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Obituaries Archives for 2021-03

Betty Jane Wilson

Betty Jane Wilson, age 88, formerly of Caney, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at her home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. 

 

Betty was born on October 2, 1932 in Canton, Kansas to Cole and Laura (Pippin) White.  She began her schooling south of Peru, Kansas where she attended El Cado rural school and completed her education at Peru High School. 

 

 

On February 6, 1954 she married the love of her life, Willie R. Wilson in Caney, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on November 24, 2001.  The couple made their home in Caney. Kansas where they raised their family.  Betty owned and ran the Wilson Care Home in Caney for over 31 years. 

 

Betty was a member of Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville, Kansas.  She was also an active member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Her main hobbies included ceramics, cooking, baking banana bread, sewing and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  '

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Kay Littlepage of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Rick Wilson and wife, Cheryl of Caney, Kansas; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Cole and Laura White; loving husband, Willie Wilson; granddaughter, Kelsey Littlepage; brothers, Pete and Paul White; sisters, Yvonne and Pauline Bartley. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kansas.  Pastor Doug Mund will officiate. 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary or to Grace Fellowship; 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. 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Douglas P. Lyle

Douglas P. Lyle,69, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 27th, 1951 in Zanesville, OH. He was the son of Carson “Bud” Lyle and Ferne V (Ansel) Lyle.

 

Doug graduated from Ohio University November 1972 and served our country in the U.S Army. He was honorably released from duty December 4th, 1974.

 

He has resided in Coffeyville, Kansas for the last 25 years where he worked for Coffeyville Resources. He happily retired 3 years ago and enjoyed every minute of his retirement from sleeping in, breakfast at Braum’s or McDonald’s, watching football and NASCAR, traveling, and just sitting outside visiting with friends. He enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a hard worker, always willing to work overtime if needed, never met a stranger, great sense of humor and infectious laugh, loved to joke around, and when he gave you his word he meant it!

 

He will be missed by his brother Larry Eugene Lyle (Gene) & and his wife Connie (Willison) Lyle, daughters Angela Lyle, Rachel Lyle, and Renee Lyle, and mother of his children Darcy A. Lyle, granddaughters Emma K. McCombs, Elise R. McCombs, nieces Theresa K. (Lyle) Bates and her husband Johnny Bates, Terre E. Craft (Lyle) and her husband Chris Craft, and nephew Bryan S. Lyle and his wife Heather, great nieces and nephews Logan S. Lyle, Carson D. Lyle, McKenzie E. Lyle, Morgan E. Lyle, Reegan L. Lyle, Sydnee L. Craft and Skye L. Craft, and special friend Dianna Tracy.

 

Our loved ones awaiting Doug in heaven are his Father, Carson “Bud” Lyle, Mother, Ferne V (Ansel) Lyle, and brother Harry D. Lyle (Dean) and grandmother Alma J. (Bankes) Maxwell.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Doug’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, 304 West 10th St. in Coffeyville. Military Honors will be conducted by V,F,W, Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. 

 

Doug’s family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church.

 

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

 

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

 

James "Mark" Barnard

James "Mark" Barnard, passed away at his home in South Coffeyville, OK, on March 19 2021. He was 57 years of age. Mark was born on February 4, 1964, in Coffeyville, to James "Jim" and Peggy (Ruark) Barnard.

 

He attended Dearing Elementary School and graduated from Field Kindley High School. He later completed several extension courses related to computer programming to further his education. Mark was active in the band and played the trumpet. He loved to swim and worked as a lifeguard during the summers while in high school.

 

After high school, Mark worked as a farm hand for a year in Western Kansas. He returned to Coffeyville to work with his dad on a new venture, Satellite City, where they sold and installed satellite dishes. In 1987 he went to work as a Junior Computer Programmer for National Electric, Inc. This was sold to Westinghouse Electric (Aptus, Inc) where Mark continued as a Senior Computer Programmer. In 1996, he moved to Sand Springs, OK, working for Commercial Financial Services and then Williams Communications Group in Tulsa where he was a Data Warehouse Integration Project Manager. In 2002, he returned to South Coffeyville, where he designed and developed five inventions for solar energy. He also worked with his dad at their family business, General Radiator.

 

Mark loved to play pool and was a very talented pool player, winning many pool tournaments in Coffeyville and Tulsa. He helped his dad with the OK Car Club for many years doing whatever needed to be done to set up and put on a classic car show, including designing, printing and sending out flyers and loading and setting up equipment and polishing the car. He taught himself to play the keyboard and enjoyed playing classical music along with other music. He liked to sing, and enoyed cooking meals for his family.

 

Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy, and his sister, Diane Barnard Ehart.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his dad, James "Jim" (Susan Tuggle) Barnard of South Coffeyville; sister, Cheryl (John) Gillman of Rural Independence; brother, Mike (Vicki) Barnard of Ozark, MO; along with several nieces, nephews and close relatives and friends.

 

A memorial service celebrating Mark's life will be held on Saturday, April 3 at 2:00PM at the Veteran's Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Friday, April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

Memorial contributions can be made in Mark Barnard's memory to Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions may be left with or mailed in care David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, Ks 67337.

 

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

 

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

 

Lola Janice "Peach" Newton

Lola Janice “Peach” Newton age 73 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed from this life on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at CRMC in Coffeyville. - 

 

Lola Janice was born on July 31, 1947 to Frank and Addie (Taylor) McCartney in Angola, Kansas. Frank calling his daughter his “Little Peach” and “Peach” was what everyone knew her by.  Peach attended school in Labette County where she also graduated from Labette County High School.   

 

On April 30, 1966 Peach married the man of her dreams, Thomas “Tom” Newton and they were just about to celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Together they made their home in Coffeyville, raising their two children: Benji and Kellie Rae.   

 

Peach worked at HD Lee, managed Braum’s in Coffeyville, and Independence for about 15 years and The Optic Shop until her retirement.  Peach never knew a stranger and loved people.  She enjoyed vegetable gardening and canning her harvest, sewing, and fishing. By far her favorite thing to do was spend time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.   

 

Peach was loved by her family more than words could ever express and will treasure their memories.  She is survived by her husband, Tom of the home; son Benji Newton and his wife Missy; daughter Kellie Rae and her husband Ray Tesh; brother Kenneth McCartney and his wife Shirley; brother-in-law DeWayne Newton and his wife Shirley; sister-in-law Stella and her husband Kirby Ferrell; grandchildren Tyler Tesh, Hayden Tesh, Garrett Tesh, Elayna Newton, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Addie McCartney; brother Clifford McCartney; sisters Laura Walker and Sharma Lee McCartney; brother-in-law Steve Walker.    

 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2 pm at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio, 2406 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, mask and social distancing will be required. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave Coffeyville, KS 67337. As much as the family wishes they could have a large reception after the service the risk of the virus is too great, and they want everyone to stay safe so they can gather when it is safe. To leave the family a message of condolence or to share a memory, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

 

Pastor Robert "Sonny" Riley

Pastor Robert “Sonny” Riley, age 75, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side.

 

Pastor Sonny was born on February 19, 1946 in Chula, Mississippi to Lonnie Riley and Annie Belle (Streeter) Riley.  He grew up in Chicago, Illinois.  After receiving his education, he became self-employed as a licensed electrician in Chicago.  He then answered a calling to serve the lord and became a Pastor at the True Witness Church of God in Christ in Chicago, Illinois.

 

In 2018, Pastor Sonny moved to Coffeyville, Kansas.  He became active in the Church of God in Christ.  Some of his other hobbies through the years that he enjoyed was shopping online, computing, working on computer and teaching computer classes.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Michelle Fullard of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tina Riley of Coffeyville, Kansas, Isaac Riley of Las Vegas. Nevada, Lea Riley of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Robert Riley, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren along with a host of other extended relatives and close friends.

 

 

Pastor Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Annie Belle Riley; one grandson, Vincent Cole and seven sisters.

A Home Going Service to celebrate the life of Pastor Sonny Riley will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Church of God in Christ at 2802 West 1st St. Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas to sign the guest register.

 

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

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

 

Jerry Dean Bright

Jerry Dean Bright age 63 of Independence, Kansas died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at his home in Independence, Kansas.

 

Memorial Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the First Church of the Nazarene with Eldon Myers officiating. Friends may leave online condolences at www.pottsfuneralhome.com.

 

Jerry was born July 11, 1957 in Independence, Kansas to William and Iona (Hull) Bright. He grew up in Independence, Kansas and graduated from the Independence High School. Jerry worked several different places. Jerry was extremely involved in organizations in Independence, Kansas including Community Mission for Improved Housing Board of Directors (Founding Member), SeeKan CDI Board of Directors, Home Sweet Home Ministries Board of Directors, Community Access Center Board of Directors, City of Independence Blight and Beautification Committee, City of Independence Complete Count Census Committee, City of Independence Strategic Plan Advisory Committee, Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee, Chamber of Commerce Leadership Independence Class of 2017, Creator of Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee’s “Investing in Indy” and Creator of Bright Christmas. Jerry also won several awards for his involvement including Epsilon Sigma Alpha Beta Chapter Zeus Award, Community Mission for Improved Housing Appreciation Award, 2021 Independence Chamber of Commerce Diversity Task Force Spirit of Unity Award Recipient and the City of Independence Emergency Services Hero Award.

 

Survivors include one son Nicholas Bright of Independence, Kansas; granddaughter Mila of Independence, Kansas; one brother Wayne (Becky) Bright of Independence, Kansas; three sisters Patty Bustos of Florida, Jane (Larry) Yeubanks of Wichita and Judy McDonald of Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers William, Mike, Joe, Guy and Jim.

 

Robert J. Avery

Robert J. Avery, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 16th at Labette Health and Emergency Room in Independence, Kansas.

 

Bob was born July 12, 1934 to Elwood Avery and Ruth (Mccorkle) Avery. He married Phyllis (Moberly) Avery on October 25, 1952. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2012. Four children were born to their union. Surviving to honor his memory are daughter, Diana (Avery) and husband Tony Restus of Algoma, Wisconsin, son, David Avery of Rogers, Arkansas, daughter, Denise Buck and son, Dennis Avery both of rural Coffeyville, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and his one sister, Betty Nance, of Independence and a dear close friend, Joanne Bromley of Coffeyville.

 

He served many years as head deacon for the Crossroads Community of Christ.

 

Bob worked at various area heating and plumbing companies and retired in Topeka as an on the road salesperson for Kamen Supply Company of Topeka.

 

Bob enjoyed exercise classes at the Coffeyville Senior Center and served on that board until his death.

 

Graveside memorial services will be held on March 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Spring Hill Cemetery Northwest of Coffeyville, Kansas. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Crossroads Community of Christ Church 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

 

 

Carole Louise (Steeby) Patterson

Carole Louise (Steeby) Patterson went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ on Monday March 15, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at her side. Carole was 83 years young and was living in Spring, Texas at the time of her passing. She and her family have been longtime residents of Coffeyville, Kansas. Carole was born as a preemie on October 6, 1937 to parents John and Gertrude “Gertie” Steeby in Eureka, Kansas as she was the last of the “Steeby 6” as her daddy once put it “Gertie, if we can’t do better than this, so we best stop now!” Being the youngest of 6 and having 4 older brothers Carole always had someone to tag along with wherever they would go. During her younger years, the family moved to Oklahoma due to her father’s job with the RR company, but they eventually found themselves settling down in Mound Valley, Kansas.

 

 

 

Carole graduated from Mound Valley High School in 1955. She then began attending Coffeyville Community College also working numerous jobs while attending classes. It would be only a short time later that Carole would find her calling at Coffeyville Memorial Hospital which would later become C.R.M.C. She began as a switchboard operator and slowly worked her way up the ladder to become the Business Office manager. While working at the hospital she would meet her soulmate - Mr. Alvan L. Patterson. The two were married in 1958 and enjoy a very fulfilled life with their kids. They enjoyed traveling all over the country, both were members of White Shrine and volunteered in their community. Carole decided to retire from C.R.M.C after a very blessed 40 years working for them. Sadly in 2007 and just shy of their 50th wedding anniversary Alvan passed away in their hometown of Coffeyville, Kansas. To fill her time after his passing she continued to be a dedicated and involved member to other community services & ladies fellowship organizations until her recent passing. She was proud to be a part of the Eastern Star-EVA Chapter, KAFCE organization, Valeda Family & Friends, and a member of the Coffeyville United Methodist Church. Carole looked forward to returning back to Coffeyville every May for the yearly Alumni Banquet that would bring together graduates of many years from her high school. This yearly trip brought pure joy and excitement to Carole.

 

 

 

In 2009 she decided that she wanted to take on a new adventure and headed south, like way south. She moved to Spring, Texas to be close to her daughter, April but also to her granddaughters there. From attending their school activities and sporting events there was far no bigger fan in the stand then “Grandma” as she is so affectionately called by many. She had no problem arguing with the referees when she felt they made a bad call against her granddaughters or yelling extra loud for them. Grandma was often referred to as being small in stature but mighty, heck even sassy at times when she needed to be but that is what was so precious about her - She was her own stick of dynamite that just happened to come in a small package!!!! Grandma always had your back, your friends back because she knew that the Good Lord always had hers! When you think of her it is hard not to think of her as a Giver, Selfless, Always You before Her but most of all she was the most non-judgmental person no matter who you were. Carole knew no strangers and her boldness attitude is one of her most treasured attributes!!

 

 

Carole will be greatly missed and remembered by her precious pup Pica Patterson, her “Big Brother” Johnny Steeby, daughter April (Melvin) Stewart, daughter Louva (Steve) Glidwell and Ralph (Shirley) Patterson, grandchildren: Kay and Great Granddaughter Kadin Castleberry, Steven Castleberry, Ashton (Jason) Eastland and Great Granddaughter Sofia Jade Eastland, Keely (Alan) Spiegelhaur, Kylee Cockrell and Wesley Myers. Carole shared a special relationship with all her many nieces and nephews from all over the United States along with several extended family members as she loved and cared for all that were blessed to know her and share parts of their lives with her. She is preceded in death by her husband Alvan, her dog Griffon Bradee Stewart, sister Thelma Marie Patterson, brothers Herbert, Raymond and Carl Steeby, extended family Sonny Patterson, Gene Patterson, Shirley Johnson, and Great Granddaughter Hunter Renae along with several relatives over the years.

 

 

 

Please join the family in celebrating the love and joy that Carole Patterson brought to all at 10:00 am on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Burns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Melvin Stewart will officiate the service. The service will be streamed live via Facebook Life on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chaple page just prior to the service.  They will be a visitation with the family on Sunday March 21, 2021 from 4 pm to 6 pm also at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Immediately following the service, Carole will be laid to eternal rest in Restlawn Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kansas. Serving as Pallbearers will be Ralph Patterson, Mike Purkey, Ron Steeby, Gary Steeby, David Steeby and Jay Purkey.

 

 

 

The family would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to the wonderful staff at “Unlimited Care Cottages - The Cooper House” in Spring, Texas for all the care and love they showed to Mom/Grandma these past few months. To these 4 amazing and wonderful ladies who became her friend, her reassurance, and above & beyond caregivers Agnes, Freedah, Katie and Sonia: Carole loved each one of you dearly, Thank You!

 

 

 

Psalms 138:17-18 How precious also are your thoughts to me, Oh God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with you.

Muriel Haroldine Shy

Muriel Heroldine Shy, 86, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away on Thursday March 11, 2021.

 

She was born at home in rural Caney, Kansas to Harold and Muriel (Burtrum) Pollet on July 19, 1934.

 

After graduating from Caney High School, she graduated from Pittsburg State College with a degree in education.   Heroldine was introduced to her future husband, Jack Shy, by one of her students at a box supper. They were later married on June 1, 1958 in Coffeyville, KS. She was a teacher over 35 years. She taught in various rural schools before joining the Coffeyville school district. Her most beloved school was Cleveland Elementary.

 

Heroldine enjoyed making stuffed animals for the children at Harlingen Hospital as well as other various organizations. She was a member of the Good Sam's Club and the Carrylite Club. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church. After she and her husband retired in 1992, they became winter-birds each year in Harlingen, TX. She continued to travel to Texas after her husband passed until Covid-19.

 

Heroldine is preceded in death by her husband, Jack, of 52 years of marriage on November 30, 2010. She was also preceded in death her parents, a brother, a great-niece, and two nephews.

 

 Heroldine is survived by a son, Jack Shy, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas; a daughter Billie Wages (Philip) of Norman, Ok; and grandson Joshua Wages of Norman, OK; grandson Nathan Wages (Jelena) along with great-grandson, Bridger Wages of Lancaster, Ohio, and one great-grandchild on the way; brother Wesley Pollet (Josephine) of Desoto, TX; sister-in-law Janet Pollet of Ropesville, TX.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Due to the pandemic there will be a Graveside Service at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Lenapah, OK on Friday, March 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Budg Riekeman will officiate.

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. to sign the guest register.

 

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

 

David Mason

 

David A. Mason passed away on March 10, 2021 at the age of 74 in his home in Dearing, Kansas.

 

David was born on February 2, 1947 to Emma Lue Burget in Coffeyville, Kansas. David grew up in Coffeyville where he completed his education. David worked in restoration and water proofing in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Before moving back to his hometown of Coffeyville, KS., where he continued to work in restoration and water proofing commuting to Tulsa, OK until he gained employment with John Deere.  He retired from John Deere in 2015 after 10 years of employment. David was also a member of the Bricklayers Union in the Allied Craftworkers Local 5 out of Tulsa, OK. 

 

David had a love for living life, his kids, and grandkids.  He enjoyed going to the gym, riding his motorcycle, driving with the convertible top down in his Mustang, traveling, going to the beach, tanning, and tending to a collection of plants.  He had a very strict eating schedule and enjoyed eating out and trying new foods. David despised cold weather though he continued to wear shorts year-round, he loved the morning sunrise and the warmth it provided. 

 

He will forever be remembered best by his sister Sondra; his children; Shannon Mason, Chris Mason and Judibeth, Michael Mason and Elizabeth, Kari Morgan and Jim; grandchildren, Shayden Mason, Shaylene Mason, Shyla Northup, Brianna Mason, Ashley Mason, Amanda Mason, Madison Mason, Harley Mason, Emmery Mason, Parker and Presley, Matthew Morgan, Spencer Morgan, and Chandler Davis; great grandchildren, Myla Mason, Vincent Mason, Jackson Northup, Brynlee Mason, Brooks Northup. He was preceded in death by his mother Emma Lue and brother Jeff Burget.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating David’s life will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS. The service will be streamed live via Facebook Live on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns page starting just before 1 on Saturday.  The family will receive friends on Friday, March 19 from 6 to 8 pm also at the chapel.  Facial masks are requested for the protection of our families and staff.  Memorials may be made to assist the family with unexpected expenses and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online message of condolences or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Daniel W. "Danny" Moses

Daniel W. “Danny” Moses, 51, of Coffeyville passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

He was born on December 13, 1969 in Independence to Ira Paul “Sonny” and Jackie (Means) Moses. Danny grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Holy Name School, Roosevelt Middle School and Field Kindley High School, and graduated from Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma.

 

On April 13, 2002 he married Julie Hadley at Coffeyville.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their three children. Danny was employed at CVR Energy in DCS.

 

Danny was a member of Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville. He loved technology and learning about everything new that was introduced, but most of all he loved spending time all of his family.

 

Survivors include his wife, Julie Moses of the home; three children, son Kyler Moses and wife Lauren of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son Dylan Moses and daughter Rylee Moses both of the home; his mother, Jackie Moses of Coffeyville;  father-in-law Gary Hadley and wife Gerri of Indianola, Ia, four sisters, Paula Head and husband, Heath of Coffeyville, Ruth Ann Fields of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Sonya Dufoe and husband, Claude of Havana, and Trisha Starnes and husband, Rocky of Coffeyville;  two sister-in-law's Krystelle Cress of Coffeyville, Deanna Carlson and husband Scott of Hayward, Wi., brother-in-law Joe Hadley and wife Cheryl, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Preceded in death by his father Ira Paul “Sonny” Moses and mother-in-law Scottia Lenertz.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Grace Fellowship, 2455 Woodland Ave., with Pastor Doug Mund officiating. Burial will follow in Harrisonville Cemetery north of Tyro.

 

Friends may call on Monday, March 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. Family visitation from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. at Grace Fellowship.

 

The family suggests memorials in Danny’s memory to Grace Fellowship; 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.

 

Patricia L. Biebrodt

It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia L. Bierbrodt of Coffeyville, announces passing of a wonderful wife, devoted mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to all whose lives she touched on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center at the age of 75.  

 

Pat was born on February 20, 1946 to John and Dawn R. (Nielsen) Sherley in Chicago, Illinois.  At a young age she and her family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she attended grade school. At the start of her secondary education, she and her family relocated in Dallas, Texas to care for family.  Upon completion of her education and graduation they returned to Ft. Lauderdale.  Pat always had a fondness for Ft. Lauderdale and spoke often of her siblings, Deborah and Joseph and memories of growing up in a loving home.   

 

Pat’s cousin introduced her to a handsome Navy sailor and after a love at first sight and a two-year pen pal courtship she married Robert Merle Beirbrodt on September 9, 1967 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 1968 the couple move to Coffeyville, where they made their forever home raising their three daughters, Debbie, Donna and Judy.  

 

A loving mother and homemaker, she especially loved taking care of her grandchildren.  She was a woman of many talents; she enjoyed art, crafts, painting, and drawing. Her hands were rarely still, you would find a project going on the dining room table at any given time or find her drawing pads and pens around her home. Pat shared those talents not only with her children but also by teaching art at Holy Name School for several years. Painting murals, posters, gifts, and many other items for anyone who asked.  She also could be found volunteering her time and talents with the Holy Name Altar Society and at Holy Name Church.  

 

Pat will be forever missed by her husband of 53 years, Merle, of the home, daughters, Debbie and her husband Bill Beckmeyer, Donna and her husband Gib English, Judy and her husband Chris Smith; grandchildren, Mary and Eilleen Beckmeyer, Jessika and Dezirae Hamrick, Jake and Zach English and his wife Rebecca, Ryan and Blaine Smith; six great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph Sherley; sister, Deborah and her husband Les Marshall; several nieces, cousins, extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by parents.  All of these she loved and touched deeply.

 

Please join the family in celebrating her life. The Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 1pm at Holy Name Catholic Church 408 Willow, Coffeyville with Father Dan Lorimer officiating.  Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Parsons, Kansas.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville from 3 to 8 pm. Rosary will be start at 7:30 pm.  Due to COVID 19 the family is requesting facial masks for each event.    To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbruns.com

 

Sandra Kay "Sandy" Benning

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Benning, 70, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

She was born on September 26, 1950 at Coffeyville to Darlene Swigert. When Sandy was an infant she was adopted by Orval Chester and Lucy Elizabeth (Killion) Scott. She grew up in Dearing where she attended Dearing School and graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville and attended Coffeyville Community College.

 

On October 26, 1968 she married Paul Benning at the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they lived in several different parts of the United State while Paul served in the military, following his discharge they returned to Coffeyville where they raised their family.

 

Sandy began her working career at the Farmers Insurance Agency in Coffeyville, she later worked at Nu-Way Foodliner, Farm Bureau Insurance, Central Insurance Agency, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, and Restlawn Memorial Park before starting her current job as Music Instructor and Holy Name Catholic School which she truly loved.

 

Sandy was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church proving music for Masses and many weddings and funerals. She loved working with children, especially when she got the interested in music. She also loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved Christmas with her sisters.

 

Survivors include her husband, Paul of the home; her children, Larry Benning and wife, Jennifer Ann of Coffeyville, and Linda Soard of Dearing; her grandchildren, Tommy Ray Benning of Coffeyville and Amanda Marie Garza and husband, Ray of Joplin, Missouri; great grandchildren, Elizabeth Amann, Kelsey Lynn Amann, Robert Gene Amann, Bailee Rae Benning, and Harper Lynn Musselman; her brothers and sisters, Jimmy Collins of Independence, Fay Thornbrugh of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Ruth Ann (Joe) Collins of Coffeyville; Donald Collins of Coffeyville, Sharon Felton of Independence, Betty Smith of Coffeyville, Larry (Linda) Collins of Coffeyville, Peter (Penny) Collins of Chelsea, Oklahoma, and Sandy Dee (Ron) Henry of Coffeyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Lucy Scott; her birth mother, Darlene Collins, and siblings, Chester Scott and his wife, Judith; Mike Collins and Nellie Goodwin.

 

The Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 15th at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School; 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.

Kenneth E. Durst

Kenneth E. Durst, 70, of Caney passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

He was born on March 8, 1950 in Coffeyville to Eugene and Wilma (Sanders) Durst.  Kenneth grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1968.  He continued his education at Coffeyville Community College.

 

Kenneth served in the National Guard, while serving he began working at Funk Mfg. in Coffeyville.  In 1971 he went to work at Reda Pump in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where he was employed for 26 years. In 1997 he started his own company Big Chill Mfg. and operated it for 10 years, in 2006 he went to work at SEKTAM in Coffeyville where he was employed until retiring in 2016.

 

On March 17, 1973 he married Kimberly L. Cook in Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Bartlesville for six years until moving to their current home in Caney area.

 

He loved restoring old tractors and cars, fishing, and looked forward to the annual float trip they took for several years.

 

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Durst of the home; two sisters, Joyce Elliott of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Jane Warner of Inola, Oklahoma; his brothers-in law, Steve Cook and wife, Dena of Coffeyville, and Jay Cook and wife, Monica of Independence; nieces and nephews, Kristen Gerler of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Lacey Wyckoff of Inola, Oklahoma; Cody Cook of Randall Minnesota, Brandy Hamm of Edna, Lindsey Golden of Independence, and Andy Cook of Independence; eight great-nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Wilma Durst.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Kenneth’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday March 12th, at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro with David Bycroft and Frank Brewster officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jim Voelzke, John Voelzke, Bob Voelzke, Gary Friend, Steve Cook and Jay Cook.

 

Friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions may be left with the

funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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

Roger Gene Lesslie

Roger Gene Lesslie age 72 of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on March 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. 

 

Roger was born in Independence on August 15, 1948 to Bert and Lula (Morris) Lesslie. He was raised in the Independence area and attended local schools graduating from Independence High School. Roger joined the United States Marine Corps where he served during the Vietnam War. He was honorable discharged on March 26, 1974 and he returned home where he began working for the Union Pacific Railroad. Roger dedicated the next 34 years to the railroad before he retired. In 1993 he was introduced to Carla Ranes and the couple began a courtship for the next 4 years before they were united in marriage on June 7, 1997. In his spare time Roger enjoyed fishing, hunting, and archery, he liked playing horseshoes, taking care of the yard and mowing, and cooking outside on the grill. He was an honest man that had very strong ethics no matter the situation, he was accepting of others never passing judgement, he was good to everyone, and he never met a stranger. Roger lived by his own code of morals and was set in his way of that was just how it was going to be. He loved his family and loved being a Papa. Roger was a lifetime member of the VFW.

 

Roger’s memories will live on with his wife Carla, his children; Kevin Lesslie, Shelly Lesslie, Billy Halligan, Paul Halligan, Shelly Shores, Alice Halligan, and Julie Spoor her husband Christopher, his sister Sonja Newton, numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

He now rests with his parents Bert and Lula Lesslie.

 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with military honors. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Compassus Hospice 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

Frances Elizabeth Smith

Frances Elizabeth Smith, Independence, passed away on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at Potts Chapel at 11:00am. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 10th from 1:00-7:00pm, with family greeting friends 5:00-7:00pm. The service will stream live on the Potts Chapel Independence Facebook page.

 

Frances Elizabeth Smith was born on January 11th, 1944 in Independence, Kansas. She was the only child of Jesse and Elizabeth (Hinthorn) Simpson. She graduated from Independence High School in 1962. After school she worked in the dietary aid departments at area nursing homes, MERCY Hospital, Independence Community College and Pizza Hut.

 

On August 13th, 1984 Frances married the love of her life, Alvin Smith in Miami, Oklahoma.

She enjoyed to crochet and do yard work.

 

Preceding her in death were her parents and son Chad Smith.

 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Alvin, daughters: Vicki Ainesworth and Tracy Anderson, sons: Curtis Brown and Dennis Heath, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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