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Obituaries Archives for 2021-04

Clarence "CD" "Buzz" Douglas McIntyre

 

Clarence “CD” “Buzz” Douglas McIntyre, 72, of Lenapah passed away on April 28, 2021, in Nowata, surrounded by his family.

 

Clarence was born April 22, 1949, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Clarence Maywood and Vivian Louise (Nierman) McIntyre. He attended and graduated from High School in Single Bay, Australia, where he was required to learn to ride a horse and play chess as taught by the master. After returning to the United States Buzz entered the Unites States Navy and enjoyed his time serving his country. Buzz was a Sailor aboard the USS Wright which was the Flagship for President Nixon.  He married Twila Kay Fry in Lenapah, Ok. and they celebrated years of marriage before her passing. He owned and operated an oilfield business and oil leases for many years.  Buzz worked as a driller and took care of all the jobs needed as an owner and lease holder of the Company. He was a very knowledgeable auto mechanic and owned his own repair shop in Oologah for many years. Buzz was not afraid of getting his hands dirty and tackling any project that was in front of him. In his free time, he enjoyed being outdoors, which led to many hobbies such as looking at the moon and stars through a telescope. He was very kind, happy, and giving man. He would help anyone in need. He loved being a grandpa to all the kids in Lenapah. Buzz enjoyed spending time with his family and loved them unconditionally. He will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Proceeding Buzz in death are his parents Clarence and Louise McIntyre;  siblings, Ron (Skeet) McIntyre, Jack Myers;  and one granddaughter Victoria Egermeier.

 

Survivors include his two daughter Tresa Egermeier and husband Kevin of Delaware, OK, Sara Riggs and husband Joe,  of Tulsa, OK; two siblings, Sue Forrester and husband Dave, of Coffeyville, KS and Joy  Gunter and husband Don of Kenosha, Wisconsin; a sister in law, Pat McIntyre of Coco Beach, Florida; four grandchildren, Stephen Egermeier and wife Tamara, Joseph Egermeier (who changed his last name to McIntyre  to carry on the McIntyre name), Chad Collins and wife Kayley; nine great grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Ball Cemetery in Childers, OK with Pastor Keith Eggermeir officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Benjamin Funeral Service. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com  or Benjamin Funeral Service’s Facebook page.

 

Krystelle Rene Cress

Krystelle Rene’ Cress, age 57, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at her home. 

 

Krystelle was born on April 21, 1964 in Santa Cruz, California to Gary L. Hadley and Scottia "Scottie" S. (Snyder) Lenertz.  She grew up in the Derby, Kansas area where she attended school.

 

In 1993 she was united in marriage to John Cress in Winfield, Kansas.  Krystelle spent her time taking care of her family and home.  The couple had been together twenty years when John passed away in 2013. 

 

Krystelle enjoyed crafts, adult coloring books and painting; she also loved Christmas.  She loved the holiday from the decorations and festivities to the gatherings and everything revolving around Christmas.  She loved it so much she even named her dog Christmas.  Krystelle loved the time she spent with her family and friends and she will be missed by all that knew her. 

 

Surviving to honor her memory are her father, Gary Hadley and wife, Geri of Indianola, Iowa; daughter, Shiann Hadley and fiance' Justin Rhoads of Independence, Kansas; sisters, Deanna Carlson and husband, Scott of Hayward, Wisconsin, Julie Moses of Coffeyville, Kansas; brother, Joe Hadley and wife, Cheryl of Des Moines, Iowa; she was preceded in death by her mother, Scottie Lenertz; son, Robert Simpson and brother-in-law; Danny Moses. 

 

A Memorial Service will be held by the family on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 1:00pm at Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Doug Mund will officiate. 

 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  To leave a message for the family online visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Jack Franklin Weathers

Jack Franklin Weathers, 78, of Oologah, Oklahoma, passed away on April 25, 2021.  

 

Jack grew up in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma where he had many close friends and family. He met and married Janice Caldwell at the age of 21. They started in Wichita, Kansas then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where they raised 3 children. Jack and Jan were married for 22 years.

 

He began his career as a machinist in Byron Jackson’s pump division for 42 years. Jack poured himself into his career, loved his job and never compromised his work ethic.  He was rewarded for his hard work and dedication through consistent promotions to foreman, supervisor and senior manufacturing engineer before retiring as the company’s senior buyer.

 

In 1991, Jack and Judy started their life together in Tulsa. Before his retirement, they relocated to Oologah where his grandchildren loved to fish, play frisbee and football, drive the golf cart until the battery died and explore the creek for wildlife, critters and the occasional snake. His place became the centerpiece for numerous Fourth of July traditions as well as evenings out visiting with family and friends on the patio or tinkering with old cars in the shop. In his spare moments, Jack could be found often, at his childhood farm cleaning up the land and burning brush piles. Jack was a loyal OU football fan and with a lot of encouragement from Judy, became a lover of travel with trips to Costa Rica and cruises to the Caribbean.

 

Jack’s kids will always remember the vacations to Colorado. Stopping at cave tours, wading in rivers and staying at historic hotels. The quality time spent at Silver Dollar City, Broken Bow, Hot Springs were just a few of the biennial trips that always included the entire family. Jack loved having the whole gang present.

 

Jack was born on March 2, 1943 in Nowata County to William Dillard Weathers and Flora Jane Crites. He was the youngest of eight siblings and is survived by his companion, Judy Smith of Oologah, OK, daughters, Debbra McDaniel and husband, Michael of Joplin, MO, and Tina McCaslin and husband, Jason of Owasso, OK; his son, Jeff Weathers and wife, Heather of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Allyssa McVay, Hailey McCaslin, Lindsey McCaslin, Emily McCaslin, Zach McVay, Chloe Weathers and Ava Weathers; and great-granddaughter Skyy McVay. He is also survived by Judy’s children, Stephanie Phipps and husband, Rand of Nichols Hills, OK, and Mike Smith of Tulsa, OK; Stephanie’s son Taylor Whiteside; brother Buck Hobbs of South Coffeyville, OK and sister Ruth Mehl of Coffeyville, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Ruby, Robert, June, Billy, Mary, Albert and his former spouse Janice.

Steve Scott Walterscheid

Stephen Scott Walterscheid, of Jenks, OK passed away January 4, 2018 at the age of 72. Steve was living at Grace Living Center in Jenks, OK the last year of his life.  

Steve is preceded in death by his Father, Patrick D Walterscheid; Aunt and Uncle Norman & Nila Phipps; and Grandparents, George & Nelle Scott.

 

Steve grew up in Coffeyville and graduated from Field Kindly Memorial High School in 1963.  He loved swimming, diving, boating and skiing.  Anything on the water.    After graduation he started his career with Jungles Baking Co. where he worked until they closed the factory in Coffeyville.  Steve than moved to Tulsa, OK for Wonder Bread Bakery where he remained until his retirement.  Steve was very active in the Bakery Union and his work family.  Steve made many trips to St. Louis to visit his mother, sister and nieces over the years, he enjoyed being with his family and his unique quality of telling his stories of the bakery and times with friends. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Survivors include one sister, Patti J Sexton (Mike) of Lake St Louis, MO; two nieces, Betsy Mellon (Gary) and Michelle Seifert (Kipp).  Great nephew, Trey Mellon, Great nieces, Mia, Sloane and Sutton Seifert. Beloved Uncle Pete Walterscheid (Nancy) and many beloved cousins, Barbara Scowley, Debbie Melies (Paul), and so many great cousins.

 

Graveside remembrance will be held May 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS.  Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

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

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is assisting with local arrangement.

Jean Walterscheid

Jean Walterscheid (nee Scott), of Coffeyville, KS passed away September 26, 2020 at the age of 99.  She would have Betty been 100 years 11-2-2020.  Betty is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Patrick D. Walterscheid; son, Stephen S. Walterscheid; Sister, Nila Phipps (Norman); Brother, Preston Scott (Louise) and parents, George & Nelle Scott.

 

Betty grew up in Coffeyville and graduated from Field Kindly Memorial High School and Coffeyville Community College.  She married Pat in 1947.  They made their home in Coffeyville, KS while raising their two children.  Betty worked at several jobs but mostly in retail store.  Pat and Betty moved to Grand Lake, OK to pursue Pat’s dream of owning his own Boat Mechanic shop in 1972.  They enjoyed many thing s like boating, swimming, and card games with friends.   Betty had a fabulous talent of playing the piano for all who would listen.  She was a knowledgeable reader and cross word fanatic.  Betty moved to Lake St Louis MO in 2010 to live with Patti and Mike and enjoy her granddaughters and great grandchildren.  She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

 

Survivors include one daughter, Patti J Sexton (Mike) of Lake St Louis, MO; two granddaughters, Betsy Mellon (Gary) and Michelle Seifert (Kipp).  One great grandson, Trey Mellon and three great granddaughters, Mia, Sloane, and Sutton Seifert.  Also, two nieces that were just like daughters, Barbara Scowley and Debbie Melies (Paul), a great nephew and niece, Scott Scowley (Megan) and Erica Clough (Case).

 

Graveside remembrance will be held May 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS. 

 

Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

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

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is assisting with local arrangement.

Fred D. Wright

Fred D. Wright, December 18th 1944- April 18th 2021 died in his home of natural causes.

 

He was born in Coffeyville, KS and raised by Harold and Norma Eveleigh. His father died on the beaches in the war. He had two brothers, Ed (Cathy) and David (JoEtta). His parents and David preceded him in death. Fred went to school in Coffeyville and Labette County. Younger in life he had his first job in his grandpa’s mechanic shop. He then worked for Page Milk, HHH Frame, and Funk Manufacturing. He moved to Wyoming and married Barbara and they had a child Ricky D. Barbara preceded him in death. He moved back to Coffeyville KS and met Darlene Countryman. They were married and later divorced. During the marriage he adopted Darlene’s daughter Connie (Mark). Darlene and Fred had a daughter Samantha (Richard). During their marriage they moved to Copeland KS. He worked his adult life at Johnson Irrigation Engine, repairing engines. While working there he enjoyed riding motorcycles, mostly Harleys. Upon his retirement he moved to Edna, KS, where he spent his time at auctions, and drinking coffee with old guys at the Woodshed.

 

He is survived by his children, their spouses, and their children.

 

He was preceded in death by his brother, parents and other family.

 

Friends are invited to support the family at the visitation on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made payable to any of the Edna civic groups, BEARS, ECO, and Crosstimbers Food Bank 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 the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
 

Gary Lynn Schnug

Gary Lynn Schnug, age 58, of Elk City, Kansas passed away on April 15, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center.

 

Gary was born on June 13, 1962 in Wichita to James Lee and Shirley Irene (Weakley) Schnug. Gary was raised in Riverdale. He attended school in Wellington where he graduated high school. After graduation, Gary entered the work force where he found employment with the traveling wheat harvest. He worked odd jobs around Wichita, and while working in the tire shop at McAlister Oil Company he found love with the accountant, Kendria Coatney. The couple was united in marriage on December 31, 1996. The couple was blessed with a son, Keith James, and a daughter, Keri Louise. Gary enjoyed being outdoors and staying busy. He was constantly tinkering in the garage, working on a vehicle, Keri's house, or his latest woodworking project, checking his cattle, fishing, or finding a new knife or hat to add to his collection. During his down time he liked watching westerns and the Kansas City Chiefs. Gary was easy going and funny; he had a huge heart that was filled with love for his family. He was always ready to go, always at his children’s games or events, and he has always been a hard worker. 

 

Those left to remember Gary’s sense of humor and orneriness are his wife Kendria, his children Keith Schnug and Keri Schnug, Keith's fiancé Nicholle, his mother Shirley Schnug, his brothers; Richard Schnug, David Schnug and his wife Jan, his sisters; Pat Schnug, Linda Schnug, and Beverly Schulte, in addition to his niece's, nephews, and other relatives. He will also be remembered by his many friends, including his coworkers at Cessna where he enjoyed his work in maintenence. Gary now rests with his father James Schnug and sister Alice.

 

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Elk City Church of the Nazarene at 1:00pm with Pastor Terry Marta officiating. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Diabetes Association 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

 

 

Ila (Thurman) Thomas

Ila (Thurman) Thomas, age 82, passed away at her home in Caney, Kansas on Monday, April 12, 2021 with her loving husband at her side. 

 

Ila was the daughter of Bill and Marie (Kibler) Thurman; she was born in Hale, Kansas on September 23, 1938.  She grew up in the area of Havana, Kansas where she attended school. 

 

On September 29, 1977 she was united in marriage to William "Bill" Bartusek in Caney, Kansas  where the couple made their home.  Ila worked for Dr. Mason for many years.  Ila and Bill then opened and operated their own business, B & I Sales where they sold jewelry, shirts and novelty items to many stores in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.  Bill preceded her in death on January 26, 2008. 

 

On June 9, 2012 she married Joseph "Joe" Thomas in Sedan, Kansas at the Church of Christ.  The couple made their home in Caney, Kansas.  Ila helped Joe with his business, Thomas Tree Company.  She and Joe enjoyed being active and working in their church for many years.  Around a year ago Ila was diagnosed with ALS; after becoming ill Joe cared for her and remained by her side faithfully. 

 

Ila was an avid bowler in her younger years and made so many lifelong friends during that time.  Ila always said that nothing made her happier than the time she spent traveling with Joe on trips to Oregon to see family and how much she loved the time she got to spend with them.

Ila came from a large family, she was a wonderful sister to her many siblings and loved them all very much.  Ila will be missed by all those that knew her.  She touched the lives of all those that knew her and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

 

Surviving to honor her memory are her loving husband, Joe Thomas of the home; daughters, Debra "Debbie" Harrison and husband, James of Oregon, Tammy Robinson and husband, Mike of Waldport, Oregon; grandchildren, Rob and Russell Clark, Kody Robinson and wife, Michelle and daughter, Alexis; great granddaughter, Nora Clark; sisters, Lou Kennedy and husband, Gene of Sedan, Kansas, Dolly Heape of Caney, Kansas, Mary Marlow of Coffeyville, Kansas; brother, Charles Thurman and wife, Carla of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Marie Thurman; husband, Bill Bartusek; sisters, Loretta, Betty, Dee and Rosey. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Caney, Kansas.  Minister Tom Barton will officiate.  Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney. 

 

Friends can sign the guest register on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Vickie Lee Cranor

Vickie Lee Cranor age 68 of Coffeyville, Ks stepped into eternal life surrounded by family in her home April 11th, 2021.

 

She was born May 13, 1952 in Coffeyville, Ks, daughter to Doss and Alberta Starnes. She attended elementary school at (Ol’) Parker school, and then on to Field Kindley High School, graduating in 1970.

 

On September 3rd, 1971 Vickie married Arthur Lee Cranor at the Coral Chapel in Miami, OK. This was the beginning of their biggest adventure. She held their marriage very near and dear to her heart, and always talked about hanging in there until they could celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. She was a devoted wife and mother, she was the glue that held her family together.

 

Vickie loved people, and showering others with friendship and care. She loved interacting with patrons at MoPac Credit Union for 20 years, knowing most account holders by name. The same rang true for when she was employed at Cash Advance and then later at PDQ PayDay Loans where she worked with her dearest lifetime friend Elaine VanWinkle.

 

She had the opportunity to be a member of several area churches at different times in her life, and loved the congregation at each one. She was often referred to as Ms Vickie, or Sister Vickie. She had the gift of praise, and song. She loved to sing, and was requested to sing for the church on many occasions. She volunteered to help with children’s ministry many times as she loved children and interacting with them, being active in the church brought her so much joy and purpose.

 

Vickie is proceeded in death by her son Aaron Lee Cranor, her parents Doss and Alberta Starnes. She is survived by her husband Arthur Lee Cranor, Coffeyville KS, her oldest daughter Kelly Ann Patterson and her husband Sean Patterson of San Antonio, TX, her middle daughter Amanda Lee Martin of Austin, TX, and her youngest daughter Rebecca Lynn Roland and her husband Jeff Roland of Tulsa, OK, two granddaughters and her sister Connie Smith of Coffeyville, KS.

 

Please join us for a celebration of Vickie’s life Thursday 2pm, under the Vetran’s Patio located in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with Pastor Kevin O’Connor officiating.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

In lieu of flowers, we would like to welcome you to donate to one of her favorite charities St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=faq-how-to-donate-text or 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.

Dale Eugene Tackkett

Dale Eugene Tackkett, Woodstown, NJ, age 87, died at Elmer Hospital, Elmer, NJ on April 8, 2021. 

 

Dale was born January 18, 1934 in Bronson, Kansas and moved to Coffeyville as a child.  He graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1951 and went into the army in October, 1956. 

 

Dale married Martha Tosh on June 27, 1956, and they had four children. They later divorced. He worked at Magic Circle, Coffeyville, Kansas as a machinist for 32 years.

 

On May 19,1990, Dale married Antoinette Gillis at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Coffeyville, Kansas. In October 2015, Dale and his wife moved to New Jersey.

 

Dale was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Woodstown, NJ, Masonic Lodge #102, Coffeyville, KS; The Independence Gun Club, Independence, KS; Tsa La Gi a Gi Go Lv Black Powder Shooting Club, Oklahoma. Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. His hobbies were making hunting knives and black powder rifles. He was a man of many talents and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Antoinette and his children: Pamela Tackkett, Genia Leroy (Craig), John Tackkett (Sonya), and Sonya Tackkett (Larry Shufelt), Heather Gillis (Tom Graves), Paul Gillis (Helen), Erica Milas, (Jerry), Spencer Gillis (Bridget), and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

The funeral service will be at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 613 Elm St, Coffeyville at 2:30pm Wednesday April 14, 2021. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.

 

The viewing will be at David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville from 1-8pm Tuesday April 13, 2021. The family will be present to greet friends on Tuesday from 6-8pm.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 613 Elm St. Coffeyville, KS 67337, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 37 East Grant, Woodstown, NJ 08098, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org. 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.

 

Winfred Ray Bell, Jr.

Winfred Ray Bell, Jr., 64, of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 surrounded by his family after complications from a lengthy battle with Cushing’s Disease.

 

Ray was born on July 21, 1956 in Joplin, Missouri to Winfred Ray, Sr. and Patsy Pauline (Gibson) Bell. His family lived in Galena, Kansas until 1959 when they moved to Coffeyville. Ray grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School and later McFarland Trade School.

 

On September 11, 1976 he was united in marriage to his wife of 43 years, Janice Weber, at Sacred Heart Church in Fredonia, Kansas. Following their marriage, Ray and Janice made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their daughters, Stephanie and Stacy.

Ray enjoyed many different jobs over the years, beginning at George’s Cafeteria where he and Janice first met, then Halliburton. Later he was employed for a short time at Funk Manufacturing, then Brown’s Furniture and later worked in sales for Millbrook/McKesson where he traveled and made many friends throughout the area. He worked for a time at SEK-TAM and finally at Spear’s Manufacturing in Caney.

 

He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, and Knights of Columbus Council #991. When Ray was younger he enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing on his wife’s family farm, and involved his daughters in these activities. Ray always loved having people around, and was certain to make sure that everyone was well fed as he loved grilling and cooking.  He was an avid history enthusiast, specifically regarding the Kennedy family and local history.  Mostly though, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Patsy & Winfred Ray Bell, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Janice of the home; daughters, Stephanie Gilfillan and husband, Steve of Coffeyville; and Stacy Stapleton and husband, Heath of Caney; grandchildren, Brayden, Kaden, and Carsen Gilfillan, Drake, Libby, Kaine and Ridge Stapleton; brother, Randy Bell and wife, Kathy of Afton, OK; niece and her family, Melissa Compston and husband, Jake and children, Nolan and Ian.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating.  Inurnment will take place in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

The Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12th at Holy Name Catholic Church.

 

The family will greet friends and family Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. following the Rosary at the church. Friends may also call on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School or Harry Hynes Memorial Hopsice; 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.

Joleen (Moore) Hood

Joleen (Moore) Hood was born January 25, 1923, Coffeyville, KS.  She attended Edna Schools, graduating in 1940.  She moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Tulsa Business School in 1940-1941.  She loved learning, and in that time, she was considered an educated person.  She loved learning and tried to improve the rest of her life, but not as curiously as she should have. (Her words)

 

 

 

During World War II, she worked for the chief of security at the shell loading depot in Parsons, Kansas – and later for the quartermaster at the Coffeyville Air Base, where she married Jack Dietz of Detroit, Michigan in 1944.  They were later divorced.

 

 

 

Joleen raised two daughters, Mary Patricia (Dietz) Zeigler and Terry Jo Dietz, Tulsa, Oklahoma. The three of them settled in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1960 when Joleen earned a secretary position with Conoco Oil Company in the department of research and development.  After moving to Ponca City, Joleen met and Married Howard James Hood (Jim) of Fairfax, Oklahoma. They would remain married until his death in 2009.  Joleen worked 25 years for Conoco and her and her husband, Jim retired and moved to Coffeyville in 1985 to be with her family.

 

 

 

Joleen loved reading, learning, crossword puzzles, and watching TV, but traveling was her favorite thing to do.  Joleen and her husband Jim traveled to all 48 lower states as well as Canada and Mexico. She called this her “continuing education”, and was very proud of her travels.  She loved all animals, especially horses and dogs.  In her younger years she rode with the Coffeyville Riding Club and with the Coffeyville Drill Team.  She was the proud owner of many different dog breeds, including Dalmatian, Schnauzer, Carin Terrier, Welsh Corgi, and Dachshund.

 

 

 

Joleen was an active member of the First Christian Church of Coffeyville.  She served many roles, including President of the C. W. F. and Moderator of the Board.  She was also a Deacon and Elder.

 

 

 

Joleen experienced a life filled with faith, family, Friendships, education, travel, good health, and love.  She will be remembered for more than 98 years of contributions attributed to her wit and her grit.

 

 

 

Joleen is preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Davenport) Haag, father, Jess Moore, husband, Howard James Hood, and daughter, Mary Patricia Zeigler and son-in-law, Phillip Zeigler.

 

 

 

Joleen is survived by her daughter, Terry Jo Dietz, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and stepdaughter, Jessica Irons, Ponca City, Oklahoma; granddaughters Kristin Bookwalter (Haliburton), Topeka, Kansas, Kelly Munoz (Haliburton), Dallas, Texas, and Kimberly Gardner (Haliburton), Moore, Oklahoma; grandson, Jim Ray Zeigler, Powell, Wyoming; 7 Great Grandchildren.

 

 

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will receive friends at 1 pm on Saturday until service time.  Joleen will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jim Hood at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. To leave a message of condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Michael Deutsch

Aaron Michael Deutsch was born on April 18,1996 in Brighton, Colorado to his mom Cynthia Chaney. Aaron, his mother and older sister Anna lived in Fort Lupton, Colorado until his mother married Tommy Chaney. The blended family made their home in Dacono, Colorado and the addition of his brother Johnathon completed their family.   Dacono is where he spent most of his childhood until the family relocated to Brighton, Colorado where he completed his education graduating from high school in 2014. In 2018 he moved with his parents to Coffeyville Kansas. 

 

 

 

Aaron passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at CRMC in Coffeyville and will be so missed by many.  We said goodbye to amazing, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend. Who could ever forget his smile, his awesome personality? He had an amazing love for his family and friends.  We all miss you. Till we meet again it is only goodbye for now.

 

 

 

Aaron is survived by his mother and father Cynthia and Tommy Chaney; biological father Ronnie Joe Kalcevic; sister Anna Deutsch (Reynaldo Garnico and Julian Estrada); brother Johnathon Chaney (Mashaya Wagy); grandparents, Genevieve and Dennis Deutsch, Jeanette Mclaughlin, James Langley, Glenn Mclaughlin; aunts, uncles and cousins; Anthony and Jennifer Matone , April and Chris Tischler (Meredith H, Trevor H, Addison T, Jason T, Katelyn T.),  Valerie and Brandon Ellifritz (Aubrie E, Addison E.), Robert Deutsch (Alicia Deutsch), Daniel and Mariel Deutsch (Paige, Emily, Avery, and Sheri), Christine and Christopher Santisteban (Brayden, Emma and Adrianna), Elizabeth and Mahonri Jaussi (James, Katalina, Abigail and Mitchell), Dennis Deutsch.  Jamie Langley Lund (Erica & Aubrey, Brooke Langley), Angela Johnson (Ellen, Michele and Zariah).  Aaron was preceded in death by his uncle Alex Deutsch.

 

 

 

Viewing will be at 1 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 507 Mulberry St. Independence, KS 67301, prior to Funeral Services beginning at 2 pm.  Internment will immediately follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in rural Coffeyville. Family and friends can also view services via YouTube https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCDKH5iQJbVD-pvVHfCvSPKw or via Facebook Live on Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel page.  The family has requested contributions to be made to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel to help with unexpected expenses.  To leave an online message of condolences please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Margaret E. Rhodes

Margaret E. Rhodes passed away at the age of 101 on April 2, 2021 in her home at Asbury Village in Coffeyvillle, Kansas.  

 

Margaret was born to parents Barnett and Minnie (Dearing) Phillips on October 18, 1919 in Englevale, Kansas in Labette County. She was one of 5 girls and attended school in Altamont, Kansas. 

 

As a young bride Margaret walked down the aisle on April 24, 1939 in Altamont, Kansas to marry her handsome groom, Charles C. “Jack” Rhodes.  The couple made their home in Ada, Oklahoma, Topeka, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, then moving to Chanute, Kansas until their retirement; where they move to their farm in Edna, Kansas. In the later years Coffeyville became home. Jack preceded her in death on October 21, 2000. The couple share 61 years of marriage. 

 

Margaret was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and volunteering.  She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Edna, Kansas. 

 

She is survived by her children, Charlotte McMurray of Coffeyville, Linda Stanislaus of Topeka, and Martha Pierce (Dave) of Topeka; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her 4 sisters. 

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10 am until her Celebration of Life service held at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Facial masks are requested for the protection of the family and guest.  The Celebration of Life Service will be streamed via Facebook Life on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel page beginning just prior to the service.  Margaret will be laid to rest next to her husband at the North Edna Cemetery north of Edna on Jackson Road following the service. To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Danny Lee Fricke

 

Danny Lee Fricke, age 58, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home. 

 

 

Danny was born on October 6, 1962 in Oswego, Kansas to James "Jim" and Mary (Doherty) Fricke.  At a young age his family moved to Coffeyville where he attended school and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Danny also went to the Fort Scott Trucking School. 

 

 

He worked for Evans and Associates in Ponca City, Oklahoma driving a truck; he worked for Buffalo Bait Shop in Coffeyville in 2005.  Danny worked the longest as a carman for Union Pacific Railroad. 

 

 

In 1991 he was united in marriage to Julie Toliver.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  Of that union two children were born, Kasey and Cody.  The couple later divorced in 2007. 

 

 

On Halloween night of 2009 he had his first date with Carla Peitz.  It didn't take long for them to fall in love and they have been together ever since.  They made their home in Dearing.

 

 

Danny was talented with iron work.  He operated a business called Country Iron Art from 2002 to 2019.  Most of all he loved his family.  He loved to spend his time surrounded by his family and friends. Danny will be deeply missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. 

 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory is Carla Peitz of the home; parents, Jim and Mary Fricke of Coffeyville, Kansas; children, Kasey Fricke of Caney, Kansas, Cody Fricke of Dearing, Kansas; grandchildren, Paul Vest, Zoey Vest, Sean Locke; siblings, Cindy King of Coffeyville. Kansas, Jimmy Fricke of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lisa Mars of Wichita, Kansas; nephew, Justin King; niece, Ashley Mars.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Melissa and Jack. 

 

 

Following Danny'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.

Johnnie R. Caresio

Johnnie R. Caresio, age 84, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 

 

Johnnie was born on July 27, 1936 in Cherokee, Kansas to John and Rosalie (Indahar) Caresio.  He attended school in Cherokee until age ten; the family then moved to Coffeyville where he went to school at Holy Name Catholic School and Field Kindley Memorial High School where he graduated. 

 

Johnnie proudly served his country in the United State Navy.  After receiving his honorable discharge he returned home and together with his father and uncle owned and operated Caresio Brothers Beverage Distribution. 

 

On June 17, 1961 he married the love of his life, Helen White in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children.  Helen preceded him in death on February 2, 2009. 

 

Johnnie was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Coffeyville V.F.W. Post 1022 and Coffeyville American Legion Post 20.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing and woodworking.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family. 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, John Caresio of Wichita, Kansas, Pete Caresio of Coffeyville, Kansas, Joni Giesen and husband, Rich of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sister, Dorothy Long and husband Charlie of Queen Creek, Arizona. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rosalie Caresio; loving wife, Helen Caresio and a sister, Joan Wells. 

 

The Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville prior to the funeral service.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.

 

In honor of Johnnie the family encourages everybody to wear pink or bright colors in true Johnnie fashion.

 

Friends may call on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School; 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.

 

Phyliss June Ralston

Phyllis June Ralston passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Chanute, Kansas.

 

 

June was born July 17, 1945 in Parsons, Kansas, the daughter of Oscar Loren and Phyllis E. (Kendall) Williams. She attended Parsons High School. She moved to Coffeyville in 1968 and worked at Walmart, Elmores IGA and Kanoma Coop, retiring in 2008 to care for her husband. She was active in the Montgomery County Democratic Party, serving as a precinct chairperson. She loved bowling and playing golf, but most important she loved her family and enjoyed spending every possible minute with them.

 

 

On March 10, 1967, she married Billy R. Pugh in Miami, Oklahoma, and they were later divorced. She married Bill Ralston on March 11, 1985, and he preceded her in death in 2013.

 

 

She is survived by three children, Kelli Williams of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Lisa Barrager of Coffeyville, Kansas, David Pugh and wife Pam of Moran, Kansas; five step-children, Victor Ralston and wife Diane of Englewood, Ohio, Rhonda Cramer, Shelly Perez and husband Martin, Shawn Ralston, all of Parsons, Kansas and Wesley Ralston of Cherryvale, Kansas; seventeen grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren and one sister, Wanda Simmons of Alluwe, Oklahoma.

 

 

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Bransford of Wichita, Kansas and Rose Ward of St. Paul, Kansas.

 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Robbins Cemetery, County Road 1675 west of Coffeyville.  Reverend Kelley Becker will officiate.

 

 

Friends may sign the guest register from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

 

 

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

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