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Obituaries Archives for 2021-05

Ronald Ray Rooks

Ronald Ray Rooks, 65, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


He was born on November 18, 1955 at Coffeyville to Harris and Virginia (DeLaughder) Rooks. Ron’s dad died in a work accident three months before he was born. Ron grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School.


When Ron was young he became interested in law enforcement, which led him to complete the requirements and attend the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center at Hutchinson, Kansas. After graduating he worked for the Montgomery County Sheriff Department.

On June 27, 1992 he married the love of his life Jacqueline McCoy at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they moved to Eureka, Kansas where Ron served as Chief of Police, they later moved to Council Grove, Kansas where he was Chief of Police. They later returned to Coffeyville when Ron accepted a position with the Montgomery County Sheriff Department. Ron retired from the Sheriff Department after many years of service and accepted a position with the City of Caney as Assistant Chief of Police where he worked several years until retiring due to his health.


Ron grew up attending the church of Christ in Coffeyville. He was a member of the Kansas Police Officers Association. He loved serving the people in the communities he served and was always trying to help others.

Survivors include his wife, Jacque of the home; his children, Joey, Damon, John David, Robbie, Jesse, Jenny, Randy, Kitra, and Cody; his sister, Melissa (Jesse) Jones; sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren and numerous Brothers in Blue.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harris Rooks; his mother and step-father, Virginia and Clyde Waltrip; and brother, Kenneth Rooks.


Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at the Coffeyville church of Christ. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call on Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorials are suggested to Age to Age Kindergarten at Windsor Place or a Law Enforcement Memorial for Montgomery County that is being  established ; 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.


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

Charles F. Weber

Charles F. Weber, age 79, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Windsor Place Nursing Home. 


Charles was born on July 26, 1941 in Kingman, Kansas to Harlan and Barbara (Specht) Weber. When he was young his family moved to Wichita, Kansas.  He attended school in the Rose Hill, Kansas area graduating from Rose Hill High School.


Charles worked as a machinist for the aviation industry.  He lived in Wichita, Kansas and Colorado before moving to Coffeyville.  He enjoyed being a cowboy and enjoyed participating in cowboy reenactments. 


Surviving to honor his memory are his children, Elaine Moore and husband, Harlan of Wichita, Kansas, Rene Decker and husband, Chris of Coffeyville, Kansas, Kevin Torano of Natasha; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; siblings, Kathy Greer, Mary Neel and Monty Weber along with several nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Barbara Weber and by a brother, Lee Weber. 


Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  No public services are scheduled at this time.  To leave a message for the family online, visit


Rick D. Walker

Rick D. Walker, age 69, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at his home.


Rick was born on July 23, 1951 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Merle and Irene (Holderbaum) Walker.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.


On September 3, 1976 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marianna Bowman in Coffeyville, Kansas where the couple made their home and raised their children.  Rick worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 30+ years.  He also owned and operated Colortrax video store alongside his wife.


 Rick was a master of any given hobby he had.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing, building and flying model airplanes, making ink pens, playing guitar and banjo.  He was also a collector of many things and lots of stuff.  He enjoyed going to auctions and spending time outside with his grandchildren.  Most of all he loved the time he spent with Marianna and his family. 


Surviving to honor his memory are his children, Rickey Walker and fiancé Jennifer Meredith of Coffeyville, Kansas, Dustin Walker and wife, Elizabeth of Pittsburg, Kansas, Tracy Yandell of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Malorie, Taylor and Beckett Walker, Bailey and Drake Walker, Selena Rhianna and Nicholas Jordan; brothers, Jim Walker of Claremore, Oklahoma, Bob Walker and wife, Brenda of Gulfport, Mississippi; sister in law, Rebecca Monday and husband, Tony of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Irene Walker; loving wife, Marianna Walker and brother-in-law Heath Vaughn. 


Following Rick's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate.


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Ashley Nichole Castorena

A loving mother of two beautiful daughters, a daughter of heartbroken parents, and a friend to many passed away on May 22, 2021 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City after complications from her heart transplant.   


Ashley Nichole Castorena was born in Coffeyville on September 13, 1984 to O C Castorena and Tracie (Coffey) Lowe. She was raised in Coffeyville and Independence attending school in Coffeyville until 1997 where she began going to Independence. She graduated from Independence High School and then continued her education at Independence Community College. She began working at Kmart and then she began working for Walmart in 2003. She worked for Walmart until her health declined after dedicating 12 years of service. In 2017 Ashley became so ill she was told she wouldn’t leave the hospital if she didn’t receive a heart transplant. On September 1, 2018 she was gifted a new heart that has given almost 3 more years of memories with her family. Ashley loved doing arts and crafts and scrolling through millions of pins on Pinterest. She liked to paint, draw, scrapbook, and create treasures from Dollar Tree finds. Ashley was brutally honest, she just told it how it was but that is also what made her such a loyal friend. She helped whoever needed it and was overall just a happy person. She enjoyed being outdoors, Ashley loved camping and fishing but above all this she loved her family and her friends.


Ashley’s memories will live on with her father, O C Castorena and his companion Erin Trimble, her mother Tracie and Charles D Lowe Jr., fiancé Lance Ivie, daughters Memory and Annaley Wilson, son Quincy Jones, sister Alyssa Rogers her husband Dee, step-brother Steven Trimble his wife Starla, maternal grandfather Gary Coffey, as she considered them father-in-law Dennis Ivie and mother-in-law Carolyn Ivie, and niece and nephew Aria and Drake Rogers.


She now rests with her paternal grandparents; Octavian and Mickey Castorena, maternal grandmother Carolyn Coffey, and niece Serenity Castorena.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 2:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Visitation will be held the evening before on May 27, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm also at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to LifeShare of Oklahoma so that maybe someone in need of a transplant will have the same gift Ashley was blessed with. Those gifts 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


Harold Lewis Tetrick

Harold Lewis Tetrick, Master Gunnery Sergeant US Marine Corp (ret) was born on February 4, 1928 to Lester and Mayme (Green) Tetrick in Independence, Kansas, and died in LaPorte, Texas on May 19, 2021. His school years were spent in Independence, Kansas with this bother Glenn Tetrick, and sisters Rosalee (Tetrick) McConnell and Marge (Tetrick) Rodrick. Following graduation from Independence HS, he joined the USMC, beginning a thirty-three-year service to his country, retiring at the highest ranking possible for an enlisted Marine. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and subsequently the Pentagon, in support of the USMC’s legal services operations. Early in his career, he met his first wife Joan Gobel, a rare woman Marine, who left the Corp at the birth of their daughter, Terry (Tetrick) Nelson. Harold was a strong supporter of women’s issues in the USMC, promoting the role of women in the ranks and pushing reform to avoid separation of spouses jointly serving their country.


Following retirement from the USMC, he moved with his wife to Margate, Florida to help reorganize and manage a school for court reporters.  He was quickly recognized for “turning things around,” and was hired by Broward County, Florida to help with a variety of legal service issues. As a bailiff in County Court, he often pronounced the jury’s declaration of guilt or innocence to the Court.

After the death of his first wife, Harold become reacquainted with a widowed Independence HS classmate at their 50th reunion. He and Ellie Lewis were married in 2000 and the couple relocated to her home in Texas. Harold spent the next years of his life once again in service to others. He had many volunteer positions at Main South Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas, including driving the church bus that picked up seniors for Sunday services, Bible Study, and the Joy Club. He was also active in the Alzheimer’s organization and other civic activities. Ellie died in 2014, and as the family would say, “Harold had two great wives, and Terry had two great mothers and friends.”


In addition to Joan and Ellie, Harold was preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Terry Nelson and his granddaughter, Lauren Nelson, both of Illinois, and his younger brother Glenn of Louisiana, as well as many nephews, nieces and their extended families.  Terry lost her father and best friend. The extended family lost a beloved uncle who ironed his jeans, and loved his family, friends and country with the same motto:  always faithful-Semper Fi!


Services will be 11:00 a.m., graveside at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas on Thursday, May 27, 2021 under the direction of Webb & Rodrick Chapel. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. To leave a special message for the family please visit

James Ross


James Allen (Jim) Ross, beloved husband, dad, PaPa, and substitute father for many, went to be with his Lord, Jesus, on January 17th. The Lord allowed him to “grace us with his presence” for 77 years.


Jim was born in Coffeyville, Kansas where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Kay Marion Casida. Their marriage was obviously foreordained by God, for years later they found out they were in the same kindergarten class. Thank goodness  Kay never knew about all of his junior high pranks and antics.


Jim graduated from Coffeyville Junior College, where he was a proud member of the 1962 Junior College National Championship Basketball Team. After completing his chemical engineering degree at University of Tulsa, he went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company. His career with Phillips took him many places. Over Jim’s 37 year career, he gained the respect of his staff and teams because he always put them first, would stop and listen, and was able to share his love for God, family, and life. 


Upon retirement, Jim used his people skills organizing and leading mission trips to Uganda, Africa where he was a part of building churches and a school, as well as improving farming practices. The years spent evaluating and executing business plans served him and the kingdom of God well. His Ugandan family lovingly refers to him as Papa Jim. 


Jim loved his family well, and we were guaranteed to be taken care of when he was around. He always knew the status of our airline flights, and if he saw we were going to miss a connection we would find rental cars and hotel rooms waiting for us when we landed. He also had an uncanny ability to remember the layout of every airport he had passed through and would give us directions in great detail so we wouldn’t get lost, miss a train or fail to find an ice cream cone.


We will miss his funny texts, his sports analysis, and his perfectly placed Christmas lights. His four grandchildren will miss his donut runs, jokes, and “Papa pancakes”. Most of all, we will miss his heartfelt prayers and wise counsel.


Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at 1pm with Pastor Gary Stevens officiating under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  To leave a message of condolence visit

Gerald D. Bullock

Gerald D. Bullock age 86, of Wann, Oklahoma passed away May 6, 2021 at home with his wife at his side.


Gerald was born on January 31, 1935 to Rhuben Clinton and Martha Ann (Murphy) Bullock in Nowata, Oklahoma.  As a young man he served his country as a soldier of the US Army; he received his honorable discharge on September 24, 1957.


On April 10, 1956 Gerald married the love of his life, Shirley Hoffman together they just celebrated 65 years of marriage. Gerald operated several service stations in the area before his 10 years of employment with Funk's Manufacturing now known as John Deere where he retired.


Cherished memories will live on through his wife, Shirley of the home; half-brother, Harold Dean Bullock of San Jose, CA; cousins Keneth Hewitt, June Hick, Margie Baker, Carolyn Hill, Bobbie Billips, Shirley Lawson; caregivers, Patrick Holden and Richard Knight; his dogs, Blacky and Whitey.


Graveside Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Fairview Veterans Memorial Patio, 2400 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville with Pastor Eldon Myers officiating.  Friends are welcome to stop by Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337 and sign the register Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1pm to 5pm.   The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of Animals or Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online message of condolence or to share a memory visit

Kimberlee A. Harp

 Kimberlee A. Harp, 61, of Coffeyville, passed away Wednesday May 5th 2021.


Kim was born June 16, 1959 in Fremont, Michigan, to the late Charles and Marjory (Roberts) Pontious.


She married Norman Harp on March 18, 1989 and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2004.


Kim is survived by her sons Matthew (Megan) Harp of Owasso, OK and Brennan (Kristi) Harp of Dearing, KS; her daughter Darci (Rick) Self of Owasso, OK, and son Michael (Megan) Harp of Dewey, OK; 10 grandchildren: Ethan and Lauryn Merritt, Collier, Caroline, Claire, Kaydance, Benson and Nora Harp, Jace Witwer and Owen Hestand. Kim is also survived by her sisters Hollie (William) Ricards and Tracey (Michael) Krauss, her brothers Todd (Carol) Pontious and Hal (Shirley) Jankusky; In-laws Reverand Thomas (Carol) Harp of Tampa, FL., Kathy (Chuck) Sorensen of Iowa and Nancy (David) Smith of Pea Ridge, AR. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.


Kim was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville.


Kim taught special education for 39 years from 1981 – 2019 for Tri-County Special Education Co-op 607. Kim’s passion was working with children with disabilities.


Kim graduated from Grant high-school in 1977. She attended Central Michigan University and graduated with a bachelor degree of science and education. She graduated with her Masters degree in Special Education from Pittsburgh State University in 1995. Kim was awarded Regional Special Education Teacher of the Year and Special Education Teacher of the Year in Kansas in 2011. Educator of the year by the Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce 2002-2003. She was active in scouting with her sons and a member of the Coffeyville youth council.


The family will receive friends on Monday May 10th from 6pm-8pm at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville Kansas.

Connie Oller-Striplin

Connie Oller-Striplin (79) of Coffeyville, Kansas passed on May 3, 2021 surrounded by her family.


Born in Morrisonville, IL Connie was raised in Litchfield where she graduated from Litchfield High School in 1960. After high-school Connie earned her beautician license, often spoke about her time working at Franklin Life Insurance, had a small baking business, along with other jobs. An avid outdoorsman, she loved to camp, fish, and boat. Connie loved riding motorcycles, cheered her son at motocross races, and was den mother of a boy scouts troop in Springfield.


Connie is preceded in death by her husband Gerald Striplin, parents Floyd and Cynthia Oller, brother Floyd Oller, son Joey Worley and two granddaughters Caitlynn and Olivia Watkins.


She is survived by her children, Gary Jones (Stacy) of Harleton, TX; Angie (Jason) Kendrick, of Coffeyville, KS; Jay Striplin of Dallas, TX; Allen (Marcie) Striplin of Yuma, AZ; Marsha Watkins of Jesup, GA; Sister Sharon Oller, Longview, TX. She is also survived by her grand-children: Alex Glasscock, Alicia Jones, Sudee Jones, Cailyn Skelton, John Garrett, Lance Striplin, Amber Kendrick, Erin Kendrick, Krystle Churchill, Kody Striplin, Kameron Striplin, Mariah Striplin, Leila Striplin, Brittany Watkins, Madison Watkins and 12 great-grandchildren.


Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm May 15,2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Cancer Society and they may be sent in care of the Chapel. To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit



Gerald David

Gerald David, 97, beloved Father and Grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on May 2, 2021. He entered this world on February 29, 1924 in Delaware, OK, born to Floyd and Edna David. He is survived by his son Dr. Michael David (Terri); daughter Suzanne David; daughter Diane DeVore (Paul); granddaughter Suzanne Gann; granddaughter Carrie Dees (Darrell); grandson Dr. Ryan David (Margorie); granddaughter Tara Traylor, granddaughter Kelly Glasgow (Grant); grandson Joshua David (Lora), grandson Stewart DeVore (Allison); granddaughter Emily Carpenter (Tyson); grandson Aaron David (Toni); and grandson Chad DeVore; 20 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.




Gerald graduated from Cedar Vale High School and moved with his parents to Coffeyville, KS in 1942. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1943 during World War II and proudly served as a First-Class Petty Officer (Motor Machinist's Mate) on LST-793. Upon returning from the war, he graduated from Kansas City School of Watchmaking in 1948 and worked as a jeweler and watch repairman for nearly 60 years. Gerald took a job with Sinclair Pipeline Company (ARCO) in 1952 and became Supervisor of Engineering Administration before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Independence, KS. Gerald was also a member of the Independence Mirza Shrine Temple, and made numerous trips transferring children to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, MO. He spent the last ten years of his life in Florida. Gerald also enjoyed fishing, traveling and desserts.




Mr. David was preceded in death by his father, Floyd and mother, Edna of Coffeyville, KS, three brothers, Harold, Ken, and Keith David, and one sister, Pat Davies.




There will be a 'Celebration of Life' Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS, inurnment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made payable to The Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online message of condolence or to share a memory please visit


Edwin Walter Beeson

Edwin Walter Beeson of Edna, Kansas passed from this life April 30, 2021.


Edwin was born to Charles and Elizabeth (Barber) Beeson on November 16, 1920. Mr. Beeson graduated from Edna high school in 1940. He served in the United States Army from 1942 through 1946 when he was honorably discharged. Mr. Beeson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Edna Kansas for more than 70 years.


On January 7, 1950 he married Fannie Genevie Holt in Lowell Arkansas. From that marriage two children were born Walter Lee Beeson surviving at the home and Elizabeth Ann Beeson (deceased). Fannie proceeded him in death on October 26, 1963.


On September 16, 1973 Mr. Beeson married Beulah (Hittle) Cole in Montville Connecticut. Beulah proceeded him in death on September 4, 1996. During their marriage they enjoyed traveling and saw all 48 continental states. Upon their marriage Beulah’s children welcomed him into their family. Jack Cole deceased, Donna Patterson deceased, and surviving Reta Crum.


Edwin was also preceded in death by seven siblings Opal, Alma, Ruth, Lloyd, Harold, Kenneth and Myrl.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Edna First Baptist Church at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery in Angola. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Edna First Baptist Church or to the Edna Public Library 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


Roger C. James

Roger C. James, age 53, of Lenapah, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Roger was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on December 5, 1967 to Randolph and Connie James.  They moved to Lenapah in 1972.  Roger attended Lenapah schools and graduated from Lenapah High School class of 1986.  He went on to attend NEO College for several years.

In 1987 he started working at Wal-Mart in Coffeyville, Kansas where he met his “baby”, Vicki Klingsick in 1989.  Roger and Vicki were married in 1990 and had their first son in 1991, Chance James.  In 1994 they had their second son, Alex James.  Roger and Vicki were married for 30 wonderful, love filled years.  Roger spent 33 dedicated years of service at Wal-Mart and had recently retired in October of 2020.


Roger was a role model and testament to what a husband, father, papa, uncle and brother should be, and if you knew Roger, you knew he was the unofficial “Mayor” of Lenapah.  He loved being outside working with his hands.  He loved junking and working on cars and fixing things.  He loved mowing with his “baby boy” grandson, Jensen.  When he wasn’t doing that he was napping with his “chunkers” grandson, Christian.  He also loved spoiling his sweetness. He enjoyed watching sci-fi action or superhero movies with his boys.  When he was outside you would find him with his friends.  He loved nerding out with his boys and was not ashamed of it.  He loved teaching, helping others, and did not ask for anything in return.


Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Vicki of the home; his sons, Chance James and Alex James; daughter in law, Chelsea James; two grandsons, Jensen and Christian James all of Lenapah, Oklahoma; two younger sisters, Melinda James of Lenapah, Oklahoma, Kim Copeland of Neosho, Missouri; three older siblings, Sam, Billie and Betty; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many close friends.


Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Randolph and Connie James and by his Grandpa and Grandma Still.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oklahoma Union High School Gym.  Pastor Shannon Dozier and Pastor Judy Mustain will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Lenapah, Oklahoma.


Family will greet friends the evening of Friday, May 7, 2021 from 6 pm until 8 pm at the LifePoint Church, 502 E. 6th St. in Coffeyville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lenapah Fire Department; 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.


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Karen Sue Bromley

Karen Sue Bromley, 82, of Coffeyville, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.


She was born on January 2, 1939 in Coffeyville to Earl and Ella Louise (Cole) Fisher. Karen grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School.


When she was younger Karen worked at Sycamore Grill where she met her future husband, Jack Bromley.


On September 27, 1955 she married Jack M. Bromley at Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their children, Sheri, Michael, Scott and Shawn. As her children got older Karen returned to work at Medicalodge and Windsor Place. Jack preceded her in death in 2016.


Karen loved going on rides with Jack and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Survivors include one daughter, Sheri Bromley of Coffeyville; three sons, Michael Bromley, Scott Bromley and Shawn Bromley all of Coffeyville; one brother, Gary Fisher of Coffeyville; niece, Debbie Shaw of Wichita; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ella Fisher; her husband, Jack Bromley; one daughter, Kari Bromley-Hannah; and one sister, Barbara Kay Murry.


Friends may sign the register book on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Following Karen’s wishes cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.


The family suggests memorials to Kindred Hospice; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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Dean Ellis DeRaad

Dean Ellis DeRaad, 88, of Coffeyville passed away, Monday, April 26, 2021 at his home.


He was born on July 13, 1932 at Seney Iowa to Alfred Victor and Virla Elizabeth (Cook) DeRaad. Dean grew up and attended grade school in Seney, Iowa, and graduated from Union Consolidated High School in LeMars, Iowa in 1951.


He entered the U.S. Army in July 1957 and was honorably discharged in July 1963.


On November 11, 1959 he married Peggy Lou Trask. Following their marriage they made their home in the Coffeyville, Kansas area.

Dean worked at Hoseney’s Dressed Beef and at a Grocery Store as a Meat Market Manager for 25 years. He also worked for Jencast Foundry for five years when he retired. After retiring he worked at Wal-Mart for two years and later at Green Thumb.


Survivors include one son, Lonnie DeRaad and wife, Bonnie of Dearing, Kansas; two daughters, Deborah Hastler and Pattie Jo Blanchard both of Sioux City, Iowa; one granddaughter, Amanda Long and husband Rickie, two great-grandchildren, Bryce Long and Emily Long all of Coffeyville and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Iowa.



He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Peggy; and one son Steven DeRaad.


Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.


Friends may call on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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Michael E. Prather

Michael E. Prather, 59, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


He was born on October 15, 1961 at Coffeyville to Ronald and Margie (Foster) Rowe. Michael grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

Michael was a mechanic and enjoyed working on cars, trucks, and motorcycles. He enjoyed going to drag races, and cheering on his nephew Kyle’s children competing in sports.


He was a organ donor recipient and returned the gift by being a donor.


Survivors include two sons, Michael Prather of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Cody Prather of Coffeyville; and two sisters, Debbie (Steve) Gillham of Coffeyville, and Ronda Rowe of Coffeyville.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Margie Rowe.


The family will have a memorial graveside serve on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with his cousin, Pastor Kevin O’Connor officiating.


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

Jimmy Duane Cron

One of the biggest Beatles fanatic and a proud Army veteran of the Vietnam War passed from this life on April 30, 2021 at his home with his family at his side.                                                                                             


Born the only brother to five sisters in Sterling, Kansas to Vernon and Patty (Worth) Cron, Jimmy Duane Cron was welcomed on August 3, 1948. Jimmy was raised in Lyons until the family moved to Hutchinson where he started school, then moving to Wichita, and finally landing in Caney where he graduated with the class of 1966. Jimmy began working at Consumers Market where he became a favorite of many customers, always polite and respectful and he could sack groceries like nobody's business. He then joined the United States Army where he proudly served during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged he returned home to Caney and enrolled in classes at Coffeyville Community College. Jimmy worked some odd jobs at Spears, the box factory, and for local contractors as a painter. Jimmy loved music, camping, the lake, old black and white movies, MASH, Gunsmoke, fishing, and writing poetry. He was funny, respectful, kind, and even as an adult he would finish a meal by kissing his mom on the forehead and thanking her for preparing it. Being the only boy with all of those sisters you could bet there was teasing and pranks pulled but he would go down fighting for his family. Jimmy was a saved member of the Tyro Christian Church where he faithfully attended until his health made it impossible to attend. His mornings started with the raising of the flag followed by a salute and he took it down each evening and folded it up right, he loved his country which he bravely served.                                     


Jimmy's memories will live on with his mother Patty Cron of Caney, his sisters; Judy Kok her husband Ed of Caney, Janice Cron of Caney, Jean Cron of Caney, Jonita Biggerstaff of Coffeyville, and Julie Hester of Coffeyville, several nieces, nephews, and greats.                                                                                                    


 He now rests with his dad Vernon and grandparents; Bill and Mabel Cron, Lola (Worth) Kent, and Fernon Worth.   


Graveside memorial services will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, at 2:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Tyro Christian Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and they may be sent in care of Potts Chapel of Caney 107 N State Street Caney, KS 67333. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit



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