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Fred D. Wright

Fred D. Wright, December 18th 1944- April 18th 2021 died in his home of natural causes.

 

He was born in Coffeyville, KS and raised by Harold and Norma Eveleigh. His father died on the beaches in the war. He had two brothers, Ed (Cathy) and David (JoEtta). His parents and David preceded him in death. Fred went to school in Coffeyville and Labette County. Younger in life he had his first job in his grandpa’s mechanic shop. He then worked for Page Milk, HHH Frame, and Funk Manufacturing. He moved to Wyoming and married Barbara and they had a child Ricky D. Barbara preceded him in death. He moved back to Coffeyville KS and met Darlene Countryman. They were married and later divorced. During the marriage he adopted Darlene’s daughter Connie (Mark). Darlene and Fred had a daughter Samantha (Richard). During their marriage they moved to Copeland KS. He worked his adult life at Johnson Irrigation Engine, repairing engines. While working there he enjoyed riding motorcycles, mostly Harleys. Upon his retirement he moved to Edna, KS, where he spent his time at auctions, and drinking coffee with old guys at the Woodshed.

 

He is survived by his children, their spouses, and their children.

 

He was preceded in death by his brother, parents and other family.

 

Friends are invited to support the family at the visitation on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made payable to any of the Edna civic groups, BEARS, ECO, and Crosstimbers Food Bank and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
 

Gary Lynn Schnug

Gary Lynn Schnug, age 58, of Elk City, Kansas passed away on April 15, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center.

 

Gary was born on June 13, 1962 in Wichita to James Lee and Shirley Irene (Weakley) Schnug. Gary was raised in Riverdale. He attended school in Wellington where he graduated high school. After graduation, Gary entered the work force where he found employment with the traveling wheat harvest. He worked odd jobs around Wichita, and while working in the tire shop at McAlister Oil Company he found love with the accountant, Kendria Coatney. The couple was united in marriage on December 31, 1996. The couple was blessed with a son, Keith James, and a daughter, Keri Louise. Gary enjoyed being outdoors and staying busy. He was constantly tinkering in the garage, working on a vehicle, Keri's house, or his latest woodworking project, checking his cattle, fishing, or finding a new knife or hat to add to his collection. During his down time he liked watching westerns and the Kansas City Chiefs. Gary was easy going and funny; he had a huge heart that was filled with love for his family. He was always ready to go, always at his children’s games or events, and he has always been a hard worker. 

 

Those left to remember Gary’s sense of humor and orneriness are his wife Kendria, his children Keith Schnug and Keri Schnug, Keith's fiancé Nicholle, his mother Shirley Schnug, his brothers; Richard Schnug, David Schnug and his wife Jan, his sisters; Pat Schnug, Linda Schnug, and Beverly Schulte, in addition to his niece's, nephews, and other relatives. He will also be remembered by his many friends, including his coworkers at Cessna where he enjoyed his work in maintenence. Gary now rests with his father James Schnug and sister Alice.

 

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Elk City Church of the Nazarene at 1:00pm with Pastor Terry Marta officiating. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Diabetes Association and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

Ila (Thurman) Thomas

Ila (Thurman) Thomas, age 82, passed away at her home in Caney, Kansas on Monday, April 12, 2021 with her loving husband at her side. 

 

Ila was the daughter of Bill and Marie (Kibler) Thurman; she was born in Hale, Kansas on September 23, 1938.  She grew up in the area of Havana, Kansas where she attended school. 

 

On September 29, 1977 she was united in marriage to William "Bill" Bartusek in Caney, Kansas  where the couple made their home.  Ila worked for Dr. Mason for many years.  Ila and Bill then opened and operated their own business, B & I Sales where they sold jewelry, shirts and novelty items to many stores in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.  Bill preceded her in death on January 26, 2008. 

 

On June 9, 2012 she married Joseph "Joe" Thomas in Sedan, Kansas at the Church of Christ.  The couple made their home in Caney, Kansas.  Ila helped Joe with his business, Thomas Tree Company.  She and Joe enjoyed being active and working in their church for many years.  Around a year ago Ila was diagnosed with ALS; after becoming ill Joe cared for her and remained by her side faithfully. 

 

Ila was an avid bowler in her younger years and made so many lifelong friends during that time.  Ila always said that nothing made her happier than the time she spent traveling with Joe on trips to Oregon to see family and how much she loved the time she got to spend with them.

Ila came from a large family, she was a wonderful sister to her many siblings and loved them all very much.  Ila will be missed by all those that knew her.  She touched the lives of all those that knew her and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

 

Surviving to honor her memory are her loving husband, Joe Thomas of the home; daughters, Debra "Debbie" Harrison and husband, James of Oregon, Tammy Robinson and husband, Mike of Waldport, Oregon; grandchildren, Rob and Russell Clark, Kody Robinson and wife, Michelle and daughter, Alexis; great granddaughter, Nora Clark; sisters, Lou Kennedy and husband, Gene of Sedan, Kansas, Dolly Heape of Caney, Kansas, Mary Marlow of Coffeyville, Kansas; brother, Charles Thurman and wife, Carla of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Marie Thurman; husband, Bill Bartusek; sisters, Loretta, Betty, Dee and Rosey. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Caney, Kansas.  Minister Tom Barton will officiate.  Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney. 

 

Friends can sign the guest register on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Vickie Lee Cranor

Vickie Lee Cranor age 68 of Coffeyville, Ks stepped into eternal life surrounded by family in her home April 11th, 2021.

 

She was born May 13, 1952 in Coffeyville, Ks, daughter to Doss and Alberta Starnes. She attended elementary school at (Ol’) Parker school, and then on to Field Kindley High School, graduating in 1970.

 

On September 3rd, 1971 Vickie married Arthur Lee Cranor at the Coral Chapel in Miami, OK. This was the beginning of their biggest adventure. She held their marriage very near and dear to her heart, and always talked about hanging in there until they could celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. She was a devoted wife and mother, she was the glue that held her family together.

 

Vickie loved people, and showering others with friendship and care. She loved interacting with patrons at MoPac Credit Union for 20 years, knowing most account holders by name. The same rang true for when she was employed at Cash Advance and then later at PDQ PayDay Loans where she worked with her dearest lifetime friend Elaine VanWinkle.

 

She had the opportunity to be a member of several area churches at different times in her life, and loved the congregation at each one. She was often referred to as Ms Vickie, or Sister Vickie. She had the gift of praise, and song. She loved to sing, and was requested to sing for the church on many occasions. She volunteered to help with children’s ministry many times as she loved children and interacting with them, being active in the church brought her so much joy and purpose.

 

Vickie is proceeded in death by her son Aaron Lee Cranor, her parents Doss and Alberta Starnes. She is survived by her husband Arthur Lee Cranor, Coffeyville KS, her oldest daughter Kelly Ann Patterson and her husband Sean Patterson of San Antonio, TX, her middle daughter Amanda Lee Martin of Austin, TX, and her youngest daughter Rebecca Lynn Roland and her husband Jeff Roland of Tulsa, OK, two granddaughters and her sister Connie Smith of Coffeyville, KS.

 

Please join us for a celebration of Vickie’s life Thursday 2pm, under the Vetran’s Patio located in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with Pastor Kevin O’Connor officiating.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

In lieu of flowers, we would like to welcome you to donate to one of her favorite charities St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=faq-how-to-donate-text or 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.

Dale Eugene Tackkett

Dale Eugene Tackkett, Woodstown, NJ, age 87, died at Elmer Hospital, Elmer, NJ on April 8, 2021. 

 

Dale was born January 18, 1934 in Bronson, Kansas and moved to Coffeyville as a child.  He graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1951 and went into the army in October, 1956. 

 

Dale married Martha Tosh on June 27, 1956, and they had four children. They later divorced. He worked at Magic Circle, Coffeyville, Kansas as a machinist for 32 years.

 

On May 19,1990, Dale married Antoinette Gillis at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Coffeyville, Kansas. In October 2015, Dale and his wife moved to New Jersey.

 

Dale was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Woodstown, NJ, Masonic Lodge #102, Coffeyville, KS; The Independence Gun Club, Independence, KS; Tsa La Gi a Gi Go Lv Black Powder Shooting Club, Oklahoma. Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. His hobbies were making hunting knives and black powder rifles. He was a man of many talents and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Antoinette and his children: Pamela Tackkett, Genia Leroy (Craig), John Tackkett (Sonya), and Sonya Tackkett (Larry Shufelt), Heather Gillis (Tom Graves), Paul Gillis (Helen), Erica Milas, (Jerry), Spencer Gillis (Bridget), and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

The funeral service will be at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 613 Elm St, Coffeyville at 2:30pm Wednesday April 14, 2021. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.

 

The viewing will be at David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville from 1-8pm Tuesday April 13, 2021. The family will be present to greet friends on Tuesday from 6-8pm.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 613 Elm St. Coffeyville, KS 67337, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 37 East Grant, Woodstown, NJ 08098, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org. 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.

 

Winfred Ray Bell, Jr.

Winfred Ray Bell, Jr., 64, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 surrounded by his family after complications from a lengthy battle with Cushing’s Disease.

 

Ray was born on July 21, 1956 in Joplin, Missouri to Winfred Ray, Sr. and Patsy Pauline (Gibson) Bell. His family lived in Galena, Kansas until 1959 when they moved to Coffeyville. Ray grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School and later McFarland Trade School.

 

On September 11, 1976 he was united in marriage to his wife of 43 years, Janice Weber, at Sacred Heart Church in Fredonia, Kansas. Following their marriage, Ray and Janice made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their daughters, Stephanie and Stacy.

Ray enjoyed many different jobs over the years, beginning at George’s Cafeteria where he and Janice first met, then Halliburton. Later he was employed for a short time at Funk Manufacturing, then Brown’s Furniture and later worked in sales for Millbrook/McKesson where he traveled and made many friends throughout the area. He worked for a time at SEK-TAM and finally at Spear’s Manufacturing in Caney.

 

He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, and Knights of Columbus Council #991. When Ray was younger he enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing on his wife’s family farm, and involved his daughters in these activities. Ray always loved having people around, and was certain to make sure that everyone was well fed as he loved grilling and cooking.  He was an avid history enthusiast, specifically regarding the Kennedy family and local history.  Mostly though, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Patsy & Winfred Ray Bell, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Janice of the home; daughters, Stephanie Gilfillan and husband, Steve of Coffeyville; and Stacy Stapleton and husband, Heath of Caney; grandchildren, Brayden, Kaden, and Carsen Gilfillan, Drake, Libby, Kaine and Ridge Stapleton; brother, Randy Bell and wife, Kathy of Afton, OK; niece and her family, Melissa Compston and husband, Jake and children, Nolan and Ian.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating.  Inurnment will take place in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

The Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12th at Holy Name Catholic Church.

 

The family will greet friends and family Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. following the Rosary at the church. Friends may also call on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School or Harry Hynes Memorial Hopsice; 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.

Joleen (Moore) Hood

Joleen (Moore) Hood was born January 25, 1923, Coffeyville, KS.  She attended Edna Schools, graduating in 1940.  She moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Tulsa Business School in 1940-1941.  She loved learning, and in that time, she was considered an educated person.  She loved learning and tried to improve the rest of her life, but not as curiously as she should have. (Her words)

 

 

 

During World War II, she worked for the chief of security at the shell loading depot in Parsons, Kansas – and later for the quartermaster at the Coffeyville Air Base, where she married Jack Dietz of Detroit, Michigan in 1944.  They were later divorced.

 

 

 

Joleen raised two daughters, Mary Patricia (Dietz) Zeigler and Terry Jo Dietz, Tulsa, Oklahoma. The three of them settled in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1960 when Joleen earned a secretary position with Conoco Oil Company in the department of research and development.  After moving to Ponca City, Joleen met and Married Howard James Hood (Jim) of Fairfax, Oklahoma. They would remain married until his death in 2009.  Joleen worked 25 years for Conoco and her and her husband, Jim retired and moved to Coffeyville in 1985 to be with her family.

 

 

 

Joleen loved reading, learning, crossword puzzles, and watching TV, but traveling was her favorite thing to do.  Joleen and her husband Jim traveled to all 48 lower states as well as Canada and Mexico. She called this her “continuing education”, and was very proud of her travels.  She loved all animals, especially horses and dogs.  In her younger years she rode with the Coffeyville Riding Club and with the Coffeyville Drill Team.  She was the proud owner of many different dog breeds, including Dalmatian, Schnauzer, Carin Terrier, Welsh Corgi, and Dachshund.

 

 

 

Joleen was an active member of the First Christian Church of Coffeyville.  She served many roles, including President of the C. W. F. and Moderator of the Board.  She was also a Deacon and Elder.

 

 

 

Joleen experienced a life filled with faith, family, Friendships, education, travel, good health, and love.  She will be remembered for more than 98 years of contributions attributed to her wit and her grit.

 

 

 

Joleen is preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Davenport) Haag, father, Jess Moore, husband, Howard James Hood, and daughter, Mary Patricia Zeigler and son-in-law, Phillip Zeigler.

 

 

 

Joleen is survived by her daughter, Terry Jo Dietz, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and stepdaughter, Jessica Irons, Ponca City, Oklahoma; granddaughters Kristin Bookwalter (Haliburton), Topeka, Kansas, Kelly Munoz (Haliburton), Dallas, Texas, and Kimberly Gardner (Haliburton), Moore, Oklahoma; grandson, Jim Ray Zeigler, Powell, Wyoming; 7 Great Grandchildren.

 

 

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will receive friends at 1 pm on Saturday until service time.  Joleen will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jim Hood at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. To leave a message of condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Michael Deutsch

Aaron Michael Deutsch was born on April 18,1996 in Brighton, Colorado to his mom Cynthia Chaney. Aaron, his mother and older sister Anna lived in Fort Lupton, Colorado until his mother married Tommy Chaney. The blended family made their home in Dacono, Colorado and the addition of his brother Johnathon completed their family.   Dacono is where he spent most of his childhood until the family relocated to Brighton, Colorado where he completed his education graduating from high school in 2014. In 2018 he moved with his parents to Coffeyville Kansas. 

 

 

 

Aaron passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at CRMC in Coffeyville and will be so missed by many.  We said goodbye to amazing, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend. Who could ever forget his smile, his awesome personality? He had an amazing love for his family and friends.  We all miss you. Till we meet again it is only goodbye for now.

 

 

 

Aaron is survived by his mother and father Cynthia and Tommy Chaney; biological father Ronnie Joe Kalcevic; sister Anna Deutsch (Reynaldo Garnico and Julian Estrada); brother Johnathon Chaney (Mashaya Wagy); grandparents, Genevieve and Dennis Deutsch, Jeanette Mclaughlin, James Langley, Glenn Mclaughlin; aunts, uncles and cousins; Anthony and Jennifer Matone , April and Chris Tischler (Meredith H, Trevor H, Addison T, Jason T, Katelyn T.),  Valerie and Brandon Ellifritz (Aubrie E, Addison E.), Robert Deutsch (Alicia Deutsch), Daniel and Mariel Deutsch (Paige, Emily, Avery, and Sheri), Christine and Christopher Santisteban (Brayden, Emma and Adrianna), Elizabeth and Mahonri Jaussi (James, Katalina, Abigail and Mitchell), Dennis Deutsch.  Jamie Langley Lund (Erica & Aubrey, Brooke Langley), Angela Johnson (Ellen, Michele and Zariah).  Aaron was preceded in death by his uncle Alex Deutsch.

 

 

 

Viewing will be at 1 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 507 Mulberry St. Independence, KS 67301, prior to Funeral Services beginning at 2 pm.  Internment will immediately follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in rural Coffeyville. Family and friends can also view services via YouTube https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCDKH5iQJbVD-pvVHfCvSPKw or via Facebook Live on Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel page.  The family has requested contributions to be made to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel to help with unexpected expenses.  To leave an online message of condolences please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Margaret E. Rhodes

Margaret E. Rhodes passed away at the age of 101 on April 2, 2021 in her home at Asbury Village in Coffeyvillle, Kansas.  

 

Margaret was born to parents Barnett and Minnie (Dearing) Phillips on October 18, 1919 in Englevale, Kansas in Labette County. She was one of 5 girls and attended school in Altamont, Kansas. 

 

As a young bride Margaret walked down the aisle on April 24, 1939 in Altamont, Kansas to marry her handsome groom, Charles C. “Jack” Rhodes.  The couple made their home in Ada, Oklahoma, Topeka, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, then moving to Chanute, Kansas until their retirement; where they move to their farm in Edna, Kansas. In the later years Coffeyville became home. Jack preceded her in death on October 21, 2000. The couple share 61 years of marriage. 

 

Margaret was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and volunteering.  She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Edna, Kansas. 

 

She is survived by her children, Charlotte McMurray of Coffeyville, Linda Stanislaus of Topeka, and Martha Pierce (Dave) of Topeka; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her 4 sisters. 

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10 am until her Celebration of Life service held at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Facial masks are requested for the protection of the family and guest.  The Celebration of Life Service will be streamed via Facebook Life on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel page beginning just prior to the service.  Margaret will be laid to rest next to her husband at the North Edna Cemetery north of Edna on Jackson Road following the service. To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Danny Lee Fricke

 

Danny Lee Fricke, age 58, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home. 

 

 

Danny was born on October 6, 1962 in Oswego, Kansas to James "Jim" and Mary (Doherty) Fricke.  At a young age his family moved to Coffeyville where he attended school and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Danny also went to the Fort Scott Trucking School. 

 

 

He worked for Evans and Associates in Ponca City, Oklahoma driving a truck; he worked for Buffalo Bait Shop in Coffeyville in 2005.  Danny worked the longest as a carman for Union Pacific Railroad. 

 

 

In 1991 he was united in marriage to Julie Toliver.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  Of that union two children were born, Kasey and Cody.  The couple later divorced in 2007. 

 

 

On Halloween night of 2009 he had his first date with Carla Peitz.  It didn't take long for them to fall in love and they have been together ever since.  They made their home in Dearing.

 

 

Danny was talented with iron work.  He operated a business called Country Iron Art from 2002 to 2019.  Most of all he loved his family.  He loved to spend his time surrounded by his family and friends. Danny will be deeply missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. 

 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory is Carla Peitz of the home; parents, Jim and Mary Fricke of Coffeyville, Kansas; children, Kasey Fricke of Caney, Kansas, Cody Fricke of Dearing, Kansas; grandchildren, Paul Vest, Zoey Vest, Sean Locke; siblings, Cindy King of Coffeyville. Kansas, Jimmy Fricke of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lisa Mars of Wichita, Kansas; nephew, Justin King; niece, Ashley Mars.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Melissa and Jack. 

 

 

Following Danny's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  No public services are scheduled at this time.

Johnnie R. Caresio

Johnnie R. Caresio, age 84, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 

 

Johnnie was born on July 27, 1936 in Cherokee, Kansas to John and Rosalie (Indahar) Caresio.  He attended school in Cherokee until age ten; the family then moved to Coffeyville where he went to school at Holy Name Catholic School and Field Kindley Memorial High School where he graduated. 

 

Johnnie proudly served his country in the United State Navy.  After receiving his honorable discharge he returned home and together with his father and uncle owned and operated Caresio Brothers Beverage Distribution. 

 

On June 17, 1961 he married the love of his life, Helen White in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children.  Helen preceded him in death on February 2, 2009. 

 

Johnnie was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Coffeyville V.F.W. Post 1022 and Coffeyville American Legion Post 20.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing and woodworking.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family. 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, John Caresio of Wichita, Kansas, Pete Caresio of Coffeyville, Kansas, Joni Giesen and husband, Rich of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sister, Dorothy Long and husband Charlie of Queen Creek, Arizona. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rosalie Caresio; loving wife, Helen Caresio and a sister, Joan Wells. 

 

The Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville prior to the funeral service.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

In honor of Johnnie the family encourages everybody to wear pink or bright colors in true Johnnie fashion.

 

Friends may call on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School; 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.

 

Phyliss June Ralston

Phyllis June Ralston passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Chanute, Kansas.

 

 

June was born July 17, 1945 in Parsons, Kansas, the daughter of Oscar Loren and Phyllis E. (Kendall) Williams. She attended Parsons High School. She moved to Coffeyville in 1968 and worked at Walmart, Elmores IGA and Kanoma Coop, retiring in 2008 to care for her husband. She was active in the Montgomery County Democratic Party, serving as a precinct chairperson. She loved bowling and playing golf, but most important she loved her family and enjoyed spending every possible minute with them.

 

 

On March 10, 1967, she married Billy R. Pugh in Miami, Oklahoma, and they were later divorced. She married Bill Ralston on March 11, 1985, and he preceded her in death in 2013.

 

 

She is survived by three children, Kelli Williams of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Lisa Barrager of Coffeyville, Kansas, David Pugh and wife Pam of Moran, Kansas; five step-children, Victor Ralston and wife Diane of Englewood, Ohio, Rhonda Cramer, Shelly Perez and husband Martin, Shawn Ralston, all of Parsons, Kansas and Wesley Ralston of Cherryvale, Kansas; seventeen grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren and one sister, Wanda Simmons of Alluwe, Oklahoma.

 

 

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Bransford of Wichita, Kansas and Rose Ward of St. Paul, Kansas.

 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Robbins Cemetery, County Road 1675 west of Coffeyville.  Reverend Kelley Becker will officiate.

 

 

Friends may sign the guest register from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

 

 

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

Betty Jane Wilson

Betty Jane Wilson, age 88, formerly of Caney, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at her home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. 

 

Betty was born on October 2, 1932 in Canton, Kansas to Cole and Laura (Pippin) White.  She began her schooling south of Peru, Kansas where she attended El Cado rural school and completed her education at Peru High School. 

 

 

On February 6, 1954 she married the love of her life, Willie R. Wilson in Caney, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on November 24, 2001.  The couple made their home in Caney. Kansas where they raised their family.  Betty owned and ran the Wilson Care Home in Caney for over 31 years. 

 

Betty was a member of Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville, Kansas.  She was also an active member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Her main hobbies included ceramics, cooking, baking banana bread, sewing and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  '

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Kay Littlepage of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Rick Wilson and wife, Cheryl of Caney, Kansas; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Cole and Laura White; loving husband, Willie Wilson; granddaughter, Kelsey Littlepage; brothers, Pete and Paul White; sisters, Yvonne and Pauline Bartley. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kansas.  Pastor Doug Mund will officiate. 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary or to Grace Fellowship; contributions can 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 W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

 

Douglas P. Lyle

Douglas P. Lyle,69, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 27th, 1951 in Zanesville, OH. He was the son of Carson “Bud” Lyle and Ferne V (Ansel) Lyle.

 

Doug graduated from Ohio University November 1972 and served our country in the U.S Army. He was honorably released from duty December 4th, 1974.

 

He has resided in Coffeyville, Kansas for the last 25 years where he worked for Coffeyville Resources. He happily retired 3 years ago and enjoyed every minute of his retirement from sleeping in, breakfast at Braum’s or McDonald’s, watching football and NASCAR, traveling, and just sitting outside visiting with friends. He enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a hard worker, always willing to work overtime if needed, never met a stranger, great sense of humor and infectious laugh, loved to joke around, and when he gave you his word he meant it!

 

He will be missed by his brother Larry Eugene Lyle (Gene) & and his wife Connie (Willison) Lyle, daughters Angela Lyle, Rachel Lyle, and Renee Lyle, and mother of his children Darcy A. Lyle, granddaughters Emma K. McCombs, Elise R. McCombs, nieces Theresa K. (Lyle) Bates and her husband Johnny Bates, Terre E. Craft (Lyle) and her husband Chris Craft, and nephew Bryan S. Lyle and his wife Heather, great nieces and nephews Logan S. Lyle, Carson D. Lyle, McKenzie E. Lyle, Morgan E. Lyle, Reegan L. Lyle, Sydnee L. Craft and Skye L. Craft, and special friend Dianna Tracy.

 

Our loved ones awaiting Doug in heaven are his Father, Carson “Bud” Lyle, Mother, Ferne V (Ansel) Lyle, and brother Harry D. Lyle (Dean) and grandmother Alma J. (Bankes) Maxwell.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Doug’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, 304 West 10th St. in Coffeyville. Military Honors will be conducted by V,F,W, Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. 

 

Doug’s family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church.

 

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

 

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

 

James "Mark" Barnard

James "Mark" Barnard, passed away at his home in South Coffeyville, OK, on March 19 2021. He was 57 years of age. Mark was born on February 4, 1964, in Coffeyville, to James "Jim" and Peggy (Ruark) Barnard.

 

He attended Dearing Elementary School and graduated from Field Kindley High School. He later completed several extension courses related to computer programming to further his education. Mark was active in the band and played the trumpet. He loved to swim and worked as a lifeguard during the summers while in high school.

 

After high school, Mark worked as a farm hand for a year in Western Kansas. He returned to Coffeyville to work with his dad on a new venture, Satellite City, where they sold and installed satellite dishes. In 1987 he went to work as a Junior Computer Programmer for National Electric, Inc. This was sold to Westinghouse Electric (Aptus, Inc) where Mark continued as a Senior Computer Programmer. In 1996, he moved to Sand Springs, OK, working for Commercial Financial Services and then Williams Communications Group in Tulsa where he was a Data Warehouse Integration Project Manager. In 2002, he returned to South Coffeyville, where he designed and developed five inventions for solar energy. He also worked with his dad at their family business, General Radiator.

 

Mark loved to play pool and was a very talented pool player, winning many pool tournaments in Coffeyville and Tulsa. He helped his dad with the OK Car Club for many years doing whatever needed to be done to set up and put on a classic car show, including designing, printing and sending out flyers and loading and setting up equipment and polishing the car. He taught himself to play the keyboard and enjoyed playing classical music along with other music. He liked to sing, and enoyed cooking meals for his family.

 

Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy, and his sister, Diane Barnard Ehart.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his dad, James "Jim" (Susan Tuggle) Barnard of South Coffeyville; sister, Cheryl (John) Gillman of Rural Independence; brother, Mike (Vicki) Barnard of Ozark, MO; along with several nieces, nephews and close relatives and friends.

 

A memorial service celebrating Mark's life will be held on Saturday, April 3 at 2:00PM at the Veteran's Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Friday, April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

Memorial contributions can be made in Mark Barnard's memory to Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions may be left with or mailed in care David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, Ks 67337.

 

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

 

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

 

Lola Janice "Peach" Newton

Lola Janice “Peach” Newton age 73 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed from this life on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at CRMC in Coffeyville. - 

 

Lola Janice was born on July 31, 1947 to Frank and Addie (Taylor) McCartney in Angola, Kansas. Frank calling his daughter his “Little Peach” and “Peach” was what everyone knew her by.  Peach attended school in Labette County where she also graduated from Labette County High School.   

 

On April 30, 1966 Peach married the man of her dreams, Thomas “Tom” Newton and they were just about to celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Together they made their home in Coffeyville, raising their two children: Benji and Kellie Rae.   

 

Peach worked at HD Lee, managed Braum’s in Coffeyville, and Independence for about 15 years and The Optic Shop until her retirement.  Peach never knew a stranger and loved people.  She enjoyed vegetable gardening and canning her harvest, sewing, and fishing. By far her favorite thing to do was spend time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.   

 

Peach was loved by her family more than words could ever express and will treasure their memories.  She is survived by her husband, Tom of the home; son Benji Newton and his wife Missy; daughter Kellie Rae and her husband Ray Tesh; brother Kenneth McCartney and his wife Shirley; brother-in-law DeWayne Newton and his wife Shirley; sister-in-law Stella and her husband Kirby Ferrell; grandchildren Tyler Tesh, Hayden Tesh, Garrett Tesh, Elayna Newton, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Addie McCartney; brother Clifford McCartney; sisters Laura Walker and Sharma Lee McCartney; brother-in-law Steve Walker.    

 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2 pm at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio, 2406 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, mask and social distancing will be required. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave Coffeyville, KS 67337. As much as the family wishes they could have a large reception after the service the risk of the virus is too great, and they want everyone to stay safe so they can gather when it is safe. To leave the family a message of condolence or to share a memory, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

 

Pastor Robert "Sonny" Riley

Pastor Robert “Sonny” Riley, age 75, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side.

 

Pastor Sonny was born on February 19, 1946 in Chula, Mississippi to Lonnie Riley and Annie Belle (Streeter) Riley.  He grew up in Chicago, Illinois.  After receiving his education, he became self-employed as a licensed electrician in Chicago.  He then answered a calling to serve the lord and became a Pastor at the True Witness Church of God in Christ in Chicago, Illinois.

 

In 2018, Pastor Sonny moved to Coffeyville, Kansas.  He became active in the Church of God in Christ.  Some of his other hobbies through the years that he enjoyed was shopping online, computing, working on computer and teaching computer classes.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Michelle Fullard of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tina Riley of Coffeyville, Kansas, Isaac Riley of Las Vegas. Nevada, Lea Riley of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Robert Riley, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren along with a host of other extended relatives and close friends.

 

 

Pastor Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Annie Belle Riley; one grandson, Vincent Cole and seven sisters.

A Home Going Service to celebrate the life of Pastor Sonny Riley will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Church of God in Christ at 2802 West 1st St. Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas to sign the guest register.

 

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

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

 

Jerry Dean Bright

Jerry Dean Bright age 63 of Independence, Kansas died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at his home in Independence, Kansas.

 

Memorial Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the First Church of the Nazarene with Eldon Myers officiating. Friends may leave online condolences at www.pottsfuneralhome.com.

 

Jerry was born July 11, 1957 in Independence, Kansas to William and Iona (Hull) Bright. He grew up in Independence, Kansas and graduated from the Independence High School. Jerry worked several different places. Jerry was extremely involved in organizations in Independence, Kansas including Community Mission for Improved Housing Board of Directors (Founding Member), SeeKan CDI Board of Directors, Home Sweet Home Ministries Board of Directors, Community Access Center Board of Directors, City of Independence Blight and Beautification Committee, City of Independence Complete Count Census Committee, City of Independence Strategic Plan Advisory Committee, Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee, Chamber of Commerce Leadership Independence Class of 2017, Creator of Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee’s “Investing in Indy” and Creator of Bright Christmas. Jerry also won several awards for his involvement including Epsilon Sigma Alpha Beta Chapter Zeus Award, Community Mission for Improved Housing Appreciation Award, 2021 Independence Chamber of Commerce Diversity Task Force Spirit of Unity Award Recipient and the City of Independence Emergency Services Hero Award.

 

Survivors include one son Nicholas Bright of Independence, Kansas; granddaughter Mila of Independence, Kansas; one brother Wayne (Becky) Bright of Independence, Kansas; three sisters Patty Bustos of Florida, Jane (Larry) Yeubanks of Wichita and Judy McDonald of Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers William, Mike, Joe, Guy and Jim.

 

Robert J. Avery

Robert J. Avery, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 16th at Labette Health and Emergency Room in Independence, Kansas.

 

Bob was born July 12, 1934 to Elwood Avery and Ruth (Mccorkle) Avery. He married Phyllis (Moberly) Avery on October 25, 1952. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2012. Four children were born to their union. Surviving to honor his memory are daughter, Diana (Avery) and husband Tony Restus of Algoma, Wisconsin, son, David Avery of Rogers, Arkansas, daughter, Denise Buck and son, Dennis Avery both of rural Coffeyville, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and his one sister, Betty Nance, of Independence and a dear close friend, Joanne Bromley of Coffeyville.

 

He served many years as head deacon for the Crossroads Community of Christ.

 

Bob worked at various area heating and plumbing companies and retired in Topeka as an on the road salesperson for Kamen Supply Company of Topeka.

 

Bob enjoyed exercise classes at the Coffeyville Senior Center and served on that board until his death.

 

Graveside memorial services will be held on March 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Spring Hill Cemetery Northwest of Coffeyville, Kansas. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Crossroads Community of Christ Church and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

Carole Louise (Steeby) Patterson

Carole Louise (Steeby) Patterson went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ on Monday March 15, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at her side. Carole was 83 years young and was living in Spring, Texas at the time of her passing. She and her family have been longtime residents of Coffeyville, Kansas. Carole was born as a preemie on October 6, 1937 to parents John and Gertrude “Gertie” Steeby in Eureka, Kansas as she was the last of the “Steeby 6” as her daddy once put it “Gertie, if we can’t do better than this, so we best stop now!” Being the youngest of 6 and having 4 older brothers Carole always had someone to tag along with wherever they would go. During her younger years, the family moved to Oklahoma due to her father’s job with the RR company, but they eventually found themselves settling down in Mound Valley, Kansas.

 

 

 

Carole graduated from Mound Valley High School in 1955. She then began attending Coffeyville Community College also working numerous jobs while attending classes. It would be only a short time later that Carole would find her calling at Coffeyville Memorial Hospital which would later become C.R.M.C. She began as a switchboard operator and slowly worked her way up the ladder to become the Business Office manager. While working at the hospital she would meet her soulmate - Mr. Alvan L. Patterson. The two were married in 1958 and enjoy a very fulfilled life with their kids. They enjoyed traveling all over the country, both were members of White Shrine and volunteered in their community. Carole decided to retire from C.R.M.C after a very blessed 40 years working for them. Sadly in 2007 and just shy of their 50th wedding anniversary Alvan passed away in their hometown of Coffeyville, Kansas. To fill her time after his passing she continued to be a dedicated and involved member to other community services & ladies fellowship organizations until her recent passing. She was proud to be a part of the Eastern Star-EVA Chapter, KAFCE organization, Valeda Family & Friends, and a member of the Coffeyville United Methodist Church. Carole looked forward to returning back to Coffeyville every May for the yearly Alumni Banquet that would bring together graduates of many years from her high school. This yearly trip brought pure joy and excitement to Carole.

 

 

 

In 2009 she decided that she wanted to take on a new adventure and headed south, like way south. She moved to Spring, Texas to be close to her daughter, April but also to her granddaughters there. From attending their school activities and sporting events there was far no bigger fan in the stand then “Grandma” as she is so affectionately called by many. She had no problem arguing with the referees when she felt they made a bad call against her granddaughters or yelling extra loud for them. Grandma was often referred to as being small in stature but mighty, heck even sassy at times when she needed to be but that is what was so precious about her - She was her own stick of dynamite that just happened to come in a small package!!!! Grandma always had your back, your friends back because she knew that the Good Lord always had hers! When you think of her it is hard not to think of her as a Giver, Selfless, Always You before Her but most of all she was the most non-judgmental person no matter who you were. Carole knew no strangers and her boldness attitude is one of her most treasured attributes!!

 

 

Carole will be greatly missed and remembered by her precious pup Pica Patterson, her “Big Brother” Johnny Steeby, daughter April (Melvin) Stewart, daughter Louva (Steve) Glidwell and Ralph (Shirley) Patterson, grandchildren: Kay and Great Granddaughter Kadin Castleberry, Steven Castleberry, Ashton (Jason) Eastland and Great Granddaughter Sofia Jade Eastland, Keely (Alan) Spiegelhaur, Kylee Cockrell and Wesley Myers. Carole shared a special relationship with all her many nieces and nephews from all over the United States along with several extended family members as she loved and cared for all that were blessed to know her and share parts of their lives with her. She is preceded in death by her husband Alvan, her dog Griffon Bradee Stewart, sister Thelma Marie Patterson, brothers Herbert, Raymond and Carl Steeby, extended family Sonny Patterson, Gene Patterson, Shirley Johnson, and Great Granddaughter Hunter Renae along with several relatives over the years.

 

 

 

Please join the family in celebrating the love and joy that Carole Patterson brought to all at 10:00 am on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Burns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Melvin Stewart will officiate the service. The service will be streamed live via Facebook Life on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chaple page just prior to the service.  They will be a visitation with the family on Sunday March 21, 2021 from 4 pm to 6 pm also at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Immediately following the service, Carole will be laid to eternal rest in Restlawn Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kansas. Serving as Pallbearers will be Ralph Patterson, Mike Purkey, Ron Steeby, Gary Steeby, David Steeby and Jay Purkey.

 

 

 

The family would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to the wonderful staff at “Unlimited Care Cottages - The Cooper House” in Spring, Texas for all the care and love they showed to Mom/Grandma these past few months. To these 4 amazing and wonderful ladies who became her friend, her reassurance, and above & beyond caregivers Agnes, Freedah, Katie and Sonia: Carole loved each one of you dearly, Thank You!

 

 

 

Psalms 138:17-18 How precious also are your thoughts to me, Oh God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with you.

Muriel Haroldine Shy

Muriel Heroldine Shy, 86, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away on Thursday March 11, 2021.

 

She was born at home in rural Caney, Kansas to Harold and Muriel (Burtrum) Pollet on July 19, 1934.

 

After graduating from Caney High School, she graduated from Pittsburg State College with a degree in education.   Heroldine was introduced to her future husband, Jack Shy, by one of her students at a box supper. They were later married on June 1, 1958 in Coffeyville, KS. She was a teacher over 35 years. She taught in various rural schools before joining the Coffeyville school district. Her most beloved school was Cleveland Elementary.

 

Heroldine enjoyed making stuffed animals for the children at Harlingen Hospital as well as other various organizations. She was a member of the Good Sam's Club and the Carrylite Club. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church. After she and her husband retired in 1992, they became winter-birds each year in Harlingen, TX. She continued to travel to Texas after her husband passed until Covid-19.

 

Heroldine is preceded in death by her husband, Jack, of 52 years of marriage on November 30, 2010. She was also preceded in death her parents, a brother, a great-niece, and two nephews.

 

 Heroldine is survived by a son, Jack Shy, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas; a daughter Billie Wages (Philip) of Norman, Ok; and grandson Joshua Wages of Norman, OK; grandson Nathan Wages (Jelena) along with great-grandson, Bridger Wages of Lancaster, Ohio, and one great-grandchild on the way; brother Wesley Pollet (Josephine) of Desoto, TX; sister-in-law Janet Pollet of Ropesville, TX.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Due to the pandemic there will be a Graveside Service at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Lenapah, OK on Friday, March 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Budg Riekeman will officiate.

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. to sign the guest register.

 

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

 

David Mason

 

David A. Mason passed away on March 10, 2021 at the age of 74 in his home in Dearing, Kansas.

 

David was born on February 2, 1947 to Emma Lue Burget in Coffeyville, Kansas. David grew up in Coffeyville where he completed his education. David worked in restoration and water proofing in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Before moving back to his hometown of Coffeyville, KS., where he continued to work in restoration and water proofing commuting to Tulsa, OK until he gained employment with John Deere.  He retired from John Deere in 2015 after 10 years of employment. David was also a member of the Bricklayers Union in the Allied Craftworkers Local 5 out of Tulsa, OK. 

 

David had a love for living life, his kids, and grandkids.  He enjoyed going to the gym, riding his motorcycle, driving with the convertible top down in his Mustang, traveling, going to the beach, tanning, and tending to a collection of plants.  He had a very strict eating schedule and enjoyed eating out and trying new foods. David despised cold weather though he continued to wear shorts year-round, he loved the morning sunrise and the warmth it provided. 

 

He will forever be remembered best by his sister Sondra; his children; Shannon Mason, Chris Mason and Judibeth, Michael Mason and Elizabeth, Kari Morgan and Jim; grandchildren, Shayden Mason, Shaylene Mason, Shyla Northup, Brianna Mason, Ashley Mason, Amanda Mason, Madison Mason, Harley Mason, Emmery Mason, Parker and Presley, Matthew Morgan, Spencer Morgan, and Chandler Davis; great grandchildren, Myla Mason, Vincent Mason, Jackson Northup, Brynlee Mason, Brooks Northup. He was preceded in death by his mother Emma Lue and brother Jeff Burget.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating David’s life will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS. The service will be streamed live via Facebook Live on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns page starting just before 1 on Saturday.  The family will receive friends on Friday, March 19 from 6 to 8 pm also at the chapel.  Facial masks are requested for the protection of our families and staff.  Memorials may be made to assist the family with unexpected expenses and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online message of condolences or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Daniel W. "Danny" Moses

Daniel W. “Danny” Moses, 51, of Coffeyville passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

He was born on December 13, 1969 in Independence to Ira Paul “Sonny” and Jackie (Means) Moses. Danny grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Holy Name School, Roosevelt Middle School and Field Kindley High School, and graduated from Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma.

 

On April 13, 2002 he married Julie Hadley at Coffeyville.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their three children. Danny was employed at CVR Energy in DCS.

 

Danny was a member of Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville. He loved technology and learning about everything new that was introduced, but most of all he loved spending time all of his family.

 

Survivors include his wife, Julie Moses of the home; three children, son Kyler Moses and wife Lauren of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son Dylan Moses and daughter Rylee Moses both of the home; his mother, Jackie Moses of Coffeyville;  father-in-law Gary Hadley and wife Gerri of Indianola, Ia, four sisters, Paula Head and husband, Heath of Coffeyville, Ruth Ann Fields of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Sonya Dufoe and husband, Claude of Havana, and Trisha Starnes and husband, Rocky of Coffeyville;  two sister-in-law's Krystelle Cress of Coffeyville, Deanna Carlson and husband Scott of Hayward, Wi., brother-in-law Joe Hadley and wife Cheryl, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Preceded in death by his father Ira Paul “Sonny” Moses and mother-in-law Scottia Lenertz.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Grace Fellowship, 2455 Woodland Ave., with Pastor Doug Mund officiating. Burial will follow in Harrisonville Cemetery north of Tyro.

 

Friends may call on Monday, March 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. Family visitation from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. at Grace Fellowship.

 

The family suggests memorials in Danny’s memory to Grace Fellowship; 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.

 

Patricia L. Biebrodt

It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia L. Bierbrodt of Coffeyville, announces passing of a wonderful wife, devoted mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to all whose lives she touched on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center at the age of 75.  

 

Pat was born on February 20, 1946 to John and Dawn R. (Nielsen) Sherley in Chicago, Illinois.  At a young age she and her family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she attended grade school. At the start of her secondary education, she and her family relocated in Dallas, Texas to care for family.  Upon completion of her education and graduation they returned to Ft. Lauderdale.  Pat always had a fondness for Ft. Lauderdale and spoke often of her siblings, Deborah and Joseph and memories of growing up in a loving home.   

 

Pat’s cousin introduced her to a handsome Navy sailor and after a love at first sight and a two-year pen pal courtship she married Robert Merle Beirbrodt on September 9, 1967 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 1968 the couple move to Coffeyville, where they made their forever home raising their three daughters, Debbie, Donna and Judy.  

 

A loving mother and homemaker, she especially loved taking care of her grandchildren.  She was a woman of many talents; she enjoyed art, crafts, painting, and drawing. Her hands were rarely still, you would find a project going on the dining room table at any given time or find her drawing pads and pens around her home. Pat shared those talents not only with her children but also by teaching art at Holy Name School for several years. Painting murals, posters, gifts, and many other items for anyone who asked.  She also could be found volunteering her time and talents with the Holy Name Altar Society and at Holy Name Church.  

 

Pat will be forever missed by her husband of 53 years, Merle, of the home, daughters, Debbie and her husband Bill Beckmeyer, Donna and her husband Gib English, Judy and her husband Chris Smith; grandchildren, Mary and Eilleen Beckmeyer, Jessika and Dezirae Hamrick, Jake and Zach English and his wife Rebecca, Ryan and Blaine Smith; six great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph Sherley; sister, Deborah and her husband Les Marshall; several nieces, cousins, extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by parents.  All of these she loved and touched deeply.

 

Please join the family in celebrating her life. The Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 1pm at Holy Name Catholic Church 408 Willow, Coffeyville with Father Dan Lorimer officiating.  Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Parsons, Kansas.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville from 3 to 8 pm. Rosary will be start at 7:30 pm.  Due to COVID 19 the family is requesting facial masks for each event.    To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbruns.com

 

Sandra Kay "Sandy" Benning

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Benning, 70, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

She was born on September 26, 1950 at Coffeyville to Darlene Swigert. When Sandy was an infant she was adopted by Orval Chester and Lucy Elizabeth (Killion) Scott. She grew up in Dearing where she attended Dearing School and graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville and attended Coffeyville Community College.

 

On October 26, 1968 she married Paul Benning at the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they lived in several different parts of the United State while Paul served in the military, following his discharge they returned to Coffeyville where they raised their family.

 

Sandy began her working career at the Farmers Insurance Agency in Coffeyville, she later worked at Nu-Way Foodliner, Farm Bureau Insurance, Central Insurance Agency, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, and Restlawn Memorial Park before starting her current job as Music Instructor and Holy Name Catholic School which she truly loved.

 

Sandy was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church proving music for Masses and many weddings and funerals. She loved working with children, especially when she got the interested in music. She also loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved Christmas with her sisters.

 

Survivors include her husband, Paul of the home; her children, Larry Benning and wife, Jennifer Ann of Coffeyville, and Linda Soard of Dearing; her grandchildren, Tommy Ray Benning of Coffeyville and Amanda Marie Garza and husband, Ray of Joplin, Missouri; great grandchildren, Elizabeth Amann, Kelsey Lynn Amann, Robert Gene Amann, Bailee Rae Benning, and Harper Lynn Musselman; her brothers and sisters, Jimmy Collins of Independence, Fay Thornbrugh of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Ruth Ann (Joe) Collins of Coffeyville; Donald Collins of Coffeyville, Sharon Felton of Independence, Betty Smith of Coffeyville, Larry (Linda) Collins of Coffeyville, Peter (Penny) Collins of Chelsea, Oklahoma, and Sandy Dee (Ron) Henry of Coffeyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Lucy Scott; her birth mother, Darlene Collins, and siblings, Chester Scott and his wife, Judith; Mike Collins and Nellie Goodwin.

 

The Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 15th at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School; 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.

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