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Judith Marlene Alexander


Judith Marlene Alexander, 55, of rural Edna, Kansas passed away at her home from her battle with cancer, while surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

 

Judith or “Judi” as she was known by everyone was born on July 2, 1964, in Bralorne, British Columbia, a small gold mining town, to Lloyd and Judith (Romas) Beach.  At a young age, the family moved to Osoyoos, B.C., located in a large valley with a big lake surrounded by mountains. The family then moved to Midway, B.C. where Judi grew up with her five siblings. While living in Midway, Judi fell in love with outdoor activities.  She enjoyed snow skiing, tubing on the river, swimming and fishing for trout in the nearby Kettle River. Riding horses, biking and camping in the local mountains was also a source of adventure. Judi had many stories to share of her time in Midway.

 

Judi graduated from Boundary High School in Midway and then moved to Vancouver where she attended the Canadian Travel College.  Upon graduation, she worked for a Canadian travel agency for two and a half years. At that time, Judi began employment with TELUS, the largest telephone company in Canada.  She worked as a customer service representative for a couple of years and later moved to the building maintenance department, where she worked an additional nine years. In her time off, Judi enjoyed spending time with her siblings who had also moved to the area as well as her nieces and nephews.  She enjoyed bowling, traveling and spending time in the many parks of Vancouver. She had a son, Richard Beach whom she adored and was active in all his upbringings and activities.

 

On November 26, 2000, Judi married Ron Alexander of Coffeyville, KS on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.

 

Soon after moving, Judi began a new career as the store manager of the two Casey’s stores located in Coffeyville.  She worked for Casey’s for ten years mostly in Coffeyville, but did help open several other new stores in the area.  Judi then went to work as part of the KGGF/KUSN Radio Station family where she spent the last five years as a sales representative.

 

Judi loved life and she loved living it with Ron.  The couple traveled often, many times going back to Canada to visit family and friends.  In 2017, they took a week-long trip to Niagara Falls, the National Football Hall of Fame and to Toronto to visit her sister and nieces.  They also traveled to Hawaii where they were able to take in the NFL Pro Bowl. Judi loved the Dallas Cowboys and the Vancouver Canucks. She continued her love of outdoor activities after marriage, only now enjoying them with her husband and his family.  They went snow skiing a few times in Colorado and during their trips to British Columbia. They also enjoyed water skiing, camping, riding wave runners, boating and horseback riding. Judi loved her cats, dogs, and goats and was always up for playing board games.  One new hobby Judi picked up from Ron was riding motorcycles. She was proud to ride her own motorcycle and loved the adventure. Judi also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their many school events, as well as watching them play sports and show cattle and pigs.  She was very proud to be able to take her grandkids back to Canada and show them where she grew up and to meet her family. While in Coffeyville she was active in the community and visited with and touched the lives of many. She served on the Coffeyville Chamber Board along with many other community projects.  In 2015, the couple moved to Edna, Kansas where they have a beautiful home and land that she loved and enjoyed.

 

Surviving to cherish her memory is the love of her life, Ron of the home; loving children who adored her, Richard Beach and companion, Jacquie; DeRhonda Newby and husband, David; Ron Alexander and companion, Leah Davidson; grandchildren, Shianne Stuart, Cecillia, Cooper and Colleen Newby and Remington Webre; beloved father, Lloyd Truden; siblings, David Beach, Jane Clarke, David Truden, Lorne Truden and wife, Ramona; brother-in-law, Clint Price; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews along with a town full of friends and associates who will miss her dearly.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Beach, Judith Truden, her sister, Terri Price, and nephew Samuel Price.

 

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

 

Celebration of Life services will be held October 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The First Church of the Nazarene, in Coffeyville, Kansas with personal friends, Pastor Ford Hall and John Splechter officiating.

 

The family suggests memorials can be made to the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 North Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

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

 

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Helen Lorene Smith


Helen Lorene Smith, 99, of Caney formerly of Sedan passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.

 

She was born on May 14, 1920 at Kingman, Kansas to Charles Leslie and Nola Pearl (Osborn) Locke. Helen grew up in the Belmont area where she attended school graduating from Belmont High School in 1937.

She married William A. “Bill” Smith on September 7, 1941 at Wichita, Kansas. Following their marriage they made their home in Kingman, Kansas, Liberal, Kansas, and Wichita, Kansas until the summer of 1956 when they moved to Sedan. For over 22 years Bill and Helen owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Sedan. Her husband preceded her in death on December 7, 1977. After her husband’s death Helen continued to live in Sedan until moving to Caney in 1985.

 

Helen was a devoted Christian all of her life, she belonged to the First Christian Church in Sedan and became an active member in the Church of Christ after moving to Caney. She enjoyed word search and jigsaw puzzles, domino’s card games and gardening, but her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Survivors include one daughter, Rita Carinder of Caney; one daughter-in-law, Galina Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; three granddaughters, Krista Wade, Jamie Capps Short, and Stephanie Muzingo; great-grandchildren, Alyssia, Heath, Trent, Paige , Logan, and Donovon; and great-great-grandchildren, Braxton and Saylor.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, James R. Smith; one grandson, Shawn Riley; one great-granddaughter, Rowan Garver; three brothers, Howard Locke, Pete Locke, and Guy Locke; and one sister, Marie Rhodes.

 

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

 

Friends may call on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Coffeyville or Maude Carpenter Place Children’s Home in Wichita; 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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Dennis Dewayne Atkins


Dennis Dewayne Atkins, 60, of Parsons, Kansas formerly of Coffeyville and rural Wann, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Oswego Health and Rehabilitation in Oswego, Kansas.

 

Dennis was born on September 2, 1959 at Coffeyville to Charles and Mary (Vaughn) Atkins. He grew up in the Timberhill community of rural Wann, and attended elementary school in Wann.

 

In the late 1980’s he moved to Coffeyville with his mother. He worked with Class Limited cleaning offices. In the early 2000’s he moved to Parsons where he worked with SKIL.

 

Dennis loved attending church, visiting many while living in Coffeyville. He also loved singing, but especially loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother, Mary McAfee of Coffeyville; siblings, Wormie Glen Atkins of Noxie, Oklahoma, Darrell Lynn Atkins of Coffeyville, Billy Ray Atkins of Parsons, Sherry Dawn Beard of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, Johnny Lee Atkins of Buffalo, Missouri, Tammy Dean Atkins of Coffeyville and Barbie Sue Reeves of Coffeyville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father.

 

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma with Pastor Kevin O’Connor officiating. Burial will be in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. Following Dennis’s request after the service pizza and birthday cake will be served.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday 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 Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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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William (Bill) Franklin Mann


William (Bill) Franklin Mann, age 72 of South Coffeyville, OK passed away on October 2, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, OK.

 

Bill was born February 14, 1947 to William and Mary Mann.  He grew up in the Coffeyville area, and graduated High School at Field Kindley in 1965.  He then served 4 years in the US Army, during the Vietnam War.  The was honorably discharged in 1968.

 

Bill was proud life member of the VFW Post 1022 where he served on several committees including a short term as Manager.

 

In 1970 he married Patricia McCauley.  From that union they had one son, Shayne Mann.  Bill also raised 4 children of Patricia’s by a previous marriage, Trisha, Diane, Kim and Chris.  Bill and Patricia were later divorced.

 

Bill loved to play golf with all his friends at Coffeyville Country Club.  He also sponsored several pool leagues and was an avid player, winning many awards over the years.

 

Survivors include his son, Shayne and wife Tammy and their two sons, Wyatt and Dylan of Hume, MO; one sister, Sharon Gilstrap-Hughes and husband Russell of Bernice, OK; Sharon’s daughter Lori and son Todd, nephew Mike Mann, and Bill’s dearest, lifelong friend Richard Keeton of Round Rock, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronnie Mann.

 

Cremation will take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville.  A celebration of life service will be announced at a future date.  At the announced date, Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Post 1022/American Legion Post 20 of Coffeyville.  The family has requested memorials be made payable to VFW Post 1022 Building Fund, 1714 W 8th St, Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Contributions may be left in care of or mailed to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Larry Lee Vaughn, Jr.


Larry Lee Vaughn, Jr., 57, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

 

Larry was born on May 20, 1962 in Independence, Kansas to Larry L. Vaughn, Sr. and Sharon (Musgrove) Vaughn.  He grew up in Independence where he attended local school and earned his High School Diploma.

 

On July 1, 2006 he married the love of his life, Mary Ann Zielinkski in Dearing, Kansas at the fountain outside of King’s Coffee, officiated by Terry Frye.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

He worked as a machinist and press operator for Emmerson Electric for 18 years.  He also worked for a couple of different factories through the years and then for Charloma Inc. in Cherryvale, Kansas until he went on disability.  He attended church at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  He had so many close friends from the church that he considered family.  He loved to fish, sing, visit waterfalls and enjoyed scenic drives.  His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed watching them play.  The family will also fondly remember his love for his orange popsicles.

 

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Vaughn of the home; mother, Sharon Vaughn of Coffeyville; children, Heather Burnett and companion, Donny Robinson of Independence, Kansas, Joshua Price and companion, Faith Smith of Joplin, Missouri, Brooklyn Smith and husband, Joshua of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Keisha Burnett, Jamaul Burnett, Hailey Robinson, Donaven Robinson, Jasmine Price, Lily Price, Grace Price and Caius Smith; two sister in laws, four brother in laws, numerous nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Vaughn, Sr.; brother, Rocky Dewayne Vaughn and sister, Tina Holms.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  Pastor James Feltner will officiate.  Burial will follow at Harrisonville Cemetery north of Tyro, Kansas.

Friends may call on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to sign the guest register at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.mn. at the Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Tulsa Cancer Treatment 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.dwbfh.com

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Ellen T. Pollett


Ellen T. Pollett, 91 of Coffeyville, passed away October 1, 2019 at Windsor Place.

 

Ellen was born June 30, 1928 in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii to Eitaro and Nejiu (Morimoto) Yanagida. Ellen attended local schools, graduating from high school in Honolulu. After high school she worked for several of the local lawyers. She met and married Vance Pollett in December of 1951, while he was stationed there in the Navy. They had two children. After Vance was honorable discharged the family made Coffeyville there home where Mr. Pollett was raised. They later divorced. Through the years Ellen worked for several of the local law offices as a legal secretary.  On May 25, 2006, at the age of 77, Ellen was baptized into Christ at Tyro Christian Church where she was a member.

 

Ellen is survived by her two children Ronald (Lynn) Pollett of Seattle, WA and Patricia George of rural Coffeyville, grandsons Will and Lance Toner both of rural Coffeyville, step-grandchildren Eric (Pam) George and Brenda (Justin) Taylor, great-granddaughter AnnaLi Toner of Bartlesville, step-great-grandchildren Madi and Tori George and Truitt, Ty, and Kyla Taylor, one sister, Fusako Harada of Kauai, Hawaii and many nephews and nieces.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters and son-in-law Robert George.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00am at Tyro Christian Church with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Robbins Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of Animals or Tyro Christian Church 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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Betty L. Holmburg


Betty L. Holmburg, 88, of Caney, Kansas passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Guest Home Estates in Caney. 

 

Betty was born on November 15, 1930 in Lowe, Kansas to Ira and Ita (Souders) Call.  She grew up in Caney where she graduated high school.  Over the years, Betty worked as a clerk at a grocery store, she worked at a thrift store and also worked at Kopco. 

Betty was united in marriage to Orley “Bud” Simpson.  He preceded her in death in December of 1990.  On March 28, 1992 she married Arthur Holmburg in Caney, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on September 11, 2012. 

 

Betty attended First Baptist Church but recently had been going to the Assembly of God Church.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.  She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles and word search.  Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and friends. 

Surviving to honor her memory is her children, Linda Williamson and husband, Kenneth of Oologah, Oklahoma, Patricia Drum and husband, Kim of Caney, Kansas, Gary Simpson and wife, Pamela of Caney, Kansas, Donald Simpson and wife, Marilyn of Peru, Kansas; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; sisters, Iva Marie Schultz of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Ella Mae Pace of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

 

She was preceded in death by parents, Ira and Ita Call; husbands, Bud Simpson and Arthur Holmburg; one grandson, Robert Wayne Simpson; brothers, Robert D. Call and Archie David Call. 

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Betty’s life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Hope Church Assembly of God in Caney, Kansas. Inurnment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.

 

The family suggests memorials in Betty’s memory to Alzheimer’s Research, Light of Hope

 

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

 

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

 

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Dianne Marie McDow


Dianne Marie McDow age 64 of Longton passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 28, 2019

 

Dianne was born in Boise, Idaho on May 31, 1955 to Howard and Velma (Moore) Dixon. She attended different schools as the family made several moves before ending up in the Wichita area. Right out of school Dianne began raising her family, she was blessed with two sons and three daughters. On February 22, 1980 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, William McDow. Over the 39 years the couple would enjoy many things together; camping, trips to Branson, spending time with children and grandchildren and her fur-babies. Dianne loved collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, but, of course, most dear to her heart was her family. Dianne had worked various jobs through the years, her favorites being Kopco and most recent the Cozy In Café. Her true passion in life was without a doubt caring for her family; Dianne has raised children for the past 49 years and cherished every moment of it. She will be remembered most for her sense of humor, loving spirit, her drive to brighten any situation, and her selflessness. She was a person that would go without to make sure those all around her didn’t.

 

Dianne’s memories will live on with her husband, William McDow, sons; Larry Robertson, his wife Jenifer and William “Billy” McDow Jr., his wife Jennifer, daughters; Bridgett McDow, Shannon Robertson, her husband Tim Brown, and Valerie McDow, her husband Jimmy Clarenson, brothers; Larry Dixon, his wife Pat and Gary Dixon, grandchildren; Kayla, Matthew, Nolan, Bradley, Kayci, Brittney, Zack, Seth, Alex, Jacob, Kristen, Daniel, and Miranda, and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

A celebration of Dianne’s life will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Longton Christian Community Church at 2:00pm with Pastor Terry Marta officiating. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family also on Friday, beginning at 1:00pm. Memorials would be graciously accepted by the family to assist with final costs 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.fordwulfbraiunschapel.com

 

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Roy L. Carr


Roy L. Carr, 62, of Blue Eye, Missouri former longtime Coffeyville resident passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born on April 10, 1957 in Coffeyville to Wayne Leroy and Nadine (Hager) Carr. Roy grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School.

 

Roy was a longtime Railroad Engineer for Union Pacific Railroad retiring on March 1, 2017.

 

On August 5, 1977 he married Deborah Akers. They made their home in Coffeyville until moving to Arkansas in 1984 where they lived until returning to Coffeyville in 1990. They had two children, Jennifer and Luke. They were later divorced in 1995.

 

On May 16, 1998 he married Melinda (Sowell) Swigart. Following their marriage they made their home in the Coffeyville area until June of this year when they moved to their new home in Blue Eye, Missouri.

 

Roy was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He enjoyed golfing, boating, woodworking, hunting and fishing. But most of all loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Melinda of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Stapleton her husband, Jake and their children, Neva and Vera all of Kansas City, Missouri; one son, Luke Carr his wife, Jamie and their children, Hadley and Bailey all of Coffeyville; one step-daughter, Monica Logan her husband, Curtis and their children, Christian, Tayllar, Seth and Kaelyn all of Kansas City, Missouri; his mother, Nadine Carr of Coffeyville; two sisters, Juanita Handshumaker and husband, Steve of Coffeyville and Delores Blevins and husband, Tom of Coffeyville; and one brother, Ivan Carr and wife, Teri of Coffeyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Carr; and step-son, Matthew “Matt” Swigart.

 

Services celebrating Roy’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 2701 W. 8th St. in Coffeyville with Pastor Bill Eubanks officiating. Burial will follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo Association; 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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