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Obituaries Archives for 2020-11

Larry D. Smith

Larry D. Smith age 73 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away unexpectedly on November 25, 2020 at his home. 


Larry was born in Seattle, Washington on January 17, 1947 to William Chester “Chet” and Margaret E. (Smith) Smith.  The Smith family relocated to Wichita, Kansas where Larry attended school and graduated Wichita East High School in 1965.  In 1966 Larry enlisted in the U S Army where he was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for Pershing Missiles training. Upon completing his training, he was stationed in Germany, until his honorable discharge in 1969.


After his discharge Larry stayed with his with his sister, Linda and brother-in-law, Larry in Buffalo, New York.  Larry met his future wife, Pat Tate soon after arriving in Buffalo.  Wedding bells rang soon after in August of 1969.  The couple later settled in Dearing, Kansas where they raised their two children, Jenny and Douglas.  Though their union dissolved their friendship and loving support for their children did not.


Larry and his wife, Rosalie just celebrated their 24th Wedding Anniversary.  Larry met Rosalie Springer and they became a blended family in August of 1996, the couple has made their home in Coffeyville.  


Larry worked in the oil fields after his discharge from the army and started as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and completed his career as the Postmaster in Sedan, Kansas, retired in 2002.  Larry was a volunteer fire fighter of Dearing Fire Department serving as Chief from 1972-1983.  He was an active member of the Keystone Lodge and Edna Masonic Lodges of KS, A.F & A.M.; he was also a member of the Scottish Rite of KS and the MIRZA Shrine.  Larry was a Past Master of both Edna and Keystone Masonic Lodge of Coffeyville.  Larry was also a member of Dearing Christian Church. 


Larry will forever be known as a loving husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and coworker.   He will be missed by many but, most by his wife, Rosalie; daughter, Jenny and her husband Randy Williams; son, Douglas Smith; step daughter, Angela and her husband Mike Nolte; step son, Lincoln Springer; grandchildren; Rylan, Dylan, Devan, Zander, Tia Marie, LeeAnn, Tyler, Dustin; great grandchildren, Marissa, True and Aurora; brother, Chester Smith and his wife, Karen; sister, Linda and her husband Larry Mersberg; sister-in-law, Dolores Duffy; brother-in-law, Joe Robbins; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.  In addition to his parents, Chest and Margarete Smith, Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Richard “Dick” Smith; sister, Sheri Robbins; brother-in-law, Charles “Chuck” Duffy.


Memorial Service will be held celebrating Larry’s life under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1pm at Dearing Christian Church, 302 Independence Ave., Dearing, Kansas. Due to COVID – 19 restrictions facial mask will be required, and social distancing will be encouraged. The service will be streamed life through Facebook Live on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel page.   The register will be available for signing on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 10 to 5pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Dearing Christian Church and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online condolence for the family please visit


Debora Kay Weizenegger

Deborah Kay Weizenegger, 73, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


She was born on November 5, 1947 in Norman, Oklahoma to David and Opal (Winterbottom) Wallace. Deborah grew up and attended school in several different locations where he father was stationed with the U.S. Navy; she completed her education in Kansas City, Missouri.


On July 22, 1971 she married David Weizenegger in Watertown, South Dakota. Following their marriage they made their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota where they raised their family. Deborah worked for Honeywell International for many years before her retirement. They continued to live in Minneapolis for several years before moving to Coffeyville in 2015.

Deborah enjoyed crafting and spending time with family.


Survivors include her husband, David Weizenegger; four children, Donna Morey, Doris (Eric Kildegaard) Gorman, Denise (Tony) Tippett, and Dave (Jennie) Weizenegger all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two sisters, Julia (Dr. Warren) Blaich of Coffeyville, and Tirzah (Ken) Bartle of Ashland, Oregon; and eight grandchildren.


Following Deborah’s wishes cremation will take place and the family will have a memorial service at a later date in Minneapolis.


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


Alice Dora Adler-Thomason

Alice Dora Adler-Thomason age 51, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at her home in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Alice was born on January 20, 1969 to Earl Gary and Minerva “Minnie” (Buiterira) Thomason in Brownsville, Texas.  The Thomason family moved to Coffeyville when Alice was in elementary school.  She attended Garfield Grade School and completed her education at Field Kindley High School.


Alice was a hard worker and loved just as hard as she worked.   She had an amazing love for daughter, Nikki and son, Corey.  She was a young single mother who worked 2-3 jobs to care for her children, always putting their needs before her own.  After her children were grown, she continued to care for others even after her health had started to decline.  Alice was currently working part-time for SKILL as a personal care attendant.


When her children were older Alice met and married Jack Adler in Bartlesville, OK. They returned to Coffeyville,KS when employment relocation was an option. This allowed Alice to be closer to her mom in her final days. Though they had their difference they continued to share a great friendship.


Alice adored cats, she enjoyed life with laughter, visiting with friends, and keeping in contact with all forms of social media.  When her mother, Minnie was still living they enjoyed going to play BINGO and going to the Casino.  Her drink of choice was Diet Dr. Pepper and you could often find her in a pair of Flip Flops even in inclement weather conditions.


When Alice became a Grandma that is when you saw a new sparkle in her and a heart bursting with love.  She absolutely loved being a Grandma, she loved her grandchildren and proudly told everyone about them. You could call her the “best grandma ever.”


Alice will be missed by so many friends, coworkers, neighbors and extended family, but  most of all by her children, Katheryne “Nikki” and her husband Salvador Leal, Corey Thomason and his partner Sam McWhirt Jr.; grandchildren, Nuhemi, Alexander, Ulises, Florecita and Esmeralda Thomason; sisters, Mary Petty, Cecilia Moncada; brother, Gary E. Thomason Jr.. She was preceded in death by her parents.


Services celebrating Alice’s life will be held 2 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Coffeyville First Assembly of God, 1504 W 8th St, Coffeyville, KS 67337.  The family welcomes those who don’t feel comfortable attending the service to sign the register or view from 1 pm until service time. The service will be streamed live via Facebook on Ford-Wulf-Bruns page.  Due to COVID-19 Facial Masks are required and social distancing will be encouraged.  To leave an online message of condolence for the family visit

Sue A, McAfee

Sue A. McAfee went to be with our Lord during the halftime of her beloved Chiefs game, November 22, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. The Chiefs won their battle 35-31.  Her family was at her side during her last days. The week before she passed, she had a celebration of her life with her children, grandchildren and great-grandsons. Everyone noticed that she smiled more than she had in years.


Sue was born on October 16, 1942 to F. Darlene (Angleton) and Robert Louis McAfee. Sue was the eldest of 4 children. She is survived by her sister Pam McAfee and brother Robert McAfee; her children, Kelle Kiser and her husband D.J. Morse, sons Keith Kiser and his wife Susan, Sean Johnston his wife Natalie, and Robert (Bobby) Johnston; her special niece Angela Orcutt and her husband Gordon; grandsons Cody Carrillo, Nicholas Carrillo, Andrew Carrillo, Mason Kiser and his wife Cheyenne, Samuel Kiser, Lakin Johnston, Blaine Johnston, Adam Lattin, Zayne Oliphant,  and Michael Johnston; great-grandsons Christian Carrillo, Cody Carrrillo Jr and Caio Carrillo.  Sue still had many cousins and an aunt.


Many of her family had gone before her including her father, Robert L. McAfee, her mother F. Darlene Hardy, her stepfather Ralph Hardy, her brother Michael McAfee.


Sue loved her family fiercely and was so proud of her family of nearly all boys. She was an avid Chiefs fan; she was telling her family she became a fan in 1974. Her sons/grandsons would visit with her about this and football in general, she knew her football. Her other great love was Elvis Presley, her family remembers the day he died because she was tearful all day. Sue would also spend as much time as she could in a casino.


There will be a private family ceremony that will be available to view online per Facebook life Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel page and will be archived on their website for additional viewing. You will find more celebration of Sue there also. We ask you to please understand that above all Sue wanted to keep her family safe during this pandemic, thus the private service. Family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Coffeyville Friends of the Animals, donations may be sent to the Ford Wulf Bruns. To leave an online message of condolence visit


Juanita A. Brinkman

Juanita A. Brinkman of Coffeyville, Kansas passed from this earthly life at the age of 86 to rest in her eternal home in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Juanita A. Warren was born on March 4, 1934 in Salus, Arkansas to Manley and Effie (Bryson) Warren. Juanita was one of eight children.


On August 20, 1963 Juanita married the love of her life Frank Nicholas Brinkman and together they made their home in Coffeyville.  Frank preceded Juanita in death on August 18, 1984.


Juanita worked for Rock-A-Chair and Alderman Acres for many years as a seamstress.  In her spare time Juanita enjoyed studying Gods word, sewing, gardening and a nice sunny day by sitting on the front porch enjoying the slender.


In addition to her parents and husband Frank she was preceded in death by her brothers, Hartsel, Arnold, Delbert “Pete”, Robert “Bobby”; and sister Irene.  She is survived by her son, Mark and daughter, Lorie; two brothers Argus “Doc” and Kenneth.


Cremation will take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel and no services are planned at this time.  A private inurnment in Calvary Cemetery of Coffeyville will take place at a later date.  To leave an online message of condolence please visit


Vickie Elaine Males

Vickie Elaine Males, 62 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


She was born on July 14, 1958 in Coffeyville to Jimmy L. and Barbara (Colley) Johnson. Vickie grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1976.


On March 12, 1982 she married Don Males at Miami, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children Craig and Kara. When her children were young Vickie cared for several children in her home and was loved by all of them.


Vickie and Don were seen at many a City Rec ball game when Craig, Kara, and their nieces and nephews were playing games and later at Roosevelt and Field Kindley High School sporting events.


Surviving to honor her memory are her loving husband,, Don of the home; her son, Craig Males and wife, Tamara of Coffeyville, her daughter, Kara Dawn Males of Coffeyville; her mother, Barbara Johnson of Coffeyville; four grandchildren, Brayden Males, Daxon Males, Kensley Males and Rylan Males; nephew, Casey Starnes, niece Jamie Grant, niece, Alyson Long and many other nieces, nephews and friends.


She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy L. Johnson and one sister, Donna Starnes.


Following Vickie’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.


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

Jacqueline Ann (McNabney) Thomas

Jacqueline Ann (McNabney) Thomas, age 88, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her home. 


Jackie was born on August 31, 1932 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Warren and Carrie (Markley) McNabney.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1950.  She furthered her education at Coffeyville Junior College where she earned her Associates Degree in 1952. 


On August 30, 1953 she married the love of her life, Harold Thomas at the Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville.  From 1952-1955 she lived in Pittsburg, Kansas.  From 1955-1958 the couple lived in Caney, Kansasexcept for six months in 1956 when Jackie and Harold lived in Lawton, Oklahoma while Harold was stationed at Ft. Sill.  They returned to Coffeyville in 1958 where they have lived ever since.  Jackie worked in Minden Mines, Missouri and Caney, Kansas.  When her children were older Jackie returned to work for USD 445 for 13 years as a para professional working with special needs students, she retired in 1996. 


Jackie was a member of the FKHS Drum and Bugle Corps, Coffeyville Country Club, P.E.O. EZ Chapter and was active in the P.E.O. Mothers Study Club.  She was a member of the Art and Literature Club, was a member of a Monday night bridge club. She was an avid sports fan especially KU Basketball, Field Kindley High School Golden Tornado and the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens. 

Surviving to honor her memory are her loving husband of 67 years, Harold of the home; children, Dr. David Thomas of Lincoln, Nebraska, Debbie Baker of Derby, Kansas, Susan Lomshek of Lawrence, Kansas, Sarah Holbrooks of Lenexa, Kansas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. Kendall McNabney of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Carolyn Wyatt of Somerset, Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Carrie McNabney. 


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

Family will greet friends on Thursday evening, November 5, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Services celebrating Jackie’s life will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Diane Massey will officiate.  Private family inurnment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. 


The family requests that everyone were a mask and maintain social distancing for the safety of everyone attending the visitation and celebration of life.


The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 


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


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