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Obituaries Archives for 2018-10

Donna Sue (Johnson) Starnes

Donna Sue (Johnson) Starnes, 64, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.


She was born on October 8, 1954 at Hampton, VA to Jimmy L. and Barbara (Colley) Johnson.  Donna grew up and received her education in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1972.

Donna was employed by U.S.D. #445 for over 30 years and Coffeyville Recreation Commission for over 27 years. She loved working with the children and visiting with people while working the concession stand at Coffeyville Recreation ball games and recently the concession stand at Little League was renamed in her honor.


Donna was an avid sports fan, especially the Golden State Worriers, Golden Tornado and Red Ravens.


Survivors include her son, Casey Starnes of Springfield, MO; her daughter, Jaime Grant and husband Mario of Coffeyville; her mother, Barbara Johnson of Coffeyville; her sister, Vickie Males and husband, Don of Coffeyville; grandson, Sevan Grant; nephew, Craig Males and wife, Tamara of Coffeyville; niece, Kara Males of Coffeyville; one great niece and three great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Johnson.


The family will celebrate Donna’s life at a gathering of family and friends at the Coffeyville Recreation Center on Saturday November 3rd from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.


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

Marianna L. Brant

Marianna L. Brant, 74, of rural Havana, KS passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Heritage Villa in Bartlesville, OK.


She was born on March 16, 1944 at Independence, KS to Harold and Goldena (Eversole) Sullivan. Marianna grew up on the family farm near Havana, she graduated from Caney High School in 1962.


On November 18, 1962 she married Richard Brant in the Caney United Methodist Church. Following their marriage they lived in Bartlesville, OK while Marianna attended Bartlesville Business College. After graduating they moved to Owasso, OK.

Marianna was employed as Credit Manager for Earle M. Jorgensen Company in Tulsa, OK and later Dallas, TX for over 20 year retiring in 1997. Following her retirement they returned to rural Havana to make their home.

She was a member of the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS and former longtime members of the First Christian Church in Owasso, OK, and served as Secretary of the National Association of Credit Managers. Marianna enjoyed quilting at Tyro Christian Church, and loved spoiling her grandchildren.


Survivors include her husband, Richard of the home; one daughter, Juli Brant of rural Havana, one son, Jason Brant and wife, Miranda of Neosho, MO; three grandchildren, Taylor Johnson and girlfriend Emma Smith of Broken Arrow, OK, Joanna Brant of Windsor, MO, and Rebecca Brant of Neosho, MO; one sister, Patty Fields and husband, Loyd of Caney and their sons, Kelly Fields and wife, Sara of Nixa, MO, and Shane Fields and wife, Marisha of Sedan; one brother, Kenneth Sullivan and wife, Carla of rural Havana and their daughter Micca Brown and her husband, Craig of Gentry, AR; her mother-in-law June Brant of Independence; sister-in-law, Rozalyn Boggs and family of Cherryvale, and brother-in-law, Rodney Spader and family of Wichita.


A Celebration of Marianna’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Tyro Christian Church with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials sent to Tyro Christian Church designated for Blanket Blessings Project.


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Mike Olen Adcock

Mike Olen Adcock, age 66, of Cape Fair, Missouri, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at Amazing Grace Chapel, 501 E. 9th St., Coffeyville on Saturday, November 3, at 11 a.m.

            Mike was born October 29, 1951, in Port Hueneme, California to Fletcher and Tina (Trask) Adcock. He moved to Coffeyville, Kansas, with his family when he was 16 years old. On May 5, 1984, he was united in marriage to Vicki Garrison, who survives. Carrying on his legacy is one son, Michael Adcock, who lives in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, with his wife, Amanda Hollands and their 3 children, Nevaeh, Bryson and Eli. Also surviving is one brother, Jim Adcock of Dewey Arizona; four sisters: Sharon McSorley of Lake Placid Florida; Connie Hill of Fort Pierce Florida; Debbie Allen and Lori Borron of Coffeyville Kansas.

            Preceding him in death were his parents.

            Mike graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville and received an Associate degree later in life from Coffeyville Community College. He was honorably discharged after 8 years of service from the United States Army on February 23, 1993. Mike retired as Commander of Field Services from Coffeyville Police Department after 20 years of service. While with the C.P.D. he served on the Special Operations Team and worked many years with his canine partner, Danvet. After moving to Missouri in March 2008, he then worked for the Barry County Sheriff Department for 10 years, 7 of those years as Court Bailiff. He finally retired completely from law enforcement on July 6, 2018.  He loved his church family at First Baptist of Cape Fair and will be sadly missed by his family and friends until our reunion in heaven.

Damon Alfred Wilbern, Jr.

Damon Alfred Willbern, Jr. age 92, passed away at his home in Coffeyville, Kansas with his family.


Damon was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 30, 1925 to Damon Alfred Willbern, Sr. and Zelma (Stevens) Willbern. He moved to Coffeyville as a child and made his home with his father and step-mother Marjorie Miller Willbern. He graduated from Missouri Military Academy in 1944 and served in World War II in the Army 329th Infantry Regiment 83rd Division. After his honorable discharge he returned to Coffeyville and attended Coffeyville Community College.


On September 5, 1947 he married Esther Jo Livingston. The couple made their home in Texas before returning to Coffeyville to raise their family. Mr. Willbern was the Vice President and manager of The Music Box. Upon the closing of that business he made his living as owner and operator of Red Nose Sam’s Pawn Shop until retirement.


Damon was proud of his service to his country, never met a stranger, enjoyed Big Band music and traveling. He believed travel to be one of the best forms of education. He most desired to make a difference for his family and loved to share his experiences and advice with them and everyone he met.


Damon’s family who continue to cherish his memory are: daughter and son-in-law Connie and Jon Graham of The Woodlands, Tx; brother David Willbern and wife Margo of New Mexico; grandchildren Daniel Atkinson of Coffeyville, Jocelyn Larson of Dallas, Haley Arizmendi of Houston, Jeremy Willbern of Fayetteville and Andrew Jerrid Cook of Tulsa; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Esther Jo, infant son Steven, daughter Marcia Atkinson, son Marc and step-sister Patricia McKay.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11 am at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Chaplain Mike Graham officiating.  Military Honors will be provided by Ft. Riley Big Red One and Coffeyville VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20.  The family will receive friends on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at the Chapel.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Coffeyville American Legion Post 20. Contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave the family a message of condolence visit


Janet Marie (Jennings) Freel

Janet Marie (Jennings) Freel, 69, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at her home.


Janet was born on December 11, 1948 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Jerald and Marie (Benning) Jennings.  Janet grew up in Coffeyville where she graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  She earned her Associate Degree in Business from Coffeyville Community College Janet was also a graduate of the Coffeyville Beauty College that was located above the Midland Theatre.


In June of 1972 she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Freel at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  They had two children, Erica and Richard “Bo” Jr.  In 1987 the couple divorced


After college Janet worked as a beautician until having children.  While the kids were growing up all her time was spent taking care of them and the home.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed trying new foods and recipes.  She would often watch cooking shows and was considered to be a foodie.


In 1988 Janet worked as a Clerk for the City of Edna until 1992.  She was the City Manager for Kinsley, Kansas for 3 years.  She was City Clerk for Belle Plain, Kansas for 4 years.  After returning to the area, Janet worked at Watco Railroad in Cherryvale, Twin Valley Utility Billing in Altamont, Kansas for 2 years, Eagles Security for 4 years.  She also did personal taxes for many years.  Most recently she worked at Coffeyville Chiropractic for Dr. Heath Haffner, D.C. as his secretary for the past 8 years.  She worked as recently as last month until her health kept her home.


Janet enjoyed playing bingo at Holy Name, visiting casinos and playing crossword scratch-off tickets.  She used to be active in a local women’s bowling league.  She liked to travel and go on car rides, reading and thread crocheting.


She is survived by her daughter, Erica Ann Freel of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Kayla and Damon Freel of Independence, Kansas; sister, Jerrie Ann Lowrance and husband, Jerry of Coffeyville, Kansas; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.  She will be dearly missed by so many people.


Preceding her in death are her parents, Jerald T. Jennings, Marie E. Jennings - Metzinger and loving son, Richard “Bo” Freel, Jr.


Funeral Services for Janet will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Dearing Christian Church in Dearing, Kansas.  Pastor J.B. Brown will officiate.  Graveside services will immediately follow at the Fairview Veterans Memorial Patio in Coffeyville with private burial in Calvary Cemetery.


Visitation will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends on Monday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; 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.


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Esther Lucile Foster

Esther Lucile Foster age 95, passed away on October 21, 2018 at Medicalodges of Independence.


Esther was born the same day as her brother Chester Hobart, in Independence, KS on January 24, 1923 to Thomas E and Stella May (Roach) Hobart. Esther attended school and graduated from Cedar Vale High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she attended Pittsburg State University where she became a teacher due to the severe shortage of educators during World War II. Esther taught for five years before working for Boeing as an accounts payable clerk.


After the war, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Jefferson Foster on November 7, 1947. Bill worked for Southwestern Bell and the couple was un-located for 2 ½ years making 26 moves during that time from East to West. Their mobile home was a great asset during those moves. In 1950 they bought a home and small acreage in Arkansas City; it was there that they were blessed with the birth of a daughter and a son. In 1960 they moved to Independence where they purchased 80 acres and built a home. Esther was a homemaker, staying at the farm caring for her children, working with the 4-H, attending the children’s school activities, church activities, helping Bill with the farm and cattle, and everything else that came along that makes a homemaker so much more. Esther and Bill loved country and western music; they made several trips to Branson a year to enjoy concerts. They also enjoyed visiting and traveling to scenic areas across the United States.


Esther’s memories will live on with her children, Marla Foster Ware, and David “Thaine” Foster and his wife Cheryl, granddaughter Amanda Kaufman her husband Anthony, great-grandson Eli Kaufman and soon to be great-grandson Samuel Kaufman.


She now rests with her parents, her husband of 56 years Bill, and brother Chester Hobart.


Private family services will be held and Esther will be laid to rest next to her husband Bill in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Heart Association and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Joseph Ernest Wilson

Joseph Ernest Wilson, Papa Joe, was born August 6, 1947 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Cecil Oda Wilson and Sarah Rebecca Wilson. With his loving children by his side, Joe passed from this life Monday October 22, 2018 at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita Kansas.


Papa Joe lived in Coffeyville nearly his entire life and graduated from Coffeyville High School in 1965.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1972, earning the rank of Sergeant. While in the Air Force, Joe served at North Bend Airforce Station near Hauser, Oregon.


After the service, Joe returned to his hometown and began working at the local refinery. Over the next 45 years, Papa Joe held numerous jobs at the refinery from filling oil barrels to driving a vacuum truck and serving on the fire response team.


He married Nancy Jean Rhodes on October 1, 1971. Together, they had two children; Shelly Jean Kingery and husband Jay of Yukon OK, and Matthew Joseph Wilson and wife Jennifer of Wichita, KS.


Papa Joe was blessed with seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Attending their school and church activities brought him great joy. Joe is preceded in death by his mother, father, and one sister, Frances Ann Smith. He is survived by one sister, Betty Jo Clark, and two brothers, John Cecil Wilson and James Edward Wilson.


Throughout his life, Papa Joe worked to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. He was a devoted member of the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Much like his work at the refinery, Joe worked many jobs at the church, filling needs from handyman to bus driver and cook.


Visitation will be held Thursday, October 25 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville. Services will be held at the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville, KS on Friday, October 26 at 2:00pm. Interment will immediately follow the service at the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Bible Baptist Church's Call to Conquer Fund at 701 W 4th Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337, donations may also be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit


Dr. George F. McDuffee, Jr.

Dr. George F. McDuffee Jr., 79, passed away Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, KS.


He was born Feb. 25, 1939 in Kansas City, MO, to George F. (Mac) McDuffee, Sr. and Betty Henderson McDuffee.  He is survived by his brother, Colonel Frank W. McDuffee, USMC (Ret.), of Fayetteville, AR, his beloved nephew and niece, Jeff Turner of Woodbine, GA, and Paige Davis of Radford VA, and numerous grand- and  great grand-nephews & -nieces.


George’s parents had said they determined that he was an extraordinary child very early on. When he was learning to speak, it was in multiple languages, reflecting the nationalities of their immigrant neighbors. He was found to be ambidextrous, and possessed a nearly photographic memory.


George was raised in OK and KS, graduated from Caney High School, and served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman.  He then attended Coffeyville Junior College, Kansas State University, and received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Southern Illinois University.  While working, George’s inherent quest for knowledge subsequently resulted in him earning a Master of Science (MS) degree from Pittsburg State University.  George’s inquisitive mind and restless curiosity caused him to make his home wherever his profession(s) led him.  ... New York, California, Connecticut, Canada, and Brazil to name a few. Some of the many career paths in which he excelled were sales, law enforcement, automotive R & D, quality control, computer technology, import/export, customer relations, real estate, insurance, statistical analysis, and manufacturing.  But it was not until later in his midlife that George discovered his true calling; that of education. While employed by Berg Manufacturing in Iola, KS, he became an adjunct faculty member at Allen County Community College.  That opportunity ignited his passion for teaching and mentoring. This commitment led him to achieve his Specialist in Education (EdS) degree from Pittsburg State University.  George savored his commitment as a full time educator at college/university level.  A personal academic milestone was reached when he attained his Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from Oklahoma State University.  When he retired from Frank Phillips College, Borger, TX, he continued mentoring and consulting on a variety of subjects, from his home in Coffeyville.


Some of George’s hobbies were leather-working, calligraphy, technology, history, econometrics, linguistics, motor-scooters, metallurgy, reading, welding, needlecraft, and gunsmithing.  George’s various affiliations included: American Society of Engineers, National Association of Industrial Technology, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, OSU Foundation, American Rifle Association, and the MacDuffee Clan of America.


Our “Unca’ George” will be deeply missed by family, friends, colleagues and countless numbers of students whose lives have been enriched by his servant leadership.  We can be comforted by remembering the words of an unknown author:  “What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.”




Per George's wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, KS.  You are invited to a memorial celebration of the life of “Unca’ George” at his very favorite restaurant.

 In his remembrance, we want to serve you a margarita (or cervesa) and a delicious Mexican meal of your choice on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at El Pueblito, 600 Northeast St., Coffeyville. In lieu of any flowers, it is requested that charitable contributions be made, in George McDuffee’s name. To leave a message of condolence visit


Jeremy A. Dodson

Jeremy A. Dodson, 42, of rural Liberty, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


He was born on December 30, 1975 in Coffeyville to John and Mary (Rife) Dodson. Jeremy grew up in and attended school in the South Coffeyville, Oklahoma area, graduating from Oklahoma Union High School. He attended Coffeyville Community College where he was a member of the baseball team and meats judging team. He attended Ozark Christian College and then completed his education receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Friends University.


On March 1, 1997, Jeremy married Cheri O’Brien at Tyro Christian Church. They made their home in rural Liberty where they enjoyed raising cattle together. They were heavily involved with Montgomery County 4-H and any other activities that their three children participated in, especially the Cherryvale High School Wrestling program.


Jeremy enjoyed hunting, caring for his cattle, was an avid baseball fan, and had mean cooking skills. His greatest love was spending time with his children and their friends.


Jeremy was employed as Factory Machining Supervisor at John Deere Coffeyville Works. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. He volunteered his time in many areas including: Montgomery County 4-H Board, 4-H Meat Judging Team Coach, 4-H Shooting Sports Archery Instructor, Little League Baseball Coach, Kids Club Wrestling Coach, served as Liberty Township Clerk, and volunteered for the Liberty Fire Department.


Jeremy leaves behind his wife, Cheri; sons, Colben and Cord; and daughter, Cammie, all of the home. Other survivors include his parents John and Mary Dodson of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; sister, Janice Littlepage and her husband, Matt, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; and numerous other friends and relatives. 


Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Independence First Church of the Nazarene, 3167 South 10th St., Independence, KS with Pastor Bill Booe of the Liberty United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery northwest of Coffeyville. In true Jeremy fashion, casual attire is expected; jeans are acceptable.


Friends may call on Thursday, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 4th and Main St., Liberty, KS.

The family suggests memorials to the Dodson Children Education Fund established at Community National Bank; 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.


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David Daniel Castorena


David Daniel Castorena age 58 of Edna passed away on September 27, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

David was born on December 17, 1959 in Coffeyville to OC "Keido” and Mickey “Rodriquez” Castorena. David attended local elementary schools until he joined the United States Marine Corps on September 28, 1977. During his time in the Marines he received his high school diploma in Transylvania. David was a gunner in the Corps until his honorable discharge when he returned home to Coffeyville. He began working at Spears where he reunited with longtime childhood friend Debra Sue Amann, the couple started dating and were united in marriage on November 7, 1987 in Seoul, South Korea while Debra was serving in the United States Army. David enjoyed working on things with wheels and motors; he was always tinkering on an old mower. He took a special interest in teaching his son Zack how to work on things and they spent countless hours talking and working together. David also loved anytime he could get with his grandchildren, they were his happiness. He will be missed for his strong willed sometimes stubborn ways that his friends and family loved so much about him. He was known to stir people up to see what their reaction would be all in good fun. He also loved cats.

David’s memories will live on with his wife Debra, sons, Zachary Castorena his wife Victoria and Joseph Castorena, daughters, Tamera Weber her husband Rusty and Monica Castorena her fiancé Mike Cook, brother OC Castorena, Andrew Castorena, and Robert “Cas” Castorena, sisters, Penny Tucker, Lynn Brown, Debbie Blumenstein, Jane (Meador) McGee her husband Kent, and Rhonda Kelvin, grandchildren, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Castorena, Tristin Golden, Jaxon Bond, and Dylan Weber also numerous nieces and nephews.

He now rests with his parents and daughter Jenny Castorena.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Chapel from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The family request memorials be made to the family to help with medical and final expenses. To leave a message of condolence, please visit 

Harold D. Jaggers

Harold D. Jaggers, 94, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at his home.


He was born on July 6, 1924 at Muskogee, OK to Harry L. and Bessie (Ward) Jaggers. When Harold was young his family moved to the Coffeyville area where he attended James School and graduated from Field Kindley High School.


On March 3, 1943 he married Joline Walborn at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville.

Harold was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army from June 1943 until being honorably discharged in January 1946.

After being discharged from the Army he returned to Coffeyville where he was employed as a machinist at Continental Can, and later at Funk Mfg. Co. (now John Deere Coffeyville Works), Wheatley Valve Co. and Speer Mfg. Co. in Caney until retiring. While working as a machinist Harold and Joline also farmed for many years.


He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022, Coffeyville Men’s Basketball Association and a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Harold was an avid Coffeyville Community College Red Raven sports fan, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading.

Survivors include one son, Darell Jaggers and wife, Connie; two daughters, Lois Freeman and husband, Jerry, and Cheryl Lay all of Coffeyville; one brother, Kenneth Jaggers of Bartlesville, OK; one sister, Mildred Piper of South Dakota; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joline in 2006; two sisters, Norma Erne and Vinita Kaufman; and two brothers, Curtis Jaggers and Harry Jaggers, Jr.


A memorial service celebrating Harold’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio with Pastor Lee Passwater of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. Private inurnment will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park.


The family will receive friends on Friday, October 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


The family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Community College Athletic Department; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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Steven Sorn Cramer

Steven Sorn Cramer age 72 of Tyro, went home to be with the Lord and family that passed before on September 29, 2018 at his home.


Steven was born to Earl and Martha Cramer on August 31, 1946. Steven was one of three boys and his older brother Gary passed in 2014. Steven leaves behind three sons, Jason his wife Debi of Chanute, Danny Cramer his son Coby, and stepson Lafe Kirkpatrick his wife Khylee of Caney, 10 grandchildren, he also leaves behind his girlfriend Mary Perry from Coffeyville. His younger brother Dick and his wife Connie reside in Hastings, Nebraska. Steven was the owner and operator of Cramer Electric and is well known for his business throughout the community. Steven enjoyed playing pool and played in numerous pool leagues. He also enjoyed deer hunting and coyote hunting especially with his son Jason. Steven is going to be missed by many.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 10:00am, Interment will immediately follow at Springhill Cemetery, North of Coffeyville. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chapel The family suggests memorials be made payable to Tri Valley Developmental Services and they may be sent in care of  Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Judith "Judy" Kay BRUHN

Judith “Judy” Kay Bruhn, 70, of Liberty, Kansas passed away on September 28, 2018 at Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation in Neodesha, Kansas. 


Judy was born on July 5, 1948 in Cherryvale, Kansas to Robert “Bob” and Wilma (Holt) Leahew.  She grew up in Cherryvale, Kansas where she graduated High School.  Judy went on to earn her Associates Degree from Independence Community College. 


In 1965 she was united in marriage to Marvin Jones of the union three children were born.  The couple later divorced. 


On August 5, 1989 she married Henry A. Bruhn in Independence, Kansas.  Judy spent her time as a homemaker.  She enjoyed raising her children and tending to the home.  She loved playing games, and reading books.  She also collected M&M figures and knick knacks. 


Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband, Henry Bruhn of the home; children, Lynn Jones and wife, Christy of Independence, Kansas, Michelle Gillman and husband, Jeff of Coffeyville, Kansas, Mike Jones and wife, Michelle of Independence, Kansas; Jacqueline McKibben and husband, Doug of Miami, Oklahoma, Harry Bruhn of Coffeyville, Kansas; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; five brothers; five sisters; mother and father-in-law, Harry and Christina Scott of Independence, Kansas; brother-in-law, Sam Bruhn of Independence, Kansas and her lifelong best friend, Rhonda Sherwood of Andover, Kansas along with several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Wilma Leahew; five sisters and three brothers. 


The family will be holding a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Life Praise and Woship Church, 308 N. Liberty, Cherryvale, KS with Pastor David Cavaness officiating.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society and mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas is assisting family with arrangements. 

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