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Obituaries Archives for 2020-04

Ramona Jean Creed

Ramona Jean Creed, 68, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on April 27, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. 

 

She was born on May 21, 1951 in Drumright, Oklahoma to William and Norma (Smith) Blanton.  Ramona grew up in El Dorado where she graduated

from high school. She went to college at Kansas State University where she earned her Bachlors Degree. 

 

In 1990 she moved to Coffeyville, Kansas to be the Manager for Medicalodge.  On December 31, 1994 she married Ted Creed in Coffeyville where the couple made their home.  Ramona became the Manager of the Pickwick Apartments in Coffeyville for many years until her retirement in 2014. 

Ramona enjoyed antiquing, gardening, decorating, crossword puzzles and baking cookies with her grandchildren.   She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Coffeyville.  Ramona volunteered for Genesis and the Midwest Pregnancy Center in Coffeyville.  She spent her life helping others; she made a choice to be an organ donor. Due to her selfless choice to be a donor, the family was notified that she has already helped to save three lives since her passing.  She was a wonderful person and touched many lives. 

 

She is survived by her loving husband, Ted Creed of the home; children, Amy (Ernie) Macoubrie of Pomona, Kansas, Audra Leigh (Shawn) Palmer of Coffeyville, Kansas, Chadd (Heather) Creed of Temecula, California, Craig (Aishya) Creed of Vista, California; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one on the way; siblings, Wesley Blanton of Liberty, Missouri, Rebecca Catlin of Council Grove, Kansas.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Norma Blanton. 

 

Following her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Celebration of Ramona’s life will be held at a later date due to the restrictions at this time. 

 

Memorials can be made to Grace Fellowship; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

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

Keith Orrin Ellison

Keith Orrin Ellison age 96 of Tyro passed away on April 27, 2020 at the Guests Home Estates of Caney.

 

Keith was born in rural Coffeyville on October 2, 1923 to Orrin and Irma (Leslie) Ellison. He went to grammar school at West Brown until the 8th grade; he then finished his high school career graduating from Field Kindley High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served until 1946. After his honorable discharge he returned home and was united in marriage to Emma Maude Denny on September 29, 1947. The couple was blessed with a son, Edward. Keith worked some odd jobs at the mill and such before finding employment at Funk Manufacturing as a machinist. He also raised cattle, and managed their farm. During the summer months it would be odd to find him anywhere but on his tractor up until the age of 93, he loved baling hay with his brother every season. Keith also enjoyed playing cards, cooking, going to breakfast with his group of friends, going to the sale barn even though he never bought anything, and mostly he enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren with as much chocolate as he could find. Keith was quick witted, always playing jokes with his family and friends, always gave the best advice like “Don’t take any wooden nickels”, and the competitive daily check of the stock market to see if Emma’s stock was doing better than his cattle investments. Keith was hardworking, fair, honest, and had a great love for his family.

 

Keith’s memories will live on with his daughter-in-law Paula Ellison, grandchildren; Cory Ellison his wife Ana, Zachary Ellison his wife Gail, Tyler Ellison his wife Kelsey, and Kyla Angel her husband Bronc, his brother Dale Ellison, his sister Reba Miller, and great-grandchildren; Gemma, Aaliyah, Mariah, Iris, Keith, Orin, Emma, and Rowan.

 

He now rests with his parents, his wife Emma, his son Edward, siblings; Les Ellison, Kenneth “Porky” Ellison, Alleyne Ellison, Ruth Jabben, and Annabel Westerhaus.

 

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 11:00am at the Robbins Cemetery Patio with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Friends are invited to sign the register on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Howard L. Cain

Howard L. Cain at the age of 85 passed from this world on April 25, 2020 at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor surrounded by his family.

 

 

 

Howard was one of twelve children born to Virn L. and Mary J. (Timmerman) Cain in Coffeyville, Kansas. Howard grew up in large close-knit family that shared a great love for music.  Many evenings, Sunday afternoons and holidays were spent with each member of the family playing an instrument of choice for hours on end.  Howard's instruments of choice were the Mandolin or Harmonica. Life wasn't always easy for the Cain's during that time, but love was something they were never deprived of.  Howard's love of music continued in his life until the very end.

 

 

 

Howard attended school in Coffeyville and completed his education at Field Kindley Memorial High School.  At the age of 20 on March 1, 1954 he entered the US Air Force and retired with an Honorable Discharge on August 31, 1974.  He served as a Fighter Jet Mechanic; one of his first overseas assignments was in France where he also met a beautiful young woman, Monique.  He and Monique were wed on March 8, 1958 in Herbertville Meuse, France.  The couple returned to the states where Howard was stationed at Victorville, California.  A few years after returning to the states Howard was sent to Vietnam; to ensure the safety of his wife and young children, he moved them back to Coffeyville to be near his family.  Upon his return from Vietnam after serving for a year and a half his youngest children didn't even remember who he was.  After Vietnam, Howard and his family moved to Amarillo, TX to his new assignment. His family moved with him to each base sharing the military life, each base was a new experience.  The next station was San Antonio, TX then to Albuquerque, NM, then on to Spain and back to San Antonio where Howard retired from the Air Force.

 

 

 

Civilian life was quite different for the whole family for the first time in 1974 they had a permanent home in Emporia, Kansas where Howard went to work for meat packing plants and then worked at the Municipal Airport.  Unfortunately, Monique and Howard divorced but shared in having five wonderful children.

 

 

 

Howard relocated back in the Coffeyville area where he met Linda Hull and the two were wed on, October 22, 1988 in Independence, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Independence and Coffeyville.  Howard worked for the Coffeyville Public Library until his retirement.  Linda preceded him in death on September 9, 2009.

 

 

 

In addition to his love for music Howard enjoyed tinkering on things either by building something from start to finish or modifying whatever he thought he could improve the design of. Watching old western movies, most importantly John Wayne. His pug dogs were his faithful companions.  Friendships were formed at the McDonalds' Coffee Group first in Coffeyville and then in Emporia.    Howards family was most important to him; he found it necessary for the legacy to continue by organizing the first family reunion that even his grandchildren remember.  Times were not always easy for the Cain Family, but love has prevailed and is continuing for generations to come.

 

 

 

Howard is survived by his children, David Cain and his wife Kandice, Michael Cain, Christine Larchez, Patricia and husband Joe Chester, and Steven Cain and his wife Julie; eleven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; brother, Harvey Cain and sister, Hermenia Woodrum.  In addition to his parents and wife Howard was preceded in death by daughter, Debra Cain; brothers, Harold, Harland, Herbert and Herman Cain; sisters, Hester Johnson, Helen Stewart, Herretta "Teny" Friedline, Hazel Purcell and Hilda Hurbenick

 

 

 

Due to the Covid19 regulations a private family service will be held on Thursday, April 30 at Ford-Wulf-Burns, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.  Pastor Dick Smith of First Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Harrisonville Cemetery where Howard will be laid to rest by his wife, Linda.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to June Bug - c/o Central Care Cancer Center (Non-Profit Cancer Patient Assistant Program) 1401 W. 12th Ave., Emporia, Kansas or may be sent in care of the funeral home. Join us at 11 am on Ford-Wulf-Bruns Facebook for live streaming of the service.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

William E. "Willie" Stultz

William E. “Willie” Stultz, 83, of Caney, Kansas passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

 

Willie was born on December 19, 1936 in Arkansas City, Kansas to Bill Roosevelt and Edna Mae (Moore) Stultz. He grew up in Caney where he graduated from high school in 1955.  He went on to Coffeyville Community College and earned his associates degree. 

 

 Willie was a hard worker. He worked at Phillips Petroleum doing drafting for 10 years. He then worked at Toner Ford, Pendleton Chevrolet dealership, and Wheeler Chevrolet, in Caney, Kansas, until 1974, when he opened his own business, Stultz Body Shop.  He worked at and operated his successful business until his retirement. 

 

On September 27,1993 he married the love of his life, Debrah Harlan  in Miami, Oklahoma.  The couple made their home in Caney, Kansas.   He was a member of the Christian Church.  He also held membership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics Assoc. and Amateur Astronomer. 

 

He enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles; his hobby for many years was Radio Controlled Airplanes.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

Willie is survived by his wife, Debbie Stultz of the home; children, Billie Ann (Laramie) Sallee and their children, Gunner and Gatlin, SueEllen (Chuck) Moss and their children, Blaire, Hannah and Mackenna, Timothy Shaw, Cindy Short, William Stultz, Mike Stultz, Joe Stultz and Jerry Stultz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Edna Mae Stultz and his sister, Billie Jean Stultz.  


Graveside Services will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Havana Cemetery in Havana, Kansas.  Chuck Moss, Willie’s son in-law, will officiate. Visitation will be held through out the day on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at David W. Barnes Funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.  These can be left with the funeral home, or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

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

 

 

Roger Alan Palmer

Roger Alan Palmer, 71, of rural Edna, Kansas passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at his home.

 

Roger was born on March 5, 1949 at Webb City, Missouri to Walter Joe and Carol Jean (Gordon) Palmer. He grew up northeast of Coffeyville, Kansas where he attended Clymore School for eight years and graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont.

 

On June 22, 1968 he married Donna Pippin at the Angola United Methodist Church. The couple made rural Edna their life long home.

 

Roger was a jack-of-all trades; he was skilled in many areas of work and could do just about anything. In 1966 he went to work for Muller Construction in Coffeyville where he worked general construction for around three years. In 1969, Roger began his career with John Deere Coffeyville Works (formerly Funk Mfg.) where he was an assembly supervisor before becoming a machinist until his retirement on January 20, 2009.

Roger was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M. and the Scottish Rite Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction in Ft. Scott, Kansas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being a cattle rancher.

 

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Donna Palmer of the home; son, Robert Palmer and wife Jennifer of Mound Valley, Kansas; daughter, Angela Whicker of Coffeyville, Kansas; siblings, Gene Palmer and wife, Norma of Mound Valley, Kansas, Alice Kirkland and husband, Jim of Edna, Kansas, Jerry Palmer and wife, Linda of Carthage, Missouri, Tim Palmer and wife, Lynn of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, two grandsons-in-law; two step granddaughters and two great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Carol Palmer; daughter-in-law, Kandy Palmer and grandson, Briar Palmer; brothers, Joe and Gary Palmer.

 

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. Pastor Brett Rousselle will officiate.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - Kansas City, Missouri 1120 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105 or to the Johnson Cancer Research Center Kansas

State University, 1 Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd. Manhattan, KS 66506. Contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements. To leave a message for the family

online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Willard Graham

Willard Graham age 89 of Coffeyville passed away on April 21, 2020 at his home.

 

Willard was born in Coffeyville on March 9, 1931 to Orval and Lillian (Sutton) Graham. He attended local grammar schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged he returned to Coffeyville where he found employment with Sherwin Williams, he devoted over 40 years of dedicated service before his retirement. He was united in marriage to Patricia Masters in 1967 until her passing in May of 2000. Willard enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s wrestling matches and he made it a point to travel to everyone he possibly could. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling and was on local leagues and traveled to many tournaments of the years. He loved playing the slots at the casinos and he absolutely loved hunting geese, pheasant, and dove, and fishing ponds and the river banks.

 

Willard’s memories will live on with his sons; Jeffery Graham and John Douglas Graham his wife Angel, step-children; Patsy Mills and Brent Harris, grandchildren; Sarah Michelle Yates, John Douglas Graham II, Kenneth Lee Graham, Amy Marie Graham, and Lillian Mae Graham, great-grandchildren; Landon Graham, Kailey Graham, Jason Bell, Jake Bell, and Rachel Lynn Graham.

 

He now rests with his parents, wife Patricia, sons; Phillip Michael Graham and Tracy Lee Graham, step-sons; Mike Harris and Steve Harris, brother, Jack Graham, sisters Patsy Norris and Esther Werner.

 

Private family services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020 join us on Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel Facebook for live streaming of the service at 10:00am at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio. . Friends are invited to sign the register on Friday, April 24, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Tatman Cancer Center and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel..com

 

Norman Dale Traxson

Norman Dale Traxson age 85, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at his home on the farm in rural Angola, KS.

 

Norman was born on September 16, 1934 on the farm near Angola, KS to Clarence H. Traxson and Inez (Hoobler) Traxson.  He graduated high school from Labette County Community High School in 1952. After high school he attended Coffeyville Community Junior College and obtained an Associate’s Degree. In 1980 he received his Bachelors of General Studies degree from Pittsburg State University.

 

On February 20, 1955 he was united in marriage to Edith Ann Beal in Coffeyville, Kansas. They moved to Wichita, KS where Norman worked at Boeing for eight years before returning to the rural Angola farm, where he and Edith have resided for the past 57 years.

Upon returning in 1963, he farmed/ranched and worked as a machinist for Olin-Dixon in Coffeyville. In 1969 he began teaching machine shop classes at the South East Kansas Area Vo-Tech in Coffeyville. After 27 years teaching at SEK Vo-Tech, he retired to the farm in 1996. For the next twenty years he continued to work the farm/ranch while taking time to travel with their camper-trailer coast-to-coast as well as local events like the annual trip to the state fair and excursions with the Neewollah Camper’s Club.

 

Norman was a man of God who placed his trust and guidance in Jesus Christ. He was always considered a leader in the family, community, and his working relationships. He led by example and instilled a strong work ethic and a sense of service in all his children. He was a lifelong member of the Angola United Methodist Church, and served youth programs throughout his life such as a leader with the Angola Hustlers 4-H, as a SEK Vo-Tech VICA sponsor, and church related youth activities.

 

As his health failed him, his wit and humor did not. You could always count on that unexpected remark that got everyone laughing. He was proud of his family and siblings, and proud of his children and grandchildren and each of their spouses. He thanked the lord that he had the opportunity to watch his grandchildren grow and even witness the addition of great-grandchildren, noting that his father had only held one of his grandchildren before his passing. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

 

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Inez Traxson, and brother Larry Traxson. He is survived by his wife Edith Ann (Beal) Traxson of the home; four children – Ron & Patty Traxson of Peabody, KS, Debra & John Flick of Durango, CO, Tim & Vikki Traxson of rural Edna, KS, and Greg & Julie Traxson of rural Coffeyville, KS; eleven grandchildren - Tyler, Cameron, Courtney, Ross, Mary, Katie, Cole, Luke, Amber, Bryant, and Conner; and eight great-grandchildren; his sister Iris Huddleson (Mike) of Wichita, KS and sister-in-law Norma Traxson of rural Angola.

 

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private family graveside will take place at the Richland Cemetery located two miles north of Angola, Friday, April 24, 2020. Friends are invited to sign the register and pay their respects on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made payable to the Traxson Family LCHS Scholarship Fund in memory of Norman Traxson and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Maureen Cecelia Hearson

Maureen Cecelia Hearson, 87, of Coffeyville, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Windsor Place.

 

She was born on July 29, 1932 at Oswego, Kansas to Fred A. and Nellie Mae (Tomey) Harris. Maureen grew up on the family farm near Bartlett, Kansas, she attended rural grade school near her home and completed her education at Labette County High School in Altamont.

 

On June 4, 1949 she married Howard Earl Hearson at Parsons, Kansas. Following their marriage they made their home in the Coffeyville area where they raised their two daughters. They later divorced.

 

Maureen was a homemaker; she enjoyed fishing and reading, and loved spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Grover and husband, Joe of Coffeyville, and Diane Walstrom and husband, Brad of Garfield, Arkansas; one brother, Clifford Harris and wife, Glenna of Enterprise, Alabama; five grandchildren, Greg Grover of Winterville, North Carolina, Lori Wilson of Owasso, Oklahoma, Brad Wilmoth of St. Louis, Missouri, Scott Wilmoth of Wentzville, Missouri, and Kyle Eighmy of Bentonville, Arkansas; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Robert Harris and Kenneth Harris.

 

Following Maureen’s wishes cremation will take place and no public service is planned at this time. Inurnment will be in the Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett, Kansas.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Floyd Joseph "Joe" Rinkenbaugh, Jr.

Floyd Joseph “Joe” Rinkenbaugh Jr., 63, of rural Wann, Oklahoma passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at his home.

 

Joe was born on July 11, 1956 in Coffeyville to Floyd J. and Rita M. (Cillessen) Rinkenbaugh, Sr.  Joe grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, he attended Holy Name Catholic School, Field Kindley High School, and Coffeyville Community College.

 

On July 1, 1977 he married Sandra Perkins at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in rural Wann, Oklahoma. Joe worked for years in manufacturing before starting Altas Steel Company in Vinita, Ok. More recently he served as Office Manager for South Coffeyville Stockyards.

 

He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, and a lifetime member of the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo Board.  In his spare time Joe enjoyed playing pool and loved spending time with his family, friends and canine companion, Poncho. 

 

Survivors include his wife, Sandi Rinkenbaugh of the home; one daughter, Haley Babb and husband Eric of Altus, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Eleanora Babb; his mother, Rita Rinkenbaugh of Coffeyville; three brothers, John Rinkenbaugh and wife, Diane of Collinsville, Oklahoma, William “Bill” Rinkenbaugh and wife, Teri of Augusta, and Robert Rinkenbaugh and wife, Tammi of Wichita; and three sisters, Mary Ann Dreiling and husband, Criag of Wichita, Rita Taylor and husband, Michael of Independence, and Susan Rinkenbaugh of Coffeyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Rinkenbaugh.

 

A Private Family Graveside service will be in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating.

 

No public service is scheduled at this time. When the time is appropriate Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Joe’s life will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church, the date and time will be announced when the celebration is scheduled.

 

Friends may call on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo Livestock Sale or Holy Name Catholic Church; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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

James C . McGee

James C. McGee age 76, passed away on April 13, 2020 at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

James was born on April 2, 1944, to Charles Henry and Verna May (Weaver) McGee in Liberal, Kansas. While just a young tike he and his family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where they made their home. James attended his neighborhood grade school and graduated from Webster High School in Tulsa.

 

James was introduced to Patricia Ilene Gowen by his cousin that had married Patricia’s cousin. Patricia had an instant attraction to James because his hair style resembled her favorite member of the Beatles, Ringo Star. James kept the hairstyle over the years just for Patricia. On June 21, 1964, they were united in marriage. The couple made their home in Coffeyville and created a lifetime of wonderful memories. James and Patricia were blessed with two daughters, Lori Ann and Sandra Kay. The couple were members of Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church. Unfortunately, just after their 53rd Wedding anniversary Patricia preceded him in death on June 27, 2017.

 

James was employed by USD 445 and worked as a custodian at Roosevelt Junior High School and then moved over to Community Elementary just a few years prior to his retirement. James enjoyed his job and always thought the kids were the best part about going to work.

 

James enjoyed collecting stamps, coins and anything he considered worthy of being potentially useful. He loved to travel especially with his family. Family was everything to James, he cherished every moment spent with them. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandpa, he was a child a heart and enjoyed having fun with them. James has also cared for his mother-in-law Lenora Gowen with the help of his family since Patricia’s passing.

 

James is survived his daughters, Lori and her husband Rick Bryant of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sandra and her husband Kelly Wintjen of Brooksville, Florida; brother, Ronnie McGee; sisters, Marsha and husband Wes Kennicutt, Debbie Boyer all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Lenora Gowen; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one great-grandchild.

 

Due to Covid19 concerns and restrictions, a memorial service will be scheduled after the restrictions have been lifted. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made payable to American Heart Association and may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Maxine Evelyn Crocker

Maxine Evelyn Crocker, 99, of Caney, Kansas passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born on December 4, 1920 at Caney to Leon and Evelyn (White) Lambillotte. Maxine grew up and attended school in Caney graduating from Caney High School.

 

On August 23, 1939 she married Carroll C. Crocker at Caney. Following their marriage they made their home in Caney, Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma while her husband was employed with Arco Pipeline Company. Following his retirement in 1978 they returned to Caney to make their home. Mr. Crocker preceded her in death on May 6, 2008.

 

Mrs. Crocker was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Caney, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years and a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. Crocker enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and canning, but most of all loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and their families.

 

Survivors include one son, Max Jerry Crocker of Jacksonville, Florida; one daughter, Carolyn Kay Baker of Caney, Kansas; eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Mickey Crocker, and one sister, Leona Brownlee.

 

Unfortunately, no public service is planned at this time, a celebration of life will take place in the future.

 

A private family graveside service will be held at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney.

 

The family suggests memorials to A.W.O.L. (Animals with our love) in Independence or Coffeyville Friends of Animals, Inc.; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. 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.

Regina Kay Warner

Regina Kay Warner, 67, of Coffeyville passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

 

 

She was born on March 23, 1953 at Madison, West Virginia to Paul E. and JoAnn (Walls) Caudill. Regina grew up and attended school in Madison graduating from Scott High School in Madison.

 

In 1974 she married Robert Taylor. Shortly after marriage, they moved to Coffeyville where they raised their two daughters. They were later divorced.

 

She married Kenneth Warner in 1995, they were later divorced.

 

Regina worked at Bank of America for several years. She attended Westside Christian Church, and loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.  She also loved to sing and was a member in a small local country group along with being very active in the church choir and performing solos.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Dawn (Eric) Lanning and Kelli (Justin) Holmes both of Coffeyville; her mother, JoAnn Caudill of Lakeland, Florida; two sisters, Gwen (Mark) Switzer of Winter Haven, Florida, and Donna (David) Speir of Lakeland, Florida; and six grandchildren; Dalton Lanning of Orlando, Florida, Sydnie Lanning of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Hailey, Amy, J.J. and Nathan Holmes, all of Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Due to the current situation, no service is planned at this time; a celebration of Regina’s life will take place at a future date.

 

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

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

 

Joann Corser

Joann Corser, age 82 passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

 Joann was born on July 10, 1937 to John W. and Bertha E. (Shepard) Miller in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Joann grew up in Coffeyville where she attended school and completed her education. Joann was one of three children.  She and her sisters grew up in a time that many would have called simpler times.  Over her lifetime she experienced many peaks and valleys, her faith and love for Jesus Christ carried her through the best and worst of times.  She was a member of the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville.

 

On October 25, 1976 she married Jack Corser in Miami, Oklahoma at Lavern’s wedding chapel.  Together they made their home in Coffeyville.  Joann worked in the home for many years prior to going to work at ACC in Independence, where retirement and Jack at the refinery.  After retirement they moved to Grove, Oklahoma to be near Grand Lake.  They enjoyed the lake and worked hard to make their dream of retiring there a reality.  While in Grove they attended the Faith Pentecostal Church in Miami, Oklahoma.  Jack preceded her in death in July 18, 2012.   

 

Joann enjoyed going to church, singing, cooking, sewing and crocheting.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, friend and grandmother, she was a very selfless person.  Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye. Just like grandmas are supposed to do, she adorned them with love, attention, a favorite meal or a gift made by her.  If you ask any of her grandchildren, to share in a found memory they would be able to recount many found memories and that there was no question if they were loved by her.                        

 

Those left to cherish special memories are her daughter, Brenda Hamblin of Elk City, Kansas; sons, Charles Corser of Road Island, Darrell Corser of Muskogee, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Amy, April, Jon, Matt, Jason, Angie, Lori and T.J.; ten great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband Joann was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Ball and great granddaughter, Maddyson.

 

Due to the current restrictions a private family services will be held on Saturday, April 11 under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel followed by burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jack.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Windsor Place Chelsea Unit Activity fund; contributions may be left in care of chapel.   To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Linda C. Long

Linda C. Long age 73 of Coffeyville passed away on April 7, 2020 at St Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Linda was born on January 23, 1947 in San Bernardino, California to Harold Danielson and Leah (Brooks). She was raised in the San Bernardino area and attended local schools and graduated from San Bernardino High School. She continued her education at San Bernardino Valley College before she met Ron Long who was stationed there while serving in the United States Air Force. The couple was united in marriage on January 3, 1973 in Elko, Nevada. Once Ron was honorably discharged the couple made their home in Coffeyville. In addition to caring for the children and home she found employment with Coffeyville Regional Medical Center as a Unit Secretary and then with Ford-Wulf-Bruns Colonial Chapel where she did all the calligraphy for the registry books. Linda started suffering from debilitating migraines and was forced into an early retirement. Linda loved everything about Godzilla, Harry Potter, and Mickey Mouse. She enjoyed creating computer page themes and playing games. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and a support group for migraine sufferers. Linda loved being a wife and mother; she was truly one of the most unique people to ever live.

 

Linda’s memories live on with her husband Ron, children; son Dion Long his wife Alyson and daughter Tamara Long, her brother James Danielson his wife Sharon, grandchildren; Austin Long, Dylan Cox, Matthew Long, Eric Long, and Alyssa Long, and 3 great-grandchildren.

 

She now rests with her parents.

 

A memorial service will be planned when the world heals and we can come together to support the family and mourn the great loss of losing a loved one and friend. To share a memory or leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

Wanda Sue Ward

Wanda Sue Ward, 77, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday April 4, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born on October 5, 1942 at Webb City, Missouri to Ernest T. and Helen (Dickson) Rea. When she was young her family moved to the Coffeyville, Kansas area where she grew up and attended Cedar Bluff School, James School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Field Kindley High School.

 

Throughout her working years Wanda worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for several different businesses in Coffeyville.

In the summer of 1975 she married Danny Ward. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville. Her husband preceded her in death in 1996.

 

Wanda enjoyed going to craft shows, making jewelry, painting, loved meeting friends caring for her dog, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, Kathy Palmer of Coffeyville, Ernest Maine of Caney, Duane Shores of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Deborah Mayo of Sherwood, Arkansas, two step-children, Brenda Morris and John Ward both of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; one sister, Linda Diane Eubanks of Coffeyville; two brothers, Clyde Rea of Joplin, Missouri, and Jerry Rea of Columbus, Ohio; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Helen Rea, and her husband, Danny Ward.

 

Unfortunately, there’s no planned service at this time, but a celebration of Wanda’s life will be held in the future.

 

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral

Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

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

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