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Obituaries Archives for 2021-02

Roger Gene Freeman

Roger Gene Freeman, 73, of Sedan, Kansas passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his home.

 

He was born on February 11, 1948 at Caney, Kansas to Robert E. and Mildred J. (Potter) Freeman. Roger grew up in the Chautauqua, Kansas where he attended Chautauqua Grade School and Sedan High School graduating In 1966. He furthered his education at Pittsburg State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree, Roger later earned a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University.

After graduating from Pittsburg State University Roger taught and coached for several years in the Wellington, Kansas school system. While coaching at Wellington he was honored as Coach of the Year. He later returned to Sedan and worked in the oil production industry,

 

In May of 1973 he married Jackie Boulanger, they had two daughters, Shelly and Felecia. They were later divorced. He later married Fran McElroy and they were divorced.

 

In 1992 he married Ruth Darnall, she survives of the home.

 

Roger was a proud member of the Osage Indian Tribe, and was also a member of Ducks Unlimited, and the Sedan Country Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. He also enjoyed watching sports, especially the Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas City Royals and old westerns on TV. Roger was an accomplished water skier and loved trick skiing.

 

Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; his daughters, Shelly Dimit and husband, Jake of Wichita, Kansas, Felicia White and husband, Michael of Basehor, Kansas; step-daughters, Kristan Sampson and husband, Jake of Carls Bad, California; step-son, Korey Benton of Fort Collins, Colorado; brother, Mark Freeman and wife, Penny of Maize, Kansas; sister, Cindy Sharp and husband, Robert of Severy, Kansas; eight grandchildren; and uncle, Delbert Sumter of Pawnee, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Robert “Bob” and Mildred Freeman; and one sister, Cheryl Freeman Bolack; his grandparents, James “Leon” and Lettie Potter, and Ralph and Pearl Bowman.

 

A Graveside Service celebrating Roger’s life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua, Kansas with Danny Williams officiating.

 

The family will greet friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sedan Community Building at the Sedan Golf Course.

Memorials in Roger’s memory are suggested to the Sedan Golf Course or Sedan Community Building at Sedan Golf Course; 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

 

Donald Eugene "Gene" Cooke

Donald Eugene “Gene” Cooke passed away surrounded by his family at the age of 96 at his home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Arthur B. Cooke and Bessie E. (Moon) Cooke welcomed their second to youngest child, Donald Eugene into this world on November 20, 1924, at their home in Coffeyville. He was welcome by his brothers and sisters. Gene attend school in Coffeyville and completed his education at Field Kindley Memorial High School. Gene was not eligible for the enlisting or being drafted into the service because his older brothers and other family members had been drafted.  His drafting papers were an order to stay on the family farm to help provide food for his country and the soldiers.  In addition to his service of keeping the family farm in operation he volunteered with the Civil Air Patrol.

 

A couple of friends set Gene up on a blind date with Lee Wanda Emery.  After five years of courtship, the couple eloped on March 8, 1947 in Independence, Kansas.  The couple made their home in rural Coffeyville. In the early years Gene worked for Gooch’s Feed, Continental Can, then the Railroad, prior to his longtime career at CO-OP Refinery now known as CVR Energy.  Gene better known as “Cookie” retired after 35 years of service as the Chief Operator of the Coker unit.

 

Wherever Gene was Lee Wanda was right there working beside him on the family farm.  Gene continued to farm and raise cattle until his passing.  Together they harvested pecans and had a pecan cracking business for several years until the flood of 2007.  If Gene were not in a tractor, out feeding cattle, he could be found in the garden. His favorite time of farming or gardening was the harvest; harvest time meant long hours and hard work, but it also was the reward for all his family’s hard work. He was a frugal man, but a generous man; he would have given the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

 

Gene and Lee Wanda have been members of the First Baptist Church for their married life, raising their four children in the church.

 

Gene leaves behind a wonderful legacy and family that will forever cherish him, his wife Lee Wanda  of 73 years is of the home; his children, Janet Groves (Danny),  Peggy Sandon (David), Pam Payne, Tim Cooke (Janet); grandchildren, Darin Groves (Karen), Shannon Groves (companion Doug Besse), Kevin Groves (Kristin), Jennifer Troutman (Rick), Kyle Sandon (Tyler), Tiffany Wehmeyer  (Brent), Jared Cooke (Kristen); thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.   He was preceded in death by his, parents, brothers, Glenn, Derald, Gary and Toby Cooke, sisters, Maxine Cooke, Marjorie Bracken, Florence Benning and son in law, Tim Payne.

A book signing and viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville from 2 to 8 pm.  Private family services will take place with burial at Fairview Cemetery. The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to First Baptist

 

Church-Playground Fund or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence or share in a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

Vergie Lorraine Lutz

Vergie Lorraine Lutz, 98, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.

 

She was born on September 15, 1922 in Galesburg, Kansas to Charles J. and Vergie Mae (Madison) Dougherty. Lorraine grew up in the Galesburg area where she attended Shiloh School and completed her education at Thayer High School in Thayer, Kansas.

 

Lorraine married Lloyd Coons he preceded her death. She later married Clifford Lutz and he preceded her in death.

 

Lorraine worked as a waitress and owned a Café for several years. She lived in western Kansas, Wichita and Columbus before moving to Coffeyville to be closer to her sister.

 

She attended the Christian Church.

 

Survivors include one step-daughter, Ruthie Lutz of Missoula, Montana; and one sister, Norma Allen DeTar and husband, Don of Coffeyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, and three brothers, Albert Dougherty, Norman Dougherty and Raymond Dougherty.

 

Following Lorraine’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. A Graveside Memorial Service and Inurnment will take place at a later date in the South Center Cemetery near Morehead, Kansas.

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

 

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

Douglas L. Hanks

Douglas L Hanks age 60 of Howard, Kansas passed away suddenly on February 17, 2021 at Greenwood County Hospital.

 

 

 

Doug was born in Mansfield, MO on September 1, 1960 to the late Richard and Wanda (Raney) Hanks. The family made their home in Lebo where Doug attended and graduated from high school and raised a little cain. After graduation Doug worked at Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant as a crane signalman. One of his favorite memories there was guiding the reactor in place. After the completion of Wolf Creek, Doug moved to Longton where he coached several ball teams, umpired countless games, was active with the Lions Club, and became the City Marshall; this would be the start of a 36-year career in law enforcement except for a six-month hiatus where he tried his hand as a chicken farmer in Grove, OK. He then became the Chief of Police for the city of Cedar Vale before moving back to Elk County where he was employed at the Elk County Sheriff’s Office. In 2004 Doug was elected Elk County Sheriff where he served the citizens of Elk County for the last 16 years; stepping down just this past month. Over the years Doug has made many friends and served with a grateful heart always willing to help those in need. His dedication and love for the citizens in Elk County was apparent in all his actions. He was a mentor and a teacher to many. His fairness to all was evident in comments made by even those he had arrested or by those who had received tickets.

 

On September 9, 2000 Doug was united in marriage to Kristina Dixon and the couple was blessed with a son Rocky. Doug, Kristy, Rocky, and Rita (if they let her tagalong) loved traveling, catching the shows at Branson, attending the Royals games, going out to eat, or watching one of Rocky’s games. He also enjoyed woodworking, playing video games, and playing with his dogs. Doug loved giving children money to buy toys or candy out of the quarter machines or spoiling them with a treat their parents wouldn’t approve of. He was generous, giving his last dollar more than once and even the literal shirt off his back in a few emergencies. Those that knew him personally would agree he may be a little set in his ways, or you might even say he was just plain hardheaded. Doug was very proud and always protective of his family.

 

Doug’s memories will live on with his wife Kristy, children Gypsy Hanks-Boetefuer (Rob), Richard Hanks (Nicole), and Rocky Hanks; brothers Randy Hanks (Connie) and Mike Hanks (Donna); sister Marla Frye (Frenchie), aunts Dorothy Snavely and Ruby Snavely, and uncle Ernest Raney; grandchildren Malcom Raynor, River Boetefuer, Remington Hanks and Willow Hanks; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

He now rests with his parents and his mother-in-law Rita Dixon.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00am at the West Elk High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Flint Hills Assembly of God Church from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials to the Elk County Sheriff’s Office Safety Fund and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Jon Charles Clough

Jon Charles Clough, age 62, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Jon was born on March 4, 1958 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Charles G. "Pug" and Jacquelyn "Jackie" (Lankard) Clough.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  Jon furthered his education by going to Pittsburg State University and Emporia State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. 

 

On February 21, 1986 Jon married the love of his life, Mary Adamson in Coffeyville. The couple made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children.  Jon was Co-Owner of Clough Oil Company

 

Jon was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville.  He was an active member of the Shire Club, Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Rotary Club, and Leadership Coffeyville.  Jon enjoyed golfing, hunting and coached many different youth sports.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and close friends. 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mary Clough of the home; children, Monica, Cindy, Katie, Shanise, Claython and Daryl; his mother, Jackie Clough of Coffeyville, Kansas; sisters, Cindy (David) Baldwin and Nancy (Kendall) Garton all of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.  Jon was preceded in death by his father, Pug Clough.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville with Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck of Pratt, Kansas officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

Friends may call on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Boys and Girls Club or the Coffeyville Historical Society; contribution may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o 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.

 

Patricia L. (Simmons) Hare

Patricia L. (Simmons) Hare, age 80, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Journey Home Hospice in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

 

Pat was born on October 18, 1940 in Farmersville, Texas to Ottis and Florence (Nelson) Sisco.  She was a loving and caring person.  She dedicated her life to taking care of others.  Not only did she care for her home and her family but she also worked the majority of her life as a home health nurse. 

 

Pat was united in marriage to Tommy Moore, of that union one child, Sammy was born.  The couple later divorced.  In 1959 she was united in marriage to Dean Simmons.  Of that union, two children, Tesa and Maria were born. The couple later divorced. 

Pat later got remarried to Albert W. “Dub” Hare, Jr. They blended their families together as they both had children from previous relationships; this formed one big happy family.  He preceded her in death on May 19, 2003. 

 

Pat touched the lives of all those around her.  She loved her animals; she enjoyed driving her car around to visit friends so they could chat or to go get a bite to eat. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Sammy J. Moore of Texas, Tesa Clark, Maria Hansen, Cheyenne Simmons and Micha Simmons all of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Sisco, H. W. Sisco and Jack Sisco.  Pat was preceded in death by her parents, A.H. and Florence Sisco and by her husband, A.W. “Dub” Hare. 

 

A private family viewing has taken place followed by cremation.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at the Harrisonville Cemetery in Montgomery County, Kansas. 

 

The family suggests that contributions can be made to David W Barnes Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.  These can be left with the funeral home or mailed to David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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

 

Gene Tucker

Gene Tucker, age 77, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home.  

 

Gene was born on August 25, 1943 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Fred and Edna (Walton) Tucker.  He attended Longfellow Elementary School, Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.  While attending college, Gene worked as road manager for the Rising Suns band and traveled with the band for 2 ½ years.  

 

On March 28, 1972 he married Mereda Kay McFall in Coffeyville, Kansas where the couple made their home.  

 

Gene worked at Funk Manufacturing for 10 years as a machinist.  He then became Montgomery County Rural Fire Department Director, a position he held for 26 years until his retirement.  After his retirement, Gene was elected to serve as a County Commissioner for 4 years.  He then decided to own and operate Eagle Security Services for a number of years.  Gene became a very familiar face at the CCC football and basketball games where he worked security for many years.  

 

Gene was a member of the Church of Christ.  He also stayed active in many clubs and organizations.  He served on the board of directors for Kansas Music Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  He was a member of the Kansas Fire Chief’s Association, the 1500 Club, the Magnificent 8 group, and numerous car clubs over the years. 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Mereda Kay of the home; nieces, Karen Shufeldt, Terri (Bill) Mendenhall, Liza Herbig, Bill Mendenhall, Cathy (Mike) Reeves, Cody (Julia) Isle, Casey Isle, Jo Reeves, MaKaelyn Reeves, Nikki (Mark) Pease, Zach (Tiffany) Reeves, Lane Reeves, Lisa White, Becki White, Bradley White, Emmalee White, Brandie White, Brody, Gavin, and Kord Woody, Scott (Brandy) McFall, Hurley McFall, Shane (Michelle) McFall, Thane, Khane, Brody and Emmry McFall, Kevin (Michelle) Osborn, Landon, Meadow, Linda, Gary, David (Norma) Osborn, Trinity Osborn, Debi Osborn, Nate Pawley and Gabi Pawley; special daughters, Susan Tucker Hobbs and Lisa Sheppard.  Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Edna Tucker; a brother, Jim Tucker;  a sister, Linda Waggoner; and special nephews, Mike White, and Chris Isle.

                                                                  

A Memorial Service celebrating Gene’s life will take place Friday, Feb 19th at 10 am at the Coffeyville Church of Christ, 1005 Siggins St.; The family would ask that if you attend the service please wear masks and practice good social distancing.

 

The family will greet friends on Thursday, February 18th from 4 - 6 pm  at the Coffeyville Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions can be made in Gene Tuckers name, c/o David W Barnes Funeral Home. The funds will be allocated at a later date; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

 

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

Cremation will take place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

William J. Drumeller

William J. Drumeller, age 91, went home to be with his lord and savior on Friday, February 12, 2021. He was a faithful member and supporter of Crystalbrook Church and Cherryvale United Methodist Church.

 

Better known by family and friends as Bill, or Birdie Bill to some, he was born October 6, 1929, in Independence, Kansas, to Bessie and Charles E. Drumeller. An avid basketball, football, and later in life, fast-pitch softball player, Bill graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1948 and later attended Coffeyville Community College in 1950, where he played guard on the football team. He married Jessie Mae Nitcher on February 24, 1951, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

 

Bill joined the United States Air Force in 1950 and proudly served his country for four years. He was assigned to SAC Headquarters Weather in Goose Bay, Labrador, during the Korean War. After his time in the service, Bill attended barber college in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a local barber for 25 years and continued to cut hair for family and close friends until his passing. After working as a barber, he was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service from 1961 to 1995.

 

The light of Bill’s life was his wife of 70 years, Jessie, his five children, and multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He loved spending time with his family, especially at their lake house in Oklahoma, where he enjoyed fishing and chatting on the patio with his “Oklahoma family.” Bill also enjoyed golfing, hunting, riding motorcycles, and mulling over the topics of the day at the coffee shop. He will be remembered for his love of family, light-hearted teasing, infectious chuckle, and his kind heart.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jessie Drumeller of Cherryvale, five children, Cheryl and Buddy Dodson of Cherryvale, Kathy and Bryan Read of Cherryvale, Dick and Lisa Drumeller of Independence, Mark and Nancy Drumeller of Independence, and Sandy and Jeff Goins of Cherryvale, as well as 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Bessie and Charles E. Drumeller, and two granddaughters, Shannon Dodson-Jordan and Hannah Drumeller.

 

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m., at Crystalbrook Church, 801 W. Chestnut St., Independence, KS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hannah’s House at hannahshouseks.com or mailed to PO Box 187. Services are entrusted to Potts Chapel of Cherryvale.

 

Brandon Gerry Rees

Brandon Gerry Rees, age 84, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home. 

 

Brandon was born on April 10, 1936 to Stanley and Sophie Rees in New York.  He attended school and received his high school diploma.  Brandon went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy.  He had a career in the Navy and after 19 years of service he received his honorable discharge and transferred to Fleet Reserve with the rank of CPO/E-7. He later worked at Ft. Watooka in Arizona.

 

In 1963 he married Margret Varize.  Margret had a daughter Marge Lodl that he loved and cared for.  The couple later divorced.  Brandon was the type to always stay busy and liked to tinker with things.

 

Surviving to honor his memory are his step daughter Marge Lodl and sister, Reilani (Rees) Rogerson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Sophie Rees; brothers, Robert Rees and Buckley Rees; sister, Lori (Rees) Suits. 

 

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

 

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

 

George Rau

George Rau, known as dad, grandpa, Mr. Rau, coach, uncle, and friend departed this life on February 10, 2021 at Montgomery Place in Independence. 

 

George was born on May 29, 1934 in Morrison, OK to P.W. and Bessie (Jobe) Rau. The family made their home Chautauqua County where George attended school in Niotaze until the 8th grade. He then attended high school at Caney Valley, graduating with the class of ’53. George continued his education at Coffeyville Community College on a football scholarship. It was during this time he met Ramona Fox during a track practice, Ramona had mentioned to her friends that she was going to marry that boy and she did on March 10, 1956. The couple was blessed with a daughter and a son. George then continued his college education at Northwestern Oklahoma University in Alva where he again earned a football scholarship. After earning his degree he began teaching at Boice City, OK for a couple of years then on to Elkhart, KS for another couple of years before landing in Caney, KS. George taught drafting and woodshop, coached football, girls’ basketball, track, and jr high basketball and football and most proudly coaching his son Aaron and grandsons Jason and Dustin. He devoted 38 years to teaching the students of Caney Valley and 42 years of coaching before he retired. 

 

George used to enjoy pheasant hunting and would go to extreme measures like camping in freezing temperatures. Once retired he and Ramona loved camping and traveling the nation together. George loved his family and treasured every second he spent with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters; the family reunion in July was always a highlight. One of George’s dreams was to design and build his own home and he included the entire family in the process, he even made most of the furniture in the home. George was proud of his family always, proud of his vegetable garden, and proud of his former students and athletes. 

 

George’s memories will live on with his children; Lesa Rau and Aaron Rau and his wife Teresa, grandchildren; Jason Rau his wife Maria, Crystal Rau, and Dustin Rau, great-grandsons; Seth Rau and Shay Rau, his brother Donald Rau, sister-in-law Naomi Smead and her husband Don, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

George is reunited with his parents, his loving wife of 63 years Ramona, his brother Walter, sisters; Gladys Tate, Bonnie Shields, and Virginia Lagel. 

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:00am at Hope Church Caney where George was a longtime member; services will be live streamed on Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel’s Facebook page. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Following Covid-19 guidelines masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00pm at Diamond, MO. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Journey Home and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

Beulah Ester McClure Wisely

Beulah Ester McClure Wisely, age 93, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville. 

 

Beulah was born on May 23, 1927 in Lenapah, Oklahoma to William O. and Hattie P. (Smith) McClure.  She was the 4th out of 7 children born to the couple.  The family lived on a farm in Lenapah where she grew up and attended local schools, graduating from Lenapah High School. 

 

After high school Beulah met and married Ray L. Martin.  From that union two children were born, David Ray and Kathy Elaine.  The couple later divorced. 

 

In 1955 she was united in marriage to Gerald R. Wisely.  Of that union one daughter was born, Linda.  The family moved to rural Edna, Kansas where they farmed for around 14 years.  They then moved to Coffeyville, Kansas where they opened Wisely Greenhouse and Garden Center on Overlook for around 30 years.

 

They were members of the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  Beulah enjoyed tending to plants and flowers and liked to spend time alongside Gerald in the garden.  Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her children, grandchildren, family and close friends.  

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, David Martin of Coffeyville, Kansas, Kathy Moore of Cherryvale, Kansas, Linda Wisely of Olathe, Kansas; eight grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; brothers, Bill McClure and wife, Donna, Ken McClure and wife, Shirley; several other nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. 

 

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hattie McClure; loving husband, Gerald Wisely; daughter, Patti Detar; grandson, Richard Moore and a niece. 

 

Following Beulah’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

 

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

 

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

Mary Jane Bromley

On February 4, 2021, MaryJane Bromley passed into her new life in the arms of her loving and devoted husband.


MaryJane was born to Ethel and Cecil Weimer in Spider Creek, Arkansas on December 28, 1941. She was 79 years old.


MaryJane attended Coffeyville area schools and held several jobs before she decided to start a family.  She married the love of her life, Willis Bromley, and together they raised three children.  She loved and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church for most of her life.


Many will remember her as a secretary at Roosevelt Junior High School, where she worked many years and enjoyed mentoring lots of students, but most will remember her as a loving and caring nurse at Coffeyville Family Practice.  Nursing was a calling and she loved taking care of her patients.  MaryJane was a natural born care-giver and took great care of all whom she came in contact with.


MaryJane was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Ethel Weimer, her sisters, Nina Pringle and Carol Acridge, and three brothers, Bill Weimer, Ronnie Weimer, and Bob Weimer.
 

MaryJane is survived by her husband, Willis Bromley, her daughter and son-in-law Tonya and David Boyle of Broken Arrow, OK, her son and daughter-in-law Tony and Debbie Bromley, also of Broken Arrow, OK and her daughter and son-in-law Lori and David Maritt of Coffeyville.  She is also survived by her grandchildren:  Jenny Adams (husband Ben), Jeff Strimple (wife Carrie), Josh Maritt, Zach Maritt (wife Samantha), Cody Bromley (wife Alex), Beau Bromley (wife Kristen), and Nick Bromley, along with 8 great grandchildren with one on the way.  All who will forever be “Grandma’s Baby.”


Due to the pandemic there will be a Graveside Service at Robbins Cemetery CR 1675 west of Coffeyville on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Pastor Con Davis will officiate.  
 

Visitation will be on Monday, February 8, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. to sign the guest register.  The family will greet friends on Monday evening from 6pm until 8pm at the funeral home.  


To leave condolences or memories online, visit www.dwbfh.com


The family has requested memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospitals or a charity of your choice. 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.

 

 

Ricky Allen Pope

Ricky Allen Pope age 50 of Coffeyville Kansas gained his wings on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas due to complications from lung cancer.

 

Ricky was born on May 29, 1970 to John Pope and Carolyn (Kaufman) Pope. He was born and raised in Coffeyville; it was where he called home. Ricky attended schools in the USD 445.  

         

Being quite the little charmer he found many girlfriends in school but it wasn’t until 1989 he tied the knot with Rhonda Bolinger from Parsons, Kansas. It was in this marriage he fell head over heels in love with the daughter he’d never have Ashley Dawn as well as have his one and only son, Brock Allen Pope. He brought so much joy to his parents. They later divorced but always kept an open communication for the sake of their son.

 

Rick was employed as a crane operator and sandblaster with Logan and Company from 1994 until 2016 when he had to retire due to health reasons. There he found, he was always treated like family. He made a bond with the Logan family, including a very special one with his buddy, Mikey White. It was at Logan and Co. that Rick became a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local Union #101 from 1996 to 2016. . Ricky was also employed from 1989 until 1993 with Taylor Warehouse. His work life started at Gene TV Repair and Kansas Lumber Yard where he earned money after school and during weekends.

 

Ricky was a member of First Baptist Church and was always happy to drive his mother and her friends from Sycamore Landing to church on Sundays.

 

Ricky was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan who never missed a game and collected all their latest memorabilia. He spent his mornings with a cup of coffee and playing good ole country hits or 80’s rock and roll. He loved watching Two and a Half Men, Sanford and Son, Mike and Molly, Dukes of Hazzard, and Smokey and the Bandit. As a young feller he enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels, building model cars, and making the biggest ramp he could so he could do trick jumps on his bike. You could always find him at the annual demolition derby or fireworks show at Walter Johnson Park snacking on a Root Beer Float and funnel cake. In his later years he spent his weekends cheering on his great nieces and nephew, during their basketball and football games or while they showed pigs with the FFA.

 

Ricky enjoyed being around people, and especially making them laugh. He would have a whole room giggling at his quick wit and clever come back lines. He enjoyed helping others, even if it meant he went without. He had a heart of gold and dimples that were irresistible to say no to. Above all else he loved his family and spending time with them, whether it was just grilling hamburgers or having a big feast where he no doubt could be spotted circling the dessert table. He would visit with everyone and loved to play with the kids. He had nicknames for each and every one of them. Ricky Allen was loving and kind, goofy and sarcastic, and the best son, brother, dad and uncle anyone could ask for.

 

Survivors include his son, Brock Allen Pope of Los Angeles, California; sister, Becky Crain and husband, Rick of Battlefield Missouri; brother, Randy Pope and companion, Cassie Gerler of Coffeyville, Kansas; nieces, Brandy Gillispie and husband, Jeremy, LaShawnda Oglesby and husband, Grant, Samantha Duden-Holliday, Laci Broadhurst; nephew, Tyler Pope; great nieces, Sarah Henley, Cadance Gillispie, Klaire Lee; great nephews, Adam Henley, Ethan Oglesby, Spencer Holliday, Rayson Lee and Leo Broadhurst;  aunt, Ruth Griffin and husband, Roy; numerous cousins and more friends than you could fit in a local paper.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, John Pope; mother, Carolyn Pope; step mom, Irene Pope; grandparents, Lanta Marie and Henry Harmon, Bud and Ruby Kaufman; two half-brothers; Danny and Tony; daughter, Ashley Kebert; great nephew, Zachary D.; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made “In memory of Ricky” to Chelsea Oklahoma FFA Chapter or Autism Awareness. They can be left with the funeral home or mailed to David Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Rd Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

Service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Dick Smith will officiate.  COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced; masks will/must be worn.

 

Following Ricky’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A small private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Robbins Cemetery.  David W Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

“How Bout Them Cowboys”

Shirley Jean Roberts

Shirley Jean Roberts, 85 years of age, of Coffeyville, Kansas peacefully entered into Eternity with her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 1, 2021. The next youngest of eleven children, she was born to William Frank II and Daisy Mae (Knisley) Cook of Coffeyville, Kansas where she attended the Whittier Grade and Field Kindley High Schools. She met and married Willard Lee Shinn of Fredonia, Kansas in 1951 and later had two children: a son (Willard Lee Shinn II) and daughter (Karen Kay Glazier). Following a divorce, in 1972 she re-married John Virgil Frye of Caney, Kansas having three sons; Mike, Terry and Marty. They were happily married until John’s death in 1993.

 

Shirley met James D. “Jimmy” Roberts of Coffeyville in August of 1997 having two sons and a daughter: Shawn, Ken and Wahnee. The two of them married on December 30, 1999. She and Jimmy enjoyed many happy years together at their country home near Coffeyville until Jimmy’s passing on March 9, 2020. They loved and enjoyed their lives together on the ranch; managing the land, raising cattle and horses, yet they loved their family more. After Jimmy’s passing, she moved from the country to Edmond, Oklahoma to be near her daughter Karen and son-in-law Danny Glazier.

 

A devoted wife and mother, she loved the Lord. Raised in the church, she lived a good Christian life; instilling Christian values, character and a strong work ethic in her children. She was talented as a poet, artist, calligrapher, decorator and designer, seamstress and hobby crafter. During her younger years she successfully competed in league and tournament bowling. Later, she learned, enjoyed and excelled at playing both “four-player partnership” and “duplicate” Bridge and played them many years.

 

She was an excellent homemaker, housekeeper and cook. She was smart, yet wise and level-headed. Many sought her council, advice and comfort. She was humble and never spoke of her gifts or talents, though she was proud of her children and grandkids. More importantly, she loved the Lord, loved and cherished her husband, children, and family with a passion.

 

Her survivors include her son Willard “Will” Shinn II and wife Christina of Opelika (AL), and daughter Karen Glazier and husband Danny of Edmond (OK); step-sons Mike (Brenda) Frye of Caney (KS), Terry (Pam) Frye of Tyro (KS), and Marty (Tammy) Frye of Wann (OK); Shawn (Christie) Roberts of Bartlesville (OK), Ken (Mary) Roberts of South Coffeyville (OK), and step-daughter Wahnee (Jesus) Jasso of Tulsa (OK). Grandchildren include Heather (Franko) Munoz of San Antonio (TX), Tiffany (Peter) Dawson of Lees Summit (MO), Robyn Rutherford of Edmond (OK), Ashley (Adam) Wright of Milan (TN), and Allison (Jarod) Moore of Edmond (OK); 19 nieces and nephews; and 30 Great Grandchildren including 17 descended and 13 through marriage.

 

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers, two sisters, and six nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services to be conducted on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 2 pm at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas stepson, Terry Frye will be officiating. Visitation of Family and Friends will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Shirley will be laid to rest next to her husband James in Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville. The family request memorial contributions to be made payable to St Jude Research Hospital and those may be left in care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence or a memory please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Deanna Sue Carpenter

Deanna Sue Carpenter, age 72, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville. 

 

Sue was born on May 8, 1948 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Albert and Alice (Pike) Kenworthy.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she graduated from Field Kindley High School and attended Coffeyville Community College. 

 

On September 23, 1967 she married the love of her life, Duane Carpenter in rural Coffeyville, Kansas at the Central Baptist Church.  The couple made Coffeyville their home where they raised their children.  In addition to taking care of her home and family, Sue worked many years in Coffeyville as a bank teller.  She began at what was originally First National Bank that went through several name changes, then went to work for Condon Bank and Trust until her retirement.  Sue enjoyed the many people she met and looked forward to the familiar faces that would come to her teller window.  You could often find her at the Condon Motor Bank located at 8th and Beech with her warm and friendly smile. 

 

Sue was a member of Grace Fellowship Church.  Some of her hobbies included bowling, shopping, traveling; and for a time she traveled all around taking her kids to bowling tournaments.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family and being with her grandchildren. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Duane Carpenter of the home; children, David Carpenter and wife, Janie of Del City, Oklahoma, Alan Carpenter and wife, Mara of Branson, Missouri; Lisa Romines and husband, Jason of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Julie Carpenter, Lane Carpenter, Dustie Carpenter, Katie Carpenter, Nicole Romines, Dylan Romines, Ethan Romines; five great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way; brother, Albert Kenworthy and wife, Noma of Casa Grande, Arizona; sister, Katherine Ames of Buford, Georgia. 

 

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Alice Kenworthy; brother, William “Bill” Vencil; sisters, Georgia Canada and Edith Scott. 

 

Following Sue’s wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will hold a Memorial Service at Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville, Kansas on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Doug Mund officiating.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Grace Fellowship or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

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

Gary E. Herriman

Gary E. Herriman, age 81, of Liberty, Kansas passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Gary was born on September 21, 1939 in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma to Euel and Juanita (Lindersmith) Herriman.  He grew up in South Coffeyville where he attended local schools. 

 

On January 7, 1980 he was married to his loving wife of 41 years, Leanna J. Allen in Miami, Oklahoma.  The couple made their home in Liberty, Kansas.  Gary was a union electrician for more than 50 years.  He enjoyed working on the farm raising cattle and baling hay.  More than anything he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family. 

 

Surviving to honor his memory is his wife, Leanna Herriman of the home; children, Lloyd Herriman of Liberty, Kansas, Doug Herriman of Coffeyville, Kansas, Darla Lohman and husband, Chad of Abilene, Kansas, Boyd Herriman of Valeda, Kansas; step son, Brian Ritter and wife, Tonya of Plattsmouth, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Teresa Good of Coffeyville, Kansas; nineteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Ronnie Herriman and wife, Karen of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; sister, Kay Kimball of Nowata, Oklahoma along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Euel and Juanita Herriman; son, Floyd Herriman; two grandchildren; brother, Vernon Herriman; sister, Loessa Wise; brother-in-law, Junior Kimball.

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty Cemetery.  Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will officiate. 

 

Friends may call on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

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

 

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

Brandon Duane Smith

Brandon Duane Smith, 42, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

He was born on May 7, 1978 in Neodesha, Kansas to Howard Duane and JoAnn (Willard) Smith, Jr. Brandon grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

 

On November 13, 1999 he married the love of his life Michelle Hufferd at Southview Church of God in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where Brandon worked as office assistant at SEK Health Care since 2011.

Brandon attended Southview Church of God. In his spare time he enjoyed playing bass guitar and drawing, and loved spending time with his family and friends.

 

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Smith of the home; his parents, Howard and JoAnn Smith of Coffeyville; one brother, Justin Smith and wife, Charity of Owasso, Oklahoma; and twelve nieces and nephews that he adored.

 

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the Southview Church of God, in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma with Pastor Albertis Bray officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery north of Coffeyville

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Visitation will be held on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home. 

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to 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

 

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

 

David Leslie DeMott

David Leslie DeMott, 63, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

He was born on June 8, 1957 in Sacramento, California to Leslie Wayne and Patricia Rae (Kimbrel) DeMott. When he was young his family moved to Wichita, Kansas where he completed his education.

 

David was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Wichita, where he lived until moving to Coffeyville in 1997.

 

On January 31, 1999 he married Diana McCraken in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville. David was employed as a machine operator at Spears Mfg. Co. in Caney.

 

David attended the Southern Baptist Church when he was growing up and was a member of V.F.W. Post #1022 in Coffeyville. He loved to bowl and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, but must of all loved spending time with his family.

 

Survivors include his wife, Diana DeMott of the home; one daughter, Leslie Ann Hartley and husband, Jordan of Coffeyville; his mother, Patricia Smith of Coffeyville; two sisters, Pam Sanford and husband, P.K. of Coffeyville, and Barbara Murphy and husband, Tony of Stockton, Missouri; step-mother, Nancy DeMott of Wichita; step-sister, Eileen Beal and husband, Brian of Grove, Oklahoma, step-brother, David Daughtery and wife, Melissa of Wichita; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Wayne DeMott; his step-father, Dean Smith; and step-son, Scott Hawley.

Following David’s wishes cremation has taken place and no service is scheduled at this time.

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

 

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

Crystal Joy (Heady) Proman

Crystal Joy (Heady) Proman age 69 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away unexpectantly on January 16, 2021 in her home.

 

Crystal was born on July 25, 1951 to Bill Rogers and Lucille Louise (Kindrick) Heady in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Crystal grew up attending Coffeyville schools graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  She completed her education with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Businnes Information Systems.  Crystal was an incredibly intelligent woman with a witty and spunky sense of humor.  She loved Jeopardy, watching movies, television series Project Runway, Nascar, dogs, cats, dolphins, Football (Go Chiefs!), and other spectator sports. She will certainly be watching the Superbowl from Heaven!  She had a great fascination with Egyptian mythology and artifacts, and she was very proud of her Cherokee and Delaware American Indian Heritage.

 

Crystal lived in Houston, TX, then Richmond, VA, before returning to Coffeyville around 2000.  After returning to Coffeyville, Crystal worked at the Coffeyville Community College and for Safe House upon her retirement.

 

The family she leaves behind is daughter, Angel and her husband, Rob Raffety, of Bellevue, NE: grandchildren, Tiffany (Windsor) Killian (30), Christian Windsor (28) both of Omaha, NE, Nathaniel (22), Bobby (17), Lucas (10) and Andrew (8) Raffety all of Bellevue, NE; great grandchildren, Jeremiah Harrell (13), Jennifer Killian (5) of Omaha, NE; brother, Clay Heady and his wife Ruth Ann of Mt. Holly, NC; beloved sister from another mother, Jenifer Hall of Houston, TX; nieces and nephews, Natalie Bryant, Heather Heady, Mark Heady, Bill Miller, Kandi Sifferath, John Miller; numerous cousins and friends.

 

She is now at rest with her parents, grandparents, daughter, Misty Michelle Windsor (09/2/1995), sister, Connie (Heady) Layton (05/15/2010), and nephew Daniel Miller (1/14/2020).

 

A private burial will take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel where she will be laid to rest with her daughter, Misty, in the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville.  To leave a message of condolence or share in a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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