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Walter Carl Booth

Walter Carl Booth, 84, of rural Coffeyville passed away peacefully at his home July 24, 2022, with his wife Jan by his side.  Walt was born January 4, 1938, in Ashland, KS to Noble C. and Ruth (Rainey) Booth.  The family lived in Ashland for a time and then moved to Caney, KS.  Walt attended Caney schools, graduating from Caney Valley High School in 1956. 

 

 

 

During his life, Walt never shied away from hard work.  He worked in farming and ranching, drove trucks for Coca-Cola bottling, helped his brother-in-law Gene Cranor at auctions, worked at Olin-Dixon, Pressure Cast, Prestige Cabinets, Cessna, Tindle Construction, and Thayer Cabinets until he finally retired when he was 76.  He played hard too, going on the Pawhuska Cavalcade for several years and trying his hand at bull riding.  One year at the Coffeyville Rodeo, Walt & his brother-in-law George Cowan even gave wild cow milking a shot!

 

 

 

Walt married Deanna Allison in Caney, KS on April 18, 1958.  They had two children Brent and Janet.  Walt and Deanna divorced.  In 1981, Walt married Becky Presley in Bay Minette, AL.  They later divorced.  In 2008, Walt married Jan Butler.  She survives at the home they made together on their ranch outside of Coffeyville.

 

 

 

Walt served in the Army National Guard unit out of Coffeyville from 1955 until his discharge in 1963.  He belonged to the Masonic Lodge #102 in Coffeyville serving in many offices including Master.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cherryvale and had been a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

 

 

 

Walt is survived by his wife Jan of the ranch, his son Brent (Dawn) Booth and daughter Janet (Larry) Bernd, who reside on the original family farm near Liberty, step-sons Nick (Tori) Butler of Tonganoxie, KS, Mike (Katie) Butler of Pittsburg, KS, & Adam (Jessica) Butler of Big Sandy, MT, 17 grandchildren:  Kayla (Tom) Angleton, Ryan (Jenn) Bernd, Colt (Kylie) Booth, Dakota (Emily) Booth, Chaneya (Tyler) Julich, Brittany (Kyle) Forkner, Caitlyn Bernd, Ethan, Olivia, Graham, Cassia, Sienna, Lila, Amara, Ava, Kase, & Jett Butler, 15 great-grandchildren and nephew Arthur Allen (Connie) Anderson of Edgerton, KS.  He also leaves behind many extended family members and dear friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Vera Anderson, Verna Cranor, and Verda (Jeannie) Holland & best friend Sam Collins.

 

 

 

Walt was happiest when he was riding a horse checking on the cows in the pasture.  You never had to wonder what Walt was thinking because he was as plain spoken as any person you would ever meet.  He loved God, this country, and his family and friends fiercely.

 

 

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS at 10:00 a.m., Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will be officiating.   Friends and family are invited to the chapel at 9:00 a.m. for Walt’s favorite meal…biscuits and gravy…and to share memories of Walt.  The service will be streamed live on fordwulfbrunschapel.com under Walt’s obituary page.  The family request memorial contributions be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or to view services visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil Paul "Butch" Kilcoyne

Cecil Paul “Butch” Kilcoyne, age 79, Carl Junction, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at his home with family at his side after a lengthy illness.

 

 

 

Butch was born June 24, 1943, in Coffeyville, Kansas, son of the late Vincent Edward Kilcoyne and Virginia P. (Thrasher) Kilcoyne.  He grew up in Coffeyville, attending Holy Name Catholic Schools before graduating from Harrison High School in Harrison, Arkansas.  He went to Coffeyville Community College, and then Emporia State University before moving to Carl Junction in 1979.  He was a Fourth Degree Knights Of Columbus member, and served with the Kansas National Guards.   He worked as a sales representative for RMS/Cruise Marketing for many years.  He lived in Springfield, Missouri from 1997 to 2019 before returning to Carl Junction.

 

 

 

Butch was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.  He spent many hunting trips with his son and loved to fish whether it was at Grand Lake, Bull Shoals, Table Rock, Truman Lake, or on trips to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota and Canada.  He loved spending time with family and will be greatly missed by many.

 

 

 

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia S. Parsons, Vickye A. Steffan, and Mary Marie Kilcoyne; and a brother, Patrick F. Kilcoyne.

 

 

 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janet E. (Isham) Kilcoyne of Carl Junction; son, Sean P. Kilcoyne of Oak Grove, Missouri; grandsons, Riley P. Kilcoyne and wife Rebecca of Aurora, Colorado, and Jesse W. Kilcoyne of Oak Grove; brothers, Stephen E. Kilcoyne and wife Joy of Clemmons, North Carolina, and Michael A. Kilcoyne of Mexico, Missouri; sister, Kathy Donohue and husband Mike of Boise, Idaho;  nieces Stephanie Parsons, Fruita, CO, Christi Hein of Fruita, CO, Amber Kilcoyne of Melbourne, FL, Shannon Polston of Wilmington, NC, Taryn McGarry, of Clemmons, NC, Marcia Vannoster of Coffeyville, KS; nephew Ron Barrett, Coffeyville, KS.

 

 

 

A Memorial Service will be held on August 13, 2022, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Services will be steamed live on fordwulfbrunschapel.com under Butch’s obituary page.  Memorial contributions may be made payable to Integrity Hospice, 4830 East 32 Street, Ste 1, Joplin, MO 64804 and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or view the live streaming of the service visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Howard Lloyd Wright

Howard Lloyd Wright, 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO.

 

Howard was born February 6, 1942 in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma to Allen Ephraim Howard Wright "Pop" and Norma Ellen (Smith) Wright.  He graduated from Lenapah High School in 1960.  On October 8, 1961, he married Songia Sue Shirley in Coffeyville, Kansas. For many years he was a mechanic and took over his dad's mechanic shop known as Wright's Auto Repair.  Howard then worked at John Deere where he retired in 2004, however he continued working part time for his sister at Alderman Acres. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper, and loved anything outdoors. Often you would find him outside working on projects with a cup of black coffee no matter the outside temperature.  One of his favorite places to vacation since he was a little boy was Colorado.

 

He is survived by his wife, Songia of the home, one daughter Trudy Sjolander and husband Robert of Waterloo, IA, one son Michael Wright and wife Ginger of Coffeyville, KS, six grandchildren, Kurt Sjolander (Kristin) of Cedar Falls, IA,  Krystal Stewart (Derrick) of Mesquite, TX,  Randi Akins (Galen) of Liberty, KS, Kristina Wilhelms of Childers, OK,  Katie Northup (David) of Lawrence, KS, Emily Wright of Kansas City, MO, and 11 great grandchildren; sister, Carmen Jo Alderman, Coffeyville, KS, two brothers, Jimmie Wright, Neosho, MO, Steven Ray Wright, Sun City, AZ, and sister-in-law JoAnne Wright, Yates Center, KS.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard "Pop" and Norma, one son Randy Lee Wright, one sister Ruby Vaughn, two brothers Roger Wright and Daniel Wright, two brother-in-laws Lester Vaughn and Don Alderman.

 

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Robert "Bob" Eugene Fox

Robert "Bob" Eugene Fox, age 83, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

Bob was born on April 6, 1939, in Coffeyville to Norman and Ruby (McGaugh) Fox.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Bob then enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1957. 

From a young age Bob was always a very hard worker.  He started out working for several different filling stations around town then he was employed by Holford Plumbing where he was a plumber's helper.  He went on to work for Parkersburg Rig and Reel which is now Parmac.  He was then hired by Funk MFG Co. now known as John Deere Coffeyville Works where he worked until his retirement. 

Bob was married to Karleen Jones, of the union two sons were born, David and Dennis Fox.  The couple later divorced.  Later on, Bob married Janie Smith.  From their union two sons were born, Mark and Michael Fox.  The couple was later divorced. 

Bob was a long-time active member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M.  Mirza Temple Shrine.  He was also fun-loving and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Bob loved to dance and went every Friday and Saturday evening for over 10 years with Linda Hannigan and her brother and sister-in-law Gene and Ann Marie Hobbs.  One of his other loves in life was his Harley Davidson Motorcycle putting over 80,000 miles on it.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. 

Surviving to cherish Bob's memory are his sons, David Fox of Coffeyville, Kansas, Dennis Fox of Topeka, Kansas, longtime companion and caregiver, Linda Hannigan and her family.  He is also survived by his many extended relatives and friends.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Ruby Fox, two sons, Mark Fox and Michael Fox and one brother. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.  Pastor Doug Mund will officiate. 

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. 

Arrangements are under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville.  To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Johnnie Lee Graybill

On August 6, 2022, Johnnie Lee Graybill (83) of Coffeyville, Kansas was called home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was met a Heaven’s Gate by his loving wife Linda, of 64 years, who had been waiting for him for 52 days.

Johnnie was born September 10, 1938, to Clarence & Helen Peck Graybill in Dewey County Oklahoma, North and East of Rhea.  Johnnie attended elementary school at Prairie Star in Custer County and then completed his education and graduated at Leedey Public School in 1956.  Shortly after graduating he enlisted into the United States Air Force.  In 1958 he met and married the love of his life Linda Joan Denney in Clinton, OK.  Johnnie served in the Air Force until November 1962 where he discharged as a S/Sg E-5 serving most of his service as an Air Policeman.   After leaving the Air Force him, Linda, Kim and Robin moved back to Custer County Oklahoma so Johnnie could follow in the family footsteps of farming.  Johnnie did hold some part-time jobs during his life, and they were working at the Leedey Cotton Gin, Leedey Propane and Gas, Leedey Public School as a PT Bus Driver.  When Linda and he bought Linda’s Café he had the responsibility of making fresh chili in the morning, donuts and biscuits, sometimes when lunch cooks were running short on time, he would mash the potatoes.  Probably his hardest job was overseeing the French Fry Cutting child labor.  After Johnnie, Linda and Lori moved to Kansas in 1979 Johnnie worked on the Graybill farm at Edna for his father and had a parttime job as a security officer for Amazon.  His most fun and calming job for him was creating wood crafts with Linda at their Poor Farm Crafts.

Johnnie never met a stranger.  He had the gift to talk with anyone and for a long time.  One time his talking with a neighbor almost caused his youngest daughter to be born in the car.  But If you had the opportunity to meet and visit, you had a friend forever.

Johnnie is survived by his children: Kimberly Strunk (Danny) Topeka, KS, Robin Graybill (Patricia) New Braunfels, TX, and Lori Kearns (Darrell) Inman, KS.

His grandchildren Alyson Welch (Jason) Jamie Boss (Brad), Tyler Graybill, Zach Stunk, Lexi McHugh (Derek), Katelynne Strunk, Madison Richert (Layne), Hannah Graybill, Carlos (Gabriela) Graybill, Kayla Graybill, and Joseph Graybill, great-grandchildren: Dylan Welch, Alyssa LeClair (Jordan) Juliana Miller, Mayli Miller, Aubrey Boss, Kinsley Boss, Cutter King, Kahler Brown, Bronson Strunk, Brecklynne Richert, Zuri Strunk, Khalyx Richert, and Emerlee Richert. Her great-great-granddaughter Amelia LeClair. His sister-in-law Sue Graybill, his dear friends Jack and Frances Ray and Betty Kearns, and many more dear friends in Oklahoma and Kansas. He left behind MANY nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Johnnie.  His uncles, Albert Graybill and Jimmy Peck.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00am at Richland Cemetery near Angola.

Friends may call on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Western Way Cowboy Church and may be left at the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Rd, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

We’d like to leave you with one set of wise words from Johnnie “Never let your gas get below half, it’s cheaper to fill up the top half.”

Daniel Rea

Daniel Rea, age 72, of Coffeyville, KS passed away on July 24, 2022, at his home.

Danny was born in Parsons on March 17, 1950, to Loren and Esther (Beason) Rea. He attended local elementary schools, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Field Kindley High School.

On January 6, 1975, he was united in marriage to Julia Cambron and they were blessed with three children and then later divorced. Danny enjoyed being a father and a grandfather.

Danny was employed at Cook Pump Company as a mechanic and maintenance.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children; Jesse Rea, Marilyn Burton, and Emily Rea, his grandchildren; Nathan Rea, Matthew Burton, Madilyn Walker, T.J. McIntire, Duane Watson, and Cayman Foulk, great-grandchildren; Blakelyn Walker, Chris Leforte, and Willy Leforte, his siblings; Marilyn Horner, David Rea, and Ivan Rea.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family will host a memorial service Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Walter Johnson Park in Coffeyville, at 12:00 pm., with his brother-in-law, Jim Horner presiding.  Following Danny’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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

David W. Barnes Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. 

 

George F. Baker

George F. Baker, 84, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 29, 1938, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Oliver Leland and Jewell Eva (Martin) Baker.  George grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Lowell Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Field Kindley High School.

George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  After receiving his honorable discharge he returned to Coffeyville before moving to Tulsa Oklahoma were he attended and graduated from Tulsa Barber College in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

While attending barber college he met the love of his life Claudette Denney.  On June 19, 1962, George, and Claudette were united in marriage. Following their marriage, they made their home in South Coffeyville where they raised their three sons.  Claudette preceded him in death on April 7, 2007.

In 2012, George married Carol (Dunn) Garner. Carol preceded him in death on September 11, 2014.

George operated the City Barber Shop in South Coffeyville for 57 years. During these years George, Claudette and their three sons started Rafter B Cattle Company. When George wasn’t at the barber shop cutting hair and telling stories he loved to go to the farm and spent time working with the cattle, he always had a good time at the annual cattle round up.

In 1964, George was instrumental in establishing the South Coffeyville Fire Department which he proudly served as Chief for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, and grandkids especially when they could get away to Grand Lake.

After the loss of his second wife, Carol, George, and his son Mycale bonded strongly. Mycale eventually moved in to be a good companion and later to be his care giver.

George’s memories will live on with his sons, Vinson (Susie) Baker of Nowata, Oklahoma, and Dale Baker of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; his daughter-in-law, Barbara Baker of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; his sister, Patricia Holeman of Coffeyville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Mycale Baker on July 19, 2022; grandson, Zak Baker; his stepfather, Roy Busey; and brother, Jerry Baker.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with Pastor Wendall Abbott of the First Church of God in Nowata, Oklahoma officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the U. S. Navy and V.F.W. Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call on Friday, August 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in George’s memory to the South Coffeyville Fire Department; 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.

Harold E. Patterson

Harold E. Patterson, 93, former longtime resident of Coffeyville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at his home in Colwich, Kansas.

 

 

 

Harold was born on August 26, 1928, in Mound Valley, Kansas to Grover C. and Effie E. (Hartman) Patterson.  Harold attended grade school and graduated high school in Mound Valley.

 

 

 

As a young man, Harold operated the projector for the Community Movie night in Altamont, Kansas.  After completing the set up one evening, he grabbed a cup of coffee at the local diner.   A young waitress by the name of Thelma Steeby waited on him that evening and she made quite an impression on him.  After five years of courtship, the couple were married on June 25, 1949.  The couple were blessed with two daughters, Denise and Dena.

 

 

 

Harold worked for Junge Bakery in Coffeyville from 1949 to 1974 when the Coffeyville location was closed and relocated.  He found employment at Coffeyville Memorial Hospital now known as Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Environmental Services where he remained until his retirement in 1991.

 

 

 

Harold and Thelma were active in church attending Westside Christian Church prior to moving to Colwich when they began attending Pathway Church in Goddard.  Harold was also a member of the Keystone Lodge #102, Eastern Star, White Shrine, and volunteered in the CRMC Auxiliary.  Harold enjoyed anything related to trains, playing cards, photography, gardening, and traveling with his wife and family.   He could always be found at his daughters’, and later his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s, school activities and sporting events with camera in hand capturing every moment.  He will always be remembered for the funny stories he either recalled or made up, you really weren’t every for sure which it was.

 

 

 

Those left to honor him is his daughter, Dena and her husband Mike Purkey, son-in-law, David Morey, five grandchildren, Chris Purkey and his wife Megan, Jay Purkey and his wife Jamie, Kaitlyn Purkey, Shawn Morey and his wife Jenifer and Patricia Norris, twelve great grandchildren, Hazel, Hendrix, Jayden, Charlee Ann, Crosby, Mason Purkey, Paige and Petyon Morey, Christopher Norris, and Cyler Adkins and many other love-adopted family and friends.  Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Thelma, his daughter Dee Morey, three brothers, Harrison Hoffman, Lloyd and Alvan Patterson, three sisters, Mildred Looney, Velda Allen and Goldie McDowell.

 

 

 

Funeral services to celebrate Harold’s life will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10:30am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Rodney Elliott and son-in-law Mike Purkey officiating.  Services will be streamed live from Ford-Wulf-Bruns website under Harold’s obituary.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm also at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  The family request memorial contributions to be made payable to the Harold Patterson Memorial Scholarship that is being established for students in or going into a healthcare and may be left in care of the chapel.  To share a memory, leave an online condolence, or watch the services visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Julia Sally Jaimez

Julia Sally Jaimez age 94 of Coffeyville, passed away on July 22, 2022 at Medicalodges of Coffeyville.

 

Julia was born in Independence, KS on April 6, 1928 to Eulogio and Cleofas (Sandoval) Rodriguez. Julia was raised in Coffeyville and attended local schools. She didn’t finish high school in order to start working to help with finances. Julia became a certified nurses assistant and found employment with Medicalodges of Coffeyville where she devoted over 20 years of service. She earned the Kansas CNA of the year award and was very proud to receive such an honor. Julia also was determined to receive her education and went back to get her GED while working and having her children. Julia was a devoted Catholic and loved her church and her church family. She enjoyed attending the Faith and Life group, going on walks, spending time with her family and grandchildren. She truly had a servant’s heart and was willing to help wherever it may have been needed.

 

Julia’s memories will live on with her children; Michael Jaimez and his fiancé Dianna Love of Topeka, KS, Tom Jaimez of Kansas City, MO, and Andrew Jaimez and his wife Rhonda of Coffeyville, KS, her sisters Liz Laymon of Wichita, KS, and Louise Jaimez of Coffeyville, KS, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

 

She now rests with her parents, her children; Pete Jaimez, Samuel Jaimez, Daniel Jaimez, Tim Jaimez, and Christina Behrns, her siblings; Mary James, Victoria Perez, Lee Rodriguez, and John Rodriguez.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10:00 am at Holy Name Catholic Church, praying of the Rosary will be held prior to mass at 9:30 am. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may sign the register on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at David W Barnes Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Holy Name Catholic Church and they may be left with or sent in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd 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 is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Karen Renee Greenlee

Karen Renee Greenlee age 51 of Coffeyville passed away on July 19, 2022 at her home.

 

Karen was born on May 29, 1971 in Great Bend, KS to Lester and Sherry Cell. She was raised in the Dewey and Coffeyville area where she attended and graduated from high school. Karen loved animals, cats, dogs, cows, well really just any animal. Karen worked at the VFW for many years making friends with everyone that came in and most recently she was working for SBM where she worked at Cessna. Karen was united in marriage to Rick Greenlee on November 2, 2012. The couple loved traveling the country together, fishing, camping, keeping count of the hawks they passed on their drives, and of course OU football. Karen was a warm soul that never met a stranger.

 

She will be missed most by her husband Rick Greenlee, her father and stepmother; Lester and Gayle Cell, her children; Shelby Cell, Corey Cell, and Triston Lotz, and step-son Lucas Greenlee and his wife Kayli her brother Eric Cell, and grandchildren; Deyton Jones, Kaysen Cell, Tynlee, Traxcyn, and Tucker.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother Sherry.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 26, 2022 at 9:00 am at Grace Fellowship Church with services following at 10:00 am. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of Animals and they may be left with or sent in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd 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 is honored to be entrusted with services.

Phyllis V. Stuckey

Phyllis V. Stuckey passed away at the age of 86 on July 20, 2022, in Coffeyville, Kansas at Medicalodge on Midland.

 

 

 

Phyllis was born on March 21, 1936, in Coffeyville Kansas to Wayne and Wilma (Gaughan) Cornett.  She grew up in the Coffeyville, Lenapah area with her parents and siblings. She completed her education at Field Kindley Memorial High School.

 

 

 

Phyllis married Jack Knowlton and together they had two sons, Robert, and Eddie.

 

 

 

Phyllis had a special bond with each of her sons, she called each of them multiple times a day, discussing the day, asking questions or just to say she loved them.  The loss of her son Eddie back in 2000 was devastating, a mother never anticipates having to bury her child.

 

 

 

Sunday dinners were usually spent with her son Robert, and his wife Lynda.  She treasured her family and her true desire in life was to spend quality time with her children and later grandchildren.   They will always remember her as a loving, selfless person that was always willing to help in any way she could.  She was often guilty of spoiling her grandchildren that she loved so.  Watching old Western Movies was one of her favorite pass times and she did enjoy having her nails freshly polished. 

 

 

 

Cherishing her memory and legacy is her son Robert Knowlton and his wife Lynda, grandchildren, Angela Pena (Fransisco) and Bradley Knowlton (Sandy) and great grandchildren, Gabriella and Elleana Pena, step great grandchildren, Peyton and Zacary Loveall.  She is now at rest with her parents, Wayne Cornett,  Wilma M. Schultz, step father, Bob Schultz and brother, Charles Wayne Cornett.

 

 

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 10 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  A private burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her father, Wayne Cornett.  The family has suggested memorials be made payable to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals and may be left in care of the chapel.  To share a memory or to leave an online condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Evelyn L. Ward

Evelyn L. Ward passed to her heavenly home Thursday, July 14, 2022.  She was born in Independence, Kansas to Ernest and Ammie (Bear) Towell.  Evelyn graduated from Wayside High School in 1946.  She completed her education at Independence Community College graduating in 1948. 

 

Evelyn began employment with Joe Acre public accounting office in the Professional Building in Independence. 

 

On May 17, 1958, she was united in marriage to Jack Ward in Hominy, Oklahoma.  With the birth of their first child, Evelyn became a full-time homemaker and caregiver. 

 

She was a lifelong member of the Bolten Friends Church. 

 

Survivors include her children, Van (Sharon) Ward of Caney, Kansas, Ruth (Layne) White of Nickerson, Kansas, and Reva (Del) Shepard of Caney, Kansas, grandchildren, Justin (Danielle) Ward, Lex Ward, Callie (Clayton)Williams, Sarah (Ryan) Nuest, Joel (Maggie) White, Corbin Shepard, Caitlin (Andrew) Termini, Cristin (Christian) Tavernaro, one great granddaughter, Nova Ward and a sister-in-law, Tillie Hines.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ammie Towell and by her loving husband, Jack Ward. 

 

Memorial Services will be held by the family on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 2:00pm at the Bolton Friends Church in Bolton, Kansas.  Pastor Grady Miller will officiate. 

 

A private family burial will take place on Friday, July 22, 2022, at the Harrisonville Cemetery.

 

Visitation open to family and friends will be available on Friday, July 22, 2022, at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 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. 

Donny "Don" Gene Perkins

Donny “Don” Gene Perkins passed away at the age of 85 on July 12th, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

 

 

 

Don was born November 20, 1936, to Emma Bernadine Moore and Earl E. Perkins six miles west of Howard in the home. He attended Union Center School and graduated from Howard High School in 1954. He graduated from Kansas State College in 1958 studying Animal Husbandry. He was a member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

 

 

 

After graduation he returned to the cow/calf ranch near Howard and helped create Earl Perkins & Sons with his father & brother Bill. This continued the ranching operation that has now existed for over a hundred years. In 1963, he married Shelby Wells of Independence. Three sons were born: Rick, Patrick, and Philip.

 

 

 

Don served on many committees and boards throughout his lifetime.    Those capacities were as president of Caney Valley Electric Co-op, president of Elk County Farm Bureau, Howard Fair Board President, and on the 4-H Sale Committee. He served on the Soil Conservation Board for many years. He was on the Extension Council and was a 4-H leader.

 

 

 

Through the years, many awards were given to the Ranch for Soil Conservation Practices and Range Management. The ranch, the pasture and the cattle were his real passions. 

 

 

 

Don is preceded in death by sister Betty Jo, mother Bernadine, and father Earl. He is survived by wife Shelby Sue of Howard, brother Bill and wife Ramona Sue of Howard, son Rick and wife Susan of Wichita, son Patrick and wife Julie of Howard, son Philip of Shawnee, grandchildren Tegan and husband T. J. Ulmen of Goddard, Emily and fiancé Brody Nicholas of Osage City, Angela of Manhattan, Christina of Howard and great-grandson Quincy Ulmen of Goddard.

 

 

 

Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 10am at Howard United Methodist Church with Pastor Katy Jordan officiating. Services will be available for viewing under his obituary page at fordwulfbrunschapel.com.  The family has requested Memorial Contributions be made payable to the Howard United Methodist Church and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.  To leave an online message of condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Mable R. Trussell

Mable R. Trussell was called home to glory on July 3, 2022.  She passed at the age of 81 peacefully at home surrounded by family.

 

 

 

Mable was born on March 5, 1941, in Pascagoula, Mississippi to Herman and Addie (Steele) Adams.  

 

 

 

Mable married Ozell Trussell and had seven children together.  Donald, David, Debbie, Addie Lee, Sherry, Michelle, and Regina.

 

 

 

She worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at both Medicalodge and Windsor Place in Coffeyville.  Mable spent most of her life caring for her children and then grandchildren.   In addition to caring for her family she greatly enjoyed talking and walking especially to the store for her scratch off tickets.  She was known around town as “Granny”.  She was kind, beautiful and would help anyone, and to her family she was perfect.  She would randomly say “God give me strength” followed by “If I had wings I would fly”.  July 3rd, she got her wings and she’s flying high.

 

 

 

Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Arma Washington; children, Donald and David Trussell, Debbie Coleman, Addie Scott, and Regina Williams; 91 grandchildren and great-grandchildren combined.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother, Herman Adams Jr., daughters, Sherry and Michelle Trussell and grandson, Tyree Trussell.

 

 

 

A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11 am at St. John’s Church of Faith, 602 W. Martin St., Coffeyville with Pastors Renisha Woods and Purley Wilson officiating.  The service will be available for viewing on Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel website under Mable’s obituary.   Immediately following services Mable will be laid to rest next to her daughter in Fairview Cemetery. To leave a message of condolences or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Michelle R (Freeman) Holler

Michelle R (Freeman) Holler age 55 of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away on July 3, 2022 at her home.

 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com.

 

David W Barnes Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the services.

Sharon Kay Muller

Sharon Kay Muller, 79, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at her home.

 

She was born on March 7, 1943, in Coffeyville to Jake Carter and Marie (Randolph) Trotter. Sharon grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.

 

On January 20, 1962, Sharon was united in marriage to Fred Muller in Coffeyville. Following their marriage, they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their daughters, Marcy and Kelly.

 

Sharon loved being a homemaker, she volunteered in the Holy Name Catholic School Library for many years and was supportive of her daughters many activities over the years.

 

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Holy Name Altar Society, coordinated and served funeral dinners at the church for over 25 years, was a member of the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for over 40 years and served on the CRMC Foundation Board for several years, but Sharon and Fred’s greatest pleasure was being surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her husband, Fred Muller of the home; daughters, Marcy Bunds and husband, Jack of Owasso, Oklahoma, and Kelly Sutton and husband, Greg of Wakefield, Kansas; grandchildren, Monica (Dustin) Martin, Kyle (Natalie) Bunds, Cassie (Stephen) Kraus, and Cayley Sutton; and twelve great-grandchildren with one on the way.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Phyllis Adamson, and one granddaughter, Caitlan Sutton.

 

A Rosary Vigil service will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, with visitation to follow at Holy Name Catholic Church. 

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9th at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father James Schibi officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Sharon’s memory to Holy Name Catholic School or Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary; 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.

Glenn Lee Flanders

Glenn Lee Flanders (Flapp), age 68, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

Glenn was born on June 2, 1954, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Marvin and Myrtle (Miesner) Flanders.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Edgewood Elementary school and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School. 

On June 21, 1974, he was united in marriage to his loving wife, Diana Chance in Coffeyville.  The couple made their home in rural Coffeyville, moving to Dearing, Kansas in 1977. They were members of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville. 

Glenn was a hard worker; he drove a milk truck hauling milk from farms in Missouri and Arkansas to Page Milk Company in Coffeyville. He drove a concrete truck for the old Coffeyville Ready Mix plant, then drove a dump truck for Muller Construction for many years until he retired in January of 2021.  He collected Budweiser memorabilia, enjoyed the outdoors and most of all loved the time he spent with his family. 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Diana Flanders of the home, son, Bradley Flanders and wife, Julissa of Kansas City, Kansas, daughter, Kimberly Cardwell and husband, Joshua of Dearing, Kansas, grandchildren, Noah and Nathaniel Flanders, Emily and Katlynn Cardwell, his mother, Myrtle Flanders of Coffeyville, Kansas, a brother, David Flanders and wife, Becky of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, along with many extended relatives and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Flanders and in 1977 a stillborn son, Jeromy Lee Flanders. 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor John Franson will officiate.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at David W. Barnes Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends on Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to David W. Barnes Funeral Home to help defray the cost of funeral expenses; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337 or payment can be made by phone. 

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

 

Robert H. Miner

Robert H. Miner age, 84 of Independence, Kansas passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Labette Medical Center in Independence.

 

Robert was born on April 29, 1938, to Alonzo Miner and Florence Grant in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  Robert was one of four children.  He grew up in the Dearing area attending Dearing grade school and coming into Coffeyville for his high school education, graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  As an adult Robert continued his education by taking college classes.

 

Robert worked at Bartlett Flour Mill in his younger working days and then at Pallet Company where he retired from.

 

November 5, 1995, Robert married the love of his life, Phyllis Owens in Miami, Oklahoma.  Together they made their home in Independence, Kansas.  Robert loved his wife, as Christ loved the church, he would always encourage her and praised her, he treasured her more than rubies. Together they had a blended family five.

 

Robert was a giving man, he was quiet, meek, he never knew a stranger and so attentive to his family and friends.  He was such an encourager to all that he knew.  Robert loved sharing the Gospel and teaching others about the word of God. He not only read the Bible he lived the teachings.  He followed the words of Jesus and did just as he instructed in Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  God gave Robert the gift of working with wood always making something, he truly was a jack of all trades and a master of none with amazing engineering skills.

 

Robert loved his wife, his children and oh the grandchildren, they were such a blessing to him. You would find him at the grandkids sporting events cheering them on even if he wasn’t familiar with all rules.

 

Robert grew up in a time that was hard, and life wasn’t always easy, and circumstances were not always favorable but his love for Jesus never wavered.  Making sure his family knew Jesus and the mansions He is preparing in Heaven was his most important priority. He leaves behind his wife, Phyllis of the home, sons, Johnnie Scott and his wife Diana, Robby Scott and his wife Jessica, daughter Cheryl Luna, grandchildren, Jonathan Powers and his wife Calla, Jake Power, Rebeccah Galindo, Sarah Luna-Moya, Jesus Luna-Moya, Justin and William Scott and two great grandchildren, son-in law, Ray Power.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his children, Belinda Power and son Terry Miner, his siblings, Gloria Nordeen McDaniel, Precilla Louise Betley and Milton Miner.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 202 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas at 2pm with Pastor Eldon Myers officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm at the chapel.  The family request Memorial contributions to be made payable to God's Family Chapel, 315 W. Sycamore St., Independence, KS and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave the family a message of condolence, share a memory and for a live stream of the funeral service, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

LaWanda M. Caldwell

LaWanda was strong, independent, and tireless, always trying to instill those traits in her children and grandchildren. She lived her life to the fullest making so many friends along the way. You were blessed to have her in your life, and you had a friend forever. She took the time to listen and learn, eager to gain knowledge. LaWanda was a social butterfly and could hold her own to the end of any conversation no matter the topic. She knew a little bit about everything, from football to current event, this is probably why LaWanda was amazing at crossword puzzles. Bingo was her game, and she loved the time she had with family and friends playing it.

In 1949 LaWanda met the love of her life and her forever dance partner, Edward Lee Caldwell (Bud), they soon married and started a family. While living in Dallas they welcomed their son Buddy Lee. After moving to Coffeyville, Kansas they welcomed two daughters, Gail and Diane.

LaWanda was a classy woman, always dressed to the nines with a new pair of shoes (and of course a purse to match) but never did you let her looks fool you, she was witty and extremely sharp. Diligently behind the scenes calling in the “big guns”.

She was private about her faith yet whole heartedly dedicated to her Lord. On Tuesday, May 31st 2022 at 10:42pm she  asked her Lord to take her hand and lead her home.

Left to celebrate her memory are her children, Buddy Lee (Linda), Gail (Mike), Diane (Larry).  Her grandchildren Alesia, Kerrie, Heather, Chris, her great grandchildren, KayDee, Emily, Riley, Sophia, Taylor, AJ, Liam, and Sky Lee. LaWanda was blessed to be a great great grandmother to Meelah , Given, Jude, and Charli Rose. Her siblings, Sister Gerlene, and brother Jimmy Ted. Also, her little Dorthey dog, and the many other who knew and loved her.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Buddy, grandson Larry Joe, parents Vernia Mae and Auther, brother Auther Dee and sister Dorthey.

To know LaWanda M. Caldwell was to love her, and she will be greatly missed by all.


Service information to follow.

Edward E. Eveleigh

Edward E. Eveleigh age 71 of Coffeyville, passed away the morning of June 16, 2022 at St. Johns in Tulsa, OK with his loving wife by his side.

 

Ed was born on June 17, 1950 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center to Harold Albert and Norma Jean (Westervelt) Eveleigh. He attended local grammar schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1969. On July 2, 1971 he married the love of his life, Catherine Marie Witwer, they made their home in the Coffeyville / South Coffeyville area where they raised their two children, celebrating 50 years of marriage.  Ed worked 35 years at Jencast in South Coffeyville where he was a fabrication welder and maintenance scheduler until he retired in 2009.  Ed enjoyed wood and metal working, engineering and drafting, as well as working on their family farm.  He had a passion for rebuilding things, spending time with family, and his grandkids were the joy of his life.

 

Ed's memories will live on with his wife, Catherine of the home, son Ed Eveleigh Jr. and wife Mandy, daughter April Riley and husband Eric of South Coffeyville, OK, and his spoiled grandbabies: Kate Renea Eveleigh, John Al Eveleigh, Reegan Marie Riley, Sara Jo Eveleigh, Abigail Jane Riley, Lily Sue Eveleigh, and Jake Robert Eveleigh.  He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Elaine Witwer, Fred Witwer (Jeanette), Marvin Witwer (Glenna), Larry Witwer (Chrystal), Nancy Cordoba (Edi), Herman Witwer (Sandy), and Dorothy Perkins (Bob), and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Norma (Westervelt) Eveleigh, his brothers Harold David Eveleigh and Fred D. Wright, as well as his father and mother-in-law John and Fern (Davis) Witwer.

 

Services will be Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:00am at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Dick Smith officiating services.  Burial will follow in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, KS.  Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family during visitation on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Ed Eveleigh Living Legacy Fund care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave Coffeyville, KS 67337.  To leave the family a message of condolence, and for a live stream of the funeral service, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Ina Mae Carney

Ina Mae Carney, 86, of Coffeyville, Kansas, went to be with her Lord June 14, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

 

 

The youngest daughter of 8 children, she was born December 25, 1935, in rural Chetopa to William Cleve and Mary Jewell (Holden) Williams. She graduated from Cherokee County Community High School in Columbus in 1953.

 

 

 

Two days after high school graduation, she married Eldon Carney of Edna, Kansas. They lived in Wichita for a few years but eventually settled in rural Edna, where they raised their three children, Karla, Karen, and Stephen.  After the couple divorced in 1983, Ina eventually relocated to Joplin, Missouri, where she resided for many years and worked as a cook and home health-care worker. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church of Joplin. In recent years, she moved to Chetopa, then Coffeyville to be closer to family.

 

 

 

Ina loved the Lord, and He blessed her with many gifts and talents. In her young adult years, she was known as a fabulous cook and baker whose potato rolls were a favorite at every family dinner. She started cake decorating with elaborate Barbie doll/hoop skirt birthday cakes for her daughters and their cousins, then branched out to anniversary and wedding cakes as her skills grew. In Joplin, her green thumb was evident. She transformed her little yard to a showplace with many roses and other flowers, as well as a thriving vegetable garden.

 

 

 

Her first love was for the Lord, second for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  She also enjoyed animals, both her grand-“fur-babies” and her 18-year companion Snow, a fluffy pure white cat.

 

 

 

Ina leaves behind her children, Karla and husband Steve Menaugh, Karen and husband Jim Dufoe, Stephen and partner Mark Newbold; grandchildren, Michelle and husband Jason Houge, Ashley and husband Carl Bentley, Jennifer and husband Ryan Bernd, and Kyle Menaugh; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Paul, Bob, Loren, and Harold “Bus” Williams; three sisters, Lavon Baird, Peggy Thomas, and Lorene Burrows; and one great granddaughter, Addalyn Bentley.

 

 

 

Ina’s family will hold a private family service Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Community Bible Church in Chetopa, with Pastor Randy Frazier officiating. Ina will be laid to rest next to her parents in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa, Kansas.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P O Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence or to share a memory with her family, visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Connie Sue Lay

June 12, 2022, Connie Sue Lay of Coffeyville, Kansas entered Heaven’s gates at the earthly age of 83.

 

 

 

Connie was born on May 14, 1939, to Robert Russell and Leta Lucille (Busey) Smith in Coffeyville.  Connie grew up in Coffeyville attending grade school and completed her high school education as Golden Tornado. Then on to OSU where Connie obtained her master's degree in accounting of which she was very proud of.

 

 

 

On May 28, 1962, Connie married Kenny Lay and the couple later divorced in 1982. Connie started her working career at Winston Insurance and while working there in September of 1963 Kevin Lee was born and just two years later Kristi Lynn was born in May 1965.  Continuing to advance in her career she began working at Jensen International; as well as being a full time Momma that was very active with Kevin and Kristi in 4H.  Connie was always very helpful and willing to serve anywhere she could, in fact she still carried a tape measurer in her purse, always ready to help.  Her next career move was to Funk Manufacturing now known as John Deere, dedicating 21 years in the accounting department when she decided to retire.   Retirement for Connie meant helping her son, Kevin start own his auction business in 1982, where she cashiered for many years and in that era, she began working at American Red Cross for 10 years.

 

 

 

Connie loved sports; she would cheer for OSU first then KSU second. She had the sports schedule memorized she would always know when K State played football, the channel it was broadcasting on and what time kick off was.  She would send text messages keeping Kevin up to date on the score while he was at auctions.   Professional football and golf where also on her preferred sports list too. Connie also had a fondness for George Straight, he was her “man” too!!

 

 

 

Connie always had the ironing board out keeping a nice sharp crease on her pant legs and even on her T-Shirt sleeves.   She enjoyed crocheting, it was more than just a pastime she enjoyed making hot pads in your favorite color and gifting to her family and friends. Her family enjoyed another hidden talent of baking, she made delicious brownies, cookies, and cakes that she often shared with them or other special people.   Connie also enjoyed tending to her flowers and feeding the birds, deer and turkey that roamed at her place.

 

 

 

Connie had the third child over the years, Striker.  Striker is an 89-pound boxer that was always by her side.  She loved her Boxers and they loved her.

 

 

 

Connie leaves behind by her son Kevin and his wife, Lois Lay; daughter, Kristi Lay and Mitch; her eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren and one on the way.  She was preceded by her parents.

 

Thursday, June 16 at 10 am the family will celebrate the life of a woman they have loved for their lifetime at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Connie will be laid to rest next to her parents in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  At the request of the family Memorial Contributions may be made payable to Shriners Children’s Hospital and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Nathaniel Edward Colbert II

Nathaniel Edward Colbert II, more commonly known as 'Man-Man' or 'Lil Nate' by those that knew him, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022.  He was 32 years old.  His premature passing has been a very difficult and terribly sad loss for his family. 

Nate was born on March 1, 1990 in Topeka, Kansas to Marcia Lynn (Colbert) Adair.  He was later adopted by his grandparents, Nathaniel Edward Colbert and Carrie (Harris) Colbert who raised him.  Nate grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  He went on to take some college classes at Coffeyville Community College also. 

Nate worked for several years as a manager for a little mom and pop grocery store.  More recently he was working as a caregiver and home healthcare provider.  He was very loving, caring and compassionate to people of all ages and walks of life. 

His hobbies included gardening, drawing, painting, and sewing.  He loved animals and for a time was attending college to become a veterinarian.  Nate loved his family and enjoyed the time he spent with his siblings, nieces and nephews. 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his siblings, Carrisa (Devonte) Castorena and her children, Carrie, Haylie and Serenidee Kendall, Ashley (Anthony) Colbert and her children, Nautica and Neaubri Colbert and Mackenzie Kendall all of Coffeyville, Kansas, Alivia Hayes-Alston and her children, Markael Hayes, Harmoni and Terrayah Alston all off Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Marcus Downing of Pittsburg, Kansas; a special aunt, Demetra Hayes of Coffeyville, Kansas along with a host of cousins, great nephews, extended relatives and close friends.  Nate was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Carrie Colbert, his mother, Marcia Adair, his brother, Tommy Downing, and an infant brother, Nathaniel Lamar Colbert. 

Cremation is to take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

A Private Graveside Memorial Service for the family will be held at a later date. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or to the American Cancer Society; 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

 

Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas, 77, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at Medicalodge in Coffeyville.

She was born on October 1, 1944, Atchison, Kansas to Elmer and Mabel (Weatherford) Olberding.  Mary Ann grew up and attended school in Baileyville, Kansas.  After graduating from high school, she attended and completed Beauty College.

Over the years Mary Ann worked as a Beautician, a driver providing railroad crew transportation, a security guard, and certified nurse’s aide.

She married Joe Cheray they had four children together, he preceded her in death. She later married Steve Cupp and they were divorced. She then married Danny Thrower and he preceded her in death.

On July 7, 2019, she married Paul Thomas at Coffeyville. Following their marriage, they made their home in Coffeyville. Paul and Mary Ann were very active at their church the Coffeyville First Assembly of God.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Coffeyville, and was a member of the Topeka Train Club, she enjoyed painting and was a prayer warrior.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Thomas of the home; her children, Jerry Whitlock, Joe Cheray, Christy Cheray, Tony Cheray and John Cheray; stepdaughter, Kira Lillie; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands, Joe Cheray, and Danny Thrower    .

A Memorial Service celebrating Mary Ann’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the First Assembly of God in Coffeyville with Pastor Randy DePriest and Wanda Shafer officiating.  Following Mary Ann’s wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may sign the register book on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to the First Assembly of God Benevolence Fund; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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

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

 

Kaelyn Marie Kendrick

Kaelyn Marie Kendrick, age 20, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Hwy 169 in Nowata County, Oklahoma.  Her family is in shock and deeply saddened to have lost someone so precious to them as Kaelyn. 

 

On February 8, 2002, a beautiful baby girl was born into the loving arms of her parents, Michael and Tiffani (Eden) Kendrick.  Also, eager to meet Kaelyn was her big brother, Brady.  She was adorable, precious, and instantly loved by all their family and friends. 

 

Kaelyn grew up in Coffeyville where she attended Community Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and Field Kindley High School.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  She loved the Lord and loved her church family.  Not only did she attend church services, but Kaelyn also worked at the church and helped whenever she was needed there.

 

Her talents had no boundaries.  She was incredibly in tune with animals, especially cats.  Her family would refer to her as “the cat whisperer” because every cat she came across seemed to instantly trust and cling to Kaelyn.  She loved nature and being outdoors.  She enjoyed collecting rocks and fossils, she loved butterflies, blue jays and fishing.  It brought her a sense of peace and serenity to be a part of nature and God’s creations.  Kaelyn was a great cook; they could always find her in the kitchen cooking up something good for them to eat.  Kaelyn enjoyed music and especially loved supporting and listening to her brother, Brady’s band, Ghost in the Atlantic. 

 

Kaelyn will be remembered as a caring and compassionate young woman who loved people and animals.  She always put others before herself.  Kaelyn’s memory will remain precious and special to her family and friends that will miss her deeply. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her parents, Mike and Tiffani Kendrick, brother, Brady Kendrick, paternal grandparents, Steve and Sheryl Kendrick, maternal grandfather, Jerry Eden all of Coffeyville, Kansas.  She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and many friends.  Kaelyn was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Paula Eden. 

 

Friends and family can sign the guest register on Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home.  

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate.  Private Inurnment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville at a later date. 

 

The family suggests contributions can be made to David W Barnes Funeral Home to help defray the cost of funeral expense; these can be left with the funeral home, mailed to David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337, or by phone. 

 

Arrangements are under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

 

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

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