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James Lee "Jim" Waggoner


James Lee “Jim” Waggoner, age 89 and only 55 days from his 90th birthday, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Jim was born on August 20, 1929 in Caney, Kansas to Walter “Mike” Waggoner and Dorothy (Aitken) Waggoner.  He grew up in Coffeyville and Caney where he received his education, graduating from Caney High School.  He then went on to attend Coffeyville Junior College.

 

On September 12, 1950 Jim enlisted into active service with the United States Airforce in Kansas City, Missouri.  During this time he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska and at the Northeast Cape Air Force Station on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska.  His final station was at Biggs Airforce Base in Texas where he received his honorable discharge on July 29, 1954.  Throughout that time he had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for his service during the Korean War. 

 

Jim returned to Kansas where he attended Pittsburg State University.  He majored in Marketing, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.  After earning his degree, he worked for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, Texas and El Paso Natural Gas in El Paso, Texas.  He then moved home to Caney, Kansas, and went to work for Cities Service Oil Company, where he met the love of his life and best friend, Wilna Ruth Hendrickson.  The couple were united in marriage on June 4, 1965 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma at the First United Methodist Church.  They recently celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage.  The couple made Bartlesville their home, where they started a family.  The family moved to Caney, Kansas in 1967; Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1971 and back to Caney in 1982, where they have remained ever since.  Jim also worked as the Business Administrator for the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  After his retirement, he happily became a full time, stay at home Grandpa.

 

Jim was a long time member of the Caney United Methodist Church.  While in high school he was a member of Playmakers and worked for Graves Funeral Home.  Jim loved to travel with his family; swimming; taking care of his cars, house and yard; he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family, especially his wife, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Survivors include his loving wife, Wilna Ruth Waggoner of the home; son, Mike Waggoner and wife, Meggin of Caney, Kansas; grandchildren, Mallory Waggoner and Michael King of Caney, Kansas, Emily Waggoner of Caney, Kansas; great grandchildren, Nolan James King and Alexis King; sister, Sylvia Estes and husband, Ferd of Caney, Kansas; uncle, Donald Aitken and wife, Dana of Independence, Kansas.  He was also a loving grandpa to Mallory’s siblings, Kyler, Sam and Camryn.  He was preceded in death by his parents,  and his four aunts, Pauline Isham, Wilma Jean Griffin, Geraldine Willcoxon and Marjorie Anderson.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Caney, Kansas.  Pastor Brad Sanders of Cornerstone Church in Caney will officiate.  Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney.

 

Following Jim’s wishes the casket will be closed.  Friends may sign the guest register at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  During that time a video tribute will also be available.  Family will greet friends Sunday afternoon at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help defray medical costs during this difficult time.  Contributions can 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 in Coffeyville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

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

 

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Ramona Alice Rau


Ramona Alice Rau a longtime educator who inspired her students left her earthly home on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Journey Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

 

 

Ramona was born on February 8, 1935 in Bartlett, Kansas to Jay and Hazel (Camper) Fox.  Her family moved to Coffeyville where she also attended school graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  She then continued her education at Coffeyville Community Junior college transferring on after obtaining her associates' degree to Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  Completing her education with a Master's Degree from Northwestern State University.

 

Ramona Fox was very dedicated to the vow she made on March 10, 1956 in Coffeyville, Kansas to love until death took them part taking George S. Rau as her husband. Mr. and Mrs. George Rau just celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary together.  The couple were blessed with two children, Aaron and Lesa.  Her children thought she was the perfect mother, having fond memories of their childhood; she was nurturing, loving yet stern when she needed to be, fun and encouraged them in everything they did.  She did her very best to instill her love for reading in her children as well. Summertime stirs memories of her love of gardening and canning the yields of the harvest.  She loved to cook and would watch numerous cooking shows on TV or thumb through cookbooks to try a new recipe.   Ramona cherished being a Grandma and Great Grandma, she was right there cheering her grandchildren on at every sporting event or school activity.  She continued the tradition with her great grands until the time of her passing.  She enjoyed being the jokester, she caught the grandchildren off guard once climbing into the empty ice machine at the grocery store waiving at them through the glass.

 

 

 

Ramona has collected several owls over the years and perhaps that was a reminder to her to never lose the desire to obtain wisdom.   Being a 1st grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School at Caney Valley USD 436 was her passion.  She wanted to instill a desire for learning and reading in each student she had.  She also valued finding how to help each child learn no matter what their learning style. She created a classroom where each child felt safe in school and where they never felt threatened or afraid to try and kindness was always the rule.

 

Ramona is leaving behind the love of her life, husband George; children, Aaron Rau and wife Teresa, Lesa Rau; grandchildren, Jason Rau and wife Maria, Crystal Rau, Dustin Rau; great grandchildren, Seth and Shay Rau; sister Naomi (Poo) and husband Don Smead, brother-in law, Don Rau.  She is now at rest with her parents, brother, William (Bill) Fox, and brother and sister-in-law, Marvin (Bud) and his wife Joyce.

 

 

 

Funeral services honoring the life and memories of Ramona will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Hope Church Assembly of God, 301 N McGee St, Caney, KS 67333 at 10 am with burial following in Diamond, Missouri at 3pm on Saturday. Pastors George Varghese and Jeff Wyrick will be officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Upon the request of the family they are asking for 1st or 2nd grade school supplies for Lincoln Elementary School students. A complete list of supplies can be found on the Caney Valley USD 436 website or contributions can be made payable to the Journey Home, 900 Washington Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Patricia Lou Hill


It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Lou Hill announces her passing after a brief illness on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

 

She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Drews in Coffeyville, Kansas on February 28, 1940. She grew up on her parent’s farm in Rural South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. She attended school at Lenapah High School. She was a loving homemaker and mother of 5 children and their families.

 

Patricia is preceded in death by he husband, Clarence “Pete” Lavern Hill of 54 years and infant son, Timothy Lavern Hill.

 

Patricia’s memory will carry on with her children, Cheryl Hill and her partner Dee Anne Branson, Michael and Donna Hill, Regina and Randall Harkrader, Bennie and Terri Hill, two sisters, Delores Dean, Lumonia Davis, two brother, Norman Drews and Dewayne Drews, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Patricia was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27th at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, Kansas from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral services in memory of Patricia will be held on Friday, June 28th at 2:00PM at the South Coffeyville United Methodist Church on Park Blvd in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma with burial immediately following at Elmwood Cemetery in Edna, Kansas. To leave a special message of condolence to the family please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com.

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Walter Merrell Merchant


It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Merrell Merchant announce his passing on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Walter will be lovingly remembered by his son Mitch, his sister Ann and his brother Joe (Polly). He will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Brendan, Emily, Sarah and Robert. Walter was preceded in passing by his sister Betty and brothers, James, Clarence, Robert and Daniel.

 

A long-time resident of the Coffeyville area, Walter attended Field Kindley High School. He was employed by both the Sherwin Williams Company in Coffeyville and Day and Zimmerman in Parsons. For many years, he worked for enduring Coffeyville establishment Isham’s Hardware.

 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 6PM with Rosary beginning at 7PM, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 408 Willow Street. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 27at 12:30PM at Holy Name Catholic Church, Father Dan Lorimer will be officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at Union Cemetery, 2200 and 5700 Road (old Olive St. Road), outside Coffeyville.

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Steven Walker


Steven M. Walker at the age of 72 left this earthly home unexpectedly at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center on June 21, 2019.

 

Steven was born on January 19, 1947 to Estel and Wanda (Roller) Walker in South Gate, California.  Steve's family moved back to Coffeyville and Parsons area. He spent the majority of his lifetime in the Coffeyville area, attending Coffeyville Schools and completing his education at Field Kindley Memorial High School. On February 16, 1966 he was inducted into the United States Army where he served until his honorable discharge on January 29, 1968 then completing his term from the reserves on February 15, 1972.  Steve loved everything about America and had great pride in serving his county.  He was Red, White and Blue through and through.

Upon returning from his service to the US Army he met Laura McCartney and soon after they were married in her parents' home. Then making their home in Coffeyville area for 51 years.  Together they enjoyed going to auctions, refreshing their booths at the area flea markets but most of all they shared a love for their daughter, Stacy and her children.

 

Steve enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering with things, especially tools.  He would find the diamonds in the rough at auctions take them home and apply some elbow grease and clean those tools up to look almost brand new.  Allowing someone else to put them to use. What he enjoyed most about his hobbies is that it allowed him to have personal interaction with people and forming lasting friendships with those he met at auctions, flea markets, or swapping fishing stories while casting a line.  Steve was a Red Raven's fan enjoyed keeping up with their standings in multiple sports. He also enjoyed in setting down to a good meal with his family and friends.  Where Steve enjoyed his hobbies and friends nothing compared to the love he had for his wife, Laura, daughter Stacy or his grandsons, Dakotah, Casey or Cody.  He was always supportive and right by their side cheering them on in anything they participated in.  His family was everything to him. 

 

His loving wife, Laura survives the home, daughter, Stacy Isle and grandchildren, Dakotah Walker and fiancé Amy Matney, Casey Isle, Cody Isle and wife Julia and sister, Becky and husband Gary Fulkerson are all heavy hearted for the loss of a great man.  Granddaughter Alishia and his parents Estel and Wanda have preceded him in death. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns-Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26 from 6 to 8 pm also at the chapel.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to either the American Heart Association or Coffeyville Flags of Honor.  Contributions may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Paul Earl Good


Paul Earl Good, 83, of Liberty, Kansas passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his home in Liberty, Kansas.

 

Paul was born on October 21, 1935 in Independence, Kansas to Lawrence and Thelma (Thompson) Good.  He grew up in Liberty where he went to grade school. He moved to San Diego, California during his junior high years.  He moved back to south east Kansas where he graduated from Field Kindley High School.

 

Paul was an amazing athlete.  He enjoyed track and field and held the record for Pole Vaulting; a few years ago the school athletic department honored him in a ceremony for being an All American Pole Vaulter.   His athletic ability led to a full scholarship to Coffeyville Community College where he earned his Associate’s Degree 

 

On September 2, 1956 he married the love of his life, Anna L. Caldwell in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their life long home in Liberty, Kansas.  This year they would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

 

Paul was a builder and liked to tinker on things.  He was incredibly talented when it came to construction work.  He opened his own business, Good Construction.  He worked on residential and industrial projects.  Along with various other jobs that people needed done.  He was always there to help anyone in need.

 

Paul and Anna attended the Assembly of God Church for 20+ years.  During this time Paul would teach the adult Sunday School class.  He loved church and participated in many projects over the years.  The church was just like extended family to him.

 

Paul served in the United States National Guard for 15 years.  He was very proud of his service. Paul was a mechanic for the National Guard and earned the rank of Sargent 1st Class.   He taught Karate to the Police Officers.  At times he would practice his Karate with Anna; after she performed a “take down” on Paul he decided she needed to be a little easier on him during practice.

 

He enjoyed water sports especially skiing.  He was a life guard when he lived in San Diego.  He liked to take his boat out to fish.  He would tinker on motors.  Paul taught himself to play the banjo and the bass guitar.  At his previous church he played bass guitar during services.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Anna Good of the home; daughters, Laura Wait and husband, Sheridan of Sylva, North Carolina; Teresa Good and companion, Floyd Herriman of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Jennifer Journagan of Wichita, Kansas, Heather Graham of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; Brian Journagan and wife, Heather of Wichita, Kansas; Crystal Kitterman of Winfield, Kansas, Chelsi Lemon of Caney, Kansas; great grandchildren, Hailee, Che, Oren, Zaydie, Jacoby and Landon.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Good and Thelma Lewis; brothers, James, George, Norman and Lawrence Good; sisters, Virginia Austin, Barbara Patchett and Carolyn Bybee.

 

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the First Assembly of God with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 26th 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 Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorial to the First Assembly of God; contributions can 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 of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Betty Marie Martin


Betty Marie Martin, 91, of rural Wann, OK passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on December 20, 1927 at the family home in rural Wann to Charley and Susie (Huckabee) Claypool. Betty grew up on the family farm and attended country schools near her home, she graduated from Wann High School.

 

On December 26, 1944 she married Clarence A. Martin, Jr. at Independence, KS. Following their marriage they made their home in rural Wann. Betty taught school for a short time at Oakdale School and later assisted her husband in operating their trucking business and their farm and cattle operation.  She also worked at Medicalodges, Inc. in Coffeyville, KS for many years until her retirement.    Her husband preceded her in death on September 28, 1998.

 

Betty was an active member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in rural Wann. She was always involved in church activities especially helping in the kitchen for church events. She enjoyed gardening and loved playing dominoes and cards with her grandchildren. But her greatest love was gathering he family around her to enjoy a meal and spend time together.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanie Martin of rural Wann and her friend Mike Hasseplug, and Arlene Brothers and husband Dob of rural Cherryvale; four grandchildren Justin Martin, Jim Bob Martin, Jason Brothers, and Amy Brothers; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Brothers, and Colton Dob Brothers; and special nephew who looked in on Betty every day and helped around the farm, Tim Carson and wife, Charlotte.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Bobby Joe Martin, one Jack Claypool; and four sisters, Bonnie Lumm, Leona Moore, Mary Perkins, and Edith Anderson.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in rural Wann with Pastor Kyle Clutter officiating. Burial will be in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Youth Group; 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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Margie Lorene Wood


Margie Lorene Wood age 90 of Coffeyville passed away on June 13, 2019 at Windsor Place.

 

Lorene was born on January 6, 1929 in Henryetta, OK to Carl and Florence (Redford) Ross. She was raised in the Sapulpa area where she attended school. During her time in school she worked as a carhop at the local drive in dinner. Lorene was always proud of the fact that her sister and she had decided they wanted their GED’s and went back and worked hard to earn them. It was while working at a Woolworths that Lorene met a coworker by the name of Lynn Wood, the couple began dating and on September 16, 1948 they were united in marriage. She was blessed with six children, five sons and a daughter. She loved her children fiercely, and their dreams became her dreams. She was defiantly a mom of boys, she didn’t shy away from playing in the dirt or getting down on the ground to leg wrestle. The family had moved all across the surrounding states, making stops in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas and finally making Coffeyville home. Lorene loved to read, it was her favorite past time and she had always wanted to own a bookstore, when coming to Coffeyville they didn’t find a bookstore but she bought Scarlett’s Hallmark Store and she loved every second of it. Lorene enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching movies, bowling, and going camping in their converted school bus to Beaver Lake. Lorene spent her life being a caregiver; to her children, her husband, and to her sisters, she did it because she loved them dearly.

 

Lorene’s memories will live on with her husband of 70 years Lynn Wood, sons; Terry Wood his wife Kay, Jay Dee Wood, Lawton Wood his wife Audrey, and Chuck Wood his wife Sharon, daughter Nancy Williams her husband Ken, 29 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

She now rests with her parents, her son Carl Edward Dye, sisters; Lavada Graham, Carlos Thomason, Bobbie Jean Wertz, an infant brother, and grandsons Arlo Hill and Bryce Wood.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Burial will follow in Kellyville City Cemetery at 2:00pm. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Transplant Foundation for heart transplants 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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Gerald "Gerry" G. Harding


Gerald “Gerry” G. Harding, 83, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019.

 

Gerry was born on January 26, 1936 in Liberty, Kansas to Floyd and Ruth (Slaten) Harding.  He grew up attending school in Coffeyville where he graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  He went on to achieve his AAS in Criminal Justice Administration at Labette County Community College.

 

Gerry was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War.  He entered into active duty on May 28, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri.  That summer he began Signal School and completed it in September of 1959 earning the rank Pvt E-2.  After two years of active service with the U.S. Army Signal Corps while stationed in Germany, he immediately reenlisted.  After serving an additional 3 years with the Signal Corps and achieving the rank of SGT E-5 (P) he elected to transfer to United States Army Reserve on May 28, 1964 while stationed at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. After another year of service and a total of 6 years Gerry was honorably discharged.

 

On August 22, 1980 he married the love of his life, Deborah L. McEvoy in Fredonia, Kansas.  Gerry and Debi traveled and lived in their travel trailer all over the United States. In addition to south east Kansas they lived in Baltimore, Maryland, Jonesborough, Arkansas, Springfield, Missouri, Chanute, Kansas, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Hardeeville, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Rock Springs, Wyoming, Portland, Oregon, Modesto, California, Little Rock, Arkansas and Bigelow, Arkansas.  They even lived in Nicaragua for five years before returning to Coffeyville last year.  He and Debi have also owned Great Danes since 1990 and have loved their dogs unconditionally.

 

He worked as a Law Enforcement Officer for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department for five years; he served as Chief of Police in Fredonia, Kansas for five years; then found his calling as a foreman and contractor for industrial construction work for twenty years before retiring.

 

Gerry was a member of the Masonic Lodge where he held the Master Mason degree in Freemasonry; in addition to that, he went on to be a member of The Shriners.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Coffeyville.  He enjoyed sailboats, fishing and most of all time he spent with his family and friends.

 

He leaves behind his wife and lifelong travel companion, Deborah Harding and their Great Danes of the home; daughters, Cindy Battaglear of Coffeyville Kansas, Monica Jutta Crocker and husband, Martin of Central Arkansas; daughter in laws, Kathy Freeman of Santa Cruz, California, Karen Harding of Freedom, California; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Louis Collier and wife, Geraldine of Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ruth Harding and by his sons, Rodney Gene Harding, Gerald “Gene” Harding II

 

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

 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Kansas.  Graveside Committal will be provided by Father Dan Lorimer of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.  Military Honors will be provided by VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20.

 

The family suggests memorial can be made to the Coffeyville Rec Center; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of 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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Bentley "Bud-bud "Bubby" Alexander Jones


Bentley “Bud-bud “Bubby” Alexander Jones age 2 of Cherryvale passed away on June 10, 2019

 

Bentley was born on January 8, 2017 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center the pride and joy of Drew and Tiffany (Layton) Jones. From his beginning he was a character, he loved everything about life. Some of his favorite things were playing outside, Pete the Cat, the sandbox; fire trucks also known as “Pepaw trucks”, police cars or “Nick cars” Blippi, “Batum”, and monster trucks. He loved seeing and playing with his entire family and he adored his Cousins. Bentley was a jokester, he was always laughing and even perfected a fake laugh and the slyest Popeye stare he used to make everyone around him smile and laugh. He was becoming a “big boy” even though he refused to use the “big boy potty” always saying NO when the subject came up, but he was going up the big slide by himself, even if it made mommy nervous. One of his most favorite places was right in the middle of Mommy and Daddy’s bed. He was an angel to everyone he met and his eyes always sparkled with life. Without a doubt he left a lasting impression on the hearts of everyone he knew. The world is a better place because Bentley was here.   

 

Bentley’s memories will forever be cherished in the hearts of Mommy and Daddy Tiffany and Drew Jones, maternal Pepaw and Grandma Kenny and Amy Layton, paternal Papa and Nana Mike and Cindy Jones, Great-Pops and Memaw Joe and Karen Taylor, numerous great uncles, aunts, and cousins, and his best bud Maverick his Alaskan Malamute puppy.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Independence First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Bill Knight officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family would be gracious to receive memorials to offset expenses. 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. 

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Barbara’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Nicole Swartz-Eck officiating. Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

The family will host a reception to greet friends at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Parlor at the First United Methodist Church.

 

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.

 

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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Herbert Otis French


Herbert Otis French, 66, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

He was born on August 12, 1952 at Nowata, Oklahoma to Burl and Lorene (Marrs) French. Herbert grew up in the Alluwe, Oklahoma area where he

attended school graduating from Alluwe High School.

 

On December 24, 1976 he married Jo Ann Robinson. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville. Herbert was employed at Acme Foundry as an iron pourer and later worked in the core room. He also assisted his wife’s parents at Robinson Auction Service.

Herbert was an avid reader, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved traveling in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

 

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann French of the home.

 

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

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

 

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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Thomas Stacey


Tom Stacey of Coffeyville, Kansas, age 60, died Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home. 

 

Tom was born October 7, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph and Jane (Scanlon) Stacey.  He married Chris Trisler on January 6, 1996 and together they raised one daughter, Sydney.  The light of his life was his granddaughter Katy. 

 

Tom worked at the New York Stock Exchange for nearly 30 years before retiring due to illness and moving to Coffeyville.  He loved animals, having numerous pet dogs and cats.  He also left food out for the neighborhood deer population.  Tom also loved people.  Young and old appreciated his easy-going, kind, loving and funny demeanor.  Most of all, he cherished his faith in Jehovah God.  Even as his health faded, he looked for opportunities to share his faith with strangers, in person or by mail, up to the last week of his life. 

 

Tom is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Stacey/.  He is survived by his wife, Chris of the home; daughter, Sydney Brinker and her husband, Robert and granddaughter, Katy.  He is also survived by his mother Jane Stacey; sister, Ellen Parke (and husband, David and their children and granddaughter); brothers, Joseph Stacey (and his wife, Diane and their children and grandchildren) and Edward Stacey, his twin brother. 

 

A Memorial Service will be held by the family on June 15, 2019 at Walter Johnson Park Recreation Center, 508 Park, Coffeyville, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. 

 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Jehovah’s Witnesses at the local Kingdom Hall or online at JW.org

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

 

 

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Donald L. Ross


Donald L. Ross, 60, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

 

He was born on April 3, 1959 at Coffeyville to LaVern and Ethel (Gatewood) Ross. Donald grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School.

 

He married Rebecca York, they were later divorced.

 

Donald was employed at Dixon Industries and later at Sherwin-Williams until becoming disabled due to his health.

 

Survivors include his children, Melissa Ellis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sarah Ross of Lenexa, Kansas, Melanie Foster of Coffeyville, and Shawn Ross of Erie, Kansas; brothers, Gary Ross of Coffeyville and Lonnie Ross of Colorado; and twelve grandchildren.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Donald’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio with Pastor Diane Massey of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorial can be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 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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Cody G. Mummert


Cody G. Mummert, 68, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

He was born on December 8, 1950 in Coffeyville to Warren “Bud” and Vivian (Soldano) Mummert.  Cody grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1968.  After graduating, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve in Independence.

 

On June 8, 1973, Cody married Janice Robinson in Valeda, Kansas.  They made their home in Coffeyville where Cody was employed at Farmland Refinery, now Coffeyville Resources.  While working at the refinery, Cody was a member of the Teamsters. 

Cody became a business man when he and Janice owned and operated Chick’s Pool Hall for a number of years.  Later, they purchased and upgraded car washes, creating C & J Carwashes.  They were known for operating a clean and safe place for their customers to clean their vehicles. Cody was an excellent pool player.  He loved golfing with friends and liked to visit the casinos.  At home, he spent his time spoiling his cats and Janice.

 

Survivors include his wife, Janice, of the home; one brother, Thomas Mummert of Bentonville, Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Terrie Mummert of Coffeyville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; Coffeyville cousin, Anna Marie Brown and numerous other cousins and friends.

Cody was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Mummert; and sister-in-law, Beth Mummert.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Cody’s life will be at 11:00 am, Monday June 10, 2019 at the Tyro Christian Church with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Following Cody’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to either Coffeyville Friends Animals or MD Anderson Cancer Center; 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.dwbth.com.

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

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Starrinda Martin


Starrinda Martin age 32 of Tulsa, Oklahoma was taken from this world way too soon on June 3, 2019.

 

She was born on Mach 9, 1987 in Coffeyville, KS to Lafayette Green and Debra (Burgess) Ratliff. She attended local schools in Coffeyville before graduating. After school she was united in marriage and was blessed with two beautiful babies, Raniah Martin and Roger Martin III. They became her life; she would strive daily to be the best mother she possibly could be. Starrinda will be remembered most for her always upbeat, happy, smiling self. She often played jokes on her family and friends; they all agree that she had the best personality ever. She had a passion for the arts; she was truly talented in arranging floral arrangements. She also has always enjoyed butterflies, admiring their beauty and peacefulness.   Starrinda cherished her late grandparents and often would say how she wished they were still here.

 

Starrinda’s memories will live on with her beloved children Raniah Martin and Roger Martin III, her father Lafayette Green, mother Debra Burgess, brother Sir Charles Burgess his wife Jeanette, her cousin who she loved as a sister Antonia Brown, grandmother Shirley Green, her cherished nieces and nephews; Siriana, Davian, Nevaeh, Sir Charles Jr, and Jayla Burgess, uncles; Don Sales, Delbert Sales, Larry Anderson, Anthony Thames, and Sir Douglas Ratliff, Aunts Jacqualine McMillan, Julie Brown her husband Antonius Brown, and Gwendolyn Wiggins.

 

She now rests with her grandparents; Ida Bell and Douglas Ratliff and Eloise and Roy Burgess Sr, uncles Ricky “Milton” Nolan and George Anderson, and aunt Deloris Williams. 

 

Home going services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Burial will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm also at the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Chris Eugene McVey


Chris Eugene McVey, age 61, passed away on December 12, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, KS.

 

 

 

Chris was born on July 25, 1957 in Iola, Kansas to Vernon “Mac” and Dorothy (Mann) McVey.  He attended and graduated from Marmaton Valley School in Moran, KS.

 

 

 

On July 1, 1979, he married the love of his life Genette Cochran.  They made their home in Coffeyville, KS where he was employed at Kanoma Coop/Bartlett Coop for the last 35 years.  Chris never met a stranger and was known for his kind smile and always being there to offer a hand.  He enjoyed his family, friends, golfing, work, mowing, a good meal, being the life of the party, but most of all the time he spent with his grandsons who were his pride and joy and thought the world of him.

 

 

 

He is survived by his wife, Genette of the home; daughters, Shalawnda Dumm and husband Travis of Coffeyville, KS, Scottie Harper and husband Tyler of Palm Harbor, FL; grandsons Asher and Grayson Dumm; parents Mac and Dottie McVey of Tyro, KS; brother Ron McVey and wife Teresa of Tyro, KS; in-laws Annette and Chris Cole of Moran, KS and Lori and Gary Amble of Shawnee Mission, KS; and ten nieces and nephews.

 

Celebration of Life Services are set for Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9am at Hillcrest Golf Course Shelter at 9am under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel immediately following will be the Chris McVey Memorial Golf Tournament per his request.  The family will receive friends following the tournament at the VFW Post 1022, 1714 W 8th St, Coffeyville, KS 67337 at 6 pm with live entertainment starting at 9 pm. Chris requested that contributions be made to American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.  Contributions may be left in the care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Virgil W. Parker


Virgil W. Parker, 67, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

 

He was born on June 22, 1951 at Elk City, Oklahoma to Alvin B. and Clara (Honeycutt) Parker. Virgil grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas and South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, where he attended Longfellow Elementary School in Coffeyville and South Coffeyville Grade School. He graduated from Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma in 1969.

 

On June 26, 1971 he was united in marriage to Dolores Meza at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Independence, Kansas. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their family. As a fisherman, she was the catch of his life.

 

Virgil was a longtime Service Technician for Union Gas and later Atmos Gas until retiring on June 1, 2014. Following his retirement Virgil started VWP Lawn Care in Coffeyville and loved spending hours mowing lawns and commercial property all around the area until turning the business over to his son, Richard three weeks ago.

 

He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Coffeyville and Independence. Virgil was very involved in his children’s lives, and the lives of all their friends. He coached softball, baseball, and basketball teams, and ran a taxi service getting them to all their different events especially in the big blue van. He and Dolores were always willing to host pep rallies and bonfires out on their land. He enjoyed firing up the smoker or grill and cooking for family, friends and many events in the community. For many years he hosted a 4th of July barbecue with lots of food, horseshoes and fireworks. Virgil loved to go fishing and taught his children how to bait their hook and cast a line. He loved inviting people to come fish at his pond, and if you didn’t have a witness or a picture – you didn’t catch it. He was a member of many bowling and slow pitch teams over the years and was legendary as a pitcher. Virgil enjoyed souping ip classic cars and he have several over the years. He and his best friend recently finished restoring his ’65 Impala. For Thanksgiving last year, his children surprised him by having the interior redone. To relax, he loved hopping on his mover and having a Miller High Life. He greatest joy was being surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

 

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Parker of the home; his children, Deanna (Chad) Vulgamore of Wichita, Vincent Parker of Yukon, Oklahoma, Judibeth Parker of Dearing, James M. Parker of Pittsburg, Rachel (Jordee) Parker-Jordan of Wichita, Richard (Ashley) Parker of Coffeyville, and Michael Parker of Boston, MA; eleven grandchildren, Christopher Pursley, Alex, Jacob and Sara Vulgamore, Parker and Presley Banzet, Aurora Marie Parker Collins, Teagan and Rylan Parker-Jordan, Davien and Demi Jo Parker; his mother, Clara Cullum; sister, Vickie Watson and brother, Billy Parker all of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, and one grandson, Reid Ryan Banzet.

 

The Rosary will be recited at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville with Father Dan Lorimer officiating. Following the service there will be a reception for family and friends at Holy Name School Gym.

Friends may sign the register book on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University; 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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Henry Omer Vail


Henry Omer Vail, 95, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Henry was born on August 22, 1923 in Mound Valley, Kansas to Claude and Helena (Bruhn) Vail.  He grew up in Mound Valley where he attended elementary school.  He graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1937.  He furthered his education with Defense Training from LCCHS in 1941. 

 

On March 4, 1943 Henry enlisted in the U. S. Army during World War II.  During his enlistment he was stationed with the 555th AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery) Battalion to fight in the “Battle of the Bulge”.  He proudly served until his honorable discharge on January 3, 1946.  In his later years, Henry was able to attend two of the reunions the 555th Battalion held; the most recent he had the pleasure of attending was in 2009.  On February 11, 1950 he enlisted into the U. S. Air Force as a member of the Air National Guard.  On January 28, 1952 he was honorably discharged from the military. 

 

He was united in marriage to Margaret Louise Todd in Independence, Kansas.  Of that union two children were born.  The couple later divorced.  On November 3, 2003, he married Frances A. Murray in Miami, Oklahoma.  Following their marriage they made their home in rural South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  She preceded him in death on March 14, 2017. 

In 1946 he moved to Wichita, Kansas where he worked as an auto mechanic.  In 1957 he became the owner of a full service filling station in Wichita.  His children recalled how before he had help he was very busy and it had been hard for him at times to run the station by himself; along with raising his two children. 

 

In 1965 Henry decided to change career paths and received the education he needed to become a Water Treatment Plant Operator.  He began at the water treatment plant in Independence, Kansas then later worked for the Lake Mead Water Plant outside of Boulder City, Nevada until his retirement in 1991. 

 

After retiring he returned to southeast Kansas, living in rural Coffeyville, Kansas where he opened his own small engine repair business working mostly on riding lawn mowers which was primarily his area of expertise. 

 

Henry loved his family.  He did a wonderful job of staying in close touch with his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he adored.  He also enjoyed going to the stock car races in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, traveling, fishing, bingo and going to the casinos. 

He is survived by his children, Glenn Vail and wife, Alberta in Wichita, Kansas, Linda Musgrove and husband, Eugene of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Tyron Fuller of Wichita, Kansas, Cameron Musgrove and wife, Maryellen of Bixby, Oklahoma, Grant Musgrove and wife, Julie of San Antonio, Texas; great grandchildren, Robyn Law and husband, Kyle of San Antonio, Texas, Holly, Jack and Keith Musgrove of Bixby, Oklahoma, Gavin and Jaxon Musgrove of San Antonio, Texas; great granddaughter, Ember Law of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Arlene Johnson of Hemet, California; sister-in-law, Lois Vail of Mound Valley, Kansas along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Helena Vail; wife, Frances Vail; brother, Raymond Vail and brother-in-law, Elmar Johnson. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Military Honors will be conducted the U.S. Army Fort Riley, KS. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. 

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.                 

 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Coffeyville; contributions can 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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