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Obituaries Archives for 2020-09

Cheryl Lee Baunhofer

Cheryl Lee Baunhofer, age 72, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at The Journey Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

 

Cheryl was born on January 9, 1948 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Russell Lee and Juanita Marie (Green) Frisbie.  She grew up in Coffeyville and attended local schools.  Cheryl graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1966 and attended Coffeyville Community College. 

On October 21, 1974 she married the love of her life, Gary Baunhofer in Miami, Oklahoma.  The couple made their life long home in Coffeyville.  Gary preceded her in death on January 10, 2008. 

 

Cheryl enjoyed attending arts and crafts fairs, traveling and most of all spending time with her family and friends. 

Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Hill and husband, Mike of Welch, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; brother, Jim Frisbie of Liberty, Missouri and her special furry companion, Pebbles the dog.  Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Juanita Frisbie; husband, Gary Braunhofer; and her son, Kyle Phelan. 

 

The family will greet friends on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. 

Memorials can be made to The Journey Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

 

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

Delores "Dee" Arlene Critchfield

Dolores “Dee” Arlene Critchfield, formerly of Coffeyville passed away at the age of 90 on Monday, September 21st at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

 

She was born March 20, 1930 to Mabel and Luther Tuttle in Cherryvale, Kansas.  She attended Cherryvale High School and graduated in 1948.  She worked for Sinclair Refining Company and Southwestern Bell Telephone in Independence and Spencer Dodge Plymouth Agency in Wichita.

 

On March 23, 1950 she married Earl Jean Critchfield in Cherryvale at her parents’ home.  Later she joined him where he was stationed in New Bern, North Carolina with the Marine Corp.  In March 1951 he received orders to go to Korea, so Dee returned home and lived with her parents.  The two lived in Salina, Kansas, Bakersfield, California, Santa Anna, California, and Wichita, Kansas.

 

 Dee and Earl lived in Coffeyville most of their lives where she worked at Kanoma Co-

 

op and the City of Coffeyville as Municipal Court Clerk.  She also worked part-time for Penwell Gabel Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel for six years.

 

She belonged to the First Baptist Church, Daughter of Nile, Azrim Temple, was Den Mother for cub scouts and brownies and Salvation Army helping with the blood mobile.

 

She is survived by a son, Larry Critchfield of Lead Hill, Arkansas, two daughters, Mary Fogel (husband Dan) of Terrell, Texas and Cathy Boston (husband Ed) of Cabot, Arkansas.  She has two sisters, Phyllis Barrett of Rogers, Arkansas and Sharon Menick of Pearcy, Arkansas.

 

She is also survived by six grand kids, Brandon, Robin, Poppi, Erica, Brian and John, along with12 great grand kids, Chris, Cydnee, Makayla, Bret, Chloee, Ali, Rylin, Zoe, Noah, Ethan, Jaida and Clark.

 

 Memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 9th & Elm in Coffeyville on Friday, October 2nd at 4:00 p.m.  A Private Inurnment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  For the protection of the family and their guest facial mask are requested.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to First Baptist Church.  To leave a message of condolence visit  www.fordwullfbrunschapel.com

Barbara Irene Wildcat

Barbara Irene Wildcat, 94, died peacefully, Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Baldwin, KS.

 

She was born August 17, 1926 to William Merton Andrews and Hester Barbara (Baker) Dewitt Andrews in Coffeyville, Kansas. She graduated from Labette County High School, and took courses at Coffeyville Community College and Pittsburg State Teachers College where she received certification to teach grade K-8 in Kansas

 

On May 21,  1950 she married Nathaniel Wildcat in Valeda, KS. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville, KS, then moved to Tulsa, OK for several years. They returned to Coffeyville in 1960 where they lived the rest of their married life. Upon the death of her husband, Nathaniel, Barbara moved to Lawrence, KS where her two sons lived.

 

Barbara held many jobs in her life. In one of her first paying jobs, she worked at the Parsons, KS ammunition factory during WWII.  Most notably she was hired to work on the Mullendore Ranch in Oklahoma as the nanny for the late E.C. Mullendore, III. In addition, she served as an elementary school teacher in rural Southeast Kansas schools and was proud to finish her teaching career as one of the last grades K-8 one-room school house teachers in Kansas, at the Old Parker School outside Coffeyville, KS. After teaching, she worked as a lab technician at Coffeyville Memorial Hospital for nearly a decade.

 

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.

 

Barbara was part of a large farm family. Her parents married after their first marriages each ended due to the death their spouses. Her blended family included: 1 half-brother and 1 half-sister, 4 half-sisters and six sisters. She is survived by her sons Daniel Wildcat and his wife Marianne (Bryant), Wayne Wildcat and his wife Tolly (Smith) all of Lawrence, KS, grandson Hakan Wildcat and two great grandchildren Luca Sanchez and Emma Olivia Wildcat; sisters, Bertha (Don) Dean of Parsons, KS, Berniece Phillips, also of Parsons, Bonnie (Bill) Hagan of St. Charles, MO and Bonita (Bob) Miller of Sedan, KS.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Nathaniel Wildcat, and half-bother Lester, half-sisters Neva, Grace, Nellie, Elsie and Dorothy; and sisters Billie Walker and Betty Van Winkle.

 

 

 

Private Funeral services will be held for family members at the First Baptist Church, Coffeyville, KS on Wednesday, September 23, at 1:00 p.m. and followed by a brief graveside-service at Robins Cemetery where her husband, Nathaniel, is interred. Friends of Barbara are asked to view her funeral service using the live streaming services offered by the First Baptist Church or the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel via Facebook Live.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to, LINK (Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen) at the First Christian Church (10th & KY), where Barb was a member; LINK, PO BOX 442472, Lawrence Ks. 66044 or to Kansas Advocates for Better Care, 536 Fireside Ct., Suite B, Lawrence, KS 66049.  To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Cheryl Lee Wright

Cheryl Lee Wright, 74, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

She was born on July 21, 1946 at Parsons, Kansas to Donald Henry and Velma Juanita (Price) Evans. Cheryl grew up on the family farm near Bartlett, Kansas; she attended grade school in the Bartlett area and graduated in 1964 from Labette County High School in Altamont, Kansas. After graduating from high school she moved to Coffeyville and attended Coffeyville Community College.

 

Cheryl worked as an administrative assistant. She enjoyed collecting frogs and being outdoors, but most of all loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her sons, David Wright and wife, Lisa of Coffeyville; William Leon Wright of Coffeyville and Michael “Mick” Wright of Coffeyville; and three grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Donna Evans and one brother, Leroy Evans.

 

Following Cheryl’s wishes cremation has taken place and the family will have a private service celebrating her life at a later date.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

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

 

Billy C. White

Billy C. White, 81, of rural Liberty, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.

 

He was born on June 17, 1939 at Coffeyville to Clyde and Grace (Yeoman) White. Billy grew up on the family farm northeast of Coffeyville and attended Clymore Grade School and completed his education graduating from Labette County High School.

 

He married Patricia Vaughn following their marriage they made their home in the Liberty area where Billy farmed and they raised their three sons. They were later divorced.

 

On May 24, 1988 he married Iva (Drummond) Wilmoth Dannels and gained three more children. Following their marriage they lived in the Angola area and for a short time operated a greenhouse in the Angola area later moving to the farm in rural Liberty. Iva preceded him in death on November 12, 2005.

 

Throughout Billy’s life he farmed and raised cattle. He attended Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to dances at the Senior Citizens Center and loved spending time with his family.

 

Survivors include two sons, William White and wife, Peggie of Lenapah, Oklahoma, and Doug White and wife, Delia of Wyandotte, Oklahoma; three step-children, Bill Wilmoth and wife, Melissa of Coffeyville, Stella O’Brien and husband, Ron of Cherryvale, and Betty Jacobs and husband, Stanley of Cherryvale; four brothers, Gene White and wife, Linda of Ulysses, Larry White and wife, Karen of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Ronnie “Sonny” White and wife, Kay of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, and Monte White of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Grace White; one brother, Tommy White; one son, Daniel White; and one grandson.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memeorials 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.

 

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

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

Reva "Jean" Harden

Reva “Jean” Harden passed away peacefully with her family near her side on Friday, September 11, 2020 at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Reva Jean was born on April 5, 1927 in Rural Craig County, Oklahoma to Irvin Monroe and Verdna Azilca (Jones) Rexwinkle. Jean was one of five children.   As a young girl she enjoyed riding her favorite horse, Dan and she often went with her dad, I. M. on cattle drives.  Jean and her family lived just a hop, skip and jump into Oklahoma from the bordering Rural Labette County, Kansas line.   Jean completed her elementary education at Pleasant View School and received her High School Diploma from Edna High School in Edna, Kansas.  She also attended Coffeyville Community College.

 

As a young woman, she worked in the office at the Parson’s Livestock Auction.  On July 2, 1947 she married Wilbur Harden.  Rural life and community were deeply instilled in the couple, making their home in the same area where they were raised.  With the help of their two children they built a feedlot operation plus farmed many acres.  The couple not only worked together they played together, both bowling on their bowling leagues for many years; weekend trips to the lake, boating, skiing with family and friends.  Hard work, love, passion and teamwork were a part of their everyday life. In April of 1996 Wilbur preceded Jean in death just shy of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

 

In 1973 Jean began selling Avon for about 30 years. This was more than an opportunity to earn a little extra, it was an opportunity that allowed for friendships to be formed, friendships that lasted a lifetime.

 

Her family treasures her many talents, that now are tangible memories of crocheted table clothes, dollies and afghans.  With the holidays approaching, warm and comforting memories will be stirred with the smells that filled her home, of warm baked cookies and homemade candies.  Her grandchildren will miss the time she spent playing card games or dominoes with them.

 

Jean was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in support of her husband, Wilbur and others that served in the armed forces.

 

Family was the most important part of Jean’s life and she treasured each of them as they have her.  Inspired by the mother who taught them are her children; Marcella and her husband Tim McWhirt, Wendell Harden and his wife Kay; grandchildren, Tisha and her husband Scott Willis, Curtis McWhirt and his wife Michelle, Bradley McWhirt, Christie her husband Paul Deaton, Ryan Harden, Chad Harden and his wife Breann, Wendy and her husband Shane Brooks; great grandchildren, Trace and Tegan McWhirt, Joshua and Faith Willis, Ava Mc Whirt, Christopher Deaton and his wife Miranda, Cortney and her husband Travis McClure, Jacob Billups, Tyler Brownlee, Walker Harden, Alissa Anders, Reaghan and Tyler Vail, Jace Harden, Dyllan Harden, Schuyler and Garrett Brooks, Logan and Ella Harden; great great grandchildren, Carter, Emmalyn, Maclin, Deaton, Abel and Gracelyn; siblings, Virginia Colleen Hoppock,

Ivan Monroe Rexwinkle, Karen Kay Pogue.  In addition to her husband, and parents she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Leann Kay Harden and her sister, Billie Jo Morgan.

 

Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 2 pm at the North Edna Cemetery, north of Edna, Kansas on Jackson Road.  Pastor Randy DePriest of First Assembly of God of Coffeyville will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, September 17 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online message of condolence for the family visit  www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Katherine "Kathy" Marie King

Katherine “Kathy” Marie King, age 59, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at home.

 

Kathy was born on September 3, 1961 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Donald “Donnie” Ray Bruce and Beverly Jean (Nalley) Moreno.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended local school.

 

On February 14, 1982 she married her sweetheart, Vick “Dusty” King in Independence, Kansas.  The couple make their home in Coffeyville.  Kathy loved taking care of her family and her home.  She enjoyed photography, planting flowers, cooking.  Every weekend the King home was filled with family and friends having fun and making memories.  What she loved the most was the time she spent with her husband, kids and grandkids, they loved her so much in return.  The grandkids had a special nick name for her, to them she was “Buttercup”.

 

Surviving to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Vick “Dusty” King of the home; children, Jose DeAnda and wife, Michele of Claremore, Oklahoma, Laticia Chance and husband, Travis of Chanute, Kansas; grandchildren, Bryce Hestand, Mackenzie DeAnda, Matthew DeAnda, Alex DeAnda, Hunter Brannon, Kobe Chance and Anden Chance; siblings, Lois Ortiz of Southwest City, Missouri, Michael Loveless of Coffeyville, Kansas, Anthony Bruce and wife, Loretta of Coffeyville, Kansas, Donald Bruce of Kansas City, Missouri, Brian Moreno and wife, Marisa of Kansas City, Missouri.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Donnie Bruce and Beverly Moreno.

 

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

 

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Big Hill Park in Coffeyville.

 

Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Pastor Lex Fox will officiate.  Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Restlawn Cemetery.

 

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society Hope House in Kansas City; these may be left with the funeral home or mail in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

Mark A. McKown

Mark A. McKown, age 69, of Coffeyville, Kansas died on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Mark was born on March 6, 1951 in Independence, Kansas to Arch and Janie “Pearl” (Wallace) McKown. Mark grew up in Independence, Kansas and Mission, Kansas. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1969 and later received an associate's degree from Labette (Kansas) Community College.

 

While living in the Kansas City area, Mark worked as a chef and enjoyed teaching others in the culinary arts. He also worked as an exterminator. For a time he lived in New Mexico where he worked in road construction. He then lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he worked at Hewlett Packard.

 

Due to his mother's health, Mark moved to Coffeyville in the early 1990's to help care for her. He then worked as a security guard at Cessna Aircraft, Independence, KS, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and John Deere, Coffeyville, KS.

 

Mark enjoyed fishing, music, photography and computers. He touched the lives of all those that knew him and will be dearly missed.

 

Surviving to honor his memory are his loving sister, Patricia Smith of Coffeyville, Kansas; brother, Chuck McKown and wife Kelly, of Eagan, Minnesota; thirteen nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews along with other close relatives and friends.

 

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Jerry Paul McKown; a brother, Jon McKown and a sister, Kathlyn Coleman.

 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. No services will be held at this time. A family gathering to celebrate Mark’s life will take place at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd., Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

James Rollin Cable

James Rollin Cable went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 7, 2020 at the age of 84 after a year-long battle with cancer.  Jim was born November 4, 1935 to Otis V. and Eunice Scott Cable in Cedar Vale, Kansas.  He was an only child and attended a one room school in Cedar Vale as a boy.

 

His parents farmed five miles north of Cedar Vale before moving to Coffeyville, Kansas around 1942.  Jim graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1953 and attended Coffeyville Junior College.  He met the love of his life his senior year in high school.

 

Jim and Judy Sue Benton were married on July 3, 1955 after Judy graduated from high school.  They were blessed with 65 years of marriage.  They loved to do everything together and made a perfect team.  In their earlier days, they enjoyed motorcycle trips with friends.  Jim raced micro midgets when the race track was built near Tuxedo Boulevard in the early 1960s.  For many years Jim, Judy, and Debra enjoyed vacations every year, much of it in a small camper on the back of a Ford pickup, the best way to explore America!

 Jim and Judy also enjoyed staying at their getaway place at Grand Lake fishing, boating, and taking their granddaughters with them.  Jim enjoyed hunting with his friends and taking his bird dog, Mandy.  He and Judy, along with his dad, enjoyed going on pheasant hunting trips every year in western Kansas.

 

Jim was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and Bartlesville Sportsmen’s Club.  He truly enjoyed skeet shooting with all the guys at the club and appreciated the help and respect he received from all of them.  Jim had an amazing shooting average and was a worthy competitor!

 

Jim was very talented with being able to figure things out and could fix almost anything he set his mind to.  This applied to everything, whether it was a vehicle, home repair, trap and skeet shooting, or anything else that needed repaired or improved!

 

Jim was a gifted mechanic; he started at age 15 working for Rook Motor Co. in Coffeyville.  After they were married, Jim and Judy moved to Bartlesville.  He then went to work for Van Zandt Motors, Studebaker, Lincoln, Mercury Sales and Service from 1955-1964.  In 1964 he started working for Phillips Petroleum Co. as a Pilot Plant technician; 1979-85 as a Lead Technician; and 1985-91 as Foreman of Pilot Plant Operations.  In 1991 he transferred to Workorder Coordinator, Petroleum Process Division and 1991-92 transferred to the Process Hazard Review Team.  Jim retired from Phillips after 28 years of service on May 18, 1992. During his employment at Phillips he was recognized with several Suggestion Awards.

 

Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the home; daughter, Debra, of Newkirk, OK; granddaughters Carrie Grace and her husband Jason, and sons Aspen and Huck; Amanda Moberly and her husband Kyle, daughter Parker and son Evan, all of Newkirk; and numerous cousins.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, and one son-in-law, Vance Johnson.

 

Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:00 on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Arrangements are under the direction of Arnold Moore and Neekamp Funeral Home, Bartlesville, OK.

 

Online condolences may be left www.honoringmemories.com.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made in Jim’s name to The American Cancer Society or Cornerstone Hospice of Bartlesville.  The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hatchett, Susan, Amanda, and others that helped so much at Cornerstone Hospice.  They would also like to express their appreciation for all the calls and get well wishes from the guys at the Bartlesville Sportsmen’s Club, friends, and neighbors.

 

Helen G. Graybill

Helen G. Graybill, 99, of Coffeyville and former longtime Edna area resident passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on May 8, 1921 at Bessie, Oklahoma to Alonzo Buster and Ollie Peck. Helen grew up attended school in Oklahoma.

On January 22, 1938 she married Clarence D. Graybill in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they made their home in Custer County, Oklahoma where they farmed until moving to their farm northeast of Edna, Kansas in 1962. Her husband preceded her in death on October 8, 2010.

 

Survivors include one son, Johnnie Graybill and wife, Linda of Coffeyville; one daughter-in-law, Sue Graybill of Hendersonville, Tennessee; one brother, Jim Peck of Edmond, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, thirteen great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild.

 

She was preceded in death by her parent, her husband, and one son, Freddie Graybill.

 

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Richland Cemetery north of Angola, Kansas with Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice officiating.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Elba Baltzell

Elba Baltzell, 91, beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on September 2, 2020 in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

 

He entered this world on March 26, 1929 in Peru, KS, born to William and Caddy Baltzell. Elba grew up in Coffeyville with nine siblings and the girls outnumbered the boys; he attended grade school in Coffeyville completing this secondary education at Field Kindley Memorial High School. Honoring his call to serve, on January 23, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri Elba started his active duty with the US Army and served until his honorable discharge on January 22, 1953 in Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

 

Elba returned to Kansas to start his adult life. On April 5, 1953 in Coffeyville, Kansas he married the love of his life, Alice Florene Norris. In 2003, there was a joint 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in Coffeyville, Kansas. Elba and his wife Florene along with his brother Neil and his wife Barbara. This was a great milestone for one couple but for two brothers, the same year, was wonderful. On November 15, 2004 Florene preceded him in death. The couple made their home in Dewey, Oklahoma raising their two son, Jerry and Jim. Elba was employed in Bartlesville at Phillips 66 as a driver and retired after 20 years of service.  Elba and Florene relocated to New Mexico in 1998 to be near the children and grandchildren.

 

Elba will be remembered as the best husband, father, and grandfather his family could have asked for. He loved to golf and played when given the opportunity, he especially looked forward to the Father & Son Annual Golf Tournament that his sons and grandsons played in at Andrews, Texas.  Oh, and the countless card games, Elba was quite the 5 handed pitch player and he always won. When he was younger, he loved Bootsie, Suzy and Tina; each were a Chihuahua/Toy Terrier mix.

 

Elba will be remembered most by his two sons, Jerry Baltzell and his wife Linda, and Jim Baltzell, all from Granbury, Texas. Elba had 4 grandchildren, Katie Parvey from Spokane Valley, Washington; Joshua Baltzell and his wife Malory from Midland, Texas; Chris Baltzell from Stanton, Texas and Matt Baltzell from Carlsbad, NM. Elba is also survived by one great grandchild, Cameron Baltzell. In addition to his wife, Florene he was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Gertie (Elba) Counts, Hugh (Dorothy) Baltzell, Ruby (Banjo) James, Lorena (Noad) Jones, Helen (Garvin) Morlan, Minifee (Frank) Runyum, Pauline (Kenny) Helton, Bill (Madelin) Baltzell and Neil (Barbara)Baltzell.

 

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Fairview Veterans Memorial Patio at 10 am under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel; with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park where he will be laid to rest next to his wife, Florene in the Masonic Garden. To leave an online message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Diane (Strickland) Franklin

Diane (Strickland) Franklin, 65 of Coffeyville, Kansas entered her forever home August 26th,2020 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma surrounded by loved ones.

 

Diane was born September 25th, 1954 to Willie (Hamp) & Bernice Strickland in Plummerville, Arkansas. She attended school here in Coffeyville at Whittier and Field Kindly.

 

She met the love of her life James Franklin in 1995 and they were united in marriage on August 15th, 1997 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. They lived in many places but eventually made their home in Coffeyville.

 

Diane worked at many places like Rita’s Café, Med Source, AIW and the Chuck Wagon, Ron’s BBQ. Her heart was with Acme where she worked for almost 10 years until she retired in 1988.

 

Diane was a member of Berean Christian Mission Church, in Independence, Kansas. She made the best Chicken and dressing and peach cobbler and always made enough food to feed an army. She had a big heart and absolutely loved her kids and grandkids. She had her hand in raising us all with strict criticism and she didn’t mind cussing us out when needed, that’s one thing we miss the most, but she did it with nothing but love in her heart. Grandkids never left her house empty handed.

 

Diane was preceded in death by her parents Willie and Bernice Strickland. Brothers Thomas “Tinky” Strickland, Willie Strickland, Wilbur Strickland. Sisters LillyAnn Strickland and Gladys Strickland.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband of the home James franklin. Daughters Rochelle Strickland and Patricia (William) Britt. Sisters Paula (Raquel) Banks, Martha (Ricky) Littlejohn. Brother William “Tinky” Strickland (Kassandra). Special Sister in law Jeanette Headley, who always was there when Diane needed her.

 

Diane leaves to keep her legacy going with her 7 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and host of special nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Berean Mission Church 405 S. 19th St. Independence, Kansas.  Pastor Michael Rose will officiate.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Friends may sign the guest register at the funeral home on Sunday, September 6, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. 

 

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

Sylvester Eugene Adair

Sylvester Eugene Adair, 62, of Independence passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Montgomery Place in Independence.

 

He was born on February 18, 1958 at Lenapah, Oklahoma to Ulysses Samuel Adair, Sr. and Georgia Marie (Ledman) Adair. Sylvester grew up and attended school in Nowata, Oklahoma.

 

He married Julie Brown they were later divorced.

 

Sylvester lived in the Nowata area for many years until moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he lived for 13 years before moving to Independence four years ago.

 

While in Oklahoma City he was employed at Dub Ross Pipe Company.

 

He attended the Old Fashioned Baptist Church in Independence. Sylvester enjoyed music and spending time with his friends.

Survivors include one son, Joseph Colbert; three brothers, Windell Adair of Coffeyville, Ulysses Adair, Jr. of Sayer, Oklahoma; five sisters, Vinita White of Coffeyville, Oletha Adair of Wichita, Zabrina Adair of Wichita, Shirley Adair of Coffeyville and Alverta Marshall of Coffeyville; two sisters-in-law, Tyreasa Adair and Giesele Ledman; special friend, Roger Ruland and a host of nieces, nephews and   cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald Joe Adair, and two sisters, Cora Jean Miller and Donna Reynolds.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Sylvester’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

 

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

Larry Brott

Larry Brott, 81, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

He was born on December 13, 1938 at Denver, Colorado to Earl and Georgia (McDonald) Brott the 10th of 12 children, making Larry the Perfect 10. He grew up and attended school in Denver graduating from West High School in 1957.

 

He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

 

He married Patty Edwards in 1958, they had two sons, Larry Dean and Mark Allen. They were divorced in 1974.

 

In 1986 he married Katherine (Nace) Meisner, gaining a step-son, Jerry and a step-daughter, Karen. Following their marriage they made their home in Lakewood, Colorado until April of 1990 when they purchased the Bowling Center in Coffeyville and opened the Zone. They operated the bowling center until selling it in 2001, but continued to manage the Zone.

 

Larry was a professional bowler for many years. He bowled a perfect 300 game at the 1972 National Masters Tournament and was pictured in the front cover of Bowlers Journal. He was a member of the Denver Hall of Fame and was bowler of the decade for the 1980‘s. For over 30 years Larry owned a bowling lane refinishing company, his sons, step-daughter and wife, Kathy worked with him for several years.

 

Larry belonged to two 9 ball pool leagues, he also enjoyed baseball, bowling, fishing, listening to music and watching Fox News, loved to walk his dogs and tell a good joke.

 

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Brott of the home; one son, Mark Brott and wife Rebecca of Star, Idaho; one step-son, Jerry Meisner and wife, Monica of Fort Collins, Colorado; one step-daughter, Karen Lindesmith and husband, Rick of Coffeyville; two brothers, Leroy Brott and wife, Barbara, and Kenneth Brott and wife, Rita all of Denver, Colorado; one sister, Shirley Kirchharr of Pensacola, Florida; ten grandchildren, Mary, Joseph, David, Desire, Jacob, Rebecca, Lucas, Anthony, Wyatt, and Dallas; and seven great-grandchildren, Chase, Mathew, Hailee, Lunarae, Sawyer, Ethan, and Owen.

 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Larry Dean Brott in 2011, and eight brothers and sisters.

A Memorial Service celebrating Larry’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Dearing Christian Church with Pastor Jamie Regis officiating.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the visitation cremation will take place.

 

The family suggests memorials to Coffeyville Friends of Animals; 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.

Barbara Tillinghast

Barbara Tillinghast, 71, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

She was born on March 30, 1949 at Coffeyville to William and Georgia (Trask) Tillinghast. When she was young her family lived in California, Galveston, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Minnesota returning to Coffeyville in the 1970’s.

 

She attended the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville and Mosaic. Barbara loved to travel to Branson, Missouri, buying jewelry, and singing. She loved spending time with her sister and her church family.

 

Survivors include her sister, Vicky Tillinghast of Coffeyville and numerous friends and caregivers.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Barbara’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville with Rev. Dick Smith officiating.

 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

 

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

Lorene Emma Gatewood

Lorene Emma Gatewood, 91, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on November 17, 1929 at Coffeyville to Harold and Frances (Stuckey) Davis. Lorene grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School. While in high school Lorene was working at Crow Drug Store when she met the love of her life Clyde Gatewood.

 

On December 28, 1948 Lorene was united in marriage to Clyde Gatewood at her parents’ home. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their two daughters, Carla and Arma. Lorene worked for Standfield Farm Equipment, Automotive Control Corp, and Haliburton. After Haliburton closed she began working at Medicalodge and later at Asbury Village.

Lorene loved animals especially dogs and cats, she was very involved with protecting animal rights. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden, but most of all loved being surrounded by her family and pets.

 

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Gatewood of the home; one daughter, Arma Gatewood of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Natalie Donaldson of Galena, Alaska; and one great-grandson, Gabriel Sumner of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, one sister, and one daughter, Carla Almond in 2017.

 

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2020 at Restlawn Memorial Park  with Pastor Doug Mund of Grace Fellowship officiating.

 

Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorial to Coffeyville Friends of Animals; 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.

 

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