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Ira Norene Hagebusch

Iva Norene Hagebusch, 90, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.


She was born on August 26, 1928 at Square Rock, Arkansas to William and Cora Emma (Harrison) King. Norene grew up in the Waldron, Arkansas area attending school at Square Rock, Evening Shade, Birds View and Waldron.


When she was young she helped her family on the family farm, during World War II she worked on the Community Hay Crew operating the bull rake. Later during the war she worked at a sewing company in Fort Smith, Arkansas sewing uniforms the soldiers. After the war she worked as a telephone operator in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


On January 31, 1958 she married Delos Leon Hagebusch at the Nazarene Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children. After retiring they moved to their home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma

Norene was a longtime active member of Central Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville, she served in many church groups. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and doing alteration work but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Delos Hagebusch of the home; one daughter, Janirene Kimrey and husband, Jake of rural Welch, Oklahoma; three sons, Carl Hagebusch and Nita of Grove, Oklahoma, David Hagebusch and wife, Carol of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Daren Hagebusch and wife, Keri of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; one sister, Lura Duncan of Wister, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, one step-daughter, Deanna Kay; two brothers, Orville and Morris; and three sisters, Thelma, Willie, and Maude.


Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Central Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville with Pastor Matt Miles and Pastor David Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.


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 will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


The family suggests memorials to Compassus Hospice, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Central Church of the Nazarene; 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.



Nina Lucille Arnold

Nina Lucille Arnold of Chetopa, Kansas at the age of 98 went to her mansion that Jesus has prepared for her on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Nina was born on August 8, 1920 in rural Craig County, Oklahoma to William Clarence and Grace Alvaretta (Waybright) Fromm. She grew up in Craig County and attended Maybell School until the family moved to Pocatello, Idaho.  Nina, her parents and sister returned to the Chetopa where she completed her education at Maybell School.  On July 21, 1944 she married Herschel Wesley Arnold in Quapaw, Oklahoma.  She and Herschel shared many moves together, living in Coffeyville while Herschel was employed with Sinclair Oil, they then relocated to Wichita and Topeka, Kansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Tulsa while Herschel completed Barber School she attended the Tulsa Business College obtaining her associates degree.  Upon completing their educations they made their home in Chetopa, Kansas where Nina soon started her employment with H D Lee Garment Factory in the office area assisting with payroll, she transferred to the Miami factory upon the closing of the Chetopa location.   She then worked for Harrell Oil Company in Chetopa and Rohmiller Oil in Welch, Oklahoma where she had worked for a number of years before retiring.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Chetopa. 


Nina and Hershel were not blessed with children of their own but were very involved with helping raise their nephew, Darrel Arnold.   Darrel and his wife, Charlotte and daughters Tollie and Tonya were a huge part of their lives as well as her parents and sister, Goldie and her husband Bill Wall.  Family was extremely important to Nina.  There wasn't a holiday, birthday, or family gathering that were not spent with them.  Nina also valued her friends always making time to call, drop in or invite them to share a meal.


Nina was the kind of person that loved to care for others but wasn’t good at allowing others to do for her.  She loved to show her love by baking your favorite pie, cake, cookies or a meal for you.  You couldn't stop by for just a quick hello; she always wanted to share a cup of coffee and a baked good that she had prepared just in case someone stopped by to visit.  She loved to go out to eat and to go shopping, looking for the perfect bargain that she was really good at finding.  Nina always took great pride in her appearance and caring for her things.


Nina is survived by Darrel's wife, Charlotte Arnold, great nieces, Tollie and her husband Tom Haymaker all of Coffeyville, Tonya Arnold-Arbeitman and companion Chris Miller of Imperial, Missouri; great-great nieces and nephews, Bradley Haymaker and wife Amber of Coffeyville, Christopher Haymaker and wife Leah of Kansas City, Kansas, Douglas Haymaker and wife, Samantha of Pineville, Missouri, Gabrielle Arbeitman and boyfriend Nathan Venturella of St. Charles, Missouri, Elijah and Halle Arbeitman of Imperial Missouri, great-great-great nieces and nephews, Karson Haymaker, Isabell Haymaker, Piper Lucille Haymaker, Charlotte Jo Haymaker and Savannah Haymaker; and a whole host of extended family, and friends that she considered her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel of 50 years, her parents, sister, Goldie Wall and nephew, Darrel Arnold.


Nina moved to Coffeyville to be near Darrel and his family after her health declined, she never accepted it as home but enjoyed being able to see all of them more.  She tried to be content but always wished to go "Home".  The family welcomes you to share in the celebration of her life on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the First Christian Church located at 913 Maple, Chetopa, Kansas with Pastor Terry Robison officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm also at the church.  Services will be under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville.   Nina will be laid to rest next to her parents and loving husband, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa.  The family request memorial contributions be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Chetopa First Christian Church and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit



Sandra Kay Dill

Sandra Kay Dill, 70, of Coffeyville formerly of Hartford, KS passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.


'She was born on August 10, 1948 at Emporia, KS to Thomas and Frances Louise (Jacobs) Dill. Sandra grew up and attended school in Hartford, graduating from Hartford High School.


She married Larry Parks Stephenson, they had three children Kaylee and Larry James, and Shane Allan. They were later divorced.

While raising three children in the 1970’s Sandra and her sister, Barbara became a truck driving team for National Carriers until the 1990’s she continued to make her home in Hartford. She then began working at Casey’s in Lebo, KS where she worked until retiring. She moved to Coffeyville in 2016 to be closer to her daughter.


Sandra attended the Hartford United Methodist Church, after moving to Coffeyville she attended Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS. She enjoyed coloring and working word search puzzles.


Survivors include her daughter, Kaylee Jackson and husband, Michael of Coffeyville; her son, Larry James Stephenson and fiancée, Amanda Fritz of Table Rock, NE; sister, Jo Anne Foster of San Antonio, TX, half-sister, Doris Irene (Dill) Barnhart; eighteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Shane Allan Stephenson; and one sister, Barbara Dill.


A Memorial Service celebrating Sandra’s life will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hartford United Methodist Church. The family will have lunch following the service.


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David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of the service.


Jason Paul "Jake" Casurole

Jason Paul “Jake” Casurole, was born on Kansas Day January 29, 1972 to Roger E. Caurole and Becky Hurst Gordon in Coffeyville, KS. Jason passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12, 2019.


When he was young the family lived Republic, Pennsylvania until returning to Coffeyville. Jason had an amazing 47 years traveling the USA and Canada by van, train and plane. He vacationed summers in Pennsylvania with his Dad’s family. Jake attended many sporting events watching his brother, Preston and his nieces. He attended many concerts from Rap to New Kids on the Block. His comfort zone was his awesome bedroom. H spent every other weekend with his Dad in his second awesome bedroom.


Jason attended Verdigris Valley Pre-school, graduated from Tri County with a Field Kindley High School Diploma; he also attended Class LTD for twenty years. He had so many caring workers throughout these years.

Jake is survived by his parents, Roger and Becky; brother, Preston Casurole; sister Claire Casurole Weaver; nieces Shea Casurole (Camron) and Rain Casurole; nephews, Macson and Griffon and great-niece, Saige Rock; and many loving cousins and friends.

Jason was loved by anyone who ever met him. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, and staff through his years. Thank you to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospices and their caring staff these last few weeks.


A Private Family Service celebrating Jakes life will on Friday, May 17, 2019, with Sister Janelle Brittain presiding.


The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


The family suggests memorials in Jason’s memory to a scholarship fund being established at Coffeyville Community College; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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Bob L. Shafer

Bob L Shafer age 80 of Coffeyville passed away on May 12, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center


Bob was born on August 30, 1938 in Caney, KS to George and Myrtle (Thomison) Shafer. He was raised in the Caney area where he attended the Caney High School. After school Bob began working at the Caney Glass Plant and the Carpenters union in Coffeyville. He started his own construction company Bob Shafer Building and Remodeling where he built at least 30 homes in the Coffeyville area and remodeled countless others.  Bob then took a position with Medicalodges Inc. where he was the vice president of construction for many years. Bob met Earlene Glidewell on a blind date in 1953, they started a two year relationship before Bob asked for her hand in marriage. They were united in marriage December 8, 1955 in Caney, KS at the First Assembly of God. The couple was blessed with 4 children and later many grandchildren. Bob was on the advisory board of Directors for the Coffeyville Salvation Army, he was the past president and a charter member of the Montgomery County Home Builders Association, he was a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader, and a member of the Lions Club. Bob loved to work, and create things with his hands.  He enjoyed hunting especially pheasant and quail, fishing, restoring classic cars, his pride being a 55 Crown Victoria and 30 Ford Model A.  He took the Crown Vic on the road to many car shows even claiming a national championship trophy with it. In his most recent years he loved being out in his flower gardens, spending time in nature and continuing to work with his hands. Bob was an active member of the First Church of God where he loved to serve the Lord and his church family.  Bob will be remembered mostly for his huge heart, always putting God and his family first. He was always kind to everybody he met and possessed a gentle demeanor. Bob had a will to live and he lived well, even living with pancreatic cancer for over 7 years and wasn’t one to complain. One factor driving that will, was Bobs sincere love for Earlene, the couple walked through life hand in hand never far apart from each other. Whatever medical hurdle came his way he fought it.


Bob’s memories will live on with his wife of 63 years Earlene, his sons Ric Shafer his wife Wanda of Coffeyville, Stan Shafer of Coffeyville, Bob Shafer Jr his wife Gina Broken Arrow, OK, Kathy Turner her husband Justin of Westminster, CO, brother Tom Shafer his wife Linda of Pryor, OK, sister Betty Shafer of Copan, OK, 13 Grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.


He now rests with his parents, sister Evelyn Miller, and grandson Daniel Shafer


Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at the First Church of God at 5th and Cline with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are welcome to sign the register and greet the family on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Coffeyville Salvation Army 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



Shirley Bryant

Shirley Bryant went to her Heavenly reward on May 6, 2019 at the age of 82 at her home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma surrounded by her loved ones.


Shirley Jean Downing was born March 24, 1937 to Alfred and Selma Opal (Dill) Downing in South Coffeyville. She attended school in South Coffeyville before marrying her sweetheart, Billy Dean Bryant, on October 17, 1951. They were married for 63 years and had 4 children, Deborah, Patti, Sherri, and Rick. They lived in South Coffeyville all their life.


Shirley loved working in her garden and took pride in her irises, holly hocks, and tiger lilies. She enjoyed sewing and made homemade clothes for her children. Her daughters still remember the dresses she sewed for their school dances and the flannel nightgowns they received every year for Christmas. She was a Sunday school teacher and youth leader at Emmanuel Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in South Coffeyville. She worked for several years at Bones Café in South Coffeyville and the Jolly Kids Garment Factory in Coffeyville, KS, but spent most of her life as a stay-at-home mom and grandma. Being "Gran" was her favorite job of all - she hosted family holidays and events and was usually surrounded by grandkids and great-grandkids, even in her final days.


She is survived by two children, Deborah Lee and husband, Robert, of South Coffeyville; Sherri Morgan and husband, Adrian, of Tyro, KS; one brother, William "Bill" Brown from Huntington Beach, California; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bryant; two children, Patti Lynn Bryant and Rick Bryant; and three brothers, Roscoe "Rocky" Brown, Dwayne Downing, and Charles "Chuck" Downing.


Shirley's celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, KS.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation (closed casket) will be Wednesday, May 8 from 6 to 7:30 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  The family request memorial contributions be made payable to the South Coffeyville Volunteer Fire Department, contributions may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS  67337.  To leave a message of condolence visit



Mary Beatrice Schmidt

Mary Beatrice Schmidt, 87, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.


She was born on May 26, 1931 at Abilene, TX to Seaborn Henry and Ola Belle (Parker) Lassiter. Mary grew up and attended school in Abilene, after graduating from Abilene High School she attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.


On June 2, 1962 she married Chester Lee Schmidt at Lamesa, TX. Following their marriage they made their home in Fort Worth, Texas while her husband attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  After his graduation they moved to Mound Valley, KS where they lived for seven years, until moving to Coffeyville. After moving to Coffeyville Mary taught 3rd Grade at Dearing School until retiring after 40 years of teaching. Her husband, preceded her in death on September 16, 2007.


She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Mary loved spending time with her family.


Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Maples and husband, Scott of Coffeyville, KS, and Donna Blumer and husband, Mark of Parsons, KS; one sister, Ruthette Swift of Jenks, OK; one brother, Don Lassiter of Waco, TX; four grandchildren, Sarah Reese, Jeyree Drury and husband, Shane, Jesse Blumer and Kaytee Blumer; and four great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one great-grandson, Max Reese.


Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville with her nephew Pastor Ted Mercer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.


Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


The family suggests memorials to Medicalodge 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.


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


Alberto Cortez Sanchez

Alberto Cortez Sanchez, 46, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family.


Alberto was born on April 27, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico to Santiago Cortez de la Riva and Maria Dolores Sanchez Rodriguez.  He grew up in Mexico City where he attended local schools.


In 1997 he moved to Illinois where he resided for four year then moved to Coffeyville, Kansas to be with family.


On November 19, 2005 he was united in marriage to Jennifer Ann Aldridge at the Central Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville.  The couple has made Coffeyville their home where they have been raising their children.  He worked most recently for Cobalt Boats in Neodesha, Kansas.


He is remembered as the life of the party.  You could always find him cooking in the kitchen, singing and dancing around making his famous carnitas.  He enjoyed many gatherings with family and friends where they could play music and sing and dance together.  His happiness and humor were contagious to all those around him.  He loved his family and looked forward to having movie nights together.


Alberto was a mechanic.  All the people in the community knew he was the man to find when it came to working on their cars.  He was an extremely hard worker.  The family said even when doctors recommended he stop working, Alberto pushed on until his very last days.  That was the kind of man he was, a provider and hard worker.


He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Cortez of the home; children, Jalisica Rivera, Alberto Cortez, Jr., Mariana Cortez all of Coffeyville, Kansas; his mother, Dolores Sanchez Rodriguez of Mexico; best friend and brother, Israel Cortez Sanchez; sisters, Veronica Cortez, Araceli Cortez, Nancy Cortez. 


Following Alberto’s wishes, cremation has taken place.


A Rosary Vigil Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2nd with Mass of Christian Burial directly following at Holy Name Catholic Church.  Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.


David W. Barnes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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