela Dotson her husband Robert, grandchildren, Michael Finney, Jacob Russell, Rachel Finney, Jessica Russell-Harold, Tara Bell, Lauren Houghton, Nicholas DeMoss, Jessie Dotson, Dalton Dotson, and William Dotson, great-grandchildren, Quintin Ausemus, Madelynn Bell, Jayden Houghton, Kayson Houghton, Isabelle Russell, Kellen Finney, Cooper DeMoss, Noah Russell, Melina Finney, Eden Russell, Lakyn DeMoss, Aubrey Russell, and Cash Dotson.

 

Dale now rests with his parents, wife Elinor, brother, Russell Brooks and sister, Marie Logan.

 

It was Dale’s wishes to have himself willed to the University Of Kansas Medical Center for education and research. The family will be holding a celebration of life service on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at New Hope Christian Church, 908 E 4th St., Cherryvale, KS 67335 at 11 am. Friends are invited to sign the register anytime between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 29 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. The family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Coffeyville Friends or 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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Kim Hughey


Kim Delaine Hughey passed from this life on March 15, 2019 at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, KS.

 

Born on December 31, 1956 in Coffeyville, KS Kim spent her life in the Coffeyville area. Growing up in rural Labette County, she attended Angola Grade School and graduated from Labette County High School.

 

Kim will always be remembered for her gentle, loving nature and her love for family, friends and music. She was an exceptional pianist and keyboard player. Music was her passion. On June 28, 1991 Kim married the love of her life, Mike Hughey. Together they surrounded themselves with family and friends; they enjoyed listening, making, and recording music together.

 

Mike survives to cherish her memory. Others that remain to lovingly remember Kim are sons; Johnas Cross and wife Jessica of Nowata, OK and Cambron Hughey of Coffeyville, siblings; Diane Jericho, Monte Owens and wife Mary and Eric Jensen and wife Velena, all of Coffeyville, Dennis Owens and wife Jan of Omaha, NE, Jim Jensen and wife Peggy of Lucasville, OH. Her memory will be held close by all her nieces, nephews and other family members as well as a multitude of friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donna and JB Jensen, and mother and father-in-law John and Betty Sullivan.

 

Honoring Kim’s wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit   www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

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Myrna Louise Lanning


Myrna Louise Lanning age 80 of Coffeyville went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 13, 2019.

 

Myrna was born on November 14, 1938 in Benedict, KS to Carl and Dorothy (Bell) Wing. She attended school in Fredonia and received her certificate from Wichita Beauty College. Myrna owned and operated her own salon in Coffeyville for a number of years. She was married to Dean Lanning from 1953 to 1964, to this union the couple was blessed with a son and daughter. After having some health related issues due to chemicals at the salon Myrna went to work for the City of Coffeyville where she worked in human resources. She devoted many years to the city and retired in 2001.

 

Myrna was a member of the bowling league, bridge club, and a faithful member of Grace Fellowship. She loved to read and study her Bible. Daily readings were much more than just reading, she would research the meaning and wanted to fully understand the passages. When her sight began to fail her daughter bought her the Bible on audio and she enjoyed listening to the word of God. Myrna was a talented artist; drawing, painting, and pretty much any crafts she made were spectacular. She enjoyed sports, such as football, basketball, and golf; she kept up on the players and would know their stats and averages. She also enjoyed scrabble, and loved when her opponent challenged her. During these “scrabble battle” the scrabble dictionary was put to good use. Myrna loved her family, keeping a clean house, doing for others, and she loved her church family.

 

Myrna’s memories will live on with her daughter Debbie Lindbloom and son-in-law Trent; grandchildren: Becky and Eric VanBecelaere, Kelly and Aaron Green, Lesli and Randy Lugo and Kristin and Rick Pippin; great-grandchildren: Noah Newcomb, Hunter Newcomb, Lillian Green, Addison VanBecelaere, Grace VanBecelaere, Austin Lancaster, Keaton Lancaster, Logan Lugo, Kendal Lugo, Faith Pippin and Wyatt Pippin.

 

She now rests with her parents, her son Rick Lanning; brothers: Ronald Wing and Richard Wing; sister, LaVonne Roll and grandson Heath Lanning.

 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Grace Fellowship with Pastor Doug Mund officiating. A private inurnment will take place in Fairview Cemetery. The family suggest memorials be made payable to Grace Fellowship 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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Quinton Lamar Kendrex, Sr.


Quinton Lamar Kendrex Sr. age 58 of Independence passed away on March 9, 2019 at St Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

 

Quinton was born on May 16, 1960 in St Louis, MO to Leon Kendrex and Barbara Smith Jefferson. He attended grade school in Decatur, IL then the family moved to Coffeyville in 1969 where he continued his education at Field Kindley High School where he was active in track and field. He graduated from high school in Topeka; he then received his associate’s degree in applied science. Quinton spent most of his career as a laborer; he also played in a traveling band for some time and most recently as a chef and was working for Down Home Family Restaurant. He had married Sheretta Chapman and the couple later divorced. On February 13, 2002 he was united in marriage to Rosslynn Ledman. Those that knew Quinton best will remember how hilariously funny he always was, his genuine care, love, and concern for his friends and family, his compassionate and giving spirit, and his basic knowledge of history. Quinton liked playing dominoes, chess, listening to music, spending time with his family, and studying the Bible. Quinton longed for a strong relationship with God and he had found that.

 

Survivors include his wife, Rosslynn Kendrex of Bartlesville, sons, Quinton Kendrex Jr. of Independence, Stanley Kendrex of Coffeyville, Brandon Kendrex Locke of Los Angeles, and Trevor Kendrex Locke of Los Angeles, daughter, Kwynn Kendrex of Bartlesville, step children, Tony Hayes of Coffeyville, Joshua Hayes of Salina, Anthony Hayes of Bartlesville, brothers, Leon Kendrex of Independence, Anthony Kendrex of Decatur, Tracy Kendrex of Independence, Neil Vernon of Coffeyville, sisters Reatha Clark of Pueblo, Pamela Thames of Independence, and Bridgett Kendrex, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Stanley Kendrex.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the family to help with expenses. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit  www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

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Nettie Marie Allen Phillips


Nettie Marie Allen Phillips, born October 5, 1946, in Coffeyville, Kansas, passed Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Nettie attended school in Altamont, Kansas, and graduated from Labette County High School in 1964. Her education continued at Coffeyville Community College, where she completed business courses. She met and fell in love with Harold Phillips, and the couple married on September 13, 1970 at the baptist church in Dearing, Kansas. Nettie spent her years working at Continental Can, then moved on to Halliburton, then Haymaker’s Furniture, and spent her later years at Coffeyville Tire and Auto.

 

She enjoyed many hobbies including crocheting, bingo, playing cards, and collecting clown memorabilia. Nettie will be remembered most for her heart. She dedicated her life to loving and caring for everyone she met. Her family and friends enriched her life and the impact she made on them will last forever.

 

Nettie is preceded in death by her father, Olen Gordon Allen, and sister Barbara Jean Allen.

 

Nettie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harold, as well as her son Jeff Allen and his wife Katrina; her daughter Tammy and husband Mark Overton. Nettie is also survived by her mother, Leora Lorine Allen of Coffeyville; siblings: sister Carol Hannah and husband Gene  of Liberty, Kansas; sister Leanne Herriman and husband, Gary of Liberty, Kansas; and brother Johnnie Allen and wife, Lois of Dearing, Kansas. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

Viewing will be held Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

 

The celebration of Nettie’s life will take place Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Services will be held at Bible Baptist Church, located at 701 West 4th Street in Coffeyville, Kansas. Burial will take place at Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Kansas.

 

The family suggests memorial to Relay for Life, or Windsor Place Activity Fund; 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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Delpha Darlene Ingram


Delpha Darlene Ingram, 87, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Morningstar Care Center in Baldwin City, KS.

 

She was born on July 1, 1931  at Coffeyville to Albert and Esther McIntosh. Delpha grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School and later attended Coffeyville Community College.

She married David Ingram. Following their marriage they traveled while her husband worked as a union welder. They returned to Coffeyville where they raised their daughters. Mr. Ingram preceded her in death.

 

Delpha was employed at Western Publishing for many years until retiring. After her retirement she enjoyed volunteering at Genesis Food Pantry for many years. She loved spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Trarbach and husband, Curtis of Lawrence, KS, and Vickie Howe and husband, David of Coffeyville; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Tammy Hewitt; one grandson, Carl Tracy; and ten sisters.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at the First Church of God with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Genesis; 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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Linda Diann Benton


Linda Diann Benton, age 64, went home to her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 28, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

Linda was born September 30, 1954 in Coffeyville to Dewey and Beverly (Loveless) Livingston. She grew up and attended school in Coffeyville. She received her nursing assistant certificate and worked at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and Jane Phillips Medical Center before retirement.

 

On February 9, 1974 Linda married Richard Benton at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville. Linda was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, OK. She ministered to many through her organ and piano and singing. In her spare time Linda loved garage sales, collecting Precious Moments figurines and spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her husband Richard Benton of the home, one daughter LaTisha Tickle and husband Elvin of Coffeyville, her mother Beverly Fisher of Bartlesville, OK two sisters, Judy Elliott and husband Charles of Bartlesville, OK and Tracey Lockaby and husband Mark of Cherryvale, KS, two grandchildren, Bryan Tickle and Valarie Tickle, and two great-grandchildren, Marshall and Sydney.

 

All of her family and church family will miss her dearly, her laughter, singing and playing the organ and piano will be among the memories shared by family and friends.

 

With respect to Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. A memorial service celebrating Linda’s life will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Emmanuel Chapel, 5th & Seminole St., S Coffeyville, OK at 11 am with Pastors James Feltner and Johnny Gray officiating.  The family will receive friends at Emmanuel Chapel on Thursday, March 14th from 6 to 8 pm.  At the request of the family memorials may be made payable to the American Cancer Society 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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Shirley L. Straub Allen


Shirley L. Straub Allen, 95, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Asbury Village.

 

She was born on August 16, 1923 at Liberty, Kansas to William E. and Florence G. (King) Keeton. Shirley grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1940. After graduating from high school she attended Coffeyville Beauty School graduating in 1941.

 

In 1945 she married Dean Straub at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they lived in Phoenix, Arizona for four months before returning to Coffeyville. Dean preceded her in death in 1974.  In 1976 she married Herman L. Allen at Miami, Oklahoma. They made their home in Coffeyville. Herman preceded her in death in 2011.  Shirley worked at Kel-Mur, Vanity Box, and Nu-Art Beauty Shops until 1960 when she opened Shirley’s Beauty Shop at 314 North Union St. which she operated until retiring in 1995.

She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Coffeyville, serving as a Deaconess for two three year terms, Deacon for several three year terms, past Chairman of Christian Women’s Fellowship and served on several committee’s through the years. She also played in the first Bell Choir at the church.

 

 

Shirley was a volunteer tutor at Whittier and McKinley Schools. She was a Pink Lady at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered at Genesis. Shirley enjoyed dancing, reading, painting, camping, fishing, crocheting, cooking, and yard work, and always enjoyed visiting with her customers in the Beauty Shop.

Survivors include one step-son, Rusty Allen and wife, Kim of Towanda, Kansas, one step-daughter, Sue Houser and husband, Woody of Derby, Kansas; four grandchildren, Cara Dennison and husband, Craig of Benton, Kansas, Darci Smith and husband, Cody of Benton, Kansas, Larry Baker and wife, Ashlynn of Derby, Kansas, and Darla Hoffpauir and husband, John of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

 

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 in Fairview Cemetery with Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice officiating.

 

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

 

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University, 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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Gene Dale Brooks


Gene Dale Brooks age 90 of Nowata, OK passed away on February 23, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

 

Dale also known by Bud was born on January 15, 1929 in Independence, KS to Dee and Beatrice (Stanley) Brooks. He attended the rural Sunnyside School up until moving to California where he began working odd jobs. He moved back to Havana where he married Elinor Thompson on November 23, 1947 in Havana. The couple was blessed with a son and two daughters. They made their home in Wichita where he found employment with Boeing, he later opened a barber shop, and then started driving a big rig. In 1974 Elinor passed away and in 1975 Dale moved him and his youngest daughter to Independence where he drove a school bus for a short time and continued some trucking. He met Patsy Smith Clark and they joined each other in marriage on June 24, 1995. They made South Coffeyville their home and later settled in Nowata.

 

Dale spent some of his free time woodworking and enjoyed playing his guitar any chance he could get. He belonged to the Old Time Kansas Pickers and Fiddlers. Friends and family that knew him best smile when they say he was a touch outspoken, but he had a deep love for his family and thought the world of his great-grandchildren.

 

Dale’s memories will live on with his wife Patsy, Children, Kenneth Brooks, Melinda Turner her husband Rod, Amy DeMoss her husband Terry Step-children David Clark his wife Esther, and Pamela Dotson her husband Robert, grandchildren, Michael Finney, Jacob Russell, Rachel Finney, Jessica Russell-Harold, Tara Bell, Lauren Houghton, Nicholas DeMoss, Jessie Dotson, Dalton Dotson, and William Dotson, great-grandchildren, Quintin Ausemus, Madelynn Bell, Jayden Houghton, Kayson Houghton, Isabelle Russell, Kellen Finney, Cooper DeMoss, Noah Russell, Melina Finney, Eden Russell, Lakyn DeMoss, Aubrey Russell, and Cash Dotson.

 

Dale now rests with his parents, wife Elinor, brother, Russell Brooks and sister, Marie Logan.

 

It was Dale’s wishes to have himself willed to the University of Kansas Medical Center for education and research. The family will be holding a celebration of life service on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11am. Friends are invited to sign the register anytime 8:00am to 5:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel The family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Coffeyville Friends or 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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