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Obituaries Archives for 2021-10

Connie L. Gilliland Smart

Connie L. Gilliland Smart age 86 was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 20, 2021. Cremation has taken place under the care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns, and a family celebration of life will be held on a later date. The family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals, The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or donor’s choice and may be left with Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

Connie was born June 27, 1935, in Corbin City (Cherryvale), Kansas to James L. Gilliland and Mildred Gilliland (Tuttle). She attended and graduated from Cherryvale High School. On June 5, 1953, Connie married the love of her life, Charles Smart. He passed away in 2016 after 62 years of marriage. Shortly after marriage, Connie joined Charles in La Rochelle, France as he completed his U.S. military service. After short stints in Cherryvale, KS and Salem, MO, Connie, and family settled in Independence, KS. She retired from Tri-County Special Ed after 30 plus years of dedicated service. Connie was a member of First Christian Church, Independence, KS. and served as Board member, Board secretary and deacon.

 

 

 

Connie’s memory will be carried on by her two sons, David and wife Delia Smart of Olathe, Kansas and Andy and wife Alicia Smart of Coffeyville, Kansas, a sister Judy Byram and a brother Doug and wife Barbara Tuttle. She loved children and was blessed with six grandchildren, Shawn Smart Magee and husband Jeff, Adam and wife Shannon Smart, Tom and wife Missy Smart, Torey Smart DeWitt and husband Luke, Michael Smart and Cooper Smart. She also loved her eight great-grandchildren, Olivia, Bryce, Addie, Hudson, Carson, Jackson, Jonathan, and Jeremiah. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and sister Virginia Bryant.

 

 

 

She loved singing and listening to music, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. Crosswords, sudoku puzzles, playing cards and other brain teasers were favorite past-times.

Norma Jean Hader

Norma Jean Hader, age 74, of Derby, Kansas and long time resident of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Wichita, Kansas. 

 

Norma was born in The Dalles, Oregon to Norman and Hazel (Doyle) Woods on December 21, 1946. She went to high school in Fredonia, Kansas and graduated in 1964.

 

On September 10, 1966 she married the love of her life, Bill Hader in Fredonia, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their sons, Brad and Jeff.  In addition to caring for her family and kids, Norma worked as a bank teller with several banks in Coffeyville until her retirement. She also enjoyed being an active member of the Tyro Christian Church until moving to Derby, Kansas in 2019.  She loved lemon desserts and being surrounded by her family and friends. 

 

Norma is survived by her husband, Bill Hader of the home; her sons, Brad Hader and wife, Tammy of Derby, Kansas, Jeff Hader and wife, Lori of Haysville, Kansas; grandson, Zachary Hader; nieces, Jenny Puls, Barbara Cox, Patty Felts, and a nephew, Chad Barnhart.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Faulkner; her father, Norman Woods; brother, Eddie Woods and sister, Judy Barnhart.

 

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Tyro Christian Church. Evangelist David Bycroft will officiate.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. 

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville for family and friends to sign the guest register throughout the day. 

 

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

 

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

David W. Barnes Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

Ruby Lee Beeson-Medley

Ruby Lee Beeson-Medley at the of age 102 passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas with her family by her side.

Ruby was born on December 8, 1918, in Coffeyville, to William W. and Annie May (Joplin) Lowrance.  As a young girl, Ruby and her family moved to Lockesburg, Arkansas. She attended school there until the age of 14 when the family moved back to Coffeyville in 1932.  Ruby graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1937.

After high school she started working for the Kansas Employment Office until 1939, when she married a dashing young man, Martin V. Beeson on December 16, 1939.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville, and of that union two children were born, Linda and Bob.  Martin preceded her in death in 1982.

Ruby allowed herself to find love again and married Walter Medley on November 5, 1983, and they shared almost 15 years together before his passing in 1998.

Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Ruby's children reminisce about wonderful memories of their mother caring for them only as a mother can. About the days of her volunteering at school, church youth group and spending quality time with them.  Her grandchildren have priceless memories of Grandma making her famous Marbled Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing when they came to visit; or the Turkey Based Dressing she prepared for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.  They will never forget the beautiful "Old Fashioned Christmas" decorations that she had in her home; memories of those ornaments are more cherished than any newly adorned ornaments ever could.  Ruby was always very active well up into her late 90's, she attended sporting events, performances, college graduations, and wedding of her grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday always making each grandchild and great grandchild feel loved.

Ruby's legacy will continue with her children, Linda and her husband, Leland Fouts, Bob Beeson, and his wife Cathy; granddaughters, Jaime and, her husband David Kim, Mandy and, her husband Rob Neddo; great grandchildren, Cherish Wise, Shianne Fouts, Sierra Fouts, Savannah Fouts, twins Adalyn and Ethan Neddo and Aiden Kim.  In addition to her parents and husbands Ruby was preceded in death by her grandson, Police Lt. Robb Fouts and his wife Holly Fouts M.D., granddaughter, Stacy Taylor; and brother, Clarance Lowrance, Frank Lowrance, Walter Lowrance, half-sister, Rosie Slaton, and stepson, Judge Richard Medley.

Graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 1pm with Rev. Howard Bredesen and Pastor Pam Peck officiating.   The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Trinity United Methodist Church and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To share a memory or leave an online condolence visit

 

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Charles Thomas McCabe, Jr

Charles Thomas McCabe, Jr. 64, of Independence passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical omas McCabe, JrCenter.

He was born on April 12, 1957 at Coffeyville to Charles Thomas McCabe Sr. and Shirley Ann (Ratcliff) McCabe. Charles grew up and attended school in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Nowata, Oklahoma, Alluwe, Oklahoma and Chelsea, Oklahoma. He had made his home in Independence, Kansas the last 15 years.

Charles worked as a sacker at Marvin’s Grocery Store, the Food Bank and Down Home Restaurant, Crow’s Nest and the Men’s Home all in Independence.

He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Independence. Charles enjoyed riding bikes, helping others and going to rummage sales.

Survivors include two sisters, Tommie Phillippi and Betty Colgan both of Coffeyville; six nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Elmwood Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Following Charles’ wishes cremation has taken place.

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

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

Floyd Bowman

Floyd Bowman, age 96, passed away peacefully at his home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. 

 

Floyd was born on June 27, 1925 along with his twin brother, Lloyd in Coffeyville, Kansas to William and Florence Mary Bell (Salley) Bowman.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended school.  At age 18 he went to work for the refinery in Coffeyville. Floyd worked there for 44 years as an operator on the "cat cracker" unit.  The only time he wasn't working were the few years he spent proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force.  Upon receiving his honorable discharge he was able to return to the refinery where they had held his position until he could return. 

 

Floyd's hobbies included farming and raising his cattle, he loved nature and the outdoors and spent many days watching the wildlife and deer outside his home.  He also enjoyed fishing and boating.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

He is survived by his sister Dora, of the home; sister Mrs. Doris (James) Lowrey; sister-in-law, Charlotte Bowman, 5 nieces, 1 nephew; 7 great nieces, 8 great nephews; 10 great-great nieces, 12 great-great nephews; 4 great-great-great nieces and 5 great-great-great nephews. 

 

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Bell Bowman; twin brother, Lloyd Bowman, brothers Arthur and his wife, Edna, Oscar and his wife, Buell Rae; and Billie Bowman; a sister, Jennie Bowman, three nieces and one nephew.

 

Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Washington cemetery in Lenapah, OK.  

 

Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to sign the guest register at David W. Barnes funeral home in Coffeyville, KS.  The family will greet friends Monday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society and can be left at the funeral home or mailed in c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

Vicky Diane Ashmore

Our beloved, Vicky Diane Ashmore, was born January 16, 1959, in Indio, California. She passed peacefully on October 16, 2021, in Coffeyville, Kansas. Vicky is the third child of seven children born to Bobby and Mary Oldham.

 

Vicky started school at Hinkley Community School in Hinkley, California until the family relocated to Lompoc, California, where she further attended elementary, Jr. and Sr. High schools. She spent over 40 years working in food service and was fantastic at her job and loved it very much.

 

Vicky is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Ashmore; son, Timothy Ashmore and infant daughter, Sarah Johnson; brother, Kelly Oldham and her parents, Bobby and Mary.

 

Vicky enjoyed music and dancing. Football, baseball, and basketball were commonplace at her table. In fact, her table was always full of family and friends around it as her fun-loving and carefree personality drew family and friends to her.

 

Vicky is survived by her daughter, Brandy (Johnson) Gibson and fiancé Che Bhagwandin of Plano Texas; grandsons, Trae Gibson of Plano, Texas, Desi Gibson and wife, Tiara of Denver, Colorado, Jaeci Gibson of Plano, Texas; granddaughters, Alannah Reid of Plano, Texas, Regina and Jasmine Ashmore of Little Rock, Arkansas; great granddaughters, Paisley and Paige Bennett of Little Rock, Arkansas, son, Reggie Ashmore also of Little Rock, Arkansas as well as daughter, Catrece Davis.

 

Vicky is also survived by four sisters, Deborah Gaither and husband, Gary Gaither of Texas, Tracy Jackson of Garnett, Kansas, Pamela Bouknight of Coffeyville, Kansas and Rhonda Sutherland and husband, Johnny Sutherland also of Coffeyville, Kansas; one brother, Robert Oldham and wife, Olivia of Springfield, Missouri; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews throughout the USA and a surviving aunt, Margaret Oldham of Texas.

 

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

 

Graveside Memorial Services will be held by the family on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. Pastor Judy Mustain will officiate.  A Celebration of Life gathering is to follow for family and friends.

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; 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

 

Wilma Louise Smith

Wilma Louise Smith age 88 of Pittsburg passed away on October 17, 2021 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS. 

Louise was born April 19, 1933 in Tulsa, OK to James Fredrick and Minnie Bell (Pearson) Stimson. Louise was raised in Tulsa and attended local schools graduating from Tulsa Central with the class of 1952. After graduation she found employment with some of the downtown Tulsa department stores including S. H. Kress and Brown-Duncan. She rode the streetcar on the Sand Springs Line to downtown. Louise was attending the Bible Temple church in Tulsa when the pastor introduced her to his brother Ernest Smith, and the couple started courting each other and was united in marriage on May 10, 1959. To this union they were blessed with four sons. Louise found her life’s passion with raising and caring for her family’s needs. She loved baking and always had cookies or cake ready for the boys when they got home from school. She was a very talented musician, she played the piano, organ, accordion and sang. She enjoyed sewing and baking, and was devoted to praying and reading her Bible. Louise was a private person; she never wanted to be in the spotlight. She was very organized in the way she kept track of things she stored away for safekeeping for the family.  

 

Louise’s memories will live on with her sons; Dale Smith and wife Susan of Tulsa, OK, Floyd Smith and wife Debbie of Coffeyville, KS, and Neal Smith of Pittsburg, KS, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. 

She now rests with her parents, her husband Ernest, her son Marvin Smith, brothers; Nolen, James, Billy, Marien, Orvil (Sonny), and Danny, sisters; Elsie and Clara Lou. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, burial will immediately follow at Robbins Cemetery. A book singing will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 9:00am to 8:00pm with the family greeting friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chapel. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com 

 

 

Robert "Bobby" Ray Miller

Robert “Bobby” Ray Miller, 67, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.

He was born on February 12, 1954 to Tommy R. and Margaret Ann (Perkins) Miller. Bobby grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

Bobby was employed at Morrow Foundry for many years. he enjoyed riding his bike and visiting with friends and family.

Survivors include his siblings, Debbie Rex, Sandy Wilson, Patty Ward, Thomas Denson, Paula Kelsey, Denise O’Connor, Alisa Bush, Robert Cunningham and Ed Cunningham; 25 nieces and nephews, and 19 great-nieces and great nephews.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Deloris Miller and five brothers.

The family is having a Memorial Service celebrating Bobby’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Agape’ Fellowship Church, 501 East 9th St., Coffeyville, KS with Bobby’s nephew Pastor Kevin O’Connor officiating.

Following Bobby’s wishes cremation has taken place.

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 Eugene "Gene" McClure

John Eugene “Gene” McClure age 69 of rural Havana, formerly of Caney, passed away on October 12, 2021 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.

 

Gene was born on February 16, 1952 in Twin Falls, Idaho to James Leon and Mary Jane (Ross) McClure. The family made their home in Caney where he attended school until his junior year. He graduated from Mulvane High School in 1971. He worked for both Coleman and Boeing in Wichita before moving back to Caney where he worked for the family’s business Heymann Iron and Metal. Gene then went to work for Funk Manufacturing for a number of years before returning to Heymann’s. He then took over ownership when his father retired and now has passed the reins to his children as third generation owners of the second oldest operating business in Coffeyville.

 

Gene met the love of his life Patricia Nichols and the couple was united in marriage April 10th, 1976. To this union the couple welcomed two daughters and a son. Gene was an avid outdoorsman; he loved hunting, fishing, racing motorcycles and boats, attending rodeos, 4-H events, and gun trading. Gene loved spending his time with his children and grandchildren and really took an interest in supporting youth activities. He was quick to offer breakfast to anyone who might be visiting and he would cook up a whole mess of food to make sure no one left hungry. He was great with numbers, but rarely remembered a name. Gene was famous for saying things like, “you know whadayacallem, who did the deal with the whatchamacallit” and left you to figure out who he’s talking about, what they did and what the whatchamacallit was. He was a great man and an even better story teller. 

 

Gene’s stories will live on with his wife Patricia, children; Shantayle McClure Clark and her husband Kevin, Bridget McClure Miller and her husband Jonathan, Travis McClure and his wife Cortney, sister Judy Ross, grandchildren; Zarak Clark, Ashten Graham and her husband Taylor, Jacob Miller, Bailey Miller, Stanley Kowalczyk, Natalie Miller, Maclin McClure, and Deaton McClure, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends that have become family. 

 

He now rests with his parents and brother, Terry McClure.

 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1:00pm at Grace Fellowship Church. Visitation will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the 4-H Livestock Premium Sale 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

 

Kate Logan Rexwinkle

Kate Logan Rexwinkle, age 38 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Northcare Hospice in Kansas City, Missouri. 

 

Kate was born on December 30, 1982 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Melvin and Sally (Beal) Rexwinkle.  The family lived in Coffeyville, Blackwell, Oklahoma and Bartlesville, Oklahoma where Kate attended school in all three locations. 

 

Kate loved music and family.  She was blessed with a child of her own, Eli Briggs that she adored.  Being a mom was her full time job.  Kate was loved by all that knew her and will be missed. 

 

Surviving to cherish her memory is her loving child, Eli Briggs of Lawrence, Kansas; fiancé, Christopher Davis; her father and step-mother, Melvin and Ann Rexwinkle; step-father, John Leonard all of Coffeyville, Kansas; siblings, Joe and Amanda Rexwinkle and their children Jake and Nora of Kansas City, Missouri, Mark and Connie Rudd of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Laurinda and Francis Hannah of Coffeyville, Kansas; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.  Kate was received into Heaven by her mother, Sally Leonard who preceded her in death on June 1, 2013 along with her paternal and maternal grandparents. 

 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville. 

 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held by the family at the Westside Christian Church with Pastor Kevin O’Connor officiating on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Center for Addiction and Treatment.  These may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home.

Reola Jean Mansfield

Reola Jean Mansfield, age 87, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 peacefully at her home. 

Reola was born on August 15, 1934 in Thayer, Kansas to Joseph and Buda Mae (Whisman) Burt.  She grew up in Thayer, Kansas where she earned her high school education. 

In 1952 she was united in marriage to A. Glenn Thornton.  Of that union five children were born.  The couple later divorced. 

In addition to taking care of her family and home, Reola also worked as a bookkeeper for many years.  On February 14, 1982 she married her loving husband, William "Bill" Mansfield in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville. 

Reola had a strong Christian faith.  She enjoyed many things, some of which were ceramics, gardening, flowers, making stained glass, quilting and making quilts for all of her kids and grandkids.  She was a fantastic homemaker and cook and loved spending time with her family.  She especially enjoyed attending all the events that the grandkids were involved in.  She loved being there to cheer them on and support them because to her, family was number one.  Reola was fun and sassy and full of life and love, one of her favorite sayings was "Cause I Can!" She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Bill Mansfield of the home; children, Alan Thornton and wife, Lisa of Wichita, Kansas, Terrie Welton and husband, Tim of rural Caney, Kansas, R. E. Thornton and wife, Patricia of rural Wann, Oklahoma, Rick Thornton and wife, Sheila of Dennis, Kansas, Jamie Thornton of Overland Park, Kansas; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-six great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives and friends.  Reola was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Buda Burt; two brothers and two sisters. 

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

Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Robbins Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.  Evangelist David Bycroft will be officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital; 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

Otis "Don" Donald Crook

Otis "Don" Donald Crook, age 79, of Nowata County, Oklahoma passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife, Linda by his side. 

 

Don was born on September 17, 1942 in Hannibal, Missouri to Otis Edward and Dora Jane (Sams) Crook.  He grew up in Missouri where he graduated high school.  He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and farmed and raised cattle. 

 

Following his wishes, 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 www.dwbfh.com

Jared P. Britt

Jared P. Britt, age 42, formerly of southeast Kansas was taken by his Savior on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in Osawatomie, Kansas.

Jared was born on January 21, 1979 at Silas B. Hayes Hospital in Fort Ord, California, the second son to William (Mike) Michael Britt, Sr. and Linda (Kebert) Britt.  He was more commonly referred to by family as “Bubba”.

The family lived in southeast Kansas where Jared grew up and attended school, graduating from Independence High School in 1997.  Throughout high school he was active in football.  He would often be found at the rec center shooting hoops and playing basketball or with a pole in his hand out fishing any chance he got. 

Jared is survived by his father, William “Mike” (Arlene) Britt, Sr. of Independence, Kansas; his mother, Linda Britt also of Independence, Kansas; two brothers, William “Will” (Trisha) Britt, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas  and Christopher “Chris” (Ashley) Britt of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; sister, Melissa Britt of Independence, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Tristan, Bianca, Gavin and Tatum; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended relatives, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Oscar A. Britt, Sr. and Francis Smith-Britt; and maternal grandmother, Doris J. Barragar-Martin.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Word of Faith Church in Coffeyville, Kansas at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Gary Close will officiate.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Coffeyville Rec Center; 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

Junior Lee Haynes

Junior Lee Haynes, age 82, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

He was born in Bremen, Alabama on November 19, 1939 to Jay Haynes and Verla Haynes, both deceased. Junior graduated from Westpoint High School in Westpoint, Alabama. On March 13, 1963, he married Judith Anne Pinnell. They had one son, Orval Jay Haynes.

Junior was an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International for over 50 years. He served as pastor of several churches throughout his life, as well as serving on various boards and committed for the United Pentecostal Church International.


 In 1969, he founded the First United Pentecostal Church in Coffeyville, Kansas, located at 3408 W 8th St. He also worked at the First National Bank of Coffeyville, Kansas. Throughout his life, he also pastored churches in Chanute, Kansas, Iola, Kansas, Wheeler, Alabama, Fall River, Massachusetts, Snyder, Texas, Pecos, Texas, and at the time of his retirement in 2012, he was the Pastor of the United Pentecostal Church in Memphis, Texas. Junior also served on executive boards for the United Pentecostal Church International in Kansas and Alabama. At the time of his retirement, the family moved to Hollister, Missouri, where he lived until his death.


Junior is survived by his wife, Judith Haynes; one son, Orval Haynes, and one brother, Wintford Haynes. He was a loving Husband, Father, Pastor, and Friend. He wanted to be remembered as a Preacher of Righteousness!


Junior will be buried at Robbins Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas and a memorial service will be held at Freedom Apostolic Church in Branson West, Missouri.

 

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

Judy Charlene Wilmoth

Judy Charlene Wilmoth age 61 of Tyro, KS passed away Wednesday, the 6th of October at home. She had recently moved to Overland Park, KS where she lived with her brother Jim and wife Rose.

 

Judy was born on September 17, 1960 in Coffeyville, KS to James and Charline Wilmoth and lived in a home built by her father where she lived independently the majority of her life.

 

Judy graduated from Caney Valley High School in 1979, following graduation she attended New Beginnings. She worked in the food service industry in the cafeteria in the Caney and Independence schools for many years. She later went to work at Windsor Place of Coffeyville, Kansas in 2004 where she was able to work in the cafeteria and care for her mother while she was there. She continued working at Windsor until the pandemic in 2020.

 

She was a member of Tyro Christian Church where she had many friends who she enjoyed seeing every Sunday. She knew no Stranger! She loved going on shopping adventures with her brother and her Aunt Jeananne. When Christmas time came around everyone looked forward to receiving their annual calendar from her.

 

Judy loved life and making people happy. She never had a bad day! Her favorite saying was, “I’m Happy Today”.

 

She also had a love for Chuck Norris, America and the Red/White and Blue.

 

In her last 4 months she lived in Overland Park, KS. She was so excited to move to the “BIG CITY”. She was surrounded by friends and family where she considered every day a party.

 

She is survived by her brother Jim Wilmoth and wife Rose of Overland Park, KS, sister in law Marsha Wilmoth of Tyro, KS, Nephews Brad and wife Valorie Wilmoth and family of St. Louis, MO, Scott Wilmoth and family of Wentzville, MO, Jason and wife Gennifer Davis and family of Blue Springs, MO, and nieces Megan and husband Craig Smail and family of Leawood, KS, Michele Jacobs, Sharon Weigand, and Leslie Littlepage.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents James Wilmoth, mother Charline Gross Wilmoth, brother Charles Wilmoth.

 

Memorial graveside services will be held on Saturday,  October 16, 2021 at 11:00am at Fawn Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers dentations can be made to Tatman Cancer Center 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

 

Ronald Barrett

Ronald Barrett, age 68, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Ron was born on January 5, 1953 in Fairfield, Illinois to Tommie and Glenna (Coleman) Barrett.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School and attended classes at South Western College in Winfield.  Ron was an incredibly talented athlete.  During high school while playing basketball, the team made it to compete at the state level on multiple occasions.  He was part of Field Kindley's first track team and earned the rank of team captain while running cross country and track.  His love of sports continued throughout all his life, he went on to play softball, golf, billiards, horseshoes and also intellectual games such as cribbage, board games, and crossword puzzles.  In addition to playing sports he also spent several years coaching youth basketball and little league baseball and for a few years the girls’ junior high basketball team.  Ron also enjoyed being a spectator of sports, he was always cheering for his KU basketball, his Pittsburgh Steelers football and his St. Louis Cardinals baseball. 

On November 6, 1979 he married the love of his life, Barbara England in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  Ron worked as a pipefitter and master plumber working on power plants throughout the years. He was a hard worker.  He always took care of the people around him and had good advice.  He was a great cook and his family referred to him as the professional popcorn popper.  Ron was generous with his time, spending several years on the Library Board and the VFW Men's Auxiliary. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Barrett of the home; grandchildren, Nichole and Nathan Barrett and their mother, Carlita Wilson; sister-in-law, Betty England; brothers-in-law, Fred and James England; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends. 

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie and Glenna Barrett; his son, Christopher Barrett; brother, Steven Barrett; brothers-in-law, Larry, Gary and Carl England. 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Coffeyville.  Deacon Charles Durland will officiate.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Coffeyville Public Library; 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

 

Larkin Richard (Dick) Adams

Larkin Richard (Dick) Adams, age 73, of Elk Falls, KS passed away on October 6, 2021 at Ignite Medical Resort Adams Parc in Bartlesville, OK. 

Dick was born on March 16, 1948 in Winfield, KS to Larkin Bernard and Bernice Josephine (Harrington) Adams. Dick was raised in Elk Falls his entire life, he attended grade school at St. Mary’s Catholic School and Elk Falls grade school; he then attended Howard High School and graduated from Moline High School with the class of 1966. He continued his education at Independence Community College and Kansas State University. Dick found employment with Sunnen Products Company of St. Louis, Missouri working his way up to the role of Regional Sales Manager, putting in over 20 years of service. During his time with Sunnen he used his weekends to start a first-generation farming and ranching operation. Dick also served for 25 years on the Elk County Rural Water Board and he served a stint as the Mayor of Elk Falls. 

Dick met the love of his life Linda Gayle Tredway in high school and they were united in marriage on August 10, 1984 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline, KS. The couple was blessed with two sons, Michael Brady and Morgan Bailey. Dick was an outdoorsman who enjoyed farming, raising cattle, making his rounds at the coffee shops, and he had a passion for family. He had a broad knowledge of almost every topic due to his travels and had a universal sense of humor, always joking and laughing. He certainly made the world a happier place to live. A cancer survivor, Dick had a newfound outlook on life and often considered each day an extra gift, most importantly, the last 25 years with his family. He loved being a father and could always be found with at least one of the boys if not both. 

Dick’s memories will live on with his wife Linda of the home, sons; Michael Brady Adams of Elk Falls, KS and Morgan Bailey Adams his fiancé of Jessica Gallagher; his siblings: Robert Adams and his wife Willie of Elk Falls, KS, Alice Brunetti of Modesto, CA, sister-in-law Sue Adams of Coffeyville, KS, nieces and nephews; Jackie Adams, John Adams, Julie Wolfer, Lauren Jones, Michael Brunetti, David Brunetti, Randee Weldon, and Katrina Stocker. 

He now rests with his parents, brother John Adams, brother-in-law Mario Brunetti, and friend Max Kammerlocher.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Spencer officiating. Inurnment will immediately follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Longton Free Fair Association, Moline Rodeo Association, and a fund to be set up for the Dick Adams Memorial Scholarship. 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 for the family, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Shirley Ann Pearson

Shirley Ann Pearson, age 75, of Coffeyville, Kansas was called Home to rest in the arms of  the Lord on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at NorthCare Hospice in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Shirley was born on April 7, 1946 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She grew up in Tulsa where she attended school and graduated high school.  She was united in marriage to William A. Pearson, of that union two of her three children were born, Sonny and Shirl.  Shirley moved to Coffeyville where she raised her three children.

She was a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Coffeyville.  Shirley enjoyed shopping, cooking and spending time with her family and grandchildren. 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, William "Sonny" Pearson and wife, Jory of Coffeyville, Shirl Marion and husband, Charles, Kasandra Nichols and fiancé, William Strickland all of Coffeyville, Kansas; MeChel-Le Pearsons, Tiahnya Anderson, Deja Pearson, Meigs Pearson, Jared, Tyler and Donte Penn, Torae and Mikayla Holbert; great grandchildren, Jacobe and Braxton Ripple, Xyler Beckett Harden along with a host of additional family and friends. 

Going Home Services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.  These may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

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

Shirley Dene Grilswold

Shirley Dene Grilswold age 94, of Coffeyville, Kansas died September 30, 2021, at her home with her daughter holding her hand.

 

Shirley was born on Marach 30, 1927 in Neodesha, Kansas to Dean V. and Elma Minne "Sarah" (Wilson) Nichols.  She graduated from Chanute High School.

 

On December 31, 1956, Shirley married the love of her life Isaac Ray Griswold.  Together they raised three children, Linda Gail Sheline (Norman), Tracy Dene Sandon (Mark) and Brian Ray Griswold (Ginny).  Shirley worked at Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator for 24 years.  She also worked at Gibson's for 20 years and Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel for 20 years.  She enjoyed collecting dolls and has over 200 dolls in her collection.  She loved to play cards and go camping.  She also liked to sew making lots of outfits for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved making memories, especially, during the holidays.  Shirley's favorite shows were Antique Road Show and Wheel of Fortune.  She enjoyed her Chihuahuas, Parakeets and Chops the cat.  She was a member of the Trinity Unted Methodist Church.

 

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Dean V.and Sarah Nichols; her sister, Dorothy Busby; her husband, Isaac Ray and her nephew, Steven Dean Muninger.

 

Survivors include 3 children Linda Gail Sheline (Norman), Tracy Dene Sandon (Mark) and Brian Ray Griswold (Ginny); 8 grandchildren, Lonnie Brinker, and Shawna (Brinker) Shorb (Joe) of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Katelyn (Sandon) Darling (Brandon) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Kayloni Sandon of Phoenix, Arizona, Eric Sandon (Calli) of Independence, Kansas, Brian Sandon (Michelle) of Nevada, Missouri, Jarrod Ray Griswold (Faith) of Joplin, Missouri, Ashley Griswold of Dubuke, Iowa; and ten great-grandchildren.

 

A Private Memorial service will be held at a later date. Shirley will be laid next to her husband Ray in Fairview Cemetery.  The family has requested memorial contributions to be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Shirley's memory.  Contributions may be left in care of the chapel.   To leave an online message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Ricky Floyd Cooley

Some people only dream of angels; we held one in our arms.

Ricky Floyd Cooley, beloved infant son of Cody Cooley and Rebekah Adel went to be with our Lord on Thursday September 30, 2021. Despite his short time on earth he was loved deeply and brought immense joy to everyone he touched.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Aryana, Tuff and Jeslyn Cooley; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Sandra Henry, Randy (Floyd) and Diane Yeubanks; maternal grandparents, Steve and Evonne Adel; many aunts, uncles and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Ricky was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother and his uncle and namesake Ricky Adel.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday October 6, 2021 at Dearing Christian Church 302 Independence Ave. Dearing, KS. Following the parents’ wishes, the burial will be held privately.  They wish to keep this between the two of them and ask that family and friends please respect this decision during this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.  

Joyce Sullivan

Joyce Sullivan age 76 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at St. John’s hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Joyce was born on June 6, 1945, in Chetopa, Kansas to Edward and Georgia Doherty Sr. Joyce had six siblings that she shared her childhood with running, playing, and enjoying each other’s company.   She completed her education graduating from high school before entering the work force.

 

Joyce was blessed with four wonderful children with her first husband they later divorced.  She was a mother who worked hard to make the best home possible for her children always putting them first and had the biggest heart.  She was the type of person that would give and give never expecting anything in return.  If she was financially, physically, or emotionally able to help someone she did it with no questions ask.

 

Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  At any given day you could find Joyce with a group of friends enjoying a meal at Eggbert’s and she would finish her evening watching the Home Shopping Network.  Joyce was quite sweet on her companion, Brad Henry, together they shared many interests and spending time together.

 

Joyce is survived by her daughters, Pamela Allison and her husband Wayne, Katherine Blankenship; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Sullivan; brother, Edward Doherty; sisters, Norma Swank, Mary Fricke and her husband Jim; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Andrew Sullivan and Roger Sullivan, brothers, Jerry and David Doherty and sister, Daisy Pease.

 

Funeral services will be held at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 1pm with burial following at Robbins Cemetery.  The family has requested memorial contributions to go to the family to help defray expenses. Contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Kathleen (Frankenberger) Owen

Kathleen (Frankenberger) Owen, 93, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2021, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville, Kansas with her daughters by her side.  Kathleen, also known as "K," Katie, Mom, Nana, "K," and Aunt "K" was born July 7th, 1928 in Atchinson, Kansas, along with her twin, Athlene "A" (Frankenberger) Crattie to Charles Hill and Myrtle Josepha (Shattuck) Frankenberger.  She was the last of eleven children.  In 1936 her father was transferred to Coffeyville with the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  She attended Holy Name School and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1946. 

She met Frank Joseph Owen in 1945, who had returned from serving in WWII.  They were engaged at Christmas and were married on June 17th, 1946 at Holy Name Catholic Church and made their home in Coffeyville for 23 years while raising their three daughters; Jo Lynn, Judy and Jane.  Mom was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, the Altar Society, PTA, and a Blue Bird and Brownie Leader. 

Mom and dad moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1969.  While in Tulsa, she was a care-giver, worked for an opinion polling company, Rathbone Gifts, and the downtown Renberg's Department store in menswear.  In April of 1980, the love of her life passed away unexpectedly while visiting in Coffeyville.  She continued to live in Tulsa and Claremore where she volunteered as an American Cancer Society "Reach-to-Recovery" volunteer as she was a twenty-eight-year survivor.  She moved back to Coffeyville in the 1990's to be near her daughters and grandchildren.  She worked for "Read's Ready-to-Wear" and "Rae's" until she retired. 

Mom was an avid bridge player and played in several bridge groups.  She loved to play board games and especially Yahtzee with her grandchildren.  She loved to read newspapers, especially the Tulsa World and discuss current events and stories with many friends and family.  She also read all the Jack Reacher novels and any other books she could get her hands on.  She followed the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Kansas City Royals very closely.  She also loved music, dancing with Frank, and loved roller skating.  She was one of the first to repurpose furniture and was quite the decorator.  She hosted many family reunions during her lifetime.  She loved being with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Those left to cherish her memory are: three daughters, all of Coffeyville, and their families, Jo (and Jim) Falkner, Judy (and Donnie deceased) Hanna, Jane (and Paul) Vesey.  Grandchildren; Dan Hamrick of Dewey, Oklahoma, Heidi (Hamrick) Cunningham of Wichita, Kansas, Brock Hanna of Coffeyville, Chad Hanna of Joplin, Missouri, Matt (and Misty) Vesey of Coffeyville, Will (and Jenny) Vesey of Gardner, and one step-grandson, Ryan Falkner of Plano, Texas.; Great-grandchildren Jessika, Dezirae, and Hailey Hamrick, Tanner Cunningham, Zack (and Samantha) Hanna, Dylan (and Felicia) Hanna, and Emalie Hanna, Tyler and Tucker Vesey, Adison, Baylor, Easton and Collins Vesey.  Eight great-great-grandchildren, thirty nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law Jack (and Cindy) Owen of Orlando, Florida. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank and brothers Earl, Paul, Melvin "Bus," Charles "Chuck," Bill and Bob (MIA during WWII); sisters Janece Bergener, Jeanne Seymour, Dolores Cass, and Athlene "A" Crattie; son-in-law Donald L. Hanna. 

 

A Rosary will be offered at Holy Name Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, followed immediately by Mass.  A private family interment at Calvary Cemetery will follow.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Friends can sign the register book on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

The family recommends memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Harry Hynes Hospice.  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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