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Lois Leona Hershey

Lois Leona Hershey, 96, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away during the early hours of August 27 with loving family at her side.




Mrs. Hershey was born June 26, 1924, to Milton Rice Todd and Blanche Lovett Todd in Perryton, Texas, the next to youngest of 7 children. She attended school in Perryton and later Goodwell, Oklahoma where she met her first husband, John W. (Jack) Thurmond. After they married, she accompanied him to Flight School in Texas. Their daughter, Oteka was born in 1944 followed by VeAnne in 1945. Jack died a hero in 1946 from burns received trying to rescue his co-pilot from a burning airplane.




Lois later married Ralph Hershey and they resided in Hooker, Oklahoma, where their first son, MR was born. After a short time in Oregon, they settled in Coffeyville and welcomed Jim and later David. She concentrated her time raising their 5 children, participating in activities serving her children and family, including 4-H, a Cub Scout Den Mother, Home Demonstration Unit, Daughters of the American Revolution, and church activities.




Ralph and Lois were charter members of Westside Christian Church which was very important to them. She remained active until her death. She will be remembered by many things, but possibly most for her coconut cream pies and her love of flowers and was ruthless playing games with family and friends.




Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack, husband Ralph, daughter Oteka Aude, sisters Essa Hoover, Blanche Marxsen, Millie Cowan, and brothers Jack and Milton Todd. She is survived by daughter, VeAnne Stowell from Temple, Texas, MR (Christy) Hershey of Coffeyville, Jim (Rhonda) of Belton, Texas, and David (Kathy) Hershey of Coffeyville, sister Alta Wood of Perryton, Texas, sister-in-law Jeanne Hershey, Hooker, Oklahoma, grandchildren J.T. (Chris) Aude and son Christian, Katherine Aude and son Todd, Stacy (Curtis) Marti and sons Max and Mitchell and daughters Adia and Sophia, Amy (Andy) Oyler, daughters Marley and Macy, Micah (Lindsay) Hershey and daughters Adelynn and Delaney, Jason (Cacey) Hershey and sons Ollie and Gus, Lauren Hershey Givens and daughter Cecily, Michelle (Zach) Baker, sons Zane and Daks, daughters Mylea, Quinnlea, and Zoey, Elijah (Glynna) Hershey, sons Jaxin and Eli, daughter Hattie, Zachary Hershey, Quinton (Bailey) Hershey, and Bradly Hershey, many nieces and nephews, church friends, and her Bridge Club ladies.




Services will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 1 at Westside Christian Church, 402 N. Ohio, Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Mike Elrod Officiating; burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave. Memorials may be made payable to Westside Christian Church in Lois’s name and left in care of the chapel.  For the protection of the family and guest mask are encouraged for both gatherings. Join us just prior to service on FaceBook Live to view the service for those unable to attend. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit



Mary A. Maris, 65, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at her home.


She was born on October 31, 1954 at Coffeyville to Wilbur LaVon and Ida Mae (Whipple) Webber. Mary grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, she went on to earn an Associate Degree in Office Management from Coffeyville Community College.


On October 25, 1980 she married Donald Maris at the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville. Mary worked for many years at Western Publishing and Amazon.


Mary enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, and was an avid reader. She loved spending time with her family.


Survivors include her husband, Donald of the home; one daughter, Heather Wilkinson of Coffeyville; one son, Brock Morris of Nashville, Tennessee; one step-daughter, Marcie Maris of Wichita; four brothers, Tom Webber of Fort Scott, Wilbur Webber of Lathrop, Missouri; Charles Webber of Coffeyville, and Corban Webber of Coffeyville; one sister, Shirley Webber of Coffeyville; and two grandchildren Timothy Wilkinson and Aubreah Trotter.


She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Chad Morris and granddaughter Ariel Morris.


The family will have a celebration of Mary’s life starting at 1:00 p.m. on September 13, 2020 at the Jamie Webber residence.

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

William Todd Castro

William Todd Castro age 57 of Bartlesville passed away on August 23, 2020 as the result of a motorcycle accident.


Bill was born on June 6, 1963 in Fort Hood, Texas to Rafael and Carolyn (Keeling) Castro. As a child Bill’s family moved around often as Rafael served in the Military. In 1973 the family made Coffeyville their home. Bill enlisted in the United States Army where he served as an Infantryman for over 12 years. He served in Somalia, Germany, and the Gulf War, he earned many medals and ribbons during his years of faithful and dedicated service. Once discharged. Bill returned home to Coffeyville where he began working for AIW he would spend the next 20 years with them until he moved to Idaho to be closer to his brother. While in Idaho he met Terry Gebhardt in 2005 and the couple started dating, on July 7, 2007 the couple was united in marriage. They made their home in Bartlesville, Bill went back to work for AIW until its closing and he then found employment with SMC as a welder. Bill loved hunting, really anything that moved was a thrill but deer, elk, and turkey were some of his favorites, he also enjoyed fishing, there again any fish were great but his favorite were catfish, he also loved riding his motorcycle. Bill had the most generous heart, always smiling, helping, and treating Terry with chivalry. He didn’t know a stranger and could find himself in an hour-long conversation with someone he just met.


Bill’s memories will live on with the ones he loved the most, his wife Terry, daughters; Crystal Spawn and Reba Cannady, his brother Tony Castro his wife Tori, sisters; Laura Campbell her significant other Ron Nielsen and Susie Castro, 9 grandsons, 3 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.


He now rests with his parents; Rafael and Carolyn Castro, and his brother Roy Castro.


Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:00am at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville, KS. A book signing will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Wounded Warrior Project and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit



Helen Elizabeth Garner

Helen Elizabeth Garner, 81, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away on August 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by loving family.




Helen is survived by her loving husband, David H. Garner, of the home along with her precious dog, Peanut. She is survived by her five daughters, Jackie Everitt, Sherry Messner, Tammy Christmore, Julie Northup and Tina Daniel, all of Coffeyville, Kansas, 13 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.  David's children; Tonja Garner of Texas, Dalynne Fowler of Missouri, Scott Garner of Missouri and 9 grandchildren and many great grandchildren




She was preceded in death by her parents, Lolyd Jackson, Edward Gillman and Ruby Gillman (Prescott) (Kristy) and her son, Robert L. McBeath, Jr., and son-in-law, Dave Beeson.




Helen was born in Independence, Kansas August 17, 1939 and graduated from Labette High School. She worked at Sears in Coffeyville, Kansas and worked for V & S Shopping Center for many years. Many friends would stop by the store just to chat with Helen because she had a way of putting a smile on your face with her keen sense of humor.




Helen married Robert L. McBeath, Sr. on September 18, 1958 and they raised their 6 children on a small rural farm in Coffeyville, they later divorced. She had a great love for her family. Above all else she loved her children "chicks" as she lovingly called them. She also enjoyed Elvis, horses, chickens, rabbits, and many other animals. Helen loved her family and had many friends. She bowled on a league for many years and traveled with her bowling ladies and had many stories to tell about their fun trips.




Helen met and married David H. Garner on October 3,1977 and she and David loved family, camping and traveling. One of her favorite trips was to Branson Missouri. They also loved to see who could catch the biggest fish at one of their ponds.




Helen's wishes were to be cremated and not to hold a service. Her family members respect her wishes and will celebrate her life in their own way.  Memorial gifts may be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.  To leave an online message of condolence for her family visit


Mason James Weber

Mason James Weber, 5, of Parsons and Coffeyville, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Labette Health Center in Parsons following a drowning accident at Parsons Lake.


He was born on May 30, 2015 at Joplin, Missouri to James Weber II and Teresa Farrow. Mason lived with his mother in Parsons and spent every weekend with his father in Coffeyville.


Mason loved driving his battery powered car and four-wheeler and collecting Hot Wheels.


Survivors include his father, James Weber II of Coffeyville; his mother, Teresa Farrow of Parsons, his siblings, Makayla Getman and Morgan Getman both of Parsons, and Lacey Weber of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; his maternal grandparents, Charlie Farrow and Tina Farrow of Coffeyville; and aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.


He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Weber and Jeanne Weber Wheeler.


Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the First Assembly of God with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating. Burial will follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.


Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. August 26th at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


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Curtis R. White

Curtis R. White, 74, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at his home.


He was born on March 30, 1946 at Exeter, California to Melvin E. and Amy E. (Johnson) White. Curtis grew up and attended school in Exeter and Woodlake, California, graduating from Exeter High School.


On November 27, 1970 he married Deborah Owens at Woodlake, California. Following their marriage they made their home in California until moving to Coffeyville in the early 2000’s, they later moved to Wilburton, Oklahoma where they made their home for 16 years returning to Coffeyville in June of this year.


Curtis was a member of Jehovah Witnesses. For many years he worked as a bus driver for disabled residents in Latimer County, Oklahoma. He loved playing golf and spending time with his family.


Survivors include his wife Deborah of the home; his four children, Helen Yvonne Hensley and husband, Allen of Visalia, California, Andrew Lee “Andy” White and wife, Holly of Coffeyville, Curtis Melvin “Rocky” White of Port Angeles, Washington, and Robert James White and wife, Amanda of Wilburton, Oklahoma; one brother, Alan Lee White of Visalia, California; one sister, Melva Hensley of Fallon, Nevada; and numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by Jason and Jamie Wohlgemuth who Curtis and Deborah considered an important part of their family.


He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert Melvin White and infant sister, Ruth Loraine White.


Following Curtis’ wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. A memorial service celebrating Curtis’ life will take place at a later date.


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Lillie Naomi Simpson

Lillie Naomi Simpson age 85 of South Coffeyville passed from her earthly life on August 15, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


Lillie was born on February 20, 1935 in Payette, Idaho to Arthur and Elva (Kelly) Edwards, one of 10 children. Lillie was united in marriage to Joseph A. Holt in 1951. They were blessed with five sons and a daughter. Lillie loved her family unconditionally and cared for their every need. She enjoyed playing the piano, guitar, singing gospel songs, playing Yahtzee, watching westerns, and cooking. She would prepare feasts to ensure everyone was well fed, you would not leave hungry after a visit with Lillie. Lillie loved the Lord above all and lived her life to serve him. Those that knew her best describe her as kind, giving, loving, humble, and funny. 


Lillie’s memories will live on with her children; Ronnie Holt his wife Juana Lou of Danville, AR, Gerald Holt his wife Kathy of Danville, AR, Norman Holt of Waldron, AR, Joey Holt his wife Benita of Parks, AR, and Diana Palone her husband Kenny of South Coffeyville, OK, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


She now rests with her parents, husbands; Joe Holt, Dale Simpson, John Simpson, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, son Darrel Holt, granddaughter Deanna Holt, daughter-in-law Juanita Holt, and great-grandson Mitch Holt.


Honoring Lillie’s wishes cremation under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will take place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit



Frances Virginia (Hunley) Daley

Frances Virginia (Hunley) Daley age 96 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Windsor Place. 


Frances was born on February 1, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to Elmer Clayton and Jessie Lou (Parham) Hunley.  She had two sisters, Lillian and Jessie and one brother, Elmer Jr.  She grew up in Dallas where she attended elementary school and junior high.  The family moved to San Antonio, Texas where Frances went to high school at Edison High School where she graduated. 


On August 10, 1941 she was united in marriage to Cecil Branton in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The couple had two sons, Warren and Keith Branton.  Frances worked for Zenith Cleaners as a file clerk from 1944-1947 then for American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1949-1952; she then helped run Villiage Squire Restaurant from 1959-1964.  Mr. Branton preceded her in death. 

On August 1, 1963 Frances married Roy C. Daley in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The couple lived in a few different places over the years.  Since 1963 Frances worked for airlines such as Bonanza, Cordova, Airwest, Hughes Airwest and Republic Airlines holding a management position since 1974 until taking early retirement in 1980.  She was bookkeeper for Roy Daley Construction Company from 1970-1992.  Mr. Daley preceded her in death. 


Frances was part of the CRMC Auxiliary where she worked in the Gift Shop from 1993-2000.  She enjoyed making dolls that she donated to the Presbyterian Thrift Shop along with making doll clothing for her great granddaughters, Cassidy and Lindsay from 2000-2010.  Frances loved spending her time surrounded by her family and friends. 


Surviving to cherish her memory are her sons, Warren “Gene” Branton and wife, Marva of Coffeyville, Kansas, Keith Branton and wife, Neiva of Lexington, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Neica Branton, and Kerry Branton both of Oklahoma, granddaughter-in-law, Kelly Branton of Overland Park, Kansas; three great granddaughter and five great grandsons. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Jessie Hunley; husband, Cecil M. Branton; husband, Roy C. Daley; grandson, Jeffery Alan Branton; sisters, Lillian Gertrude Reynolds and Jessie Elmerita Mers and brother, Elmer Clayton Hunley, Jr. 


Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  A celebration of Frances’ life will be held at a later date.


The family suggests memorial to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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James Michael Pruitt

James Michael Pruitt, known by his friends and family as Mike, passed away on August 9, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, at the age of 64, after a long battle with cancer.


Mike was born in Bristow, OK on July 19, 1956 to George and Marilyn (Stricklan) Pruitt. He was raised in Coffeyville and attended local schools, graduating from Field Kindley High School. He continued his education at the SE KS Vocational School where he received his certification in mechanics. He later earned his certification as a personal fitness trainer. Mike worked at Junges Bakery in Joplin, and then as a car salesman in Oklahoma City.  When he returned home to Coffeyville, he worked for several years at the Acme Foundry and owned and operated his own gym.  Mike enjoyed his gym and helping to train his clients, he was a hard worker and very determined.  He loved spending time with his family and friends. Mike also enjoyed renovating his home or tinkering with his vehicles. Mike had a great sense of humor and was always friendly and outgoing and devoted his time to those that meant the most to him.


He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Pruitt of Oklahoma City, sisters Lynn Pruitt and Donna Pruitt-Fields both of Oklahoma City, adopted sister Debbie Webb of Oklahoma City, a son, grandson Ethan Pruitt, nephew Matthew Agag, niece Abigail Agag, brother-in-law David Fields of Oklahoma City, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


He now rests with his father George.


A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.  Facial mask is encouraged for the protection of the family and guest.  The family suggests memorials be made payable to Coffeyville Salvation Army and may be left in care of the chapel.  To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit


Rosemary Melton Consani

Rosemary Melton Consani passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020, after a ten-year fight against myelodysplastic syndrome and a lifelong pursuit of good times and good food. That is not to say that she gave up or lost her fight—she refused to give in to the cancer that slowly killed her. She was 69 years old.

She was recently preceded in death by her partner John Beeson, and their favorite child, Tonka, who despite his short legs and tail managed to be a part of everything they did.


Born in Tulare, CA on September 11, 1950, Rosemary was also preceded in death by her parents Cora and William Melton, foster parents Dave and Delpha Ingram, and her brothers, Stephen, Richard, Delbert, Elden, Everett, Ward, Floyd and Loyal Melton; and three sisters, Dorothy Best, Juanita Lamance, and Tammy Ingram.


Rosemary is survived by her siblings Robert (Kathy) Melton of Goodman, MO; Ruby (Jim) Schlichting, of Stella, MO; and Vickie (David) Howe of Coffeyville, KS. Her children Tracy (Bill) Consani Saunders of Pooler, GA; and Jason (Paige) Consani of North Topsail Beach, NC; John’s children, Lesa Ann (Jerry) Hart of Cornstalk, WV, John A. (Cynthia) Beeson of Hico, WV and Susan Jo (Michael) Pollard of Granger, IN.


She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sabrina Noble, Brittany Saunders, Stephanie Saunders, Emoni Saunders, Eniyha Saunders, Corey Saunders, Spencer Consani, Cristiano Consani, Hannah Beeson, Ryan Hurley, and Jordan Pridemore. She is also survived by her ten great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Rosemary was a 1968 graduate of Field Kindley Memorial High School in Coffeyville, KS and in 1984, was the first member of her family to earn a college degree, an Associate’s degree from Edison State Community College in Piqua, OH.


While she was proud of her accomplishments, and her reputation as the strictest mom in Tipp City, OH, she still managed to help her children toilet paper the police station and completely overdid every Christmas of her adult life. Depending on when you knew her, you may have known about the drag racing, the snow mobile flipping, the dart throwing, or the dancing with mylar balloons.


In her lifetime, she managed offices and construction sites, started her own business, and worked as an accountant, a painter, and as an occasional pool shark. If you ever got to try her cheesecake, well, that was proof that you were loved. She taught herself to crochet, cross-stitch, embroider and sew, and made all her children and grandchildren a personalized Christmas stockings. Her first and second crochet projects won ribbons at the Miami County Fair in Troy, OH, including best of show.


For the past twenty plus years, she worked side by side with John to keep Paradise Lake Marina, in beautiful downtown Carp Lake, up and running, renting boats, selling bait and licenses, and helping people have fun on the lake.


She loved birds, yellow roses, anything purple, Walker Texas Ranger, and QVCs David Venable. If you were hungry, she fed you, and if you needed a friend, she’d be an ear or a shoulder or even back up if you needed it. She loved the water, boating, and fishing, but couldn’t swim; and her deep abiding love for yard sales and thrift stores is evident in all the boxes we’ve been moving around.


In the last years of her life, she started working on a cookbook that she wanted to leave behind for her family. At last count, her cookbook exceeded 80,000 pages and has very few avocados. She hated them and didn’t want her cookbook to be tainted by their presence.


If you want to honor her memory, wear a sassy hat with a fancy pin on it, learn to make noodles and pie crust from scratch, and sing out loud as often as you can. And if you really loved her, when you say goodbye to someone, you’ll always tell them to “ride with the Angels.”


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations:


McLaren Hospice Chaplain’s Program

761 Lafayette Cheboygan, MI 49721


The MDS Foundation

4573 South Broad St., Suite 150

Yardville, NJ 08620


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Della Pauline Maxson

Della Pauline Maxson, 78 of Coffeyville, KS and Frisco, TX went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.


Pauline was born on December 20, 1942 in Keefton, OK to Paul Starrett and Della Starrett.  She spent some of her early childhood in Wichita, KS before moving to Coffeyville, KS, where she graduated from Field Kindley High School.  As a member of the Cherokee Tribe, her Native American heritage was an important part of her life. Her great grandmother Rebecca Nugent walked the Trail of Tears and was 113 years old when she died.  On May 29, 1964, Pauline married Douglas Russell Maxson at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville. 


Pauline spent nearly 50 years working in the legal profession, with most of her career spent at the Becker Hildreth Law Firm and Medicalodges, Inc. in Coffeyville, where she was the head of the legal department when she retired in 2014.  She loved her career, friends and community, and she actively gave back through service in Leadership Coffeyville, the First Baptist Church, Daughters of the Nile and other organizations.  After retiring, Pauline and Doug stayed in Coffeyville to take care of her mother (Della Starrett Price) until she passed away in 2018, and moved to Frisco, TX in 2019 to spend more time with their grandchildren. 


Her greatest joy was spending quality time with her cherished family.  Survivors include her husband Doug Maxson of Coffeyville, KS (currently living in Frisco, TX), her son Shawn (Alyssa) Maxson of Frisco, TX, her three grandchildren (Ashtyn, Braden and Ellery Maxson) of Frisco, TX, her sister Marie (Lynn) Carson of Coffeyville, KS, and her brother Larry (Lisa) Starrett of Coffeyville, KS, and several nieces and nephews.   Those proceeding her in death includes her father Paul Starrett, her mother Della Starrett Price and several aunts and uncles.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville with Pastor Dick Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Friends may call on Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church of Coffeyville or the Parkinson Voice Project of Richardson, TX (; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Rd, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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Deloris Jean Ransbottom Moore Metzger

Deloris Jean Ransbottom Moore Metzger was born September 3, 1934 in Bolton, Kansas to Clarence E. Ransbottom and Murle M. Smith Ransbottom.  She attended Fairview 59 school through the eighth grade and high school in Independence, Kansas.


       On July 9, 1950, at Bolton Friends Church, Deloris married Glen L. Moore, Jr.   In October of 1950 he was  called into the United States Navy during the Korean War, and Deloris made her home with him in Richmond and Alameda, California until he was sent to Japan.  At that time, she returned to Independence to live with her parents until he returned home thirteen months later.  They made their home in Wichita, Coffeyville, and then settled in Independence until Glen passed away in 1977.


       Four children were born to Deloris and Glen, Jr:  Glenda Jene, Dianna Moore Simmons Wolf, Marlyn Moore Hills, and Chris Moore.


       Deloris worked as secretary at Chapel of Praise Church for seventeen years.  In 1994 she married Bob Metzger and moved to Lafontaine, Kansas.  Although the couple separated in 2005, when Mr. Metzger became ill, Deloris was his caregiver until his passing in 2016.


       Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, daughters Glenda Jene and Dianna Moore Simmons Wolf, husband Glen Moore Jr., two grandchildren – Derek and Lacy Crain, two great grandchildren – Damien and Jade Crain, three brothers – James, Carl and Forrest Ransbottom, and two sisters – Wilma Towery and Esther Mishler, as well as her second husband – Bob Metzger.


       Survivors are one son, Chris E. Moore and one daughter, Marlyn M. Moore Hills.  Grandchildren:  Jeremy Simmons; Amy (Marty) Easley; Marci (John) Gray; Alex (Meagan) Moore; and, Ariana (Andy) Shepherd.  Deloris is also survived by the following great grandchildren:  Jete Littell, Kelvin Heckman, Remington Easley, Brynlee Taylor, Easton Gray, Hudson Gray, Evie Moore, Savannah Shepherd, Aidy Gray, and Hunter Shepherd.  She was also blessed with a great great grandson, Adrian Hester.


       Deloris was a member of Journey Church and loved the Lord most of all, and family came next  She will be greatly missed by her loving family, as well as all her dear friends. 


       The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Eagle Estates for their tender care of Deloris in the last ten months, as well as our deep appreciation to Harry Hines Hospice.


A memorial service will be held at the Journey Church, Thursday at 2:00pm. Arrangements have been entrusted with Potts Chapel.

Larry Dean Young

Larry Dean Young, 73, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. 


Larry was born in Larned, Kansas to Charles E. Young and Norma L. (Bishop) Gentry.  He grew up in Harrisonville, Missouri where he graduated high school.  After high school his family moved to Coffeyville and Larry worked at Ben Franklin Store at 8th and Buckeye.

He was drafted into the military where he served in Viet Nam in the U.S. Army.  After receiving his honorable discharge he returned to Coffeyville where he furthered his education by attending Coffeyville Community College. 


Larry worked for Medicalodges nursing home his entire career until his retirement.  After that, he coached little league and softball.  He volunteered as an umpire for softball.  He donated many years of service to the Coffeyville animal shelter and was well known for going around each year selling tickets for the annual chili dinner fundraiser.  Larry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville where he attended church regularly. 


Surviving to honor his memory is his brother, Ed Young of Coffeyville, Kansas; sister, Sharon Allen and husband, John of Hope Mills, North Carolina.  Along with many other close relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Young and mother and step-father, Norma Gentry and Robert. W. “Bill” Gentry.


Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Veterans Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Pastor Dick Smith of the First Baptist Church will officiate. 


The family suggests memorials can be made to the Coffeyville Rec Center for Baseball and Softball; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.


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Thelma Marie MUllens

Thelma Marie Mullens, 75, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Medicalodges in Independence, Kansas.


Thelma was born on September 29, 1944 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Benjamin and Ruby (Allen) Gregory.  In her early childhood her family lived in Nowata, Oklahoma for four years.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended local schools.  Thelma stayed busy throughout her life taking care of her family and her home.


On May 24, 1976 Thelma was united in marriage to Tony Mullens. He preceded her in death on August 1, 2019.

Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  She enjoyed playing bingo, attending the Inter State Fair and Rodeo, playing tambourine and going to Braum’s for ice cream.  Most of all she loved the time she spent at church and when she was surrounded by her family and friends. 


Thelma is survived by her daughters, Donna Thompson of Coffeyville, Kansas, Sheila Patton of Pittsburg, Kansas; seven grandchildren; sisters, Velda Cunningham of Pensacola, Florida, Linda Hills of Nampa, Idaho; brothers, Frank Gregory of Independence, Kansas, Jack Gregory of Coffeyville, Kansas; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Ruby Gregory; husband; and a sister, Martha. 


Memorial Services will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Dick Smith will officiate.  Inurnment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.


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


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