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Harold Louis "Louie" O'Connor

Harold Louis “Louie” O’Connor, 85, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on October 1, 1935 at Parsons, Kansas to Thomas Joseph and Elizabeth Ann (Jungles) O’Connor. Louie grew up and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Parsons graduating when he was 15 years old. He then attended Our Lady of the Ozarks Preparatory School graduating when he was 18. Louie attended Parsons Junior College for a year before entering the Chemical Engineering school at Kansas State University.

While attending Parsons Junior College he met the love of his life Peggy Porter. Louie completed his classes at Kansas State and they were married on November 17, 1956. Following their marriage they made their home in Webb City, Missouri while Louie completed a Master’s Degree in Chemistry in 1958. After graduating they moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma where Louie worked at Callery Chemical Company, in 1959 they moved to Coffeyville when he accepted a position as Chemist at Cooperative Refining (later Farmland Industries, now Coffeyville Resource) in 1980 he was transferred to Midland, Texas to study Gas Contract Law. In 1981 the family moved to Littleton, Colorado where Louie was head of Gas Processes for Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. In 1983 they returned to Coffeyville when Louie was named Chief Chemist at Farmland Refinery, in 1990 he became an Environmental Engineer at Farmland until retiring in May 1996.

Louie and Peggy where active with their children at their church and in the communities they lived. Louie coached all of his children’s teams whether it was baseball, football, basketball and any other sport they were involved in. They were also actively involved in cheering their grandchildren at whatever sport they were involved in.

After retiring Louie and Peggy enjoyed traveling to 23 foreign countries and all 50 states, and went on 7 cruises.

Louie was an active member of Holy Name Catholic Church where he was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #991, was Past Grand Knight, served as President of the Parish Council, was a member of the Finance Committee and was a Lector, Usher, and Extraordinary Minister. Louie and Al Liebert worked together and founded the Holy Name Carnival which continues today to benefit Holy Name Catholic School. He also served on the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Board of Directors for 17 years, and was a Hospital Auxiliary member for many years. Louie was a Red Cross Volunteer and a Blood Donor for many years.

Left to cherish Louie’s memory are his wife, Peggy of the home; his five children, David O’Connor of Houston, Texas, Doug O’Connor and wife, Becky of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Debra Ann Jacobson and husband, Billy of Wilsall, Montana, Deron O’Connor and wife, Sue of Hays, Kansas, and D.J. O’Connor and wife Julie of Plano, Texas; one brother, Thomas O’Connor of Parsons, Kansas; fifteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and another arriving soon.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Elizabeth O’Connor and his grandparents.

A Rosary Vigil service will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22nd at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville. Following the Rosary the Family will greet those in attendance and all friends at reception Celebrating Louie’s life at the Holy Name School Gym.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father James Schibi officiating. Private Family inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons, Kansas.

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

The Family suggests memorials in Louie’s memory to Holy Name Catholic School, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation or Coffeyville Community College Foundation; 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.

Ke'vaiyah Jonell Elias

Ke’vaiyah Jonell Elias, infant daughter of Kendall Elias and Vaimaila Pule passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ke’vaiyah was born on September 9, 2021.

Survivors include her parents Kendall Elias and Vaimaila Pule of Tulsa, Oklahoma, her siblings, Kemiazha, KeAysha, Kendall, Jr., Kchaun, KenDrell, Khyrese, and Shammare; paternal grandparents, Michael and Verdrene Elias, and maternal grandmother, Kathleen Taylor. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Fa’atoialamanu Pule; brother, KeAndre’ Elias and uncle, Reginal “Reggie” Elias.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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

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

Celia Sue Slaughter Hardaway

Celia Sue Slaughter Hardaway age 60 of Coffeyville passed away on August 1, 2021 at her home.

 

Sue was born on August 11, 1960 to Rosealee Prince and Jimmy Slaughter. She is survived by her two children, Brandy Verge and JR Vanderhauff, grandchildren, Pearson Collins, Madison Verge, Mia Verge and Charligh Collins and two great-grandchildren, special friends Rodney Aduddell and Shawna King-Keith and her beloved dogs Ginger and Bandit, she is also loved by many friends which is too many to list. Sue was a loving and amazing woman to everyone she met.

 

Cremation took place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Services will be planned for a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel to help with final expenses. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Justin Lynn Davis

Justin Lynn Davis, age 67 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at her home with her loving husband by her side. 

 

Justin was born on April 23, 1954 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Gerald Dean Radcliff and Ann Marie (Hunsinger) Radcliff.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  She completed her CNA licensing and attended Coffeyville Community College. 

 

On January 18, 1974 she married the love of her life, Noel P. Davis in Coffeyville, Kansas where the couple made their home.  They had three children, Jeremy, Christopher and Kerri.  Justin worked as a certified nurses aide at Windsor Place, Asbury Village and then switched to home health.  She spent her life caring for her family and others. 

 

Justin loved nature and gardening, feeding the birds,going on walks and doing cross-stitch.  She loved animals, especially her dog, Tehya.  Justin loved surprise visits to see her grandkids, they loved their "NeNe" and she was the proudest grandma in the world.  She loved to go to all their events and activities where she made sure they heard her cheering them on.

 

Surviving to honor her memory is the love of her life, Noel P. Davis of the home; children, Jeremy Davis of Coffeyville, Christopher Davis and wife, Vanessa of Coffeyville, Kerri Hurley and husband, Paul of Coffeyville; grandchildren, Isaiah M. Davis, Josiah Davis, Aeson Hurley, Devyn Hurley; brothers, Dan Radcliff and wife, Mary Jo and Brett Radcliff and wife, Kelly all of Independence, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Ann Marie Radcliff; sister, Michele Caldwell; several brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and her special pets, Sasha the dog and Shadow the cat. 

 

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

 

An Outdoors Memorial Service will be held by the family at the Veteran Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Chaplain Steven Foraker 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 in Coffeyville.  To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

 

 

Elaine Ruth Strimple

Elaine Ruth Strimple age 83 of Afton, Oklahoma formerly of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away September 8, 2021 at CRMC in Coffeyville.

 

Elaine was born April 17, 1938, in Augusta, Kansas. She was adopted by Bob & Alice Mae Bergman. The family made their home in Coffeyville, KS where Elaine attended and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.

 

On January 15, 1960, Elaine married the love of her life, Lyman (Dean) Strimple. Together they raised two children, Robert (Dean) Strimple and Lisa Sue Strimple in Coffeyville, KS. Elaine and Dean were self-employed as the owners of Strimple Sign. Elaine and Dean enjoyed taking trips to Tunica, MS to visit various casinos and spending time at the lake with family and friends. She had a love for fishing while at the lake, but really enjoyed having the fruits of her labor for dinner even more.

 

Elaine now rests with her parents Bob and Alice Mae Bergman, husband Dean, daughter Lisa and two sisters, Dorothy Lee Carter and Bobbie Ann Bergman.

 

Surviving to honor her memory is her son, Robert Dean Strimple (Karen) of Coffeyville; grandchildren Michael Strimple (Monique) of Liberty, Kansas; Jamie Stanislaus (Kirby) of Chanute, KS; Jenny Adams (Ben) of Houston, TX; Jeff Strimple (Carrie) of Coffeyville, KS; and; 11 great-grandchildren – Paige, Ethan, Michael Jr, Lucas, Jadyn, Tereselyn, Tristyn, Molly, Hailey, Drake and Jentry.

 

Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 10:00 am at Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, KS. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 5 – 7 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to CRMC Foundation and may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunshapel.com

 

Steve Dean Tosh

Steve Dean Tosh, 69, of Rogers, Arkansas, went to his heavenly home on September 6, 2021.  A funeral ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove campus in Rogers, Arkansas with Dr. Todd Kitchen officiating. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas. Face masks are requested.

Steve was born on May 9, 1952, in Coffeyville, Kansas to John L. and Ida Louise (Sprague) Tosh. Steve and Nisha (Johnson) were united in marriage on December 11, 1970 in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Steve served in the Kansas National Guard from 1970 to 1976 in the 174th Service and Supply Battalion and ended his tour as a Sergeant. In 1970 at the age of 18 he began his career in law enforcement as a 911 operator for the Coffeyville, Kansas Police Department.  At the age of 19, he became a certified police officer and for the next five years served the city as a patrolman.

 

From 1976 to 2002, Steve was employed through the State of Kansas as a highway patrolman, retiring as a sergeant. After his retirement, he continued his public service career by becoming a city commissioner, for the City of Coffeyville, and in 2007, he moved to Arkansas and began his career at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) as a patrolman.  In 2013, he was promoted to sergeant and then to police chief in 2015. Steve retired from NWACC shortly before his death.

 

For nearly 51 years Steve dedicated his life to public service and loved the profession. During his time in Kansas, he made lifelong friendships that he valued greatly. While serving at NWACC he often shared how much he loved his job and being able to make daily connections with students, staff, and faculty. Over his career he received many accomplishments including the Jaycee's Outstanding Young Police Officer Award and being recognized by the City of Coffeyville for assisting in saving small children from a burning house in 1972, as well as receiving Outstanding Staff Member by Arkansas Two Year Colleges in 2008.  He was also an active member of Arkansas Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies and the Arkansas Chiefs Association.

 

Steve was a loving husband and dedicated father and grandfather. In his spare time, he loved to watch baseball and rooted for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. He also enjoyed taking road trips with his wife and especially loved traveling throughout South Dakota and Wyoming.

 

Steve was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas. He openly shared his strong love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and found peace knowing that upon his death he would be welcomed into his forever home.

 

He is survived by his wife, Nisha, of the home; daughters: Heather (Danny) Dawson of Dewey, Oklahoma; Kristi Tosh (Jay Hein) of Meridian, Idaho; granddaughter, Hannah (Kody) Hough of Dewey, Oklahoma; brothers: Kenneth Tosh of Coffeyville, Kansas; Clarence (Judy) Tosh of Coffeyville, Kansas; sisters: Martha (David) McCurley of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Sharon (Tim) Felton of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; sister-in-laws: Lynn Tosh of Coffeyville, Kansas; Julie Tosh of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Sue Tosh of Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

Preceded in death by his father John, his mother Louise and brothers Charles, John, Joe, and Jimmie.

 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to MissionDignity.org or to the NWACC Foundation in his honor.

Dolores "Dee" Gabriela Kitterman

Dolores “Dee” Gabriela Kitterman, age 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Montgomery Place in Independence, Kansas.

 

 

 

Dee was born on February 27, 1941 in Independence, Kansas  to Inez and Socorro (Mendoza) Ortiz.  She grew up in Independence where she attended local schools and graduated high school.

 

 

 

In 1959 she was united in marriage to Paul Laporte, of that union, four children were born.  The couple later divorced.  On June 30, 1972 she married Roy Kitterman in Miami, Oklahoma.  He preceded her in death in February 2010.

 

 

 

Dee loved caring for her family and her home.  In addition to raising her family she also worked for the Coffeyville Journal starting in the mailroom working as a supervisor then transferred to the circulation department where she was manager of that department.   She later went to work as a Para for the school district and she loved helping her special needs students.  Dee was a loving, caring and giving woman who will be missed by all those that knew her.

 

 

 

Some of her hobbies were quilting, sewing, crafting, camping, fishing and boating.  She loved most of all the time she spent surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Tina Alvidrez and husband, David of Coffeyville, Kansas, Charley Laporte and wife, Kristi of Pleasanton, Kansas, Maria Hensley and husband, Terry of Coffeyville, Kansas, Debi Dick and husband, Corey of Collinsville, Oklahoma; Roy’s daughters, Chris Cravens and husband, Charlie of Winfield, Kansas, Cindy Simon and husband, Kevin of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; brothers, Jesse Ortiz and wife, Judy of Independence, Kansas, Raul Alcantar of Topeka, Kansas; several nieces, nephews; extended relatives and friends.  Dee was preceded in death by her parents, Inez and Socorro Ortiz; loving husband, Roy Kitterman;granddaughter, Sydney Elizabeth Tracy and Roy’s son, Randy Kitterman; brother, Larry Ortiz; sister, Catalina Ervin and brother, Carlos Alcantar. 

 

 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for friends and family to come and go throughout the day to view and sign the guest register.

 

 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Pastor Mark Wilson will officiate. The family suggests those that are attending the service could wear something purple to show support of Alzheimer's awareness.

 

 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Dolores' name be made to the Alzheimer's Association; 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

 

Shirley Ann Bellamy

Shirley Ann Bellamy, age 72, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Medicalodges Nursing Home in Coffeyville. 

Shirley was born on October 18, 1948 in Mattoon, Illinois to John “Dean” Franklin and Evelyn Faye (Garver) Phillippi.  Her family moved to Oklahoma when she was young and that’s where she grew up and attended school. 

On July 10, 1972 she was united in marriage to Dennis Ray Bellamy, Sr. in Claremore, Oklahoma.  The couple made their home in the Coffeyville area where they raised their children.  Shirley was a homemaker, in addition to caring for the home and the children she was enjoyed cooking and going to rummage sales.  Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Dennis Bellamy, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas; Jimmy Cantrell and wife, Gretta of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers, Leroy Phillippi and wife, Linda, Jerry Phillippi and wife, Tommie and Vernon Phillippi along with several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Evelyn Phillippi; loving husband, Dennis Bellamy; sister, Judy and a brother, John F. Phillippi, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for friends and family to come throughout the day for viewing and to sign the guest register at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Following Shirley’s wishes, cremation will take place at a later date under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home. 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice; 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 special message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Betty Rosson

Betty Rosson, 96, of Coffeyville passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.

Betty was born on October 5, 1924 in Coody’s Bluff, Oklahoma to LuLu and Alonzo Trimble. They moved to Centralia, Oklahoma where she lived and met Ivan Hargrove. They were married and moved to Coffeyville, Kansas. Together they had five children, Linda, Kelly, Diana, Duane and Cathy. The later divorced and she married Finis Rosson of Coffeyville.

Betty was always working in her yard and beautiful flower beds. She loved the great outdoors. She enjoyed working at Golden Books and Western Publishing Co. when they were in Coffeyville.  Betty retired in 1998; she continued to enjoy her ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church where she enjoyed attending from 1953 until her later years when she was no longer able to attend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Lulu Trimble; husband’s Ivan Hargrove and Finis Rosson; three children, Kelly Hargove, Diana Young and Cathy Ford; one sister, Donna Mann; and one brother, Billy Trimble.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, one daughter, Linda Thompson and husband, Tommy of Coffeyville; one son, Duane Hargrove and wife, Judy of Nesbit, Mississippi.

Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with Pastor Doug Mund of Grace Fellowship Church officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday, September 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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

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

Jacquelyn Marie "Jackie" Clough

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Marie Clough, age 93, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at CRMC. 

 

Jackie was born on August 11, 1928 to John E. "Jack" Lankard and Josie (Drybread) Lankard on a farm between Harris and Garnett, Kansas. 

 

She started in a one room country schoolhouse in Iantha until 7th grade.  She went to a two room schoolhouse, Harris Elementary School and was the only student in the 8th grade, Garnett High School for three years  then moved to Coffeyville where she attended FKHS for her senior year, graduating in 1946.  Jackie furthered her education at Coffeyville Community College where she earned her Associates Degree in 1948 and then to University of Arkansas graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1950.  She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at the University of Arkansas. 

 

Jackie worked for W. O. Dixon and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Thonnel at Dixon Manufacturing Company.  She worked as Mr. Dixon's secretary.  On November 29, 1952 she married the love of her life, Charles "Pug" G. Clough in Coffeyville at the First United Methodist Church.  They made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children.  Jackie was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville. For a time she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Ladies Circle.  Chapter DR P.E.O. for 60+ years, member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 60+ years.  Enjoyed participating in the Friday Book Club.  Jackie and Pug bought Standard Oil in July 1972 where she worked until the flood of 2007. 

 

She enjoyed traveling, working puzzles and reading. When her kids were younger she was a homeroom mother and was involved in the sports and activities of her kids and enjoyed helping with the Salvation Army.  She loved the time she spent surrounded by her family.  Pug and Jackie had 64 special years together; she adored him.  She loved and was very proud of her children and their accomplishments.  When it came to her grandchildren and great grandchildren she couldn't get enough of them.  Jackie loved every activity, every outing or family gathering that she was able to have the ones she loved around her and was proud of each and every one of them.  Just as recently as the beginning of August Jackie and her sister and their families were able to gather for "Birthday" weekend to enjoy time together. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving children, Cindy Baldwin and husband, David of Coffeyville, Nancy Garton and husband, Kendall of Coffeyville; daughter-in-law, Mary Clough of Coffeyville; nine grandchildren, Melissa and Eric Fletcher, Amy and Brendan Murdock, Stacy Baldwin, Monica Shue, Cindy Kelley, Katie Clough and Carmen, Jason Helkenberg, Brandon Helkenberg and James and Kimberly Helkenberg; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Lee Cornett of St. Joseph, Missouri along with several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Josie Lankard; loving husband, Pug Clough; son, Jon Clough. 

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for friends and family to sign the guest register throughout the day at David W. Barnes Funeral Home. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck will officiate.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. 

 

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

 

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

Ronald "Ronnie" Herriman

Ronald “Ronnie” Herriman age 76 passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 27, 2021, at his home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.

 

Ronnie was born on March 19, 1945, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Euel and Juanita (Lindesmith) Herriman.  Ronnie grew up in South Coffeyville, sharing his childhood with his two brothers and two sisters.  He completed his public education at Lenapah graduating from Lenapah High School in 1963 and completed one year of college at Oklahoma State in Stillwater before joining the US Navy in 1964.  After his 4 years of service, he received an honorable discharge in 1969.  After returning home he met Karen Warren and he married his sweetheart on October 17, 1970, at the United Methodist Church in Coffeyville.  The shared almost 51 years together.  Ronnie and Karen could banter back and forth, and he was always quick to remind Karen that she was 18 days older.

 

Ronnie was a master electrician working with the IBEW Local 226 for over 50 years when he retired, his last 12 years of employment he was filled the position of Local Business Agent managing a large group of electricians.  Its no wonder Ronnie enjoyed working with electricity he had an electric personality.  He was an energetic, Godly man that was loving, caring, devoted to his Lord and Savior, serving countless hours in the church also serving as a board member.  He loved his wife like Christ loves the church, always putting her needs above his own.  He was a wonderful dad to their daughter, Cara.

Ronnie had several interests that he enjoyed in his down time.  He was a true outdoors man, enjoying dropping a line at his favorite fishing hole, or hunting, target shooting, attending guns shows or doing a little “Horse Trading”.

 

An infectious loving smile will be remembered most by his loving wife, Karen of the home; daughter, Cara Haws and her husband Kris; sister, Sharon Kay Kimball; sister-in-law, Leanna Herriman; brother-in-law, Vic Herriman; sister-in-law’s, Cheryl Warren and Kim Pasquale and her husband Mike; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gary Herriman, Vernon Herriman and one sister, Loessa Wise; and brother-in-law, Junior Kimball.

 

Services celebrating the life of Ronnie with be held on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 1pm at Emmanuel Chapel, 312 Broadway, South Coffeyville, OK 74072 with Pastor James Feltner officiating. Burial will take place in the garden of Peace at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20 will provide military honors. To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Lynn Jay Carson

Lynn Jay Carson, age 79, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2021 at CRMC. 

Lynn was born on June 15, 1942 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Lawrence "Kit" and Velma (Hurt) Carson.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Longfellow Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  Lynn went on to further his education at Coffeyville Community College where he earned his Associates Degree. 

On June 21, 1963 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marie M. Starrett at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  The couple had two children, Troy and Tracy that they raised in Coffeyville. 

In January or 1963 Lynn began working at Funk Manufacturing that later became John Deere Coffeyville Works.  He earned the title of Superintendent and retired after 38 years of service in 2001. 

Lynn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  He loved attending church and had previously served as a Sunday school teacher.  He was also a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F & A.M.  He served multiple times as a Masonic Grand Lodge Officer.  He was a member of the Mirza Shrine in Pittsburg, Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star and Order of the White Shrine. 

Lynn had many hobbies which included the Coffeyville Shooters Club, golfing, bowling, playing tennis, long distance running, cross country cycling, downhill skiing, dancing, flying airplanes and flying R/C model airplanes, woodworking, metal work in his machine shop, donated his time to countless Cherokee NAFI events and gatherings.  Throughout the years Lynn would collect different items, some of those items were knives, coins, trains and yo-yo's.  He was also an animal lover. 

Surviving to honor his memory is his loving wife, Marie Carson of the home; children, Troy Carson and wife, Robin of Pittsburg, Kansas, Tracy Carson-Duke of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Zack Wood, Alex Carson, Sabrina Duke, Sheldon Duke, Skyler Duke and Squire Duke; great grandchildren, Zarrah, Ace, Aspyn and Starr Wood; sister, Berlene Mohler of Humboldt, Kansas; brother-in-law, Larry Starrett and wife, Lisa of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives and friends.  Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence "Kit" and Velma Carson; sister-in-law, Pauline Starrett-Maxson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p. m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Dick Smith will officiate.  Masonic Rites will be provided by the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 of Coffeyville.  Eastern Star Rites will be provided by the Independence Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Following Lynn's wishes, cremation will take place following the service and a private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville.  The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Coffeyville or to the Shriners Hospital for Children; 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

Donnie A. "Papa" Alderman

Donnie A. “Papa” Alderman, 79, was called home to Heaven on Thursday, August 26, 2021.  He passed from this life peacefully surrounded by his wife and children in the Coffeyville Regional Memorial Hospital.

Papa was born on December 31, 1941, in Coffeyville to Emery Alderman and Mildred Mooneyham. He grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

On September 6, 1958, he married the love of his life, Carmen Jo Wright at Miami, Oklahoma. They made their home in Coffeyville until moving to Odessa, Texas where they lived for six years before returning to Coffeyville in 1966 where they raised their three children, Patti, Howard, and Tommy.

Don was Maintenance Superintendent at Funk Mfg. (now John Deere Coffeyville Works) for 35 years until retiring in December 2000. In his younger years, he delivered donuts for Goldies Pie Shop, caddied at the golf course, stacked pins at the bowling alley, drove a 7-up truck, worked at Pinkies Liquor store, was a mechanic at Wright’s Auto Repair, and a machinist at Jensen’s.

Papa first met Jesus and became filled with the Holy Spirit at the Church of Acts in Coffeyville in the early 1980’s, under Brother Dan and Sister Pat Hargis.  Later he was a member of the Tyro Christian Church. Don enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, barbequing and smoking the best meats anyone ever tasted, camping in Colorado and Arizona, and traveling with his beautiful wife.  But his greatest joy was hosting October bonfires and hayrides, summer barbeques and swimming parties, Fourth of July extravaganzas, and huge Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and feasts, all attended by his family and extended family. To Papa there were no strangers at the Alderman home…all were welcome and all were family.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen Jo of the home; his children, Patti Jo and Mike Gillihan of Illinois, Howard Allen and Daniece of Illinois and Tommy DeWayne of Coffeyville; one sister, Vickie Edington and husband, Mike of Elk City, Kansas, six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and many extended grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services celebrating Don’s life will be on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas with David Bycroft and Brian Ingalls officiating. Burial will follow in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

Friends may call on Tuesday, August 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society; 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

Shirley Jean Rollins

Shirley Jean Rollins passed away peacefully after a long illness at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 91.

Shirley was born during the Great Depression on July 10, 1930, to James and Florence Ray in Denver, Colorado. After several family relocations, she graduated from high school in Independence, Kansas.

In May, 1948, Shirley married Kenneth R Ferrell in Independence, where she lived until their divorce in 1963. The marriage resulted in 3 children: Thomas Ferrell of Berkeley, California; Timothy Ferrell of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Mary Jane Brooks of Topeka, Kansas.

On November 6, 1964, she married Archie Rollins of Elk City, Kansas, and gained four children from Archie’s marriage to the late Ruth Vaughn, who passed away on February 22, 1964: Archie Rollins Jr.; Mary Gay Cowan of Caney, KS; Pat Tackett of Carl Junction, MO, and Karen Deal of Caney. Archie Rollins Jr. passed away in California on April 2, 1971.

Archie and Shirley lived in Elk City, before moving in 1966 to Caney, KS, where she owned and operated a beauty shop, and where Archie operated a Standard Oil Co distributorship. She also worked at Kopco for a time, and when Archie became ill, Shirley and the children continued the Standard Oil operation.

In 1981, the couple moved to Weslaco, Texas, where they managed the Leisure World mobile home park until Archie’s death in 1984. Shirley remained in Texas working at various jobs until she was able to return to managing Leisure World for a number of years. Her failing health resulted in her return to the Caney/Coffeyville area in 2010.

In Weslaco, Shirley was a member of the Weslaco Christian Church and the Red Hat Society. She loved camping, cooking, singing, playing Bingo, and especially playing cards with friends.

Shirley is survived by six children, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grand children, six great-great-grandchildren, and her sister Kay Harlan of Prescott, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Rollins, her parents James and Florence Ray, her brother James Ray Jr., and her son Archie Rollins Jr.

Services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City, Kansas with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating..

Friends may call on Monday, August 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials in Shirley’s memorial to the Cornerstone Church of Caney Children’s Ministry; 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.

Carol Marie (Jamison) Brooke

Carol Marie (Jamison) Brooker passed away August 25, 2021.  She was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, on May 10, 1929 to Theodore Black Jamison and Madge Bessie (Cary) Jamison.

She was a graduate of Field Kindley High School, Class of 1948, and Coffeyville Community College, in 1950.

She married Bill Brooker on June 17, 1955 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  Bill passed away in 2012. 

She was employed by the City of Coffeyville – City Clerk’s Office and City Treasurer until she retired after 40 years of service.

She was a member of First Christian Church and spent her final years in Ft. Scott, Kansas, at Country Place Senior Living.

Her survivors include one daughter, Carol Lee Hallum (David), of Reed Springs, Missouri, two granddaughters, Mary Jeanetta Oetting and Megin Lee Hurst, three great-grandchildren, Kris Oetting, Jonathan Oetting, and Rebbecca (Brad) White, and several great-great grandchildren.  She will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Shirley Wells and Norma Moore, and one brother, Theodore Jamison.

The service will be Saturday, August 28, at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church, Coffeyville with Pastor Lee Passwater officiating..   Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Due to health concerns, please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. 

Friends may sign the register book on Friday, August 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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

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

Jennalee "Skipper" (Spray) O'Conner

On Sunday August 22, 2021, Jennalee “Skipper” (Spray) O’Conner a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully in Coffeyville, Kansas at the age of 102.

 

Skipper was born on February 1, 1919, in Coodys Bluff, Oklahoma in rural Nowata County to Fred and Claudia Spray.

 

On January 5, 1939, she married William “Bill” E. O’Conner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After 65 eventful years of marriage, her husband preceded her in death in 2004.  During World War II, while Bill served in the Army, she worked making prisoner of war uniforms in Louisiana and at the Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas.  After some years as a homemaker raising children, she went to work at Automotive Control known as ACC in Independence, Kansas where she retired after more than twenty years of service.

 

After the death of her husband and losing her home in the 2007 flood, she became the resident of the Assisted Living at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, in 2019 she moved to Windsor Place on west first where she resided at the time of her passing.

 

Skipper will always be remembered by her sweet disposition, loving smile and cherished most by her two sons, William E. “Bill” O’Conner, Jr. (spouse Cynthia) of Washington, D.C., Dan O’Conner of Coffeyville; three grandchildren, Holly Strong, Casey O’Conner both of Dallas, Texas, and William E. O’Conner IV of Washington, D.C.; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 10am at Fairview Cemetery, 2400 Woodland, Coffeyville, Kansas.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 2 to 4 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

Edna Leona White

 

Edna Leona White age 81 of Coffeyville passed away on August 22, 2021 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, KS.

 

Leona was born December 4, 1939 in Phoenix, AZ to Charles and Leila (Mooney) Bullard. The family made their home in Welch, OK where Leona attended and graduated from local schools. After high school she met Melvin Loveless and the couple united in marriage. To this union they were blessed with three daughters and a son before later divorcing. She was later married to Russell White who preceded her in death. Leona was a talented seamstress, making many of her children's clothes, wedding dresses, prom dresses, and of course repairing anything that needed mending. She also enjoyed quilting, she has gifted countless quilts to family and friends. Leona probably knew where every thrift store in the United States was located and she could spot a garage sale sign from miles away, she called it “junkin” and she had an absolute passion for it. Her vegetable garden was something she took pride in, growing seeds into something that she could feed family with just showed the love she had for them. You never had to wonder what was on Leona’s mind, that is what made her such a loyal friend she had her belief and would tell you about it. Family meant everything to her and she meant everything to them.

 

Leona’s memories will live on with her children; Charlene Walker her husband Brent of Summersville, WV, Shelia Tice her husband Todd of Middleburry, IN, Phil Loveless his wife Marsha of Independence, KS, and Kelli Brogdon her husband Mike of Nowata, OK, brothers; Don, Tom, and Randy Bullard, sisters; Ann Walker and Francis Wallace, grandchildren; Clint Nielson his wife Tanya, Russell Nielson, Vivian Powell her husband Andy, Megan Strebin her husband Andrew, Tyler Tice, Jacob Loveless his wife Bobbie, Blake Loveless, Matthew Brogdon, Erika Brogdon, and Michelle Mencias, and a herd of great-grandchildren.

 

She now rests with her parents and her brother Rocky Bullard.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the First Assembly of God Church at 10:00am with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Lenora Gowen

 

Lenora Gowen age 98 of Coffeyville, passed away August 21, 2021 at the home of her great-granddaughter in Broken Arrow, OK. 

 

Lenora was born in Stroud, OK on July 14, 1923 to John and Eva (Jackson) Harvey. She was raised in Nowata and attended local schools. On December 24, 1941 she married Claude Brown Gowen. To this union the couple was blessed with a daughter. During the war, Lenora worked in the laundry for the Army and also helped with any seamstress work that needed done. Lenora took care of the needs of the home, she enjoyed sewing, traveling, daily Bible readings, time at Grand Lake, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren. Lenora was a very faithful and active member at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church where she volunteered many years in the nursery. She lived her life by the Bible, she had a heart of gold and was always giving to those less fortunate than herself. Lenora was a bit stubborn but had a great sense of humor. 

 

Lenora’s memories will live on with her grandchildren, Lori Bryant and Sandra Wintjen, great-grandchildren; Angelica Lara, Lorelei Wiles, Kelli Egermeier, James McGee, Cody Wintjen and Ivy Wintjen, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. 

She now rests with her parents, her husband Claude, her daughter Patricia McGee and geart-great-grandson Declan Wintjen. 

 

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 1:00pm at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Susan G Komen 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   

Dora Mae Fuller

Heaven’s newest angel arrived on August 19, 2021, when Dora Mae Fuller left to fill a position of the highest calling. While on earth, Dora Mae had many duties, including wife, mother, sister, coworker, dear friend to many, and grandmother.

 

Born Dora Mae Wyckoff in Nowata, Oklahoma, to William and Jewell (Collier) Wyckoff on December 26, 1951, Dora was the youngest of five. She attended Lenapah Public Schools, where she met her husband, Earl Fuller and were married on June 8th, 1973.

 

Dora Mae and Earl settled down in Lenapah, Oklahoma, before bringing 5 kids into the world and relocating to South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. She worked several jobs in her life, with her longest stint being with Funk Manufacturing, which later became John Deere, where she retired in February of 2020 with over 35 years of service. After retirement, she had more time for her most enjoyable pastime, her twelve grandkids, where she received her new name, Gaga. Dora Mae loved spoiling her kids and grandkids. She also loved watching sports, reading, keeping QVC in business, and visiting with friends and family.

 

Dora Mae was preceded in death by her mom and dad, William “Bill” and Jewell Wyckoff, her brother Sonny Wyckoff, her sisters Sharon Turney and Barbara McKellip, husband Earl Fuller, son Kristopher Lynn Fuller, and grandson Wyatt Cody Smith.

 

She is survived by her sister Joyce Cahill of Centennial, Colorado, son Shane (Julie) Fuller of Chanute, Dane (Lauren) Fuller of South Coffeyville, and daughters Chelsey (Brian) Knisely of Edna, and Dawn (Heath) Smith of Caney, and her grandkids, Danica and Brice Knisley of Coffeyville, Raquel and Rebel Smith of Caney, Kane, Jaxon, and Adalyn Fuller of South Coffeyville, and Layla, Fox, and Tre Fuller of Chanute.

 

 

Aside from her biological children, Dora Mae loved the friends of her children as well. She always made sure that everyone was fed, no matter how large the crowd, and never let anyone leave without a hug, or at least a smile.

 

Services for Dora Mae will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 1pm at Tyro Christian Church. A visitation will take place on Friday the 3rd, from 6-8 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Dora Mae will be laid to rest next to her husband at Mount Washington cemetery in Lenapah, Oklahoma. The service will be streamed live via the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel Facebook. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Charles "JR" Knisley

Charles “JR” Knisley went to Heaven to be with the love of his life for 49 years Ruth Knisley on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at his home in Caney.

 

He was born on July 25, 1940 at Coffeyville the Charles Edward Knisley, Sr. and Florence Mildred (Mead) Knisley.

He worked for the City of Caney until he retired and worked for Coffeyville Monuments until he retired in 2020.

He is survived by his daughters Debbie Mitchell and husband Tim Mitchell of Independence, KS, Carol Miller of Ozark, AR, Sharon Stong and husband Rick Stong of South Coffeyville, OK, son Kenny Knisley and wife Pam Knisley of Sand Springs, OK. Sister Becky Tesh and husband Brent Tesh of Owasso, OK, Brother Jim Knisley and wife Sharon Knisley of Carterville, MO. 3 Step Sisters Debbie McDonald, Diania Evenson, Marie Sales, two step brothers Michael O’Connell, Pat O’Connell.  He had 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter, many nieces and nephews and friends.

 

He is proceeded in death by his wife Ruth Knisley, Mother Florance Knisley, Father Charles Knisley Sr., Step Mother Pauline Knisley, 1 brother Gary Knisley, 3 sisters Novela (Bobbi) Williams, Darlene Riley, Eulene Jackson, Father and Mother In-law William “Bill” and Silver Knight, Brother In-Law Kenny Knight, Brother In-Law Bill Knight, Brother-In-law, Lester Smith, Sister-in-law Anna Mae Peel Sister-In Law Clara Smith.

 

There will be a Memorial Service at a later date.

 

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 Michael "Mike" Dale

James Michael “Mike” Dale age 74 of Coffeyville passed away on August 16, 2021 at his home. 

 

Mike was born on October 13, 1946 in Joplin, MO to William and Irene (Epperson) Dale. He was raised in Scammon and attended and graduated from South East High School. He continued his education at Pittsburg State University where he studied drafting. After college, he began working for Union Pacific Railroad which would turn into a 37-year profession retiring in 2008. Mike was united in marriage to the love of his life Barbara Davis on October 26, 1979. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, trains, and watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Royals. He was a truly dedicated employee that only knew hard work. In his down time, he loved cutting up, he was always goofing around with his children and grandchildren. He loved anytime he could spend with his wife and family. 

 

Mike’s memories will live on with his children, Billy Dale and his wife Cindy, James Dale Jr and his wife Jessica, Jenger Byler and her husband Tracy, Kenda Gilman and her husband Steve, his brother Larry Dale and his wife Janet, his sisters; Diane Dale and Anita Smith, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 

 

He now rests with his parents, his wife Barbara, and son Chris Dale. 

 

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. A book signing will be held on Wednesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association 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 a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Lynn Stuart Singer

Lynn Stuart Singer 70 of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, August 14 at his home in Coffeyville, KS.

 

Lynn was born February 18, 1951 in El Dorado, KS to Clifford L. and Marie A (Shannon) Singer both deceased. He lived in Kansas during his life time. He was active in tennis, played the trumpet throughout school and went to state in tennis with attending Augusta High School in Augusta. Lynn graduated from Emporia State University, formerly KSTC with a BA in Psychology. He was employed by Vinita Hospital. After graduation he married Ellen Protheroe and they had one daughter, Stephanie D. (Singer) Root of Tahlaquah, Oklahoma. The couple later divorced. Lynn worked for GRDA then Cable TV in Coffeyville then Aptus in Coffeyville. He later met his loving wife Judy A (Perser) Singer of Coffeyville in 1997. They were married for 23 ½ years and she remains at their residence. Lynn always looked forward to pheasant hunting with his good friends every year in South Dakota. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He had on special dog, a cocker spaniel named Andy who he loved dearly.

 

Those who are left to honor his memory are his wife, Judy, daughter Stephanie Rood, grandsons Dalton and Aiden Root, niece Emily Duffey, daughter of his brother Larry Singer deceased, and a special and loving cousin Becky Switzer.

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel masks and social distancing will be required. Due to Covid-19 there will be a memorial service held via Zoom, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2:00pm that link can be shared by calling Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 620-251-3100. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

James Clinton Taylor, Sr.

James Clinton Taylor, Sr. passed from this world August 9, 2021. He died at his home in Coffeyville, with his wife Mary Ellen at his side

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Jim was born on December 26, 1934 to James O. and E. Lucille Taylor in Wichita, Kansas. In 1945, he moved with his parents and sister Mary to Coffeyville where his father founded Taylor Bag Co. Jim graduated from Field Kindley High School and attended Oklahoma University.

Jim married Barbara Joyce Estes in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together having three children, James, Elizabeth, and Greg. Later they divorced.

 

Jim married Mary Ellen Barker of Sibley, Missouri in 1965. She had a son, Robert, who became a member of the family. Together, having a daughter, Mary Kai.

 

Jim was an industrial liquidator and owned businesses in Coffeyville & Wichita, KS; Monroe, LA; Houston, TX and Tulsa, OK. In 1998, he returned to Coffeyville to be near family.

 

Jimmy enjoyed dogs, raising five Labrador Retrievers in his lifetime. All were cleverly named Colonel Dog. Jim also had a passion for the circus. For six years, he volunteered at the Great Circus Parade, an old-time circus that traveled by train from Baraboo to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Jim attended the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville, and was a member of Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M. in Coffeyville  and Mirza Temple Shriners in Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

He is survived by his wife, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; Mary Ellen Taylor (wife, of the home), Robert Taylor of South Coffeyville, James “Jim” C. Taylor, Jr. of Tulsa, Elizabeth Taylor of Topeka, Greg Taylor of Canton, TX and Mary Kai (Eric) Brandenburg of Liberty, Missouri (children); Mary Virginia Taylor (sister) of Coffeyville and her son Michael Owen Taylor of Lawrence.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Owen and Evelyn Lucille Taylor.

 

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Daniel Knight of the Bible Baptist Church officiating.  Masonic Rites will be conducted by Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Sunday, July 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

 

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

Cheryl L. France

Cheryl L. France, 75, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Wichita.

 

She was born on October 23, 1945 in Coffeyville to Ernest and June France. Cheryl grew up in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.

Cheryl lived in Wann, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas. She operated a cleaning business for 50 years.

 

Survivors include two sons, Ernie L. Kuehn of Wann, Oklahoma, and Andrew Kuehn of Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and June France; her husband, John Lee of Wichita; and her oldest son’s wife, Helen Frankie Kuehn.

 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.

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

 

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

 

Shirley Brown

In 1970 Don and Shirley purchased a Lumber Yard in Coffeyville, in 1973 they branched out and started Brown Construction building homes the area. In 1976 they began Shelter Service and Subpply insulating homes and businesses in Coffeyville and the surrounding area. After a fire claimed the lumber yard in the late 1970’s they sold their business but remained active buying and selling factory overruns. In 1985 they started Sports Image a screen printing business which they operated until retiring in 1999. After a busy life Don and Shirley retired to their log home southeast of Coffeyville.

 

Shirley was a member of Tyro Christian Church, and a former longtime member of Weight Watchers. She enjoyed reading, bookkeeping, quilting, crocheting, and knitting. Shirley was a excellent cook and baker and loved spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Don of the home; her children, Narayana (Richard) Brown, and Deborah Brown Toye; grandchildren, Jesse Ashe, Melissa Kucyk, Treton Gomaz, and Hanuman Michael Brown-Eagle; great-grandchildren, Lillian Ashe, Fallon Kucyk, Maddox Kucyk and Leland Kucyk; and her brother, Kenneth Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Arlene Brakhage.

 

Services celebrating Shirley’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas with David Bycroft officiating. Burial will follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to Tyro Christian Church; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

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

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

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