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Glenn Lee Flanders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Robert H. Miner

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LaWanda M. Caldwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Service information to follow.

Edward E. Eveleigh

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Ina Mae Carney

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

Connie Sue Lay

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Nathaniel Edward Colbert II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mary Ann Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Kaelyn Marie Kendrick

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Bruce Wayne Palmer

Bruce Wayne Palmer 59 of Tyro, KS. Passed away Saturday May 29, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. No services are plan at this time, Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Bruce Wayne Palmer was born June 19, 1962, in Phoenix, AZ. The son of Melvin and Barbara (Gunter) Palmer, on November 2, 1991, Bruce was united in marriage to Tanya Tippen in Coffeyville, Kansas, Bruce and Tanya moved to Tyro 10 years ago where they made their home at the time of his passing.

 

Bruce loved to work on cars and take walk, he loved to watch old movies and loved spending time with his loving family, Bruce work for Amazon in Coffeyville until his failing health.

 

Bruce is survived by his wife Tanya Palmer of the home and 3 daughters Barbara Palmer of Coffeyville, KS; Gina Palmer and Kimberly Palmer of the home in Tyro, KS. And 1 son Hercules Palmer. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents and siblings. To share a memory or leave an online condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Mario Linn Grant

Mario Linn Grant, age 50, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

 

 

 

Mario was born on November 16, 1971, to William Loyd Ogans and Laura Lynn Bluitt in Independence, Kansas where he attended local schools and graduated from Independence High School.  He furthered his education at Independence Community College and Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

 

 

 

Mario worked for Acme Foundry as a weekend supervisor.  He also spent his time as a football and basketball coach for Field Kindley High School, Roosevelt Junior High School and Coffeyville Rec Center.  He loved sports “Rock Chalk” “Go Chiefs”!  Mario’s love for music was amazing, he knew pretty much every song and was an amazing singer.

 

 

 

On September 1, 2012, he married the love of his life, Jaime Starnes.  They enjoyed attending local sporting events, going on drives, reminiscing about their childhoods, and just being at home enjoying downtime with his loved ones and of course his dogs.

 

 

 

Mario was loved by everyone who had the privilege of meeting him. His laughter and smile were infectious to all those around him. His selfless generosity with his time and wisdom will be cherished by many.

 

 

 

Surviving to honor his memory is his wife and best friend, Jaime Grant of the home; sons, Sevan Grant of the home and Matthew Grant of Chicago, Illinois; one grandchild, Miguel; a brother, Napoleon Grant III of Pittsburg, Kansas, a half-sister, Carlotta Charles of Denver, Colorado; aunts, Rachel Bell, Alice Wilson; uncles, Donald Melugin, Jr. and Joseph Melugin all of Independence, Kansas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Bluitt, grandmother, Alice Melugin and half-sister, Gwen Ogans.

 

 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dearing Christian Church.  Pastor J B Brown will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas

 

 

Sandra L. "Sandy" Jenkins

Sandra L. “Sandy” Jenkins of Dearing, KS died May 25th, 2022, she passed away peacefully at her home following a brief illness.
Sandy was born, November 2,1939 to Harold & Mildred (Palmer) Rogers in Independence, Kansas.
As a young girl she lived in and around Coffeyville, and Dearing and attended West Coffeyville elementary and graduated from Independence KS High School.
In 1969 she married Waymon Waller. She had two sons, Jerry Waller of Tulsa, OK and Wallace Waller of Florida. The couple later divorced.
In 1968 she married William “Odell” Jenkins.
In their early years, she and Odell were owner operator and over the road truck drivers, Sandy was very proud of that.
In her later years she was employed by Walmart Super Center of Coffeyville, KS until her retirement.
She loved to go camping, fishing and loved her dog “Little Red”.
Survivors include, her husband Odell of the home, a stepdaughter Gerri Smith and her husband Gail of Rio Hondo, TX, 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, cousins, and extended family members.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, a brother Richard Dick, and a stepdaughter Diane Hultz.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 10 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Jamie Regis of Dearing Christian Church will officiate.  Sandy will be laid to rest next to her parents in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Coffeyville.  The family has requested Memorial Contributions be made payable to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.  Contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To share a memory or leave an online condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Midori Arai Allred

Midori Arai Allred age 88 of Coffeyville passed away on May 23, 2022 at her home with her husband at her side.

 

Midori was born on October 30, 1933 in Ikaho, Gumma-Ken, Japan and was the daughter of Shigeo and Hiroko Arai. She was raised and attended school in Ikaho until she met William (Bill) Allred at a dance hosted by the American Red Cross while Bill was stationed there. You could say it was love at first sight and they began dating. They were united in marriage on February 25, 1958 in Japan and that same year Bill returned home to Coffeyville with his wife Midori. The couple was blessed with a son and while the family was living in Concord, California they were blessed with a daughter. In 1968 they moved back to Coffeyville where Midori found employment in the kitchen at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Midori loved to cook, and she loved when people enjoyed her food, she also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, walking, riding her bike, and spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was a truly brave woman who proudly became a citizen, learned our language, and learned and adapted to our culture. She was a determined and strong willed person to say the least, a bit outspoken, always telling it as it was.

 

Midori’s memories live on with her husband Bill, her children, Gary Lee Allred and his wife Cindy from Katy, Texas and Wendy Leigh Skidmore and her husband Jeff from Overland Park, Kansas.  She loved and was "Ging Ging" to her grandchildren - Melanie Allred, Braden Allred, Hannah Rolleston and her husband Joe, and Elizabeth Skidmore.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shigeo and Hiroko Arai and her in-laws that were like her parents here in the states Solan and Arvilla Allred.

 

Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery with Hospice Chaplain Keith Springer officiating. Friends are invited to sign the register on Monday, May 30, 2022 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at David W. Barnes Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or to the Southeast Kansas Meals on Wheels and they may be sent in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com

 Services have been entrusted to David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

 

Patricia Louise Hatfield

Patricia Louise Hatfield age 93 of Coffeyville passed from this life on May 18, 2022, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Patricia was born in Neodesha, Kansas on October 29, 1928, to Frank and Beryl (Richardson) Green. She graduated from Altoona High School; she continued her education as Pittsburg State University and then Neosho County Community College.  She married the love of her life Bill J Hatfield on April 18, 1947, in Fredonia, Kansas. To this union the couple was blessed with a daughter, Vicki.

Patricia found employment as a telephone operator, taught in a one room schoolhouse, worked at Continental Can and was a bookkeeper for Long Bell Lumber. Together she and Bill became owners and operators of Plattner Welding Supply. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, 25 plus year member with the Order of the Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, Art and Literature Club and Garden Club. Patricia enjoyed sewing, reading, working daily crossword puzzles and walking two miles every morning.

Patricia’s memories will live on with her daughter, Vicki Rauch and her husband Steve of Coffeyville, granddaughter, Holly Oertel and her husband Mark of Lawrence, Kansas, great grandchild, Larkin Oertel, sisters, Carol Bradford of Chanute, Kansas, Beryldean Reheis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews. 

She now rests with her parents, husband Bill, and her brothers, Allen and F.M. Green.

A private graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Altoona Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the guest book on Monday, May 23, 2022, at David W. Barnes Funeral Home from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First United Methodist Church or a charity close to the donor’s heart and they may be left with or sent in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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

Services have been entrusted to David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

Gary Swigart, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Robert "Robbie" Darrell Rooks

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

William "Bill" H. Mangels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jess J. Miranda

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Craig Edward Buckner

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

He married Kitty Long in 2006 but later parted ways. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dwight Gene Fields

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

Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

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

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

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

and worked for Phillips Petroleum until he retired.

 

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

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

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

Methodist Church for most of his life.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phillip (Ruth) McKee of Wayside, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marcia and

parents Clyde and Vera Fields.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mary "Pinky" Atkinson

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Joshua Scott Daniel Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Ralph Hayward

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Ronald Wayne Carnine,

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Aurelia Gracie Applegate

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

David W Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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