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Gwedolyn Mabelle Parks

Gwendolyn Mabelle Parks of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at the age of 87 at CRMC in Coffeyville on April 13, 2019.


Emmett and Marie (Barnhart) McGuire received a blessing, of a daughter from the Lord on May 5, 1931 when Gwen was born in Cherryvale, Kansas. Gwen was surrounded by her siblings, Larry, Bob, Gerald, Ted, Karen, Marilyn, Bonita and Kay growing up in Cherryvale where together they attended a small rural school. Gwen graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1949. Soon after graduation she married, Lawrence Gene Parks on August 6, 1949. Together they made their home in Cherryvale raising their two boys. In 1974 the couple moved to Coffeyville.


Gwen always sets about her work vigorously, extended her arms to help everyone she met. She had a heartwarming smile and a gentle spirit that provided comfort and warmth. Her servant's heart enjoyed teaching children's Sunday school class and helping people. Gwen's greatest down fall, was that she didn't accept help well, she would rather give it than receive it. Her husband had full confidence in her, and valued her dedication to him and in raising their boys. That was what she considered to be the most important job of her lifetime. She was also employed outside the home, for a number of years she worked at the Lee garment factory in Cherryvale. Changing employers she started working for Vallis Wngroff Business Forms Inc., in Cherryvale in the plate press room manufacturing checks for area banks. After retirement, she could often be found visiting friends, family and church members in the hospital or nursing homes. If volunteering could have been a career she would have been considered a lifetime employee. She was member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.


Gwen's life was worth far more than rubies to her two sons, Roger Parks and wife Edna, and Stephen Parks; and her grandchildren, Ryan Parks his wife Beth, Stacy and her husband Ryan Hightower, and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry McGuire, Gerald McGuire and wife Lavern; sister's, Karen Lassman, Marilyn and husband Dan Dawson; sister-in-law, Myrna McGuire; brother-in-law, Chet Mishler.


In addition to her husband and parents, Gwen was preceded in death by her brothers, Bob and Ted McGuire, sisters, Bonita Mishler and Kay Williams.


Services honoring her for all that her hands have done, will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Budge Riekman of First Southern Baptist Church officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale, Kansas. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at the Chapel. Gwen and Gene had a passion for Weir Baptist Church Camp and the family has requested that memorials be made payable to the camp and may be left in care of chapel. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit


Michelle Marlene Herrera

Michelle Marlene Herrera, 40, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her home.


She was born on January 5, 1979 at Coffeyville to Miguel Herrara and Rita Kay King. Michelle grew up in the South Coffeyville, OK area where she attended school.


Michelle was a homemaker, she enjoyed going to the casino, and loved to barter and trade, but her greatest love was spending time with her family.


Survivors include her four children, Skyler Herrera of Austin, TX, Dominique Seaton of Coffeyville, KS, Katrena Seaton of Parsons, KS, and Tavin Eisenbrandt of Coffeyville, KS; two sisters, Blanca Herrera of Coffeyville, KS, and Shira Herbert of Austin, TX; four grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, OK with Pastor James Feltner officiating. Burial will be in Wann Cemetery at Wann, OK.


Friends may call on Thursday, April 18th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.


The family suggests memorials to help with expenses; contributions may be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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Linda Louise Fowler

Linda Louise Fowler, 71, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her home. 


Linda was born on December 11, 1947 in Chelsea, Oklahoma to Willy Bob and Blanche (Dunn) Wooten. 


Linda grew up in south east Kansas, mostly the Caney and Coffeyville area.  In 1969 she was united in marriage to Albert Fowler.  They had three children, Kim, Edwin and James.  Linda spent her time taking care of the home and her family.  The couple later divorced. 


She was a Christian and attended church regularly at Amazing Grace Chapel and Emmanuel Chapel.  She often would visit the nursing homes to sing and share the gospel with others.  Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family. 


She is survived by her children, Kim Stotts, James Fowler and wife, Misty all of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Kyle Mansfield and wife, Jessicca of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Michael Misegades, Trevor Misegades both of Leesburg, Florida; Haylie Wolf and husband, Bob of Mound Valley, Kansas; Malori Arredondo and husband, Rigoberto of Neodesha, Kansas, Cody Lain of Coffeyville, Kansas; eleven great grandchildren; siblings, Pete Cutsinger, Betty King, Mary Neilsen, Kenny Wooten, Carolyn Gray, Wayne Wooten, Loretta Myers along with many nieces, nephews, cousings and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, Willy Bob and Blanche Wooten; son, Edwin Fowler; siblings, June Wooten, Shirley Wooten, Red Wooten, Mable Williams, Alice Gottschalk, Wanda White, Billy Wooten and Jim Wooten. 


Following Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 


Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  Dinner will follow memorial services.  Pastor Feltner will officiate. 


The family suggests contributions to Emmanuel Chapel or the Shiners Hospital for Children; memorials can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 


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Alan L. Tidwell

Alan L Tidwell known as Pepa to the grands and Curly to his friends of Tyro passed away on April 12, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.


Alan was born in Chetopa on November 13, 1953 to Lloyd and Zoe (Smith) Nading. He was brought up in Chetopa where he attend grade school and Chetopa High School. It was during high school he met and married Kathy Ryan the couple later divorced but not before being blessed with two children. He later married Doris Lawson and he gained three children. Doris preceded him in death in 2011. It was this same year that Alan met Cynthia Evans while working in the same maintenance department. After four years of courtship Alan and Cynthia were united in marriage.


Alan had worked for Jensen's, Spears, AIW, and he was currently employed with Matcor. Alan loved everybody, he never spoke ill of another person, he never met a stranger, and he never told anyone no. Alan had the heart for service, he was the Day Capitan with the Tyro Volunteer Fire Department. He would give you the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his wallet, he was just that type of man. Alan was a member of the Western Way Cowboy Church in Altamont. Alan was most happy surrounding himself with his family and friends, riding Harleys and horses was an even seconded place.


Alan's memories will live on with his wife; Cynthia, mother Zoe Nading, sons; Brian Taylor his wife Dawn and Monte Campbell his wife Debbie, daughters; Wanda Moore her husband Les, Cami Tippen her husband Eric, and Tina Weimer her husband Brian, his brother Wes Nading his wife Kasey, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.


Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cremation will follow and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Douglas Dale Ford

Douglas Dale Ford at the age of 54 passed away on April 10, 2019 at University of Texas South West Hospital in Dallas, Texas.


Doug was born on June 18, 1964 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Lloyd "Bud" and Martha (Bendure) Ford.  Doug attended school in Coffeyville, graduating with the class of 1982.  Doug was loved by everyone he met.


Doug had a passion for sales and more importantly he genuinely cared for the people he encountered in this 30 year career.  He currently was employed by Aramsco in Dallas, Texas.  He will be greatly missed by his co-workers and customers.


Doug enjoyed his family, watching sports of all kinds, making people laugh.  His daughters were the apple of his eye and his granddaughters, they completed his world.  Second to his family, he enjoyed spending time with his friends. 


Doug will be cherished in the continued lives of his daughter, Brittany Ford of Topeka, KS; mother, Martha Oneslager of Coffeyville, KS; brothers, Mark Burnett of Clinton, SC , Greg Burnett of Coffeyville; granddaughters, Jenna and MaKinley Ford of Topeka. He is now at rest with his father, Bud Ford and his daughter, Haley Ford.


Funeral services to celebrate Doug's life will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the chapel from 6 to 8 pm.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit



Elroy E. Kettleman

Elroy E. Kettleman at the age of 75 passed from this life into the heavenly presences of Jesus on April 8, 2019 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.



Elroy was born on July 11, 1943 to Lester and Clara (Mask) Kettleman in Salina, Kansas. He and his parents moved to Independence when he was just a young boy.  Elroy completed his education in the Independence schools and joined the Army National Guard.  Soon after high school he gained employment at the cement plant where his Dad was also employed.  Elroy met Pamela Sue Garrett and they were married in 1966 of that union their son Doug was born.  The couple later parted ways.  On April 10, 1971 in Independence he married Barbara Muller. He loved and raised her boys, Carl, Curtis, Jack, Mark and Michael as his own.  Together they had a daughter, Kathy.  On April 30, 2004 after sharing 33 years Barbara preceded him in death.  Never expecting to find love again Elroy met Joyce Ehmke after each had suffered the loss of a spouse.  The last 14 year they have spent sharing life together, enjoying motor cycle rides, ice cream and forming friendships in motor cycle clubs, and church. He once again gained additional family to love and care for with Joyce's sons, Richard, Glenn and Charles.  He was a gentle man, he was dedicated to his faith and family.



Elroy has always had a passion for riding motorcycles and an interest in fire arms. He has spent countless hours building and modifying bikes over the years.   His family said he had a true republican spirit.  In March of 2019 he was appointed as the Assistant Director of the BTW (Brothers of the Third Wheel) for Kansas. 



Those left to cherish memories of life shared with Elroy is his companion and best friend, Joyce Ehmke of the home; sons, Doug, Carl, Curtis, Jack, Michael; daughter, Kathy Mandersheid, boys that he loved as his own, Richard, Glenn and Charlie; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, a host of friends and extended relatives.   In addition to his parents and his wife, Barbara his son, Mark preceded him in death. 


Funeral services celebrating the life of Elroy will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1 pm at Dearing Christian Church, 302 Independence Ave., Dearing, Kansas under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Pastor Jamie Regis will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Liberty Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS.  The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P O Box 100 Dept. 14, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, contributions may be left with the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence visit


Donald Lee Mayo

At the age of 84 Donald Lee Mayo of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center on April 9, 2019.




Donald was born on September 18, 1934 in Lenapah, Oklahoma to Milt and Dora (Lowery) Mayo.  Donald's school days were spent in Lenapah until his enlistment in the US Army where he received an honorable discharged.  On April 9, 1959 he married the love of his life, Shirley Replogle in Miami, Oklahoma, together they made their home in Coffeyville.  Donald was a faithful and loving husband until death do them part on the day of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.




Donald was known as a quite hard working man retiring from years of service to John Deer formerly known as Funk Manufacturing.  He was dedicated to his wife, Shirley his daughters, Sheryl and Ronda, and his grandchildren, Ethan and Rachel.  He was a very generous man always willing to help anyone. He was often found extending a helping hand to his family or neighbors.  Donald started a herd of cattle by bottle feeding young calves.  He enjoyed fishing, and especially enjoyed gardening however, the garden space had continued to shrink in size over the last few years.  He wasn't much of a hunter he would rather feed and watch the deer, turkey or other wildlife that would come into feast on the corn left for them.  Maybe his intent in feeding the deer and wildlife was to keep them out of his garden.




The family left to share in generational traditions and stories are his wife of the home, Shirley; daughters, Sheryl and husband Terry Bohannon, Ronda and husband David Elsheimer all of Coffeyville; grandchildren, Ethan Elsheimer and wife Monya, Rachel and husband Casey Hanlon; great grandchildren, Braxten and Bentley Elsheimer, Tripp Hanlon all of Caney.

 Friends are welcome to come and sign the register at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Donald will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery with a private family service.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit



Andrew George Drysdale

It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew George Drysdale announces his passing at the age of 40 after an auto accident on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Manhattan, KS. 


Andrew will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughters of the home Maggie and Adeen Drysdale, Murran and Ainsley McKellips, his parents George and Margaret Drysdale, his sister and brother-in-law Amanda and Craig Kinnon, nephew and niece Ross and Lucy Kinnon, all of Linlithgow, Scotland, U.K.


His  maternal auntie Geraldine Innes and cousins Frazier Innes of Surrey, England; and Simon Innes of Goya, India; cousins  Bobby, David and Elaine Drysdale all of Linlithgow. His father and mother-in-law Dick and Belinda Robison, sister-in-law Melanie Savage of Coffeyville, his brother-in-law Doug Robison of Belton, MO, his other Missouri relatives and many, many friends in America and the UK.

Andrew was born in Falkirk Infirmary on the 23rd of May 1978. He grew up in Linlithgow, Scotland, and attended Linlithgow Primary School from the age of 5 until he was 12. From age 12 to age 16 he attended Linlithgow Academy. He joined Linlithgow Rugby Club when he was 7 and a half and played in center attack and had great success. He joined the sea scouts when he was 9 years old and loved all of the activities. In sea scouts he also got the opportunity to meet the Queen and had a short conversation with her. He joined the RAF Air Cadets when he was 13 years old where he developed his keen interest in marksmanship. In the cadets he achieved the rank of sergeant and also represented Scotland and Northern Ireland in Rugby.


Andrew was in the choir where it became notable that he was a very good singer.

He enjoyed singing at family occasions and at charity events. It was thrilling to hear his big booming voice sing A cappella or singing while he did yard work. His voice could be heard over the noises of the mower.


He worked and traveled extensively. He enjoyed fishing, darts, target practice, and playing his weekly poker game with his mates.

In 2006 he met Rebecca, the love of his life.  On September 1, 2007, in Eureka Springs, AR, Andrew married Rebecca with whom they had two girls Maggie and Adeen to join their sisters Murran and Ainsley.


Andrew graduated from Coffeyville Community College Welding Institute and joined the Steamfitters Local 441.


He was preceded in death on November 4, 2014, by his wife Rebecca.


A guest book will be available to sign on April 10, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. There will be a covered dish luncheon held after the service at the Windsor Place Events Center at 8th and Walnut.  Arrangements through




Wilma C. Meitler

Wilma C. Meitler passed away on April 5, 2019 at the age of 99 in Coffeyville, Kansas at Windsor Place.



Wilma was born on November 30, 1919 in Webber Falls, Oklahoma to Earnest and Zona (Archer) Bell.  In 1926 Wilma and her family moved to Coffeyville where she started school and completed her education at Field Kindley Memorial High School.  Wilma married Howard Robinett on October 8, 1940 in Benton, Arkansas, of that union two sons were born, Ernest and Gary.  Wilma then shared over forty years with husband, Victor Meitler, of that union one son, Barry was born.



Wilma's passion for caring for others lead to a career of being a Certified Nurse's Aide and Med Aide. She worked for over 40 years in Greenwood and Linn County Kansas area in elder care facilities until her retirement on December 13, 1993.  Not being satisfied with retirement Wilma started working in Home Health Care until her final retirement in 2001.  Wanting to be near family she relocated to Coffeyville.


Wilma was a very private, self-sufficient woman. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church until her heath declined.  Her family remembers that she always enjoyed visitors and long conversations.  When visiting Wilma you never left hungry, she loved baking and always had a freshly baked treat to share, often times it was her famous pumpkin bread.




Wilma will be most remembered by 11 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, residence and staff of Windsor Place.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Ernest Robinett, Gary Robinett, and Barry Meitler; sister, Pauline Carter and Lorraine Nickel; brothers, Ralph Bell and Robert Bell.



Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Chaplain, Keith Springer with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will be officiating.  She will be at rest next to her husband in Fairview Cemetery following the service.  To leave a message of condolence visit



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 has taken place and a Celebration of Her Life will be held on April 13, 2019 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable USD 445 High School Music Department, contributions may be left at the chapel.  A private inurnment will be at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Dennis Lee Sirucek

Dennis Lee Sirucek age 69 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on April 2, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


Dennis was born on January 19, 1950 in Twin Falls Idaho to Frank and Naomi (Marble) Sirucek. He was raised in the Twin Falls area. At a young age Dennis and his brother Benny went to work for a traveling circus. He was able to see much of the country with them. Dennis and his brothers and sister settled in Coffeyville area.  Dennis became a member of the Dearing Christian Church where he attended regularly until his health declined. He was known by many as the "Can Man", he walked many miles a day picking up discarded cans.  Dennis was a quiet man, often times keeping to himself but he enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, watching football, and being with his family.


Those surviving to honor his memory are his brother, Doug Sirucek, half-brother Kenny Tipton and half-sister Marla Tipton and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Richard and Benny Sirucek, sisters Nancy Olson and Linda Warren.


A memorial graveside service will be held under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:00 am at Fairview Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Billie M. Walker

Billie M. Walker, 95, passed away, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Billie was born November 9, 1923 to William M. and Hester Barbara (Baker) Andrews in Coffeyville, Kansas.  She attended and graduated from Labette County

High School. 


On November 20, 1943, she married Roderick L. Walker in Labette, KS.  Following their marriage, they made their home in the Altamont area until moving to Valeda, KS where they lived 42 years, before moving to Coffeyville in 1996.

Billie held many jobs including Continental Can, Electra, H.W. Reads, Litwin’s, Walmart and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.

Billie is survived by her daughter, Barbara (David) Cook, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Wildcat of Lawrence, Kansas, Bertha (Don) Dean of Parsons, Kansas, Berniece Phillips, also of Parsons, Kansas, Bonnie (Bill) Hagan of St. Charles, Missouri and Bonita (Bob) Miller of Sedan, Kansas.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Terry Walker and one sister, Betty Kimmons.


Funeral services will be Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont, Kansas.


Friends may call on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


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


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