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Obituaries Archives for 2020-12

Larry Dean Bray

Larry Dean Bray, age 72, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

 

Larry was born on July 3, 1948 in Yakama, Washington to Boyd R. and Georgia F. (Anderson) Bray.  He grew up in Cherryvale, Kansas where he received his education .  From February 1969 to February 1971 he proudly served his country in the United States Army, while serving in the Army he was sent to several vocational classes.

 

On May 25, 1968 he married the love of his life, Albertis Louise Tickle in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their daughters.  After Larry retired they moved to South Coffeyville, Oklahoma

 

Larry worked for Berwind Railway Services, Millennium Railway and Watco.  He was a welder and a car brakeman.  He was also a former mechanic at a filling station, a pipefitter in Wyoming and worked at Acme and Haliburton.  .

 

For more than fifteen years he would visit the James Crabtree Correctional Center where he would minister to anyone who needed it.

Larry was a member of the Southview Church of God.  He gave his life to the Lord on Father’s Day June 19, 1989.  He and Albertis were Pastors for two years.  He enjoyed working with his hands and tinkering in the garage.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends.  He will be dearly missed by so many people.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 52 years, Albertis of the home; daughters, Cynthia Dawn Coward and husband, Randy of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tammy LeAnn Huff and husband, Roger of Waggoner, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren; siblings, Connie Stoner of Wichita, Kansas, Robert George Bray of Kimberling City, Missouri and Deborah Ann Phillips of Coffeyville, Kansas along with several other close relatives and friends.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Georgia Bray and by four siblings.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Southview Church of God in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  Pastor David Metz will officiate.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Southview Church of God; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

Clara L Mitchell

 

Clara L Mitchell age 73 of Coffeyville passed away at her home on December 30, 2020 with her loved ones by her side.

 

Clara was born in Coffeyville on February 18, 1947 to Terrill and Clara Lee Ballew. She was raised in the community and attended local schools. After school she became a CNA and worked for many years with home health. Clara met Kenneth Mitchell in 1964 and was united in marriage in 1965. To this union the couple was blessed with a daughter Stefanie. Clara loved her family and caring for her home, she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. In her down time she enjoyed reading, she would read anything she could get her hands on.

 

Clara’s memories will live on with her husband Kenneth, her daughter Stefanie Mitchell, sister Beverly Hepola, and grandchildren Ashley Countryman, Matthew Countryman, and Dylan Countryman.

 

She now rests with her parents.

 

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

James F. Bentley

 

James F. Bentley formerly of Coffeyville passed away at the age of 90 with family near his side on December 28, 2020 in Woodhaven Michigan.

 

James was born on May 7, 1930 in Ethridge, Tennessee to Richard and Mamie (Cook) Bentley.  After the passing of his Dad, he was raised by his Grandpa and Grandma Bentley.  James grew up and received his education in Ethridge.  On June 10, 1947 James entered active service in Nashville, Tennessee for the United States Navy.  After 3 years and 10 months and 4 days he received an honorable discharge; during his time of service he received the Navy Occupation and Korean Service Medal.

 

James married Linda Bentley in Panama City, Florida.  They made their home in Panama raising their two children, Catherine and Mike through their grade school years.  When his kids were young teens, James took a job as Chief Engineer at a hospital in Ozark, Alabama moving his family.  In the 1970’s James daughter, Cathy moved to Coffeyville where Linda’s brother had also moved to manage the Coffeyville Country Club.  After a convincing conversation and a job opportunity James, Linda and Mike moved to Coffeyville where James began a new career at the Coffeyville Country Club.   After a few years James changed employment to become the Chief Engineer for Coffeyville Regional Medical Center where remained until retirement.  After retirement James was inducted into the CRMC Hall of Fame. Linda unfortunately preceded him in death after a battle of cancer in 1982.

 

After retirement James found love again and married JoAnn Bentley and moved to rural Coffeyville where they built a home together.  As a young boy he was raised in rural Tennessee and loved all the adventures of rural life and he was able to enjoy the opportunity of raising cattle once again.   JoAnn preceded him in death after a battle with cancer.

 

Life alone was lonely, and he feel in love with Glenda Bentley and the two were married, he moved to Parsons, Kansas where they made their home until her passing also after a battle with cancer.

 

Though life had handed him many challenges and he was no stranger to grief but allowed himself to find love again and was united in marriage to Judy Zimski on July 17, 2010.  Sharing in 10 wonderful years together, they made their home in Woodhaven, Michigan where she remains of the home.

 

James moved from Alabama but that never changed him from being a Crimson Tides fan.  James was an amazing man, he cared deeply for his family and everyone he met.  He was a dedicated and loving husband through thick and thin until death do them part. He loved his children dearly, his daughter still a “Daddy’s Girl” and he will always be his sons “Hero”; each of them thankful for him teaching them everything they needed to know about life. James love for people and acceptance of life’s challenges allowed him to love siblings he never knew he had. His mother had remarried after the passing of his Dad; he thought his mother had passed as well, so he was quite surprised to learn of his three brothers, Wiley Cook, Dean Snow and Max Snow and two sister, Gertie Webb and Faye Martin well into adulthood.  He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, the best Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Uncle, Brother and Friend.

 

Cherishing every memory and life shared with James is his wife, Judy; son, Mike Bentley and his wife Jee Jee; daughter, Catherine “Cathy” Bentley; brother, Max Snow; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and mother of his children, Linda; wife, JoAnn; wife, Glenda; brothers, Dean Cook, Willey Cook and sisters, Gertie Webb and Faye Martin.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at 1 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm also at the chapel.  Facial masks are requested at both events and social distancing is encouraged.  To leave a message of condolence or to share in a memory please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Linda Beever

 

Linda K. Beever passed into her new life on December 27, 2020 surrounded by her Windsor Place friends and family whom loved her unconditionally.

 

Linda grew up in El Dorado, Kansas. She went to School there and still has many dear friends there. She moved around in her life time spending several years in California with her nieces and nephews. She managed a Book store there and enjoyed the people, reading, and her family. She moved back to Nowata, Oklahoma to be with and help out her mom and dad. She worked in a Doctor's Office and the hospital. She later moved with her family to Indian Village and finally landed in Coffeyville. She worked at the hospital and at a local church before retiring. She Loved her family, Her Church, reading, painting, crafting and all the children in K.I.D.S. Church. Linda never married or had children but had many adopted children through her K.I.D.S. Ministry at the First Church of God. She was known as the Hug Lady. She will be remembered for her Love of Jesus and her generous spirit.

She is Survived by her Nephew Sean C. Beever and wife Debbie, 2 Nieces, Cynthia L Gorman and Sandra L. Gonzales and serval Great Nephews and Nieces, all of California.

 

She was preceded in death by her Father, Wayne C. Beever, Mother, Fern E. Beever (Haley), 2 Brothers, Dewayne W. Beever and Arnold Eugene Beever.

 

We will be celebrating her Life on Monday, January 4, 2020 at 10:00 am at the First Church of God, 2010 West 5 th Coffeyville, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the First Church of God 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 www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

June Stimple

 

June Elaine Strimple age 76 of Coffeyville passed away on December 27, 2020 at Medicalodges of Coffeyville.  

 

Elaine was born on June 7, 1944 in Coffeyville to Eldon and Alma (Folk) Meek. She was raised in the local area and attended the old Ringo School and then graduated from Field Kindley High School. After high school she worked various jobs; Fashion Shoes, Perl Chevrolet, Coffeyville Motors, Quality Toyota, Coffeyville Journal, and she retired as the agent at American Family Insurance where she worked for 15 years before health forced her retirement. She was united in marriage to William Strimple on April 14, 1978. Elaine loved being involved with the community, she was a part of many events and organizations like; the Coffeyville Community Involvement, Dalton Defenders, Coffeyville Citizens Restoring the Past, and was instrumental in getting the moving wall to come. She was a professional clown and balloon artist. Elaine loved to be center stage no matter what she was doing it was her chance to be in charge. She loved to laugh and to make people laugh.  

 

Elaine’s memories will live on with her daughter Lisa Conner and son Russ Strimple and Cindy, brothers; Ken Meek, David Meek, and Steven Meek, sisters; Delores Wilson and Margaret Grothe, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  

 

She now rests with her parents, husband William Strimple, and brothers; Lloyd Meek and Dan Meek   

 

Graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery at 1:00pm. The service will be streamed live on Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel’s Facebook page for those not able to attend in person. The family requests that memorials be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of Animals in place of flowers. A book signing will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com 

Fred Lamb

 

Fredrick “Fred” G. Lamb Jr. of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away at the age of 77 on December 23, 2020 at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas with his family by his side.

 

Fredrick G. Lamb Jr. was born on November 28, 1943 to Frederick G. Lamb Sr. and Rose Mae (Durbin) Lamb in Berkeley, California.  At a young age the Lamb family moved to Frederick, Kansas where he attended grade school.  In his junior high and high school years the family moved to Cherryvale, Kansas where joined the “Home of The Fighting Cherries” and graduated from Cherryvale High School. As and older adult he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Theology alongside his friend, Johnathan Filson; from the Lake Charles Baptist University.  

 

On March 23, 1962 Fred married the love of his life, Velda Enloe.  Together they made their home in Coffeyville and in 1975 they moved to South Coffeyville to their forever home. Fred loved and cherished his wife, Velda of 58 years. Fred loved her just as scripture said he should; he loved her with every ounce of his being just like Jesus loves the church.  The shared many wonderful memories, like all families they have had their share of heartaches, but love stood the test of time.  

 

Fred loved life, he was a good, good husband, dad, grandpa, friend and pastor.  He pastored the Lone Cherry Baptist Church in Havana for around 20 years.  He also loved to sing, and he wasn’t like his son he did not enjoy that “Funky Music”.  He was a member of the First Baptist Churchman’s Quartet after he retired from pastoring. While pastoring and raising his family he was a full-time machinist for Magic Circle in Coffeyville for over 40 years when he retired.  Fred was also a South Coffeyville Fire Department fire fighter for 20 plus years and served as chief the last six of his service to the community. He enjoyed wood working, attending his sons’ sporting events and he could be heard cheering them on and correcting them at the same time.  His real enjoyment came when the grandchildren started arriving and never missed any of their events if he had any control of the situation.  He felt truly blessed by his great grandchildren and loved to watch them grow.

 

Fred listened to Jesus’ instructions and he love the Lord his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind.  He served and worshiped God every day of his life.

 

Separated only by his earthy body his family will one day be reunited; until then he will greatly missed by his wife, Velda of the home; son’s Wade Lamb and his wife Tia, Tony Lamb and his wife Pam, Mike Lamb and his wife Barbara; son-in-law, Rockey Allison; nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one soon to arrive; extended family and friends.   He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John and Paul Lamb; son, Robin Lamb; daughter, Karon Allison and great granddaughter, Harper Jo.

 

Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1 pm at the South Coffeyville First Baptist Church, on the corner of 5th and Shawnee, Pastor Johnathan Filson will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mount Washington Cemetery in Lenapah.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Ks from 2 to 4 pm.  The family has requested memorial contribution be made payable to the South Coffeyville First Baptist Church in Fred’s memory and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a memory or an online message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Helen Lattin

 

Helen Louise Lattin, 85, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at her home surrounded by family.

 

Helen was born December 7, 1935 to Joe and Goldie (Swindell) DeWilde. She grew up in St. George, Kansas where she graduated high school.

 

On May 28, 1955 she was united in marriage to Louis Lattin at her parents’ house in St. George. They lived in Coffeyville, Dearing, Fredonia, and Yates Center. They returned to Dearing in 1969 and have remained there ever since. Helen worked for Dearing Elementary School.

 

She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, playing cards, dancing, cooking, and canning. She was active in the PTA and served as a leader in the local 4-H Club. For many years, she and Louis enjoyed attending the “55 and better” dance.

 

Surviving family members include her husband Louis of the home; children Debra Reilly (Phil) of Cherryvale, Kansas; Robert Lattin (Cheryl) of Independence, Kansas; and Terri Jo Johnson of Spring Hill, Kansas; seven grand-children; and four great grand-children. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Cherryvale, Kansas. Father Zachery Pinaire will officiate. Interment will follow at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Cherryvale. Visitation will be from 1-7 PM on Tuesday, December 29th. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM that evening.

Helen Sumpter

 

Helen Louise Sumpter 83, of Coffeyville, passed away December 18th, 2020, at Windsor Place.  Helen was born in Coffeyville, July 22, 1937 to Pleas and Eva Shamblin.  She attended Old Parker School.   One summer, walking down a road on her way home from a movie, her cousin was driving and seen her and told his friend with him in the car, I need to give my cousin a ride home.  Her cousin’s friend, Fred Sumpter became her husband and they were married on September 1953.   They were blessed with 3 children.  Later they divorced in 1964. Helen loved taking care of the elderly and her church.  If the church door was open, Helen was there to help wherever she was needed. Helen worked for Coffeyville Transportation and Windsor Place.  

 

Helen’s memory will live on with her daughter, Martha and David Bond of Coffeyville.  Brother Johnny Shamblin of California, and grandchildren David Bond, Andover Kansas, Shyla Bond, Topeka, Calvin Sumpter, Portland Oregon, and Christina  Metzer, Portland Oregon 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She has numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and church family and longtime care giver and dear friend Carolyn Foster. 

 

She now rests with her parents, son Steve Sumpter, daughter Vickie Sumpter, grandson Shawn Bond, and sisters, Merriam Smith, Rosalee Akerberg, and Cozette McCormick. 

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:00 at Coffeyville First Assembly of God with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.  Burial will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery. A book signing will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First Assembly of God 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

 

Robin Lamb

 

Robin Lamb age 57 passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
On January 11, 1963 Frederick G. Lamb and Velda A. (Enloe) Lamb welcomed their first-born child into this world, Frederick Robin Lamb in Coffeyville, Kansas. He was known to his family and friends as Robin. In 1975 the Lamb family moved to South Coffeyville where Robin attended grade school, and he graduated from Lenapah High School.


Robin married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Tammy (Marlow) Lamb on December 13, 1981. Soon after their union they traveled the United States for Robin to pursue being a rock star. When the music career didn't pan out, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and moved his family to California during his duty. Robin received his honorable discharge in 1987. Robin, Tammy and two of their daughters returned to South Coffeyville where they made their home.


Robin enjoyed life, despite his brother's opinion he was a devout OU fan; he loved music; golfing, fishing taking cruises with his wife, and making people laugh. Robin was the best Dad and hero a girl could ask, to his three daughters. His grandchildren were blessed with the best Poppy. He loved being a Dad but the joy he found in his grandchildren was unmeasurable.


Robin will be missed by many, but his family will miss him most. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Tammy of the home; daughters, Meghan and her husband Kenton Adams, Jade Dolan and Miranda and her husband Christopher Deaton; grandchildren, Aubrey, Eryn, Kaylee, Summer, Klay, Carter, Emma "Moosey", Finn "Shark Bait Hoo Haw Haw"; parents, Fred and Velda Lamb; brothers Wade Lamb and his wife Tia, Tony Lamb and his wife Pam, Mike Lamb and his wife Barbara; brother-in-law, Rockey Allison; numerous, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, granddaughter, Harper Jo and sister, Karon Allison.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 1 pm at the South Coffeyville First Baptist Church, 506 Shawnee St, South Coffeyville, OK 74072. The service will be available via Facebook Live for those unable or uncomfortable attending. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. Friends may sign the register from 3 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Memorials may be made payable to the Lamb Family to help with unforeseen medical and funeral expenses and may be left in care of the chapel. To share a memory or leave an online condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Jean Reynolds

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Jean Reynolds, age 80, of Coffeyville went home to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the home of her daughter, Lynette Wherrell, with her daughters, Lynette and Michelle by her side.

 

Gwen was born on November 2, 1940, to Jack and Mayme Craig in Poteau, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of 6 girls and 2 boys.

She attended Poteau schools and graduated from Poteau High School in 1958. While in high school, Gwen participated in Glee Club, Pep Club, and the Distributive Education Club. After high school, Gwen attended Carl Albert Junior College and Northeastern State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in the Spring of 1962.

 

Gwen first taught elementary school in Grand Junction, Colorado. She then moved to Caney, Kansas, where she met her future husband, Harold Reynolds at the Caney laundromat in the Spring of 1967. Gwen then joined a bowling team to get to know Harold better. For their first date, Harold took Gwen flying in an airplane. The couple were married on December 27,1967, at the First Christian Church in Poteau, Oklahoma, and made their home in Caney. They had two daughters and one son, all of whom were born at Caney Hospital. Gwen and Harold were members of the First Christian Church in Caney.

 

Once their children began to arrive, Gwen took a break from teaching and babysat out of the home until 1979, when Harold and Gwen moved their family to Coffeyville, Kansas. They then joined the Tyro Christian Church, where they both belonged to the Tried-and-True Sunday School Class and the Joy Group.

 

Gwen went back to teaching after moving to Coffeyville and taught elementary students until retiring from Oklahoma Union in May of 2007.

 

In addition to church, Gwen enjoyed reading her Bible, traveling with family, and watching her grandchildren and great grandsons grow. 

 

Survivors include her two daughters - Michelle Stoughton (Jim) of Memphis, Indiana and Lynette Wherrell of Coffeyville; a son - Craig Reynolds (Trisha) of Hobbs, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren - Lauren Harrington (Dillon), Tyler Cox (Katelyn), Tandi Cox, Matthew Standridge (Raegan), Brett Stoughton, Kelsey Stoughton, Taylor Vaughan, Miah Reynolds, Clayton Reynolds, and Chase Reynolds; two great-grandsons - Bentley and Baker Harrington; four sisters – Sharon Hickman, Patricia Ballard (Don), Jackie Slone (Tony), Susie Hutton (Dennis); two brothers – Bob Craig (Kathy) and Jim Craig (Jessie); sister-in-law Cheryl Means; brother-in-law, Joe Harwell, several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Reynolds; parents, Jack and Mayme Craig; sister, Becky Harwell; granddaughter, Parker Wherrell; son-in-law, David Wherrell; brother-in-law’s Jackie Meyers and Don Hickman.

Due to COVID, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. A private family Graveside Service will take place in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Tyro Christian Church’s Preschool or Children’s Ministries, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Coffeyville Friends of Animals (CFA) in Coffeyville, KS, AWOL Animal Shelter in Independence, KS, and/or Salvation Army. 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 online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Sharon Kay Bond

Sharon Kay Bond, age 74, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Miami Nursing Center in Miami, Oklahoma. 

 

Sharon was born on July 11, 1946 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Joseph and Mary (Maslin) Foulk.  She grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas where she went to school at Old Parker and in Dearing. 

 

For more than forty years she has been with the love of her life, Alvin “Sonny” Robinett.  They made their home in Dearing, Kansas.  Together they owned and operated S&S Upholstery in Dearing for over 20 years.  He preceded her in death on August 15, 2008.  For a time she also worked for Rock-A-Chair in Coffeyville. 

 

Sharon enjoyed fishing, camping, crocheting and quilting.  Most of all she loved the time she spent with her family and special companion, her dog Sophie. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Tina Shelby and husband, Ernie of Commerce, Oklahoma, Rick Robinett and wife, Edee, Gary Robinett and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Thomas Shelby, Holly Osborn, Kayden Shelby, Ronnie Robinett II, Karen Bobbe, Amanda Robinett, Breanna Robinett, Trevor Robinett; great grandchildren, Keilyn Osborn, Alicia Shelby and several other great grandchildren; sisters, Carol Blackburn of Dearing, Kansas, Illa Garrotte of Liberty, Kansas, Ruth Starlin of Elk City, Kansas; along with several other nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Foulk; loving husband, Sonny Robinett and brother, Kenneth Starlin. 

 

Graveside Services will be held with a tent set up at the grave on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Friends may stop by to sign the guest register on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

 

The family suggests memorials contributions can be made to the ALS Foundation; these may 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 in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.  To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Adaline Wilda (Comstock) Smith

Adaline Wilda (Comstock) Smith, 94 of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, passed away on December 10, 2020 at home with her family by her side.

 

She was born February 15, 1926 in Oilton, Oklahoma, the daughter of Willis R. Comstock and Florence M. (Euing) Comstock. She grew up and graduated high school in 1945 from Lenapah, Oklahoma. She worked in Coffeyville, Kansas at Kress and  at Bynum Clothing store as a seamstress, she loved to go to auction, and buy all the stuff at the end for one dollar, then going through the stuff, she was like a kid in the candy store. Adaline loved to sew, making quilts and throws, she even sold some around Christmas and would give them out to the family. The time of her life was on Labor Day weekend when Charlie (her son) would have his yearly party. The two of them would go around on the four-wheeler and deliver fliers to family and friends. She loved to sing at the party "She'll be coming around the mountain".

 

Adaline and Anzel Smith were married August 11, 1945. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Anzel, and two sons, Larry E. Smith and Charles R. Smith. Survived by one grandson; John and wife Linda Smith, five granddaughters; Valerie Baldwin, Nikki Carrikey, Samantha Madison, Cynthia Kinser, Julia Bently. Sixteen great grandkids, twelve great-great grandkids.

 

At Adaline's request cremation will take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Due to Covid-19 the family will have a private Memorial Service and she will be inurned at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

To share a memory with the family or an online condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Connie Sue Hopkines

Connie Sue Hopkines, 67, of Independence formerly of rural Coffeyville passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born on February 25, 1953 in Glendale, California to Harry and Betty J. (Bradley) Willoughby.  Connie grew up and attended school in Parmount, California, she later moved to Oklahoma before moving to Coffeyville.

 

On February 15, 1993 she married James “Jim” Hopkins at their home in rural Coffeyville.  Following their marriage they made their home north of Coffeyville until moving to Independence when Highway 169 was made into 4 lane.

 

Connie enjoyed watching TV game shows and soap operas but her greatest pleasure was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her husband, Jim Hopkins of the home; two sons, Jonathan Whitaker of Luther, Oklahoma and Matthew Whitaker of Oklahoma; one brother, Bob Willoughby of Chino, California; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 17th at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park

 

Friends may call on Wednesday, December 16th from 1:00 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.

Otis Fred Miller

Otis Fred Miller, 83, of Joplin, Missouri passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

 

Otis was born on July 13, 1937 in Caney, Kansas to Wayne and Anna (Kamps) Miller.  He earned his High School diploma and then attended Kansas State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.  While living in Caney, he worked as a Chemical Engineer for a local Petroleum company.  Throughout his years, he joined other Petroleum companies and retired.

 

On August 4, 1961 he married Delores K. Rigdon in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple had four children. 

 

Survivors are his wife, Delores K. Miller, and children Toni (Randy) Jones, David (Anita) Miller, Cheryl (Rob) Graziani, Jannel (Brett) Heaston; ten grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Ripley and Terry Comfort and sister's in law Viola Rigdon, Sonya Rigdon, Phyllis Rigdon and Norma Russell.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Anna Miller and by his sister, Sandra Lefebvre and his brother's in law, Dean Rigdon, Keith Rigdon, Glenn Rigdon and B.J. Russell, Beverly and Joe Halligan.

 

No services are scheduled.

 

Donations can be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC   28201 704-401-2432

 

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

 

Kenneth Roy Cunningham

Kenneth Roy Cunningham, 67, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at St John’s Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Kenneth was born on September 23, 1953 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Glen and Esther (Roach) Cunningham.  He grew up in Nowata County, Oklahoma where he went to school in South Coffeyville then he went to Lenapah where he graduated high school.

On May 31, 1974 he married the love of his life, Christine Blackbourn.  The couple made their home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma where they raised their two daughters.  In his younger years he played softball.  His hobbies also included hunting, fishing, bowling and playing pool.  He was self-employed until recent years when he went to work for the Rural Water District in South Coffeyville. He loved to cook, and loved animals; he had a soft spot for the dogs on his RWD route.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and took great pride in his granddaughter, Layla.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Christine Cunningham of the home; daughters, Laura Cunningham of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tracy Laintz and husband, Adam of Joplin, Missouri; granddaughter, Layla Laintz; siblings, Johnny Dodson and wife, Mary of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Linda Morrow of Dewey, Oklahoma, Carol Cunningham of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Darrell Cunningham and wife, Lori of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Wayne Blackbourn and wife, Debbie of Walnut, Kansas; as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends.  Kenneth was preceded in death by his Parents, Glen and Esther Cunningham.

 

Following Kenneth’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will take place at a later date.

The family suggests memorials can be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; 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

 

Carlos Don Hohler

Carlos Don Hohler, 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Medicalodge in Coffeyville, with his daughter Cora at his side. 

 

Don was born on November 17, 1940 in Waurika, Oklahoma.  He was raised by his father, Carl F. Hohler and by his paternal grandmother, Cora Alice Hohler.  He grew up in Meade and Garden City, Kansas where he attended school and earned his high school diploma. 

 

Don served in the U.S. Army in the Med Corps and Reserves from 1960 until 1966.  He also retired from the Army National Guard.  While living in Coffeyville, Kansas he worked most of his life for local foundries. 

On June 14, 1964 he was united in marriage to Barbara S. Neese.  Of that union four children were born, Eric, Cora, Michael and Carl.  The couple later divorced. 

 

On December 3, 1977 he married Sheryl Ann Gulick in Miami, Oklahoma.  The couple made Coffeyville their home.  They had a daughter, Donita.  Sheryl preceded him in death on July 23, 2020. 

 

Don enjoyed wood working and was an N-Gauge Train collector.  He enjoyed attending church with his daughter Cora in Fredonia at the Grace First Assembly of God.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Eric D. Hohler and wife, Nancy of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Cora M. Hohler of Fredonia, Kansas, Michael R. Hohler and wife, Jennifer of Joplin, Missouri, Carl G. Hohler and wife, Renee of Helena, Alabama, Donita Marie Hohler of Wichita, Kansas; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Carl F. Hohler; grandmother, Cora A. Hohler and wife, Sheryl Hohler. 

 

Following Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  No public services are scheduled.

 

The family will have a private gathering at a later date. 

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

 

Michael Albin Banta

Michael Albin Banta, 90, formerly of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. 

 

Michael was born on September 7, 1930 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Loyd and Jenny (Shufflin) Banta.  After graduating from high school, he went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Kansas State University. 

 

Michael proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from January 9, 1951 until he received his honorable discharge on August 11, 1954.  He made his home in Coffeyville, Kansas where he was the owner and operator of Coffeyville Mill Supply.

 

On January 1, 1961 he married the love of his life, Joyce L. Smith in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  They made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their two boys, Michael and Mark.  She preceded him in death on January 30, 2020. 

 

Michael was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville, the American Legion Post #20; he was an active member of the Coffeyville Lion’s Club for fifty one years and served as their District Governor from 1997-1998 and past club President.  He was also a member of the Kansas State University Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

 

Surviving to honor his memory are his sons, Michael S. Banta of Coffeyville, Kansas, Mark A. Banta and wife, Lauren of Centerburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Jacob Banta, Ellen Banta, Olivia Banta, Andrew Banta, Madeline Grace Banta; nephews, John Banta and wife, Sharon of Mansfield, Texas and Lloyd Banta and wife, Sandy of Lyon, Colorado.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Jenny Banta; loving wife, Joyce Banta and by his brother, E. S. “Bill” Banta. 

 

Following Michael’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

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

 

Ruby Lee Owens

Ruby Lee Owens, 107, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Windsor Place.

 

She was born on February 12, 1913 at Dearing, Kansas to Elmer and Viva (Franklin) Coble. Ruby grew up in Dearing where she attended and graduated from the Dearing School system.

 

On December 13, 1933 she and Carl Eugene Owens eloped. Their wedding date had been contingent upon Carl getting full-time employment at the National Refinery. On July 20, 1935 their first and only child, Larry Carl was born. Her husband Carl preceded her in death on January 7, 2009.

 

Ruby loved to shop and was always on the lookout for a bargain. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and spending time with her grandchildren, and always looked forward to summer vacations in Colorado. Ruby had a standing house rule, “Anyone who sleeps under my roof Saturday night, attends church Sunday morning

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Ruby was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.

 

Survivors include one son, Larry Owens and wife, Sue of Coffeyville; two grandchildren, Elaine Hayes of Manhattan, Kansas and Neil Sutter Owens of Danville, Illinois; and six great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Viva Coble; her husband, Carl  Owens; and one brother, Raymond Coble.

 

A private family Graveside Service was held on Tuesday, December 15th in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Dick Smith of the First Baptist Church officiating.

 

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church; 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 arrangments.

Rosemary Crager

Rosemary Crager, 95, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center,

She was born on July 1, 1925 at St. Paul, Kansas to Thomas O. and Elizabeth (Nunnink) Coomes.  Rosemary grew up and school in St. Paul graduating from St. Francis Catholic High School in 1943.

 

For several years she worked for a Doctor in Erie, Kansas working as a midwife.

 

On October 27, 1947 she was united in marriage to Eugene Edmond Crager at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Following their marriage they made their home in Davenport, Iowa, where their son Richard was born later moving to Wichita, Kansas where their daughters Carol and Deanna where born.  The family moved to Coffeyville in July of 1958. Gene preceded her in death onSeptember 8, 1994.

 

In 1998 she married Bob Crager and he preceded her in death.

 

After moving to Coffeyville Rosemary worked Jolly Kids, the Army Ammunition Plant at Parsons and Marriott-Isaacs Drug Stor in Coffeyville.

 

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville and Holy Name Altar Society. Rosemary loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Carol Goode of Coffeyville, and Deanna Neifing and husband, Steve of Bella Vista, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Mark Goode of Branson, Missouri, Hayley Winter and husband, Gabe of Eaton, Colorado, Megan Powell and husband, Josh of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Lauren Owens and husband, Brad of Coffeyville and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband’s Gene and Bob; one son, Richard Crager in 2012; and siblings, Fraces Fowler, Lester Coomes, and Gladys Coomes.

 

A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 14th at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Sunday fomr 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to 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.

Kathryn Rose Wells Thompson

Kathryn Rose Wells Thompson, lovingly called Kate or Katie by family and friends, was born on January 4, 1921, in Independence, Kansas. She passed away on December 10, 2020 in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Katie was born to Harland and Mary Wells. She was raised and attended school in Independence, Kansas. 

 

On May 10, 1939, Katie married Clarence Jewell Thompson, better known as Tommy or Toots, in Smith Center, Kansas. Katie and Tommy moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1942 for his work with the Atomic Energy Commission. The couple moved back to Coffeyville and opened The Roller Dome Skating Rink on June 6, 1946 with his brother Don Thompson and wife Freda. 

 

In 1948, they opened Thompson Brothers Welding Supply in the front of the Roller Dome. During the day they sold welding supplies and at night they ran the skating rink. Tommy tragically passed away in 1978 at the age of 63, and the business was passed down to Katie and Tommy’s four children. Katie remained active in the family welding business and was able to attend the business’s milestone anniversary in 2018 celebrating 70 years.

 

Katie was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, and Daughters of the Nile. She was a Cub Scout Leader, and a volunteer for the VFW Auxiliary 1002. 

 

Katie was an avid card player, she enjoyed playing Bridge with a group of local women and couples Bridge as well; she especially enjoyed several trips to Las Vegas over the years, one in particular with all of her daughters and granddaughters in 2005. In Vegas, you’d always be sure to find her winning hands at Blackjack.

 

Dancing was a favorite pastime of Katie. She was a member of the Square Dance Club and most Saturday nights you could find Katie and Tommy at the Shrine Barn, burning up the dance floor. They were both social butterflies and enjoyed being amongst friends and family as often as possible. 

 

In the summer months, Katie and Tommy spent time at their cabin on Havana Lake. In her younger years, she enjoyed water skiing. She continued to enjoy time spent at the family cabin watching her children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren learn to waterski and play in the water.

 

Katie enjoyed traveling and spent time trekking all around the globe—some of her favorite memories included her trips to Mexico, Germany, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Egypt, Greece, Canada, and China, and not to mention her travels across the United States. 

 

If you had ever met Katie, you would know that she was a force to be reckoned with; she called everyone “kid,” and she was always dressed impeccably—a fashionista who loved jewelry, clothes, and shopping and always had her hair and makeup perfectly done. In recent years, she always looked forward to Saturday morning visits with her sons, who would always bring her donuts and iced coffee. 

 

Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Harland and Mary, six brothers Andrew, David, Laurie, George, and twin brothers Jim and John, two sisters Elizabeth and Martha, and by her loving husband, Clarence “Tommy” Thompson. 

 

Katie is survived by her three sons, Tommy R. Thompson and wife Linda Hargrove of Coffeyville, Ricky L. Thompson and wife Cathy Clark of Coffeyville, Nicky K. Thompson and wife Debra Yeubanks of Coffeyville, and one daughter Sondra K. Thompson McGuire and husband James McGuire of Dallas, Texas. She is survived by her nine grandchildren Randy (Gina) Thompson, Todd Thompson, Trace McGuire, Gigi McGuire, Ryan (Julie) Thompson, Jessica (Bob) Jacobs, Lisa (Benjamin) Scheck, Kristina Thompson, and Cody Thompson. She is also survived by her eleven great grandchildren Zach Thompson, Rain Casurole, Emma Thompson, Bennett Thompson, Tyler Thompson, Andrew Jacobs, Lillian Jacobs, Ivy Jacobs, Nora Scheck, Samuel Scheck, and Vivienne Scheck.  

 

In lieu of the pandemic, a private family service will be held at The First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville. Funeral services will be performed by the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

 

In memory of Kathryn “Katie” Thompson, memorials may be made to The Thompson Family Scholarship at the Coffeyville Area Community Foundation or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 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.

 

 

Stephanie Diane Hawes

Stephanie Diane Hawes, age 42, of Coffeyville passed away on December 6, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Stephanie was born on March 19, 1978 in Longview, Washington to Aaron Kent and Lecia Faye (Delong) Hawes. The family made their home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, it was there that she attended local schools and graduated from high school.  In 2003 she met Jesse Ashe and they made their home in Coffeyville, the couple was blessed with a daughter Lilly Faye Ashe in January 2005. Stephanie found employment with Star Pipe where she has devoted over 10 years. Stephanie loved her family and she absolutely loved every second she was with them. She liked 80’s rock, pink purses, strawberries, dalmatians, finding homes for dogs at the shelter, and her cats, Domino and Romeo. Known as the great finder of things, she knew where everything was. Losing her parents at a young age, she became the protector of her siblings, that carried over her entire life. She cared deeply for everyone and was always a bit protective over her closest friends and family. Most of all, she loved her daughter Lilly.

 

Stephanie’s memories will live on with her spouse Jesse Ashe, daughter Lilly Faye Ashe, brother Christopher Aaron Hawes, sister Krystal Dawn Hawes, Sister-in Love Melissa Kucyk, Mothers-in Love Debby Brown and Pam McCullough,  several nieces and nephews, her cats; Domino and Romeo and Hazel the dog.

 

She now rests in love with her parents.

 

Cremation will take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel and the family will hold a memorial at a later date. To share a memory or a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Ronald Merle Riggs

Ronald Merle Riggs, 75, of Coffeyville “Ronnie” as called by his family, met the Lord on December 5, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center after being admitted for Covid.  He was born October 10, 1945 in Oswego, Kansas. 

 

He is survived by his wife, Rita Wilson of the home, his sister Jana Zinter, brother-in-law Steven Zinter of Joplin, MO, nephew Shelby Neal and wife Laura Neal of Dallas, TX, two nieces Shawna Lane, husband Brandon Lane and Shannon Pastusak and Tyler Pastusak, both of Joplin.  He also had six great nieces and nephews.  Ron was preceded in death by his parents, James Merle Riggs and Vera (Uttley) Riggs of Joplin. 

 

Ron was a devoted teacher and loved his students.  He was very active in school activities.  He earned multiple teaching awards with the most prestigious being 25 Years of Service Teaching of Youth award.  Ron was also proud of receiving his Master of Science Degree from Pittsburg State University. He was a member of the Kansas Teachers Association.  Ron loved life.  He was a very generous man with a heart of gold.  He was always ready to help someone whether he knew them or not.  Ron was always on the go doing something.  He loved sports, travel, playing cards and games and holidays, but most of all he loved Rita and his extended family. 

 

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville 

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.. 

The family suggests memorials to the USD 445 Ron Riggs Memorial; 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 special message for the family, visit www.dwbfh.com

Leah Stewart

Leah J. Stewart passed away on December 7, 2020 at the age of 79 in Cherryvale Nursing Center, Cherryvale, Kansas.

 

 

 

Leah was born on October 17, 1941 at Caney, Kansas to Leonard and Dora (Lee) Coltharp.  The family moved to Commerce, Oklahoma where she attended and graduated from Commerce High School in 1959, she attended NEO.

 

 

 

On September 18, 1960 she married Paul Stewart in Commerce, Oklahoma.   The couple moved to Caney, Kansas and later to Independence where she became a day care provider to many children over the years.

 

 

 

Her hobbies included, bowling where she won several trophies, also crocheting, crafts, bead work and going to arts and craft fairs.

 

 

 

Leah and Paul were long time members of the Tyro Christian Church where she taught Sunday School and was involved in the Missions Department, Vacation Bible School.  She was also the secretary of the Sunday School Department.

 

 

 

Leah is survived by her husband, Paul of the home; two children, Larry and his wife Julie Stewart of Cherryvale, Kansas, Kenneth and his wife Lisa Stewart of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Tyler and his wife Jackie Stewart, Megan Stewart, Caleb Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Jacob Stewart, Crystal and her husband Tim Eccles and Chris Johns; four great grandchildren; sister, Cathy Coltharp of Miami, Oklahoma.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister, Loreli and brother, Dale Coltharp of Miami.

 

 

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas at 9:00 am with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Due to COVID-19 for the protection of the family facial mask are required and social distancing is encouraged.  Burial will take place at G.A.R Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma.  The family has requested memorials be made payable to Tyro Christian Church and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Vera Mae Miller

Vera Mae Miller,85, of Sedan, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

She was born on July 20, 1935 at Hominy, Oklahoma to James Joseph “Jim” and Vera Nettie (Miller) Lynn. When she was young Vera Mae’s family moved to the Elgin, Kansas area where she grew up and attended Elgin Grade School and Sedan High School. After graduating from high school she attended St. John School of Nursing in Tulsa, Oklahoma graduating as a Registered Nurse.

 

On August 17, 1957 she married Frank Allen Miller at Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they made their home in Wichita, Coffeyville, Cedar Vale, Wellington, Peru, Sedan, and Udall where her husband was a teacher, and school administrator and Vera as a nurse. For many years Vera was employed at the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center where she worked until retiring. Over the years she was a nurse for Doctors Hayes and Taylor in Cedar Vale and Sedan, was County Health Nurse and School Health Nurse. Her husband preceded her in death on November 27, 2011.

 

Vera was a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church in Sedan, St. Roberts Altar Society, Chautauqua County Historical Society, and V.F.W. Auxiliary. She loved researching genealogy, spending many hours walking cemeteries across the country searching out her ancestors. But her greatest joy was spending time surrounded by her family especially her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her children, Guy Miller and wife, Becky of Geuda Springs, Kansas, Bill Miller and wife Krista of Mulvane, Kansas, John Miller and wife, Sherry of Sedan, Kansas, Jim Miller and wife, Tosha of Sedan, Kansas, and Mary Reeves and husband, Roger of Sedan, Kansas; one sister Charlene Herard of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank Miller, and three grandsons, Joshua James McCann, Justin Keith McCann and Earl Joseph Miller.

 

Following Vera Mae’s wished cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

 

The family suggests memorials to the Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society History House; contributions may left with or mailed in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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

Robbi Kae Eden

Robbi Kae Eden, 42, of Caney passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at her parents’ home following a short illness.

 

She was born on October 28, 1978 at Emporia, Kansas to Robert and Dinah (Korf) Eden. Robbi grew up in Caney where she attended Lincoln Elementary School and graduated from Caney Valley High School in 1997.

 

Following high school Robbi lived in Caney, Joplin and Springfield, Missouri and lived in South Fork, Colorado for four years before returning to Caney due to her health.

 

While living in Colorado she worked for a logging company.

 

Robbi was a member of the Tyro Christian Church.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Autumn Brewer and Kaelynn Brewer both of Caney; her parents, Robert and Dinah Eden of Caney; her siblings, Ron (Shirley) Eden of Anthony, Kansas, Jeanette (Jacob) Blum of Copan, Oklahoma, LeAnn (James) Hauser of Louisville, Kentucky, and Beau (Sara) Eden of Coffeyville.

 

Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Fairview Cemetery in Niotaze, Kansas with David Bycroft and Brian Ingalls officiating.

 

Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials in Robbi’s memory to the Tyro Christian Church or 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.

 

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

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

Woodrow "Woody" J. DePontier

Woodrow “Woody” J. DePontier, age 99 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on December 3, 2020 peacefully with his family near at CRMC.

 

 

 

Woodrow was born on August 2, 1921 to William and Delia DePontier in Iola, Kansas.  At a young age his family moved to Wichita, Kansas.  Woodrow soon gained a nickname of Woody that followed him through life.  Woody’s elementary education started in Wichita and he graduated from Wichita North High in 1939.  Woody played a lot of baseball during his youth and moved to Coffeyville after graduation to play Semi-Pro Baseball.  Woody hit a home run the day he met a lovely lady, by the name of Alice Zillifro. She became his number one fan for a lifetime. On December 25th of 1941 Alice’s favorite day of the year the two were wed in marriage.  They shared 55 years together until her death in 1996.

 

 

 

In August 1942 Woody enlisted in the US Marines without the knowledge of his bride, at that time he needed her signature of approval before he could be inducted.  What a day that must have been.  Together they started the journey to San Diego, California for basic training.  Woody was soon transferred to South Pacific and Alice returned home to Coffeyville.  Woody received his honorable discharge on October 15, 1945 just after his daughter was born.  Woody returned to Coffeyville to join his family.  Woody found employment with The National Refining Company, also known as CO-OP; now owned by Coffeyville Resources LLC.  After 38 years of employment Woody retired in 1983.  He then worked as the curator for the Brown Mansion and Dalton Museum for 20 years.

 

 

 

Woody will be severely missed by his children, Pamela and her husband Lynn Neuhofel, Woodrow Kevin DePontier and his wife Doreen, Janice and her husband Lendell Mecom; five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents and wife, Alice he was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy.

 

 

 

A Private Family gathering to celebrate the life of the man they knew as, Dad and Grandpa will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Due to COVID mask are required and social distancing will be encouraged.  Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. To leave an online condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

James "Jim" S. Hall

James “Jim” S. Hall, age 88, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Jim was born on May 10, 1932 in Liberty, Kentucky to Albert and Gracie (King) Hall.  He grew up and attended elementary school in Kentucky.  The family moved to Coffeyville, Kansas where Jim graduated from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.  Jim was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves. After college he worked for about a year as an optician in Hutchinson, Kansas until he was called into active duty with the U.S. Navy. He proudly served his country during the Korean War until receiving his honorable discharge.

 

On December 8, 1951 in Coffeyville, Kansas he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Phyllis Madewell.  The couple made Coffeyville their home where they raised their family.  They were lifelong members of the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville. They enjoyed their time spent at church and the wonderful church family they became close with throughout the years.

 

Jim worked for Bunny Bread, North America Rockwell in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Parkersburg, Continental Can, Jensen, and J.C. Pump.  He enjoyed restoring antique cars, growing black berries and playing guitar.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends.

 

Surviving to honor his memory are his loving wife, Phyllis Hall of the home; sons, Jimmy Hall (Sherry) of Murphy, North Carolina, Teddy J. Hall (Gail) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Regina Walters (Charles) of Greer, South Carolina; grandchildren, Christina Brusuelas (Louie), Vanessa Himsey (Jason), Nathan Hall (Barbie), Janae Musselman (Jordan), T.J. Hall (Heather), Daniel Hall, Amber Ho (Toy), Tiffany Cossey (Joshua); twenty seven great grandchildren; siblings, Levi Hall (Mildred) Peoria, Illinois, Jewel Vandiver Eaglesville, Tennessee, Joyce Hall Marfuta (Mike) of Sparta, Tennessee and Betty Grubb (Steve) of Lakeland, Florida.  Jim was preceeded in death by his parents Albert and Gracie Hall.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 9am-12pm at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas and from 1pm-2pm prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville.  Pastor Darren Brown and Rev. Charles Walters will officiate.  Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery north of Coffeyville following the service.

 

The family suggests memorials can be made to the Lewark Church of God; 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

 

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