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Obituaries Archives for 2021-08

Lynn Jay Carson

Lynn Jay Carson, age 79, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2021 at CRMC. 

Lynn was born on June 15, 1942 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Lawrence "Kit" and Velma (Hurt) Carson.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Longfellow Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  Lynn went on to further his education at Coffeyville Community College where he earned his Associates Degree. 

On June 21, 1963 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marie M. Starrett at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  The couple had two children, Troy and Tracy that they raised in Coffeyville. 

In January or 1963 Lynn began working at Funk Manufacturing that later became John Deere Coffeyville Works.  He earned the title of Superintendent and retired after 38 years of service in 2001. 

Lynn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  He loved attending church and had previously served as a Sunday school teacher.  He was also a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F & A.M.  He served multiple times as a Masonic Grand Lodge Officer.  He was a member of the Mirza Shrine in Pittsburg, Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star and Order of the White Shrine. 

Lynn had many hobbies which included the Coffeyville Shooters Club, golfing, bowling, playing tennis, long distance running, cross country cycling, downhill skiing, dancing, flying airplanes and flying R/C model airplanes, woodworking, metal work in his machine shop, donated his time to countless Cherokee NAFI events and gatherings.  Throughout the years Lynn would collect different items, some of those items were knives, coins, trains and yo-yo's.  He was also an animal lover. 

Surviving to honor his memory is his loving wife, Marie Carson of the home; children, Troy Carson and wife, Robin of Pittsburg, Kansas, Tracy Carson-Duke of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Zack Wood, Alex Carson, Sabrina Duke, Sheldon Duke, Skyler Duke and Squire Duke; great grandchildren, Zarrah, Ace, Aspyn and Starr Wood; sister, Berlene Mohler of Humboldt, Kansas; brother-in-law, Larry Starrett and wife, Lisa of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives and friends.  Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence "Kit" and Velma Carson; sister-in-law, Pauline Starrett-Maxson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p. m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Dick Smith will officiate.  Masonic Rites will be provided by the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 of Coffeyville.  Eastern Star Rites will be provided by the Independence Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Following Lynn's wishes, cremation will take place following the service and a private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville.  The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Coffeyville or to the Shriners Hospital for Children; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

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

Donnie A. "Papa" Alderman

Donnie A. “Papa” Alderman, 79, was called home to Heaven on Thursday, August 26, 2021.  He passed from this life peacefully surrounded by his wife and children in the Coffeyville Regional Memorial Hospital.

Papa was born on December 31, 1941, in Coffeyville to Emery Alderman and Mildred Mooneyham. He grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

On September 6, 1958, he married the love of his life, Carmen Jo Wright at Miami, Oklahoma. They made their home in Coffeyville until moving to Odessa, Texas where they lived for six years before returning to Coffeyville in 1966 where they raised their three children, Patti, Howard, and Tommy.

Don was Maintenance Superintendent at Funk Mfg. (now John Deere Coffeyville Works) for 35 years until retiring in December 2000. In his younger years, he delivered donuts for Goldies Pie Shop, caddied at the golf course, stacked pins at the bowling alley, drove a 7-up truck, worked at Pinkies Liquor store, was a mechanic at Wright’s Auto Repair, and a machinist at Jensen’s.

Papa first met Jesus and became filled with the Holy Spirit at the Church of Acts in Coffeyville in the early 1980’s, under Brother Dan and Sister Pat Hargis.  Later he was a member of the Tyro Christian Church. Don enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, barbequing and smoking the best meats anyone ever tasted, camping in Colorado and Arizona, and traveling with his beautiful wife.  But his greatest joy was hosting October bonfires and hayrides, summer barbeques and swimming parties, Fourth of July extravaganzas, and huge Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and feasts, all attended by his family and extended family. To Papa there were no strangers at the Alderman home…all were welcome and all were family.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen Jo of the home; his children, Patti Jo and Mike Gillihan of Illinois, Howard Allen and Daniece of Illinois and Tommy DeWayne of Coffeyville; one sister, Vickie Edington and husband, Mike of Elk City, Kansas, six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and many extended grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services celebrating Don’s life will be on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas with David Bycroft and Brian Ingalls officiating. Burial will follow in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

Friends may call on Tuesday, August 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society; 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

Shirley Jean Rollins

Shirley Jean Rollins passed away peacefully after a long illness at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 91.

Shirley was born during the Great Depression on July 10, 1930, to James and Florence Ray in Denver, Colorado. After several family relocations, she graduated from high school in Independence, Kansas.

In May, 1948, Shirley married Kenneth R Ferrell in Independence, where she lived until their divorce in 1963. The marriage resulted in 3 children: Thomas Ferrell of Berkeley, California; Timothy Ferrell of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Mary Jane Brooks of Topeka, Kansas.

On November 6, 1964, she married Archie Rollins of Elk City, Kansas, and gained four children from Archie’s marriage to the late Ruth Vaughn, who passed away on February 22, 1964: Archie Rollins Jr.; Mary Gay Cowan of Caney, KS; Pat Tackett of Carl Junction, MO, and Karen Deal of Caney. Archie Rollins Jr. passed away in California on April 2, 1971.

Archie and Shirley lived in Elk City, before moving in 1966 to Caney, KS, where she owned and operated a beauty shop, and where Archie operated a Standard Oil Co distributorship. She also worked at Kopco for a time, and when Archie became ill, Shirley and the children continued the Standard Oil operation.

In 1981, the couple moved to Weslaco, Texas, where they managed the Leisure World mobile home park until Archie’s death in 1984. Shirley remained in Texas working at various jobs until she was able to return to managing Leisure World for a number of years. Her failing health resulted in her return to the Caney/Coffeyville area in 2010.

In Weslaco, Shirley was a member of the Weslaco Christian Church and the Red Hat Society. She loved camping, cooking, singing, playing Bingo, and especially playing cards with friends.

Shirley is survived by six children, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grand children, six great-great-grandchildren, and her sister Kay Harlan of Prescott, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Rollins, her parents James and Florence Ray, her brother James Ray Jr., and her son Archie Rollins Jr.

Services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City, Kansas with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating..

Friends may call on Monday, August 30th 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 Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials in Shirley’s memorial to the Cornerstone Church of Caney Children’s Ministry; 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.

Carol Marie (Jamison) Brooke

Carol Marie (Jamison) Brooker passed away August 25, 2021.  She was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, on May 10, 1929 to Theodore Black Jamison and Madge Bessie (Cary) Jamison.

She was a graduate of Field Kindley High School, Class of 1948, and Coffeyville Community College, in 1950.

She married Bill Brooker on June 17, 1955 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  Bill passed away in 2012. 

She was employed by the City of Coffeyville – City Clerk’s Office and City Treasurer until she retired after 40 years of service.

She was a member of First Christian Church and spent her final years in Ft. Scott, Kansas, at Country Place Senior Living.

Her survivors include one daughter, Carol Lee Hallum (David), of Reed Springs, Missouri, two granddaughters, Mary Jeanetta Oetting and Megin Lee Hurst, three great-grandchildren, Kris Oetting, Jonathan Oetting, and Rebbecca (Brad) White, and several great-great grandchildren.  She will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Shirley Wells and Norma Moore, and one brother, Theodore Jamison.

The service will be Saturday, August 28, at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church, Coffeyville with Pastor Lee Passwater officiating..   Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Due to health concerns, please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. 

Friends may sign the register book on Friday, August 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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

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

Jennalee "Skipper" (Spray) O'Conner

On Sunday August 22, 2021, Jennalee “Skipper” (Spray) O’Conner a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully in Coffeyville, Kansas at the age of 102.

 

Skipper was born on February 1, 1919, in Coodys Bluff, Oklahoma in rural Nowata County to Fred and Claudia Spray.

 

On January 5, 1939, she married William “Bill” E. O’Conner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After 65 eventful years of marriage, her husband preceded her in death in 2004.  During World War II, while Bill served in the Army, she worked making prisoner of war uniforms in Louisiana and at the Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas.  After some years as a homemaker raising children, she went to work at Automotive Control known as ACC in Independence, Kansas where she retired after more than twenty years of service.

 

After the death of her husband and losing her home in the 2007 flood, she became the resident of the Assisted Living at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, in 2019 she moved to Windsor Place on west first where she resided at the time of her passing.

 

Skipper will always be remembered by her sweet disposition, loving smile and cherished most by her two sons, William E. “Bill” O’Conner, Jr. (spouse Cynthia) of Washington, D.C., Dan O’Conner of Coffeyville; three grandchildren, Holly Strong, Casey O’Conner both of Dallas, Texas, and William E. O’Conner IV of Washington, D.C.; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 10am at Fairview Cemetery, 2400 Woodland, Coffeyville, Kansas.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 2 to 4 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

Edna Leona White

 

Edna Leona White age 81 of Coffeyville passed away on August 22, 2021 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, KS.

 

Leona was born December 4, 1939 in Phoenix, AZ to Charles and Leila (Mooney) Bullard. The family made their home in Welch, OK where Leona attended and graduated from local schools. After high school she met Melvin Loveless and the couple united in marriage. To this union they were blessed with three daughters and a son before later divorcing. She was later married to Russell White who preceded her in death. Leona was a talented seamstress, making many of her children's clothes, wedding dresses, prom dresses, and of course repairing anything that needed mending. She also enjoyed quilting, she has gifted countless quilts to family and friends. Leona probably knew where every thrift store in the United States was located and she could spot a garage sale sign from miles away, she called it “junkin” and she had an absolute passion for it. Her vegetable garden was something she took pride in, growing seeds into something that she could feed family with just showed the love she had for them. You never had to wonder what was on Leona’s mind, that is what made her such a loyal friend she had her belief and would tell you about it. Family meant everything to her and she meant everything to them.

 

Leona’s memories will live on with her children; Charlene Walker her husband Brent of Summersville, WV, Shelia Tice her husband Todd of Middleburry, IN, Phil Loveless his wife Marsha of Independence, KS, and Kelli Brogdon her husband Mike of Nowata, OK, brothers; Don, Tom, and Randy Bullard, sisters; Ann Walker and Francis Wallace, grandchildren; Clint Nielson his wife Tanya, Russell Nielson, Vivian Powell her husband Andy, Megan Strebin her husband Andrew, Tyler Tice, Jacob Loveless his wife Bobbie, Blake Loveless, Matthew Brogdon, Erika Brogdon, and Michelle Mencias, and a herd of great-grandchildren.

 

She now rests with her parents and her brother Rocky Bullard.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the First Assembly of God Church at 10:00am with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Lenora Gowen

 

Lenora Gowen age 98 of Coffeyville, passed away August 21, 2021 at the home of her great-granddaughter in Broken Arrow, OK. 

 

Lenora was born in Stroud, OK on July 14, 1923 to John and Eva (Jackson) Harvey. She was raised in Nowata and attended local schools. On December 24, 1941 she married Claude Brown Gowen. To this union the couple was blessed with a daughter. During the war, Lenora worked in the laundry for the Army and also helped with any seamstress work that needed done. Lenora took care of the needs of the home, she enjoyed sewing, traveling, daily Bible readings, time at Grand Lake, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren. Lenora was a very faithful and active member at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church where she volunteered many years in the nursery. She lived her life by the Bible, she had a heart of gold and was always giving to those less fortunate than herself. Lenora was a bit stubborn but had a great sense of humor. 

 

Lenora’s memories will live on with her grandchildren, Lori Bryant and Sandra Wintjen, great-grandchildren; Angelica Lara, Lorelei Wiles, Kelli Egermeier, James McGee, Cody Wintjen and Ivy Wintjen, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. 

She now rests with her parents, her husband Claude, her daughter Patricia McGee and geart-great-grandson Declan Wintjen. 

 

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 1:00pm at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Susan G Komen 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   

Dora Mae Fuller

Heaven’s newest angel arrived on August 19, 2021, when Dora Mae Fuller left to fill a position of the highest calling. While on earth, Dora Mae had many duties, including wife, mother, sister, coworker, dear friend to many, and grandmother.

 

Born Dora Mae Wyckoff in Nowata, Oklahoma, to William and Jewell (Collier) Wyckoff on December 26, 1951, Dora was the youngest of five. She attended Lenapah Public Schools, where she met her husband, Earl Fuller and were married on June 8th, 1973.

 

Dora Mae and Earl settled down in Lenapah, Oklahoma, before bringing 5 kids into the world and relocating to South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. She worked several jobs in her life, with her longest stint being with Funk Manufacturing, which later became John Deere, where she retired in February of 2020 with over 35 years of service. After retirement, she had more time for her most enjoyable pastime, her twelve grandkids, where she received her new name, Gaga. Dora Mae loved spoiling her kids and grandkids. She also loved watching sports, reading, keeping QVC in business, and visiting with friends and family.

 

Dora Mae was preceded in death by her mom and dad, William “Bill” and Jewell Wyckoff, her brother Sonny Wyckoff, her sisters Sharon Turney and Barbara McKellip, husband Earl Fuller, son Kristopher Lynn Fuller, and grandson Wyatt Cody Smith.

 

She is survived by her sister Joyce Cahill of Centennial, Colorado, son Shane (Julie) Fuller of Chanute, Dane (Lauren) Fuller of South Coffeyville, and daughters Chelsey (Brian) Knisely of Edna, and Dawn (Heath) Smith of Caney, and her grandkids, Danica and Brice Knisley of Coffeyville, Raquel and Rebel Smith of Caney, Kane, Jaxon, and Adalyn Fuller of South Coffeyville, and Layla, Fox, and Tre Fuller of Chanute.

 

 

Aside from her biological children, Dora Mae loved the friends of her children as well. She always made sure that everyone was fed, no matter how large the crowd, and never let anyone leave without a hug, or at least a smile.

 

Services for Dora Mae will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 1pm at Tyro Christian Church. A visitation will take place on Friday the 3rd, from 6-8 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Dora Mae will be laid to rest next to her husband at Mount Washington cemetery in Lenapah, Oklahoma. The service will be streamed live via the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel Facebook. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Charles "JR" Knisley

Charles “JR” Knisley went to Heaven to be with the love of his life for 49 years Ruth Knisley on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at his home in Caney.

 

He was born on July 25, 1940 at Coffeyville the Charles Edward Knisley, Sr. and Florence Mildred (Mead) Knisley.

He worked for the City of Caney until he retired and worked for Coffeyville Monuments until he retired in 2020.

He is survived by his daughters Debbie Mitchell and husband Tim Mitchell of Independence, KS, Carol Miller of Ozark, AR, Sharon Stong and husband Rick Stong of South Coffeyville, OK, son Kenny Knisley and wife Pam Knisley of Sand Springs, OK. Sister Becky Tesh and husband Brent Tesh of Owasso, OK, Brother Jim Knisley and wife Sharon Knisley of Carterville, MO. 3 Step Sisters Debbie McDonald, Diania Evenson, Marie Sales, two step brothers Michael O’Connell, Pat O’Connell.  He had 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter, many nieces and nephews and friends.

 

He is proceeded in death by his wife Ruth Knisley, Mother Florance Knisley, Father Charles Knisley Sr., Step Mother Pauline Knisley, 1 brother Gary Knisley, 3 sisters Novela (Bobbi) Williams, Darlene Riley, Eulene Jackson, Father and Mother In-law William “Bill” and Silver Knight, Brother In-Law Kenny Knight, Brother In-Law Bill Knight, Brother-In-law, Lester Smith, Sister-in-law Anna Mae Peel Sister-In Law Clara Smith.

 

There will be a Memorial Service at a later date.

 

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 Michael "Mike" Dale

James Michael “Mike” Dale age 74 of Coffeyville passed away on August 16, 2021 at his home. 

 

Mike was born on October 13, 1946 in Joplin, MO to William and Irene (Epperson) Dale. He was raised in Scammon and attended and graduated from South East High School. He continued his education at Pittsburg State University where he studied drafting. After college, he began working for Union Pacific Railroad which would turn into a 37-year profession retiring in 2008. Mike was united in marriage to the love of his life Barbara Davis on October 26, 1979. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, trains, and watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Royals. He was a truly dedicated employee that only knew hard work. In his down time, he loved cutting up, he was always goofing around with his children and grandchildren. He loved anytime he could spend with his wife and family. 

 

Mike’s memories will live on with his children, Billy Dale and his wife Cindy, James Dale Jr and his wife Jessica, Jenger Byler and her husband Tracy, Kenda Gilman and her husband Steve, his brother Larry Dale and his wife Janet, his sisters; Diane Dale and Anita Smith, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 

 

He now rests with his parents, his wife Barbara, and son Chris Dale. 

 

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. A book signing will be held on Wednesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Lynn Stuart Singer

Lynn Stuart Singer 70 of Coffeyville passed away Saturday, August 14 at his home in Coffeyville, KS.

 

Lynn was born February 18, 1951 in El Dorado, KS to Clifford L. and Marie A (Shannon) Singer both deceased. He lived in Kansas during his life time. He was active in tennis, played the trumpet throughout school and went to state in tennis with attending Augusta High School in Augusta. Lynn graduated from Emporia State University, formerly KSTC with a BA in Psychology. He was employed by Vinita Hospital. After graduation he married Ellen Protheroe and they had one daughter, Stephanie D. (Singer) Root of Tahlaquah, Oklahoma. The couple later divorced. Lynn worked for GRDA then Cable TV in Coffeyville then Aptus in Coffeyville. He later met his loving wife Judy A (Perser) Singer of Coffeyville in 1997. They were married for 23 ½ years and she remains at their residence. Lynn always looked forward to pheasant hunting with his good friends every year in South Dakota. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He had on special dog, a cocker spaniel named Andy who he loved dearly.

 

Those who are left to honor his memory are his wife, Judy, daughter Stephanie Rood, grandsons Dalton and Aiden Root, niece Emily Duffey, daughter of his brother Larry Singer deceased, and a special and loving cousin Becky Switzer.

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel masks and social distancing will be required. Due to Covid-19 there will be a memorial service held via Zoom, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2:00pm that link can be shared by calling Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 620-251-3100. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

James Clinton Taylor, Sr.

James Clinton Taylor, Sr. passed from this world August 9, 2021. He died at his home in Coffeyville, with his wife Mary Ellen at his side

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Jim was born on December 26, 1934 to James O. and E. Lucille Taylor in Wichita, Kansas. In 1945, he moved with his parents and sister Mary to Coffeyville where his father founded Taylor Bag Co. Jim graduated from Field Kindley High School and attended Oklahoma University.

Jim married Barbara Joyce Estes in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together having three children, James, Elizabeth, and Greg. Later they divorced.

 

Jim married Mary Ellen Barker of Sibley, Missouri in 1965. She had a son, Robert, who became a member of the family. Together, having a daughter, Mary Kai.

 

Jim was an industrial liquidator and owned businesses in Coffeyville & Wichita, KS; Monroe, LA; Houston, TX and Tulsa, OK. In 1998, he returned to Coffeyville to be near family.

 

Jimmy enjoyed dogs, raising five Labrador Retrievers in his lifetime. All were cleverly named Colonel Dog. Jim also had a passion for the circus. For six years, he volunteered at the Great Circus Parade, an old-time circus that traveled by train from Baraboo to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Jim attended the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville, and was a member of Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M. in Coffeyville  and Mirza Temple Shriners in Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

He is survived by his wife, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; Mary Ellen Taylor (wife, of the home), Robert Taylor of South Coffeyville, James “Jim” C. Taylor, Jr. of Tulsa, Elizabeth Taylor of Topeka, Greg Taylor of Canton, TX and Mary Kai (Eric) Brandenburg of Liberty, Missouri (children); Mary Virginia Taylor (sister) of Coffeyville and her son Michael Owen Taylor of Lawrence.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Owen and Evelyn Lucille Taylor.

 

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Daniel Knight of the Bible Baptist Church officiating.  Masonic Rites will be conducted by Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Sunday, July 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

 

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

Cheryl L. France

Cheryl L. France, 75, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Wichita.

 

She was born on October 23, 1945 in Coffeyville to Ernest and June France. Cheryl grew up in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.

Cheryl lived in Wann, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas. She operated a cleaning business for 50 years.

 

Survivors include two sons, Ernie L. Kuehn of Wann, Oklahoma, and Andrew Kuehn of Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and June France; her husband, John Lee of Wichita; and her oldest son’s wife, Helen Frankie Kuehn.

 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.

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

 

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

 

Shirley Brown

In 1970 Don and Shirley purchased a Lumber Yard in Coffeyville, in 1973 they branched out and started Brown Construction building homes the area. In 1976 they began Shelter Service and Subpply insulating homes and businesses in Coffeyville and the surrounding area. After a fire claimed the lumber yard in the late 1970’s they sold their business but remained active buying and selling factory overruns. In 1985 they started Sports Image a screen printing business which they operated until retiring in 1999. After a busy life Don and Shirley retired to their log home southeast of Coffeyville.

 

Shirley was a member of Tyro Christian Church, and a former longtime member of Weight Watchers. She enjoyed reading, bookkeeping, quilting, crocheting, and knitting. Shirley was a excellent cook and baker and loved spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Don of the home; her children, Narayana (Richard) Brown, and Deborah Brown Toye; grandchildren, Jesse Ashe, Melissa Kucyk, Treton Gomaz, and Hanuman Michael Brown-Eagle; great-grandchildren, Lillian Ashe, Fallon Kucyk, Maddox Kucyk and Leland Kucyk; and her brother, Kenneth Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Arlene Brakhage.

 

Services celebrating Shirley’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas with David Bycroft officiating. Burial will follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to Tyro Christian Church; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

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

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

John Patchett

John Patchett, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, August 9th, 2021 at his home in Splendora, Tx. 

 

John was born on February 20th, 1969 in Coffeyville, Ks to Virgil Patchett and Rita Gillman. As a child, he attended the Coffeyville, Ks schools where he graduated from Finley High School.  

 

John was united in marriage to Teresa Freeman in 1990, of that union four daughters and one son were born. The couple resided in Neodesha, Ks and divorced in 2012. John also had a son with Melissa Myers. For the past 4 years, he was engaged to Ana Ramirez. From 1989 to 1991 he was in the Army and served in Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged in 1991.  He worked for A.X.&P oil, A-Lert, and other construction companies, as he traveled as a contractor. In 2020, he started his own construction business with his fiancé, Ana Ramirez, in Splendora, Tx.

 

John was a man who loved life.  He didn’t know a stranger and always saw the good in people.  The type to always lend a hand and help out, but also would speak his mind and tell it like it is.  He enjoyed going to the beach to look for shells or just enjoy a nice walk. He loved to make jokes and put a smile on people's faces. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and making memories.  

 

Survivors include his fiance, Ana Ramirez of the home; Step-father, Tom Gillman; Daughters, Kayla Patchett of Edmund, Oklahoma, Tabbitha Worth and husband Ross Worth of Cameron, Missouri, Rebecca Raymond and husband Tyler Raymond of Neodesha, Ks and Ashley Patchett of Cameron, Missouri; son, Austin Myers of Independence, Ks; grandchildren, Emma Grice, Ellie Grice, Jolene Ritzmann, Charlotte Raymond, Madelyn Raymond, Matthew Wilson, and Alex Budds.

 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Rita Gillman; father, Virgil Patchett; Sisters Mary and Alicia Gillman; brother, Michael Patchett; son, Mark Patchett, and his grandparents.

 

Following John's wishes cremation has taken place. 

 

The family will be holding a Memorial Service on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at 4:00 pm at the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to David W. Barnes Funeral Home to help defray the cost of funeral expense for the family; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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

Jack P. Sitsler

Jack P. Sitsler, age 65, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville. 

 

Jack was born on November 14, 1955 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Andrew Sitsler, Sr. and Wilda (Stephens) Sitsler.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended school and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Jack drove a truck for sanitation companies. 

 

On December 6, 1991 he was united in marriage to Patricia Jo Buster. The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  She preceded him in death on August 18, 2015. 

 

Jack is survived by his step daughters, Amanda Eveleigh and husband, Ed of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Molly Conley of Coffeyville, Kansas; several step grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Sr. and Wilda Sitsler; wife, Patty Sitsler; sisters, Dolly Knisley and husband, Sonny, Ellen Lewis and husband, Charles, Shirley Perkins, and Janie Sitsler; brothers, A.J. Sitsler and wife, Jean, and Jimmy Sitsler. 

 

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

 

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

Mary Louise Wennihan Carter

Mary Louise Wennihan Carter has gone to her place of rest on August 6, 2021. She will be lovingly missed by her children, Linda Carter (Graham Barnes) of Topeka, Joan Tongier (Tom) of Altamont, and Larry Carter of Lawrence; her grandchildren Deon Smith (Mindy) of Claremore, OK; Denae Golden (Mark) of Omaha, NE; and Asha Park-Carter of Boston, MA; her great-grandchildren Corbin Smith of Stillwater, OK and Chloe Smith of Claremore, OK; her sister Gertrude Boulanger of Bartlesville, OK; many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews, and the loving staff at Windsor Place.

 

 

 

Mary was born on February 20, 1922 and raised on the 3rd generation family farm of her parents, Owen and Stella Wennihan, just north of Havana, Kansas. As the oldest of four sisters, she was surrounded by loving relatives, including her dad’s mother, after whom she was named, and her mother’s many relatives who lived around that area.

 

 

 

Mary received an excellent early education in one-room Round Mound School, placing in the top three 8th grade students in Montgomery County before continuing her education at Havana High School. Upon graduating from there as a gifted student at age 16, she had the opportunity to further her education at (now) Coffeyville Community College, where she graduated at age 18. She taught for the next three years in a one-room schoolhouse called Sunnyside School west of Independence. The schoolhouse has since been moved to the Little House on the Prairie site near Independence, where she is commemorated on a plaque honoring the school’s teachers.

 

 

 

While a student at CCC, she attended worship services at the First Christian Church where she met Harold Carter. They were married a year later on Dec 27, 1941 and celebrated 59 years of marriage until his death in 2001. Harold enlisted in the war effort soon afterwards and spent nearly four years overseas, the last year during which Mary moved to Coffeyville where she lived with her in-laws, Orvil and Mabel Carter, and worked at the JC Penney store downtown.

 

 

 

With the end of the war, Mary settled into life as homemaker in Coffeyville, raising children Linda, Joan, and Larry. She was also in life-long service at the First Christian Church where for many years she and Harold were in charge of the little ones during Sunday school or church services. In later years she also served as Deacon, Elder, Worship Leader, and Chair of the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

Mary will be remembered for her loving service toward others. As relatives became sick or neared death, Mary was the one most likely called upon to give aid and comfort. From when she was a 12-year-old child caring for her grandmother after her stroke, to 55 years later when Harold began to experience a loss of abilities, Mary was there to offer gentle support and dedicated assistance. When Harold’s abilities deteriorated to a point where it was necessary for him to live in Windsor Place, Mary pledged to visit him every single day, a promise she fulfilled over the a long six year period.

 

 

 

After Harold entered the nursing home, Mary was determined to live the rest of her life independently in the family home, which she managed to do until just before her 98th birthday. This presented many daily challenges, which she overcame with her typical Wennihan determination and grit. She was always her best critic, so some might overlook the many challenges she overcame in adjusting to maintaining a household on her own. She also had the self-awareness and courage to make her own decisions for when she no longer felt capable of completing necessary tasks - when to stop operating the riding lawn mower, when to stop driving the car, when to hire morning and evening assistance from helpers, and ultimately, when it was time to move to the nursing home. Thank you to the staff at Windsor Place for the loving, tender care you provided these last 18 months.

 

 

 

Mary has joined her husband Harold, granddaughter Danielle Tongier, sisters Viola Wheatley and Belle Wiley, parents Stella and Owen Wennihan, and a host of friends and relatives who have gone before. Hers was a life well lived in loving service and Christian devotion, and she lives on in the memory of those who were blessed to know her and love her.

 

 

 

Visitation will be held 9am-5pm on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337. Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband in Private Graveside Services in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made payable to Meals on Wheels and left in care of the chapel, or to another organization of your choice.  To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Jerry Don Gaston

Jerry Don Gaston age 61 of rural Coffeyville passed away on August 2, 2021 at Saint Francis in Tulsa, OK.

 

 

Jerry was born December 21, 1959 in Enid, OK to Don and Leola (Baldwin) Gaston. As a member of a military family, Jerry called many places home. He was a graduate of Caney Valley High School and Tulsa Welding School. He worked many different places as a welder. He also worked for Dixon Industries and was most recently a pumper for RedBud Oil and Gas Jerry met Beverly Humphrey almost like she fell out of the sky. The couple knew they were perfect for each other and made their commitment official on July 24, 1982. They were blessed with two sons and a daughter. Jerry enjoyed spending his time with whatever activity his family was doing. He liked fishing, his dogs, working his cattle, Nebraska football, and traveling when he could actually get away. Jerry will be remembered for his orneriness, his love of teasing and giving people a hard time, how boisterous he was, and his contagious, raspy laugh. Above all, his family was the center and highlight of his life. He made sure to never miss a Friday date night with Beverly or Sunday family dinner.

 

Jerry’s legacy will live on with his wife, Beverly, son Jeremy Gaston and wife Amber, son Justin Gaston and wife Megan, daughter Brooke McClure and husband Clint, and eight grandchildren, Jacen Gaston, Jevin Gaston, Marlee McClure, Lincoln Gaston, Jett Gaston, Noah McClure, Colton Gaston, and Oliva McClure.

 

He now rests with his parents, brother Terry Gaston, and sister Beverly Freeman.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Tyro Christian Church at 3:00pm. Burial will immediately follow at Fawn Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Memorials are suggested to the family to offset final costs. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Connie Jean Cox

Connie Jean Cox, 73, passed from this world to the next on Monday, August 2, at Windsor Place. She was born on September 5, 1947, to Ruth Lorene (Crittenden) Elliott and Ralph Edgar (George) Elliott in Coffeyville, Kansas. She was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Wolf Clan.

 

Connie lived in Coffeyville her entire life, graduating from FKHS in 1965 where she participated in student council and Tornado Tillies. In 1967 she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Coffeyville Junior College and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the CJC cheer squad. While at PSU, she was selected as one of the education students to speak to future teaching classes. After graduating from Pittsburg State University in 1969 with a BS in Education, Connie became an elementary teacher, first at Lowell and then at Edgewood. She and her mother both obtained their Masters in Primary Education degrees at the same time in 1979 from PSU.

 

A teaching career was one she thoroughly enjoyed for a total of 34 years, finally retiring in 2003.

 

Connie married Douglas McArthur Miller in 1983 but later divorced. In 1990 she married Michael Cox and was later divorced.

 

Much of Connie's retirement was taken up with caring for her mother until July 2017. She and her mother were often seen in Coffeyville and Bartlesville on shopping expeditions. Favorite hobbies included cooking and reading. She always enjoyed visiting with former students and friends around town.

 

Connie was baptized in the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the local Salvation Army Community Service Volunteers, CRMC Auxiliary, Phi Theta Kappa Alumni, Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel, and the National Education Association.

 

Connie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lee and Gertrude Crittenden, of Wann, OK; her parents, George and Lorene Elliott, of Coffeyville; and her first husband, Douglas Miller.

 

Surviving to honor her memory is her sister, Carolyn Sue Staudt (Joe) of Coffeyville; a niece, Kimberly Sue Ree Gonzalez (Mateo) of Flower Mound, TX; a niece, Holly Joelle Hee Staudt of Pittsburg, KS; a great-niece, Audrey Elizabeth Gonzalez; a cousin, Frances Felts of Liberty, KS; and cousins Nolen, Rick, and Suzanne Smith of Bartlesville, OK.

 

Arrangements are made by Ford, Wulf, Bruns Chapel. The memorial book may be signed at the funeral home from 9-5 on Thursday, August 5. A private graveside service will take place on Friday, August 6, at Restlawn Garden of Peace Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Coffeyville Fire Department, the First United Methodist Church, Harry Hynes Hospice, or the Coffeyville Friends of Animals. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschaspel.com

 

Betty Seetin

On March 4, 1928 a baby girl was born at home on a rented farm in rural Lyndon, Kansas and she died 93-years later on July 31, 2021 in her own home in Tulsa, OK.  Betty Lenore Schrader was the oldest of three children born to Claude and Halcie Schrader.  Betty married Howard Seetin on November 20, 1949 and they had a very happy 44 years until Howard’s untimely death in 1994.  Together they had three children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Betty is survived by one sister, Alice Roberson.  She also leaves behind daughters Dian (Tom) Bright and Janice (Tom) Leonard and son Galand (Kathy) Seetin; granddaughters Juliana Bright, Lindy (Adam) Musial-Bright, Briana Brzezinski, Kristi (Chance) Uhrich, and Cooper Hornback; and great-grandchildren Tylin, Kyson and Atley Brzezinski, Zoe and Orion Uhrich, and Nora Musial-Bright.  She also is survived by Howard’s brothers David Seetin, Roy (Mary Jo) Seetin, and sister-in-law Hazel Seetin.  Betty will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews including one special niece, Reverend Patricia Warden, who will be leading the graveside service.

 

As seen in the rear-view mirror, several themes are apparent in Betty’s life: family; a sunny disposition; living within her means; and art.

 

Betty loved making friends and being part of a community. Over the years, she was a leader and member of Girl Scouts, Jaycee Jayne’s, bridge, dance, garden clubs; PTA, Coffeyville State Fair, and a poll worker. She grew up Methodist and lived her faith, confident that she experienced Jesus take her hand on the stairway of her home at age five and he remained with her throughout her life.

 

Family was her foundation and focus. She steadfastly supported and showed up. She especially adored being part of the Seetin clan. After graduating high school, Betty moved in with a group of girls in Topeka and worked as a bookkeeper. As fate would have it, one was Reba Seetin, the only girl in a family of 11 children. Reba was a matchmaker at heart and she had 10 brothers to marry off. She introduced Howard to Betty and we are… to quote Paul Harvey … the rest of the story.

 

Once a month we made the weekend journey to Perry to see the Seetins or to Olivet for Schraders.  At the Seetins, Howard hung out with his brothers, Mom with the wives.  With 29 cousins, we were in the barn, grain car, tire swing or climbing on the rusted combine. At the Schraders, we had fewer cousins but freedom to play in the hayloft, dig worms, fish, play in the shack or fruit cellar. Grandma Schrader met us at the door with a comb and a deck of cards. Call for your partner pitch was a family affair.

 

As adults, Betty followed the example set by her mother and remained involved. She aided her daughters as they became mothers – in London or Bartlesville – guiding when asked. She shared her time and skills sewing, crafting and attending their events.

 

As a Depression-era baby, Betty’s farm family had to make the best with what they had. Her mother had anxiety issues and at age 7 or 8, her mother had what was termed a “nervous breakdown.” Betty had to step into the role of homemaker and caregiver for herself, brother and sister. Rather than considering her start poor or pitiful, she responded with a sunny disposition. It would all be OK. No need to look around and worry. No looking back with regret. Face forward, push forward.  It was a philosophy that guided her life.  Every day she opened the window shades and proclaimed “Good morning! We are going to have a wonderful day.”  It was infectious. Her daughters and now granddaughters do the same.

 

Betty and Howard chose to have Betty be a stay-at-home mother. That meant strict budgeting to live within their means. Betty made it happen with skill and style. This is where living within her means merged with her creativity, tenacity and craftiness.  She sewed clothes, bought auction furniture and reupholstered it, painted walls and woodwork, and tailored drapes. She sewed Barbie clothes and sold them. She sewed her daughters’ wedding dresses. She crocheted an Afghan for every niece and nephew. She took up canvas painting, throwing pottery and creating crafts to sell at area craft fairs.

 

The children named themselves the “scratch and dent family.” Howard’s job managing the Capitol Truck Lines terminal meant damaged freight was available for employees to buy at deep discount. Betty saw no problem with a dent in the refrigerator door, cases of instant potatoes that stunk when cooked, or having every decorative item in the house be a glued/retouched item from local stores such as Gibson’s.

 

On a budget, restaurant dining only included early morning pancakes at a café on the way to Perry or Olivet. Betty more than made up with balanced meals, homemade cookies and desserts with a side of ice cream from the surplus store. She carefully cut away the freezer burn or sticky melt to get to the part of the ice cream that was still delicious. If she and dad could grow it, pick it, pop it, crack it, clean it, can it or cook it, we ate it.

 

There were advantages to Betty being a stay-at-home mother. Her children had the time and safety to play with neighbor kids, using imagination, physical activity, cooperating and fighting to work out relationships. Ask them and they’d tell you that they were raised by Ozzie and Harriet.

 

Betty tired of clubbing and took a part-time job at Walmart at age 64 to keep her mind alert, herself active and earn a lifetime Walmart discount card. Betty’s life pivoted when Howard’s health began to fail. She dedicated her energy and optimism on his recovery. It was not to be and Howard passed in 1994. With resolve to push forward, on the drive from the hospital the night Howard died, Betty told Janice, “I guess I am a widow now. I will figure out what is next.”

 

At age 65, Betty took less than a year to collect her possessions, sell the Coffeyville house and move to Tulsa to be closer to her children, continuing to work at Walmart until she retired at age 79.  She had three houses while she was in Tulsa, continually making improvements and enjoying the ability to decorate each home. Even if that meant pouring concrete into molds and building sidewalks or completely gutting a landscape to start over. She joined Asbury UMC and treasured the friends she made and her Hats Ministry work.

 

A fall resulting in a broken hip at age 84 led Dian to leave teaching in Texas to return to Tulsa to care for Betty for her recuperation.  Betty’s desire to remain in her home led Dian and Tom to a decision to share a roof – and their lives – in Tulsa.

 

Dian lived up to granting Betty her wish. And not surprisingly, Dian made it happen with determination to honor family, keep a sunny disposition, live within her means, anduse their time together to create art; Dian, beading; and Betty, creating greeting cards. 

 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ford-Wulf-Bruns in Coffeyville, Kansas. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 10 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Tulsa, OK.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville, KS at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Mary Ann Hannah

Mary Ann Hannah, age 62, of Neodesha, Kansas passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

 

Mary was born on June 28, 1959 in China Spring, Texas to Fred and B. June (Schroeder) Bell.  She grew up around Houston and Huntsville in Texas.  She later earned her high school diploma and completed some college courses. 

 

Around 1977 Mary moved to southeast Kansas to be closer to her grandmother, Margaret Marriott.  Mary was united in marriage to W.F. "Bill" Hannah.  Of that union two children were born, Billy Hannah, Jr. and Amanda Hannah.  The couple later divorced.  Mary later met her companion of 12 years, Richard Scott.  The couple separated but remained close friends ever since.  Later on she met her longtime companion, Paul Hinkle.  The couple spent around 20 years together until he passed away on November 24, 2013.  

 

Mary enjoyed going to the Rendezvous in Chanute, Kansas when she was younger along with camping and fishing.  She enjoyed watching her soap operas and game shows.  Mary collected all things Elvis Presley.  She  loved animals and had a special long hair chihuahua named Axel.  Most of all Mary loved the time she spent surrounded by her family; especially her grandchildren. 

 

Surviving to honor her memory are her mother, June Statham of Romayor, Texas; children, William "Billy"   Hannah, Jr. and wife, Bobbi of Coffeyville, Kansas; Amanda Hannah and fiance', Adam Bowey of Neodesha, Kansas; grandchildren, Emily Hannah of Kountze, Texas, Nicholas Hannah of Coffeyville, Kansas, Alexus McKinnis of Cherryvale, Kansas, Alyssa Swartz of Neodesha, Kansas, Brittany Bowey of Neodesha, Kansas; sisters, Melinda Martinez of Romayor, Texas, Patricia Kay Guidry of Silsbee, Texas, Sheila Sanders and husband, Marshall of Huntsville, Texas, Penny Hernandez and husband, Jose of Huntsville, Texas; brothers, Buddy Bell and wife, Tracey of Mineral Wells, Texas, Alvin Bell and wife, Kim of Romayor, Texas, Mark Bell of Romayor, Texas; many nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.  Mary was preceded in death by her father, Fred Bell; sister, Becky "Diane" Lesak and longtime companion, Paul Hinkle. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Agape' Fellowship Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Kevin O'Connor will officiate.  Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery north of Coffeyville. 

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021 at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 1pm until 8pm.  The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6pm-8pm Friday evening. 

 

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

 

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

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