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Gary Swigart, Jr.

Lifelong Coffeyville resident and local businessman, Gary Swigart, Jr., age 58, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side on the evening of Monday, May 9, 2022, after his long and courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. 

Gary was born on March 15, 1964, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Gary V. Swigart, Sr. and Carole Ann (Pool) Swigart.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Gary furthered his education at the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Gary later made the decision to further his college education and in the 1990's he attended Coffeyville Community College where he earned an Associate Degree. 

Gary had many talents, one of those talents was his ability to repair automobiles. At a young age he was an apprentice to a local mechanic who taught Gary what he could about fixing cars. After several years working as a mechanic for local repair shops, he decided it was time to branch out on his own.  In 1999, he opened his auto repair shop in Coffeyville, Gary's Automotive at 4th and Poplar where he worked as owner/operator and head mechanic for 21 years until his retirement in 2020.  There are countless members of the Coffeyville community and the surrounding area who held Gary in high regard for his honesty, integrity, strong work ethic and for helping people in their time of need. 

On July 7, 1991, Gary was happily married to Kim Wisely in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  Together the couple traveled all over throughout the years.  Some trips they took with their family or friends and some just the two of them.  Gary just loved traveling and socializing with people, they tried to take a vacation every year.  As recently as this April they were able to travel to Florida.  Gary was determined he was going to make the trip and they had a wonderful time.

Gary was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville for many years.  Some of his hobbies were golfing, hunting, watching sports of all kinds, especially his favorite teams the Kansas City Chiefs football and the Kansas City Royals baseball.  The most important thing to Gary was his family and the time he was able to spend surrounded by the people he loved.  Gary's outlook on life, his ability to help others in a time of need, along with his infectious smile and laughter will remain in the hearts of all those he touched along his path through life. 

Those surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Kim Swigart of the home; daughters, Mandy George and husband, Gabe of Coffeyville, Kansas, Racheal Custer and partner, Carlos Lombrana  of Coffeyville, Kansas, Heather Peck and husband, Dex of Hilo, Hawaii; grandchildren, Dax Adamson and wife, Abigail, Charley McCalip, Raylon Custer, Lola Peck, Denae, Chasidy and Shelbie George; great grandchildren, Gatlin J. Adamson, Landyn George and Kingston Gambler; siblings, Jerry Swigart and wife, Penny of Madison, Alabama, Joy Anderson and husband, Darrell of Columbus, Nebraska, Judy Swigart-Webb of Emmett, Idaho, Greg Vowell and wife, Angela of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tony Vowell and wife, Brandi of Independence, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.  Gary was preceded in death by his father, Gary Swigart, Sr. and by his mother, Carole Ann Snow. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene 2300 W. 1st St., Coffeyville.  Pastor Ford Hall and Pastor Luke Letsinger will officiate.  A private burial will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery north of Coffeyville. 

Visitation will be held throughout the day on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Visitation with the family present to greet friends will take place on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene 2300 W. 1st St. in Coffeyville. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Youth Group; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

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

 

Robert "Robbie" Darrell Rooks

Robert “Robbie” Darrell Rooks, age 48, of Caney, Kansas passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at his home.

 

Robbie was born on May 3, 1974 in Caney, Kansas to Lyn (Usher) Rooks.  When Robbie was young his mother married Ronald Rooks who adopted Robbie and his brother, Damon.  Robbie attended Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  He was really good at wrestling and placed 5th at state his senior year.  He also attended Coffeyville Community College for a time.  Robbie proudly served in the United States Navy in the early 1990’s.

 

He worked a few jobs through the years but most notably was when he worked for Watco and for Eagle Security.  The job he enjoyed most was the years he spent as an umpire and referee for the Coffeyville Rec Center.  He loved sports and was an avid OU and Dallas Cowboys fan.

 

Robbie enjoyed spending time at the lake, grilling out or making his world-famous homemade fajitas.  Most of all he loved his kids and his family.  Robbie was his kids’ number one fan.  He did his best to make it to all their activities and cheer them on no matter what they were doing.

 

Robbie met and fell in love with his fiancé Krystal Paulie.  The two had plans to marry later this year.  He enjoyed sharing their lives together and loved her family like his own.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Brandon Miller of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Dakota Rooks of Leavenworth, Kansas, Jordan Rooks of Lawrence, Kansas, fiancé, Krystal Paulie of the home and her family, grandchildren, Julian, Jay and Scarlet, siblings, Damon Rooks, Jesse Rooks, Cody Rooks, Kitra West, Randy McDaniel, Michael Berryman, Jonita Easky, Simone Berryman and Samantha Berryman, step siblings, John, Joey and Jennifer Keylon; step mother, Jacque Rooks of Coffeyville, Kansas, many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.

 

Robbie was preceded in death by his mother, Lyn Usher and father, Ron Rooks, maternal grandparents, Guyla Jo Condit, Leon Usher, paternal grandparents, Clyde and Virginia Waltrip.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Coffeyville.  Pastor Gary Fox will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Veterans Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery.  Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20 Honor Guard. 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the GoFundMe account set up by Robbie’s children to help defray the cost of funeral expense https://gofund.me/bd041659 or donations can be made to the Coffeyville Rec Center or Coffeyville Friends of Animals; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

William "Bill" H. Mangels

William “Bill” H. Mangels, age 90 passed away on May 3, 2022, at the Journey Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

Bill was born on the family farm on September 23, 1931, in rural South Coffeyville, Oklahoma to Edmond and Beulah (Young) Mangels. Bill attended school at Bellview Rural School and graduated from Lenapah High School, he continued his education at Coffeyville Community College earning his Associates Degree.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life Glenna Lowry and the couple was blessed with four children. Bill was a lifelong rancher who called Nowata County home since the day he was born.  Bill and Glenna ran the Lowry-Mangels Ranch for over 60 years. Bill was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church, a charter member of Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association, and he received the State of Oklahoma Co-operator Conservation of the Year Award in 2012. 

Bill’s memories will live on with his children; Judy Hinson of Claremore, OK, Glen Mangels of Bartlesville, OK, and Brenda Kujawa of Collinsville, OK, nine grandchildren; Matthew Hinson (Sarah), Andrew Hinson (Danette), Elizabeth Goodman (Bryan), Grant Mangels (Melissa), Amanda Mangels, Megan Likens (David), Sarah Yelverton (Chris), William Kujawa, and Stevie Napoleon (Cole), 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, in-laws, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 63 years Glenna, daughter Sara Ellen Mangels, granddaughter Amy Jean Mangels, daughter-in-law Cyndi Ann Mangels, and brothers, Howard Mangels and Harley Mangels.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jay Hobson of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Mt Washington Cemetery in Lenapah, Oklahoma.

Friends may call on Sunday, May 8, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with the family receiving friends 5:00 pm to 7:00pm at David W. Barnes Funeral Home. 

The family suggests memorials be made payable to St Paul’s Lutheran Church or The Journey Home; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com

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

Jess J. Miranda

Jess J. Miranda, age 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville. 

 

Jess was born on January 6, 1942, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Santos and Helen (Magana) Miranda.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Jess furthered his education at Coffeyville Community College and at Pittsburg State University.  He proudly served his country in the Kansas Army National Guard.

 

In 1968 he was united in marriage to Linda Eisenhart in Pittsburg, Kansas.  Of that union a son, Christopher was born.  The couple later divorced. 

 

Jess worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas, Santa Fe Railroad and for American Insulated Wire.  He retired in 2015.  He was a lifelong member of Holy Name Catholic Church. 

 

Surviving to honor his memory are his son, Christopher Miranda, grandson, Diego Miranda, Kansas, siblings, Mary (Gary) VanderLinden of Coffeyville, Kansas, Frances Perez of Portland, Oregon, Anthony Miranda of LaPine, Oregon, Rita (Bob) Garber of Haltom City, Texas, Patricia Riley of Emporia Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews including Sue Relph, Andy Hobbs, Debra Hobbs and Gena Schockey all of Coffeyville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law, Ted Perez and Rod Riley. 

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

 

Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Holy Name Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial with Father James Schibi officiating.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Holy Name Catholic School; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

 

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

 

Craig Edward Buckner

Craig Edward Buckner, 90, of Ozark, Mo. and formerly of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away peacefully on April 24, 2022, in Rogersville, Mo. He was surrounded by a loving family. 

 

Craig was born December 6, 1931, in Coffeyville to Robert F. and Gladys N. (Craig) Buckner.  

 

He attended Garfield Elementary and then graduated in 1949 from Field Kindley High School where he was active in football and also played clarinet in The Highlighters Dance Band. 

 

He joined the Air Force in June of 1952 and served his country in Korea until returning to the states in 1953. He was stationed at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas until June of 1956. 

 

In 1958 Craig married Barbara (Wilkinson) DeHaven. Barbara had 4 children from a previous marriage and Craig raised and loved them as his own. Craig and Barbara had 2 more children together.  They lived on a farm just East of South Coffeyville, Ok. where Craig raised cattle. There, with the help of the family, he built “The Buckner Cabin” just down the road from the farmhouse. Many wonderful memories were made at that log cabin where he would gather with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many, many friends over the years.  Barbara passed away in 2004.

 

He worked part time at the family furniture store in Coffeyville. Later he and his brother Bob took over the family business until it closed in 1990. Craig also worked part time selling real estate. 

 

He married Kitty Long in 2006 but later parted ways. 

 

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Coffeyville until moving to Missouri in 2017. There he joined Riverdale Baptist Church in Nixa, Mo.  Craig was a caring, gentle soul whose love for the Lord was apparent as he was loved by everyone he knew. 

 

Craig also loved music, and many remember him playing his clarinet at different venues around the area.  He always put his faith in our Lord and his family first.

 

Craig was preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara Buckner; father Robert Buckner; mother Gladys Buckner and brother Bob Buckner.

 

Craig is survived by 3 daughters: Sharlyn Gates of Williamston, Mi, Jan Owens of Wilmington, NC and Cindy Powell and husband Warren of Coffeyville, Ks. 3 sons; David DeHaven and wife Susan of Broken Arrow, Ok, Bob DeHaven of Wichita, Ks. and Chris Buckner and wife Liz of Ozark, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; David Drews and wife Tisha, Darrick Drews and wife Shawna, Annie Batten and husband Eric, Jill Rolen and husband Kevin, Jamie Cleland and husband Jared, Robin Gowen, Johnnie, Nick and Michael Williams, Craig Powell and wife Amber, Brian Powell and wife Caitlin, Michelle Wilson and husband Lee, Cass Head and wife Kaycee and Fulton Buckner and fiancée Hannah; and many great grandchildren.

 

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 300 W. 9th Street, Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Dick Smith officiating. Services will be streamed live from the church website www.firstbaptistcoffeyville.com . The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to either, First Baptist Church or Terrace Home Health Hospice, 4650 S. Nation Ave. Suite D-2, Springfield, MO 65810.  Contributions may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns.  To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Dwight Gene Fields

Dwight Gene Fields, age 83 of Tyro, Kansas was called to meet Christ his Savior on April 18, 2022, in

Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

Dwight was born in Tyro, Kansas on May 7, 1938, the oldest son of Clyde and Vera Cargile Fields.

He attended school in Caney and went on to college at Kansas State University. After graduating in

1960, he served in the Army stationed in Fort Riley. Upon leaving the Army, he moved back to Caney

and worked for Phillips Petroleum until he retired.

 

Dwight was united in marriage to Marcia McKee of Caney, Kansas on March 20th, 1993, at Tyro

Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas. He loved spending time with his family and friends and cheering on K-State sports teams. Dwight

was an avid golfer and greatly enjoyed the rural country lifestyle. He was a member of Caney United

Methodist Church for most of his life.

 

Survivors include one daughter Deborah (James) Castillo of Houston, Texas; two sons Oren (Charla)

Fields of Keller, Texas; and Ernest (Cyndi) Fields of Wills Point, Texas; one step-son Michael (Jill)

Tatum of Manhattan, Kansas; one sister Linda (Warren) Newby of Coffeyville, Kansas; one brother

Loyd (Patty) Fields of Caney, Kansas; nine grandchildren Zachary (Emily) Castillo of Lindale, Texas;

Nathan Castillo of Denton, Texas; Adeline, Eleanor and Evelyn Fields of Keller, Texas; Marissa and

Angelina Fields of Wills Point, Texas, Drew and Jay Tatum of Manhattan, Kansas; one brother-in-law

Phillip (Ruth) McKee of Wayside, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marcia and

parents Clyde and Vera Fields.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Caney United

Methodist Church, 114 N High Street in Caney, Kansas with the pastor Brad Sanders officiating.

Burial will be at Robbins Cemetery West Coffeyville. Visitation will take place from 6:00 until 8:00

p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Caney United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions in honor of Dwight Fields may be made to The Journey Home; contributions

may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Mary "Pinky" Atkinson

Mary “Pinky” Atkinson was met at Heavens Gates on April 15, 2022.  Pinky was 91 years young and passed away Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas where she had resided the last several years at after her health began to fail.

 

Mary “Pinky” Wanda Hepner Atkinson was born during the Great Depression in Coffeyville on August 17, 1930.  When she was born, she was a pink baby, and so her family gave her the lifelong nickname of “Pinky”.   Her parents, Ed and Iva (Parsons) Hepner, had 9 children, so there was never a dull moment.   Pinky loved reading as a child and said that she would hide in a closet to read so she could have quiet and privacy.  She attended Coffeyville Schools.

 

She married Jimmie Dee Atkinson on March 27, 1948.  When Jim passed away in August of 2018, they had been married 70 years.

 

On Facebook, she declared, “I am a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, but was first, a Christian, always.”  She gave her life to Christ as a teenager at Springhill Church. Her heart for Jesus included being a Sunday School teacher or bringing neighbor kids to First Baptist Church or making sure people knew about the special occasions going on that celebrated Jesus.

 

When you have a name like “Pinky”, you have to be creative, and she was not only creative but artistic and innovative.  Raising their family south of Dearing near James Road and then in West Coffeyville, she was often doing artistic projects or coming up with creative adventures. Jim and Pinky’s kids, Danny, Kristi, Joe, and Chuck, had childhoods full of spontaneous adventures and projects from their mom, while their dad would laugh, smile or shake his head. Pinky made thousands of milkshakes for Jim and their family.

 

After Chuck started school, Pinky decided to return to school and was a psychology major with an art minor at Pittsburg State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1974.  She went on to teach some classes at Coffeyville Community College and owned her own home preschool for a short time.   She was a square dance teacher for Dearing Bees 4-H Club, Scout Den Mother and was a part of the Night Writers of Southeast Kansas Authors Group and Kansas Authors Club.   She wrote several books of memories.

 

Pinky had a matter-of-fact way of explaining almost everything from how easy it is to cook or the best way to do just about anything, usually with a smile.  She loved teaching others and art.  She could be bold and strong especially when it came to justice or righteousness. Again, her boldness was usually with a smile.

 

When they retired, Jim built their home just north of Dearing and Pinky enjoyed painting deer that wandered through their land and they both loved having their family together.   When the place became too much for the two of them to care for, they moved back into town.   Pinky also enjoyed attending church at First Baptist in Coffeyville or Dearing Christian Church — sometimes going to both churches on the same Sunday.

 

Pinky enjoyed time with family and friends including her lifelong best friend, Doris Moyer Slayter Hoyt.  Pinky credited the Moyer family to taking her to church when she was a girl.  Doris and Pinky shared a passion for education.   Pinky illustrated several curriculum books for Doris through the years.  She loved talking to people at auctions (her dad was an auctioneer) and the grocery store or in the doctor’s office.   Sometimes she even gave them advice and ideas.  She was extremely generous giving away just about everything she had to others.

 

When computers and cell phones became prominent, Pinky embraced technology and learned quickly.  She insisted on taking her smart phone to the residential care facility.

 

As family and friends celebrate a life, well-lived, we remember Pinky with a smile on our faces and the hope of Heaven in our hearts.

 

Celebrating her life and cherishing their memories are her daughter, Kristi Gay Howard and her husband Norman; sons, James Joel "Joe" Atkinson, Charles "Chuck" Arthur Atkinson and his wife Angie; three grandchildren, Angela Barrow, Kassy Howard, Daniel Atkinson and his wife Amber, eight great grandchildren, Colsen, Ayden, Braylen, Bynlyn Barrow, Karyssa Hall, Bryce, Brayden and Kinsley Atkinson; She is also survived by her brother, Bob Hepner, Jim’s sister, Kathryn Lucille Wise and lots of nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband, Jim, she was preceded in death by her son, Danny Atkinson, his wife, Marcia and her daughter-in-law, Joe’s wife, Hope, along with her parents, brothers and sisters, Leon Hepner, Wilma Tesh, Clary June Alvey, Edgar Hepner, Kenneth Hepner, Jodee Bainter and Donnie.

 

Funeral services celebrating the life of “Pinky” will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 9th & Elm, Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Dick Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., also in Coffeyville.  “Pinky” will be laid to rest next to her husband Jim at Robbins Cemetery west of town.  To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Joshua Scott Daniel Jr.

Joshua Scott Daniel Jr. a loving, caring and giving young man passed on April 4, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma very unexpectedly.

A day before his mother's birthday, on the Saturday before Easter in 2006. It was a warm, beautiful spring day and, a beautiful baby boy Joshua Scott Daniel Jr. was born to Joshua Scott Daniel Sr. and Tammy (Ridings) Robinson in Joplin, Missouri.   Taking their newborn home to Riverton where they resided until his parents moved to Coffeyville.  Joshua lovingly welcomed his brother, Austin James and little sister, Abigal Grace and was the best big brother, always willing to help them.   His parents divorced but, continued to love their children unconditionally. Tammy remarried and Levi Robinson has loved Joshua and his siblings as his own.

Joshua was quite the jokester and at times just goofy but most of all he had the sweetest disposition, always gave the best hugs. Most teens don't always want to spend time with their family they would rather just hang out with friends. Joshua truly loved spending time with family and was such a proud "Big Brother". He enjoyed working puzzles, playing video games, climbing trees, camping, watching anime, swimming, fishing, and working every kind of Rubik's cube he could find.  He was a math genius and loved science; he was super smart even though school wasn't his favorite thing.  He often commented to his parents "Why should I show them how to do the work, if they are the ones teaching it".  Their reply because "That's just the way it is".

As a young child Joshua loved going to the Boys and Girls Club.  He enjoyed it so much that as a teen he continued active building relationships, participating in Robotics, and willingness to participate in club activities such as community service.

Because of his love for science, recycling, active role in his sibling life and willingness to help at the Boys and Girls Club, his parents wanted to be able for his purpose to continue through donating his organs to those in need.  Because of this donation at least seven lives were instantly affected with this selfless act of love.

Because of the joy that he brought to so many lives many will grieve his unmeasurable loss but none more that his parents, Tammy and Levi Robison of the home, Joshua Scott Daniel Sr., siblings Austin James and Abigal Grace Daniel of the home; maternal grandparents, Mark and Karen Haslett; paternal grandma, Tina Long; step paternal grandparents, Wayne and Lynette Robinson; paternal great grandparents, Jack and Kay Carpenter; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa, William Ridings and paternal grandpa, Mark Daniel Sr.


Joshua spent countless hours fishing at LeClere Park, so it only makes sense to celebrate his life at one of his favorite fishing holes. Services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 1 p.m. at LeClere Park just off Stark Street in the shelter west of the tennis courts, please bring a lawn chair for those who desire to have a seat.   His best friend's dad, Pastor Kevin O'Connor will officiate the services.  The family will receive friends on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville from 5 to 7pm.  The family has asked that any contributions be made payable to them to help defray the unexpected expense and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.  To share a memory or to leave an online condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Ralph Hayward

Ralph Hayward of Coffeyville, Ks passed away on March 24, 2022, at age of 50. He was born August 10, 1971, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Ralph was the son of Robert Lee Hayward and Dora Lee Mayfield “Hayward”. During his youth he accept Jesus into his life.

 

In 1984 Ralph was active in ROTC at Frasier Junior High in Memphis, Tn. In Highschool Ralph participated in Basketball and also Track and Field. Ralph Graduated Field Kindly Memorial High School in 1991. After graduating he went and worked for the Co-op and The Union Pacific Railroad. Ralph earned a brown belt practicing Martial Arts. He also had an impressive collection of swords and Nun chucks. Ralph was very knowledgeable about all exotic and rare cars. No one was a stranger when it came to meeting Ralph. He loved his brother and sister's and nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews dearly.

 

Ralph was very outspoken, he loved to talk for hours and hours at a time. Ralph was preceding in death by his father in March 2016 Robert Lee Hayward and his Stepfather April 2019 Bryant Keith White.

 

He leaves to cherish his mother of the home Dora Lee White, as well as his Four siblings. Marilyn Hayward, Angela Hayward, Jacqueline Hayward and Shundale Hayward husband of Kati. Along with seven nieces and nephews, Devante Mccoy, Delaisha Mccoy, Ashtoyn Hayward “Baldwin”, Denasha Hayward, Seandale Hayward, Ravyn Hayward, and Shamira Hayward. He cherished his ten great nieces and nephews Iy’lana Sales, Deverra Mccoy, Legend Hayward, Taylin Hayward, Sincere Baily, Devante Mccoy Jr., Kayson Mccoy Fate Hayward, Joshua Baldwin and Royce Mccoy.

 

The family of Ralph Hayward would like to extend our appreciation to his Aunt Minnie Nash, Charlie Lett,Delma Young, and Essie Haywood. To his uncle Morris Whitelaw. To his cousins. As well as his Grand Father Bishop James Whitelaw.

 

He will always be with us in our heart. Ralph will truly be missed.

 

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

 

Homegoing Services will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Bishop James Whitelaw officiating.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at the chapel.  Ralph will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  The family has requested contributions to go to the family to help defray expenses. To leave an online condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

Ronald Wayne Carnine,

Ronald Wayne Carnine, 68, of Coffeyville, Kansas, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on April 4, 2022.

 

Ron was born in Sac City, Iowa, to Robert and Beverly (Richards) Carnine. He grew up in Odebolt, Iowa, and graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School in 1972.  He attended Missouri Western, where he obtained a degree in Criminal Justice.  Ron was blessed to meet the love of his life, Vickie Butcher, while at Missouri Western. The two were wed in Nashua, Missouri, in 1974.  He and Vickie moved back to Iowa, where Ron worked for the Sac City Police Department and the Ida County Sheriff’s Department, where he was promoted to the department’s investigator.

 

In March of 1979, Ron and Vickie moved to Kansas City, where Ron worked for General Motors in the gas tank assembly line.

 

In June of 1980, Ron accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He attended Open Door Baptist Bible College, earning his Pastoral Theology degree.  In 1985, the family relocated to Coffeyville, KS, where Ron pastored a couple of churches.  While pastoring, Ron served as chaplain for the Coffeyville Police Department, quickly adding the position of police officer.  While serving as a sergeant, Ron was trained to develop and work on the gang unit for the department. Ron was a police officer until 1997 when he was injured in the line of duty, and, subsequently, received the American Police Hall of Fame Law Enforcement Purple Heart.

 

Ron was a family man who put his faith in God and his family first. He enjoyed reading and studying the Word, even after he quit preaching. He loved riding motorcycles and playing with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They were the light of his life and brought so much joy to his heart!

 

Ron was proceeded in death by his mother, Beverly Carnine; his sister, Pamela Carnine; his paternal grandparents, Louie and Bea Carnine; his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Eva Richards; two grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

 

Ron is survived by his wife, Vickie, of the home; daughters, Jennifer Gaines and husband, Jarrod, of Peabody, KS; and Amy Carnine of Coffeyville, KS; five grandchildren, Devon Gaines; Morgan Gaines, and Weston Gaines; Serenity Stephens and husband, Courtland; and Bradyn Johnson; two great grandchildren, Cameron and Carter Stephens; father, Robert Carnine of Odebolt, IA; sister, Julie Economaki and husband, Bob, of Des Moines, IA; and Ben Johnson of Coffeyville.

 

A Celebration of Ron’s Homegoing will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Shrine Barn, 107 E. 7th, Coffeyville with Dwight Bunch officiating. Graveside services will be held at the Veterans Memorial Patio immediately following the celebration.  The family has requested Memorial Contributions be made payable to the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS.  To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Aurelia Gracie Applegate

Aurelia Gracie Applegate passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the age of 94, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Gracie was born on February 1, 1928 in Henrietta, Texas to Enrique and Marth Lucio.  She was baptized in Wichita Falls, Texas.  With her mother and grandparents, Eluteterio Coboz and Maria Sanchez came to Coffeyville, Kansas when Gracie was 4 months old.  She graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1947.  She worked at Kresses before marrying Charles Sholwater in 1953.  They lived in several places while he served in the United States Army.  Gracie worked various jobs.  They later divorced.

 

In 1978, she married Charles Applegate in Miami, Oklahoma.  She worked at the Kansas Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas.  She retired from MedSource Laundry Service in Coffeyville.  She then worked at the Coffeyville Hospital Auxiliary, she was a member of AARP, a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, the Altar Society and of Faith & Light.

 

Gracie loved all of God’s creatures, especially her cats.  She loved her family, her assisted living family, her church family and the many many friends she had.  People always said, “Everyone knows Gracie.”

 

She was a woman of great Faith, a very patriotic woman, she loved America and was also very proud of her Mexican heritage.  She was fun, funny and very opinionated.

 

Survivors include her niece, Irene Wright and husband, Kevin of Coffeyville, nephew and Godson, Caesar Rodriguez of Independence, several great nephews, a half-brother, Benny Lucio of Arizona and family friends Tony and Debbie Rodriguez, Joe and Carla LaFon and the Jose and Manuela Families.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents and grandparents, twin brother, Enrique Jr., brother, Sammy and Carmen Rodriguez, great niece, Wendy Beard and a very special friend, Jim Scott.

 

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Holy Names Catholic Church the Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow.  Father James Schibi will officiate.  Inurnment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals or to Holy Name Catholic Church; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

David W Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Robert Merle Bierbrodt

Robert Merle Bierbrodt took the hand of Jesus to enter Heaven’s gates on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Labette Medical Center in Parsons, Kansas at the age of 78.

 

Merle was born on March 15, 1944, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Hubert and Mary (Babcock) Bierbrodt.  Merle attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1962.  He then took classes at Coffeyville Community Junior College before he enlisted in the US Navy on March 20, 1964. He received his honorable discharge on March 19, 1970.

 

 

 

A Navy buddy, who happened to be his future wife’s cousin, introduced him to a beautiful young woman named Patricia and it was love after the first letter. They didn’t meet in person until after writing for several months.  Following a two-year pen pal courtship, he married Patricia “Pat” Sherley on September 9, 1967, at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 1968 the couple moved to Coffeyville, where they made their forever home raising their three daughters, Debbie, Donna and Judy.

 

 

 

Merle was a machinist by trade, having worked at Funk Manufacturing and then for John Deere where he also retired. He enjoyed taking spontaneous road trips with his family and having a popup picnic at a scenic spot. Merle enjoyed cooking for his family, trying a number of different cuisines.  His daughters particularly all enjoyed his Sweet and Sour Chicken.  He followed in his family’s footsteps by competing in a local bowling league with his brother Jerry.  Merle could be found at the local casino earning prizes to surprise his family with.  Merle was a very responsible casino visitor; he was quite strict with his budget.  Dave Ramsey has nothing on the Merle Bierbrodt budgeting.  He had developed the envelope method of budgeting long before anyone had heard of Dave Ramsey. Above all other hobbies his favorite was spending quality time with his family and doting on his wife, Pat.

 

 

 

Merle will be forever missed by his daughters, Debbie and her husband Bill Beckmeyer, their children Mary and Eillen, Donna and her husband Gib English, their children Jessika and fiancé Taylor Prince, Dezirae Hamrick, Jake English and wife Jessica, Zach English and his wife Rebecca, Judy and her husband Chris Smith and their children Ryan and Blaine; seven great grandchildren; brother, Carl Gerald Bierbrodt and his wife Helen; sister-in-law, Deborah and her husband Les Marshall; brother-in-law, Joseph Sherley; several nieces, cousins, extended family members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat and his parents.  He was loved deeply and will be deeply missed.

 

 

 

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022, at 10am with Father Schibi officiating at Holy Name Catholic Church, 408 Willow St., Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Memorial contributions to be made payable to Holy Name Catholic Church and may be left in care of the chapel. Merle will be laid to rest next to his wife Pat, in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Parsons, Kansas.  US Navy will provide graveside military honors.  To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Spencer Loyd Vest

Spencer Loyd Vest, 39, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022, at his home in Coffeyville.

He was born on December 11, 1982, in Coffeyville to John Clinton and Hazel Marie (Hallum) Vest. Spencer grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

Spencer worked as a welder, and mechanic. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on cars, and building and racing demolition derby cars.

He is survived by his parents, John and Hazel Vest of Coffeyville; brother, Larry Vest and wife, Mary Ann of Oswego, Kansas; and three nieces and nephews that he adored, Zoey, Paul and Tre; along with several extended relatives and close friends.

Spencer was preceded in death by one brother, Bruce Allen Vest, and his grandparents, David and Betty Hallum, and William and Margaret Vest.

Graveside Services will at held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Coffeyville.

Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville

The family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; 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.

Mark Bastian

For 61 years, 6 months, and 15 days Mark Bastian lived. Born September 14, 1960, to Donald and Mary Belle Bastian in Bozeman, Montana; he spent his childhood as one should - outside, playing in creeks, fishing, camping, and laying pennies on the railroad track with his friends.

In high school Mark was known for being helpful, kind, and athletic. Early on Mark developed a knack for teaching and coaching others and this carried on to his children’s little league and softball teams, friends’ kids, and nearly anyone who crossed the threshold and entered his living room over the years.

 

In 1981 Mark married his high school sweetheart, Lisa James, and they completed college at Kansas State University. Mark and Lisa had two bright and loving children who never argued or disobeyed. Andy and Ashley learned to play ball, fish, build a derby car, ride bikes, enjoy a good book, obsess over a puzzle, and fall asleep in a busy room from their father. They also learned the value of hard work, resilience, and the art of telling a good story. As sometimes happens, Mark and Lisa ended their marriage and he moved back home to Coffeyville.

There he found work managing the flour mill for many years. He also found a beautiful and charismatic new dance partner with an unrestrained laugh and a smile as big as Texas. In 2004 Mark married Heather Pritchard and became mentor and father-figure to her two children, Samantha and Justin. Together they built a welcoming home that often saw friends and family at the dinner table or swinging by just to shoot the breeze.

 

Not long after their marriage, Mark started experiencing what would become an unreasonable portion of health problems. Over the past 15 years Mark experienced kidney failure, hip replacements, a few different cancer diagnoses, and sometimes it felt like getting kicked while he was down. It was through his own resilience and the bounty of friendships he fostered that he kept getting back up and living life as fully as possible. From keeping score at high school games to volunteering at the Dalton Museum, Mark found ways to be with people and contribute. A born extrovert, Mark would only turn down an opportunity to fish or mushroom hunt or go to a game if he absolutely had to.

 

The pride of Mark’s life was his grandchildren. He could often be found with them in his lap hearing a story, beside him in the kitchen cooking, casting a line he baited for them, or taking them around town. It is for Addy, Juliet, and Violet Dawson, Zander Holler, Emerson and Autumn Bastian, and Alyssa and James Hurst that he fought so hard, and they brought joy to his life every day.

 

It was on the warm and beautiful day of March 29, 2022, that the skies rejoiced to welcome Mark to eternal life where he is free from bodily pain. He passed holding his wife and daughter’s hands, surrounded by the women who loved him most, including Samantha and his faithful and kind nurse T.J.

 

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Donald Bastian, his sisters, Laurinda Jones and Lynn Morrow, brothers-in-law Mark Jones and Preston Morrow, and father-in-law Mike Pritchard.

An indelible loss will be carried on by those who survive him. That includes his wife Heather Bastian, his mother, Mary Belle Bastian, his brother whom he lovingly called his hero, Kent Bastian, his sister-in-law Janie Bastian, his children, Andy (Karen) Bastian, Ashley (Pete) Dawson, Samantha Holler, Justin Hurst, his eight grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

 

Memorial Services celebrating Mark's life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:00am at Westside Christian Church, 402 N. Ohio, Coffeyville, Kansas, with Mike Elrod officiating.  The family has requested memorial contributions to be made payable to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or may be left in are of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.  To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com  

Inez Lewis

Inez Lewis, age 94, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville. 

 

Inez was born on September 16, 1927, in Morris, Oklahoma to Will and Ella Inez (Wolfinger) Davis.  Her family came to Coffeyville when she was only 2 years old, and she has lived here ever since.  She attended local schools.  She worked for various motor companies throughout the years as a bookkeeper for Orval Staton & Harry Keith, Coffeyville Motors, Superior Motors, and Larry Allen Motor Company. 

 

On October 10, 1943, she was united in marriage to Babe C. Lewis in Galveston, Texas.  For the first two years of marriage Inez kept the home fires burning while Mr. Lewis served his country in WWII.  After receiving his honorable discharge, they settled in Coffeyville making it their forever home where they raised their four children, Edie, Kenny, Debbie, and Mark. 

 

Inez attended LifePoint Church in Coffeyville.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, baking cookies and cakes to give to other people and she always wanted to help others.  Most of all she loved her family and the time she got to spend surrounded by them. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Debbie Hendrix and husband, Richard of Coffeyville, Kansas, son, Kenny Lewis and wife, Sudah of Leesburg, Georgia, son-in-law, Maurice Filson of Joplin, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Teresa Lewis of Phoenix, Arizona, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren along with numerous extended family and friends. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Will and Ella Davis, husband, Babe Lewis, son, Mark Lewis, daughter, Edie Filson and eight sisters. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends Friday afternoon at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

 

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

 

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

Lola Marie Robison Gillham

Lola Marie Robison Gillham of Caney died in her home from natural causes on March 25th, 2022 at 99 years of age.

 

Lola was born on the 21st of November 1922, in Tyro, KS as the third child of Neddie and Ida Fuqua Robison. She attended school in Tyro and Caney.  Following her junior year of Caney High, she married Clarence Gillham on July 8, 1939, in Sedan, KS.  Shortly after marrying, they lived in California for a brief time.  She and Clarence returned to Caney in the fall, never to move away again.

 

Lola and Clarence operated Gillham’s Furniture in Caney for nearly 60 years. Not only was the store a place of business, but it was also a gathering place for friends and family, with children always enjoying the stairs and deck. During those years Lola particularly enjoyed selling wallpaper to many area ladies.

 

Lola’s life was devoted to caring for others. She was always eager to host all her family.  Thoughts of Lola always include seeing her in her kitchen wearing an apron.  Memories of such gatherings include having numerous families at one time, requiring that kiddos were on “Baptist Pallets” in the living room and on the front porch. Through the years, Lola served in many areas of CWF in the Caney First Christian Church. She served her parents, brothers, in-laws and various other relatives without reservation.  It distressed her greatly when she was the one needing care instead of giving it.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Gillham, brothers Harry, Marion, Charles, Dale and William, sister Vergie Allison, son-in-law Tom Schabel, as well as her parents.

 

Lola’s memory will be cherished by her three children and their families: son Robert (Bob) of Caney, his daughter Michelle (Lou) Anne and Will of Wylie, TX.  Daughter Dianne Schabel of Caney, her sons Tom (Angie), Kristen and Alyssa of Sunnyvale,Tex.  Tim (Carmen), Audrey, Kaley, Luke and Maggie of Aledo, TX.  Son Steven Gillham and wife Debbie (newly relocated from Coffeyville to St Charles, MO) their son Steven, (Amanda), Madison and Amelia of St. Peters MO., sisters Clara Coltharp of Blackwell OK, Ruth Ann Hicks of Hot Springs Village, AR, and Martha Fowler of Budd’s Creek, MD. Also, there are numerous nieces and nephews with great memories of time at Aunt Lola’s.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Tyro Christian Church, 301 S Market St, Tyro, KS 67364 under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  Evanglist David Bycroft will be officiating.  Visitation will be held Friday, April 1st from 12:30 to 2pm, followed by the Celebration of Lola’s Life.  The family requests donations be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice as their compassionate care and attention has been so appreciated and may in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS.  To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Elizabeth Joan (Jo'an) Barg

Elizabeth Joan (Jo’an) Barg, age 87 of Coffeyville, Kansas went to join her beloved husband in Heaven on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Joan was born on August 31, 1934, in Eureka, Kansas to Thomas and Esther (Elliott) Downing. She graduated from Eureka High School in Eureka, Kansas.

On June 12, 1955, she married the love of her life Mark Galen Barg in Eureka, Kansas. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Eureka area, until moving to Coffeyville.

Joan was a homemaker she also helped Mark operate the Sonics that they owned for several years.  She enjoyed doing crafts and decorating but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed many years of square dancing with her husband. She volunteered with the Culture Arts Center and the Brown Mansion. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi and a chartered member of Westside Christian Church in Coffeyville.

Left to treasure her memory are two sons Eric Barg of Indio, California and Randy Barg and daughter-in-law Lona of Coffeyville, two grandchildren, Amanda Akins and husband Chris of Coffeyville, and Kristofer Barg of Coffeyville, two great-grandchildren, Emily and Ethan Akins of Coffeyville, brother Jack Downing of Eureka, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Jim Downing, and sister Jeannine Ruth.

Honoring Joan’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service celebrating Joan’s life will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Westside Christian Church with Pastor Mike Elrod officiating.

The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Westside Christian Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and they may be sent in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline, 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.

Kay Linn Hyatt

Kay Linn Hyatt, age 73, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at The Journey Home in Bartlesville. 

 

Kay was born on June 17, 1948, in Coffeyville, Kansas to A.C. "Jim" Hyatt and Mildred (O'Meara) Hyatt.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Kay moved to Grandview, Missouri where she resided for 11 years then moved back to Coffeyville.  About two years ago she moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where she has resided ever since. 

 

Kay worked at various jobs throughout the years, Funk Manufacturing, Industrial Plastics, First National Bank, Individual Mausoleum and K & S Oil Company.  Kay was loved by all who knew her, she was friendly and kind.  She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.  Kay was a lifelong member of the Holy Name Catholic Church.  She was a cook at the American Legion for several years.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. 

 

Surviving to honor her memory are her son, James Hyatt of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Nichole Jean Bell, Ashley O'Meara Bell, Toni Kay Bell, Christian Hyatt, Charlie Neff, Lance Hyatt, eight great grandchildren, and siblings, Jim D. Hyatt and wife, Corky, Butch Hyatt and wife, Sandy, Sue Hook and Bill Hyatt.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mildred Hyatt, daughter, Kimberly Kay Bell and sister-in-law, Pat Hyatt. 

 

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

 

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Holy Names Catholic Church the Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow.  Father James Schibi will officiate.  Inurnment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Holy Name Catholic Church; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

 

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

 

David Lee "Coal Train" Lawrence

David Lee “Coal Train” Lawrence was born on December 17, 1964, in Ruleville, Mississippi to the late Eddie Lawrence and Valder H. (Hudnall) Lawrence.  At the age of 57 David departed from his life on earth.

 

David attended Ruleville Central Grade School in Ruleville, Mississippi and Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma where he graduated.

 

David was active in FFA in High School also in football where he got the name “Coal Train” from.

 

David loved working on cars and scrapping junk was his main hobby.  David also loved rescuing dogs which he started at a young age.

 

If you knew David never left without telling you he Loved, You.

 

David leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Viola “Vee-vee” Lawrence of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Eddie Lawrence III and David Hudnall; four sisters, Jiffie Sweeney, Viola (Robert) West, Mary Butler, Ruby Hawkins all of Coffeyville, Kansas; a host of nieces, nephews extended relatives and friends.  David was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

 

Memorial service will be held to celebrate David’s life on April 2, 2022, at 11 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas, with Pastor Robert West officiating.  The family has requested donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.   The family will have a private inurnment at Fairview Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his parents.   To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Carl Dean Killion

Carl Dean Killion, 74, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, March 14, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was born on March 14, 1948, in Coffeyville to Darrell Dean and Louise Evelyn (St. John) Killion.  Carl grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1966.  Following high school he attended Coffeyville Community College graduating in 1968 with an Associate of Arts Degree.

Carl was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1973. After receiving his Honorable Discharge, he returned to Coffeyville before moving to Pittsburg to attend Pittsburg State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1975.

Following graduation, he was employed at Howard Chevrolet in Owasso, Oklahoma as a accountant. In 1979 he returned to Coffeyville and began his career at Medicalodges, Inc. as an accountant where he remained until retiring.

Carl is survived by his cousins, Pat Holeman, Joyce Adair, and Janet Morgan all of Coffeyville as well as several other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell Dean and Louise Evelyn Killion, his stepmother, Maxine Killion and two brothers, Michael C. Killion, and Steven L. Killion.

A Memorial Service celebrating Carl’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio. Inurnment will follow the service.

Friends may sign the register book on Wednesday, March 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice; 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.

Kimberly Ann McMichael

Heaven gained a very special angel on Friday, March 11, 2022, Kimberly Ann McMichael at the young age of 39, just 11 days shy of her 40th birthday, passed away into eternal rest at the Wilson County Medical Center in Neodesha, Kansas.

 

Kim was born on March 22, 1982, in Caldwell, Indiana to Albert and Mary Rebecca "Becky" (Lighty) McMichael.  She grew up in Winfield where she earned her high school education, graduating from Winfield High School.

 

Kim worked at a few jobs throughout the years. For a time, she worked at a pottery shop in Parsons, Kansas where she was able to fulfill her love for crafts. While living in Coffeyville she worked at McDonald's where you could always count on a friendly smile from her; she also worked at Class LTD in Coffeyville where she did janitorial work and attended day services.

 

Kim loved loving all things in life. She had a special love for the outdoors - spending the weekends with her brother, Michael, riding 4-wheelers and fishing. She loved sports and attending sporting events.  Her favorite pro team was the Kansas City Chiefs. She really enjoyed cheering on the kids in her life at all their youth sporting events. You could always find her yelling and eating her favorite popcorn when her team was winning. Kim was a huge supporter of the people in her life. Above all, she loved her family and friends.  She also loved Elvis Presley, animals of all kinds, and making the people around her smile and laugh. She also loved spending time at the casino with John, Tracy and Troy.

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her siblings, Michael McMichael and companion, Brandi Walker of Cambridge, Kansas, Tim Smock of Oxford, Kansas, Penny McPherson and husband, Bill of Winfield, Kansas, Kim Smock of Blackwell, Oklahoma,  her loving fiancé, John Sardella of Columbus, Kansas, nieces and nephews, Shawna, Tammy, Amber, Autumn, Melissa, Jesse,  Tyler, Lucas and Alexis, special people in her life, Heather Hodges and fiancé, Kendal Francis, their children, JaMaiah, Sidney Lynn and Damaris,  Starla Stevens and husband, Aaron, Taylor Berrigan, Amy Hodges, Tracy and Troy Glasgow along with numerous other extended family and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Becky McMichael and by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Funeral Services will take place on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate.  The family requests those attending the service to honor Kim by wearing her favorite color, purple, or by wearing something that represents the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

Burial will take place that Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Winfield, Kansas.  Pastor Randy DePriest will conduct the committal service.

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Joe E. Rexwinkle

Joe E. Rexwinkle, age 79, of rural Edna, Kansas passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 6, 2022. 

 

Joe was born at home on September 12, 1942, in Craig County, Oklahoma to Ernest L. "Tom" and Gladys I. (Foster) Rexwinkle.  He grew up around Edna, Kansas where he attended local schools and graduated high school.  Joe furthered his education at the Coffeyville Vo-Tech where he earned his certification as a draftsman. 

 

On September 9, 1960, Joe entered the United States Navy.  During his enlistment he earned the title and rank of MM3 E-4 (Machinist Mate 3rd Class).  On September 5, 1963, after three years of service, he was granted an honorable discharge and elected to be transferred to the Naval Reserves where he served another 3 years until September 8, 1966. 

 

There was a special girl that caught Joe's eye, Penny Hartley.  For their first date they went to the Fair and Rodeo.  Wanting to spend the rest of their lives together, the couple were married on May 31,1965 in Miami, Oklahoma.  They made their home near Edna, Kansas and have been there ever since.  The couple had three children, Robin, Joe, and Cody.

 

Joe was very skilled and talented.  He had remarkable problem-solving skills and the talent to achieve successful results on whatever project he set out to complete.  Joe worked as machinist for Magic Circle, then went to Atlas Steel Buildings where he worked as a draftsman, then went to work for Jencast as a machinist and pattern maker.  After many years of service, Joe retired from Jencast in 1987. 

 

Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and any activities that took him outdoors. He coached all three of his kids in multiple sports and was there to cheer on his grandkids. He enjoyed rodeo, first as a bull rider and bareback rider, later supporting his sons in rodeo and watching as a fan.  He would attend every activity, game or event that he could when it came to his kids and grandkids to show his support.  

 

Surviving to cherish his memory and pass on his legacy are his loving wife of 56 years, Penny S. Rexwinkle of the home, daughter, Robin Chamberland and husband, Ryan of St. Louis, Missouri, sons, Joe Rexwinkle and wife, Stacy of rural Coffeyville, Kansas, Cody Rexwinkle and wife, Kristin of Edna, Kansas, grandchildren, Kevin Craven and wife, Aesha Mustafa, Megan Craven and husband, Justin Griffin, Chandler Chamberland, Joe Rexwinkle, Brad Yates, Brianna Yates, Kodi Rexwinkle and Cali Rexwinkle, a great granddaughter Mila Rae Martinez, brothers, Dale Rexwinkle and wife, Elaine of Afton, Oklahoma, Randy Rexwinkle and companion, Roselyn Calinoff of Chugiak, Alaska, sisters, Louise Stephenson of Hinton, Oklahoma, Lela Linn of Miami, Oklahoma, Carolyn Chips and husband, Charles of Weslaco, Texas along with many extended relative and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bobby, Stanley and Charles Rexwinkle, and infant sister Lois Rexwinkle. 

 

Following Joe's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at North Edna Elm Grove Cemetery. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Edna Public Library or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; these may be left with the Funeral Home.

 

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

 

David Arthur Vaughn

David Arthur Vaughn, known by all as Nick, age 73, of Edna, Kansas passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

Nick was born on December 12, 1948, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Ivan (Ike) Vaughn and Geraldine Vaughn.  He attended high school in Altamont, Kansas.

Nick worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for more than 15 years as a Track Foreman.  After the railroad he helped run the family business well known as Vaughn’s Tavern.  He was a mechanic on the side, both large and small engine repair.  He also worked a number of years at Carter Automotive in Coffeyville.

He retired and moved to Edna, Kansas where he could be found at the Woodshed most of the time twice a day enjoying coffee and daily banter with his good friends.  He enjoyed playing golf and had a special companion in his dog Odie that passed before him.  But most of all he enjoyed his community and the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Dawn Strickland and husband, Allen of Grove, Oklahoma, son, Justin Vaughn of Grove, Oklahoma, son Jeff McCartney and wife, Barbara of Coffeyville, son, Thomas Vaughn of Grove, Oklahoma, sister, Teena Hayhurst and husband, Joe of Arkansas, half-sister, Connie Harder, half-sister, Becky Monday as well as his beloved grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Geraldine Vaughn, brother, Stephen Vaughn, and brother, Ollie (Bubba) Vaughn.

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

A Graveside Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Cemetery in rural Coffeyville. 

 

That afternoon, following the service, a celebration of life will be held at Jacks Place 117 Main St, Liberty, KS 67351 at 5:00 p.m.  Food will be provided via Jacks Grill to those in the funeral party who wish to eat.  Please come out and join the family in the celebration and memory of Nick Vaughn.

 

To leave a special message online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

James Jewel Lowrey

James Jewel Lowrey, age 91, of rural Coffeyville, KS went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 3, 2022 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

James was born on July 26, 1930 at home near Hickory Creek, Lenapah, OK to John and Vola (Sherron) . Lowrey.  He was the fourth of six children born to the couple.

James grew up fishing, hunting and trapping on the Verdigris River.  As he grew older, he and his brother Jack would ride their horses to the Lowry Ranch and help with the haying season.  James loved horses and riding and rode until this past Christmas when he gifted his granddaughter his horse.

James attended grade schools in Lenapah and for a short time in Tulsa.  After the family moved back to Lenapah, he attended Lenapah High School.  There is where he met the love of his life Doris L. Bowman in Tenth grade when her family moved from Coffeyville to rural South Coffeyville. 

After he graduated, he went to work at Morrow Foundry.  Soon, he enlisted in the Air Force and served three years, from December 1950-1953.  He was stationed in Washington and Okinawa before returning stateside.  He returned home and began working at Parmac as a welder.  During layoffs he also worked at Levenworth Steel and the Co-op Refinery.

He married Doris Bowman on Easter Sunday, April 18th, 1954 at Rock Creek Church of God in rural South Coffeyville. 

He attended church services at Rock Creek Church of God and was saved and baptized under Pastor M.C. George.  James also served as an elder and Sunday School teacher for many years.  He was involved in the construction of the buildings on the church grounds that were used to hold Campmeetings yearly.

He had strong Christian beliefs and the life he lived was a walking testimony to all who met him.  He prayed daily for family, friends, the unsaved, the sick, anyone who needed a closer relationship with God and for the betterment of our nation.  He always said we were lucky to have been born in America where we had the freedom and the opportunity others did not have. 

He loved his family very much and enjoyed all the many times spent together.  He loved to take hunting,  fishing, and vacation trips to Colorado, Wyoming and many other locations.  He had been to every state west of the Mississippi except one and made sure his children visited a lot of educational places besides the fun places.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents, his brothers, Walter “Gene”, Jack, John Jr., and two sisters, Beulah Scullawl and Mary Ellen Victor.  

Surviving to carry on his memory is his wife Doris, of the home.  His son, Stephen and wife, Carol (Logan) Lowrey of rural Lenapah.  His daughter, Brenda and her husband, William Mock of rural Coffeyville.  Three grandsons and their families; Kyle and Bailey and children Koen, Holden, and JoElle; Wes and Brittanie and their children Lyla and Brody;  Jacob and Nikki and their children Alexandra, Jenner and Jagger.  One granddaughter, Danielle Lowrey and her fiancé Mitch Bouy and their children Kailen, Fallyn, Aria, and Cadence.   He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and two sister-in-laws, Dora Bowman and Charlotte Bowman.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Danny Carter of the Church of God in Tulsa, Oklahoma will officiate.  Graveside Committal Services will follow at the Veteran's Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  James will be laid to rest in Restlawn Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Church of God of Tulsa, Oklahoma; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd., Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

James Tickle Sr

 

James “Jim” Ray Tickle, Sr. passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at home with his family by his side, in Coffeyville, Kansas 

Jim was born on August 21, 1947 in Coffeyville to Henry L. Tickle Sr. and Mary A. (Comstock) Tickle.  Jim grew up in rural Coffeyville with his parents and siblings.  He attended grade school in Wayside until his parents moved closer to Dearing where he completed his elementary education. He then attended high school in Coffeyville at Field Kindley Memorial High School. Jim attended SEK Vo-Tech and Coffeyville Community College where he received his associate’s degree. 

Jim met the love of his life Carol L. Smith and the two were wed in Jim’s grandparents’ home on October 14, 1965.  Jim and Carol celebrated 56 years of marriage; of that union the couple raised five children.  In their early years of marriage Jim worked at Acme Foundry and part time at Wal-Mart as the stock room manager until he became a full-time employee at Wal-Mart.  When the opportunity came to go to work for Funk Manufacturing now known as John Deere he took it returning to his craft of being a machinist until his retirement.  

Jim enjoyed playing slow pitch softball as a younger man, bowling, fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, harvesting pecans, watching the Red Skins play football with his wife by his side. You could often find him on the front porch settin’ watching traffic pass by and watch the grandkids play.  He also enjoyed sitting down sharing a good meal with his family and most of all the time they shared together.  Jim loved his wife, children and family with all of his heart and he gave his all to provide for them. 

Jim surrendered his life to Christ and if he were here today he would tell you it’s never too late for your life to be redeemed.   

He is survived by his wife, Carol of the home; children, Johnny Tickle and his wife, Shelia, Donna and her husband Gerry Roberts Sr., Lisa and her husband Gene Mellen, James R. Tickle Jr. and his wife Angela, and Vickie Sutton, grandchildren Angela D Tickle, Traci Long, Matthew Tickle, Trisha Haden, Kenneth Smith, Jennifer Cook, Gerry Roberts Jr, Cody Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Mykel Mellen, Christopher Johnson, Kyler Mellen, Ashlynn Mellen, Ashley Kissel, Amanda Buchanan, Michael Tickle, Samantha Meadows, Sarah Buchanan,  Kari Turner, Kristen Sutton, Austin Sutton, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; siblings, Henry L. Tickle Jr., Albertis Bray, Jack Tickle, Allen Tickle and his wife, Kathy, Ellen McDown and her husband Brian; nieces, nephew, cousins and extended family.  In addition to his parent's he was preceded in death by his brother, Luther Tickle. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 11am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Keith Dodd of Lewark Church of God officiating.  Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com    

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